We are always looking for volunteers to help out in MPC's ongoing support of Media Food Bank, located at 350 W. State Street in Media, PA. Help serve our community every Thursday of the month.
SUMMER ALL-CHURCH MISSION TRIP
For over 20 years, Media Presbyterian Church has conducted an All-Church Summer Mission Trip to rural areas in North Carolina and West Virginia. Partnering with Habitat for Humanity chapters and other local mission organizations, church members and friends participate in new home construction and rehabilitation projects for economically disadvantaged people in these communities. Because of our example, these trips have encouraged increased donations and activity at the local level, as well as mission trips by former MPC staff members and their churches. At the conclusion of each work day, everyone gathers for dinner and a time of fellowship and fun.
An evolving mission of the Presbytery of Philadelphia, Chester Eastside Ministries (CEM) shines a light in the heart of the City of Chester, PA. It provides food and clothing as well as after-school activities, a library and computer lab and programs for GED and other adult education. Media Presbyterian Church looks forward to renewing our long-time partnership with CEM.
CITYTEAM INTERNATIONAL (CHESTER)
Located in the heart of Chester, CityTeam is a non-profit Christian service agency that seeks to meet the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of hurting people throughout the Delaware Valley. Staff and volunteers reach out to those in need with a hot meal, a safe shelter, and decent clothing. They offer a residential recovery program for men who are on the road of destruction from drugs and alcohol. CityTeam also operates the Mother-Baby Program, a family ministry which provides food, diapers and clothing to families in need. Media Presbyterian Church has partnered with CityTeam in Chester in a variety of ways for many years.
FREDERICK DOUGLASS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Hundreds of children throughout the economically-distressed community of Chester have found a safe, nurturing environment to learn, to grow and to be challenged at Frederick Douglass Christian School (FDCS). Its curriculum stresses both the academic and spiritual development of students and meets all Pennsylvania state requirements. FDCS teaches the Bible at all grade levels, and biblical truth is integrated into the curriculum when appropriate. Christian values are taught, emphasized and modeled by all of the school staff. Media Presbyterian Church has partnered with Frederick Douglass Christian School since World Impact started it in Chester in 1995. MPC members have volunteered in the classroom, library and after-school programs, as well as working on construction projects. Some MPC members have taught at FDCS full-time.
Kirkwood Camp and Conference Center was established in 1960 when the Presbytery of Philadelphia purchased a family farm and converted it into a residential youth camp, retreat and conference center. The camp consists of 292 acres with a large meadows for games, a large pond for boating and swimming, hiking trails winding through laurel hammocks, piney forests, and stands of hardwood. The mission of Kirkwood Camp is to live the Word of Jesus Christ by providing a safe, nurturing, caring Christian community that energizes and transforms children and adults in a tranquil, natural setting.
Many members of Media Presbyterian Church have fond memories of Kirkwood Camp and church family summer camping trips; retreats; work parties; and individual visits.
Young Life is a non-profit organization that reaches out to nearly 1.5 million middle school, high school and college students in communities across the United States and around the world. Young Life provides role models, safe activities and a sense of significance to these students. Founded in 1941 by a young pastor with a passion for the students in his community who had no interest in Christianity, Young Life offers kids:
The friendship of adults who take the time to relate to kids in their world.
A chance to gather and have fun in a safe setting outside of school.
An opportunity to consider the basic claims of the Christian faith in a non-threatening setting. The stated vision of Young Life is that Every adolescent will have the opportunity to meet Jesus Christ and follow Him.
Many members of Media Presbyterian Church value their involvement with Young Life both now and in their growing-up years.
Young Lives is a ministry of Young Life that focuses on teen moms, modeling the unconditional love of Christ and encouraging them to become the women and mothers God created them to be. A group of women at Media Presbyterian Church works with the local Young Lives ministry.