But seek first the kingdom of God and God’s righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.  Matthew 6:33

Today, Sunday, NOVEMBER 28, 2021, is Pledge Sunday. Cards must be returned or pledges made online by today, Sunday, November 28th. Please respond by e-mail to or by calling 704-568-4114. Thank you for your support for the ministry and mission of Memorial Presbyterian Church.


The Second Part of the Annual Congregational Meeting of Memorial Presbyterian Church will be held on December 12, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom. The purpose of the meeting is to:  (1) receive the report from the Pastor Nominating Committee; (2) elect 3 members at-large for the Church Nominating Committee; (3) Receive Annual Reports from Ministry Teams, Deacons, Trustees, Presbyterian Women, and the Men’s Council..

Thank Offering

The Synod of the MidAtlantic has chosen The Presbytery of Charlotte Cooperative Christian Ministries Operation Desert Drop in Concord, NC as the recipient for our Thank Offering this year. This organization helps people overcome crises such as hunger and homelessness to restoration. A donation in any amount will be appreciated. Please place your donation in your offering envelope, and on the line marked “Other”. indicate Thank Offering. Thank you in advance for your participation.

2022 Session

2022 Memorial Presbyterian Session

Elder State Alexander, III
Elder Norman Mitchell
Elder Wendell Hill
Elder Penny Seegars-Reeves
Elder Delores McNair
Elder Lucilla Robinson
Elder Judith Cowan
Elder Lucilla Robinson
Elder Sam Reid, Sr.
Elder Jessie Spicer
Elder Cheryl Merritt
Elder Stephen Pass

Joyce Cooke Woodard, Clerk of Session


In Person Worship

The session of Memorial Presbyterian Church voted unanimously at the October Stated Session meeting to return to in-person worship on January 9, 2022.

The session, along with the Return to in-Person Worship Task Force, the Trustees and Ushers will be working together to develop a protocol that will be distributed to members prior to the return date. Other programs and meetings will continue to meet virtually until further notice from the session.

Stephen Pass, Moderator, Return to in-Person Worship Task Force

Camp Grier

Camp Grier is a non-profit, outdoor ministry program with the Presbyterian (PCUSA) Church. We are located on 650 acres of land bordering the Pisgah National Forest in Old Fort, NC. Each summer our campus is filled with campers from all different backgrounds, histories, ethnicities and lifestyles.

The pandemic has certainly taught us lessons about the importance of getting outside and connecting with people. Camp Grier is an amazing place to do that! It is clear that we all need it now more than ever. Here are some ways that you can spread the word about camp to your families and church friends.

Memorial is not sanctioning or in any way promoting the camp and assumes no liability for campers who attend or their families. 


Memorial Presbyterian Church has several ministries dedicated to congregational and community care. The Temporary Bridge Pastor, Rev. Shiple, The Deacon Board, the Elders on Session, the Congregational & Community Care Ministry Team, as well as the Clerk of Session all work to ensure that information about the sick and shut in and/or the death of a member or a member’s family is shared with the congregation with the family’s permission.

If you wish for information to be shared with the congregation related to your personal illness or the illness or death of a family member, please make the Clerk aware. In the event of a death, you or a family member, someone from the family is asked to inform the Clerk so that the information can be shared with the congregation.

Community News

Session Clerk Elected As Commissioner to 22th General Assembly

Dr. Joyce Cooke Woodard, Clerk of Session, has been elected to serve as a Commissioner to the 225th General Assembly. The Assembly will include both online and in-person events. The in-person events will be held at the General Assembly Office in Louisville, Kentucky, June 18-July 9, 2022.


We want to remind parents to allow the Children and Youth of our Church to join Live Zoom Sunday School each Sunday at 10:00 a.m. Live Zoom Youth Sunday School is presented on the 1st and 3rd Sundays each month and Live Zoom Children’s Sunday School is presented on the 2nd and 4th Sundays each month. Our Sunday School teachers are well prepared and excited to offer interesting readings, discussions, activities, videos, and in some cases even follow-up activities upon which students can reflect during week! The Children are also offered coloring options for coloring pictures that go with the lessons and the Youth will have many videos that they can watch during their lessons and can choose to watch again, even after the lessons! We want to support the Youth and Children of our Church as well as our Sunday School teachers and we urge all parents to support Live Zoom Sunday School by encouraging active participation of their children within our Live Zoom Sunday School.

Cheryl Merritt, Tanita Toliver, Co-Moderators


The Educating and Equipping Ministry Team has identified its Organizational Structure, with Leads and Contacts, as follows:

Co – Moderators Cheryl Merritt and Tanita Toliver

    •  Virtual Sunday School – Cheryl Merritt (Lead)
    • In-Person Sunday School – Julia Gassaway, Larilyn Reid, Diane Watkins, Belinda Holt, Marcus Duren (Lead TBD)
    • Youth and Children Special Events/Activities – Larilyn Reid (Lead)
    • Vacation Bible School – Cheryl Merritt, Tanita Toliver (Contacts)
    • Communication – Tanita Toliver (Lead)

(Please contact the Lead in any area as you have the need for information.)

    • Children’s’ Sunday School Teachers: Diane Watkins, Josephine Smith, Larilyn Reid, Janet Springs
    • Youth Sunday School Teachers: Belinda Holt, Jo Ella Ferrell, Trisha Moss, Stephen Pass, Janet Springs

Habitat for Humanity

Memorial Presbyterian along with 8 other churches will be building a new Habitat Home at 1629 Remington Street, Charlotte 28216 between September 25th – December 4th.




The Bible Study for 2021-2022 is entitled What My Grandmothers Taught Me: Learning from the Women in Matthew’s Genealogy of Jesus by Merryl Blair. Memorial PW will conduct the nine Bible study lessons via Zoom this year. All women are invited to participate. Please contact Mrs. Janet Springs for the Zoom information if
you are interested by phone or text: 704.619.4240.


Memorial PW will sponsor its Annual Pecan Sale beginning September 12th through Sunday, October 24th. The flavors offered are plain and chocolate at the cost of $15.00 per bag. You may call or text Mrs. Janet Springs: 704.619.4240 with your order.


Attention Ladies! Memorial PW will collect hygienic items for the girls at West Charlotte High School on Sunday, October 17th and Sunday, October 24th from 12:30-1:30pm. Boxes labeled Wellness for these items will be placed outside of the church Fellowship Hall. Thank you in advance for your support.

Back to School Supplies

The Mission and Evangelism Ministry Team, would like to thank everyone for their generous donations to our First Annual, Back to School Supply Drive, for our adopted Schools, University Park Creative Arts School and Bruns Academy.

Mission and Evangelism Ministry Team, Delores McNair/ Judith Cowan, Co-Moderators

Online Sunday School

Zoom Sunday School resumed on Sunday, August 1, 2021, with new lessons for each Sunday for each month. Youth Sunday School is taught via Live Zoom on the first and third Sundays and Children’s Sunday School is taught via Live Zoom on the second and fourth Sundays. Please encourage and remind Youth and Children to log
on to the Live Zoom sessions Sundays at 10:00 a.m.

Educating & Equipping Ministry Team

Cheryl Merritt, Tanita Toliver, CoModerators

Memorial Services Now Available on Multiple Streaming Platforms

You can now watch services at Memorial Presbyterian not only on our church website but also on FACEBOOK (@MPCCharlotte), TWITTER (@MPCCharlotte) and You Tube (MPCCLT). If you enjoy enjoy You Tube, be sure to Subscribe to our You Tube Channel.  We will continue to add content and announcements on  all platforms so you are kept aware of the ongoing activities at the church.

Click the Logo to Go to the RSS Feeds

We have added three RSS News Feeds (Really Simple Syndications) published by the PCUSA.  Included are:

      • Daily Lectionary Readings
      • Revised Common Lectionary Readings
      • PCUSA News and Announcements

You can find the RSS News Feeds as a drop down item of the NEWS menu.  Hover over NEWS and Click on the menu item  or CLICK on the RSS logo to your left.

We hope you will enjoy these feeds and come back often as these feeds will change daily.

Click the Logo Watch on Facebook
Click the Logo to Watch on Twitter (Until March 2021)
Click the Logo to Watch on YouTube (Make Sure You Subscribe)


Due to the COVID-19 virus, the Memorial Church Office is closed.  If you need to contact us, you may do so at (704) 392-4752.

      • All in person church events have been postponed until further notice.
      • We will continue to broadcast Sunday Services Online at 11:00 a.m. until further notice.  You are encouraged to join us online on our website every Sunday by CLICKING HERE or on FACEBOOK.
      • You may pay your pledge/tithe online via credit/debit card HERE or mail it to us at:

Memorial Presbyterian Church
ATTN: Church Treasurer
2600 Beatties Ford Road
Charlotte, NC 28216