The 154th Stated Meeting for The Presbytery of Charlotte

Click on the Button below to view the Highlights of the 154th Stated Presbytery of Charlotte Meeting held May 17, 2022.


Same Faith New Journey Initiative

Peace and blessings. Thank you for submitting an application for the Same Faith New Journey Initiative. I am pleased to inform you that your church, Memorial Presbyterian Church, and Smallwood Presbyterian Church are the two churches that will be participating in the initiative this summer. Next week, you will receive a welcome letter/email from Rev. Dot Killian that will provide additional information and next steps.

I am excited about the journey that Memorial’s leaders are about to embark upon. It is my prayer that the Same Faith New Journey Initiative will be a blessing to your congregation. If I can be of help in any way, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me

With gratitude,

Rev. Dr. Alice Ridgill 
Associate General Presbyter 


We regret to inform you of the passing of Mrs. Peggy Donald on May 19, 2022.

A witness to the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and Celebration of the Life of Mrs. Peggy Donald will take place on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 1:00 pm at Memorial Presbyterian Church. Reverend Starling-Louis will officiate and Reverend Dr. Edward Newberry will offer the Eulogy. Please send condolences to the Donald/Samuel Family to 3127 Valleywood Place, Charlotte, NC 28216.

Rev. Dr. E. B. Newberry Honored

The Reference room of the Union Presbyterian Seminary Library was named in honor of Reverend Dr. Edward B. Newberry. He was cited for his contributions to the Seminary, as well as to the Presbyterian Church ,both locally and nationally. A permanent plaque will be placed in  the room later. 


Prescription for Possibility: Scripture says, “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” John 10:10 The Presbyterian Women Organization invites members and friends to join in support of Victory Vision Care. Our task is to collect gently used prescription eyewear and collect financial contributions to bring clearer vision to sisters and brothers in Rural Ghana. The Mission Project will end in June. Glasses should be left in Fellowship Hall.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Community Beautification at Our Adopted School and to the Food Donations for Loaves and Fishes!


Prayer List

We  were just informed that Venita Hood had surgery last week. She is doing well and was moved to a room. No visitors at this time. Continue to pray for her recovery. Venita may get to come home soon.

Jeanette Alexander, Bob Cannon, The Loved Ones of Selena Johnson and The Loved Ones of La Forest Williams. If you would like to be added to the prayer list please contact Pastor Shavon Starling-Louis.

In Person Worship

You may register in advance using the EventBrite line. All registration must be completed by 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday prior to the Sunday service. You may arrive at church as early as 10:30 so that check-in may be done. In addition you may register by leaving your name on the church’s phone (704)392-4752. Only one form of registration is needed. However you choose to worship, whether in person or virtually,remember that you are still a member of Memorial Presbyterian Church.

The same link is used weekly

CLICK HERE to see the our safety protocol.

2022 Session

2022 Memorial Presbyterian Offices and Trustees

Elder State Alexander, III
Elder Judith Cowan
Elder Stanley Graham
Elder Joseph Green
Elder Wendell Hill
Elder Shirley Johnson
Elder Cheryl Merritt
Elder Stephen Pass
Elder Penny Reeves
Elder Jessie Spicer
Elder Kevin Wardlaw
Elder Joyce Woodard

Joyce Cooke Woodard, Clerk of Session

State Alexander, IV
Helen Anderson
James Bryant
JoElla Ferrell
Janina Foxx
Lesa Gassaway
Belinda Holt
Venita Hood
Ray Merritt
Trisha Moss
Dianne Watkins
Reginald Wright
Antenor Adam
Jack Brayboy
Cherith Foster
Tammy Hill
Roscoe Hood
Otto Johnson
Linda Lindsay
Frieda McGregor
Frank Toliver


We are asking each woman of the church to pay $60.00 for our assessments this year. Please do what you can to help us with this obligation. This will be due by Sunday, March 13th. If you
have already paid, we are very grateful. Thank you.


Memorial PW Bible Study and meeting will begin on Tuesday, January 18th at 10am once per month.  Please contact Mrs. Janet Springs for the Zoom information by phone or text: 704.619.4240 if you are interested.

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

Youth Christmas Messengers

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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.

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.

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