Church is a spirit-filled and Christ-centered community of faith in McDonough,
Who we are
McDonough Presbyterian Church (MPC) is a loving community of
faith that is deeply rooted in Christ’s love for all of God’s children. As a
congregation, we commit ourselves to following out Jesus’ words to “love God
and love our neighbor as ourselves.”
Since our founding in 1827, MPC works to proclaim the good news,
minister to those in need, and provide a place of support and encouragement for
our community. MPC is a member of the Presbyterian Church (USA), the largest
Presbyterian denomination in the United States.
What should I expect?
Our Sunday morning worship services at 8:30 and 11:00 feature hymns,
scripture readings, prayers, and a sermon. Bulletins are provided so that you
can follow the order of worship. Both services take place in the Sanctuary. The
8:30 service is around 45 minutes. The 11:00 service is about an hour. For the months of June and July we have one service at 10:00 a.m. in our Sanctuary.
Our goal is to make visitors feel welcomed, not singled out. We have check-in stations just outside the Sanctuary where members can mark their attendance. Stop by the check-in station and let the Greeter know you're a visitor. They can answer any questions you might have, such as directions to the Nursery or how to get a hearing assistance device. The pastor is available at the door after each service to greet you
and answer questions as well.
What should I wear?
The 8:30 service is a bit more casual. You may see
people in everything from jeans to open collar shirts to suits. People tend to
dress up a little more for the traditional 11:00 service. You will be welcomed
however you choose to dress.
What about my children?
Childcare is available every Sunday at both services for children under 4 years old. You
can ask one of our greeters for information or directions to the Nursery. Children are always
welcome to participate in worship. About 15 minutes into the 11:00 service, children ages 4 through 5th grade are invited to the front of the sanctuary for a short message, and then are escorted to their own special service in the Children's Chapel.
8:30 Casual Service
11:00 Traditional Service
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