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The programs offered at the Learning Center include chapel, music, Bible, Learning Without Tears Handwriting, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) and Spanish. It was the variety of programs available to the students that designated the Learning Center as the winner two years in a row!
Please help us congratulate the Learning Center on their 2020 Best of Mount Pleasant Award!
It seems like just yesterday we were sharing the exciting news that the Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Learning Center had won the 2019 Best of Mount Pleasant award for education. And now we are excited to share that the Learning Center has done it again for 2020!
As many of you are aware, your church leadership has been monitoring the developing situation with COVID-19, which has now been confirmed by the World Health Organization as a global pandemic. You have likely seen the closures and cancellations issued by colleges, universities, sports organizations, and some governmental organizations. In a number of ways, officials and health professionals across the country are recommending that large gatherings, including church services, be modified and limited in the interest of safety.
Today, in a special called meeting, the session of MPPC voted to enact some significant changes in the ways we will gather and worship during this extraordinary time. While there is much we still do not know about the spread, severity, and long-term effects of the coronavirus, the elders have prayerfully considered the data we do have at hand, including the recommendations of the CDC, input from state and local officials, and consultations with local doctors affiliated with our congregation. The church staff has also been in contact with other PC(USA) pastors and congregations in the southeast to gauge their responses and strategies. The session specifically spoke about the importance of not making rash decisions based on overreactions or irrational fears.
That being said, the elders are in wide agreement that the time to act is now, and that the most reasoned, prudent, and faithful course of action is for us to modify our worship practices and suspend gathering for worship in the sanctuary and Net for the time being. Because we are blessed with the capacity to live-stream our worship, Sunday morning services will still be led by the pastors and musicians with minimal changes, allowing members to worship while still minimizing the viral risk in our community. As the largest Presbyterian church in South Carolina, our congregation is in a position to lead others in actions that we see as proactive, thoughtful, and based in scripture’s call to look not to our own interests, but to the interests of others (Philippians 2:1-5).
One of the primary goals behind this decision is to partner with those in our country who are seeking to slow the spread of the virus and “flatten the curve” of new infections. Many say that, if communities do not make immediate and radical changes to the way people gather, the rate of viral infection could quickly overwhelm our hospital systems, leaving those who are in dire need of respirators and other advanced equipment without the help they will need to survive. In order to be good neighbors, and to do our part to serve the greater good, we have decided to modify our own behavior for the sake of Christ and the good of others.
Specifically, the following policies are now in place, effective this Sunday, March 15, 2020:
The practice of gathering in the sanctuary and Net for Sunday worship services at MPPC is suspended until further notice.
Pastors and music staff will gather in the sanctuary at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays to lead worship via live-streaming. Families who have already scheduled baptisms will be invited to come in person to the sanctuary so the sacrament can be celebrated with pastors and presiding elders. All others will be asked to remain at home and connect via the live-stream. The live-stream can be found at mppc.net/watch-live-on-sunday/ or by clicking the button labeled "Watch Our Live Stream" on the mppc.net homepage
Sunday School, church meetings of greater than 20 people, and other activities normally held at the church are suspended until further notice. The church staff will work on options to facilitate online video conferencing and other ways to keep the business of the church moving. Be assured that the church is not “closed” – we will simply be practicing mission and ministry in different ways during this time.
Daily Monday-Saturday activities at the church involving more than approximately 20 people are suspended. For the time being, AA meetings will still have the option to meet. Smaller gatherings (under 20) can still meet face-to-face at the church, provided they practice good hygiene and social distancing. We encourage any group, no matter the size, to consider video conferencing as an option if there are people over 60-years-old in the group.
The staff of MPPC will continue to operate in the church offices for the time being. Good hygiene and social distancing will be practiced. Business via phone and email will be encouraged.
The Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Learning Center will make its own determination about continued classes, following the lead of other local schools.
We understand that these policies will present challenges to a wide variety of groups and ministries, and that all of the ramifications are not yet known. We particularly hope that members and friends who would normally tithe or make donations in Sunday worship will consider mailing in their gift or making an online gift through the church website. The work of the church must go on, and congregational support is needed at this difficult time.
Worship is the heart of this community, and that value has not changed. The session will continue to monitor the situation, and our hope is to return to normal patterns as soon as the crisis is past. In the meantime, the elders are committed to finding new ways to express our love for God and for one another as a community of believers. Our God is still at work – in us, in our community, and in our world. We are confident that God is working His purpose out, even now. As David said to his son Solomon, “Be strong and of good courage, and act. Do not be afraid or dismayed; for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you, until all the work for the service of the house of the Lord is finished” (1 Chronicles 28:20).
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Last week, the Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Learning Center won the 2019 Best of Mount Pleasant award for education! The Learning Center uses McRuffy Press curriculum to educate 177 students from ages 3 months to 5 years old and offers a wide variety of programs to the students. The programs include chapel, music, Bible, Learning Without Tears Handwriting, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) and Spanish. It was the variety of programs available to the students that designated the Learning Center as the 2019 winner!
Exciting news just keeps coming!
I am so excited to be returning to the Learning Center as the Bible teacher for 3, 4, and 5 year olds! It’s going to be a great year❣️❣️
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What time is meet the teacher on Thursday? I have misplaced our class sheet!!