Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you located?
We are in downtown, adjacent to Flagler College; the address is 36 Sevilla Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084.
What time are your worship services?
Regular Schedule: 2nd Sunday in September through the Sunday before Memorial Day at 8:30 am and 11:00 am.
Summer Schedule: Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, 10:30 am.
Christmas: Christmas Eve 5 pm family service; 11 pm Candlelight Communion.
Easter Day: 6:30 am, 8:30 am and 11:00 am
Is child care provided during worship services?
Professional child care is provided for all services, as well as Sunday morning education classes.
When do you celebrate Communion?
May I take Communion if I am not a member?
If you are a professing Christian (of whatever tradition), you are welcome at Christ’s Table.
Who is on staff?
Click here to view members of our staff.
With whom should I speak about membership?
The Dr. Hunter Camp would be delighted to speak with you. You may reach Dr. Hunter Camp at firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I become a member?
By attending a New Members’ Class, often referred to as “Enquirer’s Experience” after which an invitation to join the church is extended. Members are welcomed on first public profession of faith and baptism, first public professions of faith (having been baptized as a child but not confirmed), transfer of letter from another Christian church, or reaffirmation of faith.
May my child be baptized if I am not a member?
No, we are not permitted to baptize children whose parents are not members of the congregation unless the parent is a member of another congregation and that church agrees to take pastoral responsibility for the child. However, we regularly receive parents as members and baptize their child at that same service.
May I get married at MPC if I am not a member?
Yes, so long as either you or fiancé believes in God, you may be married at MPC, using the traditional Christian marriage service. More information about weddings at MPC.
Does MPC belong to a larger group?
We are a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) a 2.1 million member denomination.
What education opportunities do you offer?
Sunday morning Spiritual Formation for nursery through high school, as well as various Adult Education courses at 9:30 am (summer schedule, 9:00 AM). Classes include Bile Study, as well as topic studies.
Wednesday afternoon, 5-7 pm: “Feast” includes chef prepared dinner and evening program. During summer, the FEAST program is the fourth Wednesday of the month.
An evening book group meets on Tuesdays from 6-8 pm. Learn more about education at MPC.
What Bible studies are available?
What fellowship opportunities are available?, College, APEX (for those nearing the mid-point in life), YAHA (Senior’s), Church Family Nights, Surfing Club, periodic Sunday brunches, Cabaret Night. Learn more about fellowship.
In what type of LOCAL outreach ministry is MAPC involved?
- BETTY GRIFFIN HOUSE: MPC provides volunteers and sponsors an annual benefit concert to aid the ministry of this local emergency shelter for victims of domestic and sexual violence and their children.
- HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: ST. AUGUSTINE YOUTH SERVICES: Provides a home for boys locally. MPC offers financial support, collects needed items, and provides tutoring services through the Faith in Action program.
- COUNCIL ON AGING CARE CONNECTION: With financial assistance from MPC, volunteers do home repairs for needy clients of the Council on Aging and members of the MPC family.
- ST. FRANCIS HOUSE: Our local homeless shelter receives a monthly contribution, periodic collections of needed supplies, funds for a new facility raised through special events, and volunteers at its soup kitchen.
- HOMELESS MINISTRIES: A monthly dinner for homeless persons, adoption of a Homeless Coalition transitional house and family, and an emerging ecumenical People Reducing Homelessness Program are among the ways MPC serves the local homeless population.
- WILD FLOWER CLINIC: Provides local medical and dental services for those in need. It is supported with money, medical supplies, and services donated by MPC members.
- PROJECT 5000: At each MPC worship service, one or more MPC family brings an offering of a box of food staples for distribution locally to persons in need through the Council on Aging.
- SEW AND SOW: Is a quilting, sewing, and needlework mission of MPC women, providing hand-sewn items for persons in need, locally and throughout the world.
- SERRV: Assists artisans living in poverty from around bye world by providing a market for their wares at an annual holiday sale.
- PEACEMAKING: Through education and advocacy, the MPC Peacemaking Committee leads the congregation in claiming its role as an instrument of peace in the community and the world.
- YOUTH MISSION TRIPS: MPC youth groups serve those in need through mission trips in the US and in other countries. ST. JOHNS ECUMENICAL FOOD PANTRY: Aids hungry people locally. MPC provides funds, food, and volunteers.
- CROP WALK: MPC walkers in this annual ecumenical event raise money from sponsors to overcome hunger through Church World Service.
How can I volunteer?
Speak with Dr. Hunter Camp who will gladly help you find a place to serve.
Do you have an organized music program?
Yes, there is the Sunday morning adult choir and two children’s choirs. In addition, we have major organ concerts. Learn more about music at MPC.
May I be active and involved if I’m not a Presbyterian?
Absolutely, you need be neither a Presbyterian nor a member of the church to participate in any of our ministries or programs.