Events & Activities

World Café Listening Sessions

World Café Listening Sessions

Listening Sessions

As MSPC moves into its next step in the transition, we hope you will participate.  Thank you to all of you that gave your input with the Church Assessment Tool (CAT).  Your input has allowed us to decipher what areas that we need to focus on next as your church leaders.

Our next stage in the transition will be a crucial piece as we move into our strategic plan.  We are offering several listening sessions around (1) building relationships and (2) worship.  These two areas were ones that you all said were important to you and to the life of the church.

Please join us for one of the two-part sessions this summer:

Session 1:
June 9 (building relationships) at 7 pm, in person (Fellowship Hall)
June 10 (worship) at 7 pm, in person (Fellowship Hall)

Session 2:
July 22 (building relationships) at 10 am, in person (Fellowship Hall)
July 23 (worship) at 10 am, in person (Fellowship Hall)

Session 3:
July 21 (building relationships) at 7 pm, ZOOM
July 22 (worship) at 7 pm, ZOOM

Session 4:
August 11 (building relationships) at 7 pm, in person (Fellowship Hall)
August 12 (worship) at 7 pm, in person (Fellowship Hall)

In Defense of Kindness: A Church-Wide Book Study

In Defense of Kindness: A Church-Wide Book Study

Are you ready to read and share thoughts and feelings and learn to be a better Christian all at the same time? Starting over the two-week period of September 19th to October 2nd, we will begin our small group sessions on the book of kindness! These groups will meet two times a month, for approximately one hour, to cover one chapter in the book and build relationships with each other. You can pick which day of the week and time will work for you, we tried to set up a variety. Choice of groups are as follows:

  •          Sunday morning 9 AM
  •          Sunday Noon after church
  •          Tuesday morning 10:00 AM
  •          Wednesday morning 7:30 AM will remain on zoom
  •          Wednesday noon (bring your own lunch)
  •          Wednesday evening 7:00 PM

The meetings will be held on Zoom if COVID Act Now for Miami-Dade County is still magenta, but when it becomes red, or better, the MSPC campus will open up if the group wants to gather at the church, stay on zoom, or wherever the group decides to meet. We hope these groups will encourage building relationships, having some fun, and learning new ways of kindness to show our love in Christ.

There will be a link to sign up electronically from MSPC.net https://tinyurl.com/tu4s33b8

You can also email Marcia Cannata at mcanna1870@aol.com or text or call to 305 733-5844. Leave a message if no answer for a callback.

School Supply Drive

School Supply Drive

We are at that time of year again when we are collecting for:

Miami Shores Elementary
Phyllis Ruth Miller Elementary
Hubert O. Sibley K-8 Academy

Our collection happens now until September 5th.

Items requested for donation are:

Journals
Composition books-  Wide ruled preferred
Expo Markers
Scotch tape
Small individual white boards (dollar tree has some of these in stock)
Pencils
Hand sanitizers
Clorox wipes
Bookbags

You can leave your items in the Tupperware container outside the church office (M-F 9 am -noon, 1-5 pm), or have them mailed to us: 602 NE 96th St., Miami Shores, FL 33138.

Anti-Racism Book Club

Anti-Racism Book Club

This class, facilitated by Rev. Diane Shoaf, will begin after Labor Day and end before Thanksgiving. Participants will use a process based on listening to one’s heart while reading and a listening circle for processing what we’ve read as a group.  The club will meet on Saturdays 9:00-10:30 am. Our selection is Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson.  Email Diane Shoaf at: shoaf456@bellsouth.net to register and to receive the class link.

World Café Listening Sessions

World Listening Sessions: Questions to Consider

As part of MSPC’s strategic planning, your session is asking that you take a few moments to consider and respond to the following questions and return by mail or email by September 5th. A printable PDF can be found by clicking here.

Vacation Bible School 2021 Coming July 12

Vacation Bible School 2021 Coming July 12

The Rocky Railway-Let the Adventure Begin! 

Vacation Bible School at MSPC begins July 12th! A week of singing, dancing, drumming, art, and more, and of course exploring the Joy of the Lord with friends! Healthy snack breaks daily and water provided, just BYOB! 

The weekly camp fee is just $85! Limited to a maximum of 40 children. Registration can be found by clicking HERE!

Please Lisa Sullivan @ lisa@mspc.net for more information.

“For the Lord is good and his love endures forever, his faithfulness continues through all generations.”  Psalm 100:5

Service of Healing Saturday, June 12 @ 5 pm

Service of Healing Saturday, June 12 @ 5 pm

On Saturday, June 12, at 5 pm, there will be a Service of Healing in the Sanctuary.

The Service of Healing will provide a space to pause, remember, and honor family, friends, and neighbors that were lost to COVID in these last 14 months. The service will include music, Scripture, silent meditation, and an opportunity to light candles for those we would like to remember.

Christian or not, all are welcome. Join us!

Anti-Racism Book Study Continues

Anti-Racism Book Study Continues

Join us for an in-depth exploration of the book “America’s Original Sin” by Jim Wallis. This 11-week series is led by Rev. Diane Shoaf and will take place beginning May 1, and continue on May 8, 15 & 22; June 5, 12, 19 & 26; and July 10, 17 & 24. RSVP at shoaf456@bellsouth.net.

Outdoor In-Person Worship Sundays @ 8:45am

Outdoor In-Person Worship Sundays @ 8:45am

Bring a chair or blanket and join us for an intimate worship service Sunday mornings at 8:45 am Services will be held on the Sanctuary lawn or in the breezeway depending on the weather. Mandatory reservations for up to 100 will be accepted up to 4 pm Friday. Masks and social distancing are observed. If the COVID risk factor at https://covidactnow.org/us/florida-fl/county/miami_dade_county/?s=1778698 moves into the top tier magenta we will pivot back to Livestream services only.

Lenten Study Series: Called to Repair the Breach – February 21-March 28

Lenten Study Series: Called to Repair the Breach – February 21-March 28

This year, MSPC’s Lenten sermon series and study will go hand-in-hand.  Throughout Lent, we will be focusing on the theme: Called to Repair the Breach.

The idea of the church being called to be the repairer of broken walls will be our theme for Lent.  After worshipping with us on Sundays at 11 am, we will host a study via ZOOM at 12:15 pm.  Each study session will focus on the missions we support through One Great Hour of Sharing.  And, you will have an opportunity to hear about the important work of restoration and shalom that our church is doing around the world.  If you would like to participate in the study, contact Brian Dille: bdille@gmail.com.