Frequently Asked Questions
I plan to visit MOPC... What do I need to know?
Worship begins at 10 am. Our parking lot is adjacent to our church building and there is a covered drop off and handicapped parking. The sanctuary is accessible by stairs or a ramp. Our greeters will welcome you and help you get situated. We love children and they are welcome in worship. Worship lasts one hour. We value tradition but aren't formal or stuffy. You will see most people wearing "business casual" clothing to worship.
What's a Presbyterian?
Our tradition emphasizes both the Holy Scriptures as the only rule of faith and conduct, and that Christ is present with the church in both Spirit and Word. The great strength of Presbyterianism is its uncanny knack of fostering a fellowship in which people of different viewpoints continue to dialogue. Presbyterians have always stressed the importance of scholarship as a means to responsible interpretation and application of the Word of God. The congregation elects its leaders, who along with the pastor, guide the church in its mission, vision and decisions.
How Do I Join MOPC?
If you're interested in becoming a part of our church family, or in learning more about us, we offer informational classes several times during the year. You will learn about the ministries of MOPC and what it means to be part of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and get to know our pastor and church leaders. After completing the class, you will be accepted into membership by Session, the leadership body of the church, and you will be introduced to the church during a worship service. For more information, call our office at 919-658-2044.
What if I'm not a "joiner"?
There's no pressure to formally join the church. You will still be considered a welcome and important part of our church family. Take all the time you need to visit with us and get to know us. You can participate in all aspects of church life, except casting votes in congregational meetings regarding the business of the church.