One of the wonderful things about the Presbyterian Church (USA) is the many ways in which we are connected. We are of course connected in our structure and governance, but we are also connected in our mission and ministry! These connections range from the day-to-day workings of our congregation, to regular opportunities to come together with other congregations (and even sometimes denominations) to support special offerings, to specially focused opportunities to delve deeper into our call as the people of God.
As part of the Presbyterian Church (USA) – PC(USA) – Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church does not stand by itself, but is connected to the larger body for worship, service, and governance. We are a member of the Presbytery of Northern New England, and the Synod of the Northeast.
MCPC participates in the four PC(USA) Special Offerings that connect us with the mission of the larger church. They include the One Great Hour of Sharing, Pentecost, Peace & Global Witness, and Joy Offerings.
The four churchwide Special Offerings of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) play an important role in defining what it means to be a connectional church in the twenty-first century, bringing together the diversity of the PC(USA) to focus and take faith-based action on shared concerns. The Offerings offer opportunities for partnership, learning, and witness and profoundly affect the life of the church as a collective witness to Jesus Christ’s love for the whole church. PC(USA)
PC(USA) EARTH CARE We are an Earth Care Congregation, A congregation that has committed to the “Earth Care Pledge” and accomplished a specific number of actions toward caring for God’s earth in four categories: worship, education, facilities, and outreach.
In 2019 MCPC made the prayerful decision to become a PC(USA) MATTHEW 25 Church. “Matthew 25:31–46 calls all of us to actively engage in the world around us, so our faith comes alive and we wake up to new possibilities.” As a MATTHEW 25 Church “we recognize Christ’s urgent call to be a church of action, where God’s love, justice and mercy shine forth and are contagious.” A challenging call, but one to which we we feel compelled to respond.