It is our joy to provide space and support to the Bright Start Early Childhood Center which serves children ages 2 through 5 with preschool and K-ready classes on a full and part-time basis. Open 6:30 am to 5:30 pm weekdays, Bright Start provides a high quality learning environment and loving atmosphere that includes weekly visits from Kindermusic and the Tumble Bus. Members of the congregation complement the professional staff. The staff regularly attends training to remain on the cutting edge of educational practices and addressing special needs.
The congregation supports the Sudanese Fellowship in Portland. For an update on the Sudanese Fellowship, click here to read the Steering Committee April 2015 report.
MCPC is also connected to the South African Partnership of the Presbytery of Northern New England, specifically connected with the JZS Ncevu Memorial Church.
More about International Faith in Action at MCPC in 2014 … from the Annual Report
MCPC is a covenant church with Habitat for Humanity and participated in founding the local chapter. Our activities include participating in local builds, fundraising walks, and working at ReStore. Many of our congregation members volunteer with and support Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program, Hospice Care, and The Gathering Place. MCPC also provides a monthly meal for the Tedford Shelter in Bath, ME.
In Advent an Alternative Christmas Market is held every Sunday, providing the opportunity to purchase gifts that support various non-profit and service organizations.
Faith in Action at MCPC in 2014 … from the Annual Report
Our building is used by Girl and Boy Scout Troops, SibShops, Vox Nova, Da Ponte String Quartet, Coastal Youth Orchestra, Midcoast Youth Theater, and other various community gatherings. A couple of times a year we also sponsor American Red Cross Blood Drives.
Our Deacons provide transportation and nurture to members and friends of the congregation. Committed to caring for the “least of these” among us, there is a casserole ministry, caring communication via card ministry, and regular visitation to those unable to worship with us on Sunday mornings.