Worship With Us
When you visit campus, you will feel the heartbeat of a dynamic, relevant church with longstanding community roots. You will hear the laughter and squeals of children, see friends and families moving from worship to study to fellowship in chaotic rhythm, find a seat in our traditional worship space (once used as a hospital in the Civil War) or among worshippers in the contemporary Net. The words of worship are fresh, though long traditions remain. Eclectic music will stir your heart and lift your attention toward heaven. Worship messages speak to current experiences and daily concerns about fulfilling our mission in the world.
We hope your first visit to our campus will lead to many more and to a deeper journey responding to God’s call upon your life. We start with the conviction that each person is uniquely and beautifully created in God’s own image and is surrounded by His love.
Frequently Asked Questions
Effective Friday, May 28th, fully vaccinated and naturally immune congregants, children three years of age and under, staff, and visitors to MPPC campus will no longer be required to wear a mask on campus.
Of course, individuals in this category may continue to wear a mask if they wish, and their decision to do so will be respected. Likewise, those who are fully vaccinated and who choose not to wear a mask will have their decision respected. To ensure consistency with CDC guidelines, these policies will apply uniformly to all MPPC campus activities. A person is “fully vaccinated” two weeks after receiving the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine or two weeks after the second dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.
Although the decision to get vaccinated is a personal one, the CDC has advised that those who do not get vaccinated for whatever reason—medical, religious, or simply personal choice—pose a greater risk of catching and transmitting the virus to others. Therefore, consistent with CDC guidance, those who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear a mask at all times while in campus buildings. The only exception is for employees who are alone in their private offices.
By not wearing a mask while on the MPPC campus, a person will be deemed to be affirmatively representing that he or she is fully vaccinated. We ask and trust members of the MPPC community to follow these simple rules. Additionally, if the CDC or other public health guidance changes (for example, if there is a spike in COVID infections) we may re-institute our mask requirement.
Pre-registration for worship is no longer required to attend any of our services.
Outdoor Worship Service on the Fellowship Hall Porch with The Net Band
Traditional Sanctuary Worship and Live Stream Option
Additional worship time information is posted on our homepage during holidays for Christmas and Easter.
Bring your children — all ages are welcome — and join us for worship. If you prefer, you may entrust your young children (birth to 4 years) to our nursery caregivers who have undergone child protection training and background checks.
Absolutely not. In fact many of our current church members were not Presbyterian when they first visited. We welcome everyone to come enjoy our church.
About once a month, MPPC observes the Lord’s Supper as we remember the sacrifice of Christ and feed ourselves for the journey of faith. As Presbyterians, we invite all those who trust in God to eat at the Lord’s Table. It is neither a Presbyterian table or MPPC’s table. We often observe communion seated, where your neighbor offers the “Body of Christ broken for you” and the “Blood of Christ shed for you”.
As a traditional church, you will find that our congregants and visitors wear business casual as opposed to jeans in the Sanctuary. However, please don’t feel like you must dress like this for worship. MPPC also has a contemporary worship service – The Net, which you might find a more casual environment with a wide variety of attire including jeans, shorts, dresses and slacks. In all of our services, our focus is the worship of God, not what anyone is wearing.
On Sundays at 9 a.m. on the Fellowship Hall Porch (for now due to COVID), we offer a service that features our alternative worship band – The Net. This is our version of a “contemporary” worship service, though it might look different from what most folks have come to expect. The comfortable chairs and casual atmosphere are enjoyed by all ages and seem to work especially well with young families. Sing songs old and new led by a talented band of people from within MPPC. You’ll hear the same Scripture and sermon as our other services.
The eclectic music is made up of modern popular Christian music, classic hymns and songs from other parts of the world. We are creative in worship without leaving anything out or watering it down. Most of all we are people who just enjoy spending time worshiping God together in the midst of our hectic lives.
In the Sanctuary, worship services are traditional. We have great music led by our choirs and the organ, often accompanied with brass ensembles or soloists. Services will be around one hour in length. Children are welcome and encouraged in worship, especially during our Children’s Sermon. We also have a nursery available for those who need it.
If it is your first time visiting Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church, you should try to come approximately 30 minutes before the actual service starts. This will give you plenty of time to find everywhere you need to go and get affiliated with our campus.
There are several parking areas around the Church. The most heavily used areas are any of the gravel parking lot areas around the church facility. On Sunday, you may also park at Moultrie Middle School, Stubbs Muldrow & Herin, C3 Investments and RB’s. Please do not block driveways, park on lawns or double-park near the church.
Join a New Member Class
We are glad you have visited with us and are interested in finding out about becoming a member at Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church (MPPC). MPPC is a vibrant congregation of nearly 3000 members and a wide variety of opportunities for you to use your talents and gifts in serving God and neighbor.
A New Member class is held approximately once per quarter on a Sunday evening from 4:30-7:30 p.m. (a light meal is included). The class will provide an opportunity for you to explore membership in our church. It includes information about Presbyterian beliefs, governance, and opportunities for mission, fellowship, and education. You will meet the pastors and some staff members, several elders, church members, and others like you who are taking this new step in their relationship with the church. Childcare is available upon request.
Potential new members are asked to attend our New Member Inquiry Class prior to joining the church. Simply click the button below. Once we receive your entry, the chair of our New Member Committee, Dale Conrad, will be in touch with details about the upcoming class. If you have more questions, please contact the Rev. Bart Edwards in the church office at 843-884-4612 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are currently no New Member Classes available. Check back soon!