What is God Calling You to Do?
How will you answer God's calling and share your gifts with MAPC? We have five communities, identified by our Pathways to Purpose study. Within each community, there are many opportunities for you to participate – some short term, some longer term. Identify the Community or Communities you feel called to.
Convener: Pat LeFeld
We extend MAPC's radical hospitality both as a welcoming congregation and a physical space. Welcoming activities might include: being a Greeter, hosting Coffee Hour, helping organize social activities for our members, preparing welcoming packets, or making follow-up contact with new visitors. It includes two robust book clubs – one for contemporary works, another which focuses on the classics.
Justice Seeking Community
Convener: Amy Grady
The Gospel of Jesus IS a Social Justice Gospel. Social Justice, for many of us, is the arena in which we believe we are called to live out in this world our commitment to Jesus Christ and the Gospel. Social justice is in our DNA, it's a major focus of our faith community. We work with other organizations and groups to create a "collective impact" on justice issues of concern to our congregation. This group helps us identify the key issues and activities. We support Presbyterians Action Against the Death Penalty (PAAD), LGBTQ youth and adult organizations, St. George Food Pantry, Lighthouse Youth Services, Cincinnati Union Bethel, The AMOS Project and others.
Progressive Learning Community
Convener: Stephanie Marston
We seek to be a learning community, wanting to know and discuss issues of the day and to expand our intellectual and spiritual lives. Our learning community provides Sunday morning programs, called Encounters; discussion on the National Issues Forum through the Kettering Foundation; and other special programs for people of all ages.
Convener: Carl Ward & Lynn Hailey
The Caring Community enables and strengthens the ministry of caring for all members and friends of MAPC. We support our Deacons in this endeavor when it comes to enhancing individual care. Our community plans information programs to address key topics, such as "Navigating Change." And we plan social activities and events to bring our members together in a social setting, to expand our relationships beyond our time together at worship.
Convener: Beth Troendly & Frank Burdick
We create an artful, spiritual, and meaningful worship experience. The Liturgical Arts Committee presents a creative style to fully engage our youth and adult members in diverse and meaningful ways. We welcome all who want to share their spiritual and creative gifts to our Sunday morning experience as well as special Christian holidays.