Welcome! We are a mid-sized congregation located in McDonald, PA that exists to honor God by making more disciples for Jesus Christ. Our worship, service and outreach are all focused on helping others experience the love of God and the joy that comes from knowing him. We love what we do and the community of people that we are together. Our door is always open and we look forward to meeting you and welcoming you into our fellowship.
Can you give an hour or more to help raise funds to support those in need in our community? Each year thousands of dollars are collected that go directly back to families in McDonald. This is an easy and fun way to volunteer this holiday season. The kettle is out every Friday and Saturday from Thanksgiving until Christmas. Click the link below to sign up online!
Program Information Letter
Calvary Sanctuary Worship Continues with Modifications
Social Distancing – Masks are required for our service as you enter the building and up to the point where you are in your seat. Once you have found a seat that is appropriately spaced you may remove your mask if you are comfortable as you are no longer within the minimum distance needed for mask wearing. Due to the unique nature of our sanctuary, we will not rope off every other pew but will ask people to adjust their seating so that each of us can be safe and comfortable. We have enough space for everyone. Remember not to mask the Glory of God in your life like Moses had to mask his! Exodus 34:29-35
Communion – We have purchased the prepackaged communion wafer and juice kits and they will be available for those who prefer them. Communion will take place by utilizing the traditional service ware and our customary bread but with members coming forward to receive the elements directly from the trays. If a sealed vessel is preferred they will be available as well. We will break bread together once again! - Let us break bread together on our knees!
Hand Sanitizer Stations – We have purchased six touchless hand sanitizer stations that have been installed in both buildings for your safety and convenience. - May our hearts be as clean as our hands! Psalm 51:10
Nursery – Our staffed nursery will be open (Thank you Stephanie) for those who choose to make use of it and we will be very vigilant to sanitize all the surfaces our children come in contact with as well as reducing the number of toys available. We will make Dr. Luke the Evangelist proud! Colossians 4:14
Children’s Church – We are now hosting Children's Church with Mrs. Sarah Amsler - If we are faithful to bring our children to the house of God they will increase in wisdom and favor just as Jesus did! Luke 2:40
Facebook Livestream Instructions
We are using Facebook Live for our streaming service. Even if you do not have a Facebook account you are able to view the service through the provided link. If you have a family member who can set up your phone, computer, or tablet to live stream the service you will find it to be very rewarding. Our online services have been very well received and we are so encouraged by your responses. The recording of past services and all future services can be accessed here: www.facebook.com/mcdonaldpres
Bulletin & Announcements are emailed out each week and also posted on our facebook page.
Please keep investing in your spiritual well being during this season. Pray for all those around the world impacted by this virus and for our own church family members health and safety. In this quickly changing environment know that your financial support of our congregation is greatly appreciated and will continue to make a big impact for the Kingdom. this might be a good time to set up a direct bill pay from your bank to our church or to utilize the online giving system that we have in place through our website.
Our Lord Jesus Christ is firmly in control and we trust him for all things in all times and in all places. May the Lord protect you and yours as we do all we can to prevent the spread of this disease.
Our church family takes the great commandments of Jesus to heart as we seek to love the Lord our God with all of our hearts and to live that out by loving our neighbors as ourselves. Our church calendar is filled with mission projects and opportunities that everyone can get involved in. Learn more about them here.
Ten times a year our congregation publishes a newsletter that contains relevant information regarding special activities, Sunday School, Life Groups, Choir Schedules and more.
Download our latest newsletter by clicking below.
- We believe that life is lived best in the context of a Church family that loves Jesus.
- We believe that no one should be alone in this world and that we exist to serve and bless one another.
- We believe that salvation through Jesus Christ is the one and only way to truly know God and to be accepted by him.
- We believe that children should be taught the faith of Jesus Christ in a dynamic and fun setting so that they have every opportunity to thrive and be spiritually healthy throughout their lives.
- We believe that no person regardless of their circumstances has fallen so far from God that they cannot find peace with him.
- We believe in the evangelical and reformed doctrines of our denomination as expressed in the Essential Tenets of the ECO.
From our Sunday School Program that meets during the school year to numerous special events there is always something happening at MPC for our Children. We have reNEW Wednesday nights for Students in 5th grade and above and other special activities for our Junior and Senior High students. Little ones have nursery care on Sunday Mornings and Children's Church for kids age 4-third grade. We seek to invest heavily in the lives of our children and love seeing them develop into young men and women who love the Lord with all of their heart.
Hang tight while we look up scheduled events...