Creation Care Month

Opportunity Details

Mosaic Wednesday 

April 17 | 5:30-7:15p

Join MPBC members of all ages for a delicious dinner, followed by creative recycling projects and a needed cleanup of The Point. We will be marking Earth Day with some hands-on activities. You can choose litter picking and beautification around the church campus or participate in an upcycled art project indoors. So, wear clothes and shoes that may get a bit dirty. Bring a grabber/reacher if you have one.  Organized by Robin Buck and the Environmental Justice group, we guarantee all will leave with smiles on your faces! 

Plan to join us! And for all (whether you can attend or not), some homework: please consider saving some of your plastic throwaway items from the trash and donate to our environmental marketing project! We would love plastics of all colors, but especially green and blue. Just bring them with you on Wednesday night. You are guaranteed to leave with a smile on your face!

Dinner Menu
Provided by Deeper Than Sweets
Build Your Own Bowl Day (Chipotle/Moes Style), Mango and Pineapple Salad, Chips & Salsa, Horchata Cupcakes, Tea and Lemonade

Make sure you sign up for dinner if you would like to eat with us or you can just come for the community event. We look forward to seeing you and please feel free to bring a friend (or friends). All are welcome!

RSVP for Dinner

Earth Day Briar Creek Greenway Cleanup

April 20 | 9-11:30a 

Park & Recreation is teaming up with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services, and Myers Park Baptist Church to conduct a thorough litter cleanup of Eastover Park, Briar Creek Greenway and the stream, in celebration of EARTH DAY! You can choose to work along the Greenway and in the Park, or (for those 16+) to focus on cleaning up the stream itself. Wear your MPBC t-shirt, and other swag to advertise.

PARKING | Use the listed address for GPS - 2730 Randolph Road, 28207 - After entering the driveway (shared with the Mint Museum), immediately turn left into the lot, and park at the end close to the Museum for easy access to the Creek. Look for Park & Recreation staff!

Thank you for choosing to Volunteer with Park & Recreation! Below are a few tips and reminders for a Safe and Productive Volunteer experience:

  • Volunteers should be at least 10 years old; anyone under the age of 16 MUST be accompanied by a parent/adult.
  • Wear long pants for protection from scratches.
  • Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes – REQUIRED, NO sandals or flip-flops. Wear OLDER shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty, wet or muddy. *If you plan to Volunteer by cleaning the STREAM, waterproof boots or water shoes are best.
  • Wear heavy-duty work gloves – bring your own gloves for health and safety.
  • Wear a hat and sunscreen for protection from sun exposure; and your preferred bug spray, if needed.
  • Bring your own water in a large, refillable water bottle; to stay hydrated, avoid the need to refill, and to protect the environment from single-use plastic bottles. A water cooler for refilling will be available. 

People of Faith Vigil 

April 23 | 10:30 am 

We are excited to join a group from the United Methodist Church General Meeting along with other local clergy and faith leaders from the grass roots to remind financial institutions ahead of their Annual Shareholders Meeting that we need their financial leadership to transition away from fossil fuels quickly. Join us as we express our deep concern for the well-being of people and the planet at 100 North Tryon Street in uptown Charlotte. Register and learn more