Our Community

Memorial Park Church is a diverse community of Jesus-followers that has varied opportunities that are designed to engage each person’s interests and passions. We offer multiple ministry areas where you can get involved. Each ministry area hosts activities such as classes, bible studies, fellowship opportunities, and much more. Find out more about what our ministry areas offer for you!

For the Community

Our community is full of thought leaders, visionaries, movers and shakers that are working on big things to make this world a better place. Through our community engagement opportunities, we hope to give everyone an opportunity to hear the powerful messages and share the impactful tools our community experts have to offer. These opportunities are also here to create a space to get to know your community better, get inspired by the wisdom we each carry, and build bridges of connections.

First Wednesdays Speaker Series

Join us for First Wednesdays, a new speaker series at Memorial Park Church. The first Wednesday of each month, we open our doors to the community to hear engaging speakers on topics such as mental health, race reconciliation, trauma, sexuality, and equality. No registration is required to attend; however, if you require childcare is available we ask that you register your child by September 24. Starting off our series this fall, we welcome Dr. Tara Gunther who will be presenting a talk about anxiety and depression.

Date: October 3, 2018
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Location: Sanctuary
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About Dr. Tara Gunther:

Tara received her master’s and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology/Chicago and completed her postdoctoral internship at Western Missouri Mental Health Center in Kansas City, MO. Having completed programs in physician leadership at both T.H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard and Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, she has a broad background in the field of primary care behavioral health integration.

Tara has lectured extensively on trauma and how to implement trauma sensitive practices within medical and behavioral health settings. She recently launched her private practice in the North Hills, specializing in stress management, life coaching, anxiety and panic disorders.

Tara Gunther has lived in Allison Park, Pennsylvania since 2015 with her husband, Matthew, and their two kids, Abigail (8) and Kenny (6).

For relaxation and fun, she enjoys reading, crocheting, yoga, and walking her Golden Retriever through North Park. Tara believes that self-care and interpersonal growth are non-negotiable facets of life. Tara’s relationship with God transformed during a weekend women’s retreat in September of 2016. The transformation inspired her family to seek a new church and they joined Memorial Park Presbyterian to nurture growing faith and provide a solid foundation for their children.

EPIC Workshop

Join us for a new monthly workshop that will give you the tools to manage your finances better so that you can live an EPIC life filled with peace, security, and generosity. Each month we bring in outside experts to discuss a wide range of financial concepts that we encounter throughout our lives. Our classes meet the second Saturday of every month. There is no charge, but please register so that we can have materials ready for you. Childcare is available, but you MUST register no later than the Monday before the class so that we can schedule adequate staff. For questions, contact Cathy Pavlock at
Upcoming dates and topics include:

October 13: Wills & Estate Planning
November 10: Retirement
December 8: Christmas budgeting/debts
January 12: New Year, New Budget
February 9: Insurance
March 9: College Planning

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Visit & Join

Looking for a church home? We’d love to welcome you into our fellowship! While you don’t need to be a member of Memorial Park to participate in our many ministry, volunteer, and growth opportunities, or to receive pastoral care, we’d love to have you as a member of our community!

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