MIPC is located on the corner of Cone Rd. and South Tropical Tr., 1 block West of S. Courtenay Blvd. (State Road 3). The main entrance to the MIPC Sanctuary is off S. Tropical Trail a short block south of Cone Road. Office Hours:  For detailed driving directions..

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MIPC offers two different styles of Worship on Sunday morning, in order that you may joyfully meet and offer God praise in a way that best meets your needs.

  • Contemporary Service-9:30 am
  • Traditional Service- 11:00 am
  • Fellowship Time in the Narthex between services 10:30-11:00
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(321) 452-5689
600 S. Tropical Trail
Merritt Island, Florida 32952


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The MIPC family and Pastor Shepp Lawrence welcomes you!!!

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August 29:  Join us for Faith Night  at Manatee Stadium!  The Brevard Manatees will take on the Dunedin Blue Jays at 6:35pm.  Tickets are $3 per person but must be ordered and paid for through the church office, by August 24.  Call 321-452-5689 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more details.

Summer Worship Schedule

As you make plans for the summer, please make note of the special schedule we will observe for our Sunday morning worship services. Starting June 1st and continuing through August 31st, we will have two worship services each Sunday, with "contemporary" service beginning at 9:30 AM and with "traditional" service beginning at 11:00 AM. The half hour from 10:30 to 11:00 AM will be an opportunity for shared fellowship for worshippers from both services. Please note that the traditional service will begin at 11:00 AM per usual following the fellowship time.
The MIPC Session hopes everyone will take advantage of the fellowship opportunity to better get to know all members of our congregation. Our regular worship schedule with 8:45 AM start time for the contemporary service will resume on September 7th.




Every Wednesday:  Bible Study at 7:00 pm in the Session room.

Our FINAL Summer Rec is this TUESDAY (August 19) from 10-1 in the Activities Room.


MIPC Mission Committee

CLOTHES FOR CHILDREN AT MATTHEW 28 ORPHANAGE IN HAITI - We are continuing our collection of cotton fabrics to make dresses and pants for the children at the orphanage. Also being collected are girls' tees (any color including white which can be worn under the pillow-case dresses for church), elastic, grosgrain ribbon, and buttons. After these items have been collected, there will be a "sew-in" for those who wish to participate-- (no skills needed except for machine sewing) — cutting, pinning, machine sewing, pressing, inserting elastic, sewing buttons, etc. Or if you prefer, you may work on this project independently. Your contributions can be dropped in the box in the narthex.

The Central Florida Presbytery and BIRP are sponsoring a mission trip to Cuba the first week in December. The group will be limited to 10-12 persons and will be visiting the churches in the Del Centro Presbytery, which is a four-hour ride from Havana in the agricultural area of Cuba. This is a "getting-to-know-you" and "making-friends" trip with much interaction with the members of the clergy and congregations, visiting their towns, and learning about their culture. Inasmuch as BIRP has this year started a partnership with the Del Centro Presbytery, it is hoped that half of the participants would come from the BIRP churches. If you are interested, please contact Diane Watkins of the Central Florida Presbytery or Cheryl Mahan, Pastor Shepp, or Frances Fernald.

Tutoring Program:

Please let Karri know if you are interested in serving as a tutor (or volunteer to help in other ways) next school year. Please let children in your neighborhood about this service that our church offers to our community.  Snacks for the children are always welcome. Let Karri know if you can provide drinks or healthy snacks for any of the sessions.

Questions? email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 321-258-2048. See flyer for more information. Download here.

Carepacks for Homeless – Consider packing several gallon size ziploc bags to keep in your car to give to people who are asking for food or donations. Suggested items: non-perishable snack items, bottles of water, toiletries (travel size items of toothpaste, soap, etc.).

Help MIPC reach its goal to support Central Brevard Sharing Center to feed Brevard's Hungry....bring in cans/jars/packages of food to every event!! Coming to Kids Klub? Help feed the Hungry. Coming to Ruth Circle? Help feed the Hungry.  Are you willing to help?

Help support the Church Bazaar-donate your gently used items. Come the third Saturday of the month and find some great treasures. All proceeds go to support MIPC projects.
  • Next event Saturday, September 20:  Monthly Chapel Bazaar and Scrapbooking, beginning at 8:30am.  There are always treasures to be found so please join us!!

MIPC is sharing our love and sentiments with our brothers and sisters in need in Haiti through an organization called "Matthew 28".
Our combined mission is to support:
The entire operation of an orphanage Operation of thirteen feeding centers in villages around the orphanage
Providing medical services in villages without healthcare Pastoring education classes and Bible distribution
Operation of a fish farm
Operation of a grain mill for the local  population
Building new houses for Earthquake refugees
Agricultural projects to grow their own food
Our adult Christian Education classes have been supporting this program through donations given during the Sunday classes. If you are interested in donating to the shared effort, please make checks out to MIPC and designate it for "Matthew  28" and put it into the offering plate.

Wondering how to put the lessons of the "Good Samaritan" into action?  Here is a list of suggestions from the Sojourner's Sunday School Class:
What Can We Do Now?
1. Carry a bag of food for a homeless person in our car. Suggestions include: cans of chili, ravioli, cans of fruit, water, granola bars, chips, a Sharing Center brochure, a MIPC message.
2. Call someone to just say," I'm thinking about you".
3. Smile more.
4. Support the MIPC Haiti Fund, the Matthew 28 orphanage.
5. Pray for the hungry.
6. Create free classes for the homeless to learn English or to fill out a job application/ resume.
7. Write congress about concerns for the helpless.
8. Join a group like "Big Brothers" or "Young Life".( Ask Vivian for details).
9. Bring new people to church and get to know their needs.
10. Give your leftovers from a restaurant to a hungry person.
11. Tell your friends about issues that concern you. Educate people about those in need.
12. Change the world by loving others ( all others) unconditionally just like Jesus did. We cannot love Jesus without loving people.
13. Bring in a tool for the Habitat for Humanity Tool Box

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June-July Highlights

June 22-Congregational Meeting

July 13-20  Montreat Conference for Youth

July 28-Aug 1- Vacation Bible School



Sundays: 9:30 am Praise/Worship; 10:30 am Fellowship  11:00 am Worship

Every other Wednesday-Bible Study at 7 pm (July 2,16, 30) Location changes each week-call office

Thursdays: Summer Rec 10am-1pm in Activities Room

July 13-20 Montreat for the Youth

July 28-Aug 1  Vacation Bible School

No Committee Meetings in July




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