MORE Program

Missions ~ Outreach ~ Relationships ~ Education
The MORE program offers the opportunity for youth or mission groups to participate in a missional retreat in the beautiful town of Morehead City, NC. This seaside town offers the beauty of the wildlife and waters that surround it, gentle and loving people in the community, surf and plenty of sand! Mixed in with all of God's splendor and beauty is a host of opportunities for guests to see and experience God in new and exciting ways.

Mission Statement

The MORE program at First Presbyterian Church, in Morehead City, NC, offers visiting guests the opportunity to hear, see, experience and share MORE about God through missions, outreach, relationships and education. Our missions include local opportunities for service projects in and around our community. The outreach directly affects our local people and ministries. The relationship building focuses primarily on our relationship with Christ but also includes team building and the development of relationships with other brothers and sisters in Christ. Our educational practices are biblically based and offer a practical way of enriching the lives of the participants and the community in which they serve. We emphasize the importance of environmental education and view it as a way of learning how to be good stewards of all that God has entrusted to us. Our relationship as Christians with all of God's creation is a primary focus of the MORE program. <> 

Who is Invited

Adults, College students, Middle School and High School students are all welcome. Younger children are also welcome when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Group size is limited to 35 students, max. <> 

MORE Leadership

Director: Sandee Mroz Contact: 252-247-2202

The director will guide you through the planning, organization and follow-up of your entire trip. She can be on-site each morning and/or evening to prepare breakfast and/or dinner based on selections you choose when making reservations. All itineraries, maps and important information will be released through the director. Resources for evening vespers and team building activities (youth or group leader initiated and led) are led by the group. Scheduling of all activities (missional and recreational) can be handled by the director. 

Based on the package selected and individual needs of each group related to the Director and her service with your group, fees will vary. Please contact Sandee at for details. <> 

*A list of fundraising opportunities is available for registered participants. These activities offer an excellent opportunity to share your MORE about GOD experience with your home church and community. In addition to the program costs, a $150 deposit check will be collected at the time of your arrival. This will be held until your check out time. Any lost keys or damages will be deducted. 

Meals: Our facility offers a new and beautiful kitchen with all the amenities. We have ample equipment to prepare and cook meals. The kitchen has a microwave, refrigerator, freezer and an ice maker. Breakfast is included with your daily rate, with a cleanup led by the visiting group. Lunch and dinner supplies are available for additional costs. Your group will be responsible for the preparation and clean-up of the meal.

The area has some of the country's best seafood. You may choose to have one or several meals out. Prior to your arrival, final arrangements for your meals will be made. 

Facilities: Our church offers a large Fellowship Hall (Westminster Hall), kitchen, washer and dryer, showers and bathrooms, a youth room and Sunday school rooms for sleeping. Our Fellowship Hall has a full size Volleyball court, basketball hoops and plenty of room for activities and indoor recreation. Our youth room offers a pool table, ping pong and a fooz ball table and a TV with DVD and VCR equipment. There are couches and comfortable chairs in the youth room as well. The room is equipped with a chalk board and flip charts and felt-tipped markers for your use.

Sleeping arrangements/assignments can be made when you arrive. We have Sunday school rooms (separate for girls and guys) to choose from as well as space for smaller groups in the Fellowship Hall (carpeted area). All sleeping arrangements must be approved by the MORE program director. We have a limited number of air mattresses for your use. Each participant is responsible for bringing a sleeping bag. 

Group Leaders will be issued keys to the building upon arrival and check in. 
Off Site Opportunities
Martha's Mission Cupboard, Inc. (Food Pantry)
· Environmental Education and Missions
· Hope Mission (Soup Kitchen)
· Retirement Homes
· Habitat for Humanity
Carteret County Schools
· Boys and Girls Club
· Salvation Army
· Interfaith Alliance (Home Repair Projects)
· Outerbanks Wildlife Shelter (Education)
· Cape Lookout National Seashore
· North Carolina Coastal Federation (Environmental Projects)
· North Carolina Coastal Reserve 

Note: Space and availability may be limited for some of these opportunities. Call for an update and for space available. Director will work with group leader/s to accommodate and create your trip. 

Local Attractions
· Kayaking
· Canoeing
· Beaches
· Boating
· Restaurants
· Fishing
· Swimming
· Historical Tours
· Camp Albemarle-Presbyterian Church Camp
· North Carolina Aquarium - Pine Knoll Shores
· Maritime Museum
· Fort Macon State Park
· The History Place (Carteret County History Museum) 
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