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MORE Program (Missions ~ Outreach ~ Relationships ~ Education)


Phone:(252) 247-2202
contact: Church Office
email: office@firstpresmhc.org

Mailing Address:
First Presbyterian Church
1604 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC. 28557

The MORE program offers the opportunity for youth groups, families 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. Special accommodations can be made for a family mission trip.

MORE Leadership

Director: Suzy Edwards

Suzy is a Christian Educator with a Masters in Theological Studies from Columbia Theological Seminary. She has a background in education, having taught previously in both public and private settings.

Suzy is a member of First Presbyterian Church. Her husband, Bart, is the Associate Pastor at First Presbyterian. Together, they have two children.


The director will guide you through the planning, organization and follow-up of your entire trip. She will be on-site each morning for breakfast and will lead the devotional before the group departs each day. 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) will be provided by Suzy. Scheduling of all activities (missional and recreational) will be also be handled by the director.


  • $18 / day / participant - (Covers accommodations and breakfast)
  • $5 / day / participant - (optional - Food to make and pack Bag lunches)
  • $6 / day / participant - (optional - Dinner supplies provided - group prepares, serves and cleans up)
  • 20% deposit will hold your reservation.
Note: For Family mission trips, we offer a reduced rate for younger children 10 and under $4/child

*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.


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.


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

Local Attractions

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.