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Co-Ed Groups

While we offer small groups for almost any bunch of people you can imagine, as well as opportunities for the whole church to get together. The activities below are tailored for co-ed adults. We invite you to explore these as well as all of our opportunities to connect!

Arts & Crafts Guild

Anyone with a handicraft is invited to affiliate with this group, whihc not only encourages the artists and crafter among us, has a strong service component. Anyone who wants to knit, draw, paint, embroider—whatever!—in the company of others is weclome to come spend time the first and/or third Monday of the month in the Session Room from noon until 1:30 p.m. For those whose work isn't mobile or can't meet can still be part of our list of members. The guild anticipates setting time for special projects, such as sewing for women in Mali or making blankets for newborns in Ecuador. For fall 2016, the guild is planning to hold a silent auction at the church to benefit outreach, to which all artists and crafters are invited to submit their works. Shepherd and contact for the group is Beth Baer.

LGBT & Friends

Seeking to enhance and celebrate Christian life for all believers, LGBT & Friends hosts a dinner-and-discussion evening monthly, usually with a guest speaker. Meetings in a member's home on the second Tuesday of each month. Watch this site and the weekly Life@Morningside bulletin insert for specifics about this inclusive and lively group.

2015 Programs

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MPC Couples Group

The Couples Group invites all couples to join them in informal dinner gatherings on the second Friday of each month, year-round. Each month, we gather at a host couple's home or a neighborhood restaurant of their choice. Couples of all ages—members and nonmembers, married and partnered—are entirely welcome. We attract new couples for the first time almost every month.

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One Gray Hair

If you have one, you're welcome to join this open group for lunch and an informative program at noon in Fellowship Hall (on the third Wednesday in January, March, May, September and November). Focusing on food and fun, the group also plans outreach activities. Watch this site and the weekly Life@Morningside bulletin insert for specific dates and presentation topics.

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RHO Readers

Celebrating our eleventh year in 2015, RHO (Red Hat Optional) Readers is a general book club for all — members, neighbors and friends—who enjoy reading and chat. Feel free to view the list of the books we've read over the past years and some of our upcoming selections. The rules are simple: there’s no long-term commitment to join and everyone is welcome—even those who haven't actually read the book! The group meets on the third Sunday afternoon of each month at 12:30 p.m. in the Session Room for conversation and literary musings. Come join us any time!

During meetings, attendees donate to a Pennies for Pages pot to be given to a literacy project at the end of the year. RHO Readers also sponsor a used-book sale for a couple of Sundays after worship in Fellowship Hall to build our outreach funds. For the past three years we've divided several hundred dollars between The Global Village School in Decatur and the Fugees Academy in Clarkston. Both of these institutions serve refugee children and meet our goal of increased literacy among these new Americans.

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Young Adults

Our young adults are an active and growing segment of our congregation. We get together every second Sunday of the month for lunch following worship. No RSVP is needed, just check out Life@ to find out where we will be meeting or email Drew. We participate as a group in mission projects—such as serving dinner at the Journey shelter, volunteering with Nicholas House and building at Habitat for Humanity. Many of our young adults meet regularly in small group Bible study and discussion groups.

If are interested in finding out more about this group or joining a small group Bible study please email Drew Stockstill.