Life@Morningside for November 29, 2015
Anna Best

Life @ Morningside for November 29, 2015



Welcome to worship at Morningside Presbyterian Church.

•  Baron Mullis, Senior Pastor, will be our

preacher, and Sarah Smith, intern, will be our


•  Large print hymnals and Bibles as well as hearing

aids are available; ushers will gladly assist.

•  Please complete the information in the Friendship

Pad at the end of the pews and pass the pads

down and back again during the Concerns portion

of worship.

•  Worship notebooks and books for children are

in the library. Nursery for infants and toddlers is

in Room 105; 2-3 year olds are in Room 012.

•  Children ages 3-10 are invited to exit to the narthex

after the Baptismal Response where their

teachers will take them to their classrooms.

Threes, Fours & fives are in Room 011; K-5th

Grade in worship.



The flowers today are given to the glory of God

and to commemorate the anniversary of Jan and

Ted McMahan who were married in this sanctuary

on December 2, 1969.



Evanston Chapman O’Brien, son of Eric and

Emily O’Brien, will receive the sacrament of

baptism this morning.



Cindy Humphries will lead a discussion on ways

we can all enrich our celebration of Christmas,

both spiritually and practically. MPC women and

friends are invited for dinner and conversation tomorrow,

November 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the home

of Lynn Young (277 The Prado, 30309). We will

share holiday memories and traditions, and prepare

for the Advent season. RSVP to Sarah

Brownlee rsbrownlee1046@att.net.



Through the month of December, Morningside

will collect food for the ICM food pantry. We

have been asked to put together "food packs" to

give to families for their Christmas dinner side

dishes. Each pack should include stuffing mix,

green beans, fried onions, mushroom soup, cranberry

sauce, yams, and corn and should be

dropped off in the collection baskets or barrel in

the Welcome Center. Our goal is to provide

them with at least 10 packs. As the feasting season

approaches, we will continue collecting a variety

of non-perishable edibles for ICM with the

goal that no one in our community is hungry for

the holidays.



The next meeting of Morningside’s men’s group

will be hosted by Richard Brownlee at the home

of Pam and Ken Sharpe (1700 Timberland Road,

30345) next Tuesday, December 1, at 7 p.m.

The topic will be “Shady Pines, Ma!” What exactly

does the 5th commandment demand from us?

Do we really have to listen to our parents our

whole lives? The night includes dinner. RSVP to




In anticipation of new programming in Children's

Ministry, Sarah Kate and the Transition Committee

would like to hear from the congregation.

Please join us for a Listening Session December

7, 7-8 p.m. in the Session Room. Refreshments

and childcare will be provided, but please let us

know you will be there at sarahkate@morningsidepc.org.



Beginning this Sunday we will have the opportunity

to once again enjoy our lovely Advent banners. Advent

means a coming or arrival. The Advent banners

represent the coming of the promises of God

through Christ Jesus. The title of the banners is

"Heart Root Promises of God; Hope, Peace, Joy,

Love." The purple batiks represent the living, powerful

energy of the Holy Spirit, bringing forth the

promises through Christ into the world. Green,

blue, pink and gold batiks represent the power and

ever-continuing evolution of these promises.



Want an easy way to have fun and make a difference

in the life of really neat and mostly Presbyterian

Emory University students? Sign up to

take a meal to Emory's Presbyterian Campus

Ministry group. Stop by their hangout room and

drop off a simple meal to feed 8-10 co-eds (no

need to bring drinks, plates, or utensils) at 6:30

p.m. on Tuesdays. You're welcome to stay for

awhile and eat with them if you can! Follow this

link to access the meal schedule: http://

www.TakeThemAMeal.com. Recipient Last

Name: @Emory Password: 7396



The women's shelter at Shearith Israel has a new

director - Tasho Wesley - and a new name -

Rebecca's Tent. The shelter has been an important

part of Morningside's Mission Program in

years past. Volunteers arrive at the shelter (1180

University Drive, 30306) at 6 p.m. to warm and

serve the meal to residents as they arrive from

work. Leftovers are prepared for lunches the

next day and put in the refrigerator, and the area

is cleaned up. We leave by 8 p.m. after visiting

with the residents. Men are welcome! We have

scheduled our volunteer dates - January 13-17

and February 17-21. In December we will post

sign-up sheets on the mission board. Please think

about volunteering! - Phyllis Grimes, Shepherd



Our growing infant and toddler nursery at MPC is

in need of additional volunteers during the worship

hour on Sunday mornings. If you are interested

in this opportunity, please contact Claire

Burke at claireneal@hotmail.com for details. Volunteers

are asked to give of their time on a quarterly

basis. Adult and youth volunteers are welcome.


Advent at Morningside

November 22-December 27

•  Faith Development Advent Series

December 5

•  7 p.m. LGBT & Friends Holiday Party

December 12

•  7:30 p.m. Young Adult Christmas Party

December 13

•  Special Music Sunday

•  5 p.m. Christmas Pageant, Carol Sing,

and Chili/Soup Dinner

We need help with food and set up for the

dinner. If you are able to make food or help

with set up and clean up, contact Rachel

Spears, rachelespears@yahoo.com.

Youth Christmas Party will follow

December 16

•  MPP Carols and Coffee

December 24

Christmas Eve Services

•  4 p.m. Worship for Families

•  8 p.m. Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols

(doors open at 7:15 p.m.; childcare provided)


Faith Development at Morningside


Next Sunday, December 6 we will continue our series called “Illuminating Advent: Bringing Christ’s Hope, Peace, Joy and Love Into Our Lives.” For the classes’ Advent service project, they will lead the congregation in a clothing drive. The donations of men's and women's clothing will be given to the ICM clothes closet and Rebecca's Tent. This class meets in Room 201 at 9:45 a.m.


During the weeks leading to Christmas the Preschool Class will hear a part of the nativity story. Today's story is Jesus is Born.



9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

9:45 a.m. Faith Development Class

11 a.m. Worship/Baptism

12 noon Fellowship

3 p.m. Kirby Burgess Voice Recital and Reception


9 a.m. MPP

1 p.m. MPP Ballet

6 p.m. Carlyle Heights Condominium Meeting

7 p.m. Mandolin Society


9 a.m. MPP

11 a.m. Yoga

1 p.m. Playball; Mini Monets

2 p.m. Parkinson Tai Chi

6:30 p.m. Weight Watchers

7 p.m. Theology on Tap

7:30 p.m. Troop 455; MLPA Zoning


8:15 a.m. MPP Yoga

9 a.m. MPP

1 p.m. MPP Music

5:30—6:30 p.m. Christmas Pageant Rehearsal

5:30—6 p.m. Cherub Choir

5:30—6:15 p.m. Treble Choir

7 p.m. Bible Study with Baron

7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir


9 a.m. MPP

11 a.m. Fun with Weights

1 p.m. Playball

7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir


9 a.m. MPP

9:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m. Advent Decorating

10 a.m. MPP Creative Movement

1 p.m. Karate

7 p.m. Choir Christmas Party (home of Nancy and Mac Frampton)


9 a.m. Women’s AA Meeting

10 a.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal

7 p.m. LGBT & Friends Holiday Party (home of Cindy and Bill Humphries)


9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

9:45 a.m. Faith Development Class; Christmas Pageant Rehearsal

11 a.m. Worship/Communion

12 noon Fellowship

4:30 p.m. MS Youth Group

5:30 p.m. Youth Games & Dinner

6:30 p.m. High School Youth


Children are always welcome in the Sanctuary during worship. Should you find that your child grows restless, there is child care available. Infants/toddlers are cared for in the Nursery in Room 105, two year olds in Room 012.

ELDER ON CALL: Lisa Jern 404.680.4034

DEACON ON CALL: Cindy Humphries 770.598.7949

USHERS: Nancy Anderson, Laura Fillyaw, Amy Jensen, Monirah Womack

GREETERS: Betsy Holland, Bill Means, Carol Senf, Gail Kitchens

COUNTERS: Martin Dunlap, Laura Fillyaw




4s & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Carol Senf, Beth Baer

FELLOWSHIP: Lisa Jern and Jennifer James


Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 4:6-7

Keep in your prayers...

Connie Crowley (Hugh Bell’s sister-in-law)

Bill Garmon (Lynsley Tyler’s neighbor)

Hamilton family (friends of the Nuckols)

Ann Herndon (Will’s mother)

Penny Hill (Executive Presbyter)

Finley Holaway

Irwin Family

Braxton Jarratt

Friends and relatives of Linda Johnson: Kaitlin Andry, Melanie Donnelly, Ellen Hardeman, Ron and Ann Reggio, Peggy Johnson Smith, Warren Johnson, Sr.

Timothy Johnson (Hugh Bell’s friend)

Vicky Langford (James Beasley’s mother)

Rhett Laurens (Sarah and Richard Brownlee’s neighbor)

Annette Lowery (David Lowery’s mother)

Bobbie McCrackin

Jan McMahan

Marilyn Neforas (Hugh Bell’s friend)

Linda and Mike Robinson (Bill Smith’s family)

Bus and Carmen Ryan (Tyler Ryan’s parents)

Bruce Sandkam (Melinda Sandkam’s father)

Pat Senak (Ericson Harris’ friend)

Greg and Mary Ann Smith and family (friends of the Bach family)

Kent Smith (Hugh Bell’s friend)

Dick Stack (Jane Stack’s husband)

Jennifer and Jason Swafford (Sandy Jones’ friends)

Mike and Amelia Tyler (Lynsley Tyler’s brother and niece)

John Vytal (Katye Watts’ father)

Lincoln Weis (Sienna Weis’s dad)

Please submit prayer requests using the prayer cards in the pew racks.

Last Published: November 27, 2015 3:39 PM