eNews@Morningside December 2, 2014 Edition
Morningside Staff


eNews@Morningside       December 2 - December 7, 2014

December 7, 2014
Children's Choirs Singing

11 a.m. Worship with Communion
Baron Mullis preaching
"The Beginning of the Good News"
Texts: Isaiah 40:1-11; Mark 1:1-8

9:30 a.m.
Coffee and Conversation

9:45 a.m.
Church School; Christmas Pageant Rehearsal (angels/sheep)

This Sunday, the Adult Faith Development Class that meets in Room 201 will continue their Advent Series.

The Pre-K class will hear how the shepherds responded to the news of Jesus' birth in the story Jesus is Born. Elementary will continue their worship by reading Luke 1:26-38, the story of Mary and the Angel Gabriel. Fourth and fifth grade will be in worship.

12 noon 
Fellowship Hall  

12:15 p.m.
Faith Development Committee; Christmas Pageant Rehearsal  

4 p.m.
Christmas Pageant Stage Crew Rehearsal

5-7 p.m.
Youth Group

6 p.m.
Journey (Children's Choirs and their Families Sing and Serve)  

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Our annual collection of non-perishable items for the Atlanta Community Food Bank is in full swing. Mac 'n cheese, peanut butter, canned veggies, meats, fruits and low sugar whole grain cereals are welcome.  Donation barrels are throughout the church.


Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. - Marcel Proust
Our next Theology on Tap will be hosted by Lloyd Prince tonight, December 2, at 7 p.m.  (91 Lakeview Drive, NE, 30317). RSVP to the church office office@morningsidepc.org if you would like to attend this men's program with dinner. Baron Mullis will continue the study of the Apostles Creed with "Was crucified, dead and buried. He descended into hell..." As we prepare to worship Jesus at the time of his birth, what does it mean to remember that he died? What does it mean that Jesus "descended into hell?"

Interest in a Divorce Support Group?
Baron was approached recently by clergy colleagues about the possibility of partnering with local Presbyterian congregations to offer a divorce support group staffed by trained therapists and counselors. Each congregation is presently gauging support and interest in such a group - if a critical mass exists between the congregations, the pastors have agreed to work together to create this group at little to no cost to participants. If you are interested in participating in a group designed to support people experiencing divorce, please e-mail Baron to express your interest.  Divorce is hard, and if the church can help make it any easier, we want to.  Please let us know of your interest.

Faith Development at Morningside
Tell Me the Stories of Jesus:  Sharing our Faith with Children and Others

How do we share our faith with children and others?  Stories make a connection to our lives.  Come hear how we connect and learn through stories. All ages and stages are encouraged to join in Room 201 at 9:45 a.m. each Sunday through December 21. The class is lead by MPC members Laura Fillyaw and Lynn Daniel. Start Christmas week in a fun and truly unique way and bring kids, family, neighbors and friends on December 21 for a very special guest. Southern Order of Storytellers Jonah McDonald will be telling stories! All are welcome!


December 6

- LGBT & Friends Holiday Celebration

For more information, please contact lgbtandfriends@morningsidepc.org 

December 7

 - Children's Choirs Sing and Serve at Journey Shelter

December 11  

- Lydia Circle White Elephant Holiday Party

For more information, please contact Lele Ruby leleruby@bellsouth.net

December 12

- Couples Group Holiday Party

For more information, please contact kdbremer@bellsouth.net 

December 14

- Special Music Sunday 

This year Organist/Choirmaster Mason Copeland and the Chancel Choir have prepared the Mass Number 6 in G Major, "Missa Sancti Nicolai" by Franz Joseph Haydn as the focus of our worship. Featuring soloists soprano Megan Mashburn, alto Kate Murray, tenor John Young and bass Brandon Odom, the work is classified in a sub-genre of musical settings of the Catholic Mass called a Pastoral Mass.   

- Christmas Pageant, Carol Sing, and Chili/Soup Dinner

Beginning at 5 p.m. 46 kids will share the story of the birth of Jesus through drama and song followed by our annual Chili/Soup Dinner and Carol Sing led by Mason Copeland. Sign up to provide chili/soup by contacting Linda Johnson lindamariej.1@gmail.com, 404.663.5149

December 17  

- MPP Carols and Coffee

December 21

- Service of Healing and  Wholeness, 7:30 p.m. 

Anyone feeling the need to give or receive special prayers is invited for this quiet worship experience.

December 24

- Christmas Eve Services
- 4 p.m.  Worship for Families

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


Eric and Emily O'Brien on the birth of their son Evanston Chapman on November 30. Siblings are Ellis and Belle.

Grace Bittick, The Rev. Canon Domenic Ciannella, Travis and Erin Cottle, Sandra Crawford, Mary Ann Embleton, John Garner, Karen Hancock and family, Dr. Steve Hayner, Ann Herndon, Finley Holaway, Kaitlin Andry, Melanie Donnelly, Ron and Ann Reggio, Peggy Johnson Smith, Warren Johnson, Sr., Vicky Langford, Philip Marshall, Maya, Jan McMahan, Hugh McNeill,Catherine Nance, Marilyn Neforas, Jason Perryman, Anne and Nate Reid, Linda and Mike Robinson, Kent Smith, Jennifer and Jason Swafford, John Vytal, and Ethel Young.

More Information
For more information about these events, please contact the church office at 404.876.7396 or office@morningsidepc.org.

Last Published: December 3, 2014 7:28 AM