eNews@Morningside December 16, 2014 Edition
Morningside Staff


eNews@Morningside       December 16 - December 21, 2014

December 21, 2014
Fourth Sunday of Advent

11 a.m. Worship
Baron Mullis preaching
"An Auspicious Start"
Texts: Romans 16:25-27; Luke 1:26-38

9:30 a.m.
Coffee and Conversation

9:45 a.m.
Church School 

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

All children will review what they've learned about Jesus' birth and celebrate his coming.
12 noon

12:15 p.m.
Chancel Choir Rehearsal

7:30 p.m.
Service of Healing and Wholeness 
(child care provided)

Find a complete list of our church officers and staff at 


Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more! - Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Special Event in Room 201 at 9:45 a.m.
Tell Me the Stories of Jesus:  Sharing our Faith with Children and Others

This Sunday, December 21
, all ages are invited to come and bring a friend to enjoy Jonah McDonald, a Southern Order of Storytelling member and former board member. John has told his stories on NPR; started "Stories on the Square" in Decatur; and performed at elementary and middle schools in Georgia. He also leads storytelling workshops for youth and adults. John runs an adventure guide company called Sure Foot Adventures and has written a hiking guidebook published in 2014 called "Hiking Atlanta's Hidden Forests: Intown and Out on the Intown Atlanta Trails." John is Quaker and tells stories with deeper meaning similar to the ancient Jewish practice of Midrash. 


December 17  
- Men's Breakfast
Come join us for breakfast and fellowship this Wednesday at 7 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. RSVP to Allen Burke allen_n_burke@hotmail.com
- MPP Carols and Coffee
All are welcome to join the Preschool community.

December 18

- Thursday Theology 

Engage with a small but lively group of members hashing out theological terms with Baron in his office at 12:30 p.m.

December 21

- Give the gift of warmth to the women of Shearith Israel Shelter (SIS)

Bring a donation of mittens, gloves, and hats to the collection baskets in the Welcome Center through Sunday, December 21 for SIS.

- 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 (child care provided).

December 24

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

- 8 p.m. Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols (child care provided; doors open at 7:15 p.m.) 



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.


Grace Bittick, The Rev. Canon Domenic Ciannella, Sandra Crawford, Mary Ann Embleton, John Garner, Karen Hancock and family, Dr. Steve Hayner, Ann Herndon, Penny Hill, Finley Holaway, Kaitlin Andry, Melanie Donnelly, Ron and Ann Reggio, Peggy Johnson Smith, Warren Johnson, Sr., Vicky Langford, Philip Marshall, Jan McMahan, Marilyn Neforas, Jason Perryman, Sonia Picallo, 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 16, 2014 11:27 AM