eNews@Morningside January 6, 2015 Edition
Morningside Staff


eNews@Morningside       January 6 - January 11, 2015

January 11, 2015
11 a.m. Worship with Officer Ordination and Installation 
Baron Mullis preaching
"On Being Christians" Sermon Series
#2, "Worshipping God"
Texts: Psalm 29; Acts 19:1-7

9:30 a.m.
Coffee and Conversation

9:45 a.m.
Faith Development Classes



This Sunday, January 11 the Reverend Gad Mpoyo, pastor of Shalom International Ministries, will lead the class as part of our month long series on God's Mission in the world. Rev. Mpoyo will help us rethink the way we engage the global church abroad and right in our back yards. All are welcomed and encouraged to join in Room 201!"   



The Pre-K Class will hear the story Come to the Water

and talk about Jesus' Baptism. Elementary classes will learn what happened when twelve year Jesus went to Jerusalem for Passover.


12 noon

12:30 p.m.
Young Adult Brunch

5 p.m.
Youth Group

6 p.m.



Ever wanted to learn to read music?  Want to improve your singing?  Morningside member, Megan Mashburn teaches private voice, beginning piano, and music skills on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at MPC.  Megan has a Masters of Music from Boston University and sings frequently in the Atlanta area, including the MPC chancel choir. She accepts students of all ages and offers 30, 45, and 60 minute lessons.  If you or someone you know is interested, contact Megan at 

meganmashburn @gmail.com or (864) 230-5813



Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier. - Albert Schweitzer  



Through the month of January, our adult Faith Development class will explore the dynamics of God's mission throughout the world and in our community. Each topic in Room 201 Sundays at 9:45 a.m. stands-alone and everyone is invited to attend all four or any of particular interest.



Are you interested in learning more about how to put an end to back-talk, nagging, and power struggles? MPC will offer a six week course called Parenting the Love and Logic Way, Thursdays 7-9 p.m., January 22- February 26 taught by Ellen Carrington. Cost is $100 for an individual and $150 for couples. For more information or to register, contact Children's Education Chair Liz Sommerfeld elizabethsommerfeld@gmail.com (registration deadline is this Wednesday, January 7).



Don't throw out those burned out Christmas lights! MPP is collecting them for recycling from Tuesday, January 6 through Friday, January 9. Thanks for keeping them out of the landfill!


Yoga will begin today, January 6, at 11 a.m. in Room 201. The class will run six weeks, and will focus on flexibility, strengthening, balance, breathing, relaxation and fun. Fun and fitness is also the focus of Thursday's class...Weights to the Oldies (beginning this Thursday, January 8). Thursday's students work with hand-held weights on body sculpting and resistance training. Plus, we workout to great music! For questions email instructor, Pam Sharpe, at yogapam@bellsouth.net.


The Men of Morningside will gather for friendship and study tonight, January 6, at 7 p.m. Following dinner they will explore the phrase from the Apostles' Creed "The third day, he arose again from the dead, ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the father almighty..." Baron leads the ongoing discussion of the creed we say most Sundays. He'll cover what it means to affirm that Jesus rose from the dead. What does it mean for our lives that we worship a risen Lord? What do all those other phrases mean? Richard Brownlee will host at the home of Ken and Pam Sharpe (1700 Timberland Road, 30345). RSVP to the church  office@morningsidepc.org.



The Poetry Group, led by Robert Gray and Baron Mullis, will meet this Thursday, January 8, in Baron's office at 12:30 p.m. No knowledge of poetry is required - just an honesty to talk about life experiences, faith and how we can encounter the Word in fresh ways.  You are welcome, but not required, to bring lunch with you.



We are looking forward to seeing you at Leslie and Lloyd Prince's* home at 7 p.m. this Friday, January 9 for the first event of 2015! The Princes are amazing hosts, and we always have great fun together and with the "mystery" New Year Resolutions. They are planning to serve a chicken enchilada casserole - so bring an appetizer, side or dessert plus beverage of choice. Let us know if you can join, and please invite new MPC friends who might enjoy the group! Mark your calendar for a Valentine MPC Couples evening at the Bremers' February 13, and consider whether you might like to host March, April, May or June (at home or a restaurant).



The Presbyterian Heritage Foundation is hosting a membership event at the Piedmont Driving Club Thursday, January 22 from 6:30 - 8:30. The event will include dinner and a presentation by Dr. John Akers, former Dean of Montreat College, about John Calvin. There is a $100 per person tax deductible donation for becoming a founding member of the Atlanta Chapter of the Presbyterian Heritage Foundation. RSVP and checks, made to Presbyterian Heritage Foundation, are to be mailed to Mrs. Steve Shepherd, 4409 Paces Battle NW, Atlanta, 30377. Checks must be received by next Monday, January 12. For any additional information contact Richard Brownlee, rsbrownlee1046@att.net.



Grace Bittick, Todd Brawner and Peter Dickson, The Rev. Canon Domenic Ciannella, Sandra Crawford, Mary Ann Embleton, John Garner, Karen Hancock and family, Dr. Steve Hayner, Ann Herndon, Penny Hill, Family of John Lubniewski, Finley Holaway, Kaitlin Andry, Melanie Donnelly, Peggy Hardeman, Peggy, Ron and Ann Reggio, Peggy Johnson Smith, Warren Johnson, Sr., Vicky Langford, Philip Marshall, Jan McMahan, 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: January 6, 2015 11:48 AM