eNews@Morningside January 13, 2015 Edition
Morningside Staff


eNews@Morningside       January 13 - January 18, 2015

January 18, 2015
11 a.m. Worship with Baptism
Baron Mullis preaching
"On Being Christians" Sermon Series
#3, "Living Differently from Others"
Texts: 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; John 1:43-51 


9:30 a.m.
Coffee and Conversation


9:45 a.m.
Faith Development Classes; Confirmation Class; Children in Mission



This Sunday, January 18, come explore social justice issues at 9:45 a.m. in Room 201 with attorney Elizabeth Appley, an experienced advocate for vulnerable populations who both litigates and lobbies in the public interest. Elizabeth represents Presbyterians for a Better Georgia and the Central Outreach and Advocacy Center at the Georgia General Assembly.  She will share about these organizations and why they are motivated by their faith to speak out against gun violence, in support of a safe harbor for youth who have been the victims of sex trafficking, and in favor of helping people to avoid or overcome homelessness. Also learn how you can be an effective advocate on these issues as we strive together to support public policies that serve the least of these.   



Preschool children will hear how Jesus called his twelve helpers in the story Follow Me! Elementary classes will read Mark1:1-11 and discuss Jesus' baptism.


12 noon


12:30 p.m.
RHO Readers


3-6 p.m. 
Genesis Shelter
5 p.m.
Youth Group





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.




Worship is a way of seeing the world in the light of God. - Abraham Joshua Heschel 



Help MPC show their "Serving Others" spirit by participating in at least one of the following activities:


- Pre-MLK: Thank you for collecting newspapers for Atlanta Humane Society and plastic bags for Intown Collaborative Ministries Food Pantry and dropping them off with your children before or after worship this January 18, and bringing non-perishable food items to the Welcome Center baskets to support the food pantry collection by MPC Youth in conjunction with the nationwide Souper Bowl Offering.
- This Saturday: Partner with a family or two to take our Six Star Refugee family on an Atlanta outing (can be another date, too); sign up for Senior Workday in Decatur 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Youth to prepare and serve breakfast at Intown Collaborative Ministries Food Pantry.
- This Sunday: Wear Your Serving Others T-shirt To Worship!
Attend Adult Faith Development at 9:45 a.m. with Presbyterians for a Better Georgia Advocate Elizabeth Appley. Children will work with the Cure Childhood Cancer Brown Bag program and Bread for Journey during the 9:45 hour. This month, sign up to check out volunteering with Meals on Wheels by taking a two hour ride-along (Monday, Wednesday, or Friday) with others. Subs and regular volunteers are needed. *Adults participate in providing and serving dinner at Genesis Shelter. Volunteers still needed for Shearith Israel Shelter for Women this evening, 6-8 p.m.
- Next Monday: Sign up for Senior Workday in Decatur 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; families (children all ages welcome) sign up to lead songs and Bingo at Calvin Court, 12 noon-3 p.m.

- Post-MLK: Activities are also available. Please see this week's Life@Morningside insert to the bulletin for more information.



Early registration for currently enrolled families and MPC members is currently going on. You can now download the necessary forms at http://www.morningsidepc.org/registration. You must submit your application and registration fee by Friday, January 23. Open registration begins Monday, February 2



The One Gray Hair group will have their first lunch and program of 2015

this Wednesday, January 14 at noon in Fellowship Hall. Robert Gray will lead the program "Reflections on Christmas." We look forward to seeing everyone in the new year. RSVP to Richard and Sarah Brownlee (rsbrownlee1046@att.net) so they can get an accurate count for food.



This Thursday, January 15 at 12 noon, Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary (JCTS) will unveil its new mission and direction during a dynamic worship service at Druid Hills Presbyterian Church, 1026 Ponce de Leon Avenue.  JCTS President Paul Roberts and PCUSA Moderator Heath Rada will host the unveiling.  Please join for worship and to hear the great things God is doing in this historic institution, the only predominantly African-American Presbyterian seminary.  To register for the event, which includes lunch ($15), go to www.smithseminary.org



The next opportunity to join Morningside Presbyterian Church will be
Sunday, February 8.  We will offer an Inquirers' Class on Sunday, February 1, which is your chance to know more about the history of Morningside, ask questions, learn a bit about the history of Presbyterianism and meet some people. On February 8, we have an orientation to the ministries of Morningside followed by an opportunity to join the church.  For more information, contact Baron Mullis (baron.mullis@morningsidepc.org) in the church office.  



LGBT & Friends next meeting on Tuesday, January 20 includes dinner and the program "Keeping Faith in an Interfaith World" led by Joanna Adams. All are welcome to join us from 7 to 9 p.m. in Fellowship Hall!

RSVP to lgbtandfriends@morningsidepc.org. 


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. Registration is open to the community. Contact Liz Sommerfeld (elizabethsommerfeld@gmail.com) to find out about remaining availability.


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, Grady Ulep, 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 13, 2015 4:06 PM