eNews@Morningside December 1, 2015 Edition
Morningside Staff


eNews@Morningside      December 1 - December 6, 2015

December 6, 2015    
11 a.m. Worship with Communion

Please remember your canned and dry goods to bring forward when you come to communion on Sunday. Baskets will be in the front of the sanctuary to receive our offerings as we receive the offering of God's grace in communion. 

Baron Mullis preaching
"By the Tender Mercy our Our God"
Texts: Luke 1:68-79; Philippians 1:3-11

9:30 a.m.
Coffee and Conversation

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

This Sunday, we continue a six-week 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 will be given to the ICM clothes closet and Rebecca's Tent. Please bring adult men and women's clothing items only. Clothes should be clean and in good condition. This class meets in Room 201 at 9:45 a.m.

Preschool children will hear how the shepherds responded to the news of Jesus' birth.
12 noon

4:30 p.m. 
MS Youth Group

5:30 p.m.
Youth Games and Dinner

6:30 p.m. 
High School Youth



God provides minimum protection, maximum support - support to help us grow up, to stretch our minds and hearts until they are as wide as God's universe. - William Sloane Coffin
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) tonight, 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 office @morningsidepc.org.

Pour a cup of holiday cheer at this year's LGBT & Friends Holiday Party on Saturday, December 5 at 7 p.m.! Cindy and Bill Humphries are once again graciously hosting this year's gathering (1881 Dayron Trace, Marietta, 30062). RSVP to Cindy today at cindy52@bellsouth.net.

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 next Monday, December 7, 7-8 p.m. in the Session Room. Refreshments and childcare will be provided. RSVP to sarahkate@morningsidepc.org.
Organist/Choirmaster, Jonathan Crutchfield, invites you to join us on Sunday, December 13, for our annual Special Music Sunday. The music that morning will feature the Children's Choirs, Youth Ensemble, Handbell Choir, and the Chancel Choir. Later that day we enjoy another favorite - the Children's Christmas pageant which will be in the sanctuary this year and is directed by our Director of Children's Ministry Sarah Kate. After the pageant you can have a bowl of chili or soup at the Chili/Soup cook-off followed by the annual Carol Sing.You won't want to miss it! 

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. 

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. 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. Please bring all donations to the Welcome Center.
Connie Crowley, Bill Garmon, the Hamilton family, Ann Herndon, Penny Hill, Finley Holaway, the 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, Vicky Langford, Rhett Laurens, Annette Lowery, Bobbie McCrackin, Jan McMahan, Marilyn Neforas, Linda and Mike Robinson, Bus and Carmen Ryan, Bruce Sandkam, Pat Senak, Greg and Mary Ann Smith and family, Kent Smith, Dick Stack, Jason and Jennifer Swafford, Mike and Amelia Tyler, John Vytal, and Lincoln Weis.

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

Last Published: December 1, 2015 10:30 AM