eNews@Morningside December 8, 2015 Edition
Morningside Staff


eNews@Morningside      December 8 - December 13, 2015

December 13, 2015    
11 a.m. Special Music Sunday

9:30 a.m.
Coffee and Conversation

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

Music this Sunday will feature the Children's Choirs, Youth Ensemble, Handbell Choir, and the Chancel Choir

This Sunday, we continue a six-week series called "Illuminating Advent: Bringing Christ's Hope, Peace, Joy and Love Into Our Lives" in Room 201 at 9:45 a.m.
For the classes' Advent service project, they are leading 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.

This Sunday, the preschool class will hear about the Wise Men and their journey.
Children's worship bags are now available in the Narthex for any child to use while participating in worship. These bags are filled with purposeful activities for children to help keep their hands busy and their ears open while they worship with us. Children can also borrow books from the library. Enjoy our worship bags, but please return them when you're done!

12 noon

12:45 p.m.
Pageant Set-up

5 p.m.
Christmas Pageant/Chili Cook-off/Carol Sing

6 p.m.

7 p.m.
Youth Christmas Party



"It's funny: I always imagined when I was a kid that adults had some kind of inner toolbox full of shiny tools: the saw of discernment, the hammer of wisdom, the sandpaper of patience. But then when I grew up I found that life handed you these rusty bent old tools - friendships, prayer, conscience, honesty - and said 'do the best you can with these, they will have to do'. And mostly, against all odds, they do."  - Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith
All couples are invited to join in the fun at the Antenucci's home on Friday, December 11, for our Christmas party (5420 Trentham Court, Dunwoody 30338). This annual event is a favorite!  For more information about this group and to RSVP for the December gathering, contact Alan and Kathy Bremer kdbremer@bellsouth.net.

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! 

The holidays are wonderful. They are warm and festive. But for those experiencing bereavement, job loss, the breakup of a loving relationship - the holidays can be really a tough time. Morningside will offer our traditional Service of Healing and Hope on Sunday, December 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. The darkness of the sanctuary on this longest night of the year provides a comforting place to receive prayers of healing and hope and, for those who wish, the laying on of hands by pastors, elders and deacons. If you are in need of healing and hope this holiday season, please come. If you can provide a warm presence for those whose holidays are darker than they wish, please come.  

The women's shelter at Shearith Israel has a new name - Rebecca's Tent. The shelter has been an important part of Morningside's Mission Program in years past. Volunteers arrive at the shelter (1180 University Drive, 30306) at 6 p.m. to warm and serve the meal to residents as they arrive from work. Leftovers are prepared for lunches the next day and put in the refrigerator, and the area is cleaned up. We leave by 8 p.m. after visiting with the residents. Men are welcome! We have scheduled our volunteer dates - January 13-17 and February 17-21. Please sign up to volunteer on the sheets on the mission bulletin board.

Through the month of December, Morningside will collect food for the ICM food pantry. Please bring all donations to the Welcome Center.
A BIG THANK YOU... to the congregation for the bounty of food you provided this past Sunday in our Communion food offering. You filled food barrels and baskets to overflowing. Your generosity will go a long way in providing food for the hungry in our city this Advent and Christmas! We give thanks to God for your kindness and generosity.

Connie Crowley, 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 8, 2015 11:04 PM