eNews@Morningside December 15, 2015 Edition
Morningside Staff


eNews@Morningside      December 15 - December 20, 2015

December 20, 2015    
11 a.m. Worship

Baron Mullis preaching
"An Old Familiar Song"
Texts: Luke 1:46b-55; Micah 5:2-5a 

9:30 a.m.
Coffee and Conversation

9:45 a.m.
Faith Development Class

This Sunday, we continue their 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 Sunday, the preschool class will review all the stories they've learned about Jesus' Birth.
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

7:30 p.m. 
Healing Service



"As Wendell Berry said to me at the Book Depot nearly 30 years ago, in bleak, doomed mid-December, 'It gets darker and darker and darker; and then Jesus is born.'" - Anne Lamott, Advent
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 this 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.  

Everyone is invited to join us in the Fellowship Hall at 9:15 a.m. this Wednesday, December 16, for Carols and Coffee.

4 p.m.  
Family Friendly Service with Handbells, Young Liturgists, and a Christmas story (nursery provided)
8 p.m.  Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols (doors open 7:15 p.m.; childcare provided)

A number of Morningsiders choose to fulfill their annual pledge or make special gifts to Morningside through the gift of stock or other securities. We are always happy to accept such gifts; we ask only that you notify MPC Treasurer Randy Parrish when you initiate a transfer of securities so that we can make sure you receive proper credit for your gift. Should you have questions or wish to make a gift of securities, email randyparrish@bellsouth.net. We thank you for your continuing support of the work and ministry of Morningside.

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.
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, 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 15, 2015 7:38 PM