eNews@Morningside December 22, 2015 Edition
Morningside Staff


eNews@Morningside      December 22 - December 27, 2015

December 27, 2015    
11 a.m. Worship

Drew Stockstill preaching
"Boy, Don't You Ever"
Texts: 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26; Luke 2:41-52 

9:30 a.m.
Coffee and Conversation

9:45 a.m.
Faith Development Class

This Sunday, we conclude the 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 hear about Anna and, two people who waited and waited their whole lives for 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



There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor. - Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
4 p.m. Family Friendly Service with Handbells, Young Liturgists, and a Christmas story (nursery provided)
 - From 7:30 to 8 p.m. MPC instrumentalists will play Christmas selections. Come early Christmas Eve and enjoy the sounds of Christmas through instrumental music. We thank the Handbell Choir (Jeff Peters, director), Mac Frampton (piano), and Elisabeth Copeland (cello) for their participation.
 - 8 p.m.  Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols (doors open 7:15 p.m.; childcare provided)
The church office will be closed Friday, December 25.
We will take a break from elementary Sunday School through January 3. Children are encouraged to remain in worship. And this Sunday, December 27, all children are invited to wear their pajamas to church!

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.
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, Frieda Morton, Marilyn Neforas, Linda and Mike Robinson, Dorothy Rogers, 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 23, 2015 12:45 PM