eNews@Morningside January 12, 2016 Edition
Morningside Staff


eNews@Morningside      January 12 - January 17, 2016

January 17, 2016     
11 a.m. Worship

Baron Mullis preaching
"What Concern Is That to You and Me?"
Texts: Isaiah 62:1-5; John 2:1-11

9:30 a.m.
Coffee and Conversation

9:45 a.m.
Faith Development Class

This Sunday, J.D. McCrary from the International Rescue Committee, will be the guest speaker at the "Welcoming the Stranger" faith development series. This class meets in Room 201 at 9:45 a.m.
The Pre-K class will hear how Jesus called his twelve helpers in the story Follow Me!

12 noon 

12:15 p.m.

12:30 p.m. RHO Readers;
Young Adult Lunch

4:30 p.m. 
Middle School Youth Group

5:30 p.m. 
Youth Games & Dinner

6:30 p.m. 
High School Youth Group



Our opportunities to do good are our talents. - Cotton Mather  

Our first One Gray Hair lunch and program of the new year will be this Wednesday, January 13, at noon in Fellowship Hall. We are very fortunate to have Bob Wells screen his recently completed film on Native American Guide Trees for us. Some of you may remember attending a talk that Bob did a couple of years ago when he was just beginning his research into this fascinating subject. You'll want to be present to see the final result! RSVP to rsbrownlee1046@att.net.

Baron will resume his weekly Bible study this Wednesday, January 13, at 7 p.m. in Room 201. The Poetry Group will resume its monthly meeting this Thursday, January 14, at 12:30 p.m. in Baron's office.

Morningside is facilitating the formation of small groups to promote the discipleship of the congregation through study of God's word and how it relates to our lives. The groups will be composed of up to 12 people, will begin meeting in January, and will generally meet every other week in the home of one of the group members. The topical content the group will encounter is largely determined by the group members with available support from the MPC discipleship committee. If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, contact Peter Tuuk petertuuk@gmail.com or Drew Stockstill dstockstill@morningsidepc.org.

What better way to celebrate the life and work of Dr. King than to give back to our community in service? Please sign up and join in with our Decatur neighbors this Saturday, January 16. We'll work on seniors' homes, making needed repairs and doing yard work that these seniors have been unable to afford. There are jobs for the skilled, the unskilled, and everyone in between (volunteers must be 12 yrs. old). We will meet at the Solarium Community Center (321 W. Hill St., Decatur 30030) at 8:30 a.m. for breakfast and registration. Please bring your own water bottle and if possible, bring tools and work gloves. This will be our 5th year of participation! Sign up on the Mission bulletin board or contact Jack Klotz at 678.428.6255 or jacksklotz@gmail.com.
This coming Sunday's music comes from the oldest form of music singing in America - The Shape Note Singing Tradition. While many of Sunday's selections may not sound like their original beginnings, all tunes come from this tradition spanning from the 1700's to the 1990's. The Choral Offertory, "Emerald Stream" was written in 1991 by a 17-year-old Vermonter, Seth Houston. If you are interested in learning more, a class on shape note singing will be held Saturday, February 6from 10 to noon in the Fellowship Hall. The event is free, but please register by February 4. Send an email to Jonathan Crutchfield jcrutchfield@morningsidepc.org. Participants are asked to bring a vegetable or dessert and stay for "dinner on the grounds" after the singing is completed.

CONGRATULATIONS TO: Lauren and Denton King on the birth of their son, Wesley Denver King, on Saturday, January 9, 2016.

After seven years of faithful service, our office administrator, Anna Best, has indicated to Baron that she will be retiring by March 1. While we will miss her steady management of the church office, we certainly celebrate her retirement with her. Your Human Resources Committee has already begun a process to identify her successor, and you will hear more in the very near future about plans to honor Anna's years of service. In the meantime, please feel free to share your well-wishes with Anna!

Connie Crowley, Austin Davis, 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, Alison and Josh Lontz, 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, 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: February 2, 2016 10:02 AM