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Weeks of November 17, 2014

NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER

Wonderful Wednesday: CANCELLED THIS WEDNESDAY: Because of some kitchen complications that also impacts the Anchor use, we will NOT have Wednesday night meal and programs this week.   The adult choir will meet. Wednesday night programs and meals will resume on Wednesday, December 3 at 5:30.

Local Mission of the Month- The Giving Tree is located in the hallway near the anchor. Each item will be used either for connecting Henry’s Community Christmas Shop (ornament shape) or to help children in Henry County Juvenile Mental Health Court System (tree shape). All items should be returned unwrapped with the tag attached by November 30th. 

Timberridge Presbyterian Update : Olin will be preaching Timberridge this coming Sunday. Please pray for our ministers as well as MPC and Timberridge. We are committed to the building up the Body of Christ in the PC(USA). 

Go- Go’s- Senior Adults (55+)  have scheduled a trip to Jonesboro entitled “Gone with the Wind Matinee.” It will take place on November 20th leaving MPC at 8:30 am. The trip begins with a tour of  “The Road to Tara Museum” Led by a costumed docent. Next, we will have a “Gone with the Wind” tour of Jonesboro on our bus with a costumed step-on docent. Finally, we will tour Stately Oaks plantation with our docent. Lunch will be at The Golden Corral in Jonesboro. Cost is $25 plus $5 bus fee. The $25 per person is based on a minimum of 25 people. So, Pat Robinson needs to know how many people are interested in order to confirm this reservation. Please reply ASAP. Thanks

Santa Express- Sponsored by Presbyterian Women, please donate grooming items to the Santa  Express Box (located outside Anchor) to benefit the elderly men and women at Presbyterian Home and Presbyterian Village. Items most needed are: Large boxes of Kleenex, Efferdent and denture brushes, spray deodorant, shampoo, body lotion, unscented body powder, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and body wash. Donations accepted through Sunday, November 30.

Friendship Circle will meet on Thursday, November 20th at 6:30 pm at the home of Nola Crane. For more information regarding Friendship Circle, contact Jill Stroud or Judy Burch.

Advent Readers Needed: If your family would like to light a candle on the Advent Wreath, please contact Rachael Knoll. We are in need of people to light a candle each week during both the 8:30 am and 11:00 am worship services each Sunday in December and one at each Christmas Eve Services. 

Advent Adventures go ahead and mark your calendars for Wednesday, December 3rd. We are planning fun for the whole family complete with games, crafts and laughs to help us learn the importance of Advent as well as to get us in the Christmas Spirit. If you would like to volunteer to help with this, let Elizabeth know. 

Sunny Side Up: Would you be willing to provide breakfast for the kids and staff at A Friends House? These dates are wide open: October 26, November 23rd, December 28th… and all of 2015! It’s a great service opportunity for Sunday School classes, circles, families, individuals. Contact Debbie Withers for more info or to sign up.