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Week of October 13, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday: Dinner from 5:30-6:30 pm; Menu: Salsa Chicken. Yellow Rice, Salad, Rolls, & Dessert. Prepared by: JG Humphries and Rita Wieland.  To make a reservation, call or email the church office, use the pew pads or ACS. Programs will begin at 6:30 pm.

Local Mission of the Month During the Month of October, Local Missions is kicking off a baby bottle drive to help support Henry County’s Pregnancy Resource Center. Sunday School Classes will compete to see which class can fill up the most baby bottles with loose change. Let’s all help support this local organization.

Wednesday Adult Bible Study- October 15. Pastoral Epistles Bible Study begins, Wednesday. Rev. Olin McBride will teach this study on I and II Timothy and Titus. There are several good reasons for studying the Pastoral Epistles. Among them are (1) they stress sound doctrine, (2) they demand consecrated living, (3) they tell about the closing activities of the life of Apostle Paul,  (4) in these epistles as well as in the others God speak to us.

Go- Go’s- Senior Adults (55+)  on October 16th, will be going to the World of Coca- Cola and to ride the Centennial Park Ferris Wheel. We’ll have lunch at Mary Mac’s Team Room. Plan to meet at the church at 8:30 am and return mid afternoon. Cost: Around $26 to $30, plus lunch and the $5 bus fee. Contact Pat Robinson for more information.

SERRV Sale: SERRV is a program which MPC has supported for many years. SERRV is a nonprofit organization with a mission to eradicate poverty whatever it resides by providing opportunity and support to artisans and farmers worldwide. We will be having a catalog sale in October and early November so that you can get started on your Christmas shopping. Please contact Patrick Healy if you are able to volunteer to assist with the catalog sale, have purchased in the past and have items which we can use as samples (they will be returned) or just to show your support for this program and would be interested in looking through the catalog and making a purchase. Target dates are 10/19, 10/25, and 11/1. Additional information is also available at http://www.serve.org

Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat- Sunday, October 19th (4-6 pm) Join us for a Bounce House, Costume Parade, Cake Walk, Hot Dogs with Chili, Nachos and Drinks. You can sign up on ACS or on the list near the church office. We need Volunteers for the Trunk or Treat and volunteers to make goodies for the Cake Walk.

Solider’s Angels Quilting Group: Will meet again on  October 21 from 6:30-8:30 pm. If you would like to join us, we’d love to have you! If you can sew, bring your sewing machine, thread, and pins and Mary will provide the fabric and simple patter. Can’t Sew? Come join us for the fellowship and help out by pinning and pressing. These quilts go to wounded soldiers at the hospital in Germany, and are very much appreciated. Contact Mary Mellott for more information. 

Friendship Circle will be meeting on Thursday, October 23rd at 6:30 pm at the home of Mary Mellott. Mary will prepare Chili. We welcome new members and those interested can contact Jill Stroud or Judy Burch for more details. 

4th Annual McYouth Drive Thru Lunch, October 25th from 11-2 pm. Half chicken, Chips, Bread and Cookie for 10.00/ plate. Pre-orders will be available again this year, Pre-order by October 15th. We sold out last year, so be sure to pre-order. Sign up is now available on ACS

Kirkin’ of the Tartan and Consecration Sunday- Sunday, November 2nd (NOTE DATE CHANGE). We will celebrate our Scottish Heritage and dedicate our 2015 financial gifts during the 8:30 and 11:00 worship service. A celebration meal will be served in the Anchor following the service. Chicken and rolls will be provided. Please bring one of the following according to the first letter of your last name; A-G Hot Side/ Casserole, H-L Dessert, M-R Salads, S-Z Vegetables. 

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.  

AARP Driver’s Safety Course will be offered in the Good News Sunday School Classroom on October 31 from 9 am to 4 pm. This is a revision of the driver safety course that has been taught here for seven years. This course is $15 for AARP member and $20 for non-members. For questions or to Enroll, contact Bob Williams.