Weeks of December 15, 2014

DECEMBER 2014 Newsletter

Christmas Events Information

Wonderful Wednesday:  NO Wednesday Night Program until January 14, 2015.

Advent Devotionals are now available in the Narthex

MPC’s Mission Of the Month for December is a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree. Offerings to the Charlie Brown Christmas fund will be divided evenly and gifted to four local Missions: Haven House, A Friend’s House, Hands of Hope Clinic, and Henry County Humane Society. Simply write your check to MPC designating “Charlie Brown” in the subject line. If you’d like your gift to instead support global missions: Thornwell Children’s Home and Tejeres Children of Honduras, indicated “Charlie Brown- Global” in the subject line. Place your gift in the church offering plate anytime during December. Anyone who contributes to A Charlie Brown Christmas may feel free to take home one of the ornaments displayed on the Charlie Brown Christmas Tree. 

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). 

Christmas Joy Offering: A cherished Presbyterian tradition since the 1930’s, the Christmas Joy Offering is one of the special offerings designated by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). We will be collecting for this special offering December 14 and 21.

Messiah Community Sing- a- Long will be Wednesday, December 17th at 7 pm in the Sanctuary.

Stable Service join us at the outdoor pavilion Sunday, December 21st at 5 pm. 

Christmas Eve Services: Candlelight Communion at both 5:00 & 7:00 pm services.  Chancel Choir and Children’s Choir sing at 5:00 pm. Special Music will be at the 7:00 pm service.  Traditional Communion will be served at 5:00 pm. Communion by intinction at 7:00pm.  Christmas Eve Meditation at both services.  

Children’s Chapel for Christmas Eve: Children ages 3 and 4 are invited to Children’s Chapel with Ms. Elizabeth at the 5:00 pm service.  They will be escorted to the Chapel following the Children’s Moment. All other children are invited to remain in the Sanctuary to enjoy the service.

Relay for Life Commemorative Quilt for 2014  is back on display this month. The Relay for Life is collecting donation for the 2015 quilt. We are honoring and remembering our loved ones who have fought cancer by making a $25 donation to the American Cancer Society for each name. We hope that you will help us fill the 2015 quilt. Forms are by the quilt, and can be turned in to the church office or the Collection plate. Please have forms returned by the end of December. If you have questions, please contact Mary Mellott.  Thank You!!