Week of January 15, 2018

December 2017/ January 2018 Newsletter

This week for Wonderful Wednesdays: 

  • Menu: Pizza Prepared by: Kitchen Crew
  • Programs: Mission Mania

Wonderful Wednesday’s will resume January 17th with Mission Mania: Join us for dinner at 5:30 and then lend a hand to support the efforts of local and global missions. Stations will be set up in the gym for us to do a variety of things to benefit mission-driven organizations in our community and abroad. All ages are invited to make this a fun, family experience. 

Go-Go’s Trip:  On, Thursday, January 18th, The Go-go’s will tour the new Mercedes-Benz stadium. Cost of the tour is $15 per person and reservation and payment is required by January 5th.   Our tour is from 9:30 – 11:00am and we will have lunch in town afterward. We must have at least 20 people to take this tour.  To Make a Reservation for the Mercedes-Benz tour in January please call or email either of the following by January 5th. Contact Pam Ketner or Pat Robinson to sign up. 

January Local Mission Opportunity: During the cold month of January, many in our community continue to face hunger, just like every other month of the year.   The Local Missions Committee asks MPC members to bring non-perishable chili and soup ingredients to place in the collection bin outside of the Anchor throughout the month of January.  Our collection will culminate on Sunday evening, January 28th at the annual Chili Cook-Off.

The Joy Circle will begin the new year by continuing to meet the third Tuesday of the month at 1:00 pm at the church. Our January meeting will be the 16th. 

Honduras Highlights: For anyone interested in hearing highlights for the upcoming mission trip in April, please meet in the anchor at 9:45 am on Sunday, January 21. Contact Jill Stroud for more information. 

Global Mission Committee will meet, Sunday, January 21st at 12:15 in the Conference Room 

Annual Chili Cook-Off: Join us on Sunday, January 28th from 5-7 pm. Please bring one of the following dishes depending on the first letter of your last name: A-G Desserts, H-L Salads, M-R Breads, S-Z Sides. Please let us know if you are bringing your PRIZE winning chili!! The church will provide hot dogs, drinks, and condiments. Deadline to sign up is Wednesday, January 24th. Sign up sheet is on the reception desk or you can call or email the church office. 

Relay for Life: It’s time to honor and remember our loved ones who have battled cancer,  by putting their names on our 2018 Henry County Relay for Life Commemorative Quilt!  This will be the 5th quilt we have made as a fundraiser for our MPC Relay for Life team.  The first quilt is permanently hanging in the hallway by the choir room, and the 2017 quilt is still making the rounds of area businesses.  It will be at Piedmont Henry in November, and then at various libraries.  The second year’s quilt is on loan to the library system, and the third year’s quilt is on permanent display at Hope Lodge in Atlanta, a facility where cancer patients and their caregivers stay for free while having daily outpatient treatments. For a $25 donation to the American Cancer Society for each name submitted, Mary Mellott will embroider the name on the 2018 quilt. This includes anyone anywhere who has or has ever had cancer- both survivors and those who have died, from any type of cancer. Forms are available in the Anchor hallway or from Mary.  The deadline for submitting names is January 31, 2018 and the quilt will be revealed in April.  Questions? Contact Mary Mellott.