Weeks of January 19, 2015

January 2015 Newsletter

Wonderful Wednesday:Dinner 5:30-6:30 pm Programs 6:30-7:30  Menu: Spaghetti, Salad, Bread & Dessert. Prepared by Ginger Irby & Penni Laverty. To make reservations, call or email the church office, or sign up through ACS. 

Wonderful Wednesday Adult Program for the first three Wednesday Nights will take place in the Anchor immediately following our meal. We will hare information about MPC’s revamped Endowment Program and the impact it has had and could have for the future. Please plan to attend. The word “give” appears 921 times in the Bible- almost as many times as “faith”, “hope” and “love” combined. Giving can be an expression of your faith in God, your hope for the future, and your love for others. Consider expressing your faith, hope, and love with a gift to the church in your will. 

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). 

Young Adult Ministry: We will be baking cookies and putting packages together for our college age members (we have about 50!) on Saturday, February 7th from 3-5 pm in the Anchor. Donation of cookies and funds to ship packages are welcome. Please email Penni Laverty and Jay Fisher if you would like to be involved. **Please email us with a current address of your young adult, if they have moved in the past year.**

Offering Envelopes If you would like to be assigned a box of offering envelops please contact Becky CallahanIf you have already requested envelope they are available to pick up at the reception desk.

MPC’s Mission Of the Month for January is Haven House. Haven House is a domestic violence shelter and program serving victims of family violence in Henry, Jasper, Butts, and Lamar Counties. Please help with our “Jammies for January” clothing drive for the residents of the shelter. Please purchase new pajamas and drop of in a the collection box in the Anchor hallway this month. Have house has requested children’s pajamas in all sizes. In the past year Haven House has sheltered 125 girls and 126 boys: Age 0-4 years old (110 Children), Age 5-9 years old (79 Children), Age 10-14 years old (51 Children) and Age 15-17 years old (10 Children). 

Annie Ola Sudderth Circle will meet on January 20th at 1:00 in the Kitchen Classroom.

Local Mission Opportunity, MPC will be painting at the Haven House on 1/24. Please contact Patrick Healy if you would like to participate. 

 2015 Flower Chart Please contact the church office if you would like to places flowers in the sanctuary in honor or memory of a loved one.  The front office can provide you with prices and options.

The Friendship Circle will be meeting on Thursday, January 29 at 6:30 pm at the home of Kit Welch. We welcome new members and those interested can contact Jill Stroud or Judy Burch for more details. 

Chili Cook-Off Mark your calendars for February 8 from 4-6 p.m. for the Chili Cook-Off! Cooks are invited to bring their chili to be in the competition. Hot dogs and drinks will be provided please bring the following depending on the first letter of your last name: A-E salads, F-K Bread, L-R Desserts, S-Z Sides. Please sign up through the church office or 770-957-9890 or there is a sign up sheet at the reception desk.

Mwangaza Children’s Choir Is Coming To Perform! On March 25, 2015 a wonderful group of talented children from East Africa is going to be performing at McDonough Presbyterian Church. This choir, The Mwangaza Children’s Choir is an inspiring group of 20 hopeful and talented children, ages 8-14, who admirably represent the orphaned and poverty-stricken youth of Uganda. Touring as a ministry outreach of Africa Renewal Ministries, they come to share a special message of hope through authentic Ugandan song and dance. The upcoming performance will be a part of Mwangaza’s tenth international tour!  We are in need of host families to provide housing to the choir while they are here. Please contact Jason Montague for questions or more information. Please visit the website for more information, music, and videos regarding the choir.