Week of December 11

December 2017/ January 2018 Newsletter

Advent & Christmas Events

Wonderful Wednesday this week: 
Dinner Menu:  Chili and Baked Potato Prepared by: Julie & Carly Standard

  • Children
    • Program: 6:00-7:00
    • Supervised Play Time 7-7:30
  • Youth
    • Program 6:30-7:30
  • Adults
    • Prayer Group -6:00 meets in the Parlor
    • Companions In Christ- 6:00 meets in the Conference Room
    • Friend in Faith & Fitness (Exercise 6-6:40) Devotion following
    • Knitting Ministry- 6:30 meets in Men’s Classroom
    • Names for the Messiah, 6:30 meets in the Kitchen Classroom


New Adult Bible Study; Names for the Messiah,  Wednesday nights, beginning November 8: What’s in a name? During Advent, we often hear repeated the words of Isaiah 9:6: “For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” These names may be so familiar that we say them without really pausing to ask: What do these names mean? That is the question we will explore together at our new adult Bible study, beginning November 8. Each week we’ll look at the historical, cultural, and biblical meanings of one of these four names. Join us as we discover more about our Savior so that, in celebrating his coming and looking forward to his coming again, we might more fully understand his name – and, therefore, more eagerly proclaim, “O, come, o come, Emmanuel!”

Choir Accompanist: McDonough Presbyterian Church is in need of an accompanist to play piano and organ with the MPC Choir as well as assist with the handbells. If you or someone you know is interested, please see Jason Montague or John Wadsworth for more information. 

Joy Offering: The season of Advent asks us to be a caring Church at its best — to lift up our pastors and other church workers in need with our prayers, love, and especially our financial support
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) began the Christmas Joy Offering (CJO) more than 25 years ago for times like these. By receiving this Offering, congregations throughout the country have long cared for PC(USA) church workers and their families, especially during times of critical need. The CJO funds equally the Assistance Program of the Board of Pensions and racial ethnic schools and colleges of the PC(USA). On Sunday, December 10th and 17th the Joy Gift Offering will be collected during worship. This offering is one of the four “Extra Giving” opportunities given to MPC to help others outside our walls. Please give generously.

Joy Circle: We will meet at Logans Restaurant on Tuesday, December 19th at 11:30 for our Christmas get together. Hope to see everyone there.  Any questions call Judy Alfele.

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. 

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.