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Week of July 18, 2016

July 2016


Shingleroof Camp Meeting – The MPC choir will sing at the evening service on Monday. Service time is 7:45 p.m. – Rev. John McGowan, the Lead Pastor of Restoration City Church in Washington, DC, will be preaching.

Christmas in July Service: Christmas in July will be celebrated at both services on Sunday, July 31.

A Joyful Ring Handbell Choir: This is your chance to ring handbells!! We have places for two ringers and would welcome anyone, experienced or new. You will need to be able to read music. Please contact J.G. Humphries for the details. 

Nursery:Volunteers are needed for the nursery for both the 8:30 and 11:00 worship services.  If you are interested please contact Sophe Pope.

Supper Club:Do you want to get to know more people in the church? Do you want to get more involved in the church but don’t know where to begin? Supper Club is a good place to start! We will re-organize the groups in August. Contact the Church Office or email Penni Laverty, no later than June 30th.

Local Mission – Partner in Education- The Kitchen Sunday School Class need church members’ help in collecting polo/uniform shirts for students who attend “Excel Academy.” As a partner to the school, the Kitchen Class provides support for books, playground equipment, mentoring strategies as well as uniform shirts for students. The school population is often in need of shirts for middle and high school girls and boys. The colors of the shirts are solid pink, yellow, black and white. Preference is for long sleeves. Sizes needed are: girls XL, Misses S, M, XL and XXL; and Men’s S, M, XL, XXL, XXXL in either color. The shirts can be purchased at Wal-Mart, online at JC Penney and in the JC Penney store. There are also two school uniform stores in Morrow. Your support will be greatly appreciated. Please drop them off near the Anchor in the box labeled “Excel Uniform Shirts.”

Food Ministry-During these busy summer months, please remember the need for food and hygiene items for the Food Pantry. Canned goods and any other non-perishable food items or hygiene items are always appreciated.

Teachers: If you are a teacher who attends MPC please contact the church office.  The Local Missions Committee would like to recognize all of our teachers on August 7 in worship. 

Bible Study: Ginger Irby will be leading a Run for God Bible Study beginning Wednesday, August 24. This is a 12 week Bible Study and devotional for all types of runners and walkers. Our plan is to run/walk and hopefully participate in a 5K the last week. The Turkey Day 5k will be the perfect race for us on Thanksgiving morning and gives us exactly 12 weeks, not counting the week of fall break in September, to complete the course. Here is the link where anyone interested can get additional information: www.runforgod.com. If interested, please email Ginger Irby.

Circle of Sisters “Biscuits and Bacon” Brunch- Start the new school year by getting involved with the women of McDonough Presbyterian Church.  Join the Circle of Sisters for a “Biscuits and Bacon” brunch on Saturday, August 20, at 10 a.m., in the Fellowship Hall.  Learn about our four Circles and find your place at MPC!  Please RSVP by signing up on the sheet at the reception desk or by calling the church office.

Supper Club Reveal Party: August 24th at 5:30 to 6:30 The Varsity food truck will be at McDonough Presbyterian for Wednesday night dinner. We will also be “revealing” the new Supper Club groups for the year. If you have not signed up for a supper club yet, email Penni Laverty at p.laverty@charter.net. Don’t miss out on a great way to get to know your church family better!!

Are you Interested?-We are looking to form a Coed volleyball team, to play on Tuesday nights.  All who are interested please contact Tim Wirt 

Family Promise of Henry County, First Annual Bed Race: September 24, 2016 at the Hampton Bear Creek Festival MPC will be sponsoring two bed racing teams – The “Holy Rollers” and a McYouth team. Please contact Wade Burch, Debra Brown or Destiny Williams for more information on how you can help support these two teams. Your support will make a difference in the lives of families facing homelessness in Henry County. For more information visit www.familypromiseofhenrycountybedrace.eventbrite.com or email any questions to info@familypromisehenry.org