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Week of August 14

August Newsletter

Local Mission: Adopt A Teacher; Beginning July 31st, you are invited to participate in the “Adopt a Teacher” program. Teachers in our public schools, as well as teachers at MPCA, often spend a significant amount of money to supply their students and classrooms with needed supplies and materials. Please stop by the “giving tree” outside the anchor and take a teacher wish list with you.   Please return purchased supplies and materials to the collection box by August 31st. These items will be bagged and presented to teachers following the campaign. If you have questions about how you can help, please speak with Dave or Priti Griffin.

Mid Week Prayer Group: You are invited to join us this Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. in the Conference Room. We will meet each week to come together in prayer for individuals, our church, our community and our world. If you have questions, please contact Ann Cook.

The Joy Circle will begin their new year on Tuesday, August 15 at 1 pm. at the church. Come join us as we begin our new Bible Study called Cloud of Witness- The Community of Christ in Hebrews. 

Go-Go’s Update: It’s about time to start planning our Go-Go’s outings for next year. We will have our organizational meeting on Thursday, August 17 at 11:30 am at the Golden Corral in McDonough. Please the date on your calendar. You can help us by writing down any suggestions you have and bring them with you to the meeting. We are also brainstorming to come up with a few new and different outings. Let us hear from you if you have any questions or suggestions. Pam Ketner and Pat Robinson.

Wonderful Wednesday, August 16th: Rise Against Hunger… For our first wonderful Wednesday, we plan to pack 13,608 meals for Rise Against Hunger. This marks our fifth year working with them. After this year we will have packaged over 63,000 meals! We are asking for a Donation of 30.00 per family to offset the cost of the program. Destiny needs help loading and unloading the truck.

Church Receptionist Position Available: We are looking to hire an Administrative Assistant for the church office. We are seeking a person with strong computer skills (Word, Excel, and Publisher). Hours are Mon -Thurs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you know of anyone who might be interested, please have them contact John Wadsworth.

The Companions in Christ Bible Study will resume on Wednesday, August 23rd at 6:00 pm in the Conference room.

Bus Drivers Needed: The Go-Go’s and the youth rely on the buses to get us to our activities but are of no use to us without a driver. We need to compile a small list of eligible drivers so we won’t have to ask the same one over and over. The large bus requires a driver with a CDL license. The small bus can be driven by most anyone who has been approved by our Insurance carrier.

Calling all Young Voices! All children age 4 through 5th grade are invited to join the MPC Children’s Choir. We practice from 5:30-6 pm in the choir room on Wonderful Wednesdays. Our first practice of the new school year will be August 23. For questions, please contact Julie Garcia.

August 23 from 5:30 to 7:00 – The Gezzos Grill 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 Jill Shedd. Don’t miss out on a great way to get to know your church family better!!  Cost is $8 per person (adult & children) Menu: West Coast burrito or 2 soft tacos with chips and salsa. Your choice of mild Chipotle Chicken, seasoned ground beef, or vegetarian. Please make your reservations early.

Dates to Remember: 

  • Wonderful Wednesday Resume with Rise Against Hunger- Wednesday, August 16
  • Meeting of Greater Atlanta Presbytery, hosted by MPC- Saturday, August 19