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Week of September 15, 2014

Blood Drive will be Monday, September 15 from 2 to 7 pm. Contact Rick Berry for an appointment.

Solider’s Angels will meet on  Tuesday, September 16 from 6:30-8:30 pm.

Wonderful Wednesday: Dinner from 5:30-6:30 pm. On the Menu: Beef Stroganoff, Egg Noodles, Green Beans, Rolls, Salad and Carrot Cake. Prepared by: Rita and Mike Wieland.  To make a reservation, call or email the church office, or use the pew pads.

Children’s Choir: Cherub Choir is for Children 4 years old through Kindergarten. They practice each Sunday in your child’s Sunday School class (10:25-10:35 am) and on Wednesday from 5:30-5:45 pm in the choir room. Children’s Choir is for children 1st-5th grade. They practice on Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 in the choir room. Cherub and Children’s Choir resumes Wednesday, August 20th. Please contact Julie Garcia with any questions.

Solider’s Angels will meet on Wednesday, September 10th from 9:30- 11:30 am and again on Tuesday, September 16 from 6:30-8:30 pm.

Blood Drive will be Monday, September 15 from 2 to 7 pm. Contact Rick Berry for an appointment. 

Stephens Ministry Introduction Seminar participants please note we will meet here at MPC on Saturday, September 20th at 10 am. Contact Rachael Knoll for more information.

Guest Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long ordained Presbyterian Minister, will be our guest on Sunday, September 21st (Theological Education Sunday). Dr. Long is Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler School of Theology, Emory University and one of the most popular preachers in the United States today. He is the author of many books, including Accompany Them with Singing- The Christian Funeral and The Witness of Preaching.

Local Mission of the Month MPC will be holding a Support your Team/ Support the Hungry Drive for the month of September. During September, the flags of our favorite College football teams will be on display in front of the collection bins to make a canned food donation (or other donation) to Helping in His Name Food Pantry. The team with the most items donated will have their team’s flag displayed for the remainder of the College Football Season. Kick- off the new season and support your team by supporting the food pantry.

Sew Comfy Pillow Ministry will meet again on September 21st following 11:00 worship in the Kitchen Classroom. Please call Debra Brown or Lynn Lowrey for more information about how you can get involved- even if you can’t attend a Sew Comfy Session.

We will have a Congregational Meeting following worship on September 28th. The session has called a congregational meeting for the purpose of electing 4 elders to the class of 2017, 4 deacons to the class of 2017, 1 youth elder and 1 youth deacon to the class of 2015. We will also elect 4 at-large members to next year’s officer nominating committee. The following names will be place in nomination. Elders: Jay Fisher, Eddy Smith, Warren Nesbit, Philip Anderson. Youth Elder- Mary Katherine Laverty. Deacons: Jill Stroud, Cheryl Joyner, Todd Harvey, Catherine Engelbracht. Youth Deacon- Charles Wimer. At- large members: Ruth Rucker, Tim Wirt, Shelly Burch and Dr. Keith Crowe.

Help MPCA Top the Trailer clean out your closets and drop off items at the big yellow trailer on Sunday Mornings or Wednesday nights in September. See your newsletter for more information. 

Global Mission Yard Sale- Saturday, October 4th. MPC’s support of Global Missions in Honduras and Haiti is helping accomplish amazing things. As we anticipate the next group of missionaries headed to Honduras, please considering supporting this important work at our Global Missions Yard Sale. Set up your own table or allow us to sell your goods. Intrested? Contact Cara Welch. Space Reservation is required. 

2015 Scottish Heritage Tour: trip brochures and registration forms will be available this week. Deadline for registration is September 30th. Please contact the office if you were not on the initial interest list. 

Honduras Trip: intrested in a mission trip to Honduras during Fall break? Contact Jill Stroud for more information.