February 2015 - McDonough Presbyterian Church

MPC News
McDonough Presbyterian Church
February 2015
Rev. Dr. Olin McBride
Pastor
Rev. Rachael Knoll
Associate Pastor
From Olin...
Scripture reveals the meaning of the church
Destiny Williams
Director of
Youth Ministry
The church finds its meaning spelled out many time in scripture. One passage that has obvious implications for the church
when you think about it is Ecclesiastes 4:9-17;
Elizabeth Davis
Director of Children’s
Ministry
“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for
their work! If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But
pity the man who has no one to help him up! Also, if two lie
down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep
warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three stands is not easily broken.”
Julie Garcia
Director of Children’s
Choir
Jason Montague
Director of Music
ELDERS
Jay Fisher- Clerk
Brian Andrews
Juliet Ashman
Rick Berry
Ginger Irby
Bill Lacy
Warren Nesbit
Lewis Robinson
Angie Ross
Eddy Smith
Cara Welch
Mary Katherine Laverty
(Youth)
Does that not say much about the importance of church membership? Does that not clearly spell out the mandate to understand our linkage and interdependence as humans? Does it not
offer us hope for strength to cope, survive, and be victorious in
life? I think so and I offer it to you for your reflection and meditation. A thread alone is easily broken but twine three threads
together and see how strong the strand becomes.
The church strengthens your life and faith by binding you to
others and others to you. “two are better than one.”
The oft quoted statement of Jesus, “where two or three are
gathered, there am I in their midst,” is appropriate also. Think
on these passages.
Olin
DEACONS
Eddy Crumbley - Moderator
Wade Burch
Catherine Engelbracht
Chazz Gable
Todd Harvey
Patrick Healy
Cheryl Joyner
Penni Laverty
Tim Peters
Ray Snider
Jill Stroud
Debbie Withers
Charles Wimer (Youth)
This Sunday, February 1st is the Super Bowl
as well as SOUPer Bowl Sunday!
I am asking that all children bring a canned food g
item to worship and carry it with them to the
Children’s Moment for a special offering from our
children to the Helping in His Name food pantry.
Upcoming Events:
HOLY COMMUNION
The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be observed during
worship on Sunday, February 1.
SOUPER BOWL OF CARING
Special Offering Collected
Sunday, February 1
ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL
MEETING
Sunday, February 8
Following 11 am worship
MEN’S BREAKFAST
Saturday, February 14 at 8 a.m.
CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED
Monday, February 16 in observance of President’s Day
WINTER MEETING OF THE
GREATER ATLANTA
PRESBYTERY
Saturday, February 21 at Central
Presbyterian Church
ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE
Wednesday, February 18
7 p.m..
(No WW meal due to winter break)
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February 2015
ANNOUNCEMENTS
2015 FLOWER CHART is up and available
in the church office. Contact the church
office if you would like to place flowers
in the sanctuary in honor or memory of a
loved one. In addition, the front office can
provide you with prices and options.
LUNCH AND LEARN will begin on February 4th from noon to 1:00. We will be
learning about the history of the season of
Lent and the Apostles’ and Nicene
Creed. Then we will study the Gospel of
John. Bring your Bible and your lunch
and join us!
Do you have
your
Commercial
Driver’s
License?
The church is looking for people over
the age of 25 who have a CDL or who
would be willing to obtain their CDL to
drive the Church Bus. Contact the
church office for more information.
GO-GO’S -
Do you purchase
Coca-Cola Products?
The McYouth are selling Coke
Products as a fundraiser.
If you are interested purchasing,
contact Destiny or ask a youth and
they can tell you how to order.
Senior Adults (55+)
CIRCLES
The Annie Ola Sudderth Circle will
meet Tuesday, Feb. 17th at 1:00 in the
Kitchen Classroom. We hope everyone
will be there. Any questions please call
Judy Alfele at 678-772-9299.
Early Risers Circle will meet on Thursday, February 28th at 8:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall All are welcome….If there are
any questions, please contact Jean Foster
@ 770-957-9247
MPC CHILI COOK-OFF
Sunday, February 8 from 4-6 p.m.
Please sign up to bring your “prize winning” chili. We will be hosting the Clifton Men’s Shelter so please remember to
bring a side item and join us! The committee will provide hot dogs, drinks and
condiments. You can sign up on your
pew pad, by calling the office, through
ACS or signing up on a list near the office.
We will visit Chateau
Elan on Wednesday, February 25. Plans
are to leave the church at 9 a.m. and
return around 3 p.m. Watch the Monday
Messenger and Sunday bulletin for
more details as they become available.
Mwangaza Children’s Choir
Is Coming To Perform!
MEN’S SOFTBALL
Men's Softball season is nearing and we are
going to try to have 2 teams this year. So if
you are interested in playing please contact
Tim Wirt at 770-841-2108 or at
twirt2@hotmail.com. Must be 18 or older
to play.
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 3-5pm in the Anchor. Donations of cookies and funds to
ship packages are welcome! Please email
Penni Laverty (p.laverty @charter.net )
or Jay Fisher (jaycfish@hotmail.com) if
you would like to be involved.
On March 25 a wonderful group of talented children from east Africa is going
to be performing at the McDonough
Presbyterian Church. This choir, The
Mwangaza Children’s Choir, is an inspiring group of 20 hopeful and talented
children, ages 8-14. These children represent the orphaned and poverty-stricken **Please email us with the current address
of your young adult, if they have moved in
youth of Uganda.
the past year.**
We are in need of host families to provide housing to the choir while they
are here. Please contact Jason MontaLadies Bible Study
Are you tuned in?
There is a new Ladies Bible Study be- gue at mpcchancelchoir@gmail.com for
The
acoustical
properties
ginning February 4 at 6:30 in the Con- questions or more information. Please
of
our
sanctuary
have
been
visit the websites below for information,
ference Room.
analyzed by audio engiThis group will meet every Wednesday music and videos regarding the choir.
neers and found to be needat 6:30. All ladies are invited to attend www.mwangazachoir.org
ing more persons in the
this study which will begin with the www.facebook.com/mwangazachoir
pews to absorbed sound waves.
book of Ruth.
www.youtube.com/themwangazachoir
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February 2015
McKids News
Children’s Chapel
The number of our 3 and 4 year old age group is growing
and we would like to continue growing with them and
need volunteers who feel called to lead them during our
chapel time. Curriculum and helpers are provided. Please
contact Elizabeth (elizabeth@mcdonoughpresbyterian.com)
if you have questions or would like to sign up.
Wonderful Wednesday
We are enjoying our Board Game Curriculum going
along with our bible study on Wednesday nights. There
are lots of games left to be played and discussed from a
different perspective with our bible stories. If any members have the following board games you would be willing to let us borrow please drop off with your name and
Elizabeth will be able to get them back to you once we
have enjoyed them.
(Hungry Hippos, Battleship, Trouble, and Operation)
Registration for the 2015-2016
school year is underway!
McYouth
February 1- 2nd Deposit for Summer Trips Due
YLM
Confirmation (4:30-6pm)
February 4- McYouth
February 7- Winter Jam Lock-in
February 8- confirmation (4:30-6 pm)
February 11- McYouth
February 15- Starbuck Sunday (HS)
Youth Council
No Confirmation
February 17- Project Mission (Books for Africa)
February 18- Project Mission (Helping in His Name Food
Pantry)
Ash Wednesday
February 19- Project Mission (Med Share)
February 21- Presbytery Meeting (Confirmation Class)
February 22- Confirmation (4:30-6 pm)
Sunday Night Live (HS)
February 25- Coca Cola Fundraiser Meeting (6 pm)
McYouth
February Birthdays
2 Constance Jacobs
3 Delores Candy
3 Mary Elizabeth
Dougherty
4 Brenda MacDonald
6 Caroline Little
7 Wayne Easler
7 Scott Barron
8 Sara Ann Hightower
8 Wade Burch
10 Laura Wimer
11 Michael Griffin
11 Thaddeus Patterson
12 Blake Daniel
12 George Hawxhurst
12 Zachary Barron
13 Christy Maddox
14 Cissy Brown
15 Noelle Morgan
16 Matt McCord
16 Danny Brown
16 Ross Golden
17 Mary Blackmon
19 Jaden Griffin
20 Chazz Gable
20 Judy Hayes
20 William Chafin
20 Cole Pace
21 Rayna Standard
22 Lindsay Spitznagle
23 Deric Garcia
24 Penni Laverty
24 Ed King
24 Bill Bowen
25 Carolyn McRea
25 Judy Alfele
25 Jack Harley
25 Katie Campbell
25 Tyler Campbell
26 Pam Ketner
26 Judy Welch
26 Harper Womack
26 Hayden Womack
27 Edward Fornasar
28 Jessica Hawxhurst
YOUNG ADULT STUDENT MINISTRY
We will be baking cookies and putting packages together for our
college age members (we have about 50!) on Saturday, February
7th from 3-5pm in the Anchor. Donations of cookies and funds to
ship packages are welcome! Please email Penni Laverty
(p.laverty @charter.net ) or Jay Fisher (jaycfish@hotmail.com) if
you would like to be involved.
**Please email us with the current address of your young adult, if
they have moved in the past year.
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February 2015
SUNDAY VOLUNTEERS
WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS
Ushers
8:30 Service
February 1
February 8
February 15
February 22
Pat & Lewis Robinson
Lucinda & Tim Wirt
Cathy & Bob Phillips
Kathi & Kelli Lee
DINNER 5:30 - 6:30
CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES 6:30 - 7:30 PM
ALL ADULT & YOUTH CLASSES AT 6:30 PM
11:00 Service
February 1
February 8
February 15
February 22
February 1
February 8
February 15
February 22
Todd & Melanie Harvey, Virgil & Mollie Cole
Bob & Nola Crane, Robert & Ginger Irby
Wade & Judy Burch,
Tim Engelbracht, Elaine Hopkins
Jim & Jill Stroud, Judy Neal, Jim Stanton
Acolyte
Cross Bearer
Communion
Jack Knoll
Will Jones
Margot Peters
Erin Engelbracht
Sara Harvey
Will Simpson
Martin Griffin
Dinner Menu:
February 4
Smoked pork tenderloin, potatoes,
salad and dessert
Prepared by: Chuck Standard
February 11
Lasagna, Bread, Salad & Dessert
Prepared By Rachael Knoll & Co.
February 18
NO MEAL - Service only at 7 p.m.
February 25
Shrimp Gumbo, Chicken Gumbo, Red
Beans & Rice, Dessert
Prepared by: Aubrey Robinson
Open/Close Church
February 1
February 8
February 15
February 22
OPEN
George Ketner
JG Humphries
Mary Plishker
Bill Lacy
CLOSE
Olin McBride
JG Humphries
Rodney Bowler
Olin McBride

Ladies Bible Study begins February 4 at 6:30 in
the Conference Room.

Adult Class will be learning about the history of
the season of Lent and the Apostles’ and Nicene
Creed.
January On-Call
Elder:
Bill Lacy
Deacon: Jill Stroud
Presbyterian Women
Sew Comfy Pillow Ministry will meet on Tuesday, February 3rd at 6:30 in the Kitchen classroom. Join us to make mastectomy pillows for women recovering from cancer surgery. No sewing
skills needed. Monetary donations needed also. Contact Debra
Brown (770-820-8710) or Lynn Lowrey (770-468-1478) for information.
Upcoming dates to mark in your calendar:
 Tues. March 3 at 6:30 p.m.
Attention ladies:
Mark your calendars
Presbyterian Women’s
Spring Tea
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Jean Foster’s Home
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
MPC News
February 2015
WEEKLY ATTENDANCE
DECEMBER FINANCIAL UPDATE
General Fund Receipts
Actual
695,003.00
Budget
657,000.00
Difference
38,003.00
Disbursements:
Programs & Missions
Personnel
Operating Expenses
Pmt on Long-term debt
Total Disbursements
52,992.00
405,939.00
175,926.00
49,273.00
684,130.00
63,325.00
398,465.00
162,421.00
49,273.00
673,484.00
10,333.00
(7,474.00)
(13,505.00)
0.00
(10,646.00)
12/31/2014
12/31/2013
Difference
617,186.00
617,186.00
744,434.00
744,434.00
127,248.00
127,248.00
JANUARY 2015
8:30
4-Jan
59
11-Jan
77
18-Jan
64
25-Jan
87
11:00
213
248
238
274
Debt (Journey of Faith)
Long Term ($4,106.08 per month)
Total Debt
CHURCH MEMBERSHIP
Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I
would still plant my apple tree.
-Martin Luther
LOCAL MISSION OF THE MONTH
Beginning membership 2014
Gains 2014
Losses in 2014
562
39
-19
Year End Membership
582
FOOD MINISTRY
The food focus item for February
is canned meats (Chili, Tuna,
Stew), canned vegetables or
canned fruit. As always, any other
non-perishable food item or hygiene item is always appreciated.
For the Salem Clothes Closet
In February MPC is collecting coats and warm blankets for the
Salem Baptist Church Clothes Closet.
The Salem Clothes Closet, is run entirely by the members of Salem,
providing a place for the community to acquire quality clothing, free of
charge, for all members of their family. Access to the Clothes Closet is
based upon referrals from Helping in His Name Food Pantry, Connecting Henry, Salem Baptist Church, and local schools.
Please place your donations of coats and blankets in the collection bin in the Anchor hallway throughout February.
Thanks for your help in keeping our neighbors warm!
Robbie’s Readers
The Kitchen Class copes all
will continue to support
“Robbie’s Readers” with used books. We
welcome books that your children have outgrown. These books are greatly appreciated,
as new teachers build their classroom libraries to help some less fortunate children.
These are young readers ages 5-8 years old.
Thank you all for your help!
McDonough Presbyterian Church
427 McGarity Rd., McDonough, GA 30252
Phone: 770-957-9890 Fax: 770-957-9904
E-mail: officemail@mcdonoughpresbyterian.com
Website: www.mcdonoughpresbyterian.com
“Serving Others
Beyond Sunday Morning”
ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED
“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face
shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”
Numbers 6:24-26