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DECEMBER 2014

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Week at a Glance

Sunday, December 7, 2014 Second Sunday of Advent

9:45 a.m. Sunday School

11:00 a.m. Worship and Communion

Ushers/Greeters: Mike Nash, Jim Leonard, Johanna Cleland

Elders in charge of Communion: Steve Blackstone, Brenda Gales

6:00 p.m. Hanging of the Green

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Preparing Food Pantry Boxes: Sandra and Jim Ramsey, Tom Page, Kris McNeill

6:30 p.m. Resurrection Bells

7:30 p.m. Sanctuary Choir

Thursday, December 11, 2014

10:00 a.m. Food Pantry Distribution

Food Pantry Volunteers: Clyde Jones, John Towler

Sunday, December 14, 2014 Third Sunday of Advent

8:30 a.m. MOC Breakfast

9:45 a.m. Sunday School

Jesus’ Birthday Party

11:00 a.m. Worship

Ushers/Greeters: Heather Potter, Marjorie Potter, Doc Corry

1:30 p.m. Circle 5 meeting at Daphne Nash’s home

5:00 p.m. Sunday Funday

Please Be In Prayer For:

Judy Watkins scheduled for surgery on Friday, December 5th

Phil Mansell, at home following back surgery

Aunt Jean Ghee, at home with home health care

Brandon Slade, recovering from back surgery

Betty Turner cousin of Eloise recently diagnosed with breast cancer

Patty Smith, Peachtree Academy friend, questionable mammogram

Randall Brannon, Daphne’s friend, scheduled for surgery and skin grafts on December 18th

Katie, Faye’s sister, at home

Irma, Freeman’s sister-in-law, heart surgery scheduled for December

Jay Morgan, Dan’s nephew, cancer in right lung and kidney

Rev. Bill Weston, friend of Daphne and Mike Nash, taking chemo

Margaret Davis, Gladues’ friend, health problems

Susan Rahinsky, Mary Jo Dowling’s niece

Molly, Mary Scheaffer's cousin, multiple health issues

Roxy McNeil, Daphne Nash’s friend, pregnancy complications

Our neighbors in need who have received food from PCR’S Food Pantry

Shut Ins: Tom Bennett, Louise Hanekamp, Doris Kirby, Ray Morgan, Emelyn Sexton, Evelyn Spivey, Bob Wallace, Hope Woodruff

Yellow Brick House: Freeman Barber

Serving/Working Overseas: Marcus Walker

Congratulations to Bob and Becky Tate on the birth of their newest grandchild, Adam James Bruce, born on Wednesday, November 26. He weighs 7 lbs. and is 20.5 inches long. Mom, Mary Charlotte, Dad, Jeff, and big sister, Anna are delighted.

Extended Prayer List

Please be in prayer for:

Judy, Nancy Bunn’s Yellow Brick friend’s Mom, awaiting a double lung transplant
Randall Brannon, Daphne Nash's friend, scheduled for surgery and grafts-severe burns

Donald Finlay, Nicholson’s nephew, major health issues

Cathy Healy, 43 year old cousin of Daphne Nash, stroke patient

Christy Sims, Shawn Gales’ friend, severe chemical burns on her face

Julian, great nephew of Mary Mansell, at home

Rev. James Turner, friend of Jim Nicholson, Parkinson’s disease

Ann & Sarah Smart, Shelby, Shannon, Joyce, Janie, Debra Hale, Keith Gamble, Katie Hollis, Faye Kitchens’ family

Our neighbors in need who received food from PCR’s Food Pantry this month

Cancer Patients

Charlotte Cebulski, Linda’s friend taking chemo for metastatic bone cancer

Kate, Elaine White’s neighbor, cancer treatment complications

Baby Lucas Cronan of Covington, recovering from bone marrow transplant

Jim Jeffer, Phil Mansell’s boss, lymphoma cancer

Walt Laskowski, co-worker of Shannon Gissendaner, stage 3 oral cancer

Anthony Langley, 7 year old friend of the Macchiones, brain tumor

Bob Long, Mary Wallace’s brother, renal cancer and congestive heart failure, at home

Nancy Raulerson, Amber Woodard’s aunt, recurring cancer

Brenda Riordan, Pat Frasard’s daughter, in treatment for metastatic melanoma

Tonya Willoughby, Orenda Ramsey’s aunt, stage 4 breast cancer, pain management problem

Rose Winer, Dowlings’ family friend, stage 4 lung cancer

Homebound, Assisted Living and Nursing Facility Patients

Tom Bennett, at New London

Margaret Davis, Marilyn Gladue’s friend, nursing home following a stroke
Jean Ghee, at home

Louise Hanekamp, Mrs. Frances’ sister

Harriette Housworth, Maggie Chewning’s friend, recovering from stroke in rehab facility

Cory Hartbarger, former LPC member

Doris Kirby, Carleen Corry’s mother, in assisted living

J. H. Morgan, Dan’s brother, stroke patient

Ray Morgan, Daphne Nash’s father, assisted living

Emelyn Sexton, at home

Evelyn Spivey, Rock Creek Manor Senior Living

Bob Wallace, Carrell Kalland’s father, assisted living

Hope Woodruff, friend of Kenneth Towler, assisted living

Yellow Brick House: Freeman Barber, Frances Mitchell

Our Missionaries: Woody and Bev Baker

PCR family Serving/working overseas: Marcus Walker

December Birthdays

1 Tyler Blackstone

3 Kylie Hightower

5 Cathy Leonard, Chris Hightower

7 Helene Barrus

11 Mary Scheaffer

15 Laine Lumpkin

20 Gail Carpenter

25 Mike Sager

Children's Jesus' Birthday Party

Sunday, December 14th

Our children’s classes through 6th grade will celebrate Jesus’ birthday with a party during the last 20 minutes of Sunday School. Please bring a toy for the Toy Drive for J. H. House Elementary.

MOC Toy Drive


MOC ANNUAL TOY DRIVE

Christmas is a time of joy, and we can help make this year a joyous Christmas for many needy children. The toys will be taken to J. H. House Elementary School which we sponsor throughout the year. The school will set-up a “Christmas store” during the last week of school. The school will issue coupons worth “points” to needy families based on the number of children in the family. Each gift will be assigned a point value to be “purchased” with the coupons by the parents.

A collection box is in the hall. Please do not wrap your gifts. Also remember small stocking stuffer items like earphones, playing cards, pocket calculators, crayons, and small stuffed animals. The school requests puzzles, kits the children have to assemble, sporting equipment (balls, gloves, etc.) and educational/learning toys. The age group we are targeting is 3 to 12 years old.

The toys and warm clothing will be delivered on Monday, December 15th.

Warm Clothing Drive

MITTENS, GLOVES, HATS, SOCKS

Warm clothes are very important items to keep children warm during the winter months. Circle 2 is sponsoring a drive to collect these items for the children in need at J. H. House Elementary School (K-6th grade).

Good clean used outerwear (coats, sweaters, sweatshirts, etc.) will also be very useful. A box is in the hall for your donations.

Children's Choir Musical

Sunday, December 21, during worship
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Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service

December 24th

6 p.m.

2015 Flower Calendar

The 2015 Flower Calendar is on the bulletin board in the hall by the church office. Choose your date before the calendar fills up.

November Food Pantry Update

During the month of November, PCR's Food Pantry provided food for 52 families, consisting of 170 individuals. Your support allowed us to provide for the 55 children and 31 senior citizens in these families.

The Food Pantry distributed 3,137 lbs. of food. This was a record number of families for one month.

We are blessed to still have a credit at the Atlanta Community Food Bank (from your donations and support of this year's Hunger Walk) to be able to replenish the Food Pantry.

We are still in need of Grits, Jelly, Corn, and Coffee to have the Pantry ready to meet the needs during this Holiday Season. Please leave your donations in the grocery cart in the hall,

Thank you...

To My Church Family,


Thank you for your visits to the funeral home, to the memorial service, and for all the cards, letters and flowers in celebration and memory of my brother Billy’s life. He was a great man, and a great brother. Thank you again for your heartfelt condolences. Doc Corry


To all my church friends and family,

The past 3 years I have spent the most precious times with Grandma and some of the most difficult. Grandma was my mother and best friend, the strongest woman I've ever known and it was an absolute honor to care for her when she needed me most. The past few months have been the hardest of my life. I know my presence in church has been very minimal in recent years and I plan to work on that because I want my children to grow up in the church, as I did. The outpouring of love and support we have received from our friends and family this year have been truly amazing and we could not thank you more. I have learned that sometimes in life, we are thrown into situations we don't agree with, sometimes don't want to do, and we have to learn to keep moving forward. Grandma and Grandad always told me to "keep on keeping on" and that is what I intend to do. They both loved the church and everyone in it and they were so proud to call PCR their church home. Thank you all for the donations, cards, the reception after the memorial service, baby showers, wedding showers, prayers and love. I am so amazingly blessed to have all of you in my life and couldn't be more appreciative for every one of you. God bless you all.

With love, Michelle Seagraves

What's Been Going On at PCR: Waiting for Christmas, sung by our children

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