may 2024


Please mark your calendars for our Summer Kickoff Event on Wednesday, May 22nd at 6:00 in the Fellowship Hall. This is a church-wide, all-ages fellowship time. We’ll have hamburgers and hotdogs with all the trimmings! There will be games and a special surprise for the children. Our MBC ministries will share with you their plans for the summer events, Bible studies, VBS, camps and so much more. You want to be sure to be there. Please sign up to let us know you are coming and how you want to contribute. This is the first of several church fellowships planned for the next several months.
May 6th - 10th is Teacher Appreciation Week.
We want to invite all our church people involved in education to our worship service on Sunday, May 5th for a special time of prayer for you. Our Weekday Preschool teachers have been invited to join us on that day.                                             “And whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord, and not for men.” Colossians 3:23
MBC Men’s Ministry is gathering at Ezell’s Catfish Cabin on Tuesday, May 7th at 6:30 pm. Rick Stallings will share about his recent and past experiences serving the people of Peru along the Amazon. Dinner is on you but we will all contribute to the bonding in Christ. Please register below, at the Welcome Center or contact Jeff Ezell – 706-577-4958.
Sunday, 12th is Mothers’ Day and the start of the Baby Bottle Boomerang to benefit Sound Choices Pregnancy Center. Morningside is participating again this year by having baby bottles in the Welcome Center for you to take home. You are asked to fill these with coins/dollars and return them on Fathers’ Day. In 2023, over $116,000 was raised to make a difference in the lives of these mothers and babies. Last year, 91 hearts were changed and 91 lives were saved.
The May Women’s Nite Out will be Thursday, May 16th at 6:30. We will meet at Old Chicago Pizza at Columbus Park Crossing. Please sign up below so we know how many to expect. This is a wonderful time of fellowship for our ladies.
High school and college graduate recognition will be on Sunday, May 19th during the worship service. If you or a family member will be graduating, please contact Pastor Zach Walsh ( with your information.
Breaker Rock Beach is this year’s theme for Vacation Bible School. VBS will be June 10-14 from 9 am – noon for children who have completed K4-6th grade. You can register your child at child VBS registration. You can also register as a volunteer here. For more information, contact Barbara Port at
It’s only May but the Global Missions Committee is already planning for Christmas and Operation Christmas Child. We are excepting donations for Operation Christmas Child year-round. Items can be dropped off in the office or on Sundays in the Gathering Room. Our Goal this year is 450 boxes. We need your help. Our closet has a great start, but we are far from what we need for our goal. You can look up Operation Christmas Child on Amazon for bulk items. You can find items on clearance sales at Walmart, Target, CVS, Walgreens, Dollar General. The Dollar Tree is a great place to find items as well.
Items to donate:
Soccer balls with a pump for each ball, small balls (tennis, children’s, etc.), school supplies, hair items (brushes, combs, clips, barrettes, hair ties, etc.), wash cloths, soap, toys that will fit in a shoe box, spoons, forks, sewing kits, fishing supplies, t-shirts, gloves, socks, reusable bags (cloth totes, makeup type bags, backpacks) donate all those Gift-with-Purchase bags that you don’t use, toothbrushes, dental floss-NO TOOTHPASTE, crafts sets, puzzles
NO: Food, Candy, Liquid, Guns, War Related Items and it must fit in a shoe box.

upcoming events

June 1st - Family Ministry Lake Day
June 10th - 14th - Vacation Bible School
June 16th - Fathers' Day & end of Baby Bottle Boomerang
June 20th - Women's Nite Out
June 23rd - Family Worship Night
June 26th - Albany Aquarium & Zoo - Family Ministry
June 27th - 5th Sunday Breakfast Fellowship