September 2023


why god?: new sermon series

Questioning God isn’t just normal, it’s necessary. God doesn’t just tolerate our questions, he welcomes them! If you’ve been taught to muffle your questions, bury your doubts, or silence your struggles, you were taught wrong. Even Jesus cried out from the cross, “My God, my God, why…?” Let Christ’s example and the teachings of Scripture give you confidence to approach God’s throne of grace with whatever questions you bring!

Join us this Sunday as we begin this new series together! 

Elder Benevolence Fund

The Elders, in consultation with the Finance Committee, have established a Benevolence Fund to better serve the spiritual family at Morningside. This fund offers temporary financial assistance during times of hardship or crisis. When we are struggling, it's good to know that we won't need to worry about basic needs like food, clothing or shelter.

The Benevolence Fund, like other non-budgeted accounts, is not part of the general operating fund. As such, it is funded by freewill gifts and administered by the Elders under the oversight of the Pastor.

You can give to the Elder Benevolence Fund through the giving page of our website.  After clicking on the "GIVING" tab, you can select "Elder Benevolence Fund".  Or write "Elder Benevolence Fund" on your check's memo line when giving through the offering plate or in the church office.  We invite you to prayerfully consider giving above your regular tithes and offerings.


Blanchard Elementary

Our Partner in Education, Blanchard Elementary, is asking for people to assist students during the school's book fair. The book fair is September 7-15 from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm. The school is also inviting people to read to students in the media center and assist with media specialist with reshelving and checking out books, etc. This would be two to three hours a week. If you are interested, contact          Julie Ann Crane at the church office or


Tuesday, September 12
6:30 pm

Ezell’s | Warm springs rd

Thursday, october 12
6:30 pm

Toasted | moon rd near columbus corner bakery


Saturday, september 23

students will Meet at the church at 5:30 pm and visit three houses for the meal. we will return to the church around 7:45 pm to finish the night with worship until 9:00 pm.

thank you

The Children's Hunger Fund has recognized Morningside Baptist Church Vacation Bible School as a Fantastic Fundraiser for providing over 2,300 meals for families across the globe!

Weekday preschool breakfast

The Children's Ministry has partnered with our Missions Committee to provide breakfast during drop-off for Weekday Preschool families on September 19. 

fall festival

You are invited to our Fall Festival on Saturday, October 21 from 4-7 pm. We will have a trunk or treat, inflatables, food, games and more! We are seeking volunteers to help with trunks so please reach out to Barbara Port ( if you would like to help!

Thank you, Morningside! During the Baby Bottle Boomerang earlier this year, you helped raise over $112,000 among all participating churches for Sound Choices Pregnancy Center.


Please join us on Wednesday, September 27th at 6 pm in the Fellowship Hall for a time to hear more about our Reach (to our neighbors) and Go (missions) opportunities. There are several ways to be involved in Morningside's outreach and missions initiatives. Come learn how you can be involved!


Starting September 23rd, donation boxes will be around campus. Boxes will be packed on November 5th. Suggested items are reusable utensils, clothing/underwear, hair accessories, sunglasses, flip flops/shoes, nail clippers/file, bags/backpacks, combs/brushes, toothbrushes, band-aids, wash clothes, binoculars, yo-yos, dolls/stuffed animals, balls, musical instruments, soccer balls w/pump, small toys, craft and jewelry kits, puzzles, small board games, play-dough, stickers, picture books, jump ropes, fishing kits and sewing kits, and school supplies. For more information, contact Lori Worley or Allison Drummond.

Thank You!

At our Fifth Sunday Fellowship in July, we packed 100 bags of school supplies that you donated over the summer. Some of these bags were given to guests from our Family Fun Day. About 30 bags were given to Blanchard Elementary, our Partner in Education, and another 30 were given to Gentian Elementary, our neighborhood school.

upcoming events

September 7 - Widows' Ministry Luncheon
September 9 - Fall Craft Fair - 10 am-2 pm
September 12 - Ladies Night Out
September 23 - Student Ministry Progressive Dinner
October 18 - Senior Adults Bingo & Lunch
October 21 - Fall Festival
October 25 - American Red Cross Blood Drive
October 29 - Fifth Sunday Fellowship