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Morrow Mirror

A publication from Morrow First United Methodist Church

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Missing Altar Cross

the altar cross is missing
Dear Church Family, Do you know the location of the brass Cross that is always on the Altar? We think it may have been put somewhere for safe-keeping while the Sanctuary was closed. If you have seen it recently or know where it is, please contact the church office. Thanks! Pastor Karen and Altar Guild

This Sunday 4/25/2021 Morrow Community Renewal Service

Morrow Community Renewal Service
This Sunday's Morrow Community Renewal Service will be a drive in service at the First Baptist Church of Morrow on Sunday, April 25.  Check this post often for updates.

Mother's Day Gifts to Missions

Collecting donations for the build a bedroom program at Murphy-Harpst
United Methodist Women’s Mother’s Day Gifts to Missions 2021
This year’s gifts to missions will help to “Build a Bedroom” for the residents at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center in Cedartown, Georgia. One of the first things the staff at Murphy-Harpst does is provide an atmosphere for residents to begin healing. The Center writes, “A key step in the healing journey is trust; one way we build trust with our residents is by creating a cozy, comfortable bedroom just for them.” Each child receives brand new bedding, bath linens, and décor like rugs and blankets to make them feel welcome. Some rooms are also receiving new window treatments.

Summer Sprinklers Bowling League

bowling league sign ups
Time for some fun? Join the MFUMC Summer Sprinklers Bowling League for fellowship and laughs... oh and bowling.

Are You Graduating?!

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Are you graduating in 2021? Or did you graduate at the end of 2020? Please let us know.
We are looking for those graduating from high school and those who have achieved degrees from a college or university.

Governance Board Meeting 4/26/2021

April board meeting
The next meeting of the MFUMC Governance Board is Monday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom.  Board members, please check your email for the Zoom link. Agenda items should be sent to Susan Adams by Sunday, April 25 at 5 p.m.  Any documents to share with the board should be sent to Cora in the church office (office@mfumc.com).

Celebrating April

white, pink, purple, flowers and glitter fabulousness for April
April Birthdays 4/1 Laura Patrick 4/3 Luke Bales 4/4 Nam Gloor 4/13 Callie Valenzuela 4/14 Savannah Owen 4/16 Holly Larrick 4/16 Ralph Lyons 4/17 Chuck Ruffino 4/17 Nick Gailey 4/19 Angela Seelhammer 4/20 Deborah Mitchell 4/20 Joe Henley 4/22 Jerry Griffin 4/24 Janet Thomaston 4/25 Emily Gawel 4/26 Terry Ide 4/26 Madeline Knowles 4/28 Kay Graves 4/30 Sharon Crittendon April …

Collecting Cards for Homeless & Foster Care Graduates

Congrats cards for Homeless and Foster Care Graduates
Clayton County has 23 graduating seniors who are homeless or in foster care. Help encourage them by sending each a card.  This is a great outreach opportunity for groups and Sunday School Classes.

Durrance Estate Sale - Yes! It is happening!!

House Shaped sales tag for Estate Sale announcement
Durrance Estate Sale Thursday, April 29  to Saturday, May 1 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 1575 Lakeland Circle, Lake City, GA For more information, contact Judy Jaeger

Wonderful Wednesday Night Supper

turkey burger with fixins
Our Wonderful Wednesday Night Suppers return April 28, 2021 at 6 p.m. Please RSVP at  mfumc.com/rsvp.

The menu is Vegetable Soup, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Dessert Water

Founders Day 5K - Wellroot Family Services

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A Virtual 5K Event to Rally Support of Children and Families
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Wellroot Family Services celebrates our 150th anniversary of the founding of The Decatur Orphans’ Home, now Wellroot Family Services. This year we will kick off Founder’s Week with The Founders Day 5k on Saturday, May 1st. Let us celebrate virtually, as you walk or run in unity with your church, neighbors, co-workers, friends, and family, to help raise funds and awareness for the needs of children and families at Wellroot.

North Georgia Annual Conference 2021

North GA annual conference them Love is making room
The 2021 North Georgia Annual Conference will be held online June 3-5, 2021. The Conference will include three parts: a virtual Clergy Executive Session, a virtual Annual Conference Business Session, and two live-streamed worship services with limited in-person participation.

Now Accepting Applications for Scholarship

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The Mary Alice Boyd Memorial Scholarship is available to high school seniors and older adults returning to college. The Student Qualification Information Sheet and applications are below and available by request from the church office. Church Office: 770-961-4668 or office@mfumc.com. Application Deadline is Sunday, April 25, 2021.  Download the Application here Download the Student Qualification Sheet here

Clayton County Humane Society

Clayton County Humane Society, every dollar donated in the month of April is match by an anonymous donor.
Care for rescued animals at the CCHS is about $16,000 per month (including medical care).

Thanks to a generous sponsor, every dollar donated to CCHS during the month of April will be matched (up to $10,000).  Make a Match Today!

Calvary Refuge Center 2021 Schedule

It is time again to sign up for serving at Calvary Refuge Center.  On the fourth Sunday of each month, MFUMC provides dinner for the residents of Calvary Refuge Center.  Please email Doug Jewett (dsj3783@aol.com) to select your team's month.

Prayers for Reflection from the United Methodist Hymnal

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Prayers for Reflection found in the United Methodist Hymnal

2021 Lay Servant Online Course Schedule

Lay Servant Online Schedule 2021, Cross & Flame, blurry background
Our District Classes

Prayer Requests

Join Us in Praying For

Click here for the Submit Prayer Request Form


  • Anita Thomaston as she gets her blood sugar under control in preparation for knee surgery
  • Anthony Bell, requested by Dana Chapman
  • Carol Boyd Braswell has started physical therapy after total knee replacement, reported by Brad & Pam Boyd
  • Carmen Feliciano, a teacher in Clayton County, continues to be hospitalized due to COVID-19, requested by Anna Cox
  • Cora Johnson diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia and melanoma. She is doing well after surgery to remove the melanoma
  • Destiny Love, treatment for cervical cancer, requested by her grandmother, Jean Peacock
  • Jack Kirksey is at home after being in the Emory Midtown ICU, requested by Diana Aull
  • The Family of James "Jim" H. Millirons, Sr. (a former Morrow City Manager and a former Mayor of Morrow) after his passing on 4/7. Click to view the obituary for James H. Millirons, Sr.
  • Janet Thomaston, requested by her sister, Anita Thomaston
  • Jerry Griffin as he continues his treatments for Multiple Myeloma, requested by his family and friends
  • Jim Corbin is home and still being treated for leukemia, reported by Judy Jaeger
  • John Maddox diagnosed with lung cancer, requested by his sister, Jackie Davis
  • Judy Stanford has Alzheimer’s disease, requested by her friend, Dana Chapman
  • The McKenzie family,  requested by Ardell McKenzie Sasso
  • Robert Harper was diagnosed with liver & colon cancer and has three little girls, requested by Jennifer Sewell
  • Paul Properzio is hospitalized in Massachusetts with pneumonia, requested by his brother-in-law Doug Jewett
  • Savanna French, still has cancer positive lymph nodes, requested by her great-aunt, Connie Cabe
  • Shelly Sheets had a hysterectomy and multiple cancers were found. She is being treated with chemotherapy, requested by her family friend, Diana Aull
  • Tim Lively, battling brain tumor, reported by Doug Jewett
  • Rev. Dr. Walter and Marjorie Kimbrough after the passing of their son, Wayne “Marty” Kimbrough on 4/11, requested by Karen Lyons

Our Service Members

  • Stationed on Okinawa Island: Kameron Burrell (great nephew of Linda McElhannon)
  • Stationed Overseas: Major David Wayne Baker (grandson of Susie Henley)
  • Stationed Stateside: HN Damian Hammond (nephew of Keith & Kathy Munson); David Key (son-in-law of Bil & Melanie Johnson)
  • Stationed at Shaw AFB, SC: Capt. Kyle L. J. Phillips (grandson of Larry Phillips)
  • Stationed at Misawa Airbase, Japan: Kevin McElhannon, Jr. (grandson of Bill & Linda McElhannon)
  • Stationed in Kandahar Afghanistan: Max Anderson (cousin of Layla Leo)

Our Nursing Home/ Rehab Patients/ Homebound Members

  • Ellen Betsill
  • Mary Brazeal
  • Ann Carr
  • Laura Cofield
  • James Gloor
  • Bill & Linda McElhannon
  • Faye McGarrah
  • Karen Sargent
  • Janet Thomaston
Please contact the church office if you wish to send cards to these members.

Click here for the Submit Prayer Request Form

Click here for Prayers of Reflections from the United Methodist Hymnal

View Prayer Requests on Website

Tithing and Giving

2021 Monthly Budget Needs: $24,882.00
For Sunday, April 4, we collected $19,145.00.
For Sunday, April 12, we collected $3,869.00.
For Sunday, April 18, we collected $4,826.71.

Thank You! We have received $27,840.71 this month.

We appreciate your continuing to contribute to the ministries and the operating costs of our beloved Morrow First United Methodist Church. Here are ways you can contribute your tithes and offerings:
  1. Mail a check to Morrow First UMC, P.O. Box 143, Morrow, GA 30260.
  2. Set up bill pay at your local bank and have them send your check to the church. Most banks provide this service at no cost to you.
  3. Digital Giving with the Morrow FUMC App or visit mfumc.com/give

Special Giving

  • In memory of Michael Thomaston, given by Anita Thomaston

MFUMC Food Pantry

On Thursday, April 15, we served 19 families (57 people) and 7 new families.


  1. Canned Fruit
  2. Canned Tomatoes
  3. Cornbread Mix
  4. Juice
  5. Pasta Sides
  6. Spaghetti Noodles & Sauce
  7. Spaghetti-O’s

Community News

Community Challenge Golf Tournament

Henry Cancer Service Golf Fundraiser
The forth annual Henry County Cancer Services Community Challenge is Friday April 23, 2021.  If you and your crew enjoy golf, sign your team up today!

Henry Arts Alliance Summer Camp

~Dance~Drama~Literary Arts~Music~Visual Arts~
Does your child enjoy the arts? Are you looking for a fun summer camp opportunity that is local and affordable? Join us this summer for our Exploring the Arts Summer Camp where your child can experience a variety of artistic interests. Every day your child will attend sessions in Art, Drama, Literature, Dance and Music. (In person final Performances will resume next year).

Walk & Read

walk and read
Clayton County Library Services and the Parks and Recreation Department invite you to visit our Walk and Read program. Walk and Read is intended to promote literacy among young children and to encourage nature exploration and physical fitness. The Walk and Read program features storybook pages posted on select walking trails at Clayton County parks. The parks include the Reynolds …

Jonesboro Sip & Paint

Wine and paint on the green in Jonesboro
Are you ready to have some fun? If so, we have the event for you. Join us for our first Sip & Paint Event located at the City Green in the Broad Street Plaza. Our Sip & Paint Event is the perfect event for Singles, Couples and groups wanting to have a great time painting and sipping in a safe …

Cinco De Mayo

Morrow Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Celebrate Cinco De Mayo on Sunday, May 2 from Noon to 6 p.m. at The District 1065 Olde Towne, Morrow, GA 30260

COVID-19 Relief: Home, Mortgage, Utility Assistance

ClayCo COVID Housing Assistance visit their website for details
The Clayton County Board of Commissioners recognize the harsh and long-term impact the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic presents for its constituents/residents. We are aware of the critical need for assistance and resources. In an effort to help residents endure these uncertain financial times, residents are encouraged to:

Georgia DPH Launches Vaccine Dashboard

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Update 2/23/2021: Delta partners with Georgia to host state’s largest COVID-19 vaccination site

COVID-19 Testing Site Relocating

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Beginning Monday February 1, 2021, If you would like to be tested by the Clayton County Health District, please click here. You will not need an appointment, but you must register. The hours are Monday- Friday 8:00am-4:00pm. The testing site is: Rock Springs Baptist Church 5900 Reynolds Rd. Morrow, GA 30260. You can still PRE-REGISTER online at other testing locations …

Supporting Onsite Learning for Virtual Education

Supporting Onsite Learning for Virtual Education
ATLANTA - Virtual learning has no doubt caused financial hardships for some families. For many, it means updating equipment, buying desks, and taking on a new childcare bill. But help is on the way. The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning is offering scholarships for families who have to send their children to e-school at a childcare center. It’s …

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