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Order of Worship

Morrow First UMC
June 13, 2021
Third Sunday after Pentecost

Welcome Betty Lane to MFUMC

Mary Alice Boyd Memorial Scholarship Winners

Mary Alice Boyd Memorial Scholarship Announcement
We had several great applications for this year's Mary Alice Boyd Memorial Scholarship.

Updates from North Georgia Annual Conference 2021

North GA annual conference them Love is making room
The 2021 North Georgia Annual Conference was online June 3-5, 2021.

Help Support the BOHEI Food Pantry in Kenya

Help Support the BOHEI Food Pantry in Kenya
Bridges of Hope and Empowerment (BOHEI) provides meal staples to families and orphanages in Kahawa West, Kenya. The need for food has increased due to COVID-19 restrictions, lack of work, and lack of easily accessible food locations. Meal supplies provided by BOHEI include rice, beans, flour, greens (kale/spinach), tea leaves, sugar, salt, and cooking oil. A donation of • $25 …

Father's Day Gifts to Missions

Father's Day Gifts to missions supports Youth Summer Retreat
United Methodist Women’s Father's Day Gifts to Missions 2021
This year's Father's Day (June 20) Gifts to Mission will support MFUMC's Youth Retreat to Laguna Beach Christian Resort. The trip is Friday, July 9 thru Sunday, July 11. The UMW wants to help our youth have a restorative weekend of sun, study, and play.

Host Our Youth for Sunday Night Fellowship

Signup to host our youth
Sunday Night Fellowship is an evening of games, fellowship and food in church members homes. If you wish to host our MFUMC Youth Group, please sign up at If you have questions or want more details, contact Anna Cox.

The Front Porch Players presents Maytag Virgin

MayTag Virgin a play presented by The Front Porch Players
The Front Porch Players presents Maytag Virgin featuring our own Keith and Tracy Larson in this classic Southern love story.

Maytag Virgin by playwright Audrey Cefaly is a classic Southern love story that follows Alabama school teacher Lizzy Nash and her new neighbor Jack Key over the year following the tragic death of Lizzy’s husband. The play explores the ideas of inertia and self-enlightenment and the bridge between the two.
Voted “Best Comedy” by – 2018 Year in Review

Celebrate June

June Anniversaries & Birthdays

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.


2020 State of the Church Report
Blessed is the Church
In 2020, our identity as Christians, formed in the Wesleyan tradition, helped us to face the challenges of a pandemic, rising authoritarianism, racism and violence around the world.

NGUMC in the news

NGUMC in the news
Maybe you've heard about it or seen it online...Here are some links and reference information as well as the full page ad that was published in the AJC.

Calvary Refuge Center 2021 Schedule

Click read more to see the schedule and be reminded when your family/group is committed to serving at Calvary.  Thanks for your service!

Prayer Requests

Join Us in Praying For

Click here for the Submit Prayer Request Form


  • Paul Deason and family after the passing of his brother John Deason on 6/7.


  • Anita Thomaston as she gets her blood sugar under control in preparation for knee surgery
  • Anthony Bell, requested by Dana Chapman
  • Carmen Feliciano, a teacher in Clayton County, continues to be hospitalized due to COVID-19, requested by Anna Cox
  • Charles Daniel has cancer, requested by his neighbors Pam & Brad Boyd
  • Christy Thomaston recovering from brain surgery, requested by her sister-in-law, Anita Thomaston
  • Cora Johnson diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
  • Destiny Love, treatment for cervical cancer, requested by her grandmother, Jean Peacock
  • Faye Kirksey, Connie Toole, and Family after the passing of Jack Kirksey on 5/12. The Obituary for Jack Michael Kirksey, Sr.
  • Howard Brooks diagnosed with inoperable liver cancer, prognosis of 6-12 months, requested by his long-time friend, Barry Crawford
  • Janet Thomaston, requested by her sister, Anita Thomaston
  • Jean Foust was hospitalized with high heart rate. She was released on 6/3, requested by her daughter and son-in-law, Pam & Brad Boyd
  • Jerry Griffin as he continues his treatments for Multiple Myeloma, requested by his family and friends
  • John Maddox diagnosed with lung cancer, requested by his sister, Jackie Davis
  • Judy Stanford has Alzheimer’s disease, requested by her friend, Dana Chapman
  • Kathy Peacock is recovering from a broken hip at Laurel Park Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation in Stockbridge
  • Kathy Peacock and family after the passing of Bill on 5/29. The obituary for William Charles Peacock III .
  • The McKenzie family,  requested by Ardell McKenzie Sasso
  • Nancy Rogers has a tibial plateau fracture. Prayers for healing requested by her sister, Anita Thomaston
  • Paul Properzio is recovering at home from pneumonia and complications, 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

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, June 6, we collected $4,023.89
Our remaining need for this month is $20,858.11.

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

Special Giving

In memory of Jack Kirksey, given by
Pam & Brad Boyd

In Memory of Bill Peacock, given by
Mary Anne & Bob Brannon
Pam & Brad Boyd
Becky & Mike Griffin

MFUMC Food Pantry

On Thursday, June 3, we served 27 families (77 people) and 3 new families.


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

Community News

Program to help close the digital divide

Emergency Broadband Benefit
The details of this program were copied from
The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more.

Food Truck Fun Days - City of Morrow

City of Morrow Food Truck Thursdays
Morrow Food Truck Fun Days!
5893 North Lake Drive - you can park in the parking deck and take the short foot path over.

Homebound Resident COVID -19 Vaccination Scheduling

Assistance for Homebound
Important COVID-19 Vaccination Scheduling Information for Homebound Individuals
Georgia residents who are currently homebound due to an ongoing physical or mental disability and are unable to travel to a COVID-19 vaccination site can request to receive vaccination at their home by phone or email.

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).

1st Annual Juneteenth Celebration - Saturday, June 12, 2021

Juneteenth Celebration
Morrow's First Juneteenth Celebration

Georgia DPH Launches Vaccine Dashboard

screen shot of Georgia Dept of Public Health Website
Update 2/23/2021: Delta partners with Georgia to host state’s largest COVID-19 vaccination site

City of Jonesboro Newsletter

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