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You Can Help Unload Truck for Pantry

You Can Help Unload Truck for Pantry
This is a great opportunity for anyone needing volunteer hours for school or other programs. On Tuesday, July 20, around 11 a.m. the truck from Midwest Food Bank will arrive.  Diana Aull needs many willing hands to help unload the truck into the MFUMC Food Pantry. For more information, contact Diana Aull

Celebrate July!!

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July Anniversaries & Birthdays


Article by Tom Fuerst posted to Ministry Matters on 6/23/2021

Summer Sprinklers Bowling League

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Time for some fun! Join the MFUMC Summer Sprinklers Bowling League for fellowship and laughs... oh, and bowling.

Youth Sunday Night Fellowship

Sunday Youth Fellowship
Sunday Night Fellowship is an evening of games, fellowship and food in church members homes. The details of locations is available here. If you have questions or want more details, contact Anna Cox.

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


  • Anita Thomaston as she gets her blood sugar under control in preparation for knee surgery
  • Anthony Bell, requested by Dana Chapman
  • Bonnie Kitchings and Family after the passing of Billy on 6/8. The obituary for William C. Kitchings.
  • 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
  • Harry Osborne and family after the passing of his wife, Karol, on 06/12
  • Howard Brooks diagnosed with inoperable liver cancer, prognosis of 6-12 months, requested by his long-time friend, Barry Crawford
  • Janie Griffin, health concerns
  • Janet Thomaston, requested by her sister, Anita Thomaston
  • Jean Foust, prayers that increase in medication controls heart rate, 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
  • The family of Joe Henley after the passing of Susie on 6/25. The obituary for Susie Henley
  • 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 out of the hospital and staying at Westbury Health & Rehabilitation Center of McDonough. Continued prayers for health concerns are requested
  • 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 Deason and family after the passing of his brother John Deason on 6/7. The obituary for Julian M. Deason.
  • 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
  • Steve Baumgras is recovering at Piedmont Hospital from heart bypass surgery on 6/22, requested by Charlene Bruce
  • 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 Barker (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, July 4, we collected $11,877.00.

Our remaining need for this month is $24,882.00.

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 memorial of Susie Henley, given by
Brad & Diana Aull
Bob & Mary Anne Brannon
Brad & Pam Boyd
Doug & Margaret Cobb
Judy Jaeger
Marvin Foster Class

MFUMC Food Pantry

Our Food Pantry was closed on Thursday, July 1, 2021.


  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
  10. Canned Corn
  11. Mac & Cheese
  12. Ramen Noodles
  13. Toilet Paper

Community News

Free COVID-19 Vaccination

Clayton County Free COVID Vaccinations
A message from Clayton County Health District & Georgia Department of Public Health

Let’s talk about Coronavirus scams

Stop Scams
During this past year, the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout have reminded us how important it is to help each other through difficult times. Remember that one of the best ways to help your friends and family is to pass on what you know about how to spot and avoid Coronavirus-related scams.

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.

Volunteers Needed to Mentor Foster Youth in Clayton County

Volunteers Needed to Mentor Foster Youth in Clayton County
The Foster Care Support Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit serving youth in care throughout Georgia, has a mentoring program for youth aged 12 years and older called Hope 4 Tomorrow (H4T). H4T gives youth an opportunity to have a positive, engaged person in their life who they can talk to about problems, help them set and achieve goals, and just do …

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).

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

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