Advent/Christmas 2018 Happenings:
- Sunday, December 2: First Sunday of Advent. Begin Advent candle lighting.
- Wednesday, December 5, noon: Presbyterian Women Lunch and Bible Study at church.
- Sunday, December 16: Joint Christmas Cantata “Touched By a Child, Touched by a King,” at 3 p.m. at West Haven Presbyterian Church, corner of West Haven Blvd. and Hammond Street. Singers from Morton, Bethlehem, Mt. Pisgah and West Haven Presbyterian Churches will be singing together.
- Sunday, December 16: Morton Congregational Christmas Dinner and program at 5:30 p.m. at church. Bring whatever you’d like to share. Dress is casual.
- Saturday, December 22: Musical program practice for Morton musicians and children, time TBA.
- Sunday, December 23: Christmas musical program at sermon time during 11 a.m. worship. Children and adults will participate in a nativity scene during the program.
- Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion: Monday, December 24, 5:30 p.m. at Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, 1460 Bethlehem Road, Rocky Mount, NC 27803.
Backpack Buddies Program (Ongoing)
Morton Church is continuing our partnership with Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, Sandy Cross United Methodist Church, and Cornerstone Baptist Church to help children from Coopers Elementary School who are at risk for hunger. Each Friday participating children receive non-perishable, easily opened and prepared foods to last them through the weekend.
For each day they receive:
- 3 juice boxes/bottles
- 1 breakfast item
- 2 lunch/dinner items
- 2 snack items
All food items must be in unbreakable (not glass), easy to open containers.
- canned meats with pop-tops (Chef Boyardee or similar)
- canned vegetables and soups with pop-tops
- microwaveable meals, such as: Easy Mac, Oodles of Noodles, and Spaghettios
- individual-sized cereal, grits, oatmeal, breakfast bars, Pop-Tarts
- healthy snacks, such as: granola bars, raisins, Goldfish, cheese & crackers, popcorn, pudding cups, animal crackers, trail mix, fruit cups, applesauce, fruit snacks, juice boxes, cookie packs
- family-sized boxes of Macaroni & Cheese
- family-sized cans of beef stew or meat/meals
Items can be brought to church at any time. Financial contributions are also helpful, and team members then purchase the needed items. You can send gifts to the church at 6605 West Mount Drive, Rocky Mount, NC 27803, and indicate that they are for the Backpack Buddies program. Thank you for your help!