April 16 eNews

Quarterly Business Meeting

This Sunday evening, April 18, 5:30


Kem’s Playroom

We would love to raise another $2,000 this week for Kem’s Playroom. If you planned to give towards this project, please do so this week by designating your in-person or online giving “Kem’s Playroom.”


Church Membership

If you have already completed a membership class and would like to pursue membership at Morningview, please submit your completed “Personal Info” sheet (the gold form that was in your New Beginnings class binder) with your written testimony to the church office.

The next membership class begins June 6. Pastor Shawn will be leading the 5-week New Beginnings Class which will meet during the Sunday School hour (9:15-10:15) in the Theological Library (Room 214)  for 5 consecutive Sundays (June 6, 13, 20, 27, and July 4).

Call 334-272-2304 or email lindsay.edwards@morningview.org to register for the class.


Community Groups

New members Dave Walker and Charlie Hedden are starting a new Morningview Community Group in the neighborhood! The group will meet on the first and third Thursday every month, 6:30-8pm, at the Heddens’ home (3032 Pinehill Road, Montgomery AL 36109). They will have a kick-off celebration Saturday, April 24, at 4:00 to eat and fellowship before starting the study through The Compelling Community on May 6th. This group is open to anyone! Children are welcome and childcare will be available. If you have any other questions or if you’d like to join this group, contact Charlie Hedden at 601-551-2427 or charlton.hedden@gmail.com

Also remember Pastor Jon English Lee will be leading several training sessions for Community Group leaders and those who would like to become group leaders.

Next Training Opportunities:

  • Sunday, April 25, 4:30pm
  • Wednesday, May 19, 6pm
  • Sunday, June 13, 4:30pm

Community group leaders are expected to attend at least 2 sessions annually. Different topics will be covered at each training.


Nursery Hall Policies

A few helpful and clarifying reminders after the long absence of nursery care and Sunday School for preschoolers…

  • Parents, please do not go beyond the nursery check-in desk. Preschool Coordinator Jennifer Graham, or another nursery hall attendant will assist you with drop-off and pick-up. This policy is for orderliness and safety.
  • Room assignments are determined by the Preschool Coordinator and will depend on age, birthdate, developmental stage, and child-to-teacher ratios.
  • K4 kids must be picked up by parents/guardians after Sunday School (Worship Care is for 3 and under only).
  • During the Worship Care hour, 3-year-olds will go into the sanctuary to sit with their parents until the offertory, at which time they return downstairs to the nursery for the remainder of the service. During the offertory parents may send their children with the Worship Care volunteers who will be on the drum-side front pew, or take them downstairs to the nursery. This policy is to allow parents the opportunity to begin helping their children adjust to sitting in the service while there is still Worship Care available for them during the sermon. Children whose parents are serving in other worship ministry areas may remain with the Worship Care volunteers. (Volunteers in 3yo room, please do come to the nursery hall first at 10:15am.) 


Wednesday Nights


Adult Bible Study- chapel

Youth Bible Study (6-12th graders)- 3rd floor Big Room

Children’s Bible lesson and games (K5-5th grade)- Fellowship Hall

Nursery Care (0-4)- nursery hall

Choir Rehearsal- sanctuary


Heart to Heart Foster Ministry

CJ is in need of helpers to sort and hang clothes at the shop! For more information or to volunteer call CJ Brown: 770-367-7665.

See Heart to Heart’s Facebook page for news, ministry needs and service opportunities: https://www.facebook.com/groups/475066499809006/ 


We’re Hiring!

This Sunday, April 18, is the deadline to submit résumés. 

Morningview is seeking to hire someone from our congregation to fill the part-time position of Director of Children’s and Women’s Ministry. Job description: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HZTfyQfR5AwVAwL9n-fRGgnIX3C2yDgG/view?usp=sharing

If you are interested, please send your résumé to the church office- lindsay.edwards@morningview.org.


Family Commitment Service

Sunday, May 9

Parents, if you would like to participate email lindsay.edwards@morningview.org your child’s full name and a picture by April 25.

This is a special time when we recognize our families with young or newly adopted children. Parents commit to raise their children to know the Lord, and our church family commits to support parents in that endeavor.


Worship Care

MORE HELPERS NEEDED! Any church member or person in the membership process who is 18 or older is eligible to serve. We need men, women, those who have nursery-age children and those who don’t. Many hands make light work for all (and few hands make tiresome work for the few hands). Incase you hadn’t noticed, Morningview is BLLESSED with children =) for which we praise the Lord! I pray we all want to help care for them and bless their parents and each other by serving in this way together. 

Please contact Lindsay if you want to serve your church family in this way.


  • Please check the schedule and know your day to serve in advance. The schedule is currently under construction again and will be forthcoming ASAP. 
  • Please arrive on the nursery hall no later than 10:15am on your Sunday.
  • If you see that you can’t serve on your scheduled day, please call or text another person or couple on the schedule directly and make arrangements to swap days with them. 
  • Let me know if you do swap days or if you have trouble finding someone to swap with. 
  • THANK YOU, volunteers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



More Ways to Serve

Please see Ms. Becky Williams if you would like to serve as a greeter in the Welcome Center, and see Mr. George Kelley or Brian Booth if you would like to join our team of ushers! Call the church office if you need assistance getting in touch with Becky, George, or Brian.


Men’s Cajun Dinner Fellowship

Thursday, May 6

6:00pm, Fellowship Hall, $7

Register here or call the church office: https://onrealm.org/morningview/PublicRegistrations/Event?linkString=M2YzMjQyYjEtODQwMS00NjVkLWJiNWItYWNmYjAwZmYxZmIz


Youth Six Flags Trip

Members with 7-12th graders, the annual Youth Six Flags Trip will be Tuesday, June 1. Register your student here: https://onrealm.org/morningview/PublicRegistrations/Event?linkString=NWIyYWJjODktMWQ1OS00MTBhLTljMjAtYWQwMTAxNGFkMjI4



Please continue to pray for Pastor Shawn as he is on sabbatical until June 6. Pray that this would be a restful time and a productive time as he continues work on his book. Pray that it would be a great blessing to Pastor Shawn and his family. 



It’s not too late to join! Rehearsals are on Wednesday nights 6-7pm in the sanctuary.

No experience, musical knowledge, or prior participation in choir is required!


Sunday Resources

Parents, check the sanctuary foyer on Sunday mornings for: 

  • Children’s Bulletins for the day. Elizabeth creates the Children’s Bulletins each week, so they pertain to that morning’s sermon! Please allow your children to draw on these instead of the visitor cards and giving envelopes in the pew racks.
  • Family Worship Guides for the week. Take advantage of these for your family worship time throughout the week! Guide for week of April 18: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eR2Cw4JoJfegrCqVwyGn_0tG3H1rf6ty/view?usp=sharing     


Mark Your Calendars

  • VBS: June 7-10 (more details to come)
  • No Wednesday Night activity: June 16- August 11 (Summer Break)
  • NO EVENING SERVICE on these Sundays:

May 9, Mother’s Day

May 30, Memorial Day

June 20, Father’s Day

July 4, Independence Day


Sanctuary Policy

No food or drink in the sanctuary. Please leave any mugs, tumblers, food, etc. on the tables just outside the sanctuary. Thank you for helping us preserve our beautiful newly renovated worship space.


Youth Summer Camp!

  • For member families’ 7th-12th graders 
  • July 5-8
  • Surfside Christian Retreat, Panama City, FL
  • Registration deadline May 7
  • $275/child, ($225 if you have multiple children going to Youth &/or Kids Camps)
  • Spots are reserved on a first come, first served basis. To reserve your spot, register and submit $75 non-refundable deposit.

Register online here: https://onrealm.org/morningview/PublicRegistrations/Event?linkString=ZTg1NTRiNmItN2UzMS00ZmJiLWIyNDItYWNjOTAxNDVkMWQ2 

OR pick up a registration packet by the piano in the sanctuary.


Kids Summer Camp! 

  • For member families’ 3rd-6th graders 
  • July 12-15
  • Camp Baldwin, Elberta, AL
  • Registration deadline May 7
  • $200/child, ($150 if you have multiple children going to Kids &/or Youth Camps)
  • Spots are limited and will be reserved on a first come, first served basis. To reserve your spot, register and submit $50 deposit (or pay full amount).

Register online here: https://onrealm.org/morningview/PublicRegistrations/Event?linkString=NmNjNGE4MzQtODg4OC00OGNmLTg2NTctYWNjNjAxNzU1MDQ1 

OR pick up a registration packet by the piano in the sanctuary.


Cornerstone Classical Christian Academy

Cornerstone now offers organized athletics for students through its partnership with Ezekiel Academy. Also beginning this fall, Cornerstone is moving to a block schedule which will allow for part-time enrollment options in the upper school! More details here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HMuGvGK6GVcBHD475aUwFyIc7aPyaaG4/view?usp=sharing 

Please refer any interested family to ccamontgomery.org for more information, or they can call the school office at 334-356-7788.


Sermon Podcast

Morningview sermon podcast can be found by searching for “Morningview Baptist” on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Anchor (https://anchor.fm/morningview) and others.