June 29, 2017

July 2, 2017 Worship  
Scripture:  Galatians 5:1, 13-25 NRSV
Sermon:  A Free Spirit
I want to let you know that Ryan Holder has decided to resign as Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries effective immediately in order to pursue his education and other opportunities. As we wish him well and thank him for his service, please remember to keep him and his family in your prayers. Sandra Hunter has graciously agreed to lead the Youth Ministry program at this time so that the same wonderful programs will continue - including TLC July 12-16th. Please keep Sandra and those serving in Youth Ministry in your prayers as we move forward trusting in God's plan. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me any time. It is my honor to serve with you all.

In Christ alone,
Pastor Eddie
Welcome, Dr. Quintanilla!
NFUMC welcomes Dr. Juan Quintanilla and his wife, Laura, to our church family! Juan is the Associate Pastor of Hispanic Ministry and Recreation. Be sure to offer Juan and Laura a "Welcome to Norcross First" blessing!

Please wear your name tag!  
We want to know your name. If you do not have a name tag, please request a new one by completing a name tag request at the Greeter's Desk in the Narthex outside the Sanctuary.

Cookies Courageous
Currently at 560 boxes, we are so close to our goal of 600 boxes of cookies! We have one more week, please bring in your cookies to help us get to that 600!
 Last collection date is Sunday, July 2!

Church Office Hours
The   Church Office will be closed Monday and Tuesday, July 3 and 4, in observance of Independence Day. Normal Hours will resume Wednesday, July 5.

  • Join us for weekly prayer Sundays, 8:45AM in the Library. We will pray for the worship services and Growth Groups.
  • Prayer email notifies church members of sympathy and urgent/immediate prayer requests from people within our church. Email requests/concerns to: prayers@nfumc.org
  • Weekly Prayer Group meets Tuesdays at 7PM in the Sanctuary Prayer Room
Music & Arts

Jane Martin | 770-448-4142, ext. 143 | jmartin@nfumc.org
Senior Adults
JOY (Just Older Youth) is on summer break and will resume August 9 with a new study.  You are invited to prayerfully consider joining us in August.

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Click here to read about Wholesome Wave Georgia's Free Screening!
" Jet Set Club where Godly people and heavenly food abound!  "
Jet Set is a senior adult fellowship group meeting at 11am the third Wednesday of each month for programs and a covered dish luncheon. Guests are always welcome!   
Senior Leadership team

Join us Thursday, July 6 for a 12:05pm Braves ball game and  lunch at Coolray Field. Game ticket will be $15.00 and parking is $5. T he $15.00 for the ticket is due by June 21.  We will meet at the field.  If you need a ride from the church let Beverly Roylston know, at 770-923-9496 or brbowling@bellsouth.netknow. We will leave the church at 11:00.

Our Jet Set will be going to see the Island of Coudres', Charlevoix Region of Quebec, Canada, September 24 - October 4, 2017 for 11 days.  Pricing will be $1079 double occupancy and $1519 single occupancy.  $75.00 is due when you reserve.  For more information contact Wilda McWilliams at 770-967-2393 or at wildakwarren@aol.com .

Check the Website for 2017 meetings and trips!
  • Men's group | Thursdays at 11:45am weekly | Berkeley Hills Country Club
  • Study on the Gospel of John
  • Contact Tom Waits for information: waitsengrg@charter.net

Student Ministry

Atlanta Dream Service Opportunity 
Saturday, July 8
10:30am-12:30pm | Free
We will work with the Atlanta Dream Center downtown, where our own Courtney Dow is on staff! We will depart from the church at 9:45 am and return to the church by 1pm. Please bring a sack lunch to eat while we are there. Sign up outside Sandra Hunter's office.
TLC 2017 | July 12-16 
$200 | Emmanuel College, Franklin Springs, GA
Contact Sandra Hunter with questions.

Interested in joining Life Groups or Growth Groups? Click the links!
Children & Student Ministry
Ministry for 5th and 6th Grade students.
Terri Hoye 
770-448-4142, ext. 105

9:30AM | Room B221/223
Children's Ministry
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Children's Ministry
Rev. Terri Hoye
770-448-4142, ext. 105 | thoye@nfumc.org
Creation Kids SUMMER Sunday Morning Schedule
July - August

9:15AM-12:15PM     Nursery | Birth - Toddlers | B126, B127 -
                            Ladybug and Fish Rooms
9:30AM                 Preschool Worship | 3 and 4 year olds | B132 -
                            Duck Room
                    Elementary Worship | Completed Kindergarten thru                             Completed Fourth Grade | B234/232 - Worship Room
                    N.B. Tween Completed 5th & 6th Grade Growth Group                       B221/223
11:00AM                  Preschool Growth Groups | Ages 3's and 4's 
                            B130 - Frog Room
                            Children Kindergarten - Sixth Grade attend worship with                             their family
Every child Birth - Tweens will have the opportunity throughout the morning to learn about God!

Every child attending a children's program must be checked into KidCheck! Click Here to Register!

Creation Kids Weekday Preschool
Beth Newton | 678-533-1321 

  • 2 YR OLDS - 2,3,or 5 day program
  • 4 YR OLDS - MON-FRI (only one opening left!)
We offer a loving, Christian environment for your child or grandchild to grow and learn things such as academics, music, phonics, art, independent skills, age-appropriate academics, Chapel, Wiggles movement class and much more. Forms available at information kiosk by the Preschool Office or online. Call or stop by for more information.
Young Adults

Young Adult Study | Monday nights beginning July10
7-9:30pm | 
Room A202
The group will begin a new study based on the book, The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis (no "homework" reading required!). Come join and learn more about who we are with Christ in our lives and how to live out our faith!

Midweek Connection

Due to the holiday week, the Summer Bible Studies will NOT meet Wednesday, July 5.
All classes will resume Wednesday, July 12.

Women's Study
Jonah: Navigating a Life Interrupted
by Priscilla Shirer led by Debbie Adams
Began June 14 - 7:00-8:30 PM - Room 206/208
7 week study
The Women's Bible Study will offer a second chance to view the weekly Jonah video on Sunday mornings at 9:30am in room 202.

Spiritual Practices led by John Hammer
Began June 7 - 7:00-8:30 PM - Room 209

Bishop Robert Barron - Conversion Study
 led by Mickey Stanfield
Began June 7 - 7:00-8:30 PM - Room 214
7 week study

Starting Tuesday, June 20 thru July 18 Norcross FUMC, in partnership with the United Methodist Children's' Home, will be hosting a 7 week series of "IMPACT" Classes for new foster parents in Gwinnett and surrounding counties every Tuesday night and Saturday morning through the summer.  
Click here to read more!

HeartReach Evangelism
Shelley Carr, Chair
International Missions
Gary Grahn- International Missions Chair
International Missions
Gary Grahn- International Missions Chair
Women's Ministry
Circle of Peace 
Tuesday, July 11 | 11AM
The Circle will meet at a local restaurant for lunch out!  All women of the church are  welcome to attend. Contact Clara Holbrook at 770-449-1467 for the                                 location.
Counseling Available  
Cameron Butler-Wooten

Counseling is available by appointment at Norcross First. Service is provided by a professional counselor who will help individuals, couples and families process the challenges of life in a safe, warm environment. Contact Cameron for an appointment: 678-485-1331 or cameronbutlercounseling@gmail.com

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