May 18, 2017

May 21, 2017 Worship  
Matthew 16:13-18

 They Will Know
Sunday, June 25 | 11am | Sanctuary
One worship celebration
MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES:  If you are a member of Norcross First or know of a church member who has served or is currently serving in the armed forces, please contact Rae Myles, 
770-448-4142, ext. 122 or with the name, rank and branch of service.  They will be listed in the June 25 Faith and Freedom bulletin.  Those who were recognized last year will be included this year.
Church Office Hours
 The Church Office will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. The office will re-open on Tuesday, May 30 at 8:00am.  The deadline for bulletin and newsletter information is still Noon on Monday.

  • 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: 
  • Weekly Prayer Group meets Tuesdays at 7PM in the Sanctuary Prayer Room
Music & Arts

Jane Martin | 770-448-4142, ext. 143 |
If you are interested in singing for a season with Chancel Choir, summer is the  perfect time!  We will be moving rehearsals to Wednesday evenings, enjoying a more relaxed couple of months and would love to have YOU as a part of the group.  You could "try us out"!  The Music Ministry will be presenting "Faith and Freedom", our annual patriotic celebration on June 25, so join us. 
Senior Adults
JOY Bible Study ladies enjoyed lunch and fellowship at The Crossing following their successful completion of the study Christian to the Core.  

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.
" 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!   
Next Jet Set Outing:

Join us Friday, June 2 fo Moonlight and Magnolias dinner theater at The Crossing.  Cost for dinner and the play is $45.00 including tax and gratuity.  Dinner starts 6:30 and show starts at 7:00.  We will meet at the Crossing in downtown Norcross. 

Senior Leadership team
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 .

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:

HeartReach Evangelism
Shelley Carr, Chair
International Missions
Gary Grahn- International Missions Chair
Articles and Announcements
Submission of articles and announcements for the weekly newsletter and bulletin must
be received by Noon Monday weekly.
Email Andie Ashe:

Student Ministry

          New Date!!!
Senior Celebration | Sunday, June 4
12:15 - 2:00 pm | Fellowship Hall
We will celebrate the Class of 2017 with a lunch provided at no cost!  Reservations are required.  First seats available to the graduates and their families.  Limited seating!  Make reservations with Sandra Hunter: 770-448-4142 x 104  or
TLC 2017 | July 12-16 
$200 | Emmanuel College, Franklin Springs, GA
Registration is open for TLC (Teens Love Christ) 2017 Retreat. Deadline to register is June 25.  Sign up outside Sandra Hunter's office, email, or call.

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
Ryan Holder 
770-448-4142, ext. 156

9:30AM | Room B221/223
Children's Ministry
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Children's Ministry
Rev. Terri Hoye
770-448-4142, ext. 105 |

VBS Registration is now open!
Children must be registered by May 31!  Don't delay - register online TODAY!

Sunday Morning Schedule 
Nursery      9:30AM-NOON 
9:30AM      Growth Groups | Ages 3's thru Fourth Grade
                 Children's Wing 
                 N.B. Tween 5th & 6th Grade Growth Group B221/B223 
10:30AM    Preschool Worship | B132 | Duck Room 
11:00AM    Growth Groups | Ages 3's and 4's | Frog Room 
                Children K-Fourth Grade attend worship with their parents 

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

VBS Donations Needed!

Greeters Needed!
Greeters are needed at the doors as we host Summerour and Beaver Ridge Elementary end of the year graduations:
Monday, May 22nd - Summerour Middle  5:30 - 8pm
Tuesday, May 23rd - Beaver Ridge Elementary  5 - 7:30pm
If you would like to serve, please contact  Rev. Terri Hoye at

Creation Kids Weekday Preschool
Martha McDermott | 678-533-1321 
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

Midweek Connection

Summer Bible studies are about to begin! Sign up using the forms at the church or email Sandra Hunter at For more information, Click here

All classes begin June 7!
No Wednesday Night Dinner offered.
Women's Study
Jonah: Navigating a Life Interrupted
by Priscilla Shirer led by Debbie Adams
Begins June 7 - 7:00-8:30 PM - Room 204
7 week study

Spiritual Practices led by John Hammer
Begins June 7 - 7:00-8:30 PM - Room 206/208

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

Nursery available birth-Age 4. For more info, contact Rev. Terri Hoye: | 770-448-4142, x105 regarding children.
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