February 9, 2018


Worship February 11 at 11am
Scripture: 2 Chronicles 7:14 NIV
Sermon: If...


Wednesday, February 14 | 7pm | Sanctuary
Children's Choirs will meet as usual. FUSION and Adult classes will not meet.

Winter Reminder: 
In the event of inclement weather, please check for updates on church services and activities on our website -
 or the Church Office phone recording or check WSB-TV2, FOX5 or WXIA-11Alive. Each will be updated as information is decided. Use your best judgment in regards to your safety in attending functions/activities.









  • 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
Stephen Ministry
Sometimes we just need someone to listen. Stephen Ministers are lay members of the congregation who have received over 50 hours of training in how to listen empathetically, non-judgmentally, and
most important, lovingly with the heart of Christ. We all go through so many changes and situations in our lifetime: retirement, involuntary job loss, death of a family member, diagnosis of a serious illness, depression. And often during those times we don't need or want someone telling us what to do, but to
hear us as we talk about how these situations have affected us, wounded us, changed us, or even provided new opportunities. If you feel that you could use a friend to care and to listen, to encourage, and pray with you and for you (at your request), please know that we are available for you. For more information, contact  Rev. Brenda Westmoreland -  bwestmoreland2583@att.net  or Murlene Dubay at  770-449-1478 .
Music & Arts

Guest Director of Music | April Thomas
 


Senior Adults
JOY (Just Older Youth) Bible study
Wednesdays at 10am in room 210/212 Study is Experiencing God by Henry & Richard Blackaby. You are invited to prayerfully consider joining us for this study.  Contact Bobbye Raye Kennison for more info!
 
JetSet
" Jet Set Club where Godly people and heavenly food abound! "
Jet Set is a senior adult fellowship group meeting at 11:00am the third Wednesday of each month for programs and a covered dish luncheon. Guests are always welcome!   


Senior Leadership team

 
The extended trip for the Jet Set in 2018 will be to The Ark Encounter and Creation Museum in the Cincinnati area on October 1 - 5, 2018. The price is $510.00 double occupancy, $689.00 single occupancy which includes Motorcoach transportation, 4 nights lodging, 4 breakfasts and 4 dinners, admission to the  Ark, Creation Museum, Newport Aquarium, Cincinnati Zoo, Botanical Gardens, and  tips for driver and any tour guide, does not include tips for any meals. If interested in taking this trip, please e-mail wildakwarren@aol.com.  


Check the Website for 2017 meetings and trips!
 www.norcrossfirst.org/senior_adult 
  • Men's group | Thursdays at 11:45am weekly |  Berkeley Hills Country Club
  • Contact Tom Waits for information: waitsengrg@charter.net
Young Adults
 

Norcross First UMC is excited to launch a new Sunday Community Group!

This group will be open to anyone who has graduated High School through 28 years. The group meets Sundays in Room 202 at 12:30 pm.  Please let anyone who you know that would be interested in joining this amazing group of young adults.  Please contact Sandra Hunter for more details.

Weekly Bible Study: Monday nights at 7:15pm in room 202.
Counseling Available  
Cameron Butler-Wooten
LAPC, LAMFT

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

Articles and Announcements
Submission of articles and announcements for the weekly newsletter and bulletin must
be received by Noon Monday weekly.
Email Andie Ashe: communications@nfumc.org
 

Student Ministry

Mid Hi Believe Tour 2018 
March 16-17 

Students in NBTween, 7th and 8th Grade are welcome to register to attend Believe 2018.  We meet early Friday evening at the church and will head over to Greater Atlanta Christian School to begin the retreat. We spend the night at church have a quick breakfast and head back over to Greater Atlanta Christian School to conclude the retreat. You will need $$ for lunch on Saturday.  Cost is $75.00. Deadline to register is Sunday, February 18. If you register after February 18 the cost is $85.00.  Please contact Sandra Hunter for more details.

Children & Student Ministry
Ministry for 5th and 6th Grade students.
Terri Hoye 
770-448-4142, ext. 105

NBTween Lunch and Laser Tag
Sunday, February 18 | 12:15 - 3:30pm 
We will meet after church in The Gathering Area and head out to lunch then play a round of Laser Tag. Cost is $15.00. Deadline to sign up is Sunday, February 11. Registration is not complete until payment is received. Forms will be available in the classroom or contact                                                       Sandra Hunter

Mid Hi Believe Tour 2018 
March 16-17 
Students in NBTween, 7th and 8th Grade are welcome to register to attend Believe 2018.  We meet early Friday evening at the church and will head over to Greater Atlanta Christian School to begin the retreat. We spend the night at church have a quick breakfast and head back over to Greater Atlanta Christian School to conclude the retreat. You will need $$ for lunch on Saturday.  Cost is $75.00. Deadline to register is Sunday, February 18. If you register after February 18 the cost is $85.00.  Please contact  Sandra Hunter for more details.
Children's Ministry
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Rev. Terri Hoye
770-448-4142, ext. 105 | thoye@nfumc.org


Empty Water Bottles with caps needed!  
We need 250 minimum by  March 11.
16oz water bottles or Gatorade/Powerade 20oz 
bottles can be placed in the bin near the Coke machine 
off of the Gathering Area.
 

Creation Kids Sunday Morning Schedule

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 Growth Groups

New for 2018: K-4th will combine in room 232/234 weekly
                    

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 



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.
Missions
YOUR DONATIONS ARE OUR TREASURES!

Donations are needed for our upcoming Mission Yard Sale that is scheduled for Saturday, March 3rd. If you have items to donate, please contact Shelley Carr 678-722-3130  to make arrangements for the items to be dropped off or picked up.
(Please note that we are unable to accept tvs)

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
to help with the Mission Yard Sale.   Set up will begin on Wednesday, February 28th.  We will need assistance with set up, during the actual sale, and breakdown.   If you are able to donate some time to help with the sale, please contact:  Susan Arthur 404-384-0153
Sager Brown Interest Meeting
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There will be a Sager Brown interest meeting on Sunday, Feb 11 after worship in the library. Trip dates are June 10-15, 2018 and there are 15 spaces available. Hope to see you there!
Global Impact Celebration 

Thank you for an amazing GIC weekend! Click here to see some pictures from the event!
Midweek Connection

No weekly Wednesday Night dinner available.


Wonderstruck by Margaret Feinberg (Women's Study) 
 led by Debbie Adams- 7 week study.  
Do you ever feel like you're going through the motions of faith? Sometimes we do and say the right things, but our hearts are far from God. We lose our sense of holy awe. In Wonderstruck, Margaret Feinberg invites you to toss back the covers, climb out of bed, and drink in the fullness of life God intended.
 
You Are What You Love by James K. A. Smith 
 led by Mickey Stanfield- 7 week study.
Who and what we worship fundamentally shape our hearts. We may not realize, however, the ways our hearts are taught to love rival gods instead of the One for whom we were made. And while we desire to shape culture, we are not often aware of how culture shapes us. In You Are What You Love, popular speaker and
award-winning author James K. A. Smith helps us recognize the formative power of culture and the
transformative possibilities of Christian practices.  This is a book study and the book can be purchased through Amazon.com.
 
The Wesley Class Meeting 
 led by John Hammer- On Going
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A Wesleyan small group will knock your spiritual socks off. It grows faith through sharing what God is doing in our lives. In the group, we watch over one another in love. Somewhat surprisingly, people find this small group experience enjoyable and meaningful. Why would you not want to try it? Sign up today.
 
I  Am The Vine/History of the Sanctuary Kneeling Pads 
led by Chery Baird.
The Sanctuary is a visual Bible for each person to read in worship.  Using the statement that Jesus made in the gospel of John 15:1 "I am the vine, you are the branches" we will explore the secrets of the vine and the stories of Jesus in our Sanctuary and see what God has in store for you.

Contact Sandra Hunter with any questions.