October 12, 2017

Contemporary, Hispanic and Traditional Worship services October 15 at 11:00am

 From Trustees: REMINDER! 
When on the Church property, please be aware of your surroundings, lock your car, and avoid leaving items inside your vehicle in clear view. If you see anything or anyone suspicious, please notify a member of Trustees or someone at the Greeter Desk on Sunday.  Be safe!

Our Stewardship Journey continues through the month of October.  Where is this journey taking you? Be sure to incorporate frequent prayer "rest stops" along the way.  By praying along your Journey, you will be better prepared to arrive at the destination that God desires for you.  As in the Parable of the Talents, plan to be the faithful servant and receive both the extra blessing AND the joy!
Be sure to check out this week's Conversation Question Set in preparation for your prayer "rest stops."  

  • 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

Jane Martin | 770-448-4142, ext. 143 | jmartin@nfumc.org

Senior Adults
JOY (Just Older Youth) Bible study
Our study is The Battle Plan for Prayer (inspired by the film, War Room).  We meet in Room 210/212 at 10:00AM. You are invited to join us.
" 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

Keith Nabb with Affordable Medicare Solutions will be speaking about the most recent changes to Medicare at our Jet Set group in the Fellowship Hall on Wednesday, October 18th at 11:00am.  Please come and invite a friend and bring a covered dish for the Pot Luck luncheon!

The extended trip for the Jet Set in 2018 will be to The Ark Encounter and Creation Museum in the Cincinnati area.  We will leave on Monday, October 22 and return on  Friday, October 26th.  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!
Women's Ministry

Propel Women Activate Conference | Saturday, November 18th | 9:30 to 5:30 | Mount Paran Church
We are excited to attend this event, and we would LOVE to have you join us! Contact Maria Blackwell with questions. 678-471-2237. 
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

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

Fourth Friday and Service Op with Wilderness Works
Friday, November 24 & Saturday, November 25 |  6:00 pm 
We will meet at the church and head to Atlanta to enjoy a Thanksgiving feast and spend the night at Wilderness Works.  We will get up and have some fun and then serve the homeless in Hurt Park.  We will return to the church around 3:00 pm on Saturday.  Cost is $10.00 to cover a meal!  The rest is provided!  Deadline to sign up is Sunday, November 12.  See Sandra Hunter for more information!

Six Flags Fright Fest
Saturday, October 14
10:00 am - Midnight
Cost $35.00
We will meet at the church at 10:00 am.  You will need to bring $$$ for food at the park (2 meals) and for souvenirs.  P lease see Sandra Hunter to pay registration fee. student@nfumc.org

Service Opportunity - Team Elf  Sunday, November 19 | 
12:15 - 2:00 pm
We will provide a pizza lunch.  We will pack bags with cake mix and frosting to be handed out to those who come for Team Elf!  We will not have Life Group on this Sunday so come and serve together!  Sign up outside Sandra Hunter's office.

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

9:30AM | Room B221/223
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Rev. Terri Hoye
770-448-4142, ext. 105 | thoye@nfumc.org
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
                      K/1st Grade        Room 224/226
                      2nd Grade           Room 227
                      3rd/4th Grade     Room 229/231
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 

  • 1 YR OLDS - MON AND WED (spaces left!)
  • 2 YR OLDS - 2, 3,or 5 day program (spaces left!)
  • 3 YR OLDS - MON-FRI (spaces left!)
  • 4 YR OLDS - MON-FRI (spaces 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.

Sign up for Upward Basketball and Cheerleading for this fall!!
Click Here for more info!

HeartReach Evangelism
Shelley Carr, Chair
 Thanks to all who helped assemble flood buckets and hygiene kits this week. We made 27 buckets and will make another 25 next Wednesday, October 18 during WNF supper. Everyone is welcome to come and help!  

Are you going out on a mission event in our community or around the world representing NFUMC? Just want a comfy, nice-looking t-shirt to wear around town?  How about picking up a Norcross First "Changed By Love" 
t-shirt for just $10??  All adult sizes (S-2XL) have been restocked and are ready for you to take home now! 
Contact Rae at  rmyles@nfumc.org for info. 
National Missions
Larry Stone - National Missions Chair
International Missions
Gary Grahn - International Missions Chair
Young Adults

Young Adult Study | Monday Nights  
7:15-9:30pm  |  
Room A202
The current study is 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

Wednesday Night Dinners
Make reservations weekly by Noon Monday by email, voicemail or online reservation. 

Menu for 10/18
Thai Ginger Chicken with Rice, Broccoli, Asian Salad, Dessert

Serving begins at 5:30pm in the FLC.
EVERYONE must make reservations for dinner.
Standing reservations will be accepted with the expectation that if you do not cancel by Noon on the Monday prior you will be responsible for payment. Email   melissa@nfumc.org, or leave a message at x 152 OR  click here to register for dinner.

The Wesleyan Small Group - facilitated by John Hammer

All Things New - Women's Bible Study by Kelly Minter - facilitated by Debbie Adams

Spiritual Gifts Study - facilitated by Eddie Bradford
Join your pastor as he leads a study on how to discover 
your spiritual gift(s). It's not too late to join! Contact Sandra Hunter - student@nfumc.org or 770-448-4142 x 104.

Untold Blessing - facilitated by Mickey Stanfield