May 18, 2018

Worship May 20 at 11am
Pentecost Sunday
Scripture: Acts 2:1-11 NRSV
Sermon: What A Gift
Welcome Susan!

Susan was born and raised in Pensacola, Florida and began her ministry in the United Methodist Church after graduating from Florida State University with  a degree in Music.
She has served the United Methodist Church in the Alabama/West Florida, North Alabama and Georgia Conferences where she has designed and led music for conference worship services. Her Adult choirs have sung in England, Scotland, and Carnegie Hall. Her youth choirs have toured and sung in many churches throughout the United States while serving in missions.
Susan now joins Norcross First as the Director of Music Ministry. Be sure to greet her with a friendly
 Norcross First welcome!
In all the churches she has served, Susan has grown and developed the music ministry to give opportunities for all to participate in the worship and music of the church. Susan brings a wealth of experience, talent, creativity and enthusiasm.

Old Magazines Needed! 

Please place them in the bin by the Coke Machine as these magazines are needed for an art project in Children's Ministry.   Thank you!

Communion Servers Needed! 
 If you would like to help serve Communion please let Barbara and 770-446-3512- know.  It is a great joy to offer Christ to people through the holy sacrament of Communion so call and sign up today. Serve with your spouse or your family or friends. Sign up and serve with your small group or just let Barbara put you where you are needed. We hope you will help serve and participate in worship soon.
LifeSouth Blood Drive
May 23 | 3-7pm | Fellowship Hall
Make plans now to donate!

  • 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

Director of Music Ministry | Susan Farris

Children's Choirs have ended for this school year.
Watch for Fall Kick-off information for ages birth-5th grade!
Senior Adults
" 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

Festival of Wisdom and Grace 
"a conference for finding purpose and renewal
 in the second half of life"
August 13-16, 2018
Theme: The wise will shine
Location: Lake Junaluska

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  

Check the Website for 2018 meetings and trips! 
Thursdays at 11:45am weekly 
Berkeley Hills Country Club
Contact Tom Waits for information

Currently we are studying the OT book of Hosea. We will follow this study with the book of Joel. 
Come join us!

Student Ministry

Senior Celebration
Sunday, May 20 | 12:15 - 2pm
RSVP Closed

TLC - Teens Love Christ 
June 28-July 1
Theme: Rooted
Emmanuel College, Franklin Springs, GA
We are partnering with The Fountain's youth group!  Cost - $150.00.  Look for more details to come!  See Sandra Hunter             for more information.

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

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Rev. Terri Hoye
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Family Cookout and
 Messy Game Night
Saturday, June 16
6 - 8:30pm
$5 per family
*Wear old clothing! We will get messy!
RSVP by Monday, June 11

Wacky Wednesday Afternoons
July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1
1 - 3pm
$5 per family total for all 4 dates!
*parent/guardian must also
 attend with child
RSVP by Monday, July 2

Back to School Bash
Saturday, July 21
6 - 8:30pm
RSVP by Sunday, July 15

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 combined  K-4th  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!

Bible Club for elementary age children has ended for the 2017-18 school year. We will resume in August. Check back for details this summer!

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 

Pre-School Registration is OPEN!
Spots are currently available for all ages! 

Midweek Connection
 Spring Classes
 Classes 7-8PM
Big Dummies of the Bible by Stephen Miller
 led by Reverend Eddie Bradford
Room 210/212 - Will End May 30

The Wesley Class Meeting 
 led by John Hammer 
Room 202- On going.
John Wesley's original small groups focused on a single question: how is your walk with God?  During the century when these groups flourished, Methodism grew from 3% to 33% of Christians in the US, one of the largest
revivals in history.  We began the first adult small group at NFUMC in Fall 2017.  Eight members meet weekly on Wednesday evenings to discuss our weekly walk.  As our time together continues, we are experiencing a growing trust in the difference a true walk with God makes and how being supported by loving Christians leads to a more Christ-filled, intentional life.

Contact Sandra Hunter with any questions.
Nursery available birth-Age 4. Children's programming available ages K-5th Grade.
Young Adults

Open to anyone who has graduated High School through 28 years. The group meets Sundays in Room 202 at 12:30 pm. Please contact Sandra Hunter for more details.

Weekly Bible Study: Monday nights at 7:15pm in room 202.
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

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