Wednesday, December 12 | 5-8pm
We will have the Adopt a Family night where the families that were adopted by people in our community will have a time to come and pick up their bags. Click here to sign up.  On this night we will need:
  • People to pray with the families
  • Family Host
  • Bag Carriers
  • Parking Lot Greeters
Thursday 12/13 -  Saturday  12/15
We will be setting up the Merry Market here at Norcross First the week of December 9th and will receive the actual families on Saturday, December 15th.   Positions will be filling up quickly so sign up as soon as possible!  

Donations Needed for Merry Market 
Children's "Store"!
While parents are shopping for children's gifts at the Merry Market,  children will be able to shop for gifts for their parents!  We need donations of items for both men and women that can be found at discount stores like Five Below or the Dollar Store. We will need approximately 400 gifts. 
Here are a few suggestions of items:
Nail Polish
Hand Lotion
Hand Sanitizer
Picture Frames
Small tools for dad
Pot Holders
...and anything else that you can think of!

Donations are still needed to insure there are enough items for the kids to choose from. Donations can be placed in the blue bin marked
"Merry Market" by the Coke machine off the Gathering Area. 

We need Parking Lot Volunteers for BOTH EVENTS - this opportunity is NOT listed on the signup genius!
If you can help with parking duty for either event,
please contact  Terri  to sign up! Thank you!


Hiring Event:   

Tuesday, December 4th @ 10am with:

Who doesn't love a Honey Baked Ham and Honey Baked Turkey for tailgating, Thanksgiving, or Christmas? Nobody, that's who! If you buy gift cards by following the link below, you too can have delicious HBH for all your festive occasions AND support Young Life and Wyldlife! 

Winter camp is coming soon and students are earning money to get there. HBH will give 20% of your purchase back to Young Life. You get all the deliciousness and HBH gives them the money back for their camp funds! It's a win-win! The 20% will go to the general campership fund for our area, unless you want it to go to someone specifically. For specific sponsorships, please let Shelley Carr know

 Now go eat some turkey and ham!

Plans for GIC 2019 are well underway. Missionaries from across the street and around the world have been
 invited to join us on January 25-27!

Many of our missionaries will travel a long way to be with us during GIC. If you are able to host a missionary, or would like more information about what is involved, please  click here  to contact Colleen Heer, Host Home coordinator. 

Early Response Teams (ERTs) fill a specific need in the early hours and days after a disaster to clean out flood-damaged homes, remove debris, place tarps on homes, and otherwise help  to prevent further damage, while providing a caring Christian presence.
Basic ERT Member Training (8 hours)
Participants learn the basics of disaster response, including how to stabilize and secure homes safely, and how to work effectively with survivors and others on the response team. This standardized class is required for the basic ERT UMCOR identification badge.
Please contact Larry Stone if you are interested in taking the training to become UMCOR ERT certified.
Volunteers Needed!

ERT badgemaking volunteers are needed! If you have the basic skills listed below, contact Larry Stone.
  1.  Basic PC skills
  2. Basic Outlook skills (replying to emails and organizing data in folders)
  3. Basic Excel skills (maneuvering columns and data entry, copy and paste, etc.)
  4. Once or twice a month visit to our Atlanta, GA Headquarters
Training on using Verified Volunteers site and Badgemaking software (both very user friendly, mostly data entry and search tools) provided.

Norcross First United Methodist Church
Missions Pastor, Rev. Terri Hoye,
Missions Assistant, Rae Myles,