It has been said that this is the most wonderful time of the year, and I believe it is in so many different ways. Wonderful traditions with family and friends and within the life of the church helps to make it so wonderful for so many of us. We will be offering many opportunities for you and yours to participate in the activities we will have during the Christmas and Advent season and I hope you will join us as we celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. To help remind you please see the information about these activities in each week's bulletin, in our weekly newsletter, and on line on our church web page.
I also want to remind you to remember a few other important things during this time of year. Remember those who have lost loved ones and will be facing the holidays without them for the first time. Remember those who are less fortunate than yourself and help as the Spirit leads you. And finally, remember your church here at Norcross First by praying about and turning in your pledge cards for 2019. Lots to remember, I know, but together we can do wonderful things with and for the Lord and help this truly be the most wonderful time of the year.
One final thing to remember - God loves you and so do I.
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. Please email
Raeto sign up. On this night we will need:
People to pray with the families
Parking Lot Greeters
Thursday 12/13 -
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.
While the parents are shopping, we will have an area set up for the children. They will be able to pick out a gift to wrap for their parents and put under the tree.
We need donations of items for both men and women that can be found at either the $5 and Below store or the Dollar Store. We will need approximately 400 gifts. Here are a few suggestions of items:
Small tools for dad
...and anything else that you can think of!
We still need donations to insure that 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 of the Gathering Area. Please contact
Rae with questions.
"Jesus is Born!"
Join us in the Chapel
Sunday, December 16 at 6pm
for the "Jesus is Born!" program,
featuring music by the Hispanic Praise Team and choir, drama, dancing, and children singing. Come and support this ministry as we celebrate the reason for the season!
You should have received a letter and pledge card in the mail. If you didn't, see attached, as we financially plan for 2019.
Jet Set will have an opportunity to get to know our Minister of Music at Norcross First-Susan Farris. Susan will share one of her gifts by singing
some songs for us. Please invite a friend and bring a covered dish.
Calendar for the remainder of 2018
Sat, December 1
6:00 arrive 6:30 Christmas Play
Wear dark color pants or dark jeans and a lightweight
t-shirt, we will put costume on over the t-shirt
Fri, December 7
Norcross Christmas Tree Lighting Wear Warm Winter Clothes
Sun, December 9
Sing in Worship Wear the same thing as in the play.
Wed. January 9
Welcome Back to PACK
Circle of Love
Tuesday December 11 | 10am
meet in the Fellowship Hall
All woman of the church are welcome to join us as we meet take a tour of Bulloch Hall in Roswell decorated as "The Music of Christmas." $8 Adult & $7 Seniors. Please bring a roll of gift wrap to be used at the Merry Market.
Circle of Love Post Office Boxes
Send your Christmas cards to church members for 10 cents each in the Hall of the Apostles. Please address with person's full name and a group in the church they participate in and place your cards in the appropriate alphabetical box by member's last name. Donations will support missions. Be sure to check your box for mail weekly throughout the Advent season.
Circle of Peace
Tuesday December 11 | 11am
The Circle will meet at Clarice Kucera's home for brunch.
Contact Murlene Dubay at
770-449-1478 with questions.
Join us as we kick off the Christmas Season!
Saturday, December 1st
6:30 - 8:30pm
Featuring Tom Toombs Children's Entertainer,
a photo booth, and refreshments!
Join us Saturday, December 1 at 6:30pm as our Chorister Choir and Melody Makers present their Christmas Children's Musical!
Sunday, December 16 | 11am | Sanctuary
It is time to get excited for our Musical Christmas worship service. Mark your calendars now, and join us for a great
Connect Student Ministry
Sunday, December 16 |
12:15 - 2pm
Bring a gift (no more than $5) to exchange.
We will have lots of food. If parents want to contribute food items for the party....BRING IT!!
TOY DRIVE FOR ATLANTA'S REFUGEES
Over the next few weeks, you're warmly invited to participate in our annual toy drive for
Friends of Refugees, nestled in Clarkston.
Please stop by the Gathering Area to select a wish list "ornament" or two, and then drop off your unwrapped gifts at the wooden Christmas tree. Collection dates are Nov 25 and Dec 2.
Thank you so much for sharing your love and Christmas cheer with newly-arrived refugee children and their families!
Join us for the traditional lighting of the Christmas tree and enjoy music from Norcross First United Methodist Choirs. This is a great family event in our community with Disney Princesses, the Grinch, hot chocolate, s'mores, and carols!
Support Young Life and Wyldlife (a student outreach program in our local middle and high schools) by buying Honey Baked Hams and Turkeys this Holiday Season! HBH will give 20% of your purchase back to Young Life. Please contact Shelley Carr for details.
Faithfully Fit and Wesley Class Meeting Wednesday Night classes are ongoing- no need to register for Faithfully Fit. Just come on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Wesley Class Meeting is an ongoing closed group.
Please sign up for Disciple 1 or Financial Peace University, each beginning in January. See insert in Sunday's bulletin or contact Sandra Hunter
Study begins January 9 | $45
The study gives the Old and New Testaments equal time,
emphasizing the wholeness of the Bible as a revelation of God. DISCIPLE draws upon the work of scholars, the personal Bible reading and study of the participant, and dynamic group discussion to aid
understanding of the Bible.
Study Begins January 9 | $129
Financial Peace University is a proven program that will show you how to master budgeting, save for
emergencies, pay off debt, plan and invest for the future, and live and give like no one else.
Transform how you handle money with courses taught by Dave Ramsey and his team of
Our current study is the Book of Luke.
All men are welcome to join.
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