May 10, 2019
Fourth Sunday in Easter
Worship May 12 at 11am
Scripture: Proverbs 6:20-23 NIV
Sermon: A Mother's Teachings
Follow the YouTube link to hear the praise songs in next Sunday's Worship.
Prepare your heart for worship!



Stop by the Mother's Day photo backdrop in the Narthex on Sunday for a quick family photo!
Then share your Mother's Day photos on Facebook and tag Norcross First!

Wesley Woods Mother's Day Offering
Contributions to the Wesley Woods Mother's Day Offering can be  made payable to NFUMC  and placed in an offering envelope labeled  Wesley Woods  this Sunday.

Welcome to our Staff!

Anne Boshinski - Organist/Accompanist
Rachel Welch - Director of Children's Ministry

 Please be sure to give them a warm Norcross First welcome if you see them around!

Police presence at Norcross First! 

No need to worry!
The Norcross Police Department will be holding driver training classes for their officers next  Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, May 14 and 15 from 
6:30pm-10:00pm.
 
The Police Department will block off the rear lot with cones, and driving courses will be set up.  For safety, officers will be stationed at the block-off points. 
Many, many cruisers will be involved, as the police chief has declared this training mandatory for all officers. 
The officers organizing the training are aware of our preschool carpool and evening classes and are sensitive to those needs.  Their training will not interfere with any parking area other than behind the church.
We are happy to be able to partner with the City of Norcross Police.
JetSet

Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, May 15 | 11am | Fellowship Hall
Come join us for our meeting and program.  Lori Silverman from Clark Howard 
Consumer Action Center will present a seminar about the latest Senior 
Scams...email, phone and mail.  Please invite a friend and bring a covered
dish for our pot luck luncheon.

Festival of Wisdom and Grace

August 5-8 
"A CONFERENCE FOR FINDING PURPOSE AND RENEWAL IN THE 
SECOND HALF OF LIFE"

Register by June 7 for the Early Bird Rate!

If you would like a hard copy of the registration form, please see Jewell Meyer.

Jet Set Trip
November 11 - 16, 2019 | Lancaster, PA
The trip includes a guided tour of Philadelphia, a visit to charming Kitchen Kettle Village, a visit to Park City Center, and a visit to The Amish  Country. 5 nights lodging, 8 meals - 5 breakfast and 3 dinners included. Contact Wilda McWilliams  at 770-967-2393 
with questions.
JOY Bible Study

JOY meets at the church weekly on Wednesday mornings at 10am.

 

The 12 Women of the Bible is the current study through May.  

See Bobbye Raye Kennison for details.

 

*This group does not meet on the 3rd Wednesday each month due to Jet Set. All are welcome to join us for that meeting, program, and lunch!
Senior Men's Bible Study
Thursdays weekly | 11:45am 
Berkeley Hills Country Club

The Thursday Men's group is studying The Acts of the Apostles. Now is a great time to join the weekly gathering for lunch and Bible study!  Contact Tom Waits for more information.
 
Preschool registration is now open for the 2019/2020 school year.


Please contact Beth Newton, Director, if you need further information or to schedule a tour.

We are excited to announce our preschool summer camp for children ages 1 year to rising Kindergarten.
(This includes current Pre-K students.)

Hours: 9:30 - 1:30 Days: Tuesday thru Thursday

Cost is $75.00 for each week attending (discount when you sign up 2 or more children @ $65.00/per week)


Remember the gift you received last fall?  Don't let it go to waste!
Right Now Media is an available resource for Growth Group, Bible Studies, Small Groups and Individual Studies. 
Contact Sandra Hunter for more information.

Student Ministry Lock-In

Friday, May 31 | 7th-12th Grade Students | Free
Arrive at church at 11:00 pm.  Bring snack to share.  There will be a sweet treat surprise, games, movie and a pancake breakfast provided by our own Rick Baird! Invite your friends.  
Sign up on sheet outside Sandra's office.  

Student Ministry TLC
June 27 - 30, 2019
We will meet in The Chapel on Thursday, June 27 at 6PM and will leave no later than 7PM.  We will return for worship on Sunday, June 30
 by 11:00 AM.
Must register by filling out a form.  You can pick one up outside Sandra's office or Click Here.
Cost is $150. Registration is not complete until fees are paid in full.
Deadline to register is Sunday, June 9.  

Women's Bible Study
7 Weeks - June 5 - July 17, 2019
Room 210/212 
7 - 8PM Wednesday nights
Cost - $15.00 for Study Book
Deadline to Register Sunday, May 26!

Join Lysa TerKeurst on the streets of Israel to explore the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. Through this interactive, in-depth study we will be trading feelings of emptiness and depletion for the fullness of knowing who Jesus is like never before. 
Contact Sandra for more info.

Ricky's Famous Smoked Pork or Turkey Sale!


Grow Day Camp at Norcross First
July 22-July 26 | $145
rising 1st - rising 6th grade children
Grow is part of the North Georgia Camp and Retreat Ministries family. Grow brings the powerful experience of camp ministry to local churches. Packed with activities that contribute to learning new skills and building Christian community, the focus throughout is for each camper to grow deeper roots in their faith (grow spiritually), in their ability to work as a team (grow socially), and in self-confidence as a loved child of God (grow individually).


Circle of Love
Everyone is welcome to join the Circle of Love on our tour of the BAPS Hindu Temple on Rockbridge Road in Lilburn, on Tuesday, May 14. We will meet at the church at 10 am at the Fellowship Hall entrance to carpool or you can meet us at their gift shop at 10:30am to take the tour. We will have lunch following the tour at 
1910 Public House on Main Street in Lilburn.
The group tour is free if we have 10 or more, but costs $5 each for the individual recorded tour if we don't have enough people. Contact Diane Walker at  770-361-1024 if you are coming and who you are inviting to  join us!


Circle of Peace
Tuesday, May 14 | 10am 
Home of Mary Shiels
Contact Murlene Dubay for more information-
 770-449-1478.

There is Power in Prayer! We want to pray for you and your concerns and needs, and invite you to pray as well! If you would like to receive a weekly prayer list, or be included in the prayer email chain, please email prayers@norcrossfirst.org 


Believers Praying
Believers Praying is an ongoing, open and interactive, group that meets weekly on Tuesdays at 7pm until approx. 8:15pm in an informal setting.It normally meets in the Prayer Room off of the Sanctuary. All adults are welcome to attend regularly or as available. Prayer, including corporate Prayer, is vital to be a thriving church!
*Other ministry areas have their own individual newsletters, which are accessible through our website, or by 
signing up with the ministry area.*

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@norcrossfirst.org