June 7, 2019
Pentecost Sunday
Worship June 9 at 11am
Scripture: 
James 1:2-8 NRSV
Sermon: Faith and Wisdom
Follow the YouTube link to hear the praise songs in next Sunday's Worship.
Prepare your heart for worship!

CONGREGATIONAL AWARENESS
If you are approached by someone in the parking lot or church building seeking financial assistance or other personal needs, please do not personally respond by giving money.
Welcome the individual(s) to come back to the Church Office during business hours M - Th.
This is to benefit the individual with additional resources as well as for personal protection for members of our congregation and staff.
Thank you for helping us to better help others.

Monthly Financial Status as of 5/31/2019:
Rec'd ytd: $459,520
Spent ytd: $542,449

Gwinnett County Public School Bus
 Drivers needed
JetSet

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.
JOY Bible Study completed studying Women of the Bible and enjoyed food & fellowship at Olive Garden. JOY is on summer break, resuming study on August 7. You are invited to prayerfully consider joining JOY (just older youth) in August when we begin our 5th year studying God's Word. You may contact Bobbye Raye Kennison for more information.
 
Have you ever heard of Walk to Emmaus?  Or wondered what it is? Did you know we have a Walk to Emmaus community within Norcross First? 
The Walk to Emmaus is a unique experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation that begins with a 
three-day short course (a weekend retreat) in Christianity but includes so much more. It is an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ in a new way as God's grace and love is revealed to you through other believers.
Walk to Emmaus also offers a days-only "walk" for ages 60+ (Face-to-Face) and Chrysalis, for Youth ages 
10th-12th grade and Young adults ages 18-24.

The objective of Emmaus is to inspire, challenge, and equip local church members for Christian action in their homes, churches, communities and places of work.  We'll be sharing more information about Walk to Emmaus on Sunday morning, June 9!  God may be calling you to a time such as this!
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. 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 
Camp Weeks: July 9-11,  August 13-15

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


Women's DIY Craft Event
 
Wednesday, July 17 | 7-9pm | Fellowship Hall
Want to have fun and make something wonderful while being with some awesome women of our church? Sign up for this one time event. Chalk Couture is a fun way to do easy decorative projects using chalk paint and stencils. For more information go to  chalkcouture.com . Nancy Salokar is an independent representative and we will have a few select projects to choose from.  More information to come! Contact Sandra Hunter to pick out your project! Cost will be per project ranging from $15-40.

Save the Date!

June 30 | 7pm | Sanctuary

Ricky's Famous Smoked Pork or Turkey Sale!







 Circle of Peace
June 11 | 11am 
 Olive Garden at Gwinnett Place
All women of the church are invited. Contact Murlene Dubay-770-449-1478.

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 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. 

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).

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