March 8, 2019
First Sunday in Lent

Worship March 10 at 11am
Scripture: 
Psalm 96:1-9 NRSV
Sermon:  Music to My Ears

 Follow the YouTube link to hear the praise songs in next Sunday's Worship.

Daylight Savings Time Reminder

Set your clocks ahead one hour tomorrow or you will be late for church on Sunday!

To the dear people at Norcross First UMC,

You will hear more from me soon. We are still not clear what the implications of General Conference's actions from earlier this week are at this point.
As soon as I get a sense of clarity (about legality, constitutionality, and the whole picture), you will hear from me.

Please know that regardless of what happens at the end of today or the days ahead: You are ALL beloved children of God. You are ALL of sacred worth.

We will continue to be a welcoming, inclusive people and church of God that abide by scripture and by Jesus' commandment of love!
 
~ Pastor Eddie

Monthly Financial Update
Donations received YTD: $154,885
Expenses YTD: $211,448
Season of Lent 
Ash Wednesday
March 6
First Sunday of Lent
March 10
*Daylight Savings Time
Passion/Palm Sunday
April 14
Holy Thursday
April 18 at 7pm in Sanctuary
Good Friday
April 19 at 7pm in Chapel
Easter
April 21  
Sunrise Service at 7am in Thrasher Park
Worship at 11am in Sanctuary
Hispanic Service at 11am in Chapel
JetSet

Jet Set Meeting

Wednesday, March 20 | 11am | Fellowship Hall
Come join our meeting, Our own Gerry-At-Tricks will be performing. 
They will put a smile on your face and have your toes tapping! 
Please invite a friend and bring a covered dish for our pot luck luncheon.
 

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.

 

Current study through May is on the 12 Women of the Bible. Interested? It's not too late to join us!

 

*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. This would be a great time to join the weekly gathering for lunch and Bible study!  Contact Tom Waits for more information.

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 

This Sunday!
Come see Norcross First UMC
Chancel Choir in  concert with  Mark Hayes This Sunday at 3pm!
Save the Date! Sunday, March 31 | 7pm
Plan on an amazing night of worship you will 
not want to miss! 
Also- a Potluck Dinner at 6pm in the Fellowship Hall- Details to come.



 A Note from the Trustees

Please do not leave valuables in your vehicle! We have experienced two vehicles that have been broken into recently.   
Thank you. 
Circle of Peace

Tuesday, March 12 | 10am 
Home of Alice Livingston
All ladies of the church are invited to participate in this Circle.
Contact Murlene Dubay for information - 770-449-1478

Circle of Love

Tuesday, March 12 | 10am 
  room 210/212
The circle will meet to decorate the Easter crosses and eggs, and will order pizza for lunch. Contact Diane Walker- 770 361-1024.
CHILL Retreat- MOVE 
March 22-24, 2019 - Sky Lake, GA
9th-12th Grade Students
We will meet at the church on Friday, March 22 at 6pm and head up to SkyLake.  We will return to church by 11am on Sunday, March 24.  Cost is $30.00 per student.  
Registration deadline is March 10. Registration is not complete until fee is paid in full. Deadlines are FIRM.
See Sandra Hunter for more information.
Believe Tour - I AM - March 15-16, 2019
5th - 8th Grade Students
We will meet at the church on Friday, March 15 at 
5:30pm and spend the night at the church.  Parents pick up students at 4pm on Saturday, March 16.
Registration is CLOSED.
See Sandra Hunter 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.
Inclement Weather Policy
In the event of inclement weather (ice, snow, etc.) please use your own judgment if it is safe to attend a worship service, event, or class. The Church voicemail will be updated with any closings or cancellations. You may also look on the website- www.norcrossfirst.org.
*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