September 9, 2019
Don't give up when you're in the darkest places
Sermon Title: A Cave
Scripture:  1 Kings 19

Have you ever found yourself in a dark place, where it seems as if there is nowhere to escape? If you have, don't despair. So did the mighty prophet Elijah. This Sunday, we will watch as God meets with Elijah in the darkest of places and encourages him to never give up. Join us as we echo the words of Paul in Galatians 6: "And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up." 
Welcome Rae and Chip Caggiulia
Please join us in welcoming Rae Tyler Caggiula as MC3 Church's new children's minister.

Rae has a long history of ministry service, including many years at Mount Carmel as the Children's Minister, and we feel blessed to have her step into this new role. In addition to her many years of experience as a children's minister, Rae has a servant's heart and a love for children that is vital for a successful ministry.

Among her previous roles, Rae served as the Children’s Minister at First Christian Church of Cumming, McDonough Christian Church, Snellville Christian Church and Crosspoint Christian Church. She also helped Dan Garrett with the formation of Christian Church of Buckhead.

A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Rae became a sister for the first time at age 15 and says that’s when she first fell in love with children. Rae was married for many years to the late Glendon Tyler and they had two sons, David and Michael, who have given her four grandsons and one granddaughter. On June 22 this year, she married Chip Caggiula and instantly became the stepmother of six children and seven more grandchildren.

We are delighted to have Rae and Chip join our MC3 Church family.
Are you ready to rumble?
We hope you're looking forward to Sunday's picnic and fellowship after worship service as much as we are.

The fun will begin at noon at Lilburn City Park. The church will provide fried chicken and drinks, and we hope you'll bring a couple of your favorite foods or desserts to share with everyone.

After eating, get ready for the first annual MC3 Cornhole Tournament. We'll have adult, student and children's divisions. You can enter as a team or individually and we'll pair you up with someone. Big prizes are stake!

More muscle needed
We need your muscles to help us set up and tear down equipment for Sunday services at Parkview High School.

To help with set-up, please arrive by 8 a.m. Tear down begins immediately after service.

Starting next Sunday, we will once again be packing our belongings into a trailer for storage. This will require a greater number of servants to help us transport equipment and supplies in and out of the Parkview auditorium.
Opportunities to hang out with your church family

Sept. 12 - 6:30-9 p.m. - An Evening with Chip Ingram - Jean Bugg invites you to spend time with her boss as he talks about Living on the Edge, a ministry to help Christians live like Christians. 12Stone Church, 2050 Sugarloaf Circle, Duluth, GA 30097. Preregister

Sept. 14 - 6-8 p.m. - Game night hosted by Anita Carver and Barb O'Connor at 2991 Loreli Lane, Lawrenceville, GA 30044. Bring heavy hors d'oeuvres and join in the fun. Contact Barb , 678-770-9979, or Anita, 770-605-6441. Sign up via Facebook

Sept. 14 - 6-9 p.m. - The Big Orange Auction at Parkview High School, 998 Cole Dr., Lilburn, GA. Enjoy tasty treats and a silent auction to support Parkview band and football programs. Contact Art Stansberry, 770-783-1035.

Sept. 14 - 5 p.m.-9 p.m. - Gospel Concert featuring The Kingsmen, Gold City, The Inspirations and the Diplomats Quartet at Winder First United Methodist Church, 280 N Broad St, Winder, Georgia 30680 . Organized by Thom and Barbara Arrendale; d inner, 4 p.m., at Zaxby’s in Winder (28 E May St, Winder, GA 30680). See the Facebook link
Golfers wanted
Jerry Gardner and Leslie Riley are looking to organize a Fellowship Freestyle golf outing for MC3 members.

If you would be interested in participating, please complete this form.

Once they determine who is interested, they will work on organizing the outing within the next few weeks.
Quick Hitters
  • COOKIES NEEDED ... Cookies to support our mission partner, Bread Coffeehouse at Emory University, can be dropped off at this Sunday's church service or delivered to the church office by Sept. 17. Throughout the current school year, we will be helping with Bread's cookie ministry. You can bring your cookies to the church on the second Sunday of each month or drop them off at the church office by the third Tuesday of each month.

  • Dollar Club ... Our September Dollar Club offerings will support Lauren Gordon's missionary work with Finish The Task, a missions base stemming from The International House of Prayer (IHOP) Atlanta. Lauren is the daughter of MC3 members Paul and Lisa Gordon.

  • Thank you ... to everyone who donated food and other nonperishable items to help MC3 stock Lilburn Co-op's food pantry in August. Your generosity is appreciated. Remember: Lilburn Co-op serves needs year-round and can always use food donations. You can drop them off directly at their office on Five Forks Trickum. Meanwhile, our August Dollar Club offerings totaled $273.23 and were donated to the co-op.
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Calendar of Events
Sept. 10 - 6:30 p.m. - YAMs C-Group (Young Adult Ministry) at Will and Helena's home

Sept. 11 - 6:30 p.m. - Wednesday C-Group Schedule
  • "9:37" at Art and Christy Stansberry's house
  •  Co-ed at Brandi Williams' house

Sept. 12 - 6:30-9 p.m. - Fellowship Freestyle - An Evening with Chip Ingram at 12Stone Church in Duluth

Sept. 13 - Friday Night Lights (After Hours event for Student Ministry)

Sept. 14 - 6-8 p.m. - Fellowship Freestyle - Game night hosted by Anita Carver and Barb O'Connor (2991 Loreli Lane, Lawrenceville, GA 30044). Bring heavy hors d'oeuvres.

Sept. 14 - 5-9 p.m. - Fellowship Freestyle - Gospel Concert featuring The Kingsman, Gold City, The Inspirations and the Diplomats Quartet at Winder United Methodist Church

Sept. 14 - 6-9 p.m. - Fellowship Freestyle - The Big Orange Auction at Parkview High School

Sept. 15- 9:30 a.m. at Parkview High School
  • Adult Sunday C-Group
  • Meeting Mark Bible Study (Chapters 13-16 this week)
  • Electives for Middle and High School students
  • Bible School for 5th graders/under (Nursery for 2 years/under)
  • Donuts and Coffee in the lobby (until 10:25 a.m.)

Sept. 15 - 10:30 a.m. - Worship at Parkview High School
  • Children's Worship and Nursery (Infants to 5th Graders)

Sept. 15 - Noon - Picnic and 1st Annual MC3 Cornhole Tournament at Lilburn City Park (after Sunday worship)

Sept. 15 - After the picnic - The Livin Room for middle and high school students (Lilburn Park)

Oct. 10 - 6-8 p.m. - Parkview-Lakeside Tailgate Party (Parking lot at Parkview High School)

Oct. 20 - FORWARD SUNDAY - Picnic to follow (Look for more details to come)
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