January 4, 2021
A word from Art about Sunday's sermon
Embracing our vision to REACH THE ONE
Scripture: Luke 15:1-7

In Luke 15, Jesus eats and spends time with tax collectors and sinners. They were the kind of people that the religious elite of Jesus' day saw as "Less Than."

As Jesus heard their mutterings, He shared three stories intended to show how much God values all people, especially those who are lost. This Sunday, we will unpack Jesus' story of the lost sheep and how we can embrace MC3's vision to REACH THE ONE who needs Christ in our community and world.

Please take a moment to sign up if you plan to join us for IN-PERSON worship or in the PARKING LOT of our new worship hall, located at 2150 Paxton Dr., Lilburn, Georgia, 30047. We'll also be ONLINE at 10:30 a.m. for those who prefer to worship at home.

If you plan to attend INSIDE or in the PARKING LOT, please SIGN UP NOW. Nobody likes to sign up to attend church, but it's important during this COVID-19 era to help us provide a safe environment.
Read the New Testament with us this year
We are super excited about reading through the New Testament with our MC3 Church family and others in 2021. Our reading plan starts today and we want you to be part of it.

You can access the plan via this link:

Once you click on the link, you will be directed to a page where you can ACCEPT THE INVITATION. To do so, you will need an account set up via Bible.Com or through the YouVersion app on your phone or tablet. Being part of the plan will allow you to comment and interact with other participants.
Churchwide Baby Shower
Will and Helena Tyler
Sunday, Jan. 17, right after church, join us as we shower Will and Helena with gifts for Wilton Beau Tyler.
Drive up/Drop In/Stay After Church

(Or whichever way you feel comfortable, but come and help the church celebrate this beautiful blessing from God.)
Will and Helena are registered at
Don’t worry; you have plenty of time after church to arrive at our church rental location, 2150 Paxton Dr., Lilburn, GA 30047.
We will set up outside in the back where there is plenty of space for people to drive up, or drop by and social distance with Will and Helena. Choose your level of comfort to celebrate. Remember to Mask Up!

(If weather does not cooperate, there will be slight modifications as to how we do the drive-up line. Stay tuned for details if that happens.)
For those interested in helping out with the shower, please contact Christy Stansberry at 678-525-2958.
Watch The Morning Joe with Will and guest Gerardo Mancilla
Jesus Teaching in the Temple
Luke 2:41-50

Our lesson this week is from the above scripture when Jesus taught the scholars of the Law and they were amazed at His knowledge and wisdom at such a young age.

We will focus on obedience and wisdom, which can only come from our heavenly Father.

Nativity Photos

Pictured below are recent photos from the Sunday Nativity scenes with our darling children, including our worship leader Leslie Riley and his grandchildren:
Worship and Technical Arts Ministry to meet Thursday via Zoom
We're excited about beefing up MC3's Worship and Technical Arts Ministry, and need your help to meet the church's increasing demands for online worship.

Join us Thursday at 7 p.m. via Zoom as we discuss ministry and training opportunities to ensure we put our best foot forward when it comes to presenting the gospel and REACHING THE ONE who needs Christ in the online world.

Here is the link and information to access the meeting:

Meeting ID: 815 9390 8136
Passcode: 985277

If you would like to be part of the ministry, please contact by email either Keri Duncan or Jim Barber. No experience is needed.
Happy New Year from MC3's staff

Jan. 5 - 7 p.m. - Tuesday Night Prayer Service (Via Zoom)
Jan. 5 - 7 p.m. - YAMs (Young Adult Ministry) C-Group (Via Zoom)
Jan. 10 - 9 a.m. - Adult Sunday C-Group taught by Donna Dukett and David McGaughey (Via Zoom - Meeting ID: 740 5138 4581; passcode 5eJ6Lz)
Jan. 10 - 9 a.m. - New Testament Journeys C-Group hosted by Jim Barber (Via Zoom - Meeting ID: 893 5645 1134passcode: 591300) (Read Ephesians 1-2 this week)
Jan. 10 - 10:30 a.m. - Online Sunday Worship Service (Access through MC3.LifeFacebookYouTube or the MC3 Church app)
Jan. 10 - 10:30 a.m. - In-Person Worship Service - 2150 Paxton Dr., Lilburn, Ga., 30047
Jan. 10 - Noon-1 p.m. - Student Ministry Meeting - Immediately following Sunday's in-person worship
Jan. 13 - 7 p.m. - 9:37 C-Group hosted by Art Stansberry (Via Zoom - Meeting ID: 833 2222 7797; passcode: 108463)
Jan. 13 - 7 p.m. - Middle and High School Student Gathering (Via Zoom - Email Will Tyler for link)
Jan. 13 - 7:30 p.m. - Family C-Group hosted by Jim and Becky Barber (Via Zoom - Meeting ID: 863 5258 5691; passcode: 743351)
Attendance and Giving
Sunday's Attendance
(Online and in person)
Sunday Offerings
2020 YTD Offerings
2020 YTD Expenses
Or mail your offering to:
MC3 Church
1227 Rockbridge Rd., SW Ste 208-251
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
Or you can
to 770-249-5834
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