December 9, 2019
Sermon Title: This Changes My Family
Scripture:   Luke 1:39-45

This Sunday, we will look at the impact that Jesus makes on family. No doubt His own family was impacted by His arrival in our world. We are told in Luke 1:41, as Mary meets with her cousin Elizabeth, "When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit." However, this was not always the reaction of Jesus's family members during His ministry. So join us this week as we discuss the changes that Jesus can make within our most important relationships, our family.
We need your RSVP now for Christmas lunch

So far, only 14 families have RSVP'd for our Christmas Candlelight Service lunch on Dec. 22 immediately after worship. So please take a moment to RSVP NOW to ensure we have the right amount of food on hand.

We will serve a BBQ lunch—pulled pork, chicken and ribs, with baked beans, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, collards and peach cobbler. To help defray the costs, we are asking for a $5 donation from all members. Guests and children fifth grade and under will eat free.

In addition to great food, we have a presentation that's so special we can't even talk about it now! So join us for worship and great fellowship on Dec. 22.

Lilburn Christmas Parade
Thanks to the parents and grandparents who brought their darling children and grandchildren to participate in the parade. The children were: Nehemiah Benevides, Rhianna Benevides, Ellie Cullifer, Kayden Fearon, Nina Gardner, Ben Hollister, Julia Jones, Sydney Jones, David Maddox and Samantha Marsh.
The teens were: Isaac Cannizzaro, Amanda Marsh, Ally Tyler and Patrick Williams.
Our Lion and Lamb have names

“Footsteps” is happy to announce the “Name the Lion and Lamb” Contest Winners:
         Lion is now named – Daniel. Bella Montgomery is the winner
         Lamb is now named – Lily. Rhianna Benevides is the winner.

Thank you to Daniel whomever you really are! J!
Dates to Remember:

Dec. 22 - Children to sing in Adult Worship.
Dec. 29 - Grades 1-5 will worship with their families in Adult Worship at 5 p.m . (No morning worship or Bible School hour)
Celebrate at Eight
New Year’s Eve Party
For Grades 1-5
Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019
6 – 8 PM
Mountain Park Depot
5050 Five Forks Trickum Rd., Lilburn, GA

We will celebrate the stroke of midnight at 8 p.m.!
Everyone to bring a clock of some type.
!! Games !!    !! Snacks !!    !! Prizes !!    !! Music !!
Check out these dates for Student Ministry
Here are upcoming activities for our middle and high school students:

Dec. 15 - Student Ministry Christmas Party. The event the final Livin Room of the year will feature tacky sweaters, $5 to $10 white elephant gifts and food. Will and Helena Tyler will provide Chic-fil-A nuggets and donuts. Students are encouraged to bring additional food.

Dec. 22 - Get ready for a Nerf/movie day, including lunch with the group. Time and location will be announced in the near future.
Change of time for Dec. 29 worship service
MC3 Church's last worship service of 2019 will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, in the Parkview High School theater.

There will be no morning worship on this date, nor a Bible School hour. We will serve dessert in the lobby following the service.

First graders and up will worship with their families on the 29th, but we will have nursery and children's worship for those in kindergarten or younger.
C-Groups to expand in 2020
God never intended for our spiritual journeys to be solo pursuits. He created us for community, and in Christ, we belong together. Our Connect Groups—or C-Groups as we call them—are about sharing, building authentic relationships, growing in faith and serving in ministry together.

We are excited to announce that we will offer a new C-Group tailored specifically for families with young children on Wednesday evenings starting Jan. 8, 2020. Hope and Jered Stills will host the group in their home and Jim Barber will facilitate. We will also have C-Groups and a nursery for children in the fifth grade and under.

Meanwhile, these other C-Groups will continue meeting in 2020, including:

  • 9:37—hosted by Art and Christy Stansberry on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
  • Men's Ministry—led by Rich Faulkner on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the iHop restaurant on U.S. 78.
  • YAMs—hosted by Will and Helene Tyler on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
  • Worship Ministry—hosted by Brandi Williams on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
  • First Friday—hosted by David and Jean Bugg on the first Friday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
  • Missions—hosted by Keri Duncan and Melinda Wilson on the fourth Sunday of each month at 5:30 p.m.

Observing Advent: Ponder the hope offered by the coming of Christ
As we observe Advent —the season of preparation that looks forward to the celebration of Christmas and the second coming of Christ —please enjoy the second installment in our four-week series of videos. This week, we focus on on the hope that we have in the coming of Christ.

Ring the bells for The Salvation Army, Christmas caroling and other fellowship opportunities
D ec. 13 - Join Jim Barber as one of the bell ringers for The Salvation Army's Christmas kettle drive . We will be working at the Kroger on Five Forks Trickum and Oak Road from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Email or call Jim at 404-268-6981 to schedule a shift. 

Dec. 14 - Christmas Caroling at 5 p.m. - A group of MC3 members will be caroling at Pebblebrook at Park Springs, located at 5610 Bermuda Rd SW, Stone Mountain, Ga., 30087. Contact Keri Duncan by email or at 770-633-0959, or Melinda Wilson by email or 404-403-1702.
Watch this week's announcement video

Dec. 10 - 6:30 p.m. - YAM'S C-Group  (Young Adults) (Will & Helena's House)
Dec. 11 - 6:30 p.m. - C-Groups
"9:37" (Art & Christy Stansberry's house)
Men's Ministry (iHop on Highway 78)
Worship Ministry (Brandi Williams' house)
Dec. 13 - 10 a.m.-6 p.m. - Ring the Bells for Salvation Army ( Kroger on Five Forks Trickum and Oak Road)
Dec. 14 - 5 p.m. - Christmas Caroling at Pebblebrook at Park Springs
Dec. 15 - 9:30 a.m. - at Parkview High School
  • Adult Sunday C-Group
  • Adult Sunday Elective - Journey with John (Chapters 9-10 this week)
  • Electives for Middle & High School Students
  • Bible School for 5th Graders/under (Nursery for 2 yrs/under)
  • Donuts and Coffee in the lobby (until 10:25 a.m.)
Dec. 15 - 10:30 a.m. - Worship at Parkview High School
  • Children's Worship and Nursery (Infants - 5th Graders)
Dec. 15 - 4-6 p.m. - Student Ministry Christmas Party (for Middle & High School students) (Will & Helena's house)
Dec. 22 - 10:30 a.m. - Christmas Candlelight Service at Parkview (followed by catered lunch in the cafeteria)
Dec. 29 - 5 p.m. - New Year's Worship Service at Parkview (followed by dessert in the theater lobby) (NO MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE and NO BIBLE SCHOOL HOUR)
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