December 16, 2019
Sermon Title: This Changes Me
Scripture:   Luke 2:8-14

This Sunday, we will focus on the message that the angel gave to the shepherds on the night Jesus was born. In Luke 2:10-11, the angel says, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you." Did you catch what the angel said? The birth of Jesus is good news for "all people" because a Savior has been born to me . Jesus came into the world so that He might change me (and you) . . . so that He might save me (and you). Join us as we look at the impact Jesus has made on all of us.
RSVP now for Christmas lunch

Please RSVP NOW (by Tuesday at noon) to ensure we have the right amount of food on hand for lunch after this Sunday's Christmas Candlelight service.

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.

Student Ministry offering a free babysitting night
Our student ministry is offering a free night out for parents with children this Friday from 6-8:30 p.m.

The service will be available at the home of Will and Helena Tyler, 5586 Crestwood Dr., Stone Mountain, GA 30087. Dinner (pizza) will be provided.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Helena at 404-234-8604.
Dates to remember

Dec. 22
All children to sing in Adult Worship and must be in position at 10:25 AM to walk into Worship Center. Meet at rear of Worship Center.

Dec. 29
Grades 1-5 will worship with their parents in Adult Worship at 5 PM. Nursery and Preschool available.  

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 !!
Student Ministry embarking on journey to read the Bible in one year
From Will Tyler, Student Minister

How incredible would it be if every one of our students read through entire Bible? Lofty goal, I know!

Starting in January, we will be begin that journey with the help of The Bible Study: Youth Edition . This is a 90-day study of the Bible and how it relates to them. We will read through each New Testament book and go through an overview of each Old Testament book. Each Sunday morning at 9:30, we will go over together what we read the previous week! (About 20 minutes of reading a day)

On Jan. 5th, we will kick things off by going through the first reading together (Need the book by this date).

The greatest Christmas gift you could get me this year is to buy this book for your student LOL! Buy the book here:  The Bible Study
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
We are excited to announce that MC3 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 Wednesdays 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 continue to look forward to the coming of Christ, take a moment to watch the third installment in our Advent video series. This week, we reflect on the joy Jesus brings to our lives.

Watch this week's announcement video

Dec. 16 - 6:30 p.m. - YAM'S C-Group  (Young Adults) (Will & Helena's House) (Note change from usual Tuesday meeting time)
Dec. 22 - 9:30 a.m. - at Parkview High School
  • Adult Sunday C-Group
  • Adult Sunday Elective - Journey with John (Chapters 13-14 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. 22 - 10:30 a.m. - Christmas Candlelight Service at Parkview High School
  • Children's Worship and Nursery (Infants - 5th Graders)
  • Lunch in the cafeteria after worship RSVP NOW
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) (Preschool and nursery will be available)
Dec. 31 - 6-8 p.m. - Celebrate at Eight New Year's Eve Party for children 1st-5th grade (Mountain Park Depot, 5050 Five Forks Trickum Rd., Lilburn, GA)

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