August 31, 2020
"Do to others as you would have
them do to you." - Luke 6:31

Let's devote ourselves to random acts of kindness
We want MC3’s congregation to spread kindness.

In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s easy to forget to think of others. But a small gesture of kindness can make someone else's day as well as make you feel good. So starting today, you’re going to hear a lot about the need for us, as followers of Christ, to spread love and do random acts of kindness.

We’ll use our social media channels to spread the word, and we hope you’ll take a moment to share the acts of kindness you give or receive. Send your stories to

In the meantime, here are some ideas to get you started:
  • Compliment a stranger.
  • Take a cup of coffee to a coworker.
  • Leave a "love" note for your spouse and/or child(ren).
  • Let someone go ahead of you in traffic or at the grocery checkout line.
  • At the restaurant drive-thru, pay or leave some money toward the bill of the car behind you.
  • Sing (low) while shopping (You will be amazed at the comments!).
  • Always try to give a beggar something. Then tell him, “This was given to you in Jesus’ name. Now find you a sweet church to go to this Sunday.”
  • If someone in the shopping checkout line is short some cash, pay it for them.
  • Greet new neighbors with a welcome and a plate of cookies.
  • Do not honk at other drivers, even if they deserve it.

Let’s spread to others the joy that we have through the King of Kindness!

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ, God forgave you. - Ephesians 4:32 (NIV)
A word from Art

Sermon Title: The Son of Man
Scripture: Revelation 1

I have often wondered what Jesus would say to us as a church. Would He be pleased or disappointed? Would there be encouragement or chastisement? Over the next few weeks, we will spend time unpacking seven unique messages that Jesus delivered to seven specific churches. Our goal in this series is that we might see the supremacy of Jesus in our lives and that we might strive to be a church that pleases Him. So join us Sunday as we launch this new sermon series.
Start your week with a prayer service
Here are the links for tonight and Tuesday evening
Weekly in-person services to resume Sunday, Sept. 13,
with Church in the Parking Lot
Communion service will be held again this Sunday at noon
in J.B. Williams Park
Starting Sunday, Sept. 13, MC3 Church will resume regular in-person Sunday morning worship services with Church in the Parking Lot.

We tried Church in the Parking Lot two weeks ago, and it was a resounding success. So, we’re making it a regular event at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays in the parking lot by the gym at the old Mount Carmel church building located at 6015 Old Stone Mountain Rd.

Unfortunately, because of COVID-19 precautions, we will not be able to offer children’s church at the outset, but we will work to make that a possibility. Our Student Ministry—middle and high schoolers—will be gathering immediately after the Sunday worship service for activities on the church grounds.

Our Church in the Parking Lot experience will be a full Sunday morning service, with the praise team, message, communion and offering time. Everyone, of course, will be encouraged to stay in or around their vehicles throughout the service to make sure we follow social distancing guidelines. Also, children should remain with their parents at all times. While this is not the preferred way of holding services, we hope it will fill a niche for those who want to worship with others versus being alone in their homes on Sunday mornings.
In the meantime, we will continue to stream services online for those who prefer to worship online during this time.

Also, this Sunday, we will hold a communion service in J.B. Williams Park at noon.
Coming this Sunday

Parents, this week we will be providing a resource to help you conduct a Family Prayer Walk with your children over the Labor Day weekend.

The prayer walk will be designed to help your family and children walk out giving their worries to God. The activity teaches children that they can trust God—even when their lives are difficult. This is your opportunity to show your children how to release their biggest worries to God

The “Walk” offers several options that you can choose. It can be done with five stations where you can have a Bible reading, devotion, activity, prayer, etc. It can be done all at one time or one station a day. The most important aspects are for you, the parents, to participate with them and to model for them how to talk to God about all things that concern you.

Be sure to check your email Friday afternoon for the downloadable resource.

Angel whispers . . .

A letter to God from a 6-year-old girl: "Dear God, I bet it is very hard to love everybody in the whole world. There are only four people in my family, and I can't do it. Love, Nan." Thanks, Nan!

We need your pictures

How about sending me pictures of your darling children's "First Day of School," either at home or as they walk out the door? Please email the photos to (You just never know where these pictures may end up!)
Quick hitters for Student Ministry and Young Adults
  • Zoom this Wednesday at 7 p.m. for middle and high school students. We will watch episode 2 of The Chosen.

Young Adults
  • Bible Study over Zoom (Or in person) on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
We're not collecting cookies
but . . .
Emory Breadhouse is one of MC3’s mission partners and they do an outstanding job ministering to students at Emory University. Usually, at this time of year, we would be collecting cookies to help Bread provide a bag of cookies to all returning students as well as make them available to students visiting their coffeehouse throughout the week. This year, because of COVID-19, cookie donations cannot be accepted BUT gift cards to Kroger or Sam’s would be most appreciated to offset their cookie purchases.

Please email your gift cards to: 1227 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30307.
Share the joy of Christmas through Angel Bags
It’s time again to begin filling up Angel Bags for delivery to children and senior adults in Mexico over the Christmas season.

Bags may be picked up at the church office. Please touch base with Vicki Calhoun to make arrangements. (Email Vicki)

Here is a printable list of suggested items to include in the bags. Also, please specify if the bag is for a boy or girl and the appropriate age.

In lieu of filling a bag, you may make a monetary contribution to SOAR Ministries. Send the checks to MC3 and we will make sure they are delivered to SOAR.
2-Minute Devotion With Art Stansberry

Aug. 31 - 7 p.m. - Monday Night Building Prayer Service (Via Zoom)
Sept. 1 - 6:30 p.m. - YAMs (Young Adult Ministry) C-Group (Via Zoom)
Sept. 1 - 7 p.m. - Tuesday Night Prayer Service (Via Zoom)
Sept. 2 - 7 p.m. - 9:37 C-Group hosted by Art Stansberry (Via Zoom)
Sept. 2 - 7 p.m. - Middle and High School Student Gathering (Via Zoom - Email Will Tyler for link)
Sept. 6 - 9 a.m. - Adult Sunday C-Group taught by Donna Dukett and David McGaughey (Via Zoom - Meeting ID: 740 5138 4581; passcode 5eJ6Lz)
Sept. 6 - 9:30 a.m. - New Testament Journeys C-Group hosted by Jim Barber (Via Zoom) (Read 1 Corinthians 13-14) this week) (Back to normal time this week)
Sept. 6 - 10:30 a.m. - Online Sunday Worship Service (Access through MC3.Life, Facebook, YouTube or via the MC3 Church app)
Sept. 6 - Noon - Communion Service - J.B. Williams Park, 4935 Five Forks Trickum Rd SW, Lilburn, GA 30047
Sept. 13 - 10:30 a.m. - Church in the Parking Lot - 6015 Old Stone Mountain Rd.
Attendance and Giving
Sunday's Attendance
(Online and Park Services)
Sunday Offerings
2020 YTD Offerings
Or mail your offering to:
MC3 Church
1227 Rockbridge Rd., Ste 208-251
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
MC3 Church | 770.783-1035 | |