January 6, 2020

Sermon Title: Connect
Scripture:   John 5

In John 5, Jesus encounters a man who had been an invalid for 38 years. Jesus approached him and asked if he wanted to be healed, and the man replied, "I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.” We were never meant to do life solo. Adam had Eve, Moses had Aaron, Starsky had Hutch (just checking to see if you are paying attention.) This Sunday, we will look at the importance and benefits of connecting with other believers and the benefit of connecting with the Lord on a much deeper level.
C-Groups return this week - Start your New Year on the right track

We are excited about the start of the new year and the beginning of a new round of C-Groups at MC3 Church.

Here's our current schedule of Wednesday night C-Groups, all of which meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m.:

  • Young Families hosted by Jered and Hope Stills (5032 Green Oak Dr., SW, Lilburn) and facilitated by Jim Barber. This brand new C-Group is open to all adults, but will also have C-Group offerings for children ages 2 through the fifth grade, as well as nursery for toddlers and infants. All attendees should bring a dish to share with the group. The adult Bible study will be based on Art's weekly sermon.
  • 9:37 hosted by Art and Christy Stansberry (4995 Chartley Circle SW, Lilburn). Open to all adults, this C-Group is facilitated by Art and based on his weekly sermon. Please bring a dish to share with the group.
  • Worship Ministry hosted by Brandi Williams (5514 Five Forks Trickum Rd, Stone Mountain). This group is open to anyone but targeted at our praise and worship team.
  • Men's Ministry at IHOP on 78. This group is facilitated by Jim Walters and currently studying The Complete Green Letters, a devotional that teaches complete dependency on Jesus for everything that the Christian life is about, from right standing with God, to spiritual growth, to personal wellbeing, to practical service.

We also have a weekly C-Group for young adults ages 18 to 25. Our YAMs (Young Adult Ministry) meet on Tuesdays from 6:30-8 p.m. at the home of Will and Helena Tyler (5586 Crestwood Dr., Stone Mountain).

In addition to our weekly C-Groups, we have these other weekly and monthly options for adults:

  • We offer a traditional Bible school class at Parkview High School starting at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays, as well as a discussion-based class (using the SOAP method). The traditional class meets in the round circle just past the theater, and the discussion class meets in the theater lobby next to the elevator.
  • Our First Friday C-Group meets on the first Friday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Dave and Jean Bugg (4806 Kenilworth Dr., Stone Mountain).
  • The Missions Monthly C-Group meets on the last Sunday of each month at the home of Keri Duncan and Melinda Wilson (1827 Preserve Creek Way, Loganville).

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 C together, building authentic relationships, growing in faith and serving in ministry together.
Wednesday night activities return for our children

We are excited to announce the return of Wednesday night activities for our Children's Ministry.

Starting Wednesday (Jan. 8), we will host C-Groups for children ages 2 through the fifth grade, as part of the adult C-Group meeting at the home of Jered and Hope Stills (5032 Green Oak Dr. SW, Lilburn, GA 30047.) We also will have a nursery for children under age 2.

Dinner will be served, so please join us for this exciting adventure.
Mike Robbins ordained as new deacon
We are pleased to announce that Mike Robbins was ordained as a new deacon for MC3 Church during Sunday's services.

MC3 is blessed with a number of Godly men who serve as deacons. These individuals work with the elders to prepare communion each week, deliver communion to shut-ins and support other vital ministry functions. In addition to Mike, our deacons are Mark Bebout, David Bugg, George Green, Kevin Singleton, Kemper Smalley and Jim Walters.

Quick hitters
  • UNO CARDS - How many people have you told that God loves them this week? Don't forget your UNO cards. Invite people to join you at MC3 as we work to Reach the One who needs Christ in our community and world. And we still need UNO cards if you have any to spare. Drop them off in the lobby at Parkview.

  • CHRISTIAN CITY MINISTRY - MC3 Church will host the Sunday afternoon worship service at Christian City on Jan. 26. We will leave Parkview High School at 1 p.m. to be at the senior facility in Union City y by 2 p.m. Look for more information in the next couiple of weeks.

  • SUPERBOWL SUNDAY TAILGATE PARTY - Mark your calendars for our Super Bowl Tailgate Party right after the worship service on Sunday, Feb. 2.

  • NO DRAMA DISCIPLINE WORKSHOP - Former member Sonya Braun will lead a "No Drama Discipline" workshop Jan. 12 from 4-6 p.m. at Mountain Park Baptist Church. No Drama Discipline is for parents, grandparents, leaders, and teacher of preschool through elementary age kids. Click here for more information

Watch our announcement video for this week

Jan. 7 - 6:30 p.m. - YAM'S (Young Adult Ministry) C-Group  (Will & Helena's House)
Jan. 8 - 6:30-8 p.m. - Wednesday C-Group Schedule
  • "9:37" at Art & Christy Stansberry's house
  • No Name at Jered and Hope Still's house (We're choosing a name tonight!) This group will have C-Groups for children fifth grade and under and a nursery.)
  • Men's Ministry at iHop on Highway 78
Jan. 12 - 9:30 a.m. - at Parkview High School
  • Adult Sunday C-Group
  • Adult Sunday Elective - Journey with John (Chapters 17-18 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.)
Jan. 12 - 10:30 a.m. - Worship at Parkview High School
  • Children's Worship and Nursery (Infants - 5th Graders)
Jan. 12 - 4-6 p.m. - The Livin Room  (for Middle & High School students) (Will & Helena's house)
Jan. 26 - 2 p.m. - Fellowship Freestyle Christian City Worship Service - MC3 to lead; leave Parkview at 1 p.m.
Feb. 2 - Super Bowl Tailgate Party at Parkview High School after worship service
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