THIS WEEK @ MC3
November 30, 2020
SIGN UP NOW to attend Sunday's in-person worship service
You now have three ways to worship with us on Sundays.

You can join us ONLINE, INSIDE our new worship hall, or in the PARKING LOT at the new worship hall, located at 2150 Paxton Dr., Lilburn, Georgia, 30047. Whatever your choice, we just hope you'll join us Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

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 pandemic to help us provide a safe environment.

As mentioned last week, MC3 may offer two services in the near future to ensure we accommodate everyone who wants to attend in person. If you haven't already done so, please complete this two-question survey about your preferred time of attendance, 10 a.m. or 11 a.m., should we require two services.

If you have questions, please email Jim Barber or contact him by phone at 770-783-2737.
A word from Art
New sermon series - The Thrill of Hope
Sermon Title: Hope of Purpose
Scripture:  Luke 1:26-38

I think each and every person on the planet is in search of meaning and purpose. Someone, once said, "Life without purpose is like a journey without a destination." My guess is that Mary saw her purpose (pre-Jesus) as a wife, a homemaker, and a mother. And those are noble aspirations. But God had something more in mind for Mary. She was chosen by God to be the Mother of the Christ-child. Purpose fills our lives with hope. This week we will discover that, just like Mary, the Lord has given all of us a hope-filled purpose.
Watch this week's 2-Minute Devotion with Melinda Wilson
Pray with us tonight and tomorrow
Jesus' birth announced to Mary, then to Joseph
Matthew 1:18-24 and Luke 2:26-38

It's that "most wonderful time of the year" again! For a few weeks, we hear, see and believe about Jesus' precious birth with no apologies! At least for the month of December. even those who do not believe in Him somewhat acknowledge Him by celebrating His birth. During the season, many people think more about others than they usually do and many hearts are more open to receiving others' love and kindness.

While the above is true, it is very hard to maintain these attitudes with all the shopping and the money and the cooking and cleaning and wrapping - and acknowledging that this is one more thing that will be different in 2020! So now might be the time to make our December a little simpler and re-promise ourselves to make this Christmas even more Christ-centered.

My heart is heavy when thinking about all the years I have promised myself that all these things are going to be different this year - and they are not! However, the most important thing we can count on for sure, without fail, is that our Heavenly Father keeps his promises. And aren't we glad?

Our December lessons will emphasize God's promises for the coming of the Savior to earth as a precious little baby and what that means to us, promises to Mary and Joseph, promises to the Shepherds, and promises to the Wise Men - and to the entire world!

You, parents, have done a sweet and wonderful job teaching your children about Him, day by day. They believe, they understand, and they are thirsty little beings who want more of Him!

Christmas can be a magical time as we continue to teach our darling children the long-loved lessons about Him.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Nov. 30 - 7 p.m. - Monday Night Building Prayer Service (Via Zoom)
Dec. 1 - 7 p.m. - Tuesday Night Prayer Service (Via Zoom)
Dec. 1 - 7 p.m. - YAMs (Young Adult Ministry) C-Group (Via Zoom)
Dec. 2 - 7 p.m. - 9:37 C-Group hosted by Art Stansberry (Via Zoom - Meeting ID: 833 2222 7797; passcode: 108463)
Dec. 2 - 7 p.m. - Middle and High School Student Gathering (Via Zoom - Email Will Tyler for link)
Dec. 2 - 7:30 p.m. - Family C-Group hosted by Jim and Becky Barber (Via Zoom - Meeting ID: 863 5258 5691; passcode: 743351)
Dec. 6 - 9 a.m. - Adult Sunday C-Group taught by Donna Dukett and David McGaughey (Via Zoom - Meeting ID: 740 5138 4581; passcode 5eJ6Lz)
Dec. 6 - 9 a.m. - New Testament Journeys C-Group hosted by Jim Barber (Via Zoom - Meeting ID: 893 5645 1134; passcode: 591300) (Read Galatians 5-6 this week)
Dec. 6 - 10:30 a.m. - Online Sunday Worship Service (Access through MC3.Life, Facebook, YouTube or the MC3 Church app)
Dec. 6 - 10:30 a.m. - In-Person Worship Service - 2150 Paxton Dr., Lilburn, Ga., 30047
Dec. 6 - Noon-1 p.m. - Student Ministry Meeting - Immediately following Sunday's in-person worship
Attendance and Giving
Sunday's Attendance
(Online and in person)
276
Sunday Offerings
$8,702
(includes November online offerings)
2020 YTD Offerings
$266,142
Or mail your offering to:
MC3 Church
1227 Rockbridge Rd., SW Ste 208-251
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
Or you can
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to 770-249-5834
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