Worship January 16, 2022
Scripture: Acts 9:1-9 NRSV
Message: A Miraculous Conversion

The story of Paul is a miraculous conversion story because of who Paul was before Jesus came into his life. We might not be exactly like Paul, but we too have a great story because Jesus came into our life and changed us forever.
SPECIAL WEATHER REPORT
Due to the latest weather forecast for our Norcross area this Saturday night and Sunday morning (Freezing rain, sleet, ice, and snow 1-3 inches accumulation), all in-person church activities will more than likely be canceled. Because Georgia weather is so unpredictable, a final decision will be made Sunday morning by 8am. Please look for the announcement on our church’s website as well as our Facebook page and Pastor Eddie’s Facebook page. We also plan to inform the local TV channels (WSB TV 2, FOX 5, and 11Alive) if we need to cancel. If you know of someone who does not have access to social media, please let them know about this announcement. A live Facebook worship service will be offered on Pastor Eddie’s page Sunday at 11am if we cannot meet in-person.
Stay tuned, be safe, and join in prayer for all who might be affected by this weather.
As Christians we have all had some kind of conversion story. For some it might have been an amazing, 180 degree change from how you used to be before you accepted Jesus Christ into your life and heart as Lord and Savior. For others, it might have been a more subtle, sweet expression of peacefully inviting the Lord to be your Savior and way to life eternal. Whatever the case may be, we all have had a life-changing experience. When I think of Jesus conversion stories I immediately think of the Apostle Paul. Acts 9:1-31 tells of his miraculous conversion. After this we know Paul went on to be an amazing disciple and he wrote letters to the early churches, many of which he started, to encourage them in their faith. The second conversion story that I often think about is my own. The third story that comes to my mind is yours! YOU have a story of how Jesus came into your life and the difference it made then AND now. You have heard me say before how your faith is not only for you, so I want to encourage you to share your story of salvation with someone. You never know how God might use your story to help someone else. Make that your new year’s resolution. Share YOUR story of Jesus and His love.  
Remember, God loves you and so do I.

Pastor Eddie
Voices for Hope
Mark your calendars for February 5, 2022 at 7pm for the "Voices for Hope" Choir Concert in the Sanctuary of NFUMC. Conducted by renown, internationally known Christian composer, Heather Sorenson and accompanied by a full orchestra made up of Atlanta area professionals.
Super Bowl Chili Cook-Off
Mark your calendars for February 13 (Super Bowl Sunday!) and join us at 5:30pm in the FLC for our Chili Cook-Off! This is a free event, so come watch some football and have some Chili. 

*If interested in entering into the Chili Cook-Off Competition, please email Robert at robert@norcrossfirst.org. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
Administrative Council
Please plan on attending this meeting In-person on Tuesday, January 25 at 7pm in the Chapel. All 2022 Officers and Committee Leaders are expected to attend, church members encouraged to attend.
Current COVID protocol at Norcross First
Monthly Financial Status as of 12-31-2021
Rec'd ytd: $1,214,109
 Spent ytd: $1,238,945
Childcare Announcement
Childcare (birth – 4 years old) 
Is available for both the 9:30 SS hour and the 11am Worship hour!
We encourage young families to attend in-person on Sundays.
Our Wednesday night programming is on pause!
Check back later for more info!


Adult Sunday School Information
JetSet
Happy New Year!! Unfortunately, we will need to place our JetSet meetings on a temporary pause for Covid precautions. There will not be a meeting on Wednesday, January 19th as originally planned. We are keeping our fingers crossed that we will be able to pick back up again next month with our February 16th meeting, but continue to check back with upcoming Newsletters for updates on this status. Until then, keep safe and healthy!
WEEKDAY DAYTIME BIBLE STUDY GROUPS

JOY meets at 10am Wednesdays via conference call. Conference call number is 425-436-6395; access code is 8474068#. Interested ladies are welcome to join us as we begin the study of Romans.

 Contact Bobbye Raye Kennison for more information.
The Men’s study group is on break until January 13, 2022. Make a plan for your new year to get involved in this small group.
Who: Men – all ages and stages of life
When: Thursdays at 11:45am
Where: Berkeley Hills Country Club
Why: To stay connected and accountable through a small casual group setting while studying the Word of God and fellowshipping

Contact Tom Waits – waitsengrg@charter.net - for more information.
There is Power in Prayer!
We want to pray for you and your concerns and needs, and invite you to pray as well! If you would like to receive a weekly prayer list, or be included in the prayer email chain, please email prayers@norcrossfirst.org 
These requests can be private, shared only with the Pastor/staff, or public, shared with pray-ers within our congregation.
Articles and Announcements
Submission of articles and announcements for the weekly newsletter and bulletin must be received by Noon Monday weekly. Email Andie Ashe: communications@norcrossfirst.org
Contact Nancy Garrison in the Church Office with financial inquiries– 
nancy@norcrossfirst.org or 770-448-4142 x114
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