Another week of the new normal and I find myself seeing God at work in remarkable ways. First let me say a big “Thank You!” to the staff of NFUMC and the continued blessing they are to serve with on a daily basis. And I want to thank many of you, the body of Christ, for all you are doing to remember, serve, follow, and worship Jesus during this unusual time we find ourselves. Keep calling and checking on each other. Keep praying. Keep being faithful. Keep your sanity!

The scripture I want us to pray on and think about is Joshua 1:9. God is speaking to Joshua after Moses’ death and telling Joshua that He wants him to lead His people to the Promised Land. As you can imagine, Joshua had some doubts and fears so God said, “ I hereby command you: Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go .” 

Because of the continued recommendations of medical and government leaders we will once again only be providing a worship service via Facebook for this Sunday. If you are not FB friends with me or our church FB page please send a friend request so you can join us in our live stream worship experience. It is my hope to be able to provide a sanctuary worship service for you as much as possible while maintaining the 10 or less people gathered to make that happen. Simply get on your Facebook page and then go to my page or the church page at 11am to tune in. When you get on the live stream click the like or heart tab to let us know you are there.

If you have a prayer request or praise that you would like for me to announce during the service email me that request/praise at eddie@norcrossfirst.org no later than 9am Sunday morning. If you have a prayer request that you want the prayer team to be aware of email those to prayers@norcrossfirst.org Also, please reach out to someone if you are feeling down or lonely and let us pray with and encourage you.

Several of you have asked about the finances of the church so I want to remind you to continue to give as you usually do if possible. You can mail your check to the church or you can do online giving through your bank’s Bill Pay option. Contact Nancy Garrison nancy@norcrossfirst.org for more information.

Please know that you are loved and prayed for every day and I am so looking forward to seeing you all back in church hopefully soon to worship together. Stay faithful and prayerful my friends. 

Remember, God loves you and so do I.

-Pastor Eddie
Join us for Worship Sunday Mornings
We are now streaming our service through FB Live !

Worship March 29 at 11am 

Scripture : John 21:15-17 NRSV

Sermon : Love Me

Follow the YouTube link to hear the praise songs in next Sunday's Worship.
Lenten Schedule
April 5 - Palm Sunday
April 9 - Holy Thursday
April 10 - Good Friday

April 12: Easter Sunday
  • Details to Come

Livestreaming will be available for any Lenten services.
In Loving Memory
Frances S. Dover
January 9, 1921 - March 24, 2020

I’m excited to share that our church now has access to an extensive, new video library called RightNow Media! 

Now, let’s create your free account! There are two simple steps:
 
  1. Click on the "Get Started" button below to create your private account and start watching right away!
  2. Download the RightNow Media app for smart phone, tablet, Apple TV, Roku, or Amazon Fire TV. 
Say hello to our Newest Member, David Garcia!
David joined NFUMC by transfer  from St Patrick's Catholic Church .
Ongoing Ministries
Jet Set
...where Godly people and heavenly food abound!
Watch for program details!
JetSet
JOY Bible Study
( J ust O lder Y outh)
**JOY will take a break through the end of March. Watch for updates to when we will begin the new Between You and Me study!**

COME GROW WITH US! 
To grow spiritually, you must EXERCISE YOUR FAITH!!!
 You are invited to "exercise your faith" with JOY Bible Study as we study God's Word on Wednesdays, 10AM, Room 210-212
(no meeting on Jet Set Wednesdays).  

JOY will begin a study of 2 & 3 John, Philemon, Titus & Jude entitled  Between You and Me . Study books are $11.00 each. Contact  Bobbye Raye Kennison  for more information.
Senior Men's Bible Study
Thursdays weekly | 11:45am 
Berkeley Hills Country Club
Study on 1 and 2 Corinthians. 

We will take a temporary suspension.
No group March 26.
Stay in the Word!

Contact  Tom Waits  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 

On Sunday Mornings everyone has the opportunity to submit prayer requests on their Connect Card. These requests can be private, shared only with the Pastor/staff, or public, shared with pray-ers within our congregation.

Believers Praying
Believers Praying is an ongoing, open and interactive, group that meets weekly on Tuesdays at 7pm until approx. 8:15pm in an informal setting. It normally meets in the Prayer Room off of the Sanctuary. All adults are welcome to attend regularly or as available. Prayer, including corporate Prayer, is vital to be a thriving church!
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

*Other ministry areas have their own individual newsletters, which are accessible through our website, or by signing up with the ministry area.*