Published: December 14, 2017



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NEXT WORSHIP GATHERING
December 17, 2017
11:00 AM

 

WORSHIP LEADER
Rev. Paul Hackett
Pastor

 

WELCOME HOST
Mia Casnocha

 


INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE
Reflection · Encouragement · Support


PASTOR’S MESSAGE —

 

Friends —

 

Advent is a season of anticipation and preparation, a season of hopeful expectation of new, unimagined life!

 

 

We light a pink candle for JOY this third Sunday of Advent.

 

May we open our eyes to the joy that surrounds us; joy that can lead to new, unimagined life.

 

— Pastor Paul

 


NEWS & EVENTS
Building Community · Sharing Hope · Walking Together


CHURCH LIFE —

 

CHRISTMAS EVE
Candlelight Service
Sunday, December 24
5 PM

Join us Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24, at 5 PM for a Candlelight Service.

We will NOT have our usual 11 AM Worship Gathering that morning. Only the 5 PM candlelight service.

 

SUNDAY MORNING WELCOME DUTIES

We need volunteers for Sunday Morning Welcome Duties! Sign up on the VOLUNTEER page of our website or on the Sunday morning signup sheet.

 

ONLINE GIVING

Don’t forget you can give online at COSUCC.org. Or download the Tithe.ly app on your mobile phone.

You can make a one-time donation. You can also setup automatic recurring giving so your contributions continue even if you are not able to attend on Sunday.

 


COMMUNITY —

 

LIVE NATIVITY
Saturday, December 16
6 PM – 8:30 PM

Accompanied by live animals, music, and narration, the youth of JCUMC invite you to the story of old that still changes the world today.

Performances are at 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, and 7:30 PM. This will take place on the soccer field.

Stick around after to roast marshmallows and warm up by the fire pit.

Johns Creek United Methodist Church, 11180 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek, Georgia 30097.

 

CHRISTMAS GALA HOLIDAY POPS
Saturday, December 16
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Join the Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra for the annual celebration of the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

This family-friendly performance will feature guest vocalist Timothy Miller, perennial soloist for the Atlanta Braves!

Johns Creek United Methodist Church, 11180 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek, Georgia 30097.

 

12TH ANNUAL MESSIAH SING-ALONG
Sunday, December 17
3 PM

Bring your own score, or purchase one the day of the Sing-Along, and join voices with singers from around the metro Atlanta area in this yearly performance of the Christmas portion and “Hallelujah” from George Frideric Handel’s Messiah.

Whether you participate as a singer or listener, your attendance at this holiday event is sure to be a highlight of the Christmas season. Ticket information is HERE.

 

PFLAG SUPPORT GROUPS

Support Group Meetings for LGBTQ individuals, and their parents, families, and friends in the North Atlanta metro area.

PERIMETER location:
1st Tuesday of each month 
7 – 8:30 PM
Congregation B’nai Torah

700 Mount Vernon Road

Sandy Springs, GA 30328

 

JOHNS CREEK location:
3rd Tuesday of each month
7 – 8:30 PM
Johns Creek UMC

11180 Medlock Bridge Road

Johns Creek, GA 30097

Learn more at PFLAGJohnsCreek.org.

 


RELIGIOUS & SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION —

 

INTERFAITH CONTEMPLATIVE MEEETUP
Sunday, December 17 
(3rd Sunday of Each Month)
6:30 – 8 PM

Visit the Instanbul Cultural Center, 591 North Main Street, Alpharetta, GA 30009, every 3rd Sunday of each month, from 6:30 – 8 PM for an Interfaith Contemplative Meetup.

Each month a religiously and culturally diverse group of adults meets to sit in contemplative silence for 20 minutes and then have a spiritual conversation. The topics discussed are ones that affect all seekers or people of faith: surrender, forgiveness, prayer, spiritual practices, compassion, etc.

The time together is respectful and honors the tradition and experiences of each person who shares; the rich dialogue that ensues fosters interfaith friendship, understanding, and growth. All this goodwill in 90 minutes.

You can find info and more details HERE.

 


DENOMINATION —

 

At Christmas, Love Wins

In his Christmas Message, United Church of Christ General Minister and President the Rev. John C. Dorhauer invites all in the wider church to commit to making sure that ‘Love Wins’, no matter the season.

 

UCC’s ‘Podcast for a Just World’ connects faith, justice and community building

‘Podcast for a Just World’, a weekly 20 to 30 minute podcast will be bringing the weekly lectionary into a conversation about issues in the world today.

 

UCC leaders call on U.S. Supreme Court to protect the rights of all people in Cakeshop case

The United Church of Christ is closely following a case coming before the United States Supreme Court on Tuesday. The nation’s highest court is hearing oral arguments Dec. 5 in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which involves a Colorado baker who asserts that his religious beliefs about marriage give him the right to refuse service to certain individuals.

National leaders of the denomination have released a statement urging the Court to rule that respect for religious liberty requires recognizing diverse religious beliefs, meaning businesses open to the public must serve all people.

 


PRAYERS & CONCERNS
Remember · Love · Connect


  • Cecelia Bates, David Bates’ aunt, recuperating from surgery to remove an abdominal tumor found to be benign.
  • Deanie Britton (84), David Bates’ aunt, who has been moved to rehab due to continuing health issues.
  • Lisa Musich who was recently laid off. Prayers for her and her job search.
  • Liz Fox, mother of Ann Hooper’s sister-in-law, who is 89 years old. Doctors found a mass on her pancreas which was biopsied.
  • Anthony, Renee, and family – family of Glenda Holland.
  • Cathy McLaughlin, a friend of Mia Casnocha’s sister, who unfortunately had her feet amputated due to medical complications.
  • Han Choi, friend of Mia Casnocha, who has advanced cancer.
  • Kerianne Anastasia, friend of Ann Hooper, who recently went through surgery for a brain tumor. Continued prayers for Kerianne and her family.

 


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