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How do I become a Christian?

Written by Robin Buschell
Thursday, 19 February 2009

We begin a life as a Christian by praying to receive Christ as our Savior, opening our hearts to Him and trusting in His grace to remove our guilt and give us new life. This new life, once begun, is lived out in the community of Christ’s people and in service and witness to the world.  We grow in grace as Jesus cultivates in our lives the fruits of His Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and self-control.

Last Updated Friday, 08 February 2013

How do I become a member of Norcross First UMC?

Written by Administrator
Sunday, 12 October 2008

Come forward at the close of one of our worship services and tell a pastor that you would like to be a part of our family of faith, or contact one of our pastors at any time to discuss membership. 

Our Pastoral Staff:

Dr. Jody Alderman - Senior Pastor

Rev. Terri Hoye - Associate Pastor of Evangelism and Administration

Rev. Brenda Westmoreland - Associate Pastor of Pastoral Care

Rev. Joel Rodriguez - Associate Pastor of Hispanic Ministries and Recreation

Last Updated Monday, 16 June 2014

What are the church's fundamental beliefs?

Written by Administrator
Sunday, 12 October 2008

Methodism was born out of a great revival that took place in England over two hundred years ago, and which spread to North America soon after.  This movement profoundly shaped our nation.  John Wesley was a priest in the Church of England, but God used him to ignite this new movement of God’s spirit.  Our basic beliefs, from these earliest days, are these: 

Who is Christ? 

He is the Son of God, who became flesh and blood for our sakes.

Why is Jesus the only way? 

Because God came to Earth as Jesus, fully human, fully divine. He shows us God's character.


Why can He save us? 

He willingly laid down a perfect, innocent life for us, paying a ransom that frees us from the guilt of sin and its power.

How is this salvation received? 

It is God's gift of grace, which we receive through trusting Jesus to save us.

What is the extent of this salvation? 

He can save the worst of us, shape our character into the very image of the loving God, and grant us life eternal.

How do we show that we are saved? 

By a life of love to God and service to others, self-denial, joyful witness, and dedication to social justice. 

How do we know we are saved? 

God’s Spirit bears witness to our spirits that we have been adopted as His children.

Last Updated Thursday, 13 March 2014

What do I wear when I come to worship at Norcross First?

Written by Robin Buschell
Thursday, 19 February 2009

Believe it or not, this is one of the most often asked questions!  You might be wondering if we wear suits, jeans, khakis, dresses or capris.  The answer is, "Yes"!

First and foremost, come as you are.  We look forward to seeing you, not what you are wearing.

You will find most people dress casually comfortable with guys in khakis and a polo or button up shirt and ladies in skirts/dresses or pants and tops.

Last Updated Wednesday, 07 April 2010

Where do we go when we arrive at NFUMC?

Written by Robin Buschell
Friday, 20 February 2009

Once you arrive at Norcross First United Methodist Church, you will find a variety of options awaiting you:

If you have infants or preschool children, you will want to go to the Nursery/Preschool wing.

School-age children worship with their parents or Children's Ministry Leaders at 9:30AM in the Sanctuary. After the Worship segment of the service, children are dismissed with their leaders to the Fellowship Hall for LightShine Elementary Worship where kids learn about God through music, skits, storytelling and puppets. At 11:00am the children go to Sunday School. Kindergarten-Fifth Grade Sunday School meets in the Preschool Wing. 

If you have a student in grades 6 - 12, they will be in the Modern Worship Service at 9:30AM in the Sanctuary or in Community Groups at 11AM on the lower level.

For adults, there are small group classes or worship opportunities at either 9:30 or 11:00.

We offer a Hispanic worship service beginning at 10AM in the Chapel weekly. 

All your questions and directions to each location can be answered at our Welcome Desk located outside the main Sanctuary.  Feel free to ask anyone you see; they will gladly direct you! 


Last Updated Thursday, 13 March 2014