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Issue Date: Dec. 8, 2016

One Child - The Story of Christmas   Miss Gail Christmas
Christmas Services   Help Our Community With Your Donations
Joy-Filled, Passion-Packed, Jesus-Loving Volunteers Needed

Joy-Filled, Passion-Packed, Jesus-Loving Volunteers Needed
Now through Christmas Eve

Our volunteer community will play a BIG role in Perimeter's church-wide effort to invite, welcome and host our family, friends and neighbors this season, and we need your help. Find your sweet spot, and sign up today: greeters, ushers, nursery volunteers and more ... easy roles with short time commitments, perfect for busy adults and excited kids of all ages.

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Mark Your Calendar For BRICKSMAS

Mark Your Calendar For BRICKSMAS
Friday, December 16, 7:00 PM, in the BRICKS

The BRICKS invites you to partner with the Jhi Ministry in serving our community. We want to share the gospel with a packed house of 6th - 8th grade students! Please think of students you can tell about BRICKSMAS, and invite them to come!

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Help Meet The Needs In Our Community

Help Meet The Needs In Our Community
Be sure to postmark your gift by December 31.

Each year Perimeter Church takes up a special offering to help meet the needs of ministry efforts in our community. This year your gift will go towards finishing strong our ALL IN TO GO ALL OUT initiative. If you are able to make a special one-time gift at year end, we hope you will prayerfully consider giving to this multi-impact ministry initiative.

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Join Us As Our Prayer Focuses On Asia

Join Us As Our Prayer Focuses On Asia
Friday, December 9, 7:00 AM, in C1011

Join the Global Outreach department at 7:00 AM the second Friday of every month for a time of prayer for our nations. Each month a Global Outreach staff member will focus on leading a prayer time for a different continent and submit prayers for missionaries, partners, leaders and more from those continents. We would love for our members to join us during this prayer time as a learning opportunity to see where God is using Perimeter Church around the globe.

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Church Offices Closed For Christmas

Church Offices Closed For Christmas
Friday, December 23 through Monday, January 2

The church offices will be closed the week between Christmas and the New Year. Offices will open again on Tuesday, January 3, at 8:30 AM. The church will only open for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day services. Please remember, all gifts to the church must be received or postmarked by December 31, 2016, to be counted for 2016 taxes.

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Getting Connected
Taste Of Perimeter Register Now
Sunday, January 8, 5:00 PM, in the Fellowship Hall

Randy and Carol Pope invite you to attend this inspirational evening where you can check out Perimeter Church. At the covered dish dinner, hear the story of Perimeter and sample a few of our ministries. Bring your favorite main dish and a salad or a vegetable.

Membership Class Register Now
Sundays, February 5 - March 5, 10:30 AM, March 12, 4:00, in the Fellowship Hall

The Membership Class is the first step in membership and provides a foundation for what we believe, what we value, and why we exist, as well as what it means to be a Christian and a member of a church and why that matters. Register to attend our next class.

Ways To Get Connected At Perimeter Read More
Connect Groups, Sunday Morning Community Groups, and Interest Groups

Perimeter is a big place, but don't let its size fool you. We have many simple and easy ways to get connected and start developing new friendships. We are a church that is built on personal relationships that span over many generations. We hope you will come and be part of our family. There are a variety of groups available to you – Connect Groups, Sunday Morning Community Groups, and Interest Groups. These groups meet on Sundays and during the week, on-campus and off-campus, by interest or age and stage.

Additional Opportunities
Make an Appointment for the Elder Prayer Time Read More
Saturday, January 7, starting at 9:00 AM, in the Midtown Auditorium

Allow the Elders to pray with you and over you in a confidential time of prayer. To schedule an appointment, contact Erin Grass at Privacy is respected, and all prayer requests remain confidential.

Great Investment For Business People! Register Now
Tuesdays, starting on January 10, 7:00 PM, in H109 (Perimeter Church Annex)

Kingdom Purpose Seminar taught by Tom Lutz, DMin candidate and successful businessman, will help you affirm or re-discover your purpose in and for business, helping you put it into a workable plan. This course is especially good for those under 40 as they think about balancing career, home, and ministry. Contact Tom at if you have any questions. Don't delay registering because seating is limited.

Community Outreach
Thank You Perimeter! Read More

Thank you Perimeter for your generous donations this Christmas! Through your donations of gifts and time at the Holiday Serve Day, over ten nonprofits and more than 4,000 people were blessed.

Spanish Translators Needed Email
Monday, December 12, 4:30 - 7:30 PM, and Wednesday, December 14, 4:30 - 7:30 PM, at Norcross First United Methodist Church

Volunteers who speak Spanish are needed to host families as they come to pick up their Christmas gifts at Norcross First United Methodist Church. Email Tammi or Traci if you would be interested in helping any or all of the nights.

Caring for Kids at Christmas Read More
Now through December 24

Blessing kids is one of our favorite ways to give Christmas away. This is a great opportunity for you, your family, neighbors, small group, or co-workers who might be interested in sponsoring a family or child from Duluth or Norcross for Christmas. To read more information about the guidelines and sign up for a child or family size, please visit the website.

Christmas Gift Deliveries Email
Monday, December 12, and Fridays, December 9 and 16, at anytime

Volunteers are needed to pick up toys, gift cards, food or other items donated for Christmas by our congregation, and deliver them to our non-profit partners. You will be given the items and a map to the location where the items are expected. If you are able to help make some deliveries from Perimeter Church to our partners, please email Jackie.

Employment Opportunities
Ministry Associate for Community Outreach Email
Part-Time Position

A Ministry Associate is needed for Community Outreach (20 hrs/wk) to provide administrative support to our Community Outreach staff, volunteers, lay leadership and non-profits. The ideal candidate is organized, self-directed and efficient administratively with excellent communication skills. Applicant must be a Perimeter member. Please send resumes to Allison.

Community Outreach Media and Events Specialist Email
Part-Time Position

Community Outreach needs a part-time Media and Events Specialist (20 hrs/wk). This role will manage Community Outreach social media presence, create copy for all print pieces, and assist in the planning and execution of all events. Ideal candidate has a passion for community and enjoys facilitating programs designed to serve the congregation and ministry partners. Applicant must be a Perimeter member. Please send resumes to Allison.

Perimeter School
Interested in learning more about Perimeter Christian School's Dyslexia Program? Read More
Tuesday, January 10, 8:30 - 9:30 AM, in the Middle School Library

Are you curious to know if your child is a fit for Perimeter School's Dyslexia class? Do you know other covenant families that are looking for the best way to educate their dyslexic child? Perimeter School's Dyslexia Program is a specialized class established for serving covenant students with diagnosed dyslexia. Contact Lori at to register for this informational meeting.

Prayer Ministry
Tuesday Evening Corporate Prayer Email
Tuesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

"The Holy Spirit will teach us how to pray" (John 14:26). Join us as we pray for the church and her ministries. Everyone is welcome! Due to construction, email Erin by Tuesday to get the location.

Share Your Prayer Requests Online Request

Visit the Prayer Ministry's Prayer Wall to share prayer requests and pray for others. Submissions can be anonymous.

Support Groups
Is your marriage impacted by sexual addiction? Read More
There is hope.

Perimeter has an anonymous support group for wives that can provide healing and help through this painful issue. This group is called Walking in Hope and provides support for wives whose husbands struggle with addiction to inappropriate visual material. If you would like more information on this ministry, email or visit our website.

Weekend Worship Information Read More
Saturday, December 10, 5:00 PM, Hanger, Sunday, December 11, 9:00 AM, Sanctuary and Chapel, 10:45 AM, Sanctuary, Hanger and Chapel

This weekend, Randy Pope is teaching. Saturday evening, in the Hanger, Jeff Norris will be Worship Pastor, and Collin Baxter will be Worship Leader. On Sunday, in the Sanctuary, Jeff Norris will be the Worship Pastor, and Zach Kale will be the Worship Leader. In the Chapel at 9:00 AM, Ryan Brown will be the Worship Pastor, and at 10:45 AM Randy Schlichting will be the Worship Pastor. Ryan Van Kirk will be the Worship Leader for both Chapel services. In the Hanger, Jeff Summers will be the Worship Pastor, and Collin Baxter will be the Worship Leader.

Third Sunday of Advent

This weekend during Advent our focus will be on the Joy that comes to the world through Christ. The Advent (or arrival) Season is celebrated on each of the four Sundays leading up to Christmas.