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Hello Mount Paran North Family,

This past Sunday in our 20/20 series, we looked at our "Potential." Whether we feel too stalled-out, or too inadequate, or too much like a failure, or too old, or too young, or too whatever to be effectively used by Christ, there's nothing He can't overcome in us to lead us to reach our full good works potential as His church. If you missed it, click here.

This Sunday, we'll be concluding our "20/20" series looking at "Peace" from Ephesians 2:11-22. We'll be talking about our relationships, why they lack peace, and how to find it.

Join us Sunday and bring someone with you who needs peace in their relationships.

Our new spring classes just got started, so be sure to join us tonight at 7:00pm. Click here to check out what's being offered.

I'll see you tonight at 7:00pm and on Sunday at 9:00am and 10:30am. 


God bless you,  


Pastor Mark sig  








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Our deepest sympathy to Mount Paran North member, Marlene Poole, in the loss of Marlene's mother, Lillie Starnes.

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"20/20" Sunday morning series

Marietta Campus - 9:00am & 10:30am

Canton Campus - Sequoyah High School - 10:30am
This series will help us gain 20/20 vision of life from Christ's perspective.

March 25 - 20/20 Peace 

Walk With MeApril 4, 5 and 6  

Each evening between 5:30pm and 8:00pm
Join us for this unique self-guided tour of interactive stations, allowing us to see first-hand what Christ experienced during pivotal points of His life. Free reservation tickets are available in the lobby.  


For more information, visit  www.mtparan.com/easter.

Walk With Me is only possible through the help of numerous volunteers. If you would like to serve in this unique event, stop by the table in the Lobby or contact the Music Office at 770-285-3242 or Music@mtparan.com.   




Easter-ParadiseEaster Sunday, April 8  

7:00am - Sunrise Service, Ball Field Pavilion,  

Dr. Josh Rice 


9:00am & 11:00am - PARADISE, Sanctuary  

Dr. Mark Walker, Choir & Orchestra 


Think you know what paradise is? Think again.


For more information, visit  www.mtparan.com/easter.





Sermon Series - April 15 - May 6  

With the overwhelming amount of spiritual options, is it any wonder that people are spiritually confused? GodQuest focuses on the core beliefs of the Christian faith, offering powerful truths and compelling evidences for faith in Christ - the one true path to God. If you are a Christ-follower or seeking to know more about Christ, join us for this life-altering message. 


Life Groups will be continuing a GodQuest study along with the Sunday morning series.  


To join a Life Group, contact Lynette@mtparan.com or 678-285-3280.


April 15 - What is truth? 

April 22 - How do we know God exists? 

April 29 - Why is there suffering?
   May 6 - Who is Jesus?




Spring Classes 2012

To see what we're offering this spring, pick up a Classes@North booklet from the racks in the hallways or

click here.


Lent: Rediscovering a Lost Tradition (Fasting) - Watkins Chapel
Tonight, Pastor Brett Mayes will be teaching on the subject of Lenten prayer. This season gives to us a unique opportunity to set ourselves apart as a people of prayer. But how do we do that? What are the benefits and results of prayer?   
Whom Did I Marry? - Pastors David Lewis/Ed Stone-Room 122  
Thriving While Surviving - Beverly Powell-Room 221  
A Life of Miracles - Thelma Rogers-Room 224  
Prison to Praise - Barbara Pritchett-Room 318 
We offer baby dedication, water baptism and weddings.

Our next date for water baptism is May 27 (15-minute orientation and taping on Monday, May 14). For more information, please contact Kathy at 678-285-3216 or Kathy@mtparan.com

North Life

 North Life 2 

Sunday, May 6,
9:00am, Room 123
North Life is your path to life at Mount Paran North. Are you new to North? Would you like to find out what Mount Paran North is all about? Then please join us. Call 678-285-3206 if you have questions.


Ladies' Night Out

Ladies Night Out 2012"Secrets from Behind the Chair" 

Cherie Jobe, guest speaker
Tuesday, March 27, 7:00pm
Mount Paran North, Marietta Campus, Gym

Is your hair stylist your therapist? Do you sit down and unload the joys, frustrations, and fears of life? Cherie Jobe has been a hairdresser for over 30 years and has learned some valuable lessons after hearing and sharing secrets from behind the chair.  


Using her own mistakes and failures as examples, Cherie's message offers hope in Christ. Her southern, humorous style will encourage your heart and help you break free from the secrets you carry.


Invite your hairdresser to join you for this fun night out with the girls! Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online. Dinner is included. Childcare is available by reservation only. Please contact Lisa@mtparan.com at 678-285-3252 for more information.




PrayerLink no dateMonday, April 2, 7:00pm, Room 227  

Please mark you calendar and plan to join us as we receive updates on our missionaries and how God is moving in their lives and ministries and pray for them.  


Contact Ginny@mtparan.com or 678-285-3237 with questions.



Man to Man, Spring 2012 Session - "Risk"

Risk - Man to Man
Mondays, April 9 - May 14, 7:00pm  

Watkins Chapel

We will begin a six-week session called "Risk."
This six-week session is designed to help men stop playing it safe and start radically trusting  God.  


Risk is the first in a powerful new series of books/DVD teaching for men who are ready to go to the next level in their faith - ready to say goodbye to playing it safe, ready to start radically trusting Jesus Christ.

The cost is $10.00 per person. Click here to register. 




For more information, contact Lynette@mtparan.com or 678-285-3280.




Women's Spring Bible Studies


We have new Bible studies. To learn more, check out the WOMEN'S information card in the Lobby and hallways or to register, go to click here.


Please contact  Lisa@mtparan.com at 678-285-3252 for more information.





Holy Spirit Encounter Weekends  

God Encounter 

Women's: March 22-25
Men's: March 29-April 1
Legacy Retreat Center
Commerce, Georgia

Renew the basics of your faith and seek a fresh anointing of the Holy Spirit. Dr. Paul L. Walker will be the guest speaker at the Men's Encounter on Saturday afternoon. Visit the table in the Lobby this Sunday or you can visit www.holyspiritencounter.org for more information and to register.

Hispanic Ministry Life Group  

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El domingos, a las 9:00 en sala 304 es el nuevo grupo de vida para adultos del Ministerio Hispano que será conducido por el Pastor Raul Correa Tapia.




22nd Annual Mount Paran North Golf Classic
Golf 2012
SAVE THE DATE!!!! Tuesday, May 1
22nd Annual Mount Paran North Golf Classic
at Bradshaw Farm Golf Club

All proceeds will go to the Senior Adult ministry of Mount Paran North.

Free Seminar - It's Never Too Early to Plan Your Final Arrangements
March 31, Room 122, 11:00am

Although a tough subject, it's helpful to learn the benefits of pre-planning your funeral and burial. You'll receive unique and recent information about Away From Home Protection, Veteran's Benefits, and Child/Grandchild Protection. If you have questions, please call Barbara Williams at 770-617-0388.

Life Groups
Life Groups - yellowNow is the time to join a Life Group!

Check out all of our LIfe Groups at  www.mtparan.com/lifegroups.


Help Us Stop Human Trafficking in Atlanta


Did you know that Atlanta is the third busiest city in America for child sex slavery? Wellspring Living is a Christian organization committed to ending the sale of children in our city and around the world. We're in the final stages of refurbishing a home for 22 young ladies who have been rescued and are in our care.  


We desperately need to supply these victims with what they need to begin a new life. You can help by making a tax-deductible donation to Wellspring Living, or go to Amazon.com and choose an item from our wish list. Please send all checks to our office at:

140 Howell Road, Tyrone, Ga., 30290. Write in the check memo line: "Shower the Girls."

Or if you are purchasing items from the Amazon wish list, log in under the email address: showerthegirls@hotmail.com. Your gift may be shipped directly to our office, or to your home and bring it to the Community Development Office.

Thank you and may God bless you for your kindness to the "least of these." For more information, contact Sandy Kimbrough at 770-712-9358.



Weekend Meals for Lockheed Elementary Students

Weekend Meals Lockheed 

Did you know that 100% of the students just two miles from MPN are on free breakfast and lunch programs? Please join us in supplementing these students' backpacks with 4-5 food items each weekend.  


Please only purchase these items: Easy Mac and Cheese, Pop Tarts, Applesauce or pudding cups, Chewy granola bars, Goldfish crackers, Pretzels, Oatmeal or Grits (Individual packets), Peanut butter crackers. (Items must be wrapped and unopened, and please watch expiration dates.)  


A collection bin will be located by the Watkins Chapel weekly. Let's bless these families! For more information, please contact Landon@mtparan.com or 678-285-3232.



Men of Acts

Men of Acts 

This men's ministry does home repairs and maintenance for widows, the elderly, single moms, and the disabled.  


If you need assistance or would like to volunteer for this ministry, contact Landon@mtparan.com or 678-285-3232.  




Transition is going to SkyZone - Indoor Trampoline Park!  

sky zone   


Sunday, March 25 from 12:00-5:30pm  

Meet in Room 310 at 12:00pm 

Cost: $25.00  

The trip includes: lunch (hotdog/chips/drink) at church, one hour of jumping in private trampoline room, dinner (pizza) and unlimited soft drinks, shoe rental and transportation.  


Please sign up tonight during classes and pay a deposit of $10 to hold your spot. Space is limited to 13 kids. For more information, contact Jennifer@mtparan.com or 678-285-3219. ONLY 8 SPOTS LEFT! 


Next Family Night      


family 2Sunday, April 15, 4:00-5:30pm, Quest, Room 323 Age 4 - 5th Grade
Each month, our Children's Ministry staff will preview a parent resource, Homefront Monthly, to model ideas for family devotions, ideas for creating traditions in your home, serving opportunities, conversation starters with your children and more.

In our Family Nights, we will also help you learn to create environments that foster faith and the work of the Holy Spirit in your homes to allow encounters with God. We will model a new spiritual atmosphere each month as your family interacts together in fun, worship and prayer.

Family Nights will be held in Quest, Room 323, and are directed to families and their children from kindergarten age through 5th grade, although older children are welcome. Nursery care will be provided for children ages 3 and younger.

This month: We will focus on the spiritual environment of Faith Community: God's Family Cares Course Correction: When I get off track, God offers a course of healing. We'll play family games, hear God's Word, worship Him together, pray as families...and eat together. If you haven't been to Family Night in awhile- or ever- this is the one to attend! Don't miss it!


Practices for Palm Sunday & Mother's Day       

Kid's Choir Spec Events 

For kids PreK - Grade 5 We have two fun choir events coming up for you this Spring!

First, we will practice a Palm Sunday song to perform with palm branches in the Sanctuary on Sunday, April 1 at 10:30am.

Second, we have a brand new package of music for Mother's Day that we will present in the 10:30am, Sanctuary service on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 13.

Practices on Wednesdays nights in Quest, Room 323 as follows:

March 21, 7:00-7:40pm
March 28, 7:00-8:30pm (part of this night we will practice the Palm Sunday music in the Sanctuary with the adult choir)
April 11, 7:00-7:40pm
April 18, 7:00-7:40pm
April 25, 7:00-7:40pm
May 2, 7:00-7:40pm
Additionally, we will have a MANDATORY onstage technical rehearsal in the Sanctuary on Monday, May 7, 7:00-8:00pm.

We hope your child can join us in choir this spring! More information to come.


Wonderful Wednesdays!      

Wed Nights 2

Quest Clubs, Room 323, 7:00-8:30pm
PreK4-grade 3
Kids engage life together by studying God's Word, memorizing Scripture and learning life-skills in a fun, hands-on environment as they earn activity awards and Scripture awards.

Transition, Room 310, 7-8:30pm
Grades 4 and 5
This preteen youth group includes fun and friendship as kids participate in activities, worship and study of God's Word. Weekly meetings include W2-Worship & the Word, Boys'/Girls' Nite Out, BIG Nite and Service Call.

Nursery - Regular nursery care and classes on the 1st Floor Nursery Hall for birth through age 3. 



Kids Praise and Worship Team    

kids praise & worship


Practice tonight and every Wednesday in Quest, Room 323; 6:00-6:45pm. Kids who attend practice will sing onstage in Quest on Sundays during the 10:30am kids worship service.   



Discovery Zone - "People Who Make a Difference" Series
Discovery Zones


Kids k4 - grade 5 have a great time each Sunday at 9:00am in Discovery Zones!  

Kids rotate to 1 of 7 classes in Art, Science, Computer, Storytelling, Movie, Cooking and Games. In our new unit "People Who Made a Difference", kids will learn about people in the Bible who "made a difference." We will also look at the crucifixion and resurrection as we lead up to our Easter Sunday Celebration Breakfast. Join us in Room 202 - 210 for hands-on fun!



Precious Ones Learn N' Play School Program     

Prec Ones School Year

Precious Ones 2012-2013 School Year 
Registration has begun! Registration is on-going until a classroom is full. You must be present to register. No registration forms will be accepted through the mail or by email.

For tours or more information, contact Julie Bostardi, Director at Julie@mtparan.com
or 678-285-3226.



Precious Ones Summer Program    

Prec Ones Summer PRog   

"Expedition To Outer Space"

Ages eight weeks to four years old
Registration has begun!

Precious Ones summer program will run in two, four-week sessions. Families can register for one session only or for both sessions.  


We will provide loving, attentive care to your child. All classes, except for the Infant Room, have a thematic academic curriculum. A typical day includes free play, structured play, Bible time, circle time, story time, music, outdoor play, snack and an additional learning activity, craft, or game based on our theme, Expedition To Outer Space.  


Two sessions:
Session 1 - Monday - Thursday, June 4 - June 14, June 25 - June 28, July 9 - July 12

Session 2 - Monday - Thursday, July 23 - August 16


Registration Fees:  

$25.00 for 1st child  

$15.00 for each additional sibling


For more information, contact Julie@mtparan.com or 678-285-3226.


Class and cost details for each session are in the following packet:


Precious Ones Summer Program Packet



Save these Summer Dates!   

Summer Dates

JUNE 18-22 

Vacation Bible School (age 3 yrs through Kindergarten graduates)   


Performing Arts Camp (1st-5th grade graduates)   


JULY 15-20 

Camp Rocks - for kids who have completed 1st grade and beyond. More details to follow!




Lee University Lee Day         

Lee Day 2012
April 13-14, 1:00pm, Meet at the church
All High School Juniors and Seniors, come and discover all the information about your college experience available to you in 30 hours! Cost is $40, plus money for dinner both nights.

We will leave Marietta at 1:00pm on April 13, stay overnight in a hotel in Clevlenad, TN, then activities end on Saturday, April 14 with AT&T Scholarship Drawings. We will then return to Marietta on the 14th around 8:00pm.

For more information and to register, click here.



The Charlie Vincent Total Life Leadership Award        

Charlie Vincent Award
The Charlie Vincent Total Life Leadership Award is a scholarship that honors dedication to excellence in ministry and in the business world, demonstrating the ability to blend both worlds as an act of service to God and serve as a noble model for young and old alike.

Each year this scholarship is awarded to a young man and young woman who demonstrate signs of this example of leadership. For more information and an application, please contact Danee. Applications are due by April 1. 

For more information, please contact Danee@mtparan.com or 678-285-3267.  



SM@North Youth Choir & Drama   

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If you're a Middle or High School student and you like to sing or act, we hope you can join us Sundays at 9:00am. Youth Choir meets in the Choir Room and Drama meets in Room 305.


For more information, please contact Danee@mtparan.com or 678-285-3267.  



"The Next Step"
Dr. Mark Walker's radio program can be heard Sundays at 6:00pm on WWEV 91.5 FM. His sermons are also aired on the web at www.Lighthouseradio.us on Sundays at 6:30am and 6:30pm.