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Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church
December 6, 2017

Christmas Music
this Sunday 
in Worship

The 9:30 service will be filled with special Christmas music and at 11:00 we will hear the Christmas story through choral selections. 

Whether accompanied by guitar or organ, 
you'll want to be at one of these services!
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In the Newsletter this Week:
  • From Rev. Michael
  • Kid's Night Out - Offered by the Youth: Dec. 8
  • Lunch Bunch - December 10
  • Angel Tree Gift Deadline TODAY!
  • Monday Night Study
  • UMW Delivers Christmas Cards
  • Preschool Breakfast with Santa: December 9
  • Carmelites Tour of Nativities: December 11
  • Down Home Holiday: December 17
  • Mt. Carmel Staff Gift
  • Holiday Events Calendar
  • New Directory Coming in January
  • Prayers / Thanksgivings
  • Ways to Make a Donation



Christmas Once Again 
Reverend Michael L. Martin 

Children Singing, Children laughing, 
their eyes are all aglow, 
It’s Christmas once again! 

Sweet smells from the kitchen, 
fresh scents from the tree, serve to remind us, 
It’s Christmas once again! 

Crisp evening air, the star lit night, 
the glow from the candles, 
It’s Christmas once again! 

Sweet sound of carols, voices of good cheer, 
ring out the message, 
It’s Christmas once again! 

Yesterday’s memories, tomorrow’s promise,
today’s bittersweet tears, 
It’s Christmas once again! 

Heavy with child, no room in the Inn, 
sweet child in the manger, 
It’s Christmas once again! 

The gift of God’s Promise, given in Love, 
Hope of all ages, 
It’s Christmas once again!

The Word made flesh, God in the now, 
Power in the Spirit, 
It’s Christmas once again! 

Come to the cradle, come as you are, 
experience the Wonder, 
It’s Christmas once again! 

Rejoice with the Shepherds, adore with the Wise, 
sing with the Angels, 
It’s Christmas once again!



FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8 - 6:30 TO 9:30 PM

Kids 2 years to 5th grade are invited to join
the Mt. Carmel Youth for a night full of Christmas Fun!

Pizza * Gingerbread Houses * Games * Movie

RSVP
Emily Thompson * emily.mtcarmel@gmail.com
or check the box on the Connect Card 
in the Sunday bulletin.

$5 donation to help cover supplies cost


Do You Have Sunday Lunch Plans?
If not, plan to join the Lunch Bunch at about 12:15 on December 10.  This week we'll enjoy Chinese food at the Emerald China Restaurant at Pleasant Hill Rd. and Peachtree Industrial Blvd.  (In the Kroger Shopping Center)

We hope you can come!  Contact Wynne Buran with any questions.


The Angel Tree Gift Deadline: TODAY
If you took an Angel from the Angel Tree, please remember that TODAY is the deadline to return those gifts! (Dec. 6)

Sorting will begin at the church at 5:00 this afternoon so please make sure all gifts are returned. Thank you for your generosity!


Monday Night Study

You're invited to the Monday Night Study on December 11.  We'll meet at 7:00 p.m. in the Hope House and continue our comparison of the Promises of God - Old and New.

See Wynne Buran for more information.


UMW Delivers Your Church Christmas Cards

The Mt. Carmel United Methodist Women are once again delivering your Christmas cards to your church friends during Advent.

Just bring your labeled cards for LOCAL church members and drop them into the wrapped, alphabetical boxes at the back of the sanctuary. If you are at the church on some other day and would like to check to see if you have cards, they are stored in the History Room at the back of the sanctuary.


Youth News

Regular Youth Dinner and Program begins on Sunday evenings with dinner at 5:15 in the downstairs youth hall, followed by programming, fun and worship until 7:20.

For more information, see the Youth Newsletter HERE, or contact Youth Director Emily Thompson.


Preschool Breakfast with Santa!
December 9th
9:00 & 10:00 AM seatings

Join us for all you can eat
pancakes, bacon, juice and coffee!
Crafts * Stories * Raffles
Professional photos with Santa too!
Holiday fun for everyone!

Cost: $7 - child  (free if in high chair)
$10 - adult

Save time in line and reserve your space by 
 purchasing tickets in advance at 


New Carmelites Group to Tour Nativities
Monday, Dec.11

A new Senior Adult Group has formed and is called the Carmelites!  Their first event is a tour of 200 nativities from around the world, at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany on Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, GA

On Monday, December 11 they will meet at Mt. Carmel at 9:45 a.m. to carpool to the event.  A private tour is planned at 10:30 a.m.

To sign-up, or for more information on the group or the event, please check the box on the back of the Connect Card in your Sunday bulletin, or contact June Spruell.


Down Home Holiday - 
December 17

Combined Service: 10:30 am
Lunch & Holiday Fun: 11:30 am

You are cordially invited to a “Down Home Holiday” celebration on Sunday, December 17 immediately following the 10:30 am combined worship service! 

Join us under the Christmas tree in the Fellowship Hall for a soup and cornbread lunch and a jolly time together. We’ll sing our favorite Christmas songs, play some reindeer games and we just might have an early visit from old St. Nick himself. Wear your favorite Christmas sweater and holiday garb. 

If you need a little Christmas cheer, the “Down Home Holiday” will be the perfect event for you, your family, and children of ALL ages.


Staff Christmas Gift 

We are so blessed to have such an exceptional staff here at Mt. Carmel. Throughout the year, we benefit from their talents, dedication and hard work. There is no doubt that Mt. Carmel would not be the same without them. 

As a show of appreciation, we ask you to make a monetary Christmas gift as a special "thank you" from the congregation. If you would like to contribute, please place your gift in the offering plate. Checks may be made payable to the church, simply designate your gift as "Staff Christmas Gift". 

And thank you for your gift to the wonderful Mount Carmel staff! 

The Staff Parish Relations Committee


Holiday Events Calendar

Kid's Night Out: December 8 - 6:30 until 9:30 pm

Preschool Breakfast with Santa 
December 9 - 9:00 & 10:00 am seatings

Youth Progressive Dinner: December 9 - 6:00

Special Christmas Music: December 10
9:30 & 11:00 am

Tour of Nativities: December 11
Meet at church at 9:45 am
Tour at 10:30 am
Episcopal Church of the Epiphany

Down Home Holiday: December 17
10:30 Worship / 11:30 Lunch & Holiday Fun!

Christmas Eve Worship: December 24
10:30 am - Combined Morning Worship
5:00 pm - Traditional Christmas Eve with Holy                  Communion & Candlelight
11:30 pm - Usher in Christmas with 
                  Holy Communion & Candlelight


New Directory Coming in January!
Mark your calendars for January 7 & 8 from 2-9 p.m. That’s when the Life Touch photographer will be in our Fellowship Hall to take photos for our new church directory! 

Watch for sign-up stations around the church and make your appointment soon! See Katrina Stone with any questions.


Church Concerns and Thanksgivings

Prayers

  • Lane Shutt & family - death of her daughter, Ashley
  • Karen & Michael Martin
  • The Westafer family - son Andrew has cancer

Thanksgivings
  • A Wonderful Children's Christmas Pageant!


Ways to Make a Donation Electronically

Thank you for your support of Mt. Carmel!  

There are many ways to give: You may use a Debit Card, Credit Card, or PayPal, or you may make an automatic electronic funds transfer on a one-time or recurring basis.  

Click HERE to give electronically. 
Every week:
  • Prayers
  • Worship this week
  • Birthdays and Anniversaries
  • Save the Date
  • Counseling Center
  • Norcross Cooperative


Sunday's Lessons
Isaiah 9:6-7
Luke 2:8-16


Birthdays this week:

Dylan Jones
John Michael Sengbusch
Emily Samples
Mark Parrish
Ruby Easley
Seth Ragon
Jason Parrish
Lori Anderson
Pat Pollock

Anniversaries 
this week:
John & Vickie Tucker


Save the Date

ANGEL TREE GIFT DEADLINE AND SORTING
DECEMBER 6 - 5:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

CHANCEL CHOIR PRACTICE
DECEMBER 6 - 7:00 PM
CHOIR ROOM

9:30 MUSICIANS PRACTICE
DECEMBER 6 - 8:30 PM
SANCTUARY

CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED
FRIDAY - DECEMBER 8

KID'S NIGHT OUT
DECEMBER 8 - 6:30 - 9:30
DOWNSTAIRS ROOMS

PRESCHOOL BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
DECEMBER 9
9:00 & 10:00 AM SEATINGS

CHANCEL CHOIR PRACTICE
DECEMBER 9 - 12:00 PM
SANCTUARY

YOUTH PROGRESSIVE DINNER
DECEMBER 9 - 6:00 PM

SPECIAL MUSIC SUNDAY
DECEMBER 10
9:30 & 11:00 AM
SANCTUARY

CARMELITES TOUR OF NATIVITIES
DECEMBER 11 - 9:45 AM
(MEET AT MT. CARMEL - CARPOOL TO EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF THE EPIPHANY)

COMBINED WORSHIP &
DOWN HOME HOLIDAY
DECEMBER 17 
10:30 AM - WORSHIP
11:30 AM - LUNCH & FUN
SANCTUARY / FELLOWSHIP HALL

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES - DEC. 24
10:30 AM - MORNING WORSHIP
5:00 & 11:30 PM - CHRISTMAS EVE WITH COMMUNION AND CANDLELIGHT
SANCTUARY

OFFICE CLOSED
DEC.25 - JAN. 1

PHOTOS TAKEN FOR NEW CHURCH DIRECTORY
JANUARY 7 & 8
FELLOWSHIP HALL

YOUTH TO TRINITY SOUP KITCHEN
JANUARY 21


Norcross
Cooperative 
Ministry
     

As one of the founding churches of NCM, we encourage your support assisting those in need in our area.

Donations of non-perishable food may be left in the NCM tub in the church foyer, and checks made to the church and marked for NCM may be dropped into the offering plate or by the church office.



Family Wellness
through Counseling, 
Education and Research

Mt. Carmel proudly supports the North Georgia Family Counseling Center.

Mt. Carmel UMC Campus
5100 S. Old Peachtree Rd.
Norcross, GA  30092

Birmingham UMC Campus
15770 Birmingham Hwy.
Milton, GA  30004


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