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Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church
March 18, 2015
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Pastor Cyndi's Day Off!

Don’t worry. Pastor Cyndi will be in church Sunday morning. She isn't doing a Ferris Bueller and heading for the big city in a borrowed ferrari. 

But she won’t be preaching. 

This Sunday is UMM Sunday and we will be celebrating all the ways men bring glory to God here at Mt Carmel. 

Our “guest” preacher will be Dr. Boyd Whaley. I use guest in quotes because as many of you know, Boyd was the pastor at Mt Carmel from 1991 to 2007. So he’s more like returning extended family, not a guest. 

Once again, we will be looking at a difficult passage from Matthew. This is the parable of “the sheep and the goats” found in Matthew 25. I am looking forward to hearing Boyd’s insight into this text. 

We will also hear about the mission work that is being done by the men of this church. If you know about all that is being done, you know the story is exciting. If you don’t know all that is being done, you need to hear it. 

And a choir of the men of the church will be singing. Ladies, the choir will sound better if you get the men in your life to join this choir on Sunday. Men, the only talent you need to sing in this choir is the God-given talent you already have. Come to the rehearsal Saturday at 1 PM in the sanctuary and sing with us Sunday morning. 

Since Pastor Cyndi ended her newsletter article last week with a quote from Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, I will end this article with a quote from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Or you might miss someone who’s hungry or thirsty, a stranger or lacking clothes, sick or in prison. 

Tom Cooper 

P.S. Remember that this Sunday we have a single service starting at 10:30 AM.
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In the Newsletter this Week:
  • Note from Tom Cooper
  • 10:30 Service Only - March 22 - Men's Sunday
  • Mission Moment
  • New Members
  • Lenten Dinner & Activities: March 11
  • Lenten Food Drive for NCM
  • Time to Order Easter Lilies
  • Children's Ministry
  • Women's Book Club: April 10 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Baby Shower: April 11
  • Thanks for Supporting the Youth
  • UMW Night Circle Meets March 23
  • Thank You
  • Condolences
  • Save the Date for Summer Lunches: June 15 - 19
  • Girl Scouts Host Rain Barrel Workshop
  • Prayers / Thanksgivings


10:30 Service Only on March 22!

This Sunday the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Men will lead our worship service with scripture readings, an all men's choir and Dr. Boyd Whaley will deliver the message.

Children will go to Sunday School following the Children's Sermon, but there will be no adult classes.

Mark your calendar for this special service!


Youth Mission Moment


Thank you to Max Proels for providing our Mission Moment last Sunday. 

Click HERE to see Max's message about why it's important to help Norcross Cooperative Ministry.


Welcome Our Newest Members!

We are so happy to welcome our newest members who joined Mt. Carmel on Sunday, March 15th! 


 



                                                                                        Katrina Stone                                                          



                                                                    Amanda Bagwell



Lenten Dinner & Activities on March 18:


Dinner
Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. 
Cost: $6.00 ~ Adults / $3.00 ~ Children 12 and under (family maximum of $20.00) 

Menu for March 18
pizza, green salad, fruit salad, dessert and beverages provided by the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Women. (pb&j will also be available for children) 

What I Learned Reading to Children
6:40 – 7:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall 
Storyteller: Lila Hunter

Centering Prayer Workshop 
7:00 – 7:30 p.m. in sanctuary 
Led by Pastor Cyndi 

Adult Choir Practice 
7:00 – 8:00 pm in choir room


Special Lenten Food Drive for NCM

Norcross Cooperative Ministry needs our help! The shelves are bare in the food pantry. Please bring non-perishable food donations to church on Sundays or to the Wednesday Dinners for a special Lenten Food Drive. 

Right now they are in greatest need of boxed cereal, jelly, canned meat (NO tuna please!), laundry powder, toothpaste and tooth brushes. A box for the donations is located in the hallway between the sanctuary and the fellowship hall. 

If you’d prefer to make a monetary donation, please put it in the Sunday offering labeled ‘NCM’. Thank you!


It's Time to Order Easter Lilies!

The Mt. Carmel United Methodist Women will once again sponsor Easter Lilies that will be in the sanctuary in honor or memory of our loved ones this Easter.  (April 5)

Cost is $8.00 per lily and any profit will benefit UMW mission projects.

To order a lily, complete the order form in Sunday bulletins, or contact the church office.


Children's Ministry

Sunday School:
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This Sunday there will only be one service beginning at 10:30. 

We will have a combined class in the double classroom. Our lesson is from Matthew 25:31-46 and is often called Jesus' final sermon. 

Jesus tells a story of how people will be separated by their actions, similar to a shepherd separating sheep and goats. We will focus on how we can help others in need. 

We will also practice our song for Palm Sunday. 


Palm Sunday: March 29th


Children will sing and wave palm branches at both services. 

We will practice this Sunday and on Palm Sunday at 9:15 before the 9:30 service.





Community Easter Egg Hunt: April 4 
10:00 AM Rain or Shine 
All children are invited to join us for an egg hunt with prize eggs, crafts, food and fellowship. 

Bring some flowers too, to add to our flowering Easter Cross. 


Needs for Egg Hunt

Bags of individually wrapped candy
Volunteers to hide eggs and help with activities
Someone to be the Easter Bunny

Thank you!
Marian Long   


Mt. Carmel Women's Book Club

All women of the church are invited to the Mt. Carmel Women's Book Club which meets monthly on a Friday night.

The next meeting will be on April 10th at Barbara Cooper's home, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

4469 Parkspring Terrace
Norcross, GA  30092

The book selection in April is Orphan Train by Cristina Baker Kline.

Click HERE for more information or contact Chris Bolton or Vicki Walden.



Thank You for Supporting Our Youth!


Thank you to everyone who bought tickets to and helped with the Youth Dinner Theater production of The Girl with the Golden Locks!  

We hope you enjoyed the show and appreciate your support of our Summer Mission Trip!


UMW Night Circle Meets March 23

All women of the church are invited to join the UMW Night Circle on Monday, March 23th at 6:30 in the Fellowship Hall.

We will begin with dessert, then move on to our current project, making "pillowcase dresses" for young girls in underprivileged countries!

Please click HERE to see the plan.


With Sincere Thanks ...


The family of Kathleen Merson will hold in grateful remembrance your kind expressions of sympathy.


Thank you for the kind words - my mother had a long and happy life - a fact that my siblings and I have found comfort in.

I appreciated hearing from Mt. Carmel.

Patty Merson


Condolences

Our sympathy is extended to the following families on their loss of loved ones this week:

Maxine Follmer and her family on the death of her father, Maximo "Papi" Robles.

Carol Bryant and her family on the death of her husband Bill.

Christine Werdebaugh and her family on the death of her brother-in-law Frank.

Please keep all of these in your prayers.


Save the Date for Summer Lunches: June 15 - 19

Mt. Carmel will once again partner with MUST Ministries to provide lunches for local children for a week this summer.

On June 15 - 19, we will make sack lunches for children who would normally get free or reduced priced lunch at school, but may not have lunch during the summer.  

Working with MUST Ministries, these lunches are then delivered to areas near the church each day.

If you'd like to help with this ministry, just check the box on the back of the Connect Card in your Sunday bulletins, or contact  the church office.


Help Save Water and Money!

Ellie Grogin’s Brownie Girl Scout Troop, # 3063,  is hosting a Rain Barrel making workshop at Christ the King Lutheran Church on May 9th. 

If you are interested in purchasing a rain barrel, or for more information, click HERE for the full article. (Or contact Lisa Grogin for specifics.)


Prayers and Thanksgivings

Please join with others in our church family in praying our concerns and thanksgivings this week.

Concerns
The Follmer family: death of Maxine's father
The Bryant family: death of Bill Bryant
Christine Werdebaugh's family: death of her brother-in-law Frank
Laraine Downey's family: death of her cousin Greg
Dawn Seigler's friend: healing from surgery
Daniel: child that Jeanne Manget cares for: possible brain surgery
Ruby Easley for Jack & Bubba: both healing
Cynthia Currence: sprained ankle
Chuck & Jerri Phillips
Bill & Susan Posey
Mark Bagwell, Sr.:  outpatient surgery on Friday
Family of Jim who recently died: VP of Lisa Grogin's company
Son of Cindy Jones' co-worker: 10 year old hospitalized with chest pains
Mission fundraiser held by Norcross 1st UMC

Thanksgivings
Katrina Stone & Amanda Bagwell both joined on Sunday
Mark Bond's parents visiting
Wonderful Dinner Theater: thanks to all who helped and to congregation for support
Ernie Richmond visited
Blackwoods will visit Ashley & family in New York
Gene Anglin's birthday
Nichelson adoption final
Every week:
  • Prayers
  • Worship this week
  • Birthdays and Anniversaries
  • Save the Date
  • Counseling Center
  • Norcross Cooperative


Sunday's Lesson
This week in worship the lesson will be:

Matthew 25:31-46


Birthdays this week:

Gene Anglin
Ollie Medlock
Joshua Carroll
Lisa Grogin
Avery Ragon
Jan German
Kathy Sigmon

Anniversaries this week:
Bob & June Spruell
Bob and Julie Jones


Save the Date

LENTEN DINNER/ ACTIVITIES
MARCH 18 - 6:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

ADULT CHOIR PRACTICE
MARCH 18 - 7:00 PM
CHOIR ROOM

WEDNESDAY NIGHT STUDY
MARCH 18 - 7:00 PM
ROOM 112/114

CENTERING PRAYER
MARCH 18 - 7:00 PM
SANCTUARY

9:30 MUSICIANS PRACTICE
MARCH 18 - 8:30 PM
SANCTUARY

COMMUNION TO ASSISTED LIVING HOME
MARCH 19 - 9:45 AM

HOMEWORK CLUB
MARCH 19 - 3:30 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

UNITED METH. MEN'S MTG.
MARCH 19 - 7:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

SPECIAL ADULT CHOIR PRACTICE
MARCH 21 - 10:00 AM
SANCTUARY

MEN'S SUNDAY PRACTICE
MARCH 21 - 1:00 PM
SANCTUARY

UNITED METHODIST MEN'S SUNDAY
MARCH 22 - 10:30 AM
SANCTUARY

YOUTH / PARENT MISSION TRIP MEETING
MARCH 22 - 4:00 PM
YOUTH HALL

YOUTH DINNER / PROGRAM
MARCH 22 - 5:15 - 7:00 PM
YOUTH ROOMS

YOUTH WORSHIP
MARCH 22 - 7:00 PM
SANCTUARY

UMW NIGHT CIRCLE
MARCH 23 - 6:30 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

NO BROWN BAG STUDY
MARCH 24

FINAL LENTEN DINNER & ACTIVITIES
MARCH 25

PALM SUNDAY
MARCH 29

STATIONS OF THE CROSS
APRIL 1 - 4
M-F: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
SAT: 9:00 AM - NOON

MAUNDY THURSDAY WORSHIP
(WITH CHILDCARE)
APRIL 2 - 7:00 PM
SANCTUARY

GOOD FRIDAY WORSHIP
(NO CHILDCARE)
APRIL 3 - 12:00 PM
SANCTUARY
(NO LUNCH THIS YEAR)

EASTER EGG HUNT
APRIL 4 - 10:00 AM
FELLOWSHIP HALL / OUTSIDE (RAIN OR SHINE)

EASTER SUNDAY
APRIL 5
SUNRISE SERVICE - 6:30 AM
BREAKFAST - 7:00 AM
WORSHIP - 9:30 & 11:00 AM

CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED
APRIL 6 - 8

SPRING BBQ & SWEET SHOP
APRIL 24 & 25

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
JUNE 1 - 5

MUST SUMMER LUNCHES
JUNE 15 - 19 

YOUTH MISSION TRIP
JUNE 21 - 28

FAMILY PROMISE WEEK
JULY 12 - 19


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Family Wellness
through Counseling, Education and Research


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

678-242-9355
ngfccumc@gmail.com
www.ngfccumc.org


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

Help with the most urgent needs.


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