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Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church
April 4, 2018

Easter Sunrise - He Is Risen!
(Thank you to Gail Bolton for the photo!)
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In the Newsletter this Week:
  • April is Food Drive Month for NCM
  • NCM's 2017 Financial Snapshot
  • Carmelites to Callaway Gardens: April 11
  • Youth News
  • A Note from the Trustees
  • Women's Book Club: April 6
  • BBQ & Sweet Shop: April 27 & 28
  • Global 6K Walk for Water: May 19
  • Vacation Bible School Registration
  • From the Preschool
  • Condolences
  • Thank You Very Much
  • Prayers / Thanksgivings
  • Ways to Make a Donation


Norcross Cooperative Ministry Needs Our Help in April!

April is one of Mt. Carmel's two food drive months for the Norcross Cooperative Ministry. 

This time it's all about peanut butter and jelly. Please bring your donations (in plastic jars or bottles, please) to the NCM display or tub in the church foyer. 

Monetary donations are always welcomed too - just make your check out to Mt. Carmel and mark it for NCM.

Thank you for helping those in need in our community.


2017 Financial Snapshot from NCM:
Look How Much You Helped!


Carmelites to Callaway Gardens: April 11
The Carmelites' next trip will be to Callaway Gardens on Wednesday, April 11th. 
We will meet at the church at 9:00 to carpool.  We'll have lunch and tour the gardens - rain or shine!

Cost: Adults $25, Seniors $22. Check the box on the back of the Connect Card in your Sunday bulletin if you would like to join us, or contact June Spruell.


Youth News
(Youth Mission Trip 2017)

The Mt. Carmel Youth will not have a regular meeting on April 8th. Instead, they will have a Viewing Party to watch the video of the Dinner Theater production, Lucky, Lucky Hudson and the 12th Street Gang!  Everyone should bring their own dinner.

They will resume regular meetings on Sunday, April 15 at 5:15 p.m. for dinner, a program, games and fun!  For more information, see the Youth Newsletter HERE, or contact Youth Director, Emily Thompson.


From the Board of Trustees

In an effort to reduce the church's costs for garbage pick up, we have reduced the pick up to twice a month. This will save us $2500 per year, however we need your help.

Please remember that the dumpster is for garbage generated at Mt. Carmel only. Please do not use the dumpster for your personal garbage. 

Thank you,
The Board of Trustees


Women's Book Club: April 6

The next meeting of the Book Club will be on Friday, April 6 and this month's book is The Leavers, by Lisa Ko.

We will once again meet and visit with our friend Dawn at the Ivy Hall Assisted Living Center on Statebridge Rd. We'll gather at Mt. Carmel at 6:30 or so, and carpool to Ivy Hall at 6:40.

All women are welcome to join the group for refreshments, discussion and fun!  Contact Chris Bolton or Vicki Walden for more information.


The Spring BBQ and Sweet Shop 
is just around the corner on April 27 & 28! 
Lots of volunteers are needed to make this event happen, so please check the sign up boxes on the back of the Connect Card in your Sunday bulletins to see where you can help! 

Flyers with dates and prices are available in the sanctuary and outside of the Fellowship Hall, so take a few and invite your family and friends too!


Global 6K Walk for Water: May 19


The Transformers Sunday School Class is at it again! We are partnering with World Vision on their 6K Walk for Water being held May 19th. 

Why 6K you may ask. Well, that is the average distance a person has to walk in a developing country to get water! Hard to believe for something that we take for granted, yet this is true. 

To make matters worse, the water is often contaminated. Every day, 835 children under the age of five die from diarrhea caused by contaminated water, poor sanitation, and improper hygiene. 

Here's the good news. You and I can help; we can make a difference through World Vision's Clean Water Walk. Go to Global 6K for Water and sign up or donate. 

You don't have to be a member of our Sunday School class or even our church to participate. Go to: Find a Host, then Georgia, then Transformers to sign up. 

We have set a goal of raising $2500 dollars. You can make this happen. If you have any questions, please give me a call or e-mail. My e-mail is spt404@hotmail.com and 770-833-0091 my number. 

Our past fund raisers have been a great success thanks to you. This one can be too! 

Blessings
Sam Tapley


June 4 - 8, 2018

Its time to register for our 2018 Vacation Bible School, Rolling River Rampage! 

Please come join us June 4th through 8th from 9:30 am till 12:30 pm as we experience the ride of a lifetime with God!! 

There are links for both camper and volunteer leader registration at this link ... https://rrr.cokesburyvbs.com/MtCarmel2018VBS .

Hope to see you in June!


Preschool Summer Camps!


We want to let everyone know that we are now registering for summer camps. 

Garden Camp: June 18-21
 and Painting Camp: July 23-26. 

Check the website for details and forms, or email us at mtcarmelpres@comcast.net for information. There are only 24 spots per camp, so don’t delay! 


Condolences

We are sorry to have learned from Judy Peck that her sister passed away recently:

My sister, the Rev. Sandra P Garner (76) recently passed away on Wednesday, March 21. She resided in Homosassa, FL. 

She was a wonderful woman of God and I will miss her for many years to come.

Please keep Judy and her family in your prayers.


Thank You Very Much

To Mt. Carmel Church,

Many thanks to my Mt. Carmel church family for the beautiful flowers sent to Dick Fouts' memorial service.  Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated.

Kay Fouts & family


Church Concerns and Thanksgivings
Prayers

  • Thad & Emily’s past neighbor Marilyn died on Good Friday – prayers for her family  
  • Joan Garner – recovering from surgery 
  • Andy Loftis – still in hospital – COPD / heart  
  • Dorothy Edwards & family – death of her nephew  
  • Jan German – severe knee pain  
  • Weathers – Cheryl, healing from cancer 
  • Easleys – Madelene’s teacher’s mom Shirley – last stage of life / Tom – doing well  
  • All of those traveling  
  • Don Ragon – recovering from broken pelvis – glad he was in church on Sunday 
  • Judy Peck and family – death of her sister Rev. Sandra P. Garner on March 21.

Thanksgivings
  • Diane Smith here for Easter 
  • Carol Jamieson for a organizing lilies and Kevin Hinson for helping her
  • Shawn Kagawa visiting with Jessee Hoge
  • John Shipes – praise to Mt. Carmel & the blessings God has provided through being here and part of this church family 
  • Pekka Ignatius’ parents visiting
  • Leslie Raymer’s family all well
  • Lois Salter’s friends the Carpenters visiting


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
Psalm 22:1-11
Genesis 22:1-14


Birthdays this week:

Ed McDonald
Trevor Jones
Jason Lansing
Calvin Nishimuta
Christina Brookins
Nolan O'Leary
Susan Posey

Anniversaries 
this week:
Tim & Suzanne Foster
Kevin & Jessalyn Meeks


Save the Date

NO CHANCEL CHOIR PRACTICE
APRIL 4

9:30 MUSICIANS PRACTICE
APRIL 4 - 8:30 PM
SANCTUARY

WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB
APRIL 6 - IVY HALL ASSISTED LIVING
7:00 PM
(MEET AT MT. CARMEL AT 6:30)

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES
APRIL 8 - 9:30 & 11:00 AM
SANCTUARY

FINANCE COMM. MTG.
APRIL 8 - 6:30 PM
HOPE HOUSE

ADMINISTRATIVE BRD. MTG.
APRIL 8 - 7:30 PM
ROOM 112/114

MONDAY NIGHT STUDY
APRIL 9 - 7:00 PM
HOPE HOUSE

UMW NEW CIRCLE MEETS
APRIL 13 - 7:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

KIDS DINNER & MOVIE
APRIL 14 - 4:30 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

CONFIRMATION CLASSES BEGIN
APRIL 15 - 4:00 PM
YOUTH ROOMS

YOUTH DINNER / PROGRAM RESUMES
APRIL 15 - 5:15 PM
YOUTH ROOMS

SPRING BBQ & SWEET SHOP
APRIL 27 & 28
11:00 TIL SOLD OUT!

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
APRIL 29 - 3:00 PM
FRONT LAWN


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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