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Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church
November 20, 2018

Thank You to the "Joyful Noise" Choir
for a wonderful performance on Sunday!
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In the Newsletter this Week:
  • Angel Tree! 
  • Welcome New Members!
  • Condolences
  • Church Office Hours
  • Mt. Carmel Youth News
  • Kid's Corner
  • Advent Readers Needed: December 2 - 24
  • Kid's Night Out: December 7
  • Mt. Carmel Women's Book Club: December 7
  • Preschool Breakfast with Santa!  December 8
  • Order Holiday Poinsettias Now!
  • Preschool Note: 2018 Turkey Trot!
  • Holiday Events Schedule
  • Prayers / Thanksgivings
  • Ways to Make a Donation


The Angel Tree is up and running!


Each year, Mt. Carmel sponsors families in need and supplies them with gifts and food for the holidays. This year families will be included from several local schools as well as the Norcross Cooperative Ministry. 

 

The tree stands in the foyer and is decorated with paper angels. Each angel has a gift that a member of the family has requested, and a number. Just choose an angel and on the sheet nearby, sign your name beside that angel’s number. Then do your shopping and attach the angel to the gift. 

 

The gifts MUST be returned to Mt. Carmel by Wednesday, DECEMBER 5th. (Place back under the Angel tree, or return to the church office during the week.) 

 

Please do not wrap the gifts. Either place the gift in an open gift bag, or leave it unwrapped. This will help when sorting out the gifts. 

 

Remember to stop by and pick up an Angel, and thank you for sharing the spirit of Christmas! 


We are happy to have had several new members join the church on Sunday, November 25, 2018!  Please welcome:

Shirley Spivey and
Trey, Ginny and Samuel Wages


Our Sympathy ...

Condolences go to the Rikard family on the death of our long time church member, Mrs. Ann Rikard who died on Sunday, November 18, 2018.

A small, family-only graveside service is planned.  In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations in memory of Ann be sent to Mt. Carmel UMC .  Her Obituary is available HERE.


Thanksgiving Office Hours:

Please note that the church office will be closed from noon on Wednesday, November 21, through Friday, November 23.  

We hope that everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving!


Youth News

On Sunday, November 25th, the Youth will go to Six Flags for the afternoon, so no meeting at the church.

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


  Kid's Corner:

Remember, only THREE more practices during the Sunday school hour until our Christmas pageant on December 16th!!
The final rehearsal will take place on Saturday morning, December 15th.  Older children who have speaking parts are REALLY encouraged to attend all practices, or please let us know if you can't be there.

We're looking forward to the Pageant with great excitement!

Upoming Kids events: 
  • Dec. 7--Mt. Carmel Kids Night Out, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. (sponsored by the Mt. Carmel Youth). RSVP to emily.mtcarmel@gmail.com. $5 donation suggested.
  • Dec. 15--Final Christmas Pagaent Rehearsal (in the morning) 
  • Dec. 16--Christmas Pagaent during 10:30 worship service, followed by Down Home Holiday
See you Sunday, 
Children's Director 


Would You Like to Light the Advent Candles this Year?

During the Advent season, we light candles and have a reading each Sunday leading up to Jesus' birth.

Traditionally, groups of two or more, (families or friends) take a Sunday, read the lesson and light the candles during that portion of the worship service.  

This year Advent begins on Sunday, December 2.  If you and your family or friends would like to help, please contact Wynne Buran for the 9:30 service, or Susan Posey for the 11:00 service, to sign up for a Sunday.  Thank you!



Women's Book Club

The next meeting of the Mt. Carmel Women's Book Club will be on Friday, December 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hope House.

 

This month's book is Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott.  All women are invited for discussion, refreshments and fun!

 

See Chris Bolton or Vicki Walden for more information
.


Preschool Breakfast with Santa!

December 8th

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 Online in Advance:

Children 2 and up - $7

Adults - $10


($2 more for pay at the door)

 

Purchase tickets in advance at: 

https://ti.to/bws/2018

 

Questions?  MtCarmelPS@Gmail.com


It's Time to Order Poinsettias

Once again, the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Women will sponsor the placing of poinsettias in the sanctuary for the Christmas season. 

If you would like to have a poinsettia placed in the church in honor or memory of someone, please fill out the order form in the Sunday bulletins and put it, with your check, in the offering plate, or contact the church office

Cost: $9.00 per plant.

Please make checks payable to: 
Mt. Carmel UMW. 
DEADLINE FOR ORDERS: Dec. 5, 2017.


Preschool Turkey Trot 2018! 








The Preschool Turkey Trot 2018 is in the books and MEDALS have 
been awarded!  The Preschool children all did a wonderful job in this grueling 0.35k run / walk!

Happy Thanksgiving!


Holiday Events Calendar

  

UMW Christmas Party: December 3 

6:00 pm - Crawford Home

 

Kid's Night Out: December 7- 6:30 until 9:30 pm

 

Preschool Breakfast with Santa 

December 8 - 9:00 & 10:00 am seatings

 

Special Christmas Music: December 9

10:30 am Combined Worship

Children's Christmas Pageant: December 16
during 10:30 am Combined Worship Service

 

Down Home Holiday: December 16

11:30 am - Lunch & Holiday Fun!


Youth Progressive Dinner: December 21 - 6:00

 

Christmas Eve Worship: December 24

5:00 pm - Traditional Christmas Eve Service

with Holy Communion & Candlelight


11:30 pm - Usher in Christmas with 
      Holy Communion & Candlelight       

Merry Christmas!  December 25


Prayer Concerns
  • The Westafer Family
  • Family of Ann Rikard who died on Sunday 
  • Tapleys: Steve & Donna Riviere / for Jacque’s mom – open wound on her ankle 
  • For firefighters and victims of fire in CA 
  • Bennetts: Dr. Tammy R. – fighting cancer 
  • Dawn Seigler: friend Louie – health problems 
  • Cynthia Currence: for those traveling this week 
  • Elizabeth Crawford: job interview / new house

 Thanksgivings

  • Sam Tapley: for the message on Sunday 
  • Hillary Whaley: for the children of the church and volunteers who help them 
  • Jacque Tapley: her mom turns 87 on Tuesday 
  • Paul, Pam and Jenna Larson 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:
Deuteronomy 1:30-31
Psalm 131
Ephesians 3:14-21


Birthdays this Week:

Tracy Sigmon
Aaron Campbell
Brian Whitlow
Frances Sigmon
Angie Bolton
Madelene Nichelson
Annette Rogers

Anniversaries 
this Week:
Dan & Anne Bailey


Save the Date

CHANCEL CHOIR PRACTICE - NOVEMBER 20 - 7:00 PM
CHOIR ROOM

9:30 MUSICIANS PRACTICE
NOVEMBER 21 - 7:00 PM
SANCTUARY

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
OFFICE CLOSED - NOVEMBER 21 AT NOON - NOVEMBER 23

WORSHIP SERVICES
NOVEMBER 25 - 9:30 & 11:00
SANCTUARY

YOUTH TO SIX FLAGS
NOVEMBER 25 - 1:00 PM
MEET AT CHURCH

MONDAY NIGHT STUDY
NOVEMBER 26 - 7:00 PM 
HOPE HOUSE

UMW NIGHT CIRCLE
NOVEMBER 26 - 7:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

ADULT / FAMILY COUNCIL
NOVEMBER 28 - 6:00 PM
LOWER FELLOWSHIP HALL

1ST SUNDAY IN ADVENT
DECEMBER 2

YOUTH DINNER THEATER AUDITIONS - DEC. 2
12:00 PM - FELLOWSHIP HALL

UMW CHRISTMAS PARTY
DECEMBER 3 - 6:00 PM
CRAWFORD HOME

ANGEL TREE RETURN DEADLINE - DECEMBER 5

KID'S NIGHT OUT
DECEMBER 7 - 6:30 - 9:30
LOWER HALL / CLASSROOMS

WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB
DECEMBER 7 - 7:00 PM
HOPE HOUSE

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
DECEMBER 8 - 9:00 & 10:00
FELLOWSHIP HALL / SANCTUARY

COMBINED SERVICE - SPECIAL MUSIC - DECEMBER 9 - 10:30 AM
SANCTUARY

COMBINED SERVICE - CHILDREN'S PAGEANT - DECEMBER 16 - 10:30 AM
SANCTUARY

DOWN HOME HOLIDAY / LUNCH: DECEMBER 16 - 11:30 AM - FELLOWSHIP HALL

YOUTH PROGRESSIVE DINNER - DECEMBER 21

CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP: DECEMBER 25
5:00 PM & 11:30 PM
SANCTUARY

MERRY CHRISTMAS!
DECEMBER 25


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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