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Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church
May 3, 2017









Mission Fair Sunday!
Come and help:
Pack Health Kits, Lunches for Children, Projects for VBS, Knit Hats for Babies, and Write Notes to Mission Trip Youth
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In the Newsletter this Week:
  • Calling All Graduates!
  • Baptism this Sunday
  • Outreach Opportunity: Family Promise
  • Chapel in the Woods to Noah's Ark Sanctuary
  • Kid's Corner: VBS Registration
  • Girl Scout Project: Support Our Veterans
  • Youth News
  • Women's Book Club: May 5
  • Nursery Volunteers Needed
  • Book Signing by Peregrin's Landing Staff Member
  • Prayers / Thanksgivings
  • Ways to Make a Donation


Calling all Graduates!


On Sunday, May 21, graduates will be recognized at both the 9:30 and 11:00 worship services.

If you are a graduate or know of one who should be included, (High School, College or Higher Education) please contact the church office to add them to the list. 


Baptism This Sunday

At the 11:00 service this Sunday, Pastor Cyndi will baptize Cade Christopher Quiqley, infant son of Kelly and Brian Quigley.  

Please plan to attend and represent Mt. Carmel in the vows to surround this child with love.


      
Outreach Opportunity
Some problems seem so BIG that it can lead us to inaction. We may think that we can't solve the whole problem, so why bother doing anything. 

Ending homelessness...One family at a time. That is the Family Promise mission. 

You may have guessed that Family Promise doesn't help single men or women without children. They don't assist families if there is a substance abuse issue or if the family is fleeing domestic violence. They don't help families who aren't in Gwinnett County. They don't help hundreds of families every year, just dozens. 

The problem is much bigger than what they have taken on, but it is important to do a little rather than do nothing.

You might think there is nothing you can do to help, but you would be wrong. You don't need to do a lot. Just do a little. Start by committing to attending the training session on Sunday, May 7th @ 12:30pm led by Susan Kennedy, the Family Promise Training Coordinator. This is the only training session that will be held at Mt. Carmel this year. 

Lunch will be provided so we need a count for food and for training materials. RSVP to the church office or to Julie Jones. Let her know if you have a conflict for May 7th and want to be informed of other training dates at other churches.


Chapel in the Woods: Family Trip to Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary on May 20, 2017

Mark your calendars to visit this animal sanctuary in Locust Grove, Georgia.  (About an hour's drive from Norcross)

Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary is a Non-Profit Educational Sanctuary for exotic animals as well as farm animals. They also rehab hundreds of animals yearly through their Wild Life Rehabilitation program. 

Everyone should meet at Mt. Carmel at 11:00 and bring a picnic lunch. We'll carpool to Locust Grove, then enjoy our lunch at the Sanctuary picnic area.

Contact Cheryl Martin for more information or check the Noah's Ark website HERE.


Kid's Corner

Vacation Bible School will be here soon!
June 5 – 9, 2017

Registration is now open online! Just click HERE to register your children and to volunteer. Spaces go quickly, so register soon!
See Leslie Raymer for more information


Girl Scout Gold Award Project: Support Our Veterans

As a part of her Girl Scout Gold Award Project, Riley Stark recently gave an interesting presentation to the UMW Night Circle on ways to support our Veterans. 

These include:
  • thanking a veteran in person 
  • spreading awareness of the need 
  • supporting projects such as the Veterans’ Monument in Peachtree Corners 
  • and supporting the Donation Drive that Riley has organized – see below
Donation Drive Wish List: 
100% of donations will go straight to Veterans!

NEW clothing: women's undergarments - all sizes, sports bras - sizes 34-44, long sleeve t-shirts - men and women sizes M-4X, men's underwear - sizes M-4X

Toiletries: feminine hygiene products, deodorant, hotel-sized shampoos, conditioners and soaps

Oher: grocery store gift cards, bottled water, arts & crafts supplies (crayons, markers, colored pencils, yarn, glue, glue sticks, copy paper, construction paper)

All donations should be left in the Veteran's Donation box in the church foyer.  Riley will pick them up through the first week in May and deliver to Veterans' groups.

For more information, email Riley Stark.  To help support the Veterans' Monument in Peachtree Corners, click HERE.  You can also visit www.va.gov to learn more about Veterans' Affairs.

Thank you Riley for helping us to support our Veterans!


Youth News
(Some of the Mt. Carmel Youth at Homecoming - 2016)

Regular Sunday youth meetings begin 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.


Women's Book Club

The next meeting of the Book Club will be on Friday, May 5th in the Hope House.  The book of the month is, City of Women, by David R. Gillham.

All women are invited - light refreshments will be served.
Contact Vicki Walden or Chris Bolton for more information.


Nursery Volunteers Needed

The nursery volunteer list has THREE empty spaces that need to be filled.  

On the FIRST Sunday of EVEN MONTHS - a volunteer is needed in the infant nursery during the 9:30 service.

On the SECOND Sunday in MAY, JULY, SEPTEMBER & NOVEMBER, a volunteer is needed for the 3 & 4 year olds during the 11:00 service.

And on the FIFTH Sunday, a 9:30 nursery volunteer is needed.

If you can help with any of these, please contact Leslie Raymer or the church office.  Thank you from the Children's Department!


Book Signing

Many Mt. Carmel members, especially those who attend the 9:30 service, know Violetta Harper as a staff member of Peregrin's Landing Assisted Living Home.  She often accompanies some of the residents to church at Mt. Carmel.

However you may not know that she is also an author!

Violetta has written a book of poetry entitled, Give Me a P.U.S.H. (Poetry that Uplifts your Soul to Healing). You are invited to her Book Signing on Saturday, May 6th from 10 - 3 at the Cobb County Civic Center.  This is in conjunction with the Georgia Aging by Design 2017 Expo, and Peregrin's Landing of Holcomb Bridge.

RSVP to 470-214-8660.  Books may also be purchased at barnesandnoble.com or amazon.com.



Preschool 
Summer Camps


The Mt. Carmel Preschool is celebrating fairytales and music with our two summer camps this year. Fairytale Camp is June 26-29 and Music Camp is July 17-20. 

Each camp will have a busy schedule that will include outside time, music and movement, stories and crafts all packed in to a 4 hour day! The children will attend from 9:00-1:00 Monday through Thursday. 

All children ages 3-6 are invited if they are potty trained. The children will also need to bring a lunch each day. The camps fill up quickly so be sure and get your registration in before we reach our maximum number of campers. 

The cost will be $100 for the week which will include a non-refundable deposit of $50* due at the time of registration. The final payment of $50 is due on or before the first day of camp. 

Even if you don’t attend Mount Carmel during the school year you are welcome to attend, so tell your friends!

Click HERE for registration forms, or contact Preschool Director Cindy Bill for more information.


Prayers and Concerns

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

Prayers and Concerns
  • Karen Martin (wife of incoming Rev. Michael Martin) -            cancer - preparing for 2nd chemo treatment on Friday
  • Friend of David Jones: stroke
  • Michelle Hammond's mother, Gwen: quadruple bypass surgery & for David - very worried about his grandmother
  • Penny Millar's co-workers: recent lay off
  • Cheryl Martin: family of her friend Frank who died recently
  • Pekka Ignatius' father (stroke) & Lorrie's mother (GI issues) - still need prayers
  • Carl & Joan Garner's sister-in-law Linda: hospitalized
  • Craig German's friend Hal - esophageal cancer
  • Carol Jamieson's friend's son: Eli - newborn seriously ill - surgery on Monday
  • Suzanne Foster's friend Thelma: knee injuries - worried about her job which involves lots of traveling and walking
Thanksgivings
  • Stark family visiting for Ryan's Eagle Scout Court of Honor last Sunday evening
  • Jessica (Ignatius) Hamilton visiting
  • Cynthia Currence's daughter graduating from Georgia Southern
  • Tim Sawinska visited from NC for BBQ weekend - enjoyed seeing old friends and meeting new


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
1 Corinthians 15:58


Birthdays this week:

Cela Kilmer
John Posey
David Jamieson
John Charles Roe
Josiah Blue
Jeanne Manget
Virginia Nesbit
Cheryl Gilmore
Jeff Bolton

Anniversaries 
this week:
Bobby & Vicki Walden
Zach and Emily (Posey) Lalor


Save the Date

CHANCEL CHOIR PRACTICE
MAY 3 - 7:00 PM
CHOIR ROOM

NO 9:30 MUSICIANS PRACTICE TODAY

HOMEWORK CLUB
MAY 4 - 3:30 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

MISSION FAIR SET-UP
MAY 5 & 6
FELLOWSHIP HALL

WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB
MAY 5 - 7:00 PM
HOPE HOUSE

MISSION FAIR SUNDAY
MAY 7 - 9:30 & 11:00 AM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

FAMILY PROMISE TRAINING
MAY 7 - 12:30 PM 
ROOM 112/114

YOUTH MISSION TRIP PARENT MEETING
MAY 7 - 4:15 PM
YOUTH HALL

YOUTH DINNER / PROGRAM
MAY 7 - 5:15 PM
YOUTH HALL / ROOMS\

MONDAY NIGHT STUDY
MAY 8 - 7:00 PM
HOPE HOUSE

MID-HIGH YOUTH LOCK-IN
MAY 12 - 8:00 PM UNTIL
MAY 13 - 9:00 AM
DOWNSTAIRS

MOTHER'S DAY
MAY 14
(NO YOUTH PROGRAM)

PRESCHOOL END-OF-YEAR PARTY
MAY 16

PRESCHOOL GRADUATION
MAY 17 - 7:00 PM
SANCTUARY/FELLOWSHIP HALL

MEN'S DINNER OUT
MAY 18 - 7:00 PM

COUNCIL ON MINISTRIES MTG.
MAY 20 - 9:00 AM
KATRINA STONE'S HOME

CHAPEL IN THE WOODS TRIP TO NOAH'S ARK ANIMAL SANCTUARY
MAY 20 - 11:00 AM

GRADUATES RECOGNIZED IN WORSHIP
MAY 21 - 9:30 & 11:00 AM

YOUTH SR. CELEBRATION
MAY 21 - 6:00 PM
SANCTUARY / FELLOWSHIP HALL


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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