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Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church
May 24, 2017













Congratulations H.S. Class of 2017!
Lyle Hoge, Tarin Hinson, Allie Bell, 
Ryan Stark and Caroline Koch!
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In the Newsletter this Week:
  • Pentecost: June 4
  • Sound System Training: May 24 and May 27
  • Memorial Day Weekend Office Schedule
  • Family Promise Sign-Up
  • Bishop's Offering for Annual Conference
  • VBS Note: Tail-gate Tents Needed
  • Last / First Sunday Events
  • Kid's Corner
  • Youth News
  • Women's Book Club
  • Prayers / Thanksgivings
  • Ways to Make a Donation


Pentecost - June 4, 2017


Everyone is invited to wear Pentecost “flame” colors of red, yellow and orange to church on 
June 4th!


Sound System Training

We need a few more volunteers to run the sound system during worship. You can run it from the pew with the Ipad.

Training to run the sound system during worship is offered on: Wednesday, 5/24 - 5:30 pm until 6:30 pm,
and Saturday, 5/27 - 9:00 am until 10:00 am.

Please contact Ed McDonald (678-983-5588) if you need a different time.


Memorial Day Weekend Office Schedule

The church office will be closed on Friday, May 26 for graduation activities, and also on Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day.

Please plan any church business accordingly. Thank you!


Family Promise 

Sign-Up:

Thank You for Volunteering!


Our Volunteer Schedule for Hosting Family Promise guests is nearly complete!  Click HERE to see the sign-up sheet.


Please thank each of the people listed for giving of their time to serve.  

 

It's not too late to sign up -- there are still openings for Thursday night OR Sunday (No training needed for: set-up, clean-up or laundry).  


Please contact Julie Jones at 770-262-1009 or jaj31@bellsouth.net.

 

There are also MANY slots open for our August 6-13th Host Week.  It's not too soon to commit!  You do not have to do the meal by yourself - ask your small group to share the work/cost and serve together.  


Bishop Names 2017 
Annual Conference Special Offering 

Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson has named the Ministerial Education Fund as the 2017 Annual Conference Special Offering. 

The Ministerial Education Fund has helped thousands of men and women become pastoral leaders in The United Methodist Church. Chances are seminary students from your congregation or the pastor of your church was a recipient of MEF. It is nurtured and funded by United Methodists to provide scholarships to seminary and undergraduate students, course-of-study for local pastors, and license to preach school. 

Aligning with the theme of the 2017 Annual Conference, "Show Your Work: Worship That Inspires Action," this fund is one way United Methodists can show our support to those called to serve as clergy. Together we can help minimize debt of North Georgia United Methodists beginning in ministry.

"Receiving MEF in seminary meant that my conference cared about me and my development and training as a future clergy woman," said Rev. Joya Abrams, associate pastor at Impact UMC. "When your conference helps to fund your education, it means that a body of people believe in you. It helped to remind me of the depth of the connection." 

MEF is a general church apportioned fund of which 25 percent is retained by our conference. But 100 percent of the giving to the Annual Conference Special Offering will go to United Methodist seminary and course of study students in the North Georgia Conference. 

Churches are invited to collect the offering any time before Annual Conference 2017, but many choose the first Sunday in June, June 4, 2017. One person from each local church will present a check from their church during the Service of Remembrance on Wednesday, June 14, at 2 p.m. 

Please give generously to the Annual Conference Special Offering. Make checks out to Mt. Carmel, marked for "Bishop's Offering."


VBS Note: Tail-Gate Tents Needed

Plans for Vacation Bible School are well underway and your help is needed! 

Do you have a pop-up type 
canopy / tent that could be used the week of June 5 – 9? If so, please contact the church office or check the box on the back of the Connect Card, and then bring the tent, LABELED WITH YOUR NAME, to the Fellowship Hall by Friday, June 2. 

Thanks for your support of our Children’s Ministry!


Kid's Corner
VBS is just around the corner!! 

Hi everyone! We are going to have a wonderful time at our Maker Fun Factory VBS - June 5-9 from 9:30 to 12:30 each day.

We currently have over 70 kids signed up, and more than 40 volunteers! 

Please get in touch if you are not able to attend the Safe Sanctuary training this Thursday at 6 pm in the Fellowship Hall, so we can make alternative arrangements for your training. 
Remember, youth are required to attend each year, and adults have to come every two years. 

Please join us as we decorate the church on Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4.  (12:30 to 6 pm)

Youth volunteers are asked to meet with Alison and I on Sunday afternoon before the youth group meeting, so we can go over your assignments and hand out your crew lists and other papers.

Please arrive no later than 8:30 am on Monday morning, June 5 for the first day of VBS. 

See you Sunday, 
Leslie


Last / First Sunday Events

Please mark your calendars for these special Sundays in June:

Pastor Cyndi and Ed's last Sunday with us:
June 18 - 10:30 worship service, followed by a farewell lunch

Reverend Michael and Karen Martin's first Sunday at Mt. Carmel:  
June 25 - Music Sunday - 10:30 worship service, followed by a welcome lunch


Youth News
There will be no Youth Program this Sunday since it's Memorial Day weekend.

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, June 2nd at Vicki Walden's home.  The book of the month is, All Over But the Shoutin', by Rick Bragg.

All women are invited - light refreshments will be served. Contact Vicki Walden or Chris Bolton 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
  • Gene & Linda Anglin: Gene recovering from surgery
  • Karen Martin: undergoing cancer treatments
  • Students, teachers, graduates: last weeks of school
  • Dawn Seigler: recovering in rehab from broken leg
  • Katrina Stone: for pastoral transition  - prayers for Ed & Cyndi, Rev. Michael & Karen, and members of Mt. Carmel
  • Lane Shutt's niece Emily: donor found - for successful bone marrow transplant
  • Jeanne Manget's sister Lynn: surgery on May 26
  • McGee's daughter-in-law Dana: cancer
  • Julie Jones: upcoming knee surgery
Thanksgivings
  • Judy Bagwell: back in church and driving again after knee surgery


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
Acts 2:37-47


Birthdays this week:

Alice Westbrooks
Lisa Moore
Diana Nishimuta
David Posey

Anniversaries 
this week:
Jay & Morgan Nichelson
Gene & Linda Anglin
Bill & Laraine Downey
Don & Joanne Ragon


Save the Date

CHANCEL CHOIR PRACTICE
MAY 24 - 7:00 PM
CHOIR ROOM

9:30 MUSICIANS PRACTICE MAY 24 - 8:30 PM
SANCTUARY

SAFE SANCTUARY TRAINING
MAY 25 - 6:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

MEMORIAL DAY
MAY 29 - CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED

WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB
JUNE 2 - 7:00 PM
VICKI WALDEN'S HOME

PENTECOST
SUNDAY - JUNE 4
WORSHIP 9:30 & 11:00

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
JUNE 5 - 9
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

CHILDREN'S SUNDAY
COMBINED WORSHIP
JUNE 11 - 10:30 AM SANCTUARY

YOUTH TO SIX-FLAGS
JUNE 11 - 11:30 AM
AFTER WORSHIP SERVICE

FINANCE COMM. MTG.
JUNE 11 - 6:30 PM
HOPE HOUSE

ADMINISTRATIVE BOARD
JUNE 11 - 7:30 PM
ROOM 112/114

HOST FAMILY PROMISE GUESTS
JUNE 11 - 18
DOWNSTAIRS

NORTH GEORGIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
JUNE 13 - 15
ATHENS, GEORGIA

YOUTH MISSION TRIP -
BLACKFEET NATION, MONTANA
JUNE 17 - 25

PASTOR CYNDI AND ED'S LAST SUNDAY - COMBINED SERVICE - JUNE 18
WORSHIP - 10:30 AM
LUNCH - 11:30 AM

REVEREND MICHAEL AND KAREN MARTIN'S FIRST SUNDAY - COMBINED SERVICE - JUNE 25
WORSHIP - 10:30 AM
LUNCH - 11:30 AM

MUST LUNCH PREP
JUNE 26 - 30
9:00 AM - 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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