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Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church
January 30, 2019


Do you have Lunch Plans on Sunday?

If not, join the Lunch Bunch

at Hermes Greek Restaurant - 12:15 p.m.

(At the corner of S. Old Peachtree Rd. & 

Peachtree Industrial Blvd.)

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In the Newsletter this Week:
  • UMW Woman of the Year 
  • Transformers Sunday School Class
  • Kid's Corner
  • Mt. Carmel Youth News
  • Men's Retreat: February 1 - 3
  • Women's Book Club: February 1
  • Carmelites to Tour the FOX: February 18
  • Lenten Dinner Coordinator Needed
  • Prayers / Thanksgivings
  • Ways to Make a Donation


Congratulations 
to the UMW 
2019 "Woman of the Year" 
Wynne Buran! 

Wynne was honored last Sunday at a brunch, hosted by the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Women.  The "Woman of the Year" award is presented annually to a woman who has gone above and beyond in her service to the church and the Mt. Carmel UMW. Thank you Wynne!



Transformers Sunday School Class:
Study of the Holy Spirit

John Wesley (1703-1791) is the spiritual father of more than 35 denominations and movements including Methodist, Pentecostal, Nazarene, and Holiness. Ordained in the Anglican Church in 1728, John Wesley received assurance of his salvation on Aldersgate Street, London, in 1738. "I was listening to a reading of Luther's preface to the Epistle to the Romans. While he was describing the change which God works in the heart through faith in Christ, I FELT MY HEART STRANGELY WARMED. An assurance was given me that He had taken away my sins, even mine and saved me from the law of sin and death." 

Everyone has the opportunity to feel this assurance. The Transformers Class invites you to discover for yourself the warming of the indwelling Holy Spirit. Join us as we do so. 

We meet from 10:45 to 12:00 in what was previously the Friendship Classroom. (Across from the choir room - in the hallway behind the sanctuary) 


Kid's Corner: VBS will be here Soon!
It may not seem like it in mid January, but in many ways our 2019 VBS, To Mars and Beyond, is just around the corner. VBS is scheduled for June 3-7th this year. 

Please let us know if you can volunteer to help out! We need artistic visionaries, decorators, set up/take down help, station leaders, sign in/out crew, snack kings and queens, and of course, most importantly, crew leaders to shepherd the children around each day. 

Fill out a connect card and drop it in the offering plate on Sundays, or email Leslie at lraymer.mtcarmel@gmail.com. We will have our first planning meeting in early February (date TBA). 

Also, please start saving the plastic lids to your Pringle's type potato chips and cans of tennis balls! In an effort to create indestructible name tags this year, we will be using these tough plastic lids for the children's tags. We will put a collection box in the Sanctuary on Sundays, and you can also drop them off to Suzanne in the church office. We are in need of at least 60 lids. 

This year we are limiting the number of VBS campers to 55, so it is important to register your kids as soon as possible when VBS registration is opened in mid-February. The first two weeks, only church and preschool families and their friends will be allowed to register. General registration will open on March 1st. This is going to be an exciting VBS program!!


Youth News
(Lucky Hudson and the 12th Street Gang - 2018)

This Sunday the Youth play practice will begin at 2:30. There will not be dinner or a program this week due to the Super Bowl.

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


Men's Retreat: February 1 - 3

The Mt. Carmel men have planned the annual RETREAT for the weekend of February 1 - 3. We will stay in cabins at Amicalola Falls State Park. 

On Saturday morning we will be working on a community service project at the Appalachian Children’s Center, and on Saturday night, Rev. Scott Parrish will provide our program.

Please contact Mark Bond or the church office to sign up. There is no cost for this retreat.


Women's Book Club


The next meeting of the Mt. Carmel Women's Book Club will be on Friday, February 1st in the Hope House. 

 

This month's book is Glass Houses, by Louise Penny. All women are invited for discussion, refreshments and fun!

 

See Chris Bolton or Vicki Walden for more information.


Carmelites to Tour the Fox Theater
The Carmelites travel group will tour the Fox Theater on Monday, February 18th. Tickets must be purchased in advance: $18 Adults / $15 Seniors. Please pay June Spruell or the church office by Tuesday, February 5th if you’d like to attend. 

We’ll meet at the church at 9:45, tour the Fox, then have lunch at Mary Mac’s Tea Room.



Lenten Dinner Coordinator Needed!
Ash Wednesday is coming soon (March 6) and a volunteer is needed to recruit and coordinate groups to prepare and host Lenten Dinners this year!

If you can help with this ministry, please contact Rev. Michael or the church office to discuss.


Prayer Concerns
  • Lane Shutt: niece Emily & her family as she fights leukemia once again 
  • Shawn O’Leary’s brother Patrick – in hospice with terminal bile duct cancer 
  • Isabel Waller: her mother recovering from a fall, daughter’s spirit, John’s health, and Isabel’s trip to China 
  • Lorrie Ignatius: Jess & Doug – many guests & new parenthood
  • Jacque Tapley’s mother: in rehab after blood clot and fall that ended with broken kneecap 
  • Katrina Stone: cousin Gerald passed away on Saturday – prayers for his wife and their family 
  • Pam Westafer: new chemo treatment for Andy – seems to be helping 
  • Cynthia Currence: for God’s guidance and protection for daughters and granddaughter 
  • Dawn Seigler: friend Betty –medical issues / nephew Josh – upcoming knee surgery 
  • Kim Owen’s ex-husband Keith – job interview on Thursday / daughter moving to Kansas City – safe travels 
  • Chris Bolton: family of her friend Mary who died last week / family of Lamar’s friend Gary who died on Sat. 
  • Lamar Andrews: good to see him in the office this week – he can’t be at church since chemo has weakened his immune system
  • Jeanne Manget: 9 yr. old Daniel hospitalized with infection – can’t put in the shunt to relieve pressure and pain until it’s cleared up 
  • Mary Ann Conner: recovering from fractured pelvis
  • Craig German: friend Michael in bad health 
  • Lisa Grogin: sprained ankle / Ellie – scoliosis diagnosis to watch and wait
  • Erin Carroll's friend Kelley - miscarriage
 Thanksgivings
  • Lorrie Ignatius: mom Jeanne doing well in rehab / Aunt Kay recovering from open heart surgery 
  • Rev. Michael: Wes, Ryan and their friends returned safely from hunting trip 
  • Diane Bond’s birthday last week 
  • Shelia Trentini: father’s side of family is huge - Shelia is 2nd generation – number 24 of the 4th generation was just born this week


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


             Birthdays 
         This Week:
Dan Bailey
Ava Ayer
Eric Lansing

   No Anniversaries 
 this Week


Worship This Week
1 Corinthians 12:12-26
1 Corinthians 13:1-13


Save the Date

CHANCEL CHOIR PRACTICE  JANUARY 30 - 7:00 PM
CHOIR ROOM

9:30 MUSICIANS PRACTICE
JANUARY 30 - 8:30 PM
SANCTUARY

WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB
FEBRUARY 1 - 7:00 PM
HOPE HOUSE

MEN'S RETREAT - AMICALOLA FALLS
FEBRUARY 1 - 3

WORSHIP SERVICES
FEBRUARY 3 - 9:30 & 11:00
SANCTUARY

FINANCE BUDGET MTG.
FEBRUARY 3 - 12:15 PM
HOPE HOUSE

YOUTH REHEARSAL
FEBRUARY 3 - 2:30 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

NO YOUTH DINNER OR PROGRAM THIS WEEK

MONDAY NIGHT STUDY
FEBRUARY 4 - 7:00 PM
HOPE HOUSE

UMW FRIDAY NIGHT CIRCLE
FEBRUARY 8 - 7:00 PM
KEPLEY HOME

WORSHIP SERVICES
FEBRUARY 10 - 9:30 & 11:00
SANCTUARY

YOUTH REHEARSAL
FEBRUARY 10 - 2:30 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

FINANCE MEETING
FEBRUARY 10 - 6:30 PM
HOPE HOUSE

ADMINISTRATIVE BRD. MTG.
FEBRUARY 10 - 7:30 PM
ROOM 112/114

YOUTH SKI TRIP - 
BANNER ELK, NC
FEBRUARY 15 - 17

WORSHIP COMM. MTG.
FEBRUARY 17 - 12:30 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

STEWARDSHIP MEETING
FEBRUARY 17 - 2:00 PM
CURRENCE HOME

PRESIDENT'S DAY
FEBRUARY 18 - OFFICE CLOSED

CARMELITES TO FOX THEATER - FEBRUARY 18
9:45 AM - MEET AT CHURCH


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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