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Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church
November 29, 2017
You're Invited to the
Children's Christmas Pageant!
Sunday, December 3 - 6:00 p.m.
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In the Newsletter this Week:
  • Kids' Corner: Final Pageant Practice!
  • Office Hours Next Week
  • Thanks to the Tree Team!
  • Kid's Night Out - Offered by the Youth: Dec. 8
  • Time to Order Poinsettias 
  • Stop By the Angel Tree!
  • UMW Delivers Christmas Cards
  • Women's Book Club: December 1
  • Preschool Breakfast with Santa: December 9
  • Carmelites Tour of Nativities: December 11
  • Down Home Holiday: December 17
  • Mt. Carmel Staff Gift
  • Holiday Events Calendar
  • New Directory Coming in January
  • Prayers / Thanksgivings
  • Ways to Make a Donation


Abbreviated Office Hours Next Week

Please note that the church office will have abbreviated hours on Monday - Thursday of next week, (Dec. 4 - 7)  9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

The office will be closed on Friday, December 8.

Please plan any church business accordingly, and THANK YOU to the wonderful volunteers filling in next week!


Thanks to the 2017 Tree Team!

A HUGE THANK YOU from the Worship Committee to the "decorating committee" for setting up and decorating the Chrismon Tree in the sanctuary!

Special thanks to the "tree-wranglers," as it put up a little bit of a fight this year!


Kids Corner:
Final Pageant Practice
on Saturday!

Attention Pageant Cast & Crew!  We only have 1 practice left before the pageant date!  

We'll meet on Saturday morning, December 2, from 10:00 - 12:00 for our Dress Rehearsal.

Helpers are needed and will be GREATLY appreciated to move the stage in at 9:00 AM!  Please RSVP to Leslie or the church office if you can help.

We'll end with a pizza lunch provided at 11:30. Looking forward to a wonderful show!

See you Saturday!
Directory of Children's Ministry


Youth News

This Sunday the Youth will attend the Children's Christmas Pageant at 6:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.

Regular Youth Dinner and Program begins on Sunday evenings 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.



FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8 - 6:30 TO 9:30 PM

Kids 2 years to 5th grade are invited to join
the Mt. Carmel Youth for a night full of Christmas Fun!

Pizza * Gingerbread Houses * Games * Movie

RSVP
Emily Thompson * emily.mtcarmel@gmail.com
or check the box on the Connect Card 
in the Sunday bulletin.

$5 donation to help cover supplies cost


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. 6, 2017.


The Angel Tree is Ready!
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 is set up near the handicap entrance, and still has a few 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 6th. (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! 


UMW Delivers Your Church Christmas Cards

The Mt. Carmel United Methodist Women are once again delivering your Christmas cards to your church friends during Advent.

Just bring your labeled cards for LOCAL church members and drop them into the wrapped, alphabetical boxes at the back of the sanctuary. If you are at the church on some other day and would like to check to see if you have cards, they are stored in the History Room at the back of the sanctuary.


Women's Book Club: Friday, Dec. 1

The next meeting of the Mt. Carmel Women's Book Club will be on FRIDAY, December 1 at 7:00 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE CORRECTION OF DAY!

This month's book is,The Chilbury Ladies' Choir, by Jennifer Ryan.

Once again, we'll go to visit our friend Dawn at the Ivy Hall Assisted Living Center. We'll meet at the church and carpool. See Chris Bolton or Vicki Walden for more information carpooling from the church.


Preschool Breakfast with Santa!
December 9th
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: $7 - child  (free if in high chair)
$10 - adult

Save time in line and reserve your space by 
 purchasing tickets in advance at 


New Carmelites Group to Tour Nativities
Monday, Dec.11

A new Senior Adult Group has formed and is called the Carmelites!  Their first event is a tour of 200 nativities from around the world, at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany on Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, GA

On Monday, December 11 they will meet at Mt. Carmel at 9:45 a.m. to carpool to the event.  A private tour is planned at 10:30 a.m.

To sign-up, or for more information on the group or the event, please check the box on the back of the Connect Card in your Sunday bulletin, or contact June Spruell.


Down Home Holiday - 
December 17

Combined Service: 10:30 am
Lunch & Holiday Fun: 11:30 am

You are cordially invited to a “Down Home Holiday” celebration on Sunday, December 17 immediately following the 10:30 am combined worship service! 

Join us under the Christmas tree in the Fellowship Hall for a soup and cornbread lunch and a jolly time together. We’ll sing our favorite Christmas songs, play some reindeer games and we just might have an early visit from old St. Nick himself. Wear your favorite Christmas sweater and holiday garb. 

If you need a little Christmas cheer, the “Down Home Holiday” will be the perfect event for you, your family, and children of ALL ages.


Staff Christmas Gift 

We are so blessed to have such an exceptional staff here at Mt. Carmel. Throughout the year, we benefit from their talents, dedication and hard work. There is no doubt that Mt. Carmel would not be the same without them. 

As a show of appreciation, we ask you to make a monetary Christmas gift as a special "thank you" from the congregation. If you would like to contribute, please place your gift in the offering plate. Checks may be made payable to the church, simply designate your gift as "Staff Christmas Gift". 

And thank you for your gift to the wonderful Mount Carmel staff! 

The Staff Parish Relations Committee


Holiday Events Calendar

Children's Christmas Pageant 
December 3 - 6:00 pm

UMW Christmas Party: December 4 
6:00 pm - Crawford Home

Kid's Night Out: December 8 - 6:30 until 9:30 pm

Preschool Breakfast with Santa 
December 9 - 9:00 & 10:00 am seatings

Youth Progressive Dinner: December 9 - 6:00

Special Christmas Music: December 10
9:30 & 11:00 am

Tour of Nativities: December 11
Meet at church at 9:45 am
Tour at 10:30 am
Episcopal Church of the Epiphany

Down Home Holiday: December 17
10:30 Worship / 11:30 Lunch & Holiday Fun!

Christmas Eve Worship: December 24
10:30 am - Combined Morning Worship
5:00 pm - Traditional Christmas Eve with Holy                  Communion & Candlelight
11:30 pm - Usher in Christmas with 
                  Holy Communion & Candlelight


New Directory Coming in January!
Mark your calendars for January 7 & 8 from 2-9 p.m. That’s when the Life Touch photographer will be in our Fellowship Hall to take photos for our new church directory! 

Watch for sign-up stations around the church and make your appointment soon! See Katrina Stone with any questions.


Church Concerns and Thanksgivings

Prayers

  • Joy Jannu's sister Asha - marrying in December - prayers for God' blessings
  • Cathie Bennett - Greg R.
  • Karen & Michael Martin

Thanksgivings
  • Jacque Tapley's mother - at home and recovering well from small stroke
  • Julie Samples' friend visiting
  • Sam Tapley - thankful for Sunday's message
  • Cheryl Martin - thankful for Mt. Carmel and the North Georgia Counseling Center
  • Julie Samples - thankful for Mt. Carmel and being able to raise their girls here


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
Isaiah 9:2-5
Luke 2:25-35


Birthdays this week:

Paige Medinger
Billy Weathers
Laura Klaren
Isabelle Reynolds
Tim Foster
Lisa Long
Becca Whaley

No anniversaries 
this week.


Save the Date

CHANCEL CHOIR PRACTICE
NOVEMBER 29 - 7:00 PM
CHOIR ROOM

9:30 MUSICIANS PRACTICE
NOVEMBER 29 - 8:30 PM
SANCTUARY

YOUTH GIRLS NIGHT OUT / BOYS NIGHT OUT
DECEMBER 1 - 6:30 PM

WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB
DECEMBER 1 - 7:00 PM
IVY HALL ASSISTED LIVING
(CARPOOL FROM CHURCH)

CHILDREN'S DRESS REHEARSAL
DECEMBER 2 - 10:00 AM
SANCTUARY

WORSHIP SERVICES
DECEMBER 3 - 9:30 & 11
SANCTUARY

YOUTH DINNER THEATER AUDITIONS
DECEMBER 3 - 12:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PAGEANT
DECEMBER 3 - 6:00 PM
SANCTUARY

SHORTENED OFFICE HOURS: DEC. 4  - 7
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

UMW CHRISTMAS PARTY
DECEMBER 4 - 6:00 PM
CRAWFORD HOME

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

ANGEL TREE GIFT DEADLINE AND SORTING
DECEMBER 6 - 5:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED
FRIDAY - DECEMBER 8

KID'S NIGHT OUT
DECEMBER 8 - 6:30 - 9:30
DOWNSTAIRS ROOMS

PRESCHOOL BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
DECEMBER 9
9:00 & 10:00 AM SEATINGS

CHANCEL CHOIR PRACTICE
DECEMBER 9 - 12:00 PM
SANCTUARY

YOUTH PROGRESSIVE DINNER
DECEMBER 9 - 6:00 PM

SPECIAL MUSIC SUNDAY
DECEMBER 10
9:30 & 11:00 AM
SANCTUARY

CARMELITES TOUR OF NATIVITIES
DECEMBER 11 - 9:45 AM
(MEET AT CHURCH)
EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF THE EPIPHANY

COMBINED WORSHIP &
DOWN HOME HOLIDAY
DECEMBER 17 
10:30 AM - WORSHIP
11:30 AM - LUNCH & FUN
SANCTUARY / FELLOWSHIP HALL

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES - DEC. 24
10:30 AM - MORNING WORSHIP
5:00 & 11:30 PM - CHRISTMAS EVE WITH COMMUNION AND CANDLELIGHT
SANCTUARY

OFFICE CLOSED
DEC.25 - JAN. 1

PHOTOS TAKEN FOR NEW CHURCH DIRECTORY
JANUARY 7 & 8
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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