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Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church
November 7, 2018

Veteran's will be Honored on 
Sunday at 9:30 & 11:00 services.  
Turn in names to church office 
BY TONIGHT!
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In the Newsletter this Week:
  • Carmelites Travel to Jaemor Farms: November 8
  • Family Promise Donations
  • Mt. Carmel Youth News
  • Kid's Corner
  • Youth Sheet Fundraiser!
  • Thanksgiving Dinner: November 18
  • Almost Time for the Angel Tree!  November 18
  • 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
  • Holiday Events Schedule
  • Prayers / Thanksgivings
  • Ways to Make a Donation


Carmelites Travel to Jaemor Farms: November 8

Join the Carmelites for a trip to Jaemor Farms in Lula, Georgia on Thursday, November 8th. We'll meet at the church at 10:30, have lunch at Loretta’s Country Kitchen in Oakwood, then go to the Apple Orchard. 

Contact June Spruell TODAY if you would like to go.



Family Promise Donations

If you were in church on Sunday, you heard that Sam Tapley had some contribution envelopes to benefit Family Promise - the organization that helps families in need with shelter and other necessities.  

If you took one of those envelopes, you may be wondering how to get those funds back to Family Promise!  Please drop any donation envelopes back by the church office, or bring to church on Sunday, and we'll get them back to Sam.  He will then deliver them to Family Promise in Lawrenceville and you'll get a donation receipt from them in about three days.

Thank you for your support of this program.


Youth News!

Thank You for your Support of the 2018 Youth 
Can-Drive for Norcross Cooperative Ministry!

This Sunday the Youth will meet downstairs as usual at 5:15 p.m. for dinner, programming, and fun!

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


  Kid's Corner:

This Sunday, November 11, we will begin planning the Children's Christmas Pageant!  We'll be selecting parts this Sunday and then practices start on November 18 during the Sunday School hour. The Pageant will be held during the 10:30 combined worship service on December 16.

And don't forget that on Sunday, November 18, the Joyful Noise Children’s Choir sings in the 9:30 and 11:00 am worship services!

See you Sunday, 
Children's Director 


Youth Sheet Fundraiser!
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The Mt. Carmel Youth are once again selling the Sanders Collection Clara Clark sheets ... just in time for Christmas!

These sheets are amazing! They are only $35 for any size sheet set and there are 12 colors to choose from. They are made from brushed microfiber, are wrinkle free, the material stays cool and they are the softest sheets ever. Hands down the best deal on sheets you will ever find. 

Take advantage of this deal while supporting our youth! What an excellent Christmas gift for anyone. 

Just stop by the table in the church foyer this Sunday, November 11, or see any youth member to order!

Orders due by November 18th and will be delivered by December 16th.  


Church-Wide Thanksgiving Dinner 

November 18 at 6:00 p.m.

 

Thanks to the Men's Ministry for providing turkey, ham, dressing, potatoes, beans, rolls and cranberry sauce! Everyone else should bring a favorite side dish or dessert to share and enjoy a Thanksgiving Dinner with your church family at Mt. Carmel.


The Angel Tree is Coming Soon!

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 will arrive in the foyer in time for the Thanksgiving Dinner on November 18th. It will be 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! 


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 Saturday, 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


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
  • Charles W. / Beth K. both have cancer 
  • Gail Bolton’s father – Mr. Anderson – had a rough week 
  • Katrina Stone: for a peaceful world 
  • Kim Surmacz: for fiancée Terry’s father – in ICU – pulmonary embolism / for ex-husband Keith to find a job 
  • Jacque Tapley: back injury 
  • Easleys: Ronnie – bladder cancer / Linda – loss of her sister, Gina / William – surgery 
  • Diane Bond: for our country / elections 
  • Lisa Grogin: families & friends of 4 Girl Scouts killed while collecting trash along roadside in Wisconsin 
  • Victims and families of shooting in Tallahassee 
  • Children / families of those hit while getting on or off school buses 
  • Family Promise: government grant was taken back – Salt Light Center for homeless women and children has had to close
  • Cheryl Smith 
  • Sherry Blackwood: for Rich S. – cancer surgery 
  • Pekka Ignatius: traveling to Finland to check on his parents

 Thanksgivings

  • Dawn Seigler: her friend Dee – cancer is gone! 
  • Ann Blue: for increased number children attending Sunday school 
  • For donations to Family Promise & Bishop’s Hurricane Response Fund 
  • Pam Westafer: that the whole family was able to come to church on Sunday 
  • Fabian boys: that their grandparents were 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:
Jeremiah 17:1, 5-6, 
9-10, 13-14
John 8:2-11


Birthdays this Week:

Bart Kepley
Emory Riviere
Gail Bolton
John Whitlow
Quentin Proels
Bob Fugate
Jeffrey Bolton
Jan Dodd
Peter Campbell
Lamar Andrews

Anniversaries 
this Week:
Bobby & Cathy Smith


Save the Date

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

9:30 MUSICIANS PRACTICE
NOVEMBER 7 - 8:30 PM
SANCTUARY

CARMELITES TRIP TO JAEMOR FARMS
NOVEMBER 8 - 10:30 AM

UMW FRIDAY NIGHT CIRCLE
NOVEMBER 9 - 7:00 PM
LOWER FELLOWSHIP HALL

VETERAN'S DAY SERVICE
NOVEMBER 11 - 9:30 & 11:00
SANCTUARY

YOUTH DINNER / PROGRAM
NOVEMBER 11 - 5:15 PM
YOUTH ROOMS

MONDAY NIGHT STUDY
NOVEMBER 12 - 7:00 PM
HOPE HOUSE

BOARD OF TRUSTEES
NOVEMBER 13 - 6:00 PM
HOPE HOUSE

MEN'S MEETING
NOVEMBER 15 - 7:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

WORSHIP SERVICES
NOVEMBER 18 - 9:30 & 11:00
SANCTUARY - CHILDREN'S CHOIR SINGS

CHURCH-WIDE THANKSGIVING DINNER
NOVEMBER 18 - 6:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

ANGEL TREE LOADED WITH ANGELS - NOVEMBER 18
EVENING - FOYER

OFFICE CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING - 
NOVEMBER 22 & 23

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

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

1ST SUNDAY IN ADVENT
DECEMBER 2


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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