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Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church
April 11, 2018

Mark your calendar for a
Called Charge Conference
Sunday, April 29 - 10:40 a.m.
(To approve the 2018 salary package.)
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In the Newsletter this Week:
  • April is Food Drive Month for NCM
  • From the Church Office
  • Youth News
  • Kids Dinner & Movie: April 14
  • A Note from the Trustees
  • BBQ & Sweet Shop: April 27 & 28
  • Blessing of the Animals: April 29
  • Women's Book Club: May 4
  • Global 6K Walk for Water: May 19
  • Vacation Bible School Registration
  • From the Preschool
  • Thank You Very Much
  • Prayers / Thanksgivings
  • Ways to Make a Donation


Norcross Cooperative Ministry Needs Our Help in April!

April is one of Mt. Carmel's two food drive months for the Norcross Cooperative Ministry. 

This time it's all about peanut butter and jelly. Please bring your donations (in plastic jars or bottles, please) to the NCM display or tub in the church foyer. 

Monetary donations are always welcomed too - just make your check out to Mt. Carmel and mark it for NCM.

Thank you for helping those in need in our community.


From the Church Office ... 

Remember to Lock your Cars!
This week we have had a suspicious car (white, late model Dodge Charger) circling the church parking lot and we believe the same person was actually in Boyd Whaley's car on Monday.  

Nothing was stolen, but Boyd could tell that things had been searched through and moved around.  Just another wake up call that we all need to be diligent in our safety practices.

Take A Lily!
The Easter lilies in the sanctuary were beautiful, but many of them were not taken home.  If you would like a lily or two, please feel free to pick some up, even if you did not order them. They can be planted outside and will come back next year too!  Otherwise some of them will most likely have to be thrown away.



The Youth will resume regular meetings on Sunday, April 15 at 5:15 p.m. for dinner, a program, games and fun!  

Confirmation classes will begin at 5:15 on April 15 also.  

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



Kid's Dinner and A Movie: April 14

Hi everyone. Hope you are all having a blessed week.

Don't forget! This Saturday from 4:30 to 6:30 is our April Mt Carmel Kids event. We will watch a movie and eat yummy hotdogs, popcorn, and dessert. 

This is a perfect invitable event, so please bring a friend. Please RSVP if you know you will be coming, but as always, it's just fine to show up too!

I need a couple of brave adults to help out too, so please let me know if you can assist. 

Cheers,
Director of Children's Ministry


From the Board of Trustees

In an effort to reduce the church's costs for garbage pick up, we have reduced the pick up to twice a month. This will save us $2500 per year, however we need your help.

Please remember that the dumpster 
is for garbage generated at Mt. Carmel only. Please do not use the dumpster for your personal garbage. 

Thank you,
The Board of Trustees


The Spring BBQ and Sweet Shop 
are just around the corner - April 27 & 28! 

Lots of volunteers are needed to make this event happen, so please check the sign up boxes on the back of the Connect Card in your Sunday bulletins to see where you can help! 


Flyers with dates and prices are available in the sanctuary and outside of the Fellowship Hall, so take a few and invite your family and friends too!  (Or click HERE to get one online.)


Blessing of the Animals: 
April 29 from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m.

Mt. Carmel will host this event outside on the front lawn and ALL pets (with leashes / cages please) are welcome! 

This year's Blessing will also include services offered by a local veterinarian.


Mt. Carmel Women's Book Club

The next meeting of the Book Club will be on Friday, May 4th at 7:00 p.m.  The book of the month is, Almost Sisters, by Joshilyn Jackson.

All women are invited to join the group for refreshments, discussion and fun!  Contact Chris Bolton or Vicki Walden for more information.


Global 6K Walk for Water: May 19


The Transformers Sunday School Class is at it again! We are partnering with World Vision on their 6K Walk for Water being held May 19th. 

The Transformers' walk will be held somewhere in the Peachtree Corners area, final route to be determined.

Why 6K you may ask. Well, that is the average distance a person has to walk in a developing country to get water! Hard to believe for something that we take for granted, yet this is true. 

To make matters worse, the water is often contaminated. Every day, 835 children under the age of five die from diarrhea caused by contaminated water, poor sanitation, and improper hygiene. 

Here's the good news. You and I can help; we can make a difference through World Vision's Clean Water Walk. Go to Global 6K for Water and sign up to walk with the Transformers, or to donate. 

You don't have to be a member of our Sunday School class or even our church to participate. Go to: Find a Host, then Georgia, then Transformers to sign up. 

We have set a goal of raising $2500 dollars. You can make this happen. If you have any questions, please give me a call or e-mail. My e-mail is spt404@hotmail.com and 770-833-0091 my number. 

Our past fund raisers have been a great success thanks to you. This one can be too! 

Blessings
Sam Tapley


June 4 - 8, 2018

Its time to register for our 2018 Vacation Bible School, Rolling River Rampage! 

Please come join us June 4th through 8th from 9:30 am till 12:30 pm as we experience the ride of a lifetime with God!! 

There are links for both camper and volunteer leader registration at this link ... https://rrr.cokesburyvbs.com/MtCarmel2018VBS .

Hope to see you in June!


Preschool Summer Camps!


We want to let everyone know that we are now registering for summer camps. 

Garden Camp: June 18-21
 and Painting Camp: July 23-26. 

Check the website for details and forms, or email us at mtcarmelpres@comcast.net for information. There are only 24 spots per camp, so don’t delay! 


Thank You Very Much

Many thanks to our Mt. Carmel family for all the cards, thoughts, prayers and offers of help while Don recovers from his fall.
He'll soon be back on his feet again, and we both appreciate you more than words can say.

You are such a blessing to us.

Joanne & Don Ragon


Church Concerns and Thanksgivings
Prayers

  • Lane Shutt: hip, knee and leg pain - possibly from clinical trial medications
  • Sam Tapley: 2nd heart stint procedure this week
  • Jeanne Manget's friend Susan: begins chemo for breast cancer
  • Lisa Grogin's mother's church - Massey's Chapel UMC in Durham - arrived Easter morning to massive vandalism & damage to church & grounds
  • Carol Jamieson: families & victims of Canadian junior hockey team bus crash
  • Weathers: Cheryl A. - healing from cancer
  • Easleys: Madelene's teacher's mother passed away on Monday - prayers for her family
  • Cathie Bennett: her brother Greg
  • Downey's: Doug - diabetes; Nancy & Pete - cancer: Eric home renovation
  • Cynthia Currence: for daughters & granddaughter to draw close to God
  • Chris Bolton: John H. - heart problems
  • Jan German: back in church, but still having knee pain
  • Joan Garner: recovering from surgery
  • Andy Loftis: moving to rehab on Tuesday
  • Dorothy Edwards & family: grieving the death of her nephew
  • Christine Werdebaugh: health issues

Thanksgivings
  • John Shipes' daughter has chosen a college
  • Gayle Mahon: thanks for prayers during her recent trip to France to visit her friend with Alzheimer's - her friend knew her and they had a good visit


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
Psalm 130
John 21:4-17


Birthdays this week:

Nora Ignatius
Tom Porter
Shane Moore
Megan Gallagher
Alexis Ruth Russo
Brennan Alesi
David Williams
Janis Hoge
Bryson Jarrett
Will Thompson
Gunther Trentini

Anniversaries 
this week:
Bob Fugate & Patty Merson


Save the Date

CHANCEL CHOIR PRACTICE
APRIL 11 - 7:00 PM
CHOIR ROOM

9:30 MUSICIANS PRACTICE
APRIL 11 - 8:30 PM
SANCTUARY

UMW NEW CIRCLE
APRIL 13 - 7:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

KIDS DINNER & MOVIE
APRIL 14 - 4:30 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES
APRIL 15 - 9:30 & 11:00 AM
SANCTUARY

CONFIRMATION CLASSES BEGIN
APRIL 15 - 5:15 PM
YOUTH ROOMS

YOUTH DINNER / PROGRAM RESUMES
APRIL 15 - 5:15 PM
YOUTH ROOMS

MONDAY NIGHT STUDY
APRIL 16 - 7:00 PM
HOPE HOUSE

WORSHIP COMM. MTG.
APRIL 18 - 6:00 PM
HOPE HOUSE

MEN'S MEETING
APRIL 19 - 7:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

TENTS UP / COOKERS CLEANED FOR BBQ
APRIL 21 - 9:00 AM

CONFIRMATION CLASS TO GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH
APRIL 21 - 12:30 PM

SPRING BBQ & SWEET SHOP
APRIL 27 & 28
11:00 TIL SOLD OUT!

CALLED CHARGE CONFERENCE
APRIL 29 - 10:40 AM
SANCTUARY

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
APRIL 29 - 3:00 PM
FRONT LAWN


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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