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Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church
October 25, 2017
(Women's Fall Retreat 2017)
United Methodist Women's Sunday
is this week - October 29:
one service only at 10:30 a.m.
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In the Newsletter this Week:
  • Testimonial: Jerry McDonald
  • Lunch Bunch to Cue' BBQ
  • Food Drive Month for NCM: PB & J
  • Youth News
  • Senior Adult Group to Begin with Lunch
  • Floral Arranger Needed
  • UMW Sunday: October 29
  • Women's Book Club: November 4
  • All Saints Sunday: November 5
  • Prayers / Thanksgivings
  • Ways to Make a Donation



Member Testimonial: 
Jerry McDonald

The wonders this church has given me. Most of us are unafraid to become critics of another person's conduct, denouncers of their sins. To mind another person's business is a common pastime in our daily lives. There are few of us who are not deeply concerned over the reform of someone else.

Now there is no more beautiful experience than to feel the personal interest of a friend in you and your affairs. But there is probably no more irritating experience than to be aware of unfriendly meddling and prying into your private life.

The person who cannot respect personality is hardly qualified to be listened to.  Not here, not in this church, our home, we have found only the lovely qualities of love, respect, and concern for one another. A gratifying experience to be proud of.


Lunch Bunch to Cue' BBQ

Do you have lunch plans after church on Sunday?  If not, plan to join the Lunch Bunch at Cue' BBQ after the 10:30 service!

(Left from church / Left onto Medlock Bridge Rd. / Left onto Peachtree Industrial Blvd. / Immediate Right into lot between Comfort Inn and Meineke)  See Wynne Buran with any questions.


Norcross Cooperative Ministry Needs Our Help in October!

October 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.


Youth News
There will not be a regular Youth program this Sunday due to the Youth Halloween Party at Thad & Emily Thompson's home.  5:30 - 7:30 p.m.  (15 Rakestraw St, Norcross, GA 30071 - white house on corner)

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.


Senior Adult Lunch - November 6 at Noon

The Adult/Family Council is organizing a Senior Adults Group. The first meeting will be a Potluck Lunch on Monday, November 6th at noon in the Fellowship Hall. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.

We will be making plans for the group at this meeting. We want your ideas of activities and outings that this group will enjoy doing together. 

If you’d like to attend, just check the box on the back of the Connect Card in your bulletin, or contact June Spruell for more information.


Floral Arranger Needed

In past years we have been blessed with several talented people who take turns arranging the flowers in the sanctuary each week and they are all VERY much appreciated!

Unfortunately one of them will be stepping down soon - after serving in this position for 8 years!!  (Thank you!)  We also have times when we need a back-up arranger to fill in when others need a Sunday or two off.

If you have the ability and an interest in helping with this ministry, please contact the church office. Arrangements don't have to be in any particular style - just something to glorify God in our worship services!


UMW Sunday -
Combined Service 

Mark your calendars for Sunday, October 29th when the women of our church will lead the worship service at 10:30 a.m.

Our guest speaker will be Raven Hinson, speaking about her recent trip to Africa. Thank you Raven!


Women's Book Club

The next meeting of the Mt. Carmel Women's Book Club will be on Saturday, November 4th and we'll meet at the Park Springs Community in Stone Mountain with our friend Barbara Cooper!

We'll meet at the church to carpool at 10:00 a.m., then gather at Barbara's home for our Book Discussion at about 11:00.

Afterwards we'll join Barbara for lunch a the facility's dining room. Barbara will make our reservation, and since they have a "no cash" policy, she will pick up the tab, with each of us reimbursing her $12 by cash or check.  Please RSVP by Friday morning, November 4.

This month's book is, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee.

See Chris Bolton or Vicki Walden for carpool information or to RSVP.


All Saints Sunday: November 5

On All Saints Sunday during the worship service we will read the names and light a candle in memory of our loved ones who have died during the PAST TWELVE MONTHS. 

Families of those remembered are invited to take the candle with them at the end of the service. 

The names to be read MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE CHURCH OFFICE. No name will be included in the service without being explicitly sponsored by someone in the congregation. In this way, we respect the privacy of those who wish it, while we celebrate the lives of those who have gone before us. 

Please use the space provided on the back of the Connect Card in your Sunday bulletins to submit names, or get them to the church office (770-449-4498 or office@mtcarmel-umc.org) BY WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1.


Church Concerns and Thanksgivings

Prayers
  • Lamar Andrews – leukemia – not doing well 
  • Penny Millar’s friend – MRI 
  • Lane Shutt – in clinical trial / Lane’s niece Emily – young mother with leukemia 
  • Cynthia Currence – for daughters – both need jobs – and for granddaughter 
  • Weathers’ friend Sandra – brain tumor 
  • Karen & Michael Martin – Karen recovery and follow-up from surgery 
  • Cheryl Martin's friend - tumor
  • Cathie Bennett’s brother Greg – fighting depression 
  • Gail Bolton – granddaughter Marin – ear issues 
  • Melanie Bagwell – friend Nancy – cancer has returned, starting radiation soon 
  • Niece of Melanie Bagwell’s co-worker – 4 yr. old battling leukemia – fighting infection
Thanksgivings
  • Successful Fall Festival
  • Birthdays of Hillary Whaley, Bob Jones, and Jerri Phillips 


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
Galatians 5:22-26
Romans 15:5-7


Birthdays this week:

Eliah Nichelson
Bryant Riviere
Joyce Ivy
George Hunter
Amanda Gilmore
Carol Bryant
Nanci Hicks
Cecelia Davis
Linnea Porter
Marcus Hoge
Linda Anglin

Anniversaries 
this week:
Chris & Lamar Bolton


Save the Date

CHANCEL CHOIR PRACTICE
OCT. 25 - 7:00 PM
CHOIR ROOM

NO 9:30 MUSICIANS PRACTICE THIS WEEK

UMW SUNDAY WORSHIP
OCTOBER 29 - 10:30 AM
SANCTUARY

CEMETERY COMM. MTG.
OCTOBER 29 - 4:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

YOUTH HALLOWEEN PARTY
OCTOBER 29
THAD & EMILY'S HOUSE
5:30 - 7:30 PM

MONDAY NIGHT STUDY
OCTOBER 30 - 7:00 PM
HOPE HOUSE

WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB
NOVEMBER 4 - 10:00 AM
BARBARA COOPER'S HOME
(MEET AT CHURCH TO CARPOOL)

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS - NOVEMBER 5
SET CLOCKS BACK 1 HOUR

ALL SAINTS SUNDAY
NOVEMBER 5 - 9:30 & 11 AM
SANCTUARY

CHILDREN'S PAGEANT PRACTICE
NOVEMBER 5 - 10:45 AM
SUNDAY SCHOOL ROOMS

CHILDREN'S PICNIC
NOVEMBER 5 - 12:00 PM
LOCATION TBD

YOUTH COUNCIL MTG.
NOVEMBER 5 - 4:30 PM
YOUTH HALL

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

SENIOR ADULT LUNCH
NOVEMBER 6 - 12:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

SR. HIGH YOUTH RETREAT TO HELEN, GA
NOV. 10 - 12

THANKSGIVING DINNER
NOVEMBER 19 - 6:00 PM
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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