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Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church
April 26, 2017
BBQ and SWEET SHOP!
Friday & Saturday - April 28 & 29
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In the Newsletter this Week:
  • BBQ & Sweet Shop: April 28 & 29!
  • From the Staff Parish Committee
  • Kid's Corner: VBS Registration
  • NCM Needs Our Help in April!
  • Girl Scout Project: Support Our Veterans
  • Youth News
  • Outreach Opportunity: Family Promise
  • Women's Book Club: May 5
  • Nursery Volunteers Needed
  • Art Date Changed to April 30
  • Preschool Summer Camp Information
  • Prayers / Thanksgivings
  • Ways to Make a Donation


It's Almost Time for the BBQ & Sweet Shop - THIS Weekend!

If you can help in either area and haven't already signed up, please contact the church office to check the schedule.

And remember to bring your friends and family to enjoy great food and support important ministries!


From the Staff Parish Committee

If you happened to be at a church function last Wednesday evening (4/19/17), hopefully you had the chance to meet Rev. Michael Martin and his wife Karen, who visited with the SPR Committee for an informal "meet and greet". 

They enjoyed meeting about 25 members of the church during their two hour visit, and are both very excited about coming to Mt. Carmel. Rev. Michael should be back a few times before his first official Sunday of June 25th and will hopefully get an opportunity to meet more members of our congregation during those visits. 

In the meantime, feel free to send Karen and him a welcome greeting via email, mail or phone: 

Email: mike815@bellsouth.net; 
Cell phone: (770) 597-7057; 
Address: 1755 Brickton Station, Buford, GA 30518


Kid's Corner

Vacation Bible School will be here soon!
June 5 – 9, 2017

Registration is now open online! Just click HERE to register your children and to volunteer. Spaces go quickly, so register soon!
See Leslie Raymer for more information


Norcross Cooperative Ministry Needs Our Help
in April!

April is Mt Carmel's food drive month for the Norcross Cooperative Ministry. As a member church, we sign up for this twice a year. 

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

NCM is also in need of canned meat and canned fruit right now, so those donations would be appreciated also.

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

This is Mt Carmel's month, so it's a really good time to show our support for NCM and the families it serves!  Thank you for your generosity!


Girl Scout Gold Award Project: Support Our Veterans

As a part of her Girl Scout Gold Award Project, Riley Stark recently gave an interesting presentation to the UMW Night Circle on ways to support our Veterans. 

These include:
  • thanking a veteran in person 
  • spreading awareness of the need 
  • supporting projects such as the Veterans’ Monument in Peachtree Corners 
  • and supporting the Donation Drive that Riley has organized – see below
Donation Drive Wish List: 
100% of donations will go straight to Veterans!

NEW clothing: women's undergarments - all sizes, sports bras - sizes 34-44, long sleeve t-shirts - men and women sizes M-4X, men's underwear - sizes M-4X

Toiletries: feminine hygiene products, deodorant, hotel-sized shampoos, conditioners and soaps

Oher: grocery store gift cards, bottled water, arts & crafts supplies (crayons, markers, colored pencils, yarn, glue, glue sticks, copy paper, construction paper)

All donations should be left in the Veteran's Donation box in the church foyer.  Riley will pick them up through the first week in May and deliver to Veterans' groups.

For more information, email Riley Stark.  To help support the Veterans' Monument in Peachtree Corners, click HERE.  You can also visit www.va.gov to learn more about Veterans' Affairs.

Thank you Riley for helping us to support our Veterans!


Youth News
(Some of the Mt. Carmel Youth at Homecoming - 2016)

Regular Sunday youth meetings begin 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.


      
Outreach Opportunity
Some problems seem so BIG that it can lead us to inaction. We may think that we can't solve the whole problem, so why bother doing anything. 

Ending homelessness...One family at a time. That is the Family Promise mission. 

You may have guessed that Family Promise doesn't help single men or women without children. They don't assist families if there is a substance abuse issue or if the family is fleeing domestic violence. They don't help families who aren't in Gwinnett County. They don't help hundreds of families every year, just dozens. 

The problem is much bigger than what they have taken on, but it is important to do a little rather than do nothing.

You might think there is nothing you can do to help, but you would be wrong. You don't need to do a lot. Just do a little. Start by committing to attending the training session on Sunday, May 7th @ 12:30pm led by Susan Kennedy, the Family Promise Training Coordinator. This is the only training session that will be held at Mt. Carmel this year. 

Lunch will be provided so we need a count for food and for training materials. RSVP to the church office or to Julie Jones. Let her know if you have a conflict for May 7th and want to be informed of other training dates at other churches.


Women's Book Club

The next meeting of the Book Club will be on Friday, May 5th in the Hope House.  The book of the month is, City of Women, by David R. Gillham.

All women are invited - light refreshments will be served.
Contact Vicki Walden or Chris Bolton for more information.


Nursery Volunteers Needed

The nursery volunteer list has two empty spaces that need to be filled.  

On the FIRST Sunday of EVEN MONTHS - a volunteer is needed in the infant nursery during the 9:30 service.

On the SECOND Sunday in MAY, JULY, SEPTEMBER & NOVEMBER, a volunteer is needed for the 3 & 4 year olds during the 11:00 service.

If you can help with either of these, please contact Leslie Raymer or the church office.  Thank you from the Children's Department!


Art Date Changed!

Everyone is invited to the Festival of Arts on 
April 30th from 7 - 8 PM at 
Cumming First United Methodist Church.
770 Canton Hwy., Cumming, GA  30040

Our own Katrina Stone will have several pieces in the show 
and this is the date of the Awards Ceremony!

Just let Katrina know that you'd like to attend and she will provide information on where to meet.

Click HERE to see the Festival information.



Preschool 
Summer Camps


The Mt. Carmel Preschool is celebrating fairytales and music with our two summer camps this year. Fairytale Camp is June 26-29 and Music Camp is July 17-20. 

Each camp will have a busy schedule that will include outside time, music and movement, stories and crafts all packed in to a 4 hour day! The children will attend from 9:00-1:00 Monday through Thursday. 

All children ages 3-6 are invited if they are potty trained. The children will also need to bring a lunch each day. The camps fill up quickly so be sure and get your registration in before we reach our maximum number of campers. 

The cost will be $100 for the week which will include a non-refundable deposit of $50* due at the time of registration. The final payment of $50 is due on or before the first day of camp. 

Even if you don’t attend Mount Carmel during the school year you are welcome to attend, so tell your friends!

Click HERE for registration forms, or contact Preschool Director Cindy Bill for more information.


Prayers and Concerns

Please join with others in our church family in praying our concerns and thanksgivings this week:

Prayers and Concerns
  • Carol Bryant: recovery from knee surgery this week
  • Dawn Seigler: recovering surgery on broken leg
  • Judy Bagwell: upcoming knee surgery
  • Berkeley Lake resident, Jack - confusion, memory loss, to adjust well to rehab center
  • Stark family: driving to GA for Ryan's Eagle Court of Honor on Saturday
  • Kevin Hinson's mother
  • Ignatius family: Lorrie's mom Jeanne - serious GI problems; Pekka's father Yrjo - heart attack -- both hospitalized
  • Minnie & Cecil Thomas: Minnie healing from a fall
  • Cheryl Martin's friend Frank: stroke
  • Cheri Proels: in-laws stressed with moving and also have health issues
  • Christians in dangerious places trying to obey their beliefs
Thanksgivings
  • Wynne Buran's sister Leslie visiting
  • Lane Shutt drove herself to church this week - recovering from knee replacement


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
1 Corinthians 15:12-58


Birthdays this week:

Gracie Downs
Julie Ragon Downs
Zach Zwicky
Kelly Klaren
Mandi Piepmeier
Heather Medlock
Jo Minor
Jim Mitcham
Joan Garner
Sam Tapley

Anniversaries 
this week:
Hal & Margaret Crawford


Save the Date

CHANCEL CHOIR PRACTICE
APRIL 26 - 7:00 PM
CHOIR ROOM

9:30 MUSICIANS PRACTICE
APRIL 26 - 8:30 PM
SANCTUARY

HOMEWORK CLUB
APRIL 27 - 3:30 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

SPRING BBQ & SWEET SHOP
APRIL 28 & 29

SUNDAY WORSHIP
APRIL 30 - 9:30 & 11:00
SANCTUARY

YOUTH DINNER / PROGRAM
APRIL 30 - 5:15 - 7:30 PM
YOUTH HALL / ROOMS

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

WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB
MAY 5 - 7:00 PM
HOPE HOUSE

MISSION FAIR SUNDAY
MAY 7
FELLOWSHIP HALL

FAMILY PROMISE TRAINING
MAY 7 - 12:30 PM 
ROOM 112/114

YOUTH MISSION TRIP PARENT MEETING
MAY 7 - 4:15 PM
YOUTH HALL

YOUTH DINNER / PROGRAM
MAY 7 - 5:15 PM
YOUTH HALL / ROOMS

MID-HIGH YOUTH LOCK-IN
MAY 12 - 8:00 PM UNTIL
MAY 13 - 9:00 AM
DOWNSTAIRS

MOTHER'S DAY
MAY 14
(NO YOUTH PROGRAM)

PRESCHOOL END-OF-YEAR PARTY
MAY 16

PRESCHOOL GRADUATION
MAY 17 - 7:00 PM
SANCTUARY/FELLOWSHIP HALL

MEN'S MINISTRY DINNER OUT
MAY 18 - 7:00 PM

YOUTH CELEBRATION
MAY 21 - 6:00 PM


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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