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Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church
October 28, 2015


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In the Newsletter this Week:
  • From the Pastor
  • Stewardship Video: It's a Wonderful Church!
  • Fall Festival & Trunk or Treat: Oct. 28
  • All Saints Sunday: November 1
  • Daylight Saving Times Ends - November 1
  • Children's Ministry
  • Coffeehouse: November 6
  • Veteran's Day Flowers: November 8
  • Women's Book Club: November 13
  • Silent Auction: November 22
  • Prayers / Thanksgivings
  • Ways to Make a Donation


Good Times!

Have you heard this saying? Most events in life can be categorized in one of two ways: a good time or a good story. 

I’m ready for a good time this afternoon. I’ve decorated my car for trunk or treat. I’ve put together a costume of sorts, and bought treats to pass out.

I’m ready for a good time. If the sun is shining, I’ll watch the kids jump in the bounce house. 

If it’s raining, I’ll join them inside for games and maybe even go through the spook house. There will be hotdogs in the fellowship hall instead of the lawn. 

Rain or shine, I hope you will stop by this afternoon and evening for the Fall Festival. 

If it’s dry, I know we’ll have a good time. If it’s raining… we’ll have a good time AND we might just get the opportunity to tell stories in the years to come about going trunk or treat in the rain. 

Are you in? Rain or shine, a good time will be had by all. And maybe a few good stories, too.

I’ll see you this Sunday,
Pastor Cyndi


It's A Wonderful Church!











Poor Bob. He wonders whether the church makes a difference. 

But never worry! Clarence the angel has a word of hope -- and a vision of what the world would be like without Mount Carmel. Part 1 of a miniseries.

You can watch the first act HERE, then look forward to the next installment in church on Sunday!


Fall Festival & Trunk or Treat!  Oct. 28

The Fall Festival will begin at 4:30 TODAY!  RAIN or SHINE! 

From 5:30 - 6:30, there will also be free hotdogs, then "Trunk or Treat-ing" in the parking lot will begin at 6:30!


All Saints Sunday
November 1, 2015 

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. 

So far, the names to be included are:
Kasen Barnes
Sylvia Brigman
Beth Brock
Bill Bryant
Betty Carroll
Sally Green
Rufus Hughes
Kim Hyde
Lucile Jones
Elizabeth Madrid
Charlene Pepple
Alvin Herbert Richmond
George Roe
Faith Taylor

If you have others to add, please email the church office, or call, 770-449-4498,  TODAY!


Daylight Saving Time Ends this Weekend!


Remember to set your clocks BACK one hour on Saturday night!  

See you at church on Sunday!


Veteran's Day Flowers: November 8

On November 8, Mt. Carmel plans to honor the VETERANS in our congregation and families.

During worship that Sunday, names of veterans (living or dead) will be listed in the bulletin and they or their families will be invited to take a flower from the loose arrangement on the altar that day.

If you are a veteran or know of one who should be honored, please note it on the back of the Connect Card in your Sunday bulletin, or notify the church office by Wednesday, Nov. 4.


Children's Ministry

Sunday School
Our lesson this week is 2 Samuel 5:1-5 and 6:1-5. 

God chooses David to unite the people of Israel. David was chosen to be a servant king, to shepherd God’s people. We will see that when the Ark of the Covenant comes back to Jerusalem, David worships God with his whole self, dancing before the nations of Israel. 

Christmas Pageant Practice:
Sundays in November at 4:00 in the Sanctuary 
Play practice for everyone except our nativity scene children will be at 4:00. Don’t forget to bring your script. 

We will also be practicing the music for our Christmas Pageant during and after Sunday School. 

Director of Children's Ministry


Catacombs Coffeehouse 
Opens Its Doors Again!
 










November 6, 2015 (Friday Night)
Doors Open at 7:00 p.m., Music from 7:30 - 9:00

Please come enjoy Great Music, Homemade Desserts & 
a Wonderful Night out with Friends.

Location: Lower Fellowship Hall

Also: Donations of Baked Goods are needed, so if you can bring something, please check the box on the back of the Connect Cards in your Sunday bulletins.


Mt. Carmel Women's Book Club

All women are invited to join the Mt. Carmel Women's Book Club that meets monthly. This month's book is The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion, by 

Fannie Flagg. 

The next Book Club meeting will be on Friday, November 13th in the Fellowship Hall. Light refreshments will be served. 

You may contact the church officeChris Bolton, or Vicki 
Walden for more information or directions.


The Transformer's Sunday School Class - Silent Auction Nov. 22

Remember to keep saving those items for the Transformer's Silent Auction on November 22nd!


The auction will benefit World Vision and Family Promise of Gwinnett (a world outreach and a local charity.) The funds will be divided 50/50 for each of these worthwhile causes. 

For more information on World Vision or Family Promise, please visit their websites, see previous newsletters, or contact the church office. 

THANK YOU for helping us help others and remember to come and shop!


Thank you to the Youth!

Thank you to the Youth who set up the flamingos at my house!

I had a lot of fun with my neighbors who wanted to know all about the cute pink birds!  That gave me an opportunity to tell them about our Youth Mission Trip.

While the flamingos were here, I really enjoyed seeing them whenever I looked out my window. Thanks again for the unexpected pleasure!

Mrs. Ann Rikard


Prayers and Concerns

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

Prayers
  • Gail Bolton's sister, Connie Hull & her family: Connie in serious car accident Monday - will have long recovery
  • Mark Bagwell, Jr. - shoulder surgery on October 26
  • Susan Posey: throat infection
  • Family of Lucile Jones
  • Merriman's nephew, Brad
  • The Jensen's friend with cancer
  • Janis Hoge's friend from GACS, Lisa: cancer
  • Janis Hoge's friends Mary & Jeri: alcoholism
  • Christine Werdebaugh's nephew James
  • Peace for those undergoing cancer treatment
  • Successful cures for cancer
  • For those struggling financially
Thanksgivings
  • Guest speaker on UMW Sunday, Beth Ellison
  • Youth preparing a delicious lunch after church
  • Great Stewardship video: It's a Wonderful Church!


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 Lesson
2 Samuel 6:12-22


Birthdays this week:

Elaine Weaver
Nanci Hicks
Cecelia Davis
Linnea Porter
Marcus Hoge
Linda Anglin
Lydia Thompson
Marie Peek

No Anniversaries this week.


Save the Date

FALL FESTIVAL / HOTDOGS / TRUNK OR TREAT!
OCT. 28 - 4:30 PM


ADULT CHOIR PRACTICE
OCT. 28 - 7:00 PM
CHOIR ROOM

9:30 MUSICIANS PRACTICE 
OCT. 28 - 8:30 PM
SANCTUARY

ALL SAINTS NAMES DUE
OCTOBER 28

PRESCHOOL PARTIES
OCTOBER 29 & 30 - 12:00 PM
CLASSROOMS

HOMEWORK CLUB 
OCTOBER 29 - 3:30 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

ALL SAINTS SUNDAY
NOVEMBER 1

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS
NOVEMBER 1

WORSHIP COMM. MTG.
NOV. 1 - 3:00 PM
ROOM 112/114

CHILDREN'S PAGEANT REHEARSAL
NOV. 1 - 4:00 PM
SANCTUARY

COUNCIL ON MINISTRIES MTG.
NOVEMBER 1 - 4:30 PM
ROOM 112/114

YOUTH DINNER / PROGRAM
NOV. 1 - 5:15 - 7:30 PM
YOUTH HALL / ROOMS

SUNDAY STUDY
NOV. 1 - 6:00 PM
COUNSELING CENTER

MONDAY STUDY
NOV. 2 - 7:00 PM
HOPE HOUSE

BROWN BAG STUDY 
NOV. 3 - 11:30 AM
HOPE HOUSE

SPR COMMITTEE MTG.
NOV. 5 - 6:00 PM
HOPE HOUSE

CATACOMBS COFFEEHOUSE
NOVEMBER 6 - 7:00 PM
LOWER FELLOWSHIP HALL

SPECIAL FLOWERS FOR VETERAN'S DAY
NOVEMBER 8

WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB
NOVEMBER 13 - 7:00 PM
HISTORY ROOM

DISTRICT TRAINING EVENT
NOVEMBER 15 - 2:30 PM
CREEKSIDE UMC

MEN'S MINISTRY MTG.
NOVEMBER 19 - 7:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER
NOVEMBER 22 - ALL DAY
FELLOWSHIP HALL

CHURCH THANKSGIVING DINNER
NOVEMBER 22 - 6:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS / CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED
NOVEMBER 26 & 27

1ST SUNDAY IN ADVENT
NOVEMBER 29



Family Wellness
through Counseling, Education and Research


Mt. Carmel proudly supports the North Georgia Family Counseling Center.

678-242-9355
ngfccumc@gmail.com
www.ngfccumc.org


As one of the founding churches of NCM, we encourage your support assisting those in need in our area.

Help with the most urgent needs.


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