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Mt Carmel United Methodist Church
November 12, 2014




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Oops!  I Never Thought of That.

This Sunday after worship, I was surprised to see a chalk labyrinth in the back parking lot.

It made perfect sense to me that a Sunday School class would walk a labyrinth on the week when we read “do justice, love mercy, walk humbly with God”. I was particularly impressed that the teachers had included prayers related to “do justice” and “love mercy”, such as for Norcross Cooperative Ministry and a family in need.

Oops! Turns out I was wrong. These were not the teacher’s prayers.

During the children’s worship at the 11:00 service, the older children drew the labyrinth. After walking it, the teachers asked them to write the prayers they had prayed.

These were the children’s prayers. Aren’t you proud of our children and thankful for the teachers and parents who have taught them to pray for others?

Something else that I never thought of…Undies Sunday. Usually when I think of items to share through Norcross Coop, I think of food. Sometimes I think of clothes (such as when cleaning out my closet). Oops! It never occurred to me to bring underwear.

And another thing I never thought of...we blessed the animals last month. Why don't we bless all the undies this Sunday!

I remember Matt and Mark as young boys joyfully running around the house in superhero briefs, pretending to be Batman or a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.

I wonder what superheroes are in the Hanes 6-pack nowadays?

I’ll see you this Sunday, 

Pastor Cyndi McDonald
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In the Newsletter this Week:
  • From the Pastor
  • Bulletin Covers
  • Don't Forget ...
  • Youth Sell Pies and Flowers
  • Church Workday: November 15
  • Outreach Opportunities: Undies Sunday - Nov. 16
  • Church Conference: November 23
  • Church-wide Thanksgiving Dinner: November 23
  • 2014 Angel Tree: Nov. 23 - Dec. 10
  • Children's Ministry
  • Poinsettias Coming Up!
  • Women's Book Club: December 5
  • Preservation of Items at Simpsonwood
  • Prayers / Thanksgivings


Sunday's Bulletin Cover















Thank you to Brennan Alesi for providing last Sunday's bulletin cover from Micah 5:2-4; 6:6-8.


Don't Forget!

Don't forget about these articles from previous newsletters. Full information about each can be found on the church website or contact the church office with any questions.


Order Your Dessert and Arrangement for Thanksgiving!

Back this year by popular demand, the Youth Group will be taking orders for Homemade Apple, Pecan and Pumpkin Pies, as well as our traditional Pumpkin Flower Arrangements. 

The pies will be $12.00 and be available for pick up on Sunday, November 23.

The Pumpkin Arrangements will be $25.00 and be available for pick up on Wednesday, Nov. 26 at 12:00 pm. 

You may place your order by completing the form found in the Sunday bulletin and dropping it into the offering plate, or contacting the church office. 

Thank you for supporting the youth Summer Mission Trip!


Church-Wide Workday: November 15

Mark your calendars now to attend the Church-Wide Workday to get Mt. Carmel looking its best for the holidays!

Everyone will meet in the Fellowship Hall at 9:00.  There are tasks for everyone, so please plan to help.


Outreach Opportunities:

"Undies Sunday" for NCM: November 16


Norcross Cooperative Ministry helps people develop a good foundation for their lives, but sometimes a foundation of another kind is needed also.  

Please bring new Fruit of the Loom, Jockey, or whatever your favorite kind of underwear is to help NCM's clients not only look good on the outside, but FEEL good underneath too! 

Remember November 16 and bring tons of undies for all ages.


Church Conference: Nov. 23 at 12:15 p.m.

We will meet in the sanctuary immediately following the 11:00 service to hear a review of the past year at Mt. Carmel and plans for 2015.  Please plan to attend!


Church-Wide Thanksgiving Dinner!  

November 23 at 6 PM

Bring a side dish or dessert to share and enjoy a Thanksgiving Dinner with your church family!

Thanks to the Mt. Carmel Men's Club for providing the turkey, ham, dressing, potatoes, green beans, rolls and cranberry sauce!


The Angel Tree is Coming Soon!

The Angel Tree will be up in time for the Thanksgiving Dinner on November 23rd, so remember to stop by in the foyer and take an angel or two. 

Just sign the list provided with the number on your angel, do your shopping, and return your gifts (unwrapped) to the church by December 10th to help local children and their families have a merry Christmas!


Children's Ministry

Sunday School:
We continue our study of the prophets this week with Isaiah and King Hezekiah and Isaiah’s prophecies of God’s promise of the world to come. Hezekiah and Isaiah trusted that God would bring goodness and peace into the world. 

Check out the Family Pages on our website for Family Devotions you can do together. 

Pageant Practice
Sunday, Nov. 16 at 4:30 for K- 5th grade. 


Children's Pageant: 
Sunday, December 7 at 6:00 p.m.

Dear Mt. Carmel, 

You are invited to a time of Music, Drama, Laughter and Light as the children celebrate the True Light of Christmas, Jesus, the Prince of Peace!  Please come to ...











Marian Long, Director of Children's Ministries


Watch for Poinsettia Order Forms!

Hard as it is to believe, it will be time to order Christmas poinsettias for the sanctuary soon!

Watch for order forms in Sunday bulletins beginning November 23rd!


Preservation of Items at Simpsonwood

The Conference Board of Trustees and Simpsonwood Board of Directors have named a four-person committee of Lowell Kirkman, JM Rawlinson, Sid Linton and John Lawrence to plan for the preservation of valuable and meaningful artifacts on the Simpsonwood property. This committee will soon begin taking an inventory of items on the property.

If there is an item or artifact that was given in honor of you or a loved one, or in memory of a loved one, and you would like to provide input on how the item is preserved, please write a letter to the committee including your name and contact information, a detailed description of the item, its connection to you, and your suggestion. 

Mail letters to:

Preservation Committee c/o Conference Treasurer's Office
4511 Jones Bridge Cir. 
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092 

Email letters to:

or Keith Cox at kcox@ngumc.org 

with "Simpsonwood Artifacts" in the subject line.


Mt. Carmel Women's Book Club


The next meeting of the Book Club will be on Friday, December 5th in the Hope House.  

This month's book is The Christmas Pearl, by Dorothea Benton Frank.

Please contact Vicki Walden or Chris Bolton with any questions.


Prayers and Thanksgivings

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

Concerns
  • Lucile Jones: hospitalized with pneumonia 
  • Jerri Phillips - homebound / in pain
  • Steve Pearson's sister - difficult divorce
  • Linda Anglin: recovering from surgery
  • Katrina Stone's son Ben - moving to Seattle
  • Tarin Hinson / family - patience and wisdom to make the right treatment decision
  • Downey's brother-in-law: radiation treatment / healing
  • Gunther Trentini's sister: out of hospital but needs to heal after complicated foot surgery
  • Friend of Barbara Cooper's sister: Christopher - in serious car accident - head injuries.  Also for his wife who recently lost her father.
  • Craig & Jan German's friend Rich: daily chemo treatments for leukemia
Thanksgivings
  • Jeannie Klinetob's dad turns 85 yrs. old
  • Kelly Hinson's dad also aging but getting his pilot's license!
  • Megan Foster and Joshua Marson married Nov. 2
  • Kathy Atkins: great music at 9:30 service
  • Beaver Moon hike on Saturday
  • Steve Pearson: grateful to be living here near his sister and her children
Every week:
  • Prayers
  • Worship this week
  • Birthdays and Anniversaries
  • Save the Date
  • Counseling Center
  • Norcross Cooperative


Sunday's Lesson
This week in worship the lesson will be:

Isaiah 36:1-3, 13-20, 37:1-7, then 2:1-4


Birthdays this week:

Bob Fugate
Jeffrey Bolton
Jan Dodd
Peter Campbell
Lamar Andrews
Ellie Grogin
Ted Klaren
Byron Follmer

Anniversaries this week:
Bobby & Cathy Smith


Save the Date

WEDNESDAY NIGHT STUDY
NOVEMBER 12 - 7:00 PM
ROOM 112/114

ADULT CHOIR PRACTICE
NOVEMBER 12 - 7:00 PM
CHOIR ROOM

9:30 MUSICIANS PRACTICE
NOVEMBER 12 - 8:30 PM
SANCTUARY

CHURCH-WIDE WORKDAY
NOVEMBER 15 - 9:00 AM

"UNDIES SUNDAY"
FOR NCM
NOVEMBER 16

TRUSTEES MEETING
NOVEMBER 16 - 12:15 PM
HOPE HOUSE LIBRARY

CHILDREN'S PAGEANT PRACTICE
NOVEMBER 16 - 4:30 PM
SANCTUARY

YOUTH DINNER / MEETING
NOVEMBER 16 - 5:15 PM
YOUTH HALL / ROOMS

YOUTH WORSHIP
NOVEMBER 16 - 7:00 PM
SANCTUARY

UMW NIGHT CIRCLE
NOVEMBER 17 - 6:30 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

MONDAY NIGHT STUDY
NOVEMBER 17 - 7:00 PM
HOPE HOUSE

UMW DAY CIRCLE
NOVEMBER 18 - 10:30 AM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

BROWN BAG STUDY
NOVEMBER 18 - 11:30 AM
HOPE HOUSE

PRESCHOOL FRIENDSHIP SOUP LUNCH
NOVEMBER 20 - 12:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

CHURCH CONFERENCE
NOVEMBER 23 - 12:15 PM
SANCTUARY

YOUTH PIE PICK-UP
NOVEMBER 23

CHURCH THANKSGIVING DINNER
NOVEMBER 23 - 6:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

TRANSFORMERS' SILENT AUCTION 
NOVEMBER 23
FELLOWSHIP HALL

ANGEL TREE UP
NOVEMBER 23
FOYER

THANKSGIVING FLOWER PICK-UP
NOVEMBER 26 - 12:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
OFFICE CLOSED
NOVEMBER 27 & 28

1ST SUNDAY IN ADVENT
NOVEMBER 30


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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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