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Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church
September 27, 2017

Saturday, September 30 - 9:00 AM
LOTS of helpers are needed - 
please schedule a little time for Mt. Carmel!
In the Newsletter this Week:
  • From the Desk of Reverend Michael
  • Church-Wide Workday: September 30
  • Lunch Bunch: October 1 - Kiko's
  • BBQ / Sweet Shop: October 6 & 7
  • Blessing of the Animals: October 8
  • Kid's Corner - Fall Festival: October 22
  • Charge Conference Deadline: October 8
  • Youth News
  • From the Preschool
  • UMW News
  • Women's Book Club: October 6
  • City of Norcross Shows Movie "Loving": October 9
  • Prayers / Thanksgivings
  • Ways to Make a Donation

From the Desk of Reverend Michael:

An Open Letter to the 
Brothers and Sisters of 
Mount Carmel 

I understand that appeals for financial giving are usually written in a manner that extols the virtues of giving, with a line or two of scripture to illustrate the point. 

I am writing today to tell you that I give to Mount Carmel for several reasons. I give because I want to honor God’s ministry at Mount Carmel. I give because I want Mount Carmel to thrive, not just survive because if it didn't, there are so many things about it that I would miss terribly. I would miss having that span of time on a Sunday that I can spend thinking about the Holy, singing about the Holy, and preaching about the Holy. I would miss the place where I feel accepted and loved. I would miss the community of friends and neighbors that I have begun to develop through this church. I would miss the music. I would miss the food and fellowship around the table. I would miss the outreach and ministry happening in the community through Mount Carmel.

I am sure that each of you would have your own list of things, events and people that you would miss if Mount Carmel didn't exist. I can also tell you that it would be impossible for Mount Carmel to continue to exist if a very large number of you did not give as you do. Your generosity allows Mount Carmel to exist.

Many churches are struggling because they have large facilities and fewer members. Some churches have had to cut their mission giving by as much as 90%. We have stayed true to our commitment to outreach. We should celebrate that. I want to encourage everyone to look at your giving to the church so that we can keep this amazing community of faith going … and going in the way that most fits our needs and our mission to bless our community and the world. 

You are a congregation of generous people. May you continue to give generously to the church’s ministry and mission this year and in the year to come. As you give, may you know the joy of giving and the satisfaction of knowing what an important presence this church is in the world.

Blessings to each and all, 
Rev. Michael

Church-Wide Workday: September 30
Everyone is encouraged to attend the Fall Church Workday from 9:00 AM until about noon. 

There will be jobs both inside and out, big and small, to help keep Mt. Carmel in good shape! 

For this workday they will specifically need orbital sanders (cordless if possible) and power washers. You can also bring gloves, cleaning supplies, and anything else that you think might be of use.

The Trustees appreciate your help - hope to see you there!

Lunch Bunch - Sunday, October 1
Do you have plans for lunch on Sunday?  
If not, you're invited to join the Lunch Bunch at Kiko's Tacos and More, at about 12:15.

Kiko's is just down the street (to the left from Mt. Carmel) at the corner of S. Old Peachtree Rd. and Medlock Bridge Rd.
(3435 Medlock Bridge Rd, Norcross, GA 30092)

Hope you can come!  See Wynne Buran with any questions.

BBQ / Sweet Shop 
Weekend Coming Soon!

The big weekend is October 6 & 7 and LOTS of help is needed!

Please plan to provide baked goods, or work at the Sweet Shop, or both if you can!  

And the Men will need help beginning about Wednesday of that week with the hams, Brunswick stew, tent set-up, etc.

Please consider where you can help, then check the boxes on the back of the Connect Cards in your Sunday bulletins. Thank you!

Blessing of the Animals: 
October 8 - 3:00 PM

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. 

Kid's Corner - Fall Festival!
October 22: 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Calling all Trunkers!! The leaves are beginning to drop and the smell of fall is in the air! 

And ... Fall Festival and Trunk-n-Treat are just around the corner, scheduled for Sunday October 22nd from 4 to 6 PM 

We are looking for volunteers to help with the event, and of course, Trunkers! 
This year we will have a bounce house, games, hay rides, hot dog supper, haunted house, and of course Trunk-n-Treating!
And the best trunk and costume will win awards! Gail Bolton has already planned her trunk design, so the rest of us will have to catch up quickly! 

Please let us know how you can help, and if you will be setting up a vehicle for the Trunk-n-Treat ASAP, so we can start getting a head count of trunkers. 

Please email or leave a message with Suzanne in the church office

Director of Children's Ministry

Charge Conference Deadline: October 8

Please remember that our Charge Conference is on Sunday, October 15 at 2:30 p.m. at Winter's Chapel UMC.

All reports for the Charge Conference should be in the church office by Sunday, October 8.  Thank you!

Youth News
THANK YOU to everyone for supporting
the Youth Flamingo Fundraiser!

Regular Youth Dinner and Program will begin on Sunday evening 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.

From the Preschool
A big thank you to everyone who cleaned out their closets and contributed to our consignment sale this past weekend. Our sales totaled $974., which blew us away! 

Miss Susan was our consignment expert and carefully priced every one of our 500 items. We couldn’t have done it without all of your fabulous contributions.

 A big thanks & lots of kisses from the Preschool!

Preschool Director

UMW News

Sweet Shop:  
October 6 & 7!
The fall Sweet Shop is just around the corner and lots of help is needed!

Please plan to provide baked goodies, (individually wrapped please), work at the Sweet Shop, or both if you can! Sign up space is available on Connect Cards in your Sunday bulletins, or contact the church office.  And remember to invite your friends! 

Fall Retreat
The UMW Fall Retreat is set for October 13 - 15 at Lane Shutt's 
lake house on Lake Harding, Alabama.

This year's theme is "Fruits of the Spirit."  We'll enjoy a meaningful program, great food, and lots 
of fun!  All women of the church are invited.

Cost: $40.00 
Deadline to Register: September 29.
Contact the church office to sign up!

Women's Book Club

The next meeting of the Mt. Carmel 
Women's Book Club will be on 
Friday, October 6 at 7:00 pm.  This month the group will meet with our friend Dawn at Ivy Hall Assisted Living Center.  (5690 Statebridge Rd., Alpharetta, GA  30022)

This month's book is, A Fall of Marigolds, by Susan Meissner.

See Chris Bolton or Vicki Walden for carpool information or with any questions.

The City of Norcross to host a free showing of the movie, "Loving"

This is the 2016 movie in which Mt. Carmel member, Sherry Blackwood played a major role. It will be shown on Monday, October 9th with showings at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. at the Norcross Cultural Arts and Community Center, 10 College Street in downtown Norcross, next to Lillian Webb Park. 

No reservations are needed. Just walk in a few minutes early and pick up some free popcorn, candy, and water on the way to your seat.

This is part of an ongoing series of free movies on the second and fourth Monday of each month. They are generally well known movies shown a few months or a year after they were in the theaters. 

If you missed seeing "Loving" in the theater, or would like to see it again, this is your chance!

Church Concerns and Thanksgivings

  • Julie Samples: The family of a Berkeley Lake Elementary teacher who died last week
  • Jeanne Manget's friend David: having trouble adjusting to assisted living after having a stroke
  • Karen Martin: surgery on October 10
  • Chris Bolton's niece Lynn - job search, and Chris' sister Geri with knee problems
  • Cynthia Currence: for God to look after her children and grandchildren
  • The son of a friend of the Lacy family - stroke - missed the "Golden Hour" - in rehab
  • Wynne Buran's son Erol
  • Melanie Bagwell's friends: John - stage 4 colon/liver cancer / Joe - aggressive thyroid cancer / and co-worker's niece Raven - 4 yr. old in isolation during leukemia treatment
  • Birthdays of Mark Bond & Tarin Hinson
  • For a successful church picnic last Sunday

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
Ezekiel 40:1-4
Revelation 21:1-7

Birthdays this week:

Marian Long
Eleanor Leeper
Jamey Roe
Frank Hamilton
Mary Hosack
Connie Hull
Danny Parrish
Chris Bolton
Amy Whitlow
Sherry Blackwood
Margaret Nesbit Hobbs

this week:
Lynn & Darrell Parrish

Save the Date

SEPT. 27 - 7:00 PM

SEPT. 27 - 8:30 PM

SEPTEMBER 28 - 5:30 PM

SEPTEMBER 30 - 9:00 AM

9:30 & 11:00

OCTOBER 1 - 11:00 AM

OCTOBER 1 - 5:15 PM

OCTOBER 2 - 7:00 PM

OCTOBER 6 - 7:00 PM


OCTOBER 7 - 3:00 PM

OCTOBER 13 - 15

OCTOBER 13 - 15

OCTOBER 15 - 2:30 PM


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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