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Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church
August 30, 2017
Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey thru UMCOR:
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In the Newsletter this Week:
  • Lunch Bunch: September 3 - Thai Star
  • Church Office Hours 
  • Monday Night Study
  • Directory Update in September
  • Flamingos Coming Soon!
  • Youth News
  • 9:30 Usher Needed ASAP!
  • UMW News
  • Women's Book Club
  • NGFCC presents Parenting Class
  • Sympathy / Thank You
  • Prayers / Thanksgivings
  • Ways to Make a Donation


Do You Have Lunch Plans on Sunday?
If not, then plan to join the Lunch Bunch at about 12:15!  This Sunday we'll meet at the Thai Star Restaurant at the corner of Medlock Bridge Rd. and Peachtree Industrial Blvd.  (Left from church / cross over Peachtree Ind. / Thai Star is immediately on right)

Everyone is invited!  See Wynne Buran with any questions.


From the Church Office 

Due to Labor Day and Suzanne's vacation, office hours will be a little different this week.  Please plan any church business accordingly.  And thanks to our great volunteers!

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Friday: CLOSED


Monday Night Study
Out to Dinner! 

Everyone is welcome to join the Monday Night Study Group for dinner out on Monday, September 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Location to be announced via email, or contact Wynne Buran for more details.

We'll enjoy dinner together and also brainstorm some Bible study ideas for the coming weeks.  Come and eat with us - we so love the company!


It's Time to Update our Directory!

LifeTouch Photography will be back 
at Mt. Carmel for 2 days in September! 

Schedule Your Photography Session!
  • If you didn’t have a chance to have your photos made last year….  
  • If you are NEW to Mt. Carmel…. 
  • If you simply want new pictures…. 
Now is your chance! 
Sunday, Sept 17 - 2 until 9 pm
Monday, Sept 18 -  2 until 9 pm
in the Fellowship Hall

Sign up ONLINE HERE, or
contact the church office (770) 449-4498
or Katrina Stone for more information.


9:30 Usher Needed ASAP!

We are so sad to see Ted & Lisa Klaren move away, and while we'll miss them for MANY reasons, in particular the 9:30 service will miss Ted as an usher!

We appreciate Ted's years of service as co-usher with Johnny Carroll!

This is not a difficult job, it just requires the dedication of someone to be at the 9:30 service a few minutes early, MOST Sundays.  Main tasks include helping distribute bulletins, guiding visitors, collecting the offering, taking a head count, and ushering during communion.  A complete job description is available in the church office.

Johnny Carroll will be there too, and is happy to give guidance to a new volunteer!

Please contact the church office or Johnny Carroll if you can help with this need.


Flamingos Coming Soon!

The Mt. Carmel Youth Flamingo Fundraiser to benefit the 2018 Summer Mission Trip is underway! 

Flocks of Flamingos will begin appearing on the lawns of members and friends of Mt. Carmel the week of Sept. 17. 

If you DO NOT want the Flamingos to visit you, please stop by the insurance table on Sundays, located outside the sanctuary door, to purchase your insurance in the amount of $15. 
Insurance policies will be sold on Sept. 3 and 10. 

If you would like for the flamingos to come for a visit, please check the box on the back of the Connect Card in the bulletin or you can stop by the Flamingo Table and sign our Nesting Site sheet. 

When the flamingos arrive at your house, please follow the directions that are in the bag on a flamingo. Please do not bring the flamingos back to the church - they will be removed within 24 hours. 

The flamingos visit your home in acts of kindness and love from the youth. Thanks for your support!!


Youth News

There will be NO Youth Program this Sunday due to the Labor Day Holiday. Everybody have a fun and safe weekend!

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.


UMW News

UMW Day Circle: September 19
The Day Circle had a good summer off, but is ready to start up again for the fall.  All women are invited to attend a planning meeting on Tuesday, September 19th at 10:30 AM in the Hope House.

Please see Margaret Crawford or Annette Rogers with any questions, or contact the church office.

Sweet Shop:  
Save the Date for 
October 6 & 7!
Sign-up for baked goods and working at the Sweet Shop will begin soon! 

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, September 8th at 7:00 pm at Susan Posey's home.

This month's book is, A Piece of the World, by Christina Baker Kline.

See Chris Bolton or Vicki Walden with any questions.


North Georgia Family 
Counseling Center Presents:
Parenting the Love and Logic Way

A  six session parenting program designed by the Love and Logic Institute with Rev. Lynne Smith, Independent Facilitator

This parenting program is designed to give you
practical skills that can be used immediately!

Tuesdays - Sept. 19th, 26th; Oct. 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Place: Mt. Carmel UMC - Sr. High Youth Room
(downstairs off of the lower fellowship hall)

Cost: $100 per person or $160 per couple (includes workbook)

Register at:  ngfcc.org (Education Menu) or call (678) 242-9355.
Registration deadline: September 11th.
Childcare available by request.


Sympathy / Thank You

Condolences go to Loyd & Marilyn McGee and their son Dale, on the recent death of Dale's wife Dana. 

The family also would like to thank everyone for their prayers and concern during Dana's illness.


Concerns and Thanksgivings

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

Concerns

  • The McGee family – recent death of their daughter-in-law Dana, and for their son, Dale 
  • All those impacted by Hurricane Harvey
  • Lisa Long - back issues
  • Chris Bolton's sisters - knee & hip problems
  • Chris Bolton's friend Mary - complications from Alzheimer's
  • Julie Samples - for peace, cancer research & cures
  • Easley family - cousin Helen with cancer & Dot - storm damage
  • Ann Blue - son Josiah - separation anxiety
  • Katrina Stone - hospitals merging - prayers for all involved
  • Lamar Andrews - not feeling well
  • Penny Millar - death of her aunt / her cat's health
  • Susan Posey's aunt Nancy - broken leg & hip
  • Erin Carroll - cousin's unborn baby being tested for genetic problem
  • Bagwell's friends Reggie - on dialysis, and Patsy - chemo for breast cancer

Thanksgivings
  • Uva Gopi Srinivas - answer to prayer - she has a new job!  Moving to N.C.
  • Thad & Emily Thompson's 2nd wedding anniversary
  • Joanne Ragon's birthday
  • France Sigmon - for children & grandchildren
  • McGees - for all prayers & concern during Dana's illness
  • Amanda Bagwell graduated from Paul Mitchell The School Esani


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
Selections from Gen. 1 & 3
John 1:1-6, 14


Birthdays this week:

Jackson Smith
Connie Bagwell
Leslie Smith
Nicholas Follmer

Anniversaries 
this week:
Tom & Barbara Cooper
Ernie & Christy Richmond
Mark Jr. & Amanda Bagwell


Save the Date

CHANCEL CHOIR PRACTICE
AUGUST 30 - 7:00 PM
CHOIR ROOM

9:30 MUSICIANS PRACTICE
AUGUST 30 - 8:30 PM
SANCTUARY 

WORSHIP / HOLY COMMUNION
SEPTEMBER 3
9:30 & 11:00
SANCTUARY

FLAMINGO INSURANCE SALES - SEPTEMBER 3
9:30 & 11:00
FOYER

NO YOUTH PROGRAM
SEPTEMBER 3

LABOR DAY
SEPTEMBER 4 - CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED

MONDAY NIGHT STUDY
SEPTEMBER 4
OUT TO DINNER - 7:00

ABBREVIATED OFFICE HOURS
SEPTEMBER 5 - 7
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB
SEPTEMBER 8 - 7:00 PM
SUSAN POSEY'S HOME

STEWARDSHIP MTG.
SEPTEMBER 9 - 2:00 PM
HOME OF CYNTHIA CURRENCE

WORSHIP SERVICES
SEPTEMBER 10
9:30 & 11:00
SANCTUARY

YOUTH TO CORN MAZE
SEPTEMBER 10

DIRECTORY PHOTOS TAKEN
SUNDAY & MONDAY,
SEPTEMBER 17 & 18
2:00 - 9:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

CHURCH PICNIC AT BERKELEY LAKE
SEPTEMBER 24 - 4:00 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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