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Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church
October 19, 2016














Fall Festival!  Wednesday, Oct. 26
4:30 - games, moonwalk & 
a spooky house
5:30 - hotdog dinner
6:30 - Trunk or Treating!
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In the Newsletter this Week:
  • Why I Tithe: by Vicki Walden
  • Let's Keep Mt. Carmel Safe!
  • Monday Study "Movie Night" - October 24
  • Youth Newsletter
  • Kid's Corner: Trunks Needed!
  • Women's Book Club: November 4
  • All Saints Sunday: November 6
  • Chrismon Party: November 6
  • UMW Collecting Items for Personal Care Kits
  • Outreach Opportunity: Family Promise of Gwinnett
  • Prayers / Thanksgivings
  • Ways to Make a Donation


Why I Tithe - by Vicki Walden

Let me first state most emphatically that I feel that the decision to tithe should be personal – as the matter of your giving is between you and God. I believe that the important thing is that we see giving as a privilege and not a burden. It should not be out of a sense of duty, but rather out of love for the Lord and a desire to see His kingdom advanced. 

So - Why do I tithe?
• Because I love God and Jesus - and personally believe in the Old Testament principle of tithing simply because it means putting God first. 

• I love Mt. Carmel – this church. I attended many years ago and came back in 2008. As I have become more active through the years and better understand the financial picture of the church, its needs, programs, services, I want to do my part to support all aspects of the church. 

• I love this community and have lived here for 33 years. Mt Carmel is vital to this community and the life of the church blends into the life of the community. I love talking walks down Lou Ivy road and running into Dorothy Edwards, Kelly Hinson, Vickie Tucker and David Jones – just to name a few. My heart is lifted when I see a church friend! 

• I love our pastor and staff, and as SPR Chair, understand maybe more than most the importance of these positions to our church and the love and commitment each provide to Mt. Carmel. Each salary comes from the generous giving of our members, constituents and friends. 

Now that, after 40 years, I have officially retired from a full-time management position, my family income will be dropping significantly. I regret that my tithe will also drop proportionately, but know in my heart that God understands and will provide accordingly for the church and for me. I guess you can just call it faith. He has always provided, even in those years I did not give or tithe. Maybe it is also just getting older, realizing that a new car, a new kitchen, hardwood floors or fancy vacations are not as important as I once thought they were. 

Lastly, let me add that I have personally found that when I tithe, something mystical happens to the 90% that is left for me. It stretches farther; it seems to cover my needs even more so that before I tithed. God does work in mysterious ways, and I think this is one of them.

Vicki Walden


Keeping Mt. Carmel Safe

We need your help to keep Mt Carmel safe! 

We have had several instances where doors have been left unlocked at Mt Carmel. This creates an opportunity for those with less than good intentions and potential danger for our members entering an unsecured church. 

If you have a meeting at the church or Hope House, please ensure that the doors are locked and the lights are turned off before you leave. If you are responsible for any group that meets at our church, please communicate these concerns to your group.

 We greatly appreciate everyone’s help in keeping us all safe and secure at Mt Carmel. 

Mt Carmel Trustees


Monday Study "Movie Night" - October 24

Next Monday night at 7:00 p.m. in the Hope House, you're invited to watch The Princess Bride! (A rollicking good flick; lots of fun!) with the Monday Study group. 

We'll haul in the comfy chairs and sofas.  Popcorn will be "on the house."  Just bring a soda, sit back, and enjoy the show!  Afterwards we'll have our own movie review, Mt. Carmel style!

Be there or be square!


Youth News 
Halloween Party:
Start planning your costume for the Youth Halloween Party!  Sunday, October 30 - 5:15 at the Proels' home.

Regular Youth meetings begin on Sunday afternoons with dinner at 5:30, followed by games, programs and worship, ending at 7:30.

For the complete calendar of Youth events, click HERE to view the Youth Newsletter.  


Kid's Corner: Calling All Trunkers!! 


October 26:  
4:30 to 7:30 pm



October 26: 
6:30 - 7:15 pm
Our annual Trunk 'n Treat 
event is just around the corner on October 26 also! 

It’s time to design your Trunk if you want to win the coveted ‘Best Trunk’ for 2016!! 

Let your imaginations loose, as the competition heats up for this fun Mt. Carmel outreach event. This year, we will also be awarding prizes for Best Adult and Children's costumes as well.

Please take a moment on Sunday to sign-up yourselves (and of course your trunks) on our Connect Cards in Sunday bulletins to help with set up, kids games, Trunk 'n Treat, and clean up.

Please contact Leslie Raymer with questions and suggestions.(lraymer.mtcarmel@gmail.com)

Children's Director
404-664-2574


Mt. Carmel Women's Book Club

All women are invited to attend the next meeting on Friday, November 4th in the Hope House.

The book for November is Rebecca, by Daphne Du Maurier.

For more information, contact Chris Bolton or Vicki Walden.


All Saints Sunday: November 6

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. 

Please use the space provided on the back of the Connect Card in your Sunday bulletins to submit names, or get them to the church office (770-449-4498 or office@mtcarmel-umc.org) BY WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2.


Chrismon Party: November 6

Everyone is invited to join the United Methodist Women in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday, November 6th right after the 11:00 service to help make new Chrismon ornaments for the sanctuary Christmas tree. 

Supplies will be furnished, but extra HOT GLUE GUNS would be appreciated. If you have extra decorations such as gold beads, pearls, or any other gold or white decorations, please bring those too. 

This is a great family activity and we hope that children will help decorate a Chrismon with a parent.

(A soup & cornbread lunch will be provided by the UMW. Please RSVP to the church office so that enough food will be planned.)


United Methodist Women Collecting Items
for Youth Personal Care Kits

At the November meeting of the UMW Night Circle, the group will put together Personal Care Kits for the Homeless Youth helped by the Covenant House in Atlanta.

The United Methodist Men have made a donation to cover some of the cost, but the more donations we have, the more kits can be delivered to Covenant House.

If you would like to contribute some of the items needed, please see the list below.  Items may be dropped off in the church office BY NOVEMBER 14.

toothpaste (regular sized tubes)
lip balm
deodorant (men's & women's)
socks (men's & women's)


Outreach Opportunity

Are you looking for a meaningful way to give of your time and talents? Family Promise of Gwinnett has several current needs. 

• Volunteers are needed at the Day Center on 5th Sundays from 1-5pm. 

• Paper Towels and Laundry Detergent are needed at the Day Center. 

• Christmas Gifts: Gift cards to Wal-Mart ($25), Kroger/Publix ($25), or gas cards ($10 increments to Race Trac or QT) Deadline is Dec 9th. 

• When families complete the program, they are presented with some new items based on their specific needs but they are currently out of most items. Review the list of "Graduate Gifts" and consider donating as an individual or small group project.

For more information, contact Julie Jones.


Peace of Mind Seminar - Crowell Brothers Funeral Home
Tuesday, October 25 - 11:00 AM

Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes and Crematory and Peachtree Memorial Park Cemetery will host this free seminar.

How planning for your final wishes can shield your family from unnecessary emotional and financial burdens. (No obligation to those attending.)  (Lunch will be provided.)

5051 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.
Peachtree Corners, GA  30092

RSVP to 770-448-3072 or kalfonzo@crowellbrothers.com


Prayers and Concerns

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

Prayers and Concerns
  • Babara Cooper: continuing chemo treatments
  • Cindy Bill: recovering from surgery
  • Donna Riviere: decisions about possible stem cell procedure
  • Craig German: 22 yr. old having her 23rd eye surgery
  • Hurricane victims
  • America to return to God with repentance
  • Cynthia Currence's daughters: death of grandparent - for safe travels to attend services
  • Ellen Berlage: eye surgery on 10/29 & 10/26
  • Tim Foster & family: death of Tim's aunt Henny
Thanksgivings
  • Tom Cooper: thanks from he and Barbara for prayers, cards, calls and food
  • Cheryl Martin's friend: driving in mountains during hurricane Matthew - a tree limb came through the windshield but was stopped by a book in her lap
  • William & Gail Bolton's 39th wedding anniversary
  • Gene & Karen Week's visiting 


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
2 Samuel 7:1-17


Birthdays this week:

Bob Jones
Atticus Hicks
Chris Bryant
Jerri Phillips
Eliah Nichelson
June Brigman
Bryant Riviere

Anniversaries 
this week:
Joe & Deb Pittman
Mark & Lisa Moore


Save the Date

CHANCEL CHOIR PRACTICE
OCTOBER 19 - 7:00 PM
CHOIR ROOM

9:30 MUSICIANS PRACTICE OCTOBER 19 - 8:30 PM
SANCTUARY

HOMEWORK CLUB 
OCTOBER 20 - 3:30 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

CONNECT TEAM MTG.
OCTOBER 20 - 5:30 PM
HOPE HOUSE

MEN'S MINISTRY MTG.
OCTOBER 20 - 6:30 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

WOMEN'S FALL RETREAT
OCT. 21 - 23
LAKE HARDING, AL

WORSHIP SERVICES
OCTOBER 23 - 9:30 & 11:00
SANCTUARY

STICKY FAITH STUDY
OCTOBER 23 - 5:15 PM
ROOM 112/114

YOUTH DINNER / PROGRAM
OCTOBER 23 - 5:15 PM
YOUTH ROOMS

MONDAY STUDY - MOVIE NIGHT - PRINCESS BRIDE
OCTOBER 24 - 7:00 PM
HOPE HOUSE

BROWN BAG STUDY
OCTOBER 25 - 11:30 AM
HOPE HOUSE

FALL FESTIVAL / TRUNK OR TREAT
OCTOBER 26 - 4:30 - 7:30 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL / PARKING LOT

WORSHIP SERVICES
OCTOBER 30 - 9:30 & 11:00 
SANCTUARY

YOUTH HALLOWEEN PARTY
OCTOBER 30 - 5:15 PM
PROELS HOME

WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB
NOVEMBER 4 - 7:00 PM
HOPE HOUSE

ALL SAINTS SUNDAY
NOVEMBER 6

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS
NOVEMBER 6

CHRISMON PARTY
NOVEMBER 6 - 12:15 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

CHILDREN'S PAGEANT PRACTICE
NOVEMBER 6 - 12:15 
SANCTUARY

YOUTH FALL RETREAT - 
HELEN, GA
NOVEMBER. 11 - 13

CHURCH THANKSGIVING DINNER
NOVEMBER 20 - 6:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL
 


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.

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


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