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Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church
April 6, 2016
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In the Newsletter this Week:
  • From Pastor Cyndi
  • Mission Moment
  • Foyer Restoration
  • The Children's Corner
  • Church Workday: April 9
  • "Take a Closer Look" Classes: Begin April 10
  • NCM Volunteer Appreciation Week: April 11-16
  • Art Date: April 23
  • Prayers / Thanksgivings
  • Ways to Make a Donation


It's National Walking Day

Today is National Walking Day. The American Heart Association is encouraging people to walk today (and every day for the next month). 

When I go for walks, I usually listen to podcasts of my favorite preachers and economists. But when I get to the bottom of the hill on Bush Road, and look up at the steep rise ahead, I switch my player to Michael Jackson. I need a little extra boost of energy to make it up the hill! So if you see me stepping up the hill with a little extra bounce—I’m not yet moonwalking—blame the King of Pop. 

Do you have a soundtrack that helps you over a speedbump—or up the steep hill on nearby Bush Road? 

This Sunday in worship, we will read the story of Peter and John on their way to worship, when they are stopped by a lame man begging for money (Acts 3:1-10). It’s a miraculous story, and the once lame man not only walks, he leaps and praises God! For the first time, the lame man is able to enter fully into the fellowship of the people of God, and join in with others to worship God. 

He needed more than stronger ankles and feet. He needed spiritual healing—to know that God longed for him to be in relationship. He needed the healing of fellowship—to be part of the people who worship God together. 

I assume that you are like me, still trying to grow as a Christian. (Please let me know if you have already reached the stage of perfection, as I have some questions!) 

Most of us need some form of healing. We’re trying to overcome wrong desires. We need healing from habits we don’t even think about. 

Our weekly worship together, the healing of fellowship, is one of the ways God is at work. At worship, we have a time of praying for others, even for names we don’t recognize. In this moment we practice thinking about others rather than ourselves. We hear stories of how God worked through disciples like Peter. We consider how God is at work today through disciples like you.

Maybe there is someone you know who needs spiritual healing, but you have been reluctant to talk about God or invite them to Mount Carmel. It’s National Walking Day. How about inviting them for a walk, and trusting that a bit of physical healing or fellowship healing can lead to spiritual healing. 

I’ll see you this Sunday, 
Pastor Cyndi

P.S., Cindy Jones sent a message of thanks today. She leaves tomorrow to travel to Knoxville for her father’s funeral . Your messages, cards and calls are surrounding her with love. Thank you for being the soundtrack that surrounds her and helps her up this hill!


Mission Moment: Communion Bread
Lorrie Ignatius - communion bread

Thanks to Lorrie Ignatius for her Mission Moment on Sunday explaining what baking communion bread means to her.

Check the church website HERE to see the video!


Pardon Our Mess!

A project to refurbish the vestibule at the main entrance to the 
sanctuary is underway! 

The project includes removal of the vent shaft in the middle of the vestibule to create a more welcoming entry for members and guests into our beautiful sanctuary. 

The Trustees have worked closely with an architect who specializes in church restorations and has paid careful attention to the Mt. Carmel project to ensure that the results will be consistent with the period of the original church construction. 

The work is expected to be completed by April 18. Thanks for your patience during this time.

The Mt. Carmel Board of Trustees


Preschool News: Summer Camps

Looking for something fun for your child to do this summer? Well summer camp registration has officially begun at
preschool. We have a limited number of spots available for both camps. 


Patriotic Camp is June 27-30 and Dinosaur Camp is July 25-28. 

Both four day camps are $100 each and that covers a week of crafts, music, outdoor time and stories. 

It is open to children who are between 3-6 years old and potty trained. You do not have to attend Mt. Carmel during the school year to attend our camp, so invite a friend! 

There is information on the church website if you go to the preschool section and click on summer camp. We hope to see you there!

Preschool Director


The Children's Corner

Just a reminder to anyone interested in helping with Vacation Bible School: June 6 - 10, there will be a planning meeting right after church on Sunday, April 10th in the double classroom.

See you on Sunday,
Leslie

Director of Children's Ministry


Church Workday: April 9 - 9:00 AM

Everyone is encouraged to attend the church workday to help with jobs inside and out, keeping Mt. Carmel in good shape!

The Trustees appreciate your help - please bring yard tools, gloves, cleaning supplies, or anything that you think might be of use. Thank you!


"Take a Closer Look"
Sundays: April 10 - May 1
11:00 AM in Youth Hall

You are invited to "Take a Closer Look" at Mt. Carmel.  Join us for one meeting or all four!
  • 4/10: Methodism
  • 4/17: History of Mt. Carmel
  • 4/24: Ministries - Children & Youth
  • 5/1:   Ministries of Mt. Carmel and Lunch with the Pastor
All meetings are in the Youth classrooms below the sanctuary.
April meetings are from 11:00 - 12:00 / May 1 from 11:00 - 1:00

(If 11:00 doesn't work for you, don't worry! Classes will be repeated in the fall for those who attend the 11:00 service.)


Volunteer Appreciation Week at NCM

National Volunteer Appreciation Week is April 11 - 16 and Norcross Cooperative Ministry wants to celebrate your service!

Everyone who volunteers at NCM is invited to drop by to say hello, have a light lunch or share a treat in the break room.

If anyone would like to help supply some treats during the week, it would be greatly appreciated. Just drop them by NCM between April 11 and 16.  Thank you all!


Art Date to High Museum: April 23

On Saturday, April 23 the "Art Date" will be to the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.  We will gather in the church parking lot at 12:30 p.m. and travel together. 

Contact Katrina Stone if you plan to go, or for more information.


Prayers and Concerns

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

Prayers
  • Cindy Jones & family: death of Cindy's father Rev. Horner
  • Weathers' friend Powell: 3rd degree burns on 13% of body
  • Cindy McDonald's cousin Lisa: in hospice care
  • McDonald's friend Joe: brain tumor
  • Lane Shutt's neighbor: caring for elderly mother 24/7
  • Gene & Linda Anglin: Gene's infection has come back
  • Cynthia Currence's neighbors: in their 70's - taking in grandson who is trying to recover from addiction
  • Katrina Stone's mother-in-law in the hospital
  • Tapley's neighbor: needs to sell their home quickly
Thanksgivings
  • Johnny Carroll's granddaughter: surgery for broken bone went well
  • Leslie's friend Bill: doctor gave him only a short time to live due to cancer, but it has been 4 months - thankful for extra time
  • Sam Tapley: for Springtime


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
Acts 3:1-10


Birthdays this week:

Ed McDonald
Trevor Jones
Jason Lansing
Calvin Nishimuta
Christina Brookins
Nolan O'Leary
Susan Posey
Nora Ignatius

Anniversaries this week:
Tim & Suzanne Foster
Kevin & Jessalyn Meeks
Bob Fugate & Patty Merson


Save the Date

FOYER RESTORATION
MARCH 28 - APRIL 18
SANCTUARY

CHOIR PRACTICE
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6
7:00 PM - CHOIR ROOM

9:30 MUSICIANS PRACTICE
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6
8:30 PM - SANCTUARY

NO HOMEWORK CLUB 
THURSDAY, APRIL 7

CHURCH WORK DAY
APRIL 9 - 9:00 AM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK:
METHODISM
APRIL 10 - 11:00 AM
YOUTH ROOM

VBS PLANNING MTG.
APRIL 10 - 12:15 PM
ROOM 112/114

CONFIRMATION CLASS
APRIL 10 - 4:00 PM 
YOUTH ROOM

YOUTH COUNCIL
APRIL 10 - 4:30 PM
ROOM 112/114

YOUTH DINNER/ PROGRAM
APRIL 10 - 5:15 PM
YOUTH ROOMS

FINANCE MEETING
APRIL 10 - 6:30 PM
HOPE HOUSE

ADMINISTRATIVE BOARD
APRIL 10 - 7:30 PM
ROOM 112/114

MONDAY STUDY
APRIL 11 - 7:00 PM
HOPE HOUSE

TUESDAY STUDY
APRIL 12 - 11:30 AM
HOPE HOUSE

SPR MEETING
APRIL 12 - 6:00 PM
HOPE HOUSE

YOUTH SPRING RETREAT
APRIL 15 - 17
CAMP GLISSON

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK:
HISTORY OF MT. CARMEL
APRIL 17 - 11:00 AM
YOUTH ROOM

WORSHIP COMMITTEE MTG.
APRIL 17 - 12:15 PM
ROOM 112/114

TRUSTEES MTG.
APRIL 17 - 12:15 PM
HOPE HOUSE

UMW DAY CIRCLE
APRIL 19 - 10:30 AM
HOPE HOUSE

CONNECT MINISTRY TEAM
APRIL 19 - 6:30 PM

MEN'S MINISTRY MTG.
APRIL 21 - 7:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

ART DATE TO HIGH MUSEUM - APRIL 23
MEET AT CHURCH AT 
12:30 PM

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK:
MINISTRIES - KIDS & YOUTH
APRIL 24 - 11:00 AM
YOUTH ROOM

SPRING BBQ & SWEET SHOP
APRIL 29 & 30

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
MAY 2:- 4:00 - 8:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

PENTECOST
MAY 15

UMW DAY AT THE LAKE
MAY 21

BAPTISM AT THE RIVER
MAY 22 - 9:30 AM

CONFIRMATION SUNDAY
MAY 22 - 10:30 AM 
ONE SERVICE ONLY

THANK YOU LUNCH BY YOUTH
MAY 22 - 11:30 AM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
JUNE 6 - 10

YOUTH MISSION TRIP TO GARY, WV
JUNE 19 - 25

MUST LUNCH PREPARATION
JUNE 20 - 24

FAMILY PROMISE
JULY 3 - 10


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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