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Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church
June 27, 2018
Remember to pick up some 
Kid-Friendly Foods for Norcross Cooperative Ministry! 










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In the Newsletter this Week:
  • From Rev. Michael
  • NCM Needs Our Help!
  • You're Invited!
  • Youth News
  • From the Church Office
  • Women's Book Club: July 6
  • Gwinnett Stripers Baseball Game: July 19
  • Music Sunday: July 22 - 10:30 a.m. / Cook-Out Lunch / Golden Scoop Ice Cream Contest!
  • Prayers / Thanksgivings
  • Ways to Make a Donation



From Rev. Michael ...

With the preschool out, it has been awful quiet. I miss the chatter and laughter coming from the playground. Children are precious gifts from God. 

Which got me thinking ... 

Have you ever heard someone say, "We live in a 'Topsy Turvy' world?" Do you know what that means? It means that everything is the opposite of what people think it should be. Everything is backward or upside down. It means that things are confused and disorganized because everything is happening in the wrong order. 

If things grew down instead of up, 
A dog would grow into a pup. 
A cat would grow into a kitten, 
Your sweater would grow into a mitten. 
A cow would grow into a calf, 
A whole would grow into a half. 
Big would grow into something small, 
And small would grow into nothing at all! 

It would really be confusing if we lived in a world like that, wouldn't it? That must have been how the disciples felt one day when Jesus was trying to teach them a lesson about who was the greatest in the Kingdom of God. "So you want first place, do you?" Jesus said. "Then you must take the last place. If you want to be the greatest, then you must be a servant to all." Then Jesus called a small child over to him and put his arms around him. "If anyone welcomes a little child like this, he welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me, welcomes my Father who sent me." The disciples must have thought, "What a Topsy Turvy world! If you want to be first, you have to go to the end of the line! If you want to be the greatest, you must become a servant! If you want to be important, you have to become like a little child!" 

The teachings of Jesus are very different from the way most people think today. We live in a world where people want to be first. They want power and influence. They think that adults are more important than children, but in God's Kingdom, the children are just as important as anyone. Aren't you glad they are? I am! 

Blessings, 
Cell: 770-597-7057


Norcross Cooperative Ministry: Local Kids 
Need Our Help!

The current food pantry need 
this summer is for 
kid friendly foods and snacks. 

Many of the NCM clients are children who, during the school year, depend on school lunches, so in the summer there’s an increased need to help provide food for them. 

Suggested items include: 
 Sandwich crackers 
 Fruit cups 
 Non-perishable fruit snacks 
 Muffin pouches 
 Juice boxes 
 Peanut butter 
 Jelly (plastic jars) 
 Macaroni & cheese

Donations may be left in the NCM box near the handicap entrance of the church.  Monetary donations are always appreciated as well - please make checks out to Mt. Carmel, marked for NCM.  Thank you for helping our neighbors!


You're Invited!

Carl & Joan Garner would like to invite the Mt. Carmel congregation to a celebration of their daughter Amanda’s upcoming marriage to her fiancée, Scott Gunter. 

Please plan to stop in to congratulate the happy couple and also enjoy lunch in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday, July 1 at 12:15 p.m.  
(No Gifts Please)


Youth News
Mission Trip 2018 - Pike County, Kentucky

The Mt. Carmel Youth will not meet for a program this Sunday evening. Instead they will meet at the church at 5:45 and go to the Laser Show at Stone Mountain. Remember to bring money for your dinner!

For more information, see the Youth Newsletter HERE, or contact Youth Director, Emily Thompson.



From the Church Office ...

Please note that the office will be closed on July 4th for Independence Day.  Have a safe and happy holiday!


Mt. Carmel Women's Book Club: July 6 


All women are invited to join the 
Book Club which meets on the first Friday of the month at 7:00 p.m. for refreshments and book discussion. 

On July 6th, the meeting will be at Mt. Carmel in the Hope House, and the book for the month is Ginny Moon, by Benjamin Ludwig.

 For more information, please contact Vicki Walden or Chris Bolton.


    BUY ONE, GET ONE,
GWINNETT
STRIPERS GAME!

Cool Ray Field
      2nd Level Party Deck 
     Thursday, July 19 
    Tickets $25 
    First 20 to sign up: 
   Buy One, Get One FREE! 

Sign-up sheet at back of sanctuary.
   (Sponsored by the Mt. Carmel Men)


All Music Sunday / Summer Lunch 

& Ice Cream Contest!  

July 22, 2018 - 10:30 a.m.


Sunday, July 22 will begin with ONE worship service at 10:30 a.m. This combined service will feature both the 9:30 musicians and the chancel choir, and there will be time for requests of your favorite hymns too!

Following the worship service, there will be a summer lunch of grilled hamburgers, hotdogs, and all the fixin's.  And then we'll have a Homemade Ice Cream Contest.

All food will be provided, only the ice cream contest participants need to bring anything.

If you think you make the BEST homemade ice cream, please bring a freezer full and enter the contest.  The winner will be presented with the prestigious "Golden Scoop" award!

Mark your calendars now - you don't want to miss this fun Sunday!


Church Concerns and Thanksgivings
Prayers
  • Gail Bolton: Lindsay, Kevin and baby Aspen Braun 
  • Lori Anderson: Family of Beth F. who passed away after a short battle with cancer / Brendan & Patrick - young men injured in house explosion 
  • Craig German: Bryan B. & Johnny C. 
  • Dawn Seigler: immigrant children separated from parents 
  • Chris Bolton: Barbara H. – health issues / Gayle Morris and family on death of her sister Martha 
  • John Shipes: had to have his cat Stella put down 
  • Riley Stark swearing in to Coast Guard Academy on July 2 / for Joe & Sarita as new “empty nesters” 
  • Cynthia Currence: for daughters and granddaughter – that God hold them in the palm of his hand and draw them closer to Him 
  • Rev. Michael suffering with migraines 
  • Christy Richmond: neighbor Marge passed away / friend Colleen has breast cancer 
  • Alex Proels – will undergo treatment for kidney stones this week
  • Sherry Blackwood: friend Patti - lung issues that have worsened rapidly
  • Melanie Bagwell: friends Kerry whose husband died on Sunday, Maria whose father died on Tuesday, and Reggie & Patsy for peace and continued prayers; also for her boss' cousin Nick who has been in a bad accident
Thanksgivings
  • Ruby Easley's friends: Cheryl - recovering well from back surgery, Sharon - got good results from heart cath, Tommy - having bone cancer treatment but is upbeat and showing concern for his family
  • Jeff & Angie Bolton: 12th wedding anniversary
  • Jeanne Manget's sister Lynn - 1 yr. cancer free
  • Sam Tapley: neighbor had surgery and is now cancer free


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
Isaiah 55:8-9
Psalm 19:1-4
Matthew 6:9-13


Birthdays this week:

Katherine Alesi
Darrell Parrish
Cecil Thomas
Bill Downey
Jessica Hamilton
Michael Blackwood
Emalyn DesRoches
Amanda Bagwell

Anniversaries 
this week:
Jim & Chris Mitcham
David & Linda Youngblood


Save the Date

SPR MEETING
JUNE 27 - 6:00 PM
HOPE HOUSE

CHANCEL CHOIR PRACTICE
JUNE 27 - 7:00 PM
CHOIR ROOM

9:30 MUSICIANS PRACTICE
JUNE 27 - 8:30 PM
SANCTUARY

TRUSTEES MEETING
JUNE 28 - 6:00 PM
HOPE HOUSE

WORSHIP SERVICES
JULY 1 - 9:30 & 11:00 AM
SANCTUARY

GARNER CELEBRATION LUNCH - JULY 1 - 12:15 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

YOUTH TO LASER SHOW
JULY 1 - 5:45 PM
MEET AT CHURCH

MONDAY NIGHT STUDY 
JULY 2 - 7:00 PM
HOPE HOUSE

INDEPENDENCE DAY / OFFICE CLOSED / NO CHOIR PRACTICE
JULY 4

WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB
JULY 6 - 7:00 PM
HOPE HOUSE

TRUSTEES CLEAN CHAIRS
JULY 7 - 9:00 AM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

STEWARDSHIP MEETING
JULY 8 - 2:00 PM
CURRENCE HOME

NO CHANCEL CHOIR PRACTICE - JULY 11

YOUTH TO LASER TAG
JULY 15

GWINNETT STRIPERS GAME JULY 19 - COOL RAY FIELD

MUSIC SUNDAY / COOK OUT / GOLDEN SCOOP CONTEST
JULY 22 - 10:30 AM
SANCTUARY / FELLOWSHIP HALL

PRESCHOOL SUMMER CAMP: JULY 23 - 26

YOUTH RAFTING / DRIVE-IN MOVIE: JULY 28 - 29

YOUTH SUNDAY / BLESSING OF BACKPACKS / SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER RECOGNITION
AUGUST 5 - 10:30 AM

KID'S WATER FUN
SUNDAY, AUGUST 5
1:30 PM AT CHURCH

YOUTH POOL PARTY
SUNDAY, AUGUST 5
5:00 PM (SAMPLES POOL)

GWINNETT COUNTY BACK TO SCHOOL - AUGUST 6


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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