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Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church
May 17, 2017






Graduates to be Recognized
this Sunday!
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In the Newsletter this Week:
  • Preschool Celebration & Graduation
  • Bishop's Offering for Annual Conference
  • Chapel in the Woods to Noah's Ark Sanctuary
  • UMW Night Circle: Little Library Dedication
  • Safe Sanctuary Training: May 25
  • VBS Note: Tail-gate Tents Needed
  • Kid's Corner
  • Family Promise Sign-Up
  • Memorial Day News
  • Youth News
  • Women's Book Club
  • Prayers / Thanksgivings
  • Preschool Summer Camps
  • Ways to Make a Donation


Preschool End-of-Year Blast!



We wish our Preschool students a wonderful summer! 





Congratulations to the 4 year olds who will graduate on Wednesday night (May 17) and will begin Kindergarten in the fall!


Bishop Names 2017 
Annual Conference Special Offering 
Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson has named the Ministerial Education Fund as the 2017 Annual Conference Special Offering. 

The Ministerial Education Fund has helped thousands of men and women become pastoral leaders in The United Methodist Church. Chances are seminary students from your congregation or the pastor of your church was a recipient of MEF. It is nurtured and funded by United Methodists to provide scholarships to seminary and undergraduate students, course-of-study for local pastors, and license to preach school. 

Aligning with the theme of the 2017 Annual Conference, "Show Your Work: Worship That Inspires Action," this fund is one way United Methodists can show our support to those called to serve as clergy. Together we can help minimize debt of North Georgia United Methodists beginning in ministry.

"Receiving MEF in seminary meant that my conference cared about me and my development and training as a future clergy woman," said Rev. Joya Abrams, associate pastor at Impact UMC. "When your conference helps to fund your education, it means that a body of people believe in you. It helped to remind me of the depth of the connection." 

MEF is a general church apportioned fund of which 25 percent is retained by our conference. But 100 percent of the giving to the Annual Conference Special Offering will go to United Methodist seminary and course of study students in the North Georgia Conference. 

Churches are invited to collect the offering any time before Annual Conference 2017, but many choose the first Sunday in June, June 4, 2017. One person from each local church will present a check from their church during the Service of Remembrance on Wednesday, June 14, at 2 p.m. 

Please give generously to the Annual Conference Special Offering. Make checks out to Mt. Carmel, marked for "Bishop's Offering."


Chapel in the Woods: Family Trip to Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary on May 20, 2017

Mark your calendars to visit this animal sanctuary in Locust Grove, Georgia.  (About an hour's drive from Norcross)

Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary is a Non-Profit Educational Sanctuary for exotic animals as well as farm animals. They also rehab hundreds of animals yearly through their Wild Life Rehabilitation program. 

Everyone should meet at Mt. Carmel at 11:00 and bring a picnic lunch. We'll carpool to Locust Grove, then enjoy our lunch at the Sanctuary picnic area.

Contact Cheryl Martin for more information or check the Noah's Ark website HERE.


UMW Night Circle:
Little Library Dedication

Please join the UMW Night Circle on Monday, May 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall as we dedicate the new “Little Library,” located near the Hope House walkway. 

The Library is a joint venture between the Mt. Carmel UMW and the members of Girl Scout Troop 4493. 

We’ll also enjoy dessert together, and you can bring a book for the library, if you like!


Safe Sanctuary Training

Safe Sanctuary Training will be held on Thursday night, May 25th at 6:00 p.m. 

This training is for anyone who works with children or youth and has never had the training, or who is due to renew it (every 2 years). 

This will be a short session, probably under an hour, but is VERY important, especially if you plan to help with VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL or FAMILY PROMISE. 

Please RSVP to Lorrie Ignatius by Tuesday, May 23 at lorrie.ignatius@gmail.com or 770-265-9948 or check the box on the back of the Connect Card in your Sunday bulletin.


VBS Note: Tail-Gate Tents Needed

Plans for Vacation Bible School are well underway and your help is needed! 

Do you have a pop-up type 
canopy / tent that could be used the week of June 5 – 9? If so, please contact the church office or check the box on the back of the Connect Card, and then bring the tent, LABELED WITH YOUR NAME, to the Fellowship Hall by Friday, June 2. 

Thanks for your support of our Children’s Ministry!



Kid's Corner: End of School Year Party

This Sunday we will have our end of school year party during the Sunday School hour. (9:45 - 10:45)

We hope that everyone can come and celebrate as we end the school year and get ready for lots of summer fun!


Family Promise 
Sign-Up

It's not too late to sign up to help with Family Promise! 

Host Weeks: June 11-18 and August 6-13

How will you serve? Provide a meal, fellowship with guests, be an overnight host, wash bedding, van driver or set-up/clean-up.

View the Current Volunteer Schedule HERE.
View information including Volunteer Descriptions HERE.

Contact Julie Jones to sign-up or to ask questions.


Memorial Day Observances

Memorial Day Flowers
On Sunday, May 28, we will have an altar arrangement in memory of those who served our country and have died.

Their names will be listed in the bulletin, so please turn in names to be included to the church office or list on the Connect Card in your Sunday bulletin. (Note that all veterans will be honored on Veteran’s Day Sunday, November 12.) 

Flags in the Cemetery
Also in celebration of Memorial Day, the children of the church will place American flags on the graves of veterans in our cemetery. If you know of graves that should be marked, please notify the church office.


Youth News
(Three of our 2017 Graduates!)

This Sunday, May 21 at 6:00 pm, will be a celebration of our high school seniors and their time in youth.

Regular Sunday youth meetings begin 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.


Women's Book Club

The next meeting of the Book Club will be on Friday, June 2nd at Vicki Walden's home.  The book of the month is, All Over But the Shoutin', by Rick Bragg.

All women are invited - light refreshments will be served. Contact Vicki Walden or Chris Bolton for more information.



Preschool 
Summer Camps


The Mt. Carmel Preschool is celebrating fairytales and music with our two summer camps this year. Fairytale Camp is June 26-29 and Music Camp is July 17-20. 

Each camp will have a busy schedule that will include outside time, music and movement, stories and crafts all packed in to a 4 hour day! The children will attend from 9:00-1:00 Monday through Thursday. 

All children ages 3-6 are invited if they are potty trained. The children will also need to bring a lunch each day. The camps fill up quickly so be sure and get your registration in before we reach our maximum number of campers. 

The cost will be $100 for the week which will include a non-refundable deposit of $50* due at the time of registration. The final payment of $50 is due on or before the first day of camp. 

Even if you don’t attend Mount Carmel during the school year you are welcome to attend, so tell your friends!

Click HERE for registration forms, or contact Preschool Director Cindy Bill for more information.


Prayers and Concerns

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

Prayers and Concerns
  • Gene & Linda Anglin: Gene recovering from surgery
  • All students and teachers at end of school year
  • Karen Martin: undergoing cancer treatments
  • Dawn Seigler: recovering from broken leg
  • Judy Bagwell: recovering from knee surgery
  • Judy's sister Alice: another cancer surgery on Friday
  • Bagwell's friends Reggie & Patsy: health issues
  • Bagwell's friend Jason: cancer has returned
  • Jeanne Manget's sister Lynn: cancer surgery on May 26
  • Lane Shutt's niece Emily: searching for bone marrow donor for her transplant
  • Cheryl Martin's friend with cancer
  • Sherry Blackwood's cousins Russell & Catherine: recently lost their mother and Russell is in the hospital also
  • Church member suffering with neuropathy
  • Steve Pearson's friend Eric: death of his mother on 5/17
Thanksgivings
  • Ellen Berlage: grateful that both daughters are recovering - Donna from hip surgery & Debbie from broken ankle
  • For our mothers!
  • Julia Parker has a new great-grandbaby
  • Susan Posey's family celebrated the 90th birthday of both of her parents


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
Revelation 21:1-8
Revelation 22:1-5, 17


Birthdays this week:

Hal Crawford
Alexander Bailey
Jessalyn Salter Meeks
Morgan Nichelson

Anniversaries 
this week:

Ed & Cyndi McDonald
Mark & Diane Bond


Save the Date

PRESCHOOL GRADUATION
MAY 17 - 7:00 PM
SANCTUARY/FELLOWSHIP HALL

CHANCEL CHOIR PRACTICE
MAY 17 - 7:00 PM
CHOIR ROOM

9:30 MUSICIANS PRACTICE MAY 17 - 8:30 PM
SANCTUARY

MEN'S DINNER OUT
MAY 18 - 7:00 PM

COUNCIL ON MINISTRIES MTG.
MAY 20 - 9:00 AM
KATRINA STONE'S HOME

CHAPEL IN THE WOODS TRIP TO NOAH'S ARK ANIMAL SANCTUARY
MAY 20 - 11:00 AM
MEET AT CHURCH

GRADUATES RECOGNIZED IN WORSHIP
MAY 21 - 9:30 & 11:00 AM
SANCTUARY

YOUTH SR. CELEBRATION
MAY 21 - 6:00 PM
SANCTUARY / FELLOWSHIP HALL

UMW NIGHT CIRCLE
MAY 22 - 7:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

SPR MEETING
MAY 23 - 6:00 PM
HOPE HOUSE

SAFE SANCTUARY TRAINING
MAY 25 - 6:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

MEMORIAL DAY
MAY 29 - CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED

PENTECOST
SUNDAY - JUNE 4

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
JUNE 5 - 9
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

CHILDREN'S SUNDAY
COMBINED WORSHIP
JUNE 11 - 10:30 AM SANCTUARY

HOST FAMILY PROMISE
JUNE 11 - 18
DOWNSTAIRS

NORTH GEORGIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
JUNE 13 - 15
ATHENS, GEORGIA

YOUTH MISSION TRIP -
BLACKFEET NATION, MONTANA
JUNE 17 - 25

PASTOR CYNDI AND ED'S LAST SUNDAY - COMBINED SERVICE - JUNE 18
WORSHIP - 10:30 AM
LUNCH - 11:30 AM

REVEREND MICHAEL AND KAREN MARTIN'S FIRST SUNDAY - COMBINED SERVICE - JUNE 25
WORSHIP - 10:30 AM
LUNCH - 11:30 AM


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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