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Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church
April 25, 2018

Neither Snow, nor Rain, nor Heat, nor 
SPRING STORM DAMAGE
will keep the BBQ & Sweet Shop
from going on!   April 27 & 28!
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In the Newsletter this Week:
  • Called Charge Conference: April 29
  • Directories are Here!
  • April is Food Drive Month for NCM
  • Vacation Bible School Registration
  • Youth News
  • Youth Mission Trip Shirts on Sale!
  • A Note from the Trustees
  • Blessing of the Animals: April 29
  • Women's Book Club: May 4
  • Global 6K Walk for Water: May 19
  • From the Preschool
  • Prayers / Thanksgivings
  • Ways to Make a Donation


Mark your calendar for a
Called Charge Conference
Sunday, April 29 - 10:40 a.m.
(To approve the 2018 salary package.)


New Directories 
are Here!

The updated church directories have arrived!  They are available on Sunday in the foyer near the Fellowship Hall, or in the church office during the week.

A directory has been marked and set aside for each person/family who had a new photo included this year.  Other directories are available for the general congregation.

Committee Chairs are also reminded to pick up a copy in order to have updated contact information for committee members.


Norcross Cooperative Ministry Needs Our Help in April!

April is one of Mt. Carmel's two food drive months for the Norcross Cooperative Ministry. 

This time it's all about peanut butter and jelly. Please bring your donations (in plastic jars or bottles, please) to the NCM display or tub in the church foyer. 

Monetary donations are always welcomed too - just make your check out to Mt. Carmel and mark it for NCM.

Thank you for helping those in need in our community.


Times a-wasting!! 
Register Now for our 2018 
Vacation Bible School, 
Rolling River Rampage!

Please join us June 4 - 8
from 9:30 am until 12:30 pm
as we Experience the
Ride of a Lifetime with God!

Registration is going very well for Vacation Bible School this year, for both participants and volunteers.

As of Wednesday, 50 children have been registered as campers! We also have 17 adults and 13 youth who have volunteered to help make VBS a wonderful experience. 

We still need both adult, and especially youth volunteers, so please come and join the fun in June for VBS week!

There are links HERE for both camper and volunteer registration, and sign up is also available on the Mt. Carmel website

Mt. Carmel VBS always fills up fast, so register soon!  And we hope to see you in June!


(Trinity Soup Kitchen - 2018)

Youth News for Sunday, April 29:

Confirmation Class 
will meet at 12:00 p.m.

No Regular Youth 
Dinner or Program on 
the evening of April 29

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


Youth Mission Trip T-Shirts on Sale!

The youth are headed to Pike County, KY in June for the 2018 mission trip and that means a new Mission Trip T-shirt! 

The shirt is an ash gray Tagless Hanes unisex t-shirt, with the above image on the back in navy.

If you are interested in ordering a shirt to benefit the youth's trip, you can do so on the Connect Card in your Sunday bulletin.  Cost is $12 and checks may be made out to Mt. Carmel - marked "T-shirt."

Shirts will be ordered on Friday, May 11th and will be here by the end of May. 

Thank you for everything you do to benefit the youth and our missions! 


From the Board of Trustees

In an effort to reduce the church's costs for garbage pick up, we have reduced the pick up to twice a month. This will save us $2500 per year, however we need your help.

Please remember that the dumpster 
is for garbage generated at Mt. Carmel only. Please do not use the dumpster for your personal garbage. 

Thank you,
The Board of Trustees


The Spring BBQ and Sweet Shop 
are just around the corner - April 27 & 28! 

Lots of volunteers are needed to make this event happen, so please help if you can!


Flyers with dates and prices are available in the sanctuary and outside of the Fellowship Hall, so take a few and invite your family and friends too!  (Or click HERE to get one online.)


Blessing of the Animals: 
April 29 from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m.

Mt. Carmel will host this event outside on the front lawn and ALL pets (with leashes / cages please) are welcome! 

This year's Blessing will also include services offered by a local veterinarian.


Mt. Carmel Women's Book Club

The next meeting of the Book Club will be on Friday, May 4th at 7:00 p.m. in the Hope House.

The book of the month is, Almost Sisters, by Joshilyn Jackson.

All women are invited to join the group for refreshments, discussion and fun!  Contact Chris Bolton or Vicki Walden for more information.


Global 6K Walk for Water: May 19


The Transformers Sunday School Class is at it again! We are partnering with World Vision on their 6K Walk for Water being held May 19th. 

The Transformers' walk will be held somewhere in the Peachtree Corners area, final route to be determined.

Why 6K you may ask. Well, that is the average distance a person has to walk in a developing country to get water! Hard to believe for something that we take for granted, yet this is true. 

To make matters worse, the water is often contaminated. Every day, 835 children under the age of five die from diarrhea caused by contaminated water, poor sanitation, and improper hygiene. 

Here's the good news. You and I can help; we can make a difference through World Vision's Clean Water Walk. Go to Global 6K for Water and sign up to walk with the Transformers, or to donate. 

You don't have to be a member of our Sunday School class or even our church to participate. Go to: Find a Host, then Georgia, then Transformers to sign up. 

We have set a goal of raising $2500 dollars. You can make this happen. If you have any questions, please give me a call or e-mail. My e-mail is spt404@hotmail.com and 770-833-0091 my number. 

Our past fund raisers have been a great success thanks to you. This one can be too! 

Blessings
Sam Tapley


Preschool Summer Camps!


We want to let everyone know that we are now registering for summer camps. 

Garden Camp: June 18-21
 and Painting Camp: July 23-26. 

Check the website for details and forms, or email us at mtcarmelpres@comcast.net for information. There are only 24 spots per camp, so don’t delay! 


Church Concerns and Thanksgivings
Prayers

  • Jeanne Manget: taking 20+ senior singles on a Mediterranean cruise! 
  • Ted Marcis’ friend – home alone and in bad situation 
  • John Shipes’ sister Mary Ann – rotator cuff surgery on April 27 Lane Shutt: continued joint pain 
  • Karen & Michael Martin – healing for Karen 
  • Pam Westafer: for Pete & Andy Westafer 
  • Lisa Bolton Spiller’s father-in-law Larry – having heart surgery this week / for good recovery 
  • Linnea Ignatius Porter: for friend’s baby, Yale – very premature / in NICU 
  • Richard Smith: for health to improve 
  • JoAnn Weathers: for Christine Werdebaugh – for recovery from illness 
  • Erin Foster Carroll's husband's family: several serious health issues
  • Dawn Seigler: for troops in harm’s way
  • Cecil Thomas' infant great-granddaughter in NICU / for Thomas family
Thanksgivings
  • For Leslie Raymer's sermon on Earth Day
  • Sam Tapley - 3rd heart procedure went well, thankful for cards, notes and prayers
  • Pam Westafer: daughter-in-law doing well after bone marrow transplant for leukemia
  • Diane Bond: taking job at a new school
  • Cynthia Currence: new job / she can work from home
  • Katrina Stone: survived the 1st week on her new job!


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 40:1-5, 9-11
John 10:1-10, 22-28


Birthdays this week:

Dan Merriman
Dorothy Edwards
Gracie Downs
Julie Downs
Zach Zwicky (Downs)
Kelly Klaren
Mandi Blalock Piepmeier
Heather Medlock
Jo Minor
Jim Mitcham

Anniversaries 
this week:
Steve & Debbie Ruhl


Save the Date

CHANCEL CHOIR PRACTICE
APRIL 25 - 7:00 PM
CHOIR ROOM

9:30 MUSICIANS PRACTICE
APRIL 25 - 8:30 PM
SANCTUARY

SPRING BBQ & SWEET SHOP
APRIL 27 - 28

WORSHIP SERVICES
APRIL 29 - 9:30 & 11:00 AM
SANCTUARY

CALLED CHARGE CONFERENCE
APRIL 29 - 10:40 AM
SANCTUARY

CONFIRMATION CLASS
APRIL 29 - 12:15 PM
YOUTH HALL

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
APRIL 29 - 3:00 - 5:00 PM
FRONT LAWN

NO REGULAR YOUTH PROGRAM THIS SUNDAY
APRIL 29

MONDAY NIGHT STUDY
APRIL 30 - 7:00 PM
HOPE HOUSE

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

ADULT/FAMILY MEETING
MAY 6 - 11:00 AM
HOPE HOUSE

COUNCIL ON MINISTRIES MEETING - MAY 6 - 2:00 PM
SALTER HOME

YOUTH / CONFIRMATION CLASS - MAY 6 - 5:15 PM
YOUTH ROOMS

UMW NEW CIRCLE
MAY 11 - 7:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

MOTHER'S DAY
MAY 13

UMW DAY CIRCLE
MAY 15 - 10:30 AM
HOPE HOUSE

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MTG.
MAY 15 - 6:00 PM
HOPE HOUSE

TRANSFORMERS' CLASS "WALK FOR WATER"
MAY 19

CONFIRMATION SUNDAY
MAY 20 - 10:30 AM
SANCTUARY


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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