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Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church
October 31, 2018

Preschool Hayride -
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In the Newsletter this Week:
  • Daylight Saving Time Change: November 4
  • Membership Opportunities
  • All Saints Sunday: November 4
  • Lunch Bunch: November 4, 2018
  • Bishop's Appeal for Hurricane Response
  • NCM Food Drive Month: Youth Can Drive - November 4
  • Mt. Carmel Youth News
  • Kid's Corner
  • Women's Book Club: November 2
  • Carmelites Travel to Jaemor Farms: November 8
  • Veteran's Day Recognition: November 11
  • Youth Sheet Fundraiser!
  • Thank You from the Preschool!
  • Prayers / Thanksgivings
  • Ways to Make a Donation


Daylight Saving Time Change!
Set your clocks BACK on Saturday Night!

Time Change - Fall Back


Membership Opportunities

The Thanksgiving Season is just around the corner. Fall is in the air and the leaves “they are a changing.” This time of year gets me to thinking about what is of utmost importance to me, and that is the church family that Karen and I are a part of at Mount Carmel. 

The rich history of ministry, the loving, caring, and accepting environment and the genuine feeling of God’s Spirit in this sacred space is truly a gift from God to all who call this their Spiritual Home. The beautiful part of belonging to Mount Carmel is being part of a community of people gathered for a holy purpose and united by that sense of purpose. 

Your presence here indicates that you feel the same. I want to invite and encourage those of you who have been thinking about becoming a formal part of Mt. Carmel through church membership to consider the following: There will be two formal opportunities during the month of November to join during the worship services – Sunday November 11th, and Sunday November 18th. 

Drop me a note in the offering plate or send me an email to revmcumc@gmail.com indicating your wishes and date and we will take it from there. Thank you for the privilege of being your pastor and working beside you in the ministry of Mt. Carmel UMC. 

Blessings, 
Reverend Michael Martin, Pastor


All Saints Sunday: November 4

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 get the names to the church office (770-449-4498 or office@mtcarmel-umc.org) BY WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31.


Bishop's Appeal for South 
Georgia Hurricane Response 

As we partner with our neighbors in South Georgia recovering from Hurricane Michael, Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson is encouraging North Georgia Conference churches to collect a special offering on Sunday, November 4th. Our communion rail offering will be used for this effort. 

Please give generously. Remember it could have been us and our church hit again.

Blessings,

Reverend Michael Martin, Pastor


Lunch Bunch on November 4


Do you have lunch plans for this Sunday?  If not, the Lunch Bunch would love for you to join them at the Atlanta Bread Company at the Forum on Peachtree Parkway.  They'll meet there at about 12:15 p.m.

See Wynne Buran for more information.


Norcross Cooperative Ministry -
Annual Youth "Can Drive!" 
Sunday, November 4: 5:00 - 7:00 pm


On Sunday, November 4th, the Mt. Carmel Youth will hold a "Can Drive" to support NCM and they need your help!

From 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. the youth will travel from house to house, picking up food donated by our church congregation.  If you would like for them to come by your house, please check the box on the back of the Connect Card in your Sunday bulletin, or contact the church office. Then do your shopping for NCM!

Most needed items are:  canned meat, peanut butter, jelly, canned fruit, canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, pasta sauce, rice  (no glass jars please, and no out-of-date food)

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.



This Sunday, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. the Youth will travel house to house to collect canned goods for NCM.

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


  Kid's Corner:
The Fall Festival was a great success!
Thanks for all of your help!

Trunk-or-Treat Winners:

1st Place: Emily Thompson / Youth
Under the Sea





2nd Place: Phil & Mercer Griffin
Frankenstein's Campsite





3rd Place: Gunther & Shelia Trentini
"The Love Bug!"




Honorable Mention:
The Samples Sisters - Dr. Seuss

See you Sunday, 
Children's Director 


Mt. Carmel Women's Book Club

The November meeting of the Book Club will be on Friday, November 2nd.  We'll meet at the church at 6:30, then carpool to visit our friend Dawn Seigler at Ivy Hall Assisted Living Center.  All women are welcome to join the group for refreshments, fellowship and book discussion.

This month's book is "The Traveler's Gift" by Andy Andrews.

 Please see Vicki Walden or Chris Bolton for more information.


Carmelites Travel to Jaemor Farms: November 8

Join the Carmelites for a trip to Jaemor Farms in Lula, Georgia on Thursday, November 8th. We'll meet at the church at 10:30, have lunch at Loretta’s Country Kitchen in Oakwood, then go to the Apple Orchard. 

Please sign the Connect Card in your Sunday bulletin, or contact June Spruell if you would like to go.


Veteran's Day Recognitions

On Sunday, November 11th, all veterans, living or dead, will be recognized in the worship service.  Their names will be listed in the bulletin, so please turn them in to the church office by Wednesday, November 7th.


If you would like to list which branch of the military they served or are serving in, and which war if applicable, that information can be included on November 11th also.


Youth Sheet Fundraiser!
bedsheets
The Mt. Carmel Youth are once again selling the Sanders Collection Clara Clark sheets ... just in time for Christmas!

These sheets are amazing! They are only $35 for any size sheet set and there are 12 colors to choose from. They are made from brushed microfiber, are wrinkle free, the material stays cool and they are the softest sheets ever. Hands down the best deal on sheets you will ever find. 

Take advantage of this deal while supporting our youth! What an excellent Christmas gift for anyone. 

Just stop by the table in the church foyer on Sundays November 4 or 11, or see any youth member to order!

Orders due by November 18th and will be delivered by December 16th.  


Thank You from the Preschool!

A huge thanks goes out to Judy Bagwell who is always so wonderful to our preschool. She handmade each one of our children a candy filled pumpkin. It really made our day!


Prayer Concerns
  • Joanne Ragon: friend Gloria, whose husband Lee died last week 
  • Julie Jones: Trickum MS teachers & students 
  • Cynthia Currence: for daughter & granddaughter – for God to watch over them and drew them close to Him
  •  Lang Trinh & Jim Sells: for daughter Rose’s 1st Cambodia mission trip – for safety and God’s guidance
  •  Dawn Seigler: for troops in harm’s way 
  • McGee’s: Joyce Ivy – undergoing tests 
  • The Tree of Life Jewish Community after horrific loss of life in Pittsburgh 
  • Andy Loftis 
  • Ann Rikard – in rehab after several falls 
  • Gail Bolton: for her father recovering from a fall, and also his sister just died and he will not be able to attend her funeral 
  • Cheryl Martin: safe travels for her brother and sister-in-law 
  • Mark Bond’s father: doctor’s appointment this week to find relief from back pain 
  • Leslie Raymer: death in her family

 Thanksgivings

  • Cheryl Martin: for visit from brother & sister- in-law from Louisiana 
  • Cynthia Currence: granddaughter just turned 4 
  • Pekka Ignatius: father’s knee surgery went well 
  • Ann Blue: school year going well so far


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:
Matthew 5:1-12
Revelation 7:9-10


Birthdays this Week:

Lydia Thompson

Anniversaries 
this Week:
Bart & Kristyl Kepley


Save the Date

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
OCTOBER 31

9:30 MUSICIANS PRACTICE
OCTOBER 31 - 7:00 PM
SANCTUARY

NO CHANCEL CHOIR PRACTICE 
OCTOBER 31 

CHANCEL CHOIR PRACTICE MOVED TO NOVEMBER 1 - 7:00 PM - CHOIR ROOM

WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB
NOVEMBER 2 - 6:30 PM
IVY HALL ASSISTED LIVING
(MEET AT CHURCH)

ALL SAINTS SUNDAY
NOVEMBER 4 - 9:30 & 11:00 

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS - NOVEMBER 4
FALL BACK ONE HOUR!

COUNCIL ON MINISTRIES
NOVEMBER 4 - 2:00 PM
SALTER HOME

YOUTH 'CAN DRIVE' FOR NCM - NOVEMBER 4
5:00 - 7:00 PM

MONDAY NIGHT STUDY
NOVEMBER 5 - 7:00 PM
HOPE HOUSE

CARMELITES TRIP TO JAEMOR FARMS
NOVEMBER 8 - 10:30 AM

UMW FRIDAY NIGHT CIRCLE
NOVEMBER 9 - 7:00 PM
LOWER FELLOWSHIP HALL

VETERAN'S DAY SERVICE
NOVEMBER 11 - 9:30 & 11:00
SANCTUARY

CHURCH-WIDE THANKSGIVING DINNER
NOVEMBER 18 - 6:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

ANGEL TREE LOADED WITH ANGELS - NOVEMBER 18
EVENING - FOYER


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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