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Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church
March 29, 2017
  • Palm Sunday: April 9 - 9:30 & 11:00 am
  • Stations of the Cross:
    • April 13 & 14 - 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
    • April 15 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Maundy Thurs. Service: April 13 - 7:00 
  • Good Fri. Service: April 14 - 12:00 pm
  • Easter Egg Hunt: April 15 - 10:00 am
  • Easter Sunrise Service: April 16 - 7:00 
  • Easter Worship: 9:30 & 11:00 am
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In the Newsletter this Week:
  • Outreach Opportunity: Family Promise / Bed Race
  • Lunch on Sunday?
  • Kid's Corner: Egg Hunt / Easter Bulletin Art / VBS Registration
  • Lenten Dinners & Small Group
  • Youth News
  • NCM Needs Our Help in April!
  • Women's Book Club: April 7
  • Easter Lilies for Altar
  • Art Date: April 23
  • Sweet Shop Sign Up
  • Preschool Summer Camp Information
  • Prayers / Thanksgivings
  • Ways to Make a Donation


     
Outreach Opportunity
On March 12th, Gwendolyn Perkins and Sandra Jackson presented some compelling data and a personal story about the need for organizations like Family Promise in our community. 
Are you willing to serve local families in crisis for a couple of hours? 

You can see from our schedule that we need lots of people who are willing to commit NOW to help during our 2 host weeks in June and August. 

Please pray about this and consider how you can help. If you don't want to show up alone, ask a friend, neighbor or family member to serve with you. 

To sign up or ask questions, please contact Julie Jones at jaj31@bellsouth.net. 

Bed Race for Family Promise - 
Volunteers Needed!
Did you notice the strange contraption in the Fellowship Hall -- a sort of bed on bicycle wheels? It’s for the Family Promise Bed Race! 

We need a few people willing to compete in the Family Promise Bed Race on Saturday April 22nd -- a fun fundraising event for FP of Gwinnett. Anyone age 16 or older who can walk 1/8 of mile around the Lawrenceville square is a candidate. 

We need a team of 5-6 people in order to register. See Julie Jones for more information. Deadline to enter is April 1st.


Do you have Lunch Plans on Sunday?

If not, let's meet at Paizanos in downtown Norcross at about 12:15!  

7 Jones St NW, 
Norcross, GA 30071)

See Wynne Buran with any questions.


Kid's Corner

Candy Needed for the Egg Hunt!



Please bring non-melting candy to be put IN THE EGGS for the Egg Hunt on April 15!  


Donations can be left in the marked bin in the foyer. Thank you from the Children’s Department!





Easter Child




   Easter Egg Hunt

And of course everyone is invited to the Easter Egg Hunt beginning at 10:00 AM or Saturday, April 15th!  


Rain or Shine!





Children's Art Needed for Bulletins
& Stations of the Cross

Would your child like to draw a picture of the Resurrection for Easter Sunday?

These drawings will appear on the bulletin covers on Easter Sunday, and/or will be displayed in the Stations of the Cross.

Drawings should be on white paper, and must be turned in at church on Palm Sunday, April 9th or brought by the church office by Friday, April  7th.

Vacation Bible School will be here soon!
June 5 – 9, 2017

Registration is now open online! Just click HERE to register your children and to volunteer. Spaces go quickly, so register soon!
See Leslie Raymer for more information


Final Lenten Dinner at Medlock Tavern &
Sunday Morning Prayer 

The Council on Ministries offers two ways to be part of a small group during Lent.

The final Lenten dinner is at Medlock Tavern on Tuesday, April 4.  Come at 6:00 p.m. or soon after for dinner and to hear a faith story. On April 4 we welcome Jacque Tapley!

A time of prayer and meditation is offered on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. in the mid-high classroom downstairs.  So that parents can participate, breakfast and creative play is offered for children in the double classroom at this time. (Room 112/114)  April 2 & 9


Youth News

When the Mt. Carmel Youth aren't busy rehearsing for a dinner theater production, or on a mission trip, or serving at a soup kitchen, or some other event, they meet regularly on Sunday nights!

And they would love for other youth to join them!

Regular 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.


Norcross Cooperative Ministry 
Needs Our Help in April!

April is Mt Carmel's food drive month for the Norcross Cooperative Ministry. As a member church, we sign up for this twice a year. 

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

This is Mt Carmel's month, so it's a really good time to show our support for NCM and the families it serves!

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

Thank you for your generosity!


Women's Book Club

The next meeting of the Book Club will be on Friday, April 7th in the Hope House.  The book of the month is, A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman.

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


It's Time to Order Easter Lilies!

The Mt. Carmel United Methodist Women are once again placing Easter lilies in the sanctuary on Easter Sunday. 

If you would like to purchase one or more Easter lilies to be placed in the sanctuary, in memory or in honor of a loved one, please complete the form in your Sunday bulletin and drop it into the offering plate. Or contact the church office.

The cost is $7.00 per lily. Checks should be made payable to Mt. Carmel UMW. 


Art Date planned for April 23

Join a group that will attend the Festival of Arts on April 23rd at Cumming First United Methodist Church.

Our own Katrina Stone has entered 4 pieces in the show!

Just let Katrina know that you'd like to attend and she will provide information on where to meet and what time.

Click HERE to see the Festival information.


It's Time for the UMW Sweet Shop
at the spring BBQ! April 28 & 29 

Lots of volunteers are needed to provide homemade baked goodies and to work at the Sweet Shop on Friday & Saturday.

If you can help, please sign up on the back of the Connect Card in your Sunday bulletins or contact the church office.

Proceeds from the Sweet Shop are used by the UMW to help fund missions which include Norcross Cooperative Ministry, Murphy-Harpst Home for Children, Action Ministries and others.

The United Methodist Women thank you!



Preschool 
Summer Camps


Mt. Carmel 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
  • Lane Shutt: recovering from knee surgery 
  • Jan Dodd: recovering from shoulder surgery
  • Lane Shutt's niece Emily: young mother of two - diagnosed with leukemia - needs bone marrow transplant
  • Gail Bolton's co-worker & family: death of her mother
  • Chris Bolton: Barbara - mourning loss of sisters / neighbor Linda - broken foot / Ann - loss of husband
  • Judy Bagwell's sister Alice - surgery this week
  • Dawn Seigler's friend Ted - sick
  • JoAnn Weathers: Gene & Linda Anglin / Rev. John Huggins
  • Carl Garner
  • Richard Smith 
  • Susan Posey's relative - injured in bicycle accident
  • Christine Werdebaugh: Christians in war zones
Thanksgivings
  • Gene Anglin's pacemaker procedure went well
  • Carl Garner feeling better
  • Pekka Ignatius' relatives visiting from Finland
  • Lorrie Ignatius has "big" birthday this week
  • Jan German's birthday this week
  • Susan Posey's mother turned 90 last week


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
Luke 18:31-43 / Luke 19:1-10


Birthdays this week:

John Waller
Madison Blair
Emory Tuthill
Mark Bagwell, Sr.
Lorrie Ignatius

Anniversaries 
this week:
Nick & Molly Leeper


Save the Date

CHANCEL CHOIR PRACTICE
MARCH 29 - 7:00 PM
CHOIR ROOM

9:30 MUSICIANS PRACTICE
MARCH 29 - 8:30 PM
SANCTUARY

NO HOMEWORK CLUB
MARCH 30

PRAYER / MEDITATION SMALL GROUP
APRIL 2 - 9:00 AM
YOUTH ROOM

CHILDREN'S BREAKFAST / PLAY - APRIL 2 - 9:00 AM
ROOM 112/114

WORSHIP SERVICES
APRIL 2 - 9:30 & 11:00
SANCTUARY

FINANCIAL PEACE CLASS
APRIL 2 - 3:30 PM
ROOM 112/114

NO YOUTH PROGRAM
APRIL 2

GWINNETT COUNTY SPRING BREAK
APRIL 3 - 7

MONDAY NIGHT STUDY
APRIL 3 - 7:00 PM
HOPE HOUSE

FINAL LENTEN DINNER AT MEDLOCK TAVERN
APRIL 4 - 6:00 PM

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

CHANCEL CHOIR REHEARSAL
APRIL 8 - SANCTUARY
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

PALM SUNDAY WORSHIP
APRIL 9 - 9:30 & 11:00 AM
SANCTUARY

MAUNDY THURSDAY SERV.
APRIL 13 - 7:00 PM
SANCTUARY

GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE
APRIL 14 - 12:00 PM
SANCTUARY 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS
APRIL 13 & 14: 11 AM - 7 PM
APRIL 15: 9 AM - 12 PM

EASTER EGG HUNT
APRIL 15 - 10:00 AM

EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE - APRIL 16 - 7:00 AM
OUTSIDE

EASTER SERVICES
9:30 & 11:00 AM
SANCTUARY

SPRING BBQ & SWEET SHOP
APRIL 28 & 29


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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