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Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church
April 12, 2017
  • 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 Set-Up: April 15 - 12:15 pm
  • Easter Sunrise Service: April 16 - 7:00 
  • Breakfast by UMM: April 16 - 7:30 am
  • Easter Worship: 9:30 & 11:00 am
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In the Newsletter this Week:
  • Kid's Corner: Egg Hunt / VBS Registration
  • Lunch Bunch on Easter Sunday
  • NCM Needs Our Help in April!
  • UMW Day Circle: Easter Clean Up
  • Sweet Shop Sign Up
  • Mt. Carmel Tree Recognized on Arbor Day
  • Youth News
  • Outreach Opportunity: Family Promise
  • Women's Book Club: May 5
  • Nursery Volunteers Needed
  • Art Date: April 23
  • Preschool Summer Camp Information
  • Prayers / Thanksgivings
  • Ways to Make a Donation


Easter Set-Up Volunteers Needed
On Saturday afternoon, April 15th, helpers are needed to set up the sanctuary in preparation for Easter Sunday. 

This will include setting up chairs and arranging Easter lilies. If you can help, please meet in the sanctuary at 12:15 on Saturday.  Thank you!


Do You Have Lunch Plans on Easter Sunday?
If not, let’s meet at Emerald China at 12:15! 

(3455 Peachtree Industrial Blvd #880, Duluth, GA 30096 – at Pleasant Hill Rd. intersection.) 

We'll enjoy soothing hot tea, crunchy egg rolls drizzled with sweet and sour sauce, egg drop soup with those delightful crunchy things they make to go in it, steaming bowls of rice, and luscious dishes of all those amazing Chinese recipes; and all of this prepped, served, and cleaned up by someone else! 

See Wynne Buran with any questions.


Kid's Corner
Easter Child


   Easter Egg Hunt

Its time for the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15th from 10 to 12. Rain or Shine!


We will have refreshments, games, the egg hunt, and of course, the Easter Bunny.  


And this year...the eggs will be filled with candy!   :-)




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


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 Fellowship Hall. 

NCM is also in need of canned meat and canned fruit right now, so those donations would be appreciated also.

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

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


UMW Day Circle: Easter Clean Up

The United Methodist Women's Day Circle will meet on Tuesday, April 18th at 10:30 a.m. to clean up the sanctuary from Easter.

The flowering cross will be removed, as well as general straightening up and supplies put away.

Extra helping hands would be greatly appreciated!  Please contact Margaret Crawford or Annette Rogers for more information, or just meet in the sanctuary at 10:30 on the 18th. Thank you!


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!


Mt. Carmel Tree Recognized on Arbor Day
On Friday, March 24th, an Arbor Day Celebration was held at Peachtree Elementary School, in collaboration with the Peachtree Corners Green Committee.

As a part of the celebration, the large oak tree at the Mt. Carmel cemetery was recognized as the second of the "Heritage Collection" of trees in Peachtree Corners.

The tree is a 42 inch white oak and is a century old.

A bronze plaque was presented to Mt. Carmel and will be placed at the base of the tree.

Thank you to Susan Posey and Ann Blue for representing Mt. Carmel at the celebration!


Youth News
There will be no Youth meeting on April 16 - Happy Easter!

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.


      
Outreach Opportunity
Are you willing to serve local families in crisis for a couple of hours? 

We need lots of people who are willing to commit NOW to help during our 2 host weeks, June 11 - 18 and August 6 - 13.

A training session will be held on May 7. 

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. 


Women's Book Club

The next meeting of the Book Club will be on Friday, May 5th in the Hope House.  The book of the month is, City of Women, by David R. Gillham.

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


Nursery Volunteers Needed

The nursery volunteer list has two empty spaces that need to be filled.  

On the FIRST Sunday of EVEN MONTHS - a volunteer is needed in the infant nursery during the 9:30 service.

On the SECOND Sunday in MAY, JULY, SEPTEMBER & NOVEMBER, a volunteer is needed for the 3 & 4 year olds during the 11:00 service.

If you can help with either of these, please contact Leslie Raymer or the church office.  Thank you from the Children's Department!


Art Date planned for April 23

Everyone is invited to the Festival of Arts on April 23rd at Cumming First United Methodist Church.

Our own Katrina Stone will have several 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.



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
  • Pastor Cyndi & Ed McDonald - moving to Barnesville First UMC in June
  • For Mt. Carmel and our new pastor, Rev. Michael Martin
  • Lane Shutt's niece Emily with leukemia
  • Grogin family's grandmother, Clara Keller: pneumonia & leukemia
  • Dawn Seigler's brother Scott - sick
  • Chris Bolton: for Linda M. - speedy recovery
  • Andy Loftis: difficulty breathing
  • Weathers: for those living in Syria
  • For Ernistine: a staff member at Peregrin's Landing
  • Richand Smith & Lane Shutt: recovering from knee surgeries
  • Lorrie Ignatius: for Barbara, who lost her brother, and for his widow Penny
  • Violetta Harper: for the Smith family who buried a loved one on Sunday
  • Jacque Tapley: for the Fletcher family - loss of their 94 year olf father - had been a member at his church for 81 years
  • Craig German's friend David: cancer surgery
  • Ruby Easley's brother - recovering from surgery
  • Buddy Atkins: upcoming heart surgery
  • For homeless people trying to change their lifestyle and start over
Thanksgivings
  • Katrina Stone's mother's 92nd birthday
  • Cheryl Martin: enjoyed spending the weekend with Diane Smith
  • Tim & Suzanne Foster's wedding anniversary
  • For special Lenten music at 9:30 and 11:00


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
1 Corinthians 15:1-11
Luke 24:1-12


Birthdays this week:

Nora Ignatius
Tom Porter
Shane Moore
Megan Gallagher
Alexis Ruth Russo
Brennan Alesi
David Williams
Janis Hoge
Will Thompson
Gunther Trentini
Bryson Jarrett
Kris Bell
Lane Bendig

Anniversaries 
this week:
Preston & Alice Porterfield


Save the Date

CHANCEL CHOIR PRACTICE
APRIL 12 - 7:00 PM
CHOIR ROOM

9:30 MUSICIANS PRACTICE
APRIL 12 - 8:30 PM
SANCTUARY

STATIONS OF THE CROSS
APRIL 13 & 14
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
FOYER/SANCTUARY

HOMEWORK CLUB
APRIL 13 - 3:30 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

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

GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE
APRIL 14 - 12:00 PM
SANCTUARY 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS
APRIL 15: 9 AM - 12 PM

EASTER EGG HUNT
APRIL 15 - 10:00 AM

EASTER SET-UP
APRIL 15 - 12:15 PM
SANCTUARY

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

BREAKFAST BY UMM
APRIL 16 - 7:30 AM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

EASTER SERVICES
APRIL 16 - 9:30 & 11:00 AM
SANCTUARY

OFFICE CLOSED
MONDAY - APRIL 17

MONDAY STUDY
APRIL 17 - 7:00 PM
HOPE HOUSE

UMW DAY CIRCLE
APRIL 18 - 10:30 AM
SANCTUARY

BOARD OF TRUSTEES
APRIL 18 - 6:00 PM
ROOM 112/114

MEN'S MINISTRY MEETING
APRIL 20 - 7:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

SPRING BBQ & SWEET SHOP
APRIL 28 & 29

MISSION FAIR
SUNDAY, MAY 7
FELLOWSHIP HALL

FAMILY PROMISE TRAINING
MAY 7 - 12:30 PM 
ROOM 112/114

MID-HIGH YOUTH LOCK-IN
MAY 12 - 13

MOTHER'S DAY
MAY 14

PRESCHOOL END-OF-YEAR PARTY
MAY 16

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

YOUTH CELEBRATION
MAY 21 - 6:00 PM


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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