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Mt Carmel United Methodist Church
September 17, 2014
















We look forward to Sam Tapley 
delivering the sermon on Sunday.

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Pastor Cyndi Out of Town

Pastor Cyndi is away this week, but will be back on Sunday and is looking forward to Sam Tapley's sermon.  

Thank you Sam for leading us in worship this week!
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In the Newsletter this Week:
  • From the Pastor
  • Church Picnic on Sunday! September 21 - 4:30
  • Bulletin Covers
  • Children's Ministry
  • Flamingos Heading for Mt. Carmel!
  • Fall BBQ & Sweet Shop - Oct. 3 - 4
  • Women's Book Club - Oct. 3 
  • Women's Fall Retreat - Oct. 10 - 12
  • Outreach Opportunities
  • Blessing of the Animals: Oct. 5 - 4:00
  • Don't Forget ...
  • Prayers / Thanksgivings


Church Picnic & Vespers This Sunday!

Everyone is invited to meet at Lake Berkeley Chapel at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21st for a picnic, followed by a vespers service. 

Burgers, hotdogs & drinks will be furnished. Everyone should bring a side dish or dessert to share. 

Schedule:
4:30 - 5:15:  Gathering / Activities for Children
5:15 - 6:30:  We eat!
6:30 - 7:00:  Vespers Service

4043 South Berkeley Lake Rd.
Berkeley Lake, GA  30096
(or contact the church office for directions)


Sunday's Bulletin Cover













Thank you to John Michael for providing last Sunday's bulletin cover!  

The cover depicted the Call of Abraham from Genesis 12:1-9.


Children's Ministry

Sunday School:
This week our lesson is from Genesis 39:1-23 and is a story that is not often taught to children. As a part of Joseph’s story, Joseph is seen as a man who is talented, hardworking, and honest and has experienced hard times. 

We will learn from Joseph how to handle suffering and hardship. Joseph suffered false accusations, yet remained faithful to God and God remained faithful to Joseph. We will focus on how we can apply this to own lives. 

Don’t forget to check the family activity pages on Mt. Carmel’s website

Family Picnic: Berkeley Lake Chapel - Sept. 21 at 4:30 p.m.
There will be several fun activities for children before we eat: bubbles, jump ropes, horseshoes, hula hoops, chalk, etc. 

Does anyone have a cornhole game we could borrow for the afternoon? Please let Marian know at children@mtcarmel-umc.org.

Volunteers Needed
Children’s Ministry needs some additional volunteers to help with Children’s Worship / Extended Session during 11:00 worship and / or 10:45 Sunday School class. 

You are not expected to teach, but to help the worship leader with children ages 3-9 years. Curriculum and supplies are provided.  Approximate hours required: 1 hour - once per quarter. 

Youth are encouraged to volunteer also. Safe Sanctuary training is required.

Marian Long, Director of Children's Ministries


Last Sunday to Buy Flamingo Insurance!

Flocks of Flamingos will begin appearing on the lawns of members and friends of Mt. Carmel the week of September 28! 

If you DO NOT want the Flamingos to visit you, please stop by the insurance table located outside the sanctuary door THIS SUNDAY to purchase your insurance in the amount of $15. (Or check the box on the back of the Connect Card in your Sunday bulletin.)

If you would like for the flamingos to come for a visit, please check the box on the back of the Connect Card in the bulletin or you can stop by the Flamingo Table and sign our Nesting Site sheet. 

When the flamingos arrive at your house please follow the directions that are in the bag on a flamingo. Please do not bring the flamingos back to the church-they will be removed within 24 hours. 

The flamingos visit your home in acts of kindness and love from the youth. Thanks for your support!!


Fall BBQ and Sweet Shop!  October 3-4


Remember to sign up to help with the BBQ / Sweet Shop!

To sign up to work at the Women’s Sweet Shop or to bring baked goods, please check a box on the back of the Connect Card in your Sunday bulletins. 

To help with the BBQ, please see any member of the Men’s Club or contact the church office to find out where you can help. 

Also, FLYERS are available on the table at the back of the sanctuary. Please take one for yourself and several for friends and family!


Women's Book Club: October 3 at 7:00 p.m.

All women of the church are invited to join the Women's Book Club which meets on the 1st Friday of the month. 

The October meeting will be held at the home of Barbara Cooper and the book of the month is Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt. 

Please contact Vicki Walden or Chris Bolton for more information.


United Methodist Women's Retreat: October 10 - 12

Mark your calendar for our annual fall women’s retreat! This year we will spend the weekend exploring the meaningful prayerful pauses throughout the day and night. As always, it will be a weekend of fun and discovery! 

DATES: Fri., Oct.10 – Sun., Oct. 12 

COST: $40.00 per person (checks payable to Mt. Carmel UMW; please give payment to Margaret Crawford or drop by church office.) 

PLACE: Lane Shutt’s Cabin at Lake Harding, Alabama 

TIMES: Dinner Friday night (appx. 7:00 pm) through morning session on Sunday (approx. 11:00 am) 

To RSVP and for more information, please contact Lori Anderson at lori_m_anderson@uhc.com by Monday, Sept. 22.


Outreach Opportunities:


Red Cross Blood Drive
Wednesday, October 22
2:00 - 7:00 p.m. 
Mt. Carmel Fellowship Hall

Please schedule an appointment by visiting redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)

All participating donors will be entered for a chance to win a $5,000 VISA Gift Card, courtesy of Suburban Propane!


Opportunities to Help Norcross Cooperative Ministry

Empty Bowls Event: to Alleviate Hunger in Our Community
Saturday, October 18th - 11 AM til 3 PM at
Peachtree Corners Presbyterian Church
5918 Spalding Dr., Peachtree Corners, GA

If you are a potter or other artist, donate an "empty bowl" that will be given to those attending, and / or stop by for a bowl of soup and homemade bread and you may choose a bowl as a reminder of the empty bowls in our community.

Minimum donation of $10.00 per person is requested.  All proceeds will benefit NCM. Go to pcarpchurch.org/emptybowls for more information.

Shop at Kroger or Amazon and support NCM
Just sign up for the Kroger Plus Card at www.krogercommunityrewards.com or AmazonSmile at smile.amazon.com/  and select NCM as your charitable organization.  These retailers will then donate a portion of your purchase to NCM!

Big Peach Mobile Pack: Pack Meals - End Hunger
October 31 - November 2
North Atlanta Trade Center
5,000 volunteers will pack 1 million meals during the 3 day event and also bring a non-perishable food item to support local partner, Norcross Cooperative Ministry.  For more information, go to fundraising.fmsc.org/MetroAtlanta.

NCM Christmas Program 2014
Needs: toys & gifts for children 11 - 18 years
Gift cards to Target or Walmart
Volunteers: watch for specific times in October


Blessing of the Animals: October 5 - 4:00 p.m.

Join us with your pet on the front lawn to bless these important members of our families!

All pets are welcome - with leashes and cages please.


Don't Forget ...

Don't forget about these articles from previous newsletters. Full information about each can be found on the church website.


Prayers and Thanksgivings

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

Concerns
  • Spencer & Lisa Grogin & family: death of Spencer's father
  • Peace / cancer cure / healthy lifestyles
  • Lane Shutt's daughter Ashley: recovering from ruptured appendix
  • Family of Lori Anderson's friend Helen: died from ovarian cancer
  • Friends of Lisa Long: one in ICU / one on transplant waiting list
  • Friend of Jenny Jensen: lung disease
  • Steve Pearson's sister: divorce mediation
  • Vicki Walden's Aunt Gene: 90 yrs old - moving in with daughter
  • Waller's daughter Fei Fei
  • Bill Bryant and his family: Bill has lung cancer
Thanksgivings
  • For healthy children
  • Christine Werdebaugh back in church
  • Linda Anglin: Friend John now cancer free /  Daughter LaNita visiting with them today
Every week:
  • Prayers
  • Worship this week
  • Birthdays and Anniversaries
  • Save the Date
  • Counseling Center
  • Norcross Cooperative


Sunday's Lesson
This week in worship the lesson will be:

Genesis 39:19-23


Birthdays this week:

Laura Myer
Laraine Downey
Kathy Huggins
Louise Harmon
Phillip Harstead
William Bolton
Mark Bond
Amanda Garner
John Medlock

Anniversaries this week:
Bobby (Jr.) & Ashley Smith


Save the Date

WEDNESDAY STUDY ORIENTATION
SEPTEMBER 17 - 7:00 PM
ROOM 112/114

CHOIR PRACTICE
SEPTEMBER 17 - 7:00 PM
CHOIR ROOM

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

CHOIR RETREAT
SEPTEMBER 20 - 8:30 AM
COOSA UMC  (CARPOOL FROM MT. CARMEL)

CHURCH PICNIC / VESPERS
BERKELEY LAKE CHAPEL
SEPTEMBER 21 - 4:30 PM

UMW NIGHT CIRCLE
SEPTEMBER 22 - 6:30 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

MONDAY NIGHT STUDY
SEPTEMBER 22 - 7:00 PM
HOPE HOUSE

BROWN BAG STUDY
SEPTEMBER 23 - 11:30 AM
HOPE HOUSE

WEDNESDAY NIGHT STUDY
SEPTEMBER 24 - 7:00 PM
ROOM 112/114

COUNCIL ON MINISTRIES RETREAT
SEPTEMBER 27 - 10:00 AM
ROOM 112/114

FLAMINGOS FLY!
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

MONTH OF OCTOBER:
FOOD DRIVE FOR NCM

FALL BBQ & SWEET SHOP
OCTOBER 3 & 4

WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY
OCTOBER 5

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
OCTOBER 5 - 4:00 PM
FRONT LAWN

HOT DOGS ON THE LAWN
OCTOBER 8 - 6:00 PM
FRONT LAWN

WOMEN'S FALL RETREAT
OCT. 10 - 12
LAKE HARDING, ALABAMA

HOT DOGS ON THE LAWN
OCTOBER 15 - 6:00 PM
FRONT LAWN

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
OCTOBER 22 - 2 - 7 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

HOT DOGS ON THE LAWN
OCTOBER 22 - 6:00 PM
FRONT LAWN

UMW SUNDAY
OCTOBER 26 - 10:30 AM
COMBINED SERVICE
SANCTUARY

FELLOWSHIP LUNCH SPONSORED BY YOUTH
OCTOBER 26 - 11:30 AM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

FALL FESTIVAL / HOT DOGS ON THE LAWN
OCTOBER 29 - 4:30 PM 
(HOT DOGS AT 6:00 PM)


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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


As one of the founding churches of NCM, we encourage your support assisting those in need in our area.

Help with the most urgent needs.


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