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Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church
May 10, 2017
Mission Fair A Success!
Shirts painted for VBS; 142 Relief Kits Packed; 198 Lunch Bags Packed; 35 Cards written to Youth; 41 Prayer Crosses made; and lots of Knit Hats in progress for Babies!  Thank you!
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In the Newsletter this Week:
  • Calling All Graduates!
  • Baptism Congratulations
  • Bishop's Offering for Annual Conference
  • Chapel in the Woods to Noah's Ark Sanctuary
  • Safe Sanctuary Training: May 25
  • Kid's Corner: VBS Registration
  • Girl Scout Project: Support Our Veterans
  • Memorial Day News
  • Youth News
  • Women's Book Club
  • Prayers / Thanksgivings
  • Preschool Summer Camps
  • Ways to Make a Donation


Calling all Graduates!


On Sunday, May 21, graduates will be recognized at both the 9:30 and 11:00 worship services.

If you are a graduate or know of one who should be included, (High School, College or Higher Education) please contact the church office to add them to the list. 


Congratulations!

Congratulations to Brian and Kelly Quigley and their family, on the Baptism of their son, Cade Christopher Quigley on Sunday, May 7, 2017!


Show Your Work: Bishop Names 2017 
Annual Conference Special Offering 
Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson has named the Ministerial Education Fund as the 2017 Annual Conference Special Offering. 

The Ministerial Education Fund has helped thousands of men and women become pastoral leaders in The United Methodist Church. Chances are seminary students from your congregation or the pastor of your church was a recipient of MEF. It is nurtured and funded by United Methodists to provide scholarships to seminary and undergraduate students, course-of-study for local pastors, and license to preach school. 

Aligning with the theme of the 2017 Annual Conference, "Show Your Work: Worship That Inspires Action," this fund is one way United Methodists can show our support to those called to serve as clergy. Together we can help minimize debt of North Georgia United Methodists beginning in ministry.

"Receiving MEF in seminary meant that my conference cared about me and my development and training as a future clergy woman," said Rev. Joya Abrams, associate pastor at Impact UMC. "When your conference helps to fund your education, it means that a body of people believe in you. It helped to remind me of the depth of the connection." 

MEF is a general church apportioned fund of which 25 percent is retained by our conference. But 100 percent of the giving to the Annual Conference Special Offering will go to United Methodist seminary and course of study students in the North Georgia Conference. 

Churches are invited to collect the offering any time before Annual Conference 2017, but many choose the first Sunday in June, June 4, 2017. One person from each local church will present a check from their church during the Service of Remembrance on Wednesday, June 14, at 2 p.m. 

Please give generously to the Annual Conference Special Offering. Make checks out to Mt. Carmel, marked for "Bishop's Offering."


Chapel in the Woods: Family Trip to Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary on May 20, 2017

Mark your calendars to visit this animal sanctuary in Locust Grove, Georgia.  (About an hour's drive from Norcross)

Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary is a Non-Profit Educational Sanctuary for exotic animals as well as farm animals. They also rehab hundreds of animals yearly through their Wild Life Rehabilitation program. 

Everyone should meet at Mt. Carmel at 11:00 and bring a picnic lunch. We'll carpool to Locust Grove, then enjoy our lunch at the Sanctuary picnic area.

Contact Cheryl Martin for more information or check the Noah's Ark website HERE.


Safe Sanctuary Training

Safe Sanctuary Training will be held on Thursday night, May 25th at 6:00 p.m. 

This training is for anyone who works with children or youth and has never had the training, or who is due to renew it (every 2 years). 

This will be a short session, probably under an hour, but is VERY important, especially if you plan to help with VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL or FAMILY PROMISE. 

Please RSVP to Lorrie Ignatius by Tuesday, May 23 at lorrie.ignatius@gmail.com or 770-265-9948 or check the box on the back of the Connect Card in your Sunday bulletin.


Kid's Corner

Registration for 
Vacation Bible School 
is almost full!
June 5 – 9, 2017

Spots are available for only 5 more children! Just click HERE to register your children and to volunteer. See Leslie Raymer for more information.


Girl Scout Gold Award Project: Support Our Veterans

As a part of her Girl Scout Gold Award Project, Riley Stark recently gave an interesting presentation to the UMW Night Circle on ways to support our Veterans. 

These include:
  • thanking a veteran in person 
  • spreading awareness of the need 
  • supporting projects such as the Veterans’ Monument in Peachtree Corners 
  • and supporting the Donation Drive that Riley has organized – see below
Donation Drive Wish List: 
100% of donations will go straight to Veterans!

NEW clothing: women's undergarments - all sizes, sports bras - sizes 34-44, long sleeve t-shirts - men and women sizes M-4X, men's underwear - sizes M-4X

Toiletries: feminine hygiene products, deodorant, hotel-sized shampoos, conditioners and soaps

Oher: grocery store gift cards, bottled water, arts & crafts supplies (crayons, markers, colored pencils, yarn, glue, glue sticks, copy paper, construction paper)

All donations should be left in the Veteran's Donation box in the church foyer.  Riley will pick them up through the first week in May and deliver to Veterans' groups.

For more information, email Riley Stark.  To help support the Veterans' Monument in Peachtree Corners, click HERE.  You can also visit www.va.gov to learn more about Veterans' Affairs.

Thank you Riley for helping us to support our Veterans!


Memorial Day Observances

Memorial Day Flowers
On Sunday, May 28, we will have an altar arrangement in memory of those who served our country and have died.

Their names will be listed in the bulletin, so please turn in names to be included to the church office. (Note that veteran’s who have not died will be honored on Veteran’s Day Sunday, November 12.) 

Flags in the Cemetery
Also in celebration of Memorial Day, the children of the church will place American flags on the graves of veteran’s in our cemetery. If you know of graves that should be marked, please notify the church office.


Youth News
(Some of the Mt. Carmel Youth at Homecoming - 2016)

There will be no Youth program this Sunday (May 14) since it is Mother's Day. 

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.


Women's Book Club

The next meeting of the Book Club will be on Friday, June 2nd at Vicki Walden's home.  The book of the month is, All Over But the Shoutin', by Rick Bragg.

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



Preschool 
Summer Camps


The Mt. Carmel Preschool 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
  • Gene Anglin: surgery on May 9
  • Lane Shutt's niece Emily: search for bone marrow donor
  • Judy Bagwell: recovering from knee surgery
  • Judy's sister Alice: recovering from surgery and awaiting radiation treatment
  • Jeanne Manget's sister: lumpectomy on May 11
  • Julie Jones: injured knee / surgery
  • Karen Martin (wife of incoming Rev. Michael Martin) -            cancer treatments
  • Mark & Diane Bond's nephew: battling cancer
  • Sigmon family: death of Kathy's uncle
  • Family & friends of Norcross High School student who died last week
  • Marilyn McGee: Gonzalez family - loss of family member
  • Craig German's friend: recovering from surgery
  • Ryan Jamieson: for easy recovery and successful results from 5 hour sleep apnea surgery
Thanksgivings
  • Cynthia Currence's daughter Anna: graduated from Ga. Southern
  • Christy Richmond: completed first week at new job and likes it
  • Jeanne Manget's birthday
  • Joan Garner: "significant" birthday
  • Blackwood's son-in-law: completed first year at Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Dick Thompson in church on Sunday
  • Richard & Tammy Smith in church on Sunday
  • Baptism of infant: Cade Christopher Quigley
  • One of the Family Promise families has moved into their own home


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
Revelation 21:1-7
Revelation 21:22-22:2


Birthdays this week:

Annie Hicks
Sammi Gilmore

Anniversaries 
this week:
Sam & Jacque Tapley
Ted & Lisa Klaren


Save the Date

CHANCEL CHOIR PRACTICE
MAY 10 - 7:00 PM
CHOIR ROOM

9:30 MUSICIANS PRACTICE MAY 10 - 8:30 PM
SANCTUARY

HOMEWORK CLUB PARTY
MAY 11 - 3:30 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

MID-HIGH YOUTH LOCK-IN
MAY 12 - 8:00 PM UNTIL
MAY 13 - 9:00 AM
DOWNSTAIRS

MOTHER'S DAY
MAY 14
(NO YOUTH PROGRAM)

MONDAY NIGHT STUDY
MAY 15 - 7:00 PM
HOPE HOUSE

PRESCHOOL END-OF-YEAR PARTY
MAY 16

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

MEN'S DINNER OUT
MAY 18 - 7:00 PM

COUNCIL ON MINISTRIES MTG.
MAY 20 - 9:00 AM
KATRINA STONE'S HOME

CHAPEL IN THE WOODS TRIP TO NOAH'S ARK ANIMAL SANCTUARY
MAY 20 - 11:00 AM

GRADUATES RECOGNIZED IN WORSHIP
MAY 21 - 9:30 & 11:00 AM
SANCTUARY

YOUTH SR. CELEBRATION
MAY 21 - 6:00 PM
SANCTUARY / FELLOWSHIP HALL

UMW NIGHT CIRCLE
MAY 22 - 7:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

SPR MEETING
MAY 23 - 6:00 PM
HOPE HOUSE

SAFE SANCTUARY TRAINING
MAY 25 - 6:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

MEMORIAL DAY
MAY 29 - CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED

PENTECOST
SUNDAY - JUNE 4

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
JUNE 5 - 9
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

CHILDREN'S SUNDAY
COMBINED WORSHIP
10:30 AM - SANCTUARY

HOST FAMILY PROMISE
JUNE 11 - 18
DOWNSTAIRS

NORTH GEORGIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
JUNE 13 - 15
ATHENS, GEORGIA

YOUTH MISSION TRIP -
BLACKFEET NATION, MONTANA
JUNE 17 - 25

PASTOR CYNDI AND ED'S LAST SUNDAY - COMBINED SERVICE - JUNE 18
WORSHIP - 10:30 AM
LUNCH - 11:30 AM

REVEREND MICHAEL AND KAREN MARTIN'S FIRST SUNDAY - COMBINED SERVICE - JUNE 25
WORSHIP - 10:30 AM
LUNCH - 11:30 AM


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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