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Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church
June 8, 2016
Vacation Bible School Fun this Week!
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In the Newsletter this Week:
  • Pastor Cyndi at Annual Conference
  • Worship at Kiko's - Holy Guacamole!
  • Kid's Corner
  • Children's Sunday: June 12 - 10:30
  • Youth Mission Trip Commissioning: June 12 - 10:30
  • Lunch by Youth: June 12 - 11:30
  • Father's Day Carnations
  • Art Date: June 10
  • MUST Lunch Preparation: June 20 - 24
  • Family Promise: July 3 - 10
  • CPR Class Offered by Preschool: July 12
  • Prayers / Thanksgivings
  • Ways to Make a Donation


Pastor Cyndi at Annual Conference


Pastor Cyndi joins others of our Methodist leadership in Athens, Georgia this week at the North Georgia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Annual Conference involves worship, fellowship and decision making that effects Mt. Carmel, our district and our conference.

Mt. Carmel is well connected with Annual Conference this year:
  • These banners were made at Mt. Carmel by Pastor Cyndi and Katrina Stone! They are made of mission trip t-shirts from each of those who will be presented as Candidates for Ministry at this Conference.
  • A chalice which was made by Carol Bryant's sister and given to Mt. Carmel was one chosen by the Bishop to be used at Holy Communion during the opening service.
  • And past Mt. Carmel member, Atticus Hicks, will be one of the Music leaders in Athens this year!
Please keep all of the Annual Conference participants in your prayers for a good and productive week!


Holy Guacamole!

Will you be a part of these summer worship services at Kiko's Mexican restaurant?

Starting June 13, on Mondays around 6:30, you're invited to arrive at Kiko's (at the corner of Medlock Bridge Rd. and South Old Peachtree), order dinner, and then be a part of a worship service at 7 pm. The hope is that when you are traveling or unable to attend Sunday morning worship, you will come to this family-friendly service.

There will be music, scripture, an offering, and a message for all ages. 

If this worship service were only about us, and a convenient time for us to gather after vacation weekends, then It would be a lot more convenient to have these services in our sanctuary. Kiko’s doesn’t have song sheets or a piano, microphones, stained glass windows or an organ. 

Why would we ever go anywhere else when we have such a beautiful sanctuary? 

Having a worship service at Kiko’s makes a statement that anyone is welcome. We hope that this service will give our neighbors a taste of what the Mount Carmel people are like, and encourage them in joining us in trusting Jesus and lives that reflect a love of God and neighbor. 


Children's Corner

Vacation Bible School is Going Wonderfully!

THANKS to all of the volunteers who are helping make our Cave Quest VBS possible this week. We truly would not be able to do this without you all!  

And I am also VERY appreciative of everyone whose help is making my 
first year at Mt. Carmel a fun experience! Mt. Carmel volunteers are the BEST!

Remember to come to church at 10:30 this Sunday to see what Vacation Bible School was all about!


Summer Sunday School and Other Fun Summer Stuff!
This summer, our Sunday school theme will be ‘A Summer of Service’ and we also have lots of other fun activities planned before school begins again!

Here is our Summer Schedule:
June 19: In Sunday School, we'll make greeting cards for our Family Promise guests.  Max Follmer will lead the charge this week since I'll be away at "Paddle Georgia."  Thanks Max!

June 26: Movie Night!  (Watch for more details about this one!)

July 3: Family Promise Set-Up - Volunteers will stay after the 11:00 service to set up the downstairs rooms. Children may enjoy staying with their families to help make the rooms feel comfortable and cheerful for our Family Promise guests!

July 24: The Children's Dept. is in charge of a Quesadilla Lunch Fundraiser at 11:30 a.m., following the 10:30 a.m. Youth Sunday worship service. Watch for more information on when to sign up to help!

July 16 - 17:  Kid's Camping in the Fellowship Hall - We'll arrive about 4:00 on Saturday, have lots of fun, sleep-over, then be ready for church on Sunday morning!

August 7: Blessing of the Backpacks during the Worship services, Promotion Sunday for Sunday school classes, then Water Fun in the afternoon at 2:00!

I'm looking forward to a fun summer with you all!

Children's Director
404-664-2574


This Week is Children's Sunday!
June 12 - 10:30 AM Worship

On June 12th there will be ONE worship service only and our VBS Children will lead it!

Come and hear the songs and see the video of all of the fun that was had during Vacation Bible School this week!







(Youth Commissioning 2015)

2016 Youth Mission Trip Commissioning: 
June 12 - 10:30 AM

During the worship service at 10:30 on June 12, the 2016 Youth Mission Trip team will be commissioned for their trip to McDowell County, West Virginia.  They will leave on June 19. 

Thank you for your support of the youth; please keep them in your prayers, as well as those that they will be serving.


Thank You Lunch by Youth: 
June 12 - 11:30 AM

Following the Children's Sunday worship, the Mt. Carmel Youth will provide lunch as a Thank You for the congregation's ongoing support.

Plan to stay and enjoy lunch with our Youth and congregation!


Father’s Day Carnations 

On Father’s Day, June 19th, carnations will be placed on the altar in honor or in memory of our fathers, and those who have been like fathers to us. 

If you would like to purchase a carnation, please fill out the form in the Sunday bulletin and return it to the church office or call the office by Thursday, June 16th

Cost: $12.00 which includes vase, carnation (white in memory of / red in honor of) with greenery and baby’s breath.

Please make your check payable to Mt. Carmel UMC marked “Carnation”.

All proceeds will go toward the Youth Summer Mission Trip to McDowell County, West Virginia. Thank you!


Art Date in June
Reception and Awards Presentation
Friday, June 10, from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Kudzu Art Zone - Gallery & Art Center
116 Carlyle St., Norcross, GA

Please join us as we attend the opening of Kudzu Art Zone's Open Juried Exhibition. This is the fourth year for this event and has proven to be record breaking in the number of artists participating and artwork submissions received. 

There will be so many wonderful works of art on display, you don't want to miss this event! 

EVERYONE WILL MEET AT THE GALLERY.


MUST Ministries Summer Lunch Program
June 19, 20 - 24

During the week of June 20-24 we will prepare 1000 lunches for the MUST Summer Lunch Program. These lunches will go to children who would normally get a free lunch during the school year, but may otherwise not have any lunch during the summer.

With your help, we will once again have a very successful week. Donations of juice boxes, chips, sweet snacks, sliced ham, turkey, bologna and cheese singles are needed to prepare these lunches.

We also need volunteers for the week!

On Sunday, June 19, we'll need help filling lunch bags after each worship service. There will be a light lunch provided after the 11:00 service so that those who attend the 9:30 service can fill bags, then stay for lunch, while 11:00 service attenders can have lunch first, then stay to help fill bags. Then we will be ready to roll on Monday morning.

Volunteers are also needed Monday thru Friday mornings from 9:00 until 10:30 to make 200 sandwiches each day and add them to the lunch bags.

If you can volunteer your time on Sunday, or any day during the week, or donate any of the items listed above, please call Joanne Ragon (770-271-7350), contact the church office, or check the boxes on the back of the Connect Cards in your Sunday bulletin.

Donations need to be at the church by June 19th. Thank you! Your help is greatly appreciated!


All Music Sunday / Summer Lunch & Ice Cream Contest!  June 26, 2016

Sunday, June 26 will begin with ONE worship service only at 10:30 am. This combined worship service will feature many of your favorites songs, and both the 9:30 musicians and the 11:00 choir will participate. Mark your calendar for this fun service!  

Following the worship service, there will be a SUMMER LUNCH of grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, and a Homemade Ice Cream Contest! 

All food will be provided, only the ice cream makers need to bring anything. 

If you think you make the BEST ice cream, please bring a freezer full to enter into the contest. The winner will be presented with the prestigious “Golden Scoop” award!


Family Promise: July 3 - 10

Happy summer to all! 
This summer we will once again be a host church in the Gwinnett County Family Promise Program. We will host pre-screened homeless families in our church for a week, providing them with housing, food, fellowship, and most importantly, love. 

LOTS of volunteers are needed for the week, including dinner and overnight hosts, van drivers, meal providers, set up and tear down helpers, and laundry angels. 

Save the date, and sign up this Sunday to serve our  neighbors in need. 

It is truly a blessing to serve in this amazing ministry, seeing the Sunday school classrooms transformed into safe, cozy, inviting spaces for families in crisis, getting to know the guests and just being able to love them, providing needed food. Every act of love and service is a dot that connects our guests to independence. 

I look forward to serving alongside you! If you have any questions, please message lila.hunter@gmail.com or lorrie.ignatius@gmail.com. 

If you are new to Family Promise, Family Promise training and Safe Sanctuary training will be arranged for you. 

In His Love, 
Lila Hunter


CPR Class Offered by Preschool

Do you need to take a CPR Class, or renew your certificate?
Here is an easy, convenient way to do that, thanks to the Mt. Carmel Preschool! 

The Preschool will offer a CPR class in the Mt. Carmel Fellowship Hall on Tuesday, July 12 from 9:00 AM - Noon.

Cost is $20.00, plus extra if you will need childcare.
June 30 is the DEADLINE to sign up, so contact the church office or Preschool Director, Cindy Bill if you'd like to attend.


Prayers and Concerns

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

Prayers and Concerns
  • Andy Loftis: surgery on June 14
  • Gunther Trentini & family: death of Gunther's father, Orlando, in Brazil 
  • Morgan Nichelson: recovering from surgery
  • Jan Dodd: death of her friend Martha
  • Gene & Linda Anglin
  • Marilyn Reynolds: upcoming surgery
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Sam Tapley's friend has to have hysterectomy
  • Craig German's nephew's wife: mastectomy, but lymph nodes are clear
  • John Waller's friend Craig: cancer
  • For North Georgia Annual Conference this week in Athens, GA
  • For a cancer cure, successful treatments, and a happy, injury & disease-free summer for everybody
Thanksgivings
  • MANY couples celebrating wedding anniversaries!
  • Visitors at church on Sunday
  • Craig German's birthday (June 1)


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 Lesson
Verses from Bible School


Birthdays this week:

Rebecca Smith
Casey Bell
Megan Banks
Julie Jones
Amanda Smith
Ann Jeth

Anniversaries this week:
Michael & Sherry Blackwood


Save the Date

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
JUNE 6 - 10
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

N. GA. ANNUAL CONFERENCE
JUNE 7 - 9
ATHENS, GEORGIA

CHOIR PRACTICE
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8
7:00 CHOIR ROOM

NO 9:30 MUSICIANS PRACTICE THIS WEEK

CHILDREN'S SUNDAY
JUNE 12 - 10:30 AM
SANCTUARY

YOUTH COMMISSIONED FOR MISSION TRIP
JUNE 12 - 10:30 AM
SANCTUARY

LUNCH BY YOUTH
JUNE 12 - 11:30 AM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

YOUTH DINNER / PROGRAM
JUNE 12 - 5:15 PM
YOUTH HALL / ROOMS

FINANCE COMMITTEE
JUNE 12 - 6:30 PM
HOPE HOUSE

ADMINISTRATIVE BOARD
JUNE 12 - 7:30 PM
ROOM 112/114

HOLY GUACAMOLE!
JUNE 13 - 7:00 PM
WORSHIP AT KIKO'S RESTAURANT
(6:30 TO ORDER DINNER)

MEN'S MINISTRY MEETING
JUNE 16 - 7:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

FATHER'S DAY
SUNDAY, JUNE 19
WORSHIP AT 9:30 & 11:00
SANCTUARY

YOUTH MISSION TRIP TO MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV
JUNE 19 - 25

MUST LUNCH PREPARATION
JUNE 19 - ALL MORNING
FELLOWSHIP HALL

MUST LUNCH PREPARATION
JUNE 20 - 24: 9:00 AM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

HOLY GUACAMOLE!
JUNE 20 - 7:00 PM
WORSHIP AT KIKO'S RESTAURANT 
(6:30 TO ORDER DINNER)

ALL MUSIC SUNDAY
JUNE 26
WORSHIP: 10:30 AM

COOK-OUT LUNCH & 
ICE CREAM CONTEST!
JUNE 26: 11:30 AM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

HOST FAMILY PROMISE GUESTS
JULY 3 - 10


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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