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Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church
July 5, 2017










Youth Sunday! - July 9 - 10:30 AM
Lunch by Children's Ministry - 11:30 AM
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In the Newsletter this Week:
  • A Note from Reverend Michael
  • Name tags Please!
  • Youth Sunday / Lunch: July 9
  • Women's Book Club: July 7
  • Family Trip to Stone Mountain: July 8
  • NCM Needs
  • Thank You for the Summer Lunch Help!
  • Trip to Gwinnett Braves Game: July 20
  • Youth News
  • Preschool Consignment Sale
  • Prayers / Thanksgivings
  • Ways to Make a Donation


A Note from Rev. Michael

Came across this thought today and wanted to share it with you: 

" What is happening to our world?," some ask.

ISIS is inspiring terrorism around the globe; North Korea is advancing its nuclear weapons capabilities; the European Union is fracturing; China's military reach is expanding; violence at home seems to be escalating. 

But the world is no more fallen today than it was last year. And Jesus is no less powerful than he has ever been. He warned us, "In the world you will have tribulation." But then he added, "Take heart; I have overcome the world." 

It's vital that we see our world through a biblical lens, that we view temporal events in light of eternal truth. I encourage you in troubling times to remember what matters most: God loves us personally and passionately. "The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases." 

Blessings, 
Rev. Michael


Name Tags Please!

For the next few Sundays, everyone is asked to please wear a name tag with your full name to help Rev. Michael and Karen get to know us all.

Adhesive name tags and pens will be available at the back and front entrances of the church. Thank you!


Youth Sunday: July 9 - 10:30 AM

Plan to be here as the Mt. Carmel Youth lead the service, serve Holy Communion, and share their mission trip experiences serving the people in Blackfeet Nation, Montana. 

There will also be a Quesadilla Lunch provided by the Mt. Carmel Children's Ministry after the Youth Sunday service. Donations are appreciated and will benefit our children’s department. 


Women's Book Club

The Mt. Carmel Women's Book Club will meet on Friday, July 7th at 7:00 pm at the home of Chris Bolton.  

All women are invited to attend for light refreshments and discussion of this month's book, Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir, by Frances Mayes.

Contact Chris Bolton for more information or directions.


Family Trip to Stone Mountain: July 8

Bring your blanket or chairs and join in the fun at the Stone Mountain Laser Light show on Saturday, July 8. 

We will have our spot on the lawn marked with red & white balloons at 5:00 p.m. Admission to the park is $15, but then the Laser Light Show is free. You can bring your own food or purchase food at several venues around the lawn. 

Plan now to enjoy this evening with your Mount Carmel Family. See Gail Bolton with any questions.


NCM Needs

Norcross Cooperative Ministry depends on our help to assist those in need all year, but right now and throughout the summer they will particularly need: 

jelly (in plastic bottles or jars)
canned chicken 
macaroni & cheese
canned fruit
cereal
peanut butter (in plastic jars)
meals in a can (Spaghettios and Chef Boyardee Ravioli are examples) 

And please remember to check the expiration date to ensure that we're donating products that can be used!

Thanks,
Christy Richmond - Mt. Carmel's NCM Representative



Thank You for the Summer Lunch Help!

Joanne Ragon and MUST Ministries would like to thank everyone for your participation in the Summer Lunch Program last week!

We were able to deliver 200 lunch bags each day for children who would normally receive free or reduced priced lunches at their school.

Whether you donated food, came and worked tirelessly one or more days, or both, it was greatly appreciated!


Trip Planned to Gwinnett Braves Game: 
July 20

The United Methodist Men are sponsoring an outing to see the Gwinnett Braves on Thursday evening, July 20. The Braves will play the Indianapolis Indians at 7:05 pm. 

This outing is open to all church members, families, couples, etc. A 40 person upper deck area has been reserved along the 3rd base line. 

UMM is sponsoring the first 20 persons who sign up. After that, tickets will be $25 per person. This event does NOT include your meal, only the entrance ticket.

There is a signup sheet in the back of the sanctuary. It will be first come, first served. Plan to car pool if possible. There is a $5 per car parking fee at Cool Ray Field. 

If you have any questions, please see Mark Bond or Dick Easley.


Youth News
Photo from Mission Trip to Montana!

Everybody is encouraged to attend the Youth Sunday service on July 9th!  If you're participating, please arrive at 8:45 a.m. for a run through!

Youth Dinner and Program will happen as usual that afternoon 
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.


Preschool Consignment Sale in the Fall
 
The Mt. Carmel Preschool will participate in a consignment sale this September and they need our help!

The sale will be at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Peachtree Corners and will include children’s items as well as household things.

If you are cleaning out closets before we head back to school and have children’s fall/winter clothing, shoes, sports equipment or toys, or any household items you are getting rid of, we would love to take it off of your hands! 

All proceeds benefit the Preschool. Last March we made almost $1,000 at the consignment sale and we are hoping to do the same in September! 

Just bring your donated items into the church office any weekday this summer and we will take it from there. I can also provide you with a receipt for your taxes next year.

Thank you!
Cindy Bill - Preschool Director


Prayers and Concerns

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

Prayers and Concerns
  • Family of Rev. Brian Davis who died last Friday
  • Cynthia Currence: the poor in DRC & Rwanda, also for her daughters & granddaughter
  • Sarah O'Leary's grandmother: broken femur & worsened memory loss after surgery
  • For our country
  • Sherry Blackwood's friend Sonya: risky medical procedure on Monday
  • Karen Martin: cancer / chemo treatments
  • Dorothy Edwards' friends Ann& Sara - illness
  • Joy Pakalapati's friend Marnette - ill
  • Ignatius' friend Puulia Pere: - health issues
  • Steve Riviere's friend Donny: kidney problem
  • Johnny Carroll's friend Jim - stage 4 lung cancer
  • Lane Shutt: more medical tests 
  • Ignatius' friend Saila Hanninen: 35 yr. old / stage 4 lung cancer - never smoked
Thanksgivings
  • Katrina Stone's son moving back home
  • Jeanne Manget's daughter getting married on Saturday
  • Cynthia Currence: for safe travel and to be back home
  • Visitors at church this week
  • Carl & Joan Garner's 46th anniversary
  • Blackwood's grandchildren visiting for 3 weeks
  • Pekka Ignatius' father doing well after stints put in place
  • Isabel Waller back from China - her mother is doing well after surgery 


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
Selections chosen by the
Mt. Carmel Youth


Birthdays this week:

Alex Pittman
Danielle Tuthill
Elizabeth Crawford
Elizabeth Sigmon
Deb Pittman
Sandra Merriman
Spencer Grogin
Alex Smith
Shelia Trentini

Anniversaries 
this week:
Mark & Connie Bagwell
Carl & Joan Garner
Dan & Sandra Merriman
James & Diana Nishimuta


Save the Date

NO CHOIR OR 9:30 PRACTICE THIS WEEK:
JULY 5

WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB
JULY 7 - 7:00 PM
CHRIS BOLTON'S HOME

STEWARDSHIP PLANNING MEETING
JULY 8 - 2:00 PM
CURRENCE HOME

FAMILY TRIP TO STONE MOUNTAIN LASER SHOW
JULY 8 - 5:00 PM
MEET AT STONE MTN. LAWN

YOUTH SUNDAY
JULY 9 - 10:30 AM
LUNCH BY CHILDREN'S MINISTRY - 11:30 AM

9:30 MUSICIANS PRACTICE
JULY 12 - 7:00 PM
SANCTUARY
(NO CHOIR PRACTICE IN JULY / 9:30 PRACTICE MOVED TO 7:00 EACH WEEK IN JULY)

YOUTH RAFTING / CAMPING
JULY 15-16

SUNDAY SERVICES
JULY 16 - 9:30 & 11:00 AM
SANCTUARY

PRESCHOOL SUMMER CAMP
JULY 17 - 20
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

CONNECT TEAM MTG.
THURSDAY, JULY 20
5:30 PM - HOPE HOUSE

TRIP TO GWINNETT BRAVES 
JULY 20
GAME TIME - 7:05 PM
COOL RAY STADIUM

KIDS CAMP-OUT AT CHURCH
SAT. - SUN. / JULY 22 - 23
5:30 PM - FELLOWSHIP HALL

YOUTH TO STONE MOUNTAIN
JULY 29

BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS
AUGUST 6 - 9:30 & 11:00 AM
SANCTUARY

HOST FAMILY PROMISE
AUGUST 6 - 13

C.O.M. PLANNING RETREAT
AUGUST 19 - 10:00 AM
ROOM 112/114

HOMECOMING
AUGUST 20 - 10:30 AM /
POTLUCK LUNCH
12:00 PM

FIRST DAY OF PRESCHOOL
AUGUST 28 - 9:30 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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