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Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church
April 27, 2016














Welcome, Charlotte Anne Bagwell!
Baptized on Sunday, April 24, 2016
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In the Newsletter this Week:
  • From Pastor Cyndi
  • Foyer Restoration
  • "Take a Closer Look" Classes
  • Kid's Corner
  • Foyer Restoration
  • Spring BBQ and Sweet Shop: April 29 and 30
  • Red Cross Blood Drive: May 2
  • Mother's Day Roses
  • Women's Book Club: May 6
  • Annual Conference Offering
  • Prayers / Thanksgivings
  • Ways to Make a Donation


Holy Moly!

Thank you for your welcome of Charlotte this Sunday as she became part of our church family. 

I wish that she could remember all the smiles you directed at her, and the promises you made to help her grow in faith. 

It’s humbling to consider all that she will learn from you in the years to come. This Sunday, we will read that love is patient and love is kind. She’ll learn that she is loved by the patience you show when she gets restless in church, and by your kindness in serving in ministries like Vacation Bible School and Sunday School. 

It’s amazing what children understand, isn’t it? At the 9:30 service, when Ruby and Henry brought the offering forward, they paused at the altar table. 

Ruby curtsied. Henry bowed. 

No one told them to do this. (I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone curtsy or bow as bringing forward the offering!) 

But their experiences in worship have taught them that serving as an usher is holy. Bringing gifts to God is sacred. 

In a similar way, on Maundy Thursday, children served Holy Communion. No one told them that this was holy. Yet somehow the children knew, and served with reverence. Children learn from watching us in worship. 

Thank you for the ways you teach them they are welcome, and that in these holy moments, God’s grace is present in an extraordinary way.










I’ll see you this Sunday,
Pastor Cyndi


More Than BBQ!

The Mount Carmel barbecue has been around so long that many of our neighbors call us the "Barbecue Church". Celebrate the BBQ tradition as you share all the ways that Mt Carmel makes a difference with a "more than BBQ" bumper magnet. Magnets are available at the church office and at the BBQ, while supplies last.
more than bbq bumper magnets


Preschool News
Well it is almost May which means we celebrate our Moms on May 5th and close out the year with our end of the year party on May the 19th. If the weather permits, our end of the year party will have a bouncy house and lots of outdoor fun. 

It’s been an amazing year with some amazing children. If you know of someone looking for a preschool home we would love to show them around so they can see how amazing Mt. Carmel kids are for themselves. All are welcome!

Preschool Director


AMA (Ask Me Anything) at the final "Take a Closer Look" session

This Sunday, May 1, the final Closer Look session will meet at 12:15 at Pastor Cyndi and Ed's home. After a ligt lunch, Pastor Cyndi will tell her call story and answer any questions you have about United Methodism, Mount Carmel. You don't have to attend previous sessions to be part of this class, everyone is welcome.

To make sure there is enough food for everyone, please RSVP to Katrina Stone.


Kid's Corner
Its time to start thinking about VBS which will take place June 6 - 10th from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm!! We had a great meeting this past Sunday, and have a strong core team of adult and youth volunteers forming for our Cave Quest VBS where we will be learning to Follow Jesus, our Light to the World! 

We still need additional youth volunteers to lead our Crews through the day, adults and youth to help with the daily rotations, and adults to help us with check in and check out each day. 

Please email if you can help out with set up, during VBS the entire week or a few times during the week, or in any other way. 

We are especially in need of a couple of adults to lead our crafts for the week in the Imagination Station. Please email lraymer.mtcarmel@gmail.com or call me at 404-664-2574. 

We are actively collecting paper towel rolls for decorations for our cavern in the Fellowship Hall; there will be a drop off box starting this Sunday for donations. Stay tuned for more information…

Calling All Youth!
For those of you who have not yet volunteered (and many thanks to the 16 of you who have!) VBS is right around the corner and it's time to sign-up to help!

Please email Leslie Raymer or Suzanne in the church office if you can help.

Thank you!
Leslie Raymer and Alison Alesi
VBS Co-Chairs


Pardon Our Mess!

The project to refurbish the vestibule at the main entrance to the 
sanctuary is underway! 

The work is expected to be completed in May. Thanks for your patience during this time.

The Mt. Carmel Board of Trustees


School Supplies Collected for NCM!

As a part of the Mt. Carmel Ministry Fair on Sunday, May 15th, we will pack school supplies to be given to local children by NCM in the fall.  See list below for supplies needed - must be dropped off at Mt. Carmel BY MAY 13TH!

hard cover notebooks (1" - 2" ring binders)
wide-ruled notebook paper 
pens 
pocket folders with brads 
composition books 
glue (stick & bottle) 
crayons 
markers 
Kleenex (boxes)
colored pencils 
scissors

(Supplies may be left in the NCM box in the foyer.)


Spring BBQ and Sweet Shop:
April 29 and 30

HELP NEEDED! 

The BBQ / Sweet Shop is right around the corner and LOTS of help is needed! 

If you can help, but have not yet signed up, you may call the church office to see what is needed. 

And don't forget to invite your friends and family! They'll get a great meal and support some important missions at the same time. 

Flyers are available in the church office, fellowship hall and sanctuary.


Blood Drive - Donors Needed! Monday, May 2:  4 - 8 pm

Hospital demand for blood products from the American Red Cross has increased recently. In fact, right now, blood is being sent to hospitals as quickly as donations come in. 

Please consider being a Red Cross blood donor at this critical time. 

If we exceed our blood drive goals, one donor will receive a $25 VISA gift card!!! All successful donors at the Mt Carmel blood drive will be eligible and one name will be drawn.

Three Ways to Sign Up:

  • Click HERE to sign up online, (sponsor code mtcarmelumc, or the zip code, 30092)
  • Call the Red Cross at 1-800-RED-CROSS
  • Email Julie Jones at jaj31@bellsouth.net


Mother's Day Roses

On Mother’s Day, May 8th, the Youth will once again place roses on the altar in honor or in memory of our mothers and those who have been like mothers to us.

 

If you would like to purchase a rose, please fill out the form in the Sunday bulletin and drop it into the offering plate or contact the church office by May 2, 2016.

 

Cost: $12.00 ~ includes vase, single rose with greenery and baby’s breath. (white rose in memory of ~ red rose in honor of)


Please make checks payable to Mt Carmel, marked "Rose."

All proceeds will benefit the Youth Summer Mission trip to McDowell County, WV.  Thanks for supporting our Youth!


Mt. Carmel Women's Book Club: May 6

The next meeting of the Women's Book Club is on Friday, May 6th at 7:00 p.m. in the Hope House.  All women are invited to attend for light refreshments and book discussion.

This month's book is In the Unlikely 
Event, by Judy Blume.
For more information, please contact Chris Bolton or Vicki Walden.


Annual Conference Special Offering: Action Ministries

On any given night, there are hundreds of families with children living in extended stay hotels in north Georgia. There are thousands more who are one paycheck, health crisis or car repair bill away from homelessness. In Georgia, we have the second highest rate of homeless veterans in the U.S., and we are in the top 10 for overall poverty rates in the nation. About 1 million of our kids are considered food-insecure. 

With the help of the North Georgia Annual Conference special offering, Action Ministries can Raise the Roof over the heads of families in need, providing them with the foundational pillars of hunger relief, housing and educational opportunities.

You are encouraged to give generously to the Annual Conference offering. Place a check in your church offering plate made out to the church with "AC Offering" in the memo line. Pastor Cyndi will then present one check from Mt. Carmel during the Service of Remembrance at Annual Conference on Wednesday, June 8. 

Find more about Annual Conference 2016 at www.ngumc.org/AC2016


Prayers and Concerns

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

Prayers
  • Maxine Follmer: leg injury
  • From Ragons: Gloria in rehab after surgery
  • From Jensen/Roe family: Tim, Cliff, Glen and Shelby - all have cancer  /  George - paraplegic with cellulitis  /  family of Beth who died one year ago from brain tumor
  • Diane Bond's niece: for good pregnancy - due in Oct.
  • Help with BBQ
  • Phil Griffin's friend died in auto accident - prayers for wife and 3 young children
  • Cindy Jones - death of her father
  • Pastor Cyndi's cousin Lisa - in hospice care
  • Gary Leazer: death of his daughter on Wednesday
Thanksgivings
  • Connie Hull in church on Sunday
  • Gene & Linda Anglin in church on Sunday
  • Katrina Stone's father: procedure went well - results next month
  • Leslie Raymer: good message on Sunday
  • David Jones and the Anglins: both thankful for visits, calls & concern from Pastor Cyndi and the congregation
  • Steve Pearson: for music & fellowship at concert by "Song of Atlanta" - group the Carol Jamieson sings with


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
1 Corinthians 13:1-13


Birthdays this week:

Julie Ragon Downs
Zach Zwicky
Kelly Klaren
Mandi Piepmeier
Heather Medlock
Jo Minor
Jim Mitcham
Joan Garner
Sam Tapley
Cela Kilmer
John Posey
David Jamieson
John Charles Roe

Anniversaries this week:
Hal & Margaret Crawford
Bobby and Vicki Walden


Save the Date

FOYER RESTORATION
PRESENT - MAY
SANCTUARY

CHOIR PRACTICE
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27
7:00 PM - CHOIR ROOM

9:30 MUSICIANS PRACTICE
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27
8:30 PM - SANCTUARY

HOMEWORK CLUB 
THURSDAY, APRIL 28
3:30 PM - FELLOWSHIP HALL

BBQ AND SWEET SHOP
FRIDAY & SATURDAY,
APRIL 29 & 30
11:00 UNTIL .....

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK
MAY 1 - 11:00 AM
YOUTH ROOM

VBS PLANNING MTG.
MAY 1 - 12:15 PM
ROOM 112/114

CONFIRMATION CLASS
MAY 1 - 4:00 PM
YOUTH ROOM

YOUTH PARENT MTG.
MAY 1 - 4:00 PM
LOWER FELLOWSHIP HALL

YOUTH DINNER/PROGRAM
MAY 1 - 5:15 PM
YOUTH HALL / ROOMS

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
MAY 2:- 4:00 - 8:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

MONDAY STUDY
MAY 2 - 7:00 PM
HOPE HOUSE

WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB
MAY 6 - 7:00 PM
HOPE HOUSE

MOTHER'S DAY
MAY 8

NO YOUTH PROGRAM
MAY 8

PENTECOST / MINISTRY FAIR
MAY 15
9:30 & 11:00 AM
SANCTUARY & FELLOWSHIP HALL

BAPTISM AT THE RIVER
MAY 22 - 9:30 AM

CONFIRMATION SUNDAY
MAY 22 - 10:30 AM 
ONE SERVICE ONLY

THANK YOU LUNCH BY YOUTH
MAY 22 - 11:30 AM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
JUNE 6 - 10

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

MUST LUNCH PREPARATION
JUNE 20 - 24

FAMILY PROMISE
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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