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Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church
May 13, 2015




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Thank You for Health Kits

This morning, as I read of another earthquake in Nepal, I was grateful for you. I cannot imagine the stress experienced by those living in Nepal. As they are trying to get back into a normal way of being, another earthquake hit. 


On Sunday morning, you brought in health kits and health kit supplies for the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). These kits provide basic necessities to people who have been forced to leave their homes because of human conflict or natural disaster. 


These bags are bare essentials—a toothbrush, soap, washcloth. Imagine how welcome these would be to someone who has been walking and searching for safe shelter. 


When I saw the nail clippers, I imagined the hands of those who have been sorting through rubble and beginning the process of rebuilding. 


I am grateful to you for the ways that you reach out to others who are in stress-filled situations. At times it is tempting to withdraw from the news, circle the wagons, and pretend that all is well. You show a better way, a more Christlike way, to respond to suffering. Acknowledge that the world is not as it should be, say “no”, and in some way, enter the suffering and bring Christ’s healing presence.


It is only Wednesday, and already I have seen you making hospital visits, bringing a meal to someone with health problems, praying for one another on facebook, at meals and in small groups sharing hopes and fears, planning summer lunches for school children, and (in a few minutes) praying for those listed at the end of this newsletter.


And bringing health kits for people you have never met. Thank you.


I'll see you on Sunday,

Pastor Cyndi

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In the Newsletter this Week:
  • From the Pastor
  • Children's Ministry
  • NCM Help Needed May 17 & 24
  • Red Cross Blood Drive: May 27 - 2:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • UMW Day at the Lake: May 30 - Lake Hartwell
  • June is Music Month!  Your Songs Needed
  • Women's Book Club: June 12 at Posey Home
  • "Strikes for Jesus" Bowling: June 13 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Prayers / Thanksgivings
  • Ways to Make a Donation


Children's Ministry

Sunday School:

Our lesson this week is from Acts 27:13-44. 


Paul is under arrest for preaching the gospel and must sail to Rome to stand trial before Caesar. The dangerous journey gives Paul another opportunity to put his faith in God. 


Children will learn that God is trustworthy and he always cares about us. 


Vacation Bible School and Safe Sanctuary Training: 


Training for both VBS and Safe Sanctuary will take place on the following dates: 


  • Saturday, May 16: 10 - 12 
  • Sunday, May 17:  12:30 - 2:30 
  • Wednesday, May 27: 10 - 12 


If you work in our nursery, Children’s Worship, Homework Club, Sunday School, Youth, Family Promise or anything that involves direct contact with children or youth, you must complete Safe Sanctuary every two years. If you did not have SS last spring or during this school year --- It’s Time!


Safe Sanctuary training will be first, followed by VBS training about 45 minutes later. Please let me know which session you will attend. 



Help us reach the top for VBS 


Please check the bulletin board outside the sanctuary for the items that are still needed for VBS.


Take a "mountain climber" if you can - the items are due back by Sunday the 24th. Thank you!



Children’s Fall Retreat: September 11-13 Camp Glisson


The weekend of September 11-13, 2015 will be an opportunity for children across the conference to travel with their church group to Glisson Camp and Retreat Center in Dahlonega, GA. We will be housed in the Village cabins, eat family style in the new dining hall, worship together led by UM pastors, enjoy the unique activities available at Glisson, and meet, pray and play with children and adults from other congregations across the conference. 


Early Registration Fee: $110 per child. 

Deposit is $25 and is due to Mt. Carmel by June 9. Registrations are limited so register soon to get a space!


Marian Long   


Help Needed at NCM the Next Two Sundays
Norcross Cooperative Ministries is scheduled to receive large donations of food and supplies from a local church at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Sundays, May 17 and 24.  

Volunteers are needed at NCM to help unload these supplies. If any individuals or groups are available to help, please contact Shirley Cabe at NCM, or the Mt. Carmel church office

Norcross Cooperative Ministry
2275 Mitchell Road, Norcross, GA
770-263-0013


Donors Needed for Red Cross Blood Drive:   May 27 - 2:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Our Outreach Committee has scheduled a Red Cross Blood Drive at Mt. Carmel on Wednesday, May 27th and lots of donors are needed! 

Every pint donated can save up to THREE lives so please give if you can!

Click HERE to sign up online, sign up at the Blood Drive table in the Fellowship Hall on Sundays, or call the Red Cross at 1-800-RED-CROSS.


United Methodist Women's "Day at the Lake" - May 30th at Lake Hartwell

All women of the church are invited to enjoy a day of fun at the lake house of Margaret Crawford in Anderson, SC.  We'll leave the church at 9:00 a.m., arrive at about 10:30, and then have fun eating and socializing. (Returning around dinner time.)

Margaret has mentioned a boat ride for all who want to go, or others may decide to relax in the shade or float around in the lake for a while!  (remember to bring a swim suit and sunscreen!)

Lunch and snacks will be furnished, but it is VERY IMPORTANT that we give Margaret an accurate head count by MAY 15 so that she can plan accordingly.

If you'd like to join the fun, just check the box on the back of the Connect Card in your Sunday bulletin, or contact the church office  (or 770-449-4498)

And THANK YOU to Margaret for graciously hosting the group again this year!


June is Music Month at Mt. Carmel!

During worship services in June, we'll sing favorite songs and hymns of the congregation, so please send in your favorites!

Send to the church office, or list them on the Connect Card in your Sunday bulletin.


Mt. Carmel Women's Book

The Women's Book Club will meet again on Friday, June 12th at 7:00 p.m. This month the meeting will be at the home of Susan Posey.

This month's book is What Alice Forgot, by Liane Moriarity.

All women of the church are invited to join in the discussion, followed by light refreshments.  See Chris Bolton or Vicki Walden for more information.


"Strikes for Jesus" Coming Soon!

On Saturday, June 13th at 10:00 AM, all bowlers are invited to the Brunswick Bowling Lanes on Spalding Drive to try to topple the reigning "Strikes" champion, Pekka Ignatius!  

This is actually a "just for fun" fellowship event. ALL bowlers are invited, no matter how skilled, (or not!) and others are encouraged to come and watch. 

Please contact Neil Odom if you would like to bowl at this fun event. (770) 827-2122 or nonojo413@gmail.com


Prayers and Concerns

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

Prayers
  • Buddy & Kathy Atkins moving to Florida: safe travels & good move - we'll miss them
  • Neil Odom: assisted living resident who needs a wheelchair
  • Thomas Ivy - stroke - prayers for him and wife Joyce
  • Bob Pollock - CT scan on Wednesday to find cause of lesions on liver and blocked bile duct
  • New baby Lucas - son of Blake & Dahliana Harrington: born with rare & serious skin disease - in NICU - prayers for baby, parents, and finding the right doctors that know how to treat the disease
  • Dick Thompson's cousin: mother killed in auto crash after having stroke - first Mother's Day without her
  • Ellen Berlage's brother-in-law Dave
  • For Preschool teacher's husband David - cancer treatment
  • Roommate of Nora Ignatius - death of her aunt
  • John & Isabel Waller - death of their dog Taffy
  • Michelle Hammond - mother's who have lost children
  • Continued growth of our membership
  • Berkeley Lake resident Bruce - having open heart surgery next week - very sick
Thanksgivings
  • Lisa Long's son Cameron has moved here and was in church Sunday
  • For Lisa Long's great Mission Moment
  • Mandy Haecker graduated from Ga. State
  • All three Hinson girls at church Sunday
  • Raven Hinson graduated from UGA
  • Dawn Seigler back in church after surgery
  • Lorrie Ignatius: thanks to everyone for lovely reception last week for her retirement


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
This week in worship the lesson will be:

Romans 6:1-14


Birthdays this week:

Annie Hicks
Sammi Gilmore
Hal Crawford
Alexander Bailey
Jessalyn Salter Meeks

Anniversaries this week:
Sam & Jacque Tapley
Ted & Lisa Klaren
Ed & Cyndi McDonald


Save the Date

UMW OFFICERS' MTG.
MAY 13 - 6:00 PM
HOPE HOUSE

ADULT CHOIR PRACTICE
MAY 13 - 7:00 PM
CHOIR ROOM

9:30 MUSICIANS PRACTICE
MAY 13 - 8:30 PM
SANCTUARY

PRESCHOOL GRADUATION
MAY 14 - 12:00 PM
SANCTUARY / FELLOWSHIP HALL

HOMEWORK CLUB PARTY
MAY 14 - 3:30 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

LAST DAY OF PRESCHOOL 
MAY 15

PRESCHOOL BALLET RECITALS
MAY 16 - 9:30 AM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

VBS TRAINING
MAY 16 - 10:00 AM
LOWER HALL

VBS TRAINING 
MAY 17 - 12:30 PM
LOWER HALL

YOUTH DINNER / PROGRAM
MAY 17 - 5:15 PM
YOUTH HALL

YOUTH WORSHIP
MAY 17 - 7:00 PM
SANCTUARY 

MONDAY STUDY OF ACTS
MAY 18 - 7:00 PM
HOPE HOUSE

BROWN BAG STUDY
MAY 19 - 11:30 AM
HOPE HOUSE

COMMUNION AT ASSISTED LIVING HOME
MAY 21 - 9:45 AM

MEN'S MINISTRY MTG
MAY 21 - 7:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - GWINNETT COUNTY
MAY 22

PENTECOST
MAY 24

MEMORIAL DAY - OFFICE CLOSED
MAY 25

VBS TRAINING
MAY 27 - 10:00 AM
LOWER HALL

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
MAY 27 - 2:00 - 7:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

UMW DAY AT THE LAKE
MAY 30 
LAKE HARTWELL

SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER RECOGNITION
MAY 31 - 9:30 & 11:00 AM
SANCTUARY

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
JUNE 1 - 5

MUST SUMMER LUNCHES
JUNE 15 - 19 

YOUTH MISSION TRIP
JUNE 21 - 28

FAMILY PROMISE WEEK
JULY 12 - 19


Guest Password

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The current password is:  barbecue



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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