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Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church
July 26, 2017















Blessing of Backpacks!
Sunday, August 6th - 9:30 & 11:00
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In the Newsletter this Week:
  • A Note from Reverend Michael
  • Lunch Bunch: July 30 
  • Monday Study: July 31
  • NCM Needs
  • Youth News
  • Thank You Very Much
  • Outreach Opportunity: Family Promise Aug. 6 - 13
  • Homecoming / Heritage Sunday: August 20
  • Blessing of School Supplies / Backpacks
  • Kid's Corner
  • Sunday Teachers / Nursery Volunteers Needed
  • Women's Book Club: August 4
  • Preschool Consignment Sale
  • Prayers / Thanksgivings
  • Ways to Make a Donation


A Note from 
Rev. Michael

Here is a good way to start your day. Pray this prayer:

Lord, I come thirsty. I come to drink, to receive. 

I receive your Love. Nothing can separate me from your love. 

I receive your oversight. I belong to you and you look out for me

I receive your victory. My sins are pardoned. My death is defeated.

I receive your energy. I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.  Amen

Blessings,
Reverend Michael


Lunch Bunch: July 30
Hot Rocks Grill

Everyone is invited to join the Lunch Bunch after church on Sunday.

This week we'll meet at about 12:15 at the Hot Rocks Grill,
4941 S. Old Peachtree Rd., Suite F, Peachtree Corners, GA

(Right out of church / Left just BEFORE you get to Peachtree Industrial Blvd - turn in at the Dunkin Donuts / Hot Rocks is just next door!)

Hope you can come! See Wynne Buran with any questions.


Monday Night Study: July 31

The Monday Night Bible Study will meet in the Hope House at 7:00 on July 31. 

We're still reading 2nd Samuel --- and --- I do believe King David is going to be meeting  ☆☆Susan Hayward☆☆ ... er ... I mean Bathsheba!  Come join us!


NCM Needs

Norcross Cooperative Ministry has updated their list of items needed this week. 

Items needed are: saltine crackers, canned soup, & cereal. 

Donations may be left at Mt. Carmel in the NCM bin near the handicap entrance. Of course monetary donations are always appreciated too. Just make your check payable to Mt. Carmel, mark it for NCM, and drop it into the offering plate. Thank you!


Youth News
Saturday, July 29:  Youth to Stone Mountain Laser Show! 
RSVP to Emily - As a youth group we will be going to the Stone Mountain Laser Show THIS Saturday, July 29th. We will leave for the park at 4:00 pm from Mt. Carmel (weather permitting). 

No Youth program on Sunday, July 30.

Kid's Water Fun Day - August 6 from 2-4:  If any youth are available to help with this event, that would be awesome! Youth will have access to the slide from 4-5, so bring your suit and have some fun before youth this day!!

The regular Youth Dinner and Program happens on Sunday evenings, beginning 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.


Thank You Very Much

Many thanks to everyone for the kind words, cards, and prayers over the passing of my mother, Sheila Bailey. 

We will miss her terribly, but are relieved that she is no longer suffering. Please know that your love and kindnesses are greatly appreciated. 

Love, 
Anne and Dan Bailey


Outreach Opportunity - Sign up NOW! 

Family Promise Host Week #2 is Sunday, 
August 6th - August 13th.

If you have never helped with Family Promise before, here's your chance to give it a try. If you've helped in the past, you are welcome to help again! There are plenty of slots to go around. 

Click HERE to see the current schedule. 

Contact Julie Jones with questions or to sign up for a slot (or two). She will add you to the on-line schedule. 

Featured volunteer slot: MEAL PROVIDER 
Meal providers buy food & prepare a meal. Details about the exact numbers of guests and food allergies/restrictions will be provided just before our Host week. 

Meal-time is tentatively set for 6 pm, but is dependent on guest schedules. You can arrange to drop the food off in advance -- just provide instructions so the dinner hosts know how to heat up the meal.

If you can provide the meal AND be the Dinner Host for that same meal, that is a huge help and gives you a chance to meet the Family Promise guests. 

Meat and sides are typically preferred to casseroles. That type of menu also makes it easier for 2 or more people to share in the cost and work of providing the meal. Drinks and condiments are covered and dessert is optional (but appreciated). It's great to have leftovers for the families to use for lunches. 

In addition to dinner on Sunday - Saturday, we also need Meal Providers for a hot breakfast on Saturday morning and in June, we had box lunches donated that were very popular with the guests. Grab and go convenience is really helpful for these families that often have lots of time on the road getting to work, daycare, YMCA/ Day Center (for showers) from the host churches.


Homecoming / Heritage Sunday 

Mark your calendar for Homecoming/Heritage Sunday on August 20 at 10:30 am. 

We’ll journey back in time as we listen to “Voices From The Past” and meet church members from the 1800's to the 20th century sharing tales about Mt. Carmel’s history. 

After the service, everyone is invited to our traditional “covered dish” lunch in the Fellowship Hall. Please bring a food item or two to share, and we’ll continue the day of celebration of Mt. Carmel!


School Supplies & Backpack Blessings:

Blessing of school supplies for Simpson Elementary School: This Sunday, July 30: Rev. Michael will bless the school supplies collected by the Mt. Carmel Men to be donated to Simpson Elementary School students.

Traditional Blessing of the Backpacks: On Sunday, August 6, all students are invited to bring their backpacks to church to be blessed before the start of a new school year!  Gwinnett County schools will be back in session on Monday, August 7.


Kid's Corner: Water Fun on August 6    
Join us for a Water Fun Day 
from 2 - 4 pm, on Sunday, August 6!

We will have a water slide, water games and a splash pool for the little guys, so come and get wet on a hot summer day with us!

Youth Note: If any youth are available to help with the event, that would be awesome! Youth will have access to the slide from 4-5, so bring your suit and have some fun before youth this day!!

Cheers!
Leslie


Sunday school worship and wonderSunday School Teachers and
Nursery Volunteers Needed

Our Children's Department is in need of Sunday School Teachers for the fall, winter, and spring terms! 

We need a commitment of one class a month with either the Pre-K through 2nd grade class, or the 3rd to 5th graders. 

We also have the following Nursery Volunteer positions open:

Infant Nursery: 9:30 - 1st Sunday of EVEN months
Infant Nursery: 9:30 - 5th Sundays
3-5 Yr Olds: 10:45 - 2nd Sundays in Jan., April, May, July, August, September, November & December

Our children are such a special part of our church - please consider filling one of these spots and let them know how important they are to us!

Please email or call Leslie if you can help.  Thank you!
404-664-2574   /   lraymer.mtcarmel@gmail.com


Women's Book Club

The next meeting of the Mt. Carmel Women's Book Club will be on Friday, August 4th.  

PLEASE NOTE: This month we will meet with our friend Dawn Seigler at Ivy Hall Assisted Living Center at 7:00 p.m.

(5690 Statebridge Rd., Alpharetta, GA  30022)

This month's book is The Snow Child, by Eowyn Ivey.

See Chris Bolton or Vicki Walden with any questions.


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
  • Jerry McDonald: rehab from broken arm / fall
  • Family of Bill Chappell who died on July 17
  • Ted & Lisa Klaren: moving to Kentucky
  • Cheryl Martin's friend Patty: death of her mother
  • Bagwell's friend Reggie: kidney failure / dialysis
  • Bagwell's friend Patsy: breast cancer / CT scan
  • Amanda Bagwell's grandparents: both in hospice care
  • Judy Bagwell's sister Alice: side effect from radiation
  • Karen Martin: cancer / chemo treatments
  • Jo Minor's brother Lee: traumatic brain injury from motorcycle accident
  • Isabel Waller: for her mother's health & daughter's career
  • Carol Bryant: for teachers & staff preparing for new school year
  • Jacque Tapley's nephew Shawn
  • Katrina Stone's son - safe travels as he drives cross country beginning August 1 to move home
  • Wynne Buran's son Erol
  • Brother of Dawn Seigler's friend Cheryl Ann - cancer
  • Donna Riviere: MS treatment
Thanksgivings
  • Ernie Richmond's birthday
  • Thanks to Men for sponsoring trip to Brave's game, and thanks from Men to everybody who attended


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
Romans 8:26-31
Genesis 22:1-18


Birthdays this week:

Andy Garner
Emily Lalor
Linda Youngblood
Courtnay Roe
Andrew Raye
Dave Whitlow
Allie Bell

Anniversaries 
this week:
Loyd & Marilyn McGee
Billy & JoAnn Weathers
Michael & Karen Martin
Craig & Jan German
David & Cindy Jones


Save the Date

9:30 MUSICIANS PRACTICE
JULY 26 - 7:00 PM
SANCTUARY
(NO CHOIR PRACTICE IN JULY / 9:30 PRACTICE MOVED TO 7:00 EACH WEEK IN JULY)

YOUTH TO STONE MOUNTAIN
JULY 29 - 4:00 PM
MEET AT CHURCH

WORSHIP SERVICES
JULY 30 - 9:30 & 11:00 AM
SANCTUARY

MONDAY NIGHT STUDY
JULY 31 - 7:15 PM
HOPE HOUSE 

WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB
AUGUST 4 - 7:00 PM
IVY HALL - SEE ARTICLE

STEWARDSHIP MEETING
AUGUST 5 - 2:00 PM
CURRENCE HOME

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

KID'S WATER FUN DAY
AUGUST 6 - 2:00 - 4:00 PM
MT. CARMEL

HOST FAMILY PROMISE
AUGUST 6 - 13

YOUTH PARENT MTG.
AUGUST 13 - 4:30 PM
LOWER FELLOWSHIP HALL

FINANCE COMM. MTG.
AUGUST 13 - 6:30 PM
HOPE HOUSE

ADMINISTRATIVE BRD. MTG.
AUGUST 13 - 7:30 PM
ROOM 112/114

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

HOMECOMING / HERITAGE SUNDAY SERVICE
"VOICES FROM THE PAST"
AUGUST 20 - 10:30 AM

COVERED DISH LUNCH
AUGUST 20 - 12:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

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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