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Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church
October 10, 2018
Pastor Appreciation Sunday: Oct. 14
10:30 Worship Service
11:30 Pot Luck Lunch
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In the Newsletter this Week:
  • Pastor Appreciation Sunday: October 14
  • Pot Luck Lunch: October 14
  • Charge Conference: October 14
  • BBQ & Sweet Shop - Thank You!
  • NCM Food Drive Month: October
  • Children's Choir
  • Youth News
  • Kid's Corner: Trunks Needed for Fall Festival!
  • Women's Fall Retreat: October 19 - 21
  • Fall Festival: October 28
  • Prayers / Thanksgivings
  • Ways to Make a Donation


Pastor Appreciation Sunday: 
October 14 - 10:30 a.m.

In 1992, October was designated as Pastor Appreciation Month, celebrating the contributions of priests, pastors, reverends and ministers in the U.S. A few years later, Pastor Appreciation Day was selected to be celebrated annually on the second Sunday in October. This year on October 14th our church will for the first time officially recognize Pastor Appreciation Sunday with a combined 10:30 service and a potluck lunch immediately following the service. Please plan to attend and bring one or two of your favorite dishes to share! 

As Rev. Michael has now been at Mt. Carmel for over a year, this is the perfect time to celebrate as a congregation and show our appreciation to him as our Pastor. We will have a box or basket where you may deposit anything you wish to share; which may include hand-written notes, cards, or a small gift item. (Pastor Appreciation Cards can be found at card shops in the special month/holiday section.) You may also wish to honor him by preparing a favorite food item to share. More importantly, feel free to show your gratitude with a greeting and pat-on-the-back as a gesture of Christian love and encouragement. 

We look forward to seeing everyone at church on the 14th and immediately afterward in the Fellowship Hall for lunch. 

Blessings, 
The Staff Parish Relations Committee


Pot Luck Lunch!


Don't forget that after the 10:30 worship service on Sunday, we'll have a Pot Luck Lunch in the Fellowship Hall.

Please bring a dish or two to share and enjoy lunch together, as we take this time to let Rev. Michael know how happy we are to have him at Mt. Carmel!


Annual Charge Conference
October 14 - 3:30 p.m.
This year, the Atlanta-Roswell District has combined several churches at each conference time. Mt. Carmel will meet, along with three other churches, at Simpsonwood UMC at 3:30 on Sunday afternoon.

Please plan to attend and represent Mt. Carmel, hear a review of our year, and also meet members of the other churches and hear how they are doing.



Fall BBQ and Sweet Shop - 
Thank You!

The Fall BBQ and Sweet Shop were very successful,
but we couldn't have done it without all of your help!
Thanks for working, providing baked goods, or 
bringing your friends and family to eat!


Norcross Cooperative Ministry Needs Our Help in October! 

October is one of Mt. Carmel's two food drive months for the Norcross Cooperative Ministry. This time it's all about peanut butter and jelly. 

Please bring your donations (in plastic jars or bottles, please) to the NCM display or tub in the church foyer. 

Monetary donations are always welcomed too - just make your check out to Mt. Carmel and mark it for NCM. Thank you for helping those in need in our community.


Children's Choir to Begin Soon!
Exciting news - a new joyful noise will soon be heard at Mt. Carmel! Children ages three and older are invited to join us for A Joyful Noise, a music and arts time.

Our first meeting will take place on Sunday, October 14 at the 10:30 am service (when the children are dismissed after "children's time"). We will gather in the Double Classroom to learn about sharing our musical gifts with others, make crafts, and even meet an occasional surprise guest! 

Our first worship service appearance will be during the 9:30 am and 11:00 am worship services on Sunday, November 18. 

If you have questions about A Joyful Noise, please contact Marianne at (770) 263-7125. We look forward to singing with you! 

Marianne Thompson, Phil Griffin and Lori Anderson


Youth News


The Youth trip to the Corn Maze was postponed from last Sunday, so THIS Sunday, October 14th, the Youth will begin with dinner at 5:15 p.m. in the Youth Hall, and then go to the Buford Corn Maze.   

For more information on the Corn Maze and other Youth events, see the Youth Newsletter HERE, or contact Youth Director, Emily Thompson.


  Kid's Corner:
It's Time Again for "Trunk-or-Treating!"
October 28: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
The Fall Festival is scheduled for Sunday afternoon, October 28th from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. and once again, we'll need lots of "Trunks" decorated for Trunk-or-Treating!

If you can decorate your trunk (or truck!) for the Festival, please let Leslie know by checking the box on the back of the Connect Card in your Sunday bulletin. The more, the merrier!


See you Sunday, 
Children's Director 


Women's Fall Retreat: October 19 - 21

Mark your calendar for our annual fall women’s retreat!  As always, it will be a weekend of programming, rest, food, fun and fellowship! 

DATES: Friday, Oct.19 - Sunday, Oct. 21

COST: $40.00 per person (make checks payable to Mt. Carmel UMW; please give payment to Cheryl Martin or drop by the church office.) 

PLACE: Lane Shutt’s House at Lake Harding, Alabama 

TIMES: Dinner Friday night (appx. 7:00 pm) through morning session on Sunday (approx. 11:00 am) 

RSVP to the church office by Friday, October 12th to reserve a spot!  770-449-4498


Family Fall Festival & Trunk-or-Treating!
October 28, 2017 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. 

This year's Fall Festival will include Face Painting, Games, a Hayride and a Bounce House, as well as a Costume Parade! 

We'll also serve a dinner of hot dogs, hamburgers, (or veggie burgers), chips and baked beans.  And of course there will be Trunk-or-Treating too! Prizes will be awarded for the best “trunk.” 

So put on your costume, bring your friends, 
and come join the fun! Everyone is Welcome!


Prayer Concerns
  • Andy Loftis: in rehab center 
  • Julie Jones & family: death of Julie’s father 
  • Family of Marie Peek who passed away last week 
  • Kepley family: Bart is away for 2 mos. in military 
  • Hayne Thompson’s father: recovering from unexpected heart surgery 
  • Jacque Tapley’s mother: taking first trip since Jacque’s father passed away 
  • Leslie Raymer’s cousin: a difficult pregnancy 
  • Dan Bailey’s friend / co-teacher: lost his wife suddenly – they have 2 teenaged sons 
  • Bobby Walden: knee replacement on Monday 
  • Dawn Seigler’s friends with cancer 
  • Cathie Bennett’s cousin Tammy: battling cancer 
  • Weathers: Cheryl A. and her family as she experiences the end of her life 

Thanksgivings

  • Jacque Tapley’s co-worker’s son Curtis: in a terrible accident, but only got bruises 
  • For Emily Thompson’s healthy pregnancy 
  • Everyone who helped at, or bought BBQ and goodies from the UMM and Sweet Shop!


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:

"Trust the Voice that Leads and the Hand that Guides"
1 Kings 17:17-24
Mark 5:21-24, 35b-42


Birthdays this week:

Tom Cooper
Jim Alesi
Anna Whitlow
Forest Whitlow
Kathy Atkins
Leah Bendig
Jacque Tapley

Anniversaries 
this Week:
Gail & William Bolton


Save the Date

CHANCEL CHOIR PRACTICE
OCTOBER 10 - 7:00 PM
CHOIR ROOM

9:30 MUSICIANS PRACTICE - OCTOBER 10 - 8:30 PM
SANCTUARY

PASTOR APPRECIATION SUNDAY - OCTOBER 14
10:30 WORSHIP SERVICE
11:30 POT LUCK LUNCH

CHARGE CONFERENCE
OCTOBER 14 - 3:30 PM
SIMPSONWOOD UMC

YOUTH TO CORN MAZE
OCTOBER 14 - 5:15 PM
MEET AT CHURCH

FINANCE COMM. MTG.
OCTOBER 14 - 6:30 PM
HOPE HOUSE

ADMINISTRATIVE BOARD
OCTOBER 14 - 7:30 PM
ROOM 112/114

MONDAY NIGHT STUDY
OCTOBER 15 - 7:00 PM
HOPE HOUSE

UMW DAY CIRCLE MEETS
OCTOBER 16 - 10:30 AM
HOPE HOUSE

SPRC MEETING
OCTOBER 17 - 6:00 PM
HOPE HOUSE

MEN'S MEETING
OCTOBER 18 - 7:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

UMW FALL RETREAT
OCTOBER 19 - 21
LAKE HARDING, AL

YOUTH HALLOWEEN PARTY
OCTOBER 21 - 5:00 PM
PROELS' HOME (MEET AT CHURCH)

UMW SUNDAY
OCTOBER 28 - 10:30 AM
COMBINED WORSHIP

FALL FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 28 - 4:00 - 6:00 PM


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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