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Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church
December 27, 2017

Have a Safe and Happy New Year!
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In the Newsletter this Week:
  • Angel Tree Thank You's
  • Staff Thank You
  • From the Church Office
  • Youth News
  • Year-End Request from Treasurer
  • Women's Book Club
  • New Directory Coming in January
  • New Women's Circle Beginning
  • Altar Flowers Needed in 2018
  • Prayers / Thanksgivings
  • Ways to Make a Donation


Angel Tree Thank You's

From B.B. Harris Elementary:

"Thank you for your very kind donations.  Your generosity will make an immediate difference in the lives of our families at B.B. Harris Elementary.  Your support over the years has made Christmas possible to those in need and less fortunate.
Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad and Happy New Year!"


From a Roberts Elementary parent:

"I just wanted to take a moment and thank you deeply for thinking about me and my family. I greatly appreciate the kindness.
Have a great holiday and Merry Christmas!"


Staff Christmas Thank You! 

Reverend Michael and the Staff of Mt. Carmel would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to the congregation for your generous giving to the staff Christmas gift!

We are blessed to be able to work here with you at Christmas and all year long.

May you all have a Blessed
and Happy New Year!
The Mt. Carmel Staff


Two notes from the Church Office
  • We would just like to say THANK YOU to the many volunteers who have helped in the church office all through the year!  We couldn't have done it all without you - you're the best!
  • Please remember that the church office will be closed from December 25 - January 1.  Please plan any church business with this in mind.
Have a Happy New Year!



Due to the holiday schedule, Youth will not meet on Dec. 31.  We hope to see you in 2018!

Regular Youth Dinner and Program begins on Sunday evenings 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.


Year-End Request from the 
Church Treasurer

Over the course of a year, many wonderful Mt. Carmel members personally provide supplies for church activities such as Sunday School, VBS, Family Promise, MUST, Down Home Holiday, and many others. This adds up, and these beloved activities greatly benefit from such generous support. However, the church needs your help! We need to track how much these programs actually cost to run. You can help us do that by turning in your receipts, even if you don’t want to be reimbursed. Just ask that the value be applied to your Giving Statement.

- Please turn in your 2017 receipts to the Church Office by JANUARY 5th. You can send an email or use the Church’s Check Request/Voucher form. 

- IMPORTANT - Please let us know how much you spent BY ACTIVITY (e.g. $45 Sunday School supplies; $15 MUST food; $32.50 VBS snacks = Total $92.50). 

- Excel spreadsheets are also acceptable if you’ve got more than a few items!

Thank you for your continued generosity!


Mt. Carmel Women's Book Club

The next meeting of the Book Club will be on Friday, January 5th at 7:00 p.m. in the Hope House.

This month's book is, Can't Wait to Get to Heaven, by Fannie Flagg.


Everyone is invited for refreshments and conversation!
See Chris Bolton or Vicki Walden for more information.


New Directory Coming in January!
Mark your calendars for January 7 from 12-7 p.m. & January 8 from 2-9 p.m. That’s when the Life Touch photographer will be in our Fellowship Hall to take photos for our new church directory! 

Watch for sign-up stations around the church, or sign-up online and make your appointment soon! 

Click HERE for online sign-up.  

See Katrina Stone with any questions.


New Women's Circle to Begin

The Mt. Carmel United Methodist Women will begin 
a new Women’s Circle, geared towards the younger women of the church, in January.  The first meeting will be on Friday night, January 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. 

All women of the church are invited to this organizational meeting.  Contact Lisa Grogin with any questions.


Altar Flowers Needed in 2018! 


It's time to sign up to sponsor flowers at worship services each Sunday in memory or honor of a loved one.

 

If you would like to sponsor an arrangement, please contact the church office or, beginning in January, check the box on the Connect Card in your Sunday bulletin.  Cost is $40.00


Thank you!


Church Concerns and Thanksgivings

Prayers

  • The Westafer family - son Andy - stage 4 cancer
  • Weathers - Cheryl A. - treatment & healing of cancer
  • Lane Shutt & family - death of her daughter, Ashley
  • Karen & Michael Martin
  • Cathie Bennett's brother Greg
  • Susan Posey's father - 2 surgeries soon
  • Isabel Waller - daughter to be close to Jesus & for Isabel's mother in facility - to be stable & happy
  • Dawn Seigler's brother Jim - traveling to N.J.
  • Cheryl Martin - traveling to N.Y.
  • Cheryl Martin - Charles M. - rotater cuff surgery
  • All that are lonely or hurting this time of year
  • Cynthia Currence - for daughters & granddaughter
  • Family of Susan Posey's friend Ben who died of Parkinson's Disease, leaving a wife and 10 yr. old daughter
Thanksgivings
  • Wonderful Down Home Holiday!
  • Being part of Mt. Carmel
  • Family here for holidays


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
Isaiah 61:1-3
Hebrews 2:10-18


Birthdays this week:

Gene Weeks
Ken Smith
Sara Rogers
Kevin Weeks
Joyce Odom
Susie Reinhart
Patty Merson
Matthew Follmer
Quinn Moore
Cheryl Martin

No Anniversaries 
this week.


Save the Date

CHANCEL CHOIR PRACTICE
DECEMBER 27 - 7:00 PM
CHOIR ROOM

9:30 MUSICIANS PRACTICE
DECEMBER 27 - 8:30 PM
SANCTUARY

OFFICE CLOSED
DEC.25 - JAN. 1

SUNDAY WORSHIP
DEC. 31 - 9:30 & 11:00
SANCTUARY

WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB
JANUARY 5 - 7:00 PM
HOPE HOUSE

SUNDAY WORSHIP
JANUARY 7 - 9:30 & 11:00
SANCTUARY

PHOTOS TAKEN FOR NEW CHURCH DIRECTORY
JANUARY 7: 12 - 7 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL 

YOUTH REHEARSAL
JANUARY 7 - 2:30 PM
YOUTH HALL

YOUTH MISSION TRIP MTG. - JAN. 7 - 4:00 PM
ROOM 112/114

YOUTH PARENT MTG.
JANUARY 7 - 4:30 PM
ROOM 112/114

YOUTH DINNER / PROGRAM RESUMES
JANUARY 7 - 5:15 PM
YOUTH ROOMS

PHOTOS TAKEN FOR NEW CHURCH DIRECTORY
JANUARY 8: 2 - 9 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

YOUTH SKI RETREAT
JAN. 12 - 15

MLK HOLIDAY
JANUARY 15 - OFFICE CLOSED

YOUTH TO TRINITY SOUP KITCHEN
JANUARY 21

UMW WOMAN OF THE YEAR BRUNCH
JANUARY 28 - 12:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP  HALL


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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Norcross, Georgia 30092
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