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Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church
August 12, 2015


















Homecoming / Covered Dish!
August 16 at 10:30 AM
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In the Newsletter this Week:
  • From the Pastor
  • Homecoming: August 16 - 10:30 service only
  • Council on Ministries Retreat: August 15
  • Stop Hunger Now District Event: August 15
  • Children's Ministry
  • Youth Note
  • Night Circle Book Review: August 24 - 6:30 PM
  • Strikes for Jesus: August 22 - 1:30 PM
  • Prayers / Thanksgivings
  • Ways to Make a Donation


It's Homecoming

Have you ever been part of a church that called one another “brother” and “sister”? 

Although my grandfather was a preacher, I don’t recall members of his church calling him “Rev. Goodwin” or “Pastor Ralph.” Mostly people asked for “Brother Ralph.”

We keep our baptismal font in the front of our sanctuary to remind ourselves that we belong to God, and that binds us to one another. In our baptism, we are adopted as children of God. That means we’re brothers and sisters. We’re family. 

This Sunday we will welcome one of our extended family members, Rev. Joy Rikard Brown, for our Homecoming Celebration. I have met Rev. Joy, but I have not had many opportunities to hear her story. 

But I remember her dad J.W., as one of the most gracious and kind people I have met. For the rest of my life, every Christmas season I will think about the giant of a man, dressing up as Santa. And the preschool children loved him. 

On Sunday mornings, I look out and see Rev. Joy’s mother Ann. Usually Ann is welcoming someone, seeking ways to make others comfortable. When I see her gentle warmth, I think that I want to be like Ann if I ever grow up. 

While I don’t yet know Rev. Joy, she is part of my family, and I already love her. I can’t wait to hear what she has to say at our Homecoming celebration this Sunday. 

I’ll see you, my brothers and sisters, this Sunday,
Pastor Cyndi


Homecoming: August 16 - One 10:30 Service Only, followed by Lunch

Our annual Homecoming service is THIS Sunday, August 16! 

We are happy to welcome our guest speaker, the Reverend Joy Rikard Brown, daughter of Ann and J.W. Rikard. 

Following the service, there will be a covered dish lunch in the 
Fellowship Hall.  Everyone is encouraged to bring a dish or two to share, (main dish, side or dessert) and come enjoy this special day! Drinks will be provided.

And if you DON’T bring a dish to share ... come and eat anyway! There is always plenty of food!


Council on Ministries Retreat: Saturday, August 15th - 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM

Please pray for those attending and the decisions made at our Council on Ministries Retreat on Saturday.  If you have any suggestions for new ministries, please contact Gail Bolton before the retreat.


FOODSTOCK - a "Stop Hunger Now" District Event: Saturday, August 15

Join other churches from our District to kick off the Fall with FOODSTOCK 2015, putting together meals for Stop Hunger Now.


The goal is to involve entire families in our community to experience the joy and the fun of working together for a great cause. 


The event will be held at both Johns Creek UMC and Dunwoody UMC THIS SATURDAY!  


Registration is required to sign up for a shift between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm.  Contact either Johns Creek UMC, or Dunwoody UMC to sign up. 


Children's Ministry

Sunday School
This Sunday is Homecoming Sunday with a special message given by Reverend Joy Rikard Brown. There will be a nursery for infants and toddlers and childcare for ages 5 and younger. (No Sunday School)

The service will be followed by a covered dish lunch in the Fellowship Hall. 

Third Grade Bibles
Next Sunday, August 23rd, our third graders will receive their Bibles from Mt. Carmel. They, along with the 4th and 5th graders, will begin an eight week study, Learning to Use My Bible

Preschool - 2nd grade will have 2 lessons on spreading the word and then start the Fall Spirit and Truth curriculum on September 13.

Director of Children's Ministry


Youth Note

Congratulations to our new 2015 - 2016 Youth Council officers!
President: Jessee Hoge
Vice President: Tarin Hinson
Secretary: Elizabeth Sigmon
Sr. High Representative: Andrew Bond
Mid High Representatives: Andrew Raye, Courtnay Roe
Sunday School Representative: Eva Proels


Night Circle Book Review

All women of the church are invited to join the Lola Belle Young Night Circle on Monday, August 24th at 6:30 in the Fellowship Hall.  

Everyone is encouraged to bring a favorite book - fiction, non-fiction, inspirational, educational, old or new, it's up to you - to share with the group!

This is always a fun meeting with lots of discussion of our favorite books - and there will be dessert also!

RSVP to lisa.grogin@tetratech.com or the church office if you will be there!


Strikes for Jesus!  August 22 - 1:30 pm

bowling

All bowlers are invited to the Brunswick Bowling Lanes on Spalding Drive for this "just for fun" fellowship event. 

This event is for EVERYBODY who likes to bowl, no matter how skilled, (or not!) and others are encouraged to come and watch. 

Please contact Neil Odom if you would like to bowl. 
(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
  • Dorothy Edwards: recovery from broken hip / surgery
  • Matt Haecker starting new job
  • Elizabeth Crawford: to be offered job she has interviewed for
  • John Huggins: recovery from Achilles tendon surgery
  • Ragon's friend Debra: chemo for breast cancer
  • Christine Werdebaugh's nephew James: return of cancer
  • Cheryl Martin's friend Diane: severe back pain
  • Amanda Garner's friend with cancer
  • Marie: for staff and friends at Peregrine's Landing, for herself- recovering from surgery
Thanksgivings
  • Thankful for visitors from Peregrine's Landing  /  Visitors thankful for welcome they have received
  • Cate Campbell's 11th birthday
  • Ernie & Christie Richmond's granddaughter: 11th birthday


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:

Psalm 150
Acts 2:16-18


Birthdays this week:

Chris Mitcham
Jenny Jensen
John Michael Smith
Molly Joyner Leeper
Charlie Leeper

Anniversaries this week:
Hayne & Marianne Thompson


Save the Date

ADULT CHOIR PRACTICE
AUGUST 12 - 7:00 PM
CHOIR ROOM

9:30 MUSICIANS PRACTICE
AUGUST 12 - 8:30 PM
SANCTUARY

C.O.M. PLANNING RETREAT
AUGUST 15 - 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
ROOM 112/114

ACOLYTE TRAINING
AUGUST 15 - 10:00 AM
SANCTUARY

HOMECOMING
AUGUST 16 - 10:30 AM (ONE SERVICE ONLY) 
SANCTUARY
(NO SUNDAY SCHOOL)

COVERED DISH LUNCH
AUGUST 16 - 11:30 AM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

YOUTH DINNER / PROGRAM
AUGUST 16 - 5:15 PM
YOUTH ROOMS

LAY LEADERSHIP MTG.
AUGUST 16 - 5:15 PM
HOPE HOUSE LIBRARY
 
MONDAY STUDY 
AUGUST 17 - 7:00 PM

BANNER PAINTING PARTY
AUGUST 18 - 10:00 AM
HOPE HOUSE

COMMUNION TO ASSISTED LIVING HOME
AUGUST 20 - 9:45 AM

MEN'S MINISTRY MTG. WITH DINNER
AUGUST 20 - 7:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

STRIKES FOR JESUS
AUGUST 22 - 1:30 PM
SPALDING LANES

3RD GRADERS RECEIVE BIBLES
AUGUST 23 - 9:30 & 11:00
SANCTUARY

UMW NIGHT CIRCLE BOOK REVIEW
AUGUST 24 - 6:30 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

PRESCHOOL ORIENTATION
AUGUST 25 - 7:00 PM
SANCTUARY / CLASSROOMS

ACOLYTE COMMISSIONING
AUGUST 30 - 11:00 AM
SANCTUARY

CHURCH PICNIC AT BERKELEY LAKE CHAPEL
SEPTEMBER 20 - 4:30 PM


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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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