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Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church
October 24, 2018

UMW Sunday: October 28
Combined 10:30 Service!
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In the Newsletter this Week:
  • Membership Opportunities
  • Fall Festival: October 28
  • Lunch Bunch: October 28
  • Bishop's Appeal for Hurricane Response
  • All Saints Sunday: November 4
  • NCM Food Drive Month: Youth Can Drive - November 4
  • Mt. Carmel Youth News
  • Kid's Corner: Trunk or Treaters Needed!
  • Women's Book Club: November 2
  • Carmelites Travel to Jaemor Farms: November 8
  • Veteran's Day Recognition: November 11
  • Prayers / Thanksgivings
  • Ways to Make a Donation


Membership Opportunities

The Thanksgiving Season is just around the corner. Fall is in the air and the leaves “they are a changing.” This time of year gets me to thinking about what is of utmost importance to me, and that is the church family that Karen and I are a part of at Mount Carmel. 

The rich history of ministry, the loving, caring, and accepting environment and the genuine feeling of God’s Spirit in this sacred space is truly a gift from God to all who call this their Spiritual Home. The beautiful part of belonging to Mount Carmel is being part of a community of people gathered for a holy purpose and united by that sense of purpose. 

Your presence here indicates that you feel the same. I want to invite and encourage those of you who have been thinking about becoming a formal part of Mt. Carmel through church membership to consider the following: There will be two formal opportunities during the month of November to join during the worship services – Sunday November 11th, and Sunday November 18th. 

Drop me a note in the offering plate or send me an email to revmcumc@gmail.com indicating your wishes and date and we will take it from there. Thank you for the privilege of being your pastor and working beside you in the ministry of Mt. Carmel UMC. 

Blessings, 
Reverend Michael Martin, Pastor


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!


Lunch Bunch to ...


Do you have lunch plans for this Sunday?  If not, the Lunch Bunch would love for you to join them at the Thai Star Restaurant after the 10:30 worship service. (At the corner of Medlock Bridge Road and Peachtree Industrial Blvd.)

See Wynne Buran for more information.


Bishop's Appeal for South 
Georgia Hurricane Response 

As we partner with our neighbors in South Georgia recovering from Hurricane Michael, Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson is encouraging North Georgia Conference churches to collect a special offering on Sunday, November 4th. Our communion rail offering will be used for this effort. 

Please give generously. Remember it could have been us and our church hit again.

Blessings,

Reverend Michael Martin, Pastor


All Saints Sunday: November 4

On All Saints Sunday during the worship service we will read the names and light a candle in memory of our loved ones who have died during the PAST TWELVE MONTHS. 

Families of those remembered are invited to take the candle with them at the end of the service. The names to be read MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE CHURCH OFFICE. No name will be included in the service without being explicitly sponsored by someone in the congregation. In this way, we respect the privacy of those who wish it, while we celebrate the lives of those who have gone before us. 

Please use the space provided on the back of the Connect Card in your Sunday bulletins to submit names, or get them to the church office (770-449-4498 or office@mtcarmel-umc.org) BY WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31.


Norcross Cooperative Ministry -
Annual Youth "Can Drive!" 
Sunday, November 4: 5:00 - 7:00 pm


On Sunday, November 4th, the Mt. Carmel Youth will hold a "Can Drive" to support NCM and they need your help!

From 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. the youth will travel from house to house, picking up food donated by our church congregation.  If you would like for them to come by your house, please check the box on the back of the Connect Card in your Sunday bulletin, or contact the church office. Then do your shopping for NCM!

Most needed items are:  canned meat, peanut butter, jelly, canned fruit, canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, pasta sauce, rice  (no glass jars please, and no out-of-date food)

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.



This Sunday, October 28th, the Youth will help with the Fall Festival from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

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


  Kid's Corner:
Calling All Trunkers!! Fall Festival
October 28: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.


Our annual Trunk 'n Treat event is this Sunday! It’s time to design your Trunk if you want to win the coveted ‘Best Trunk Award' for 2018!!  Let your imaginations loose, as the competition heats up for this fun Mt. Carmel outreach event. 

Please take a moment this week to sign-up your trunks by either calling the church office, or emailing Leslie Raymer.

This year’s event will be especially fun as the whole church will be taking part! Come join in the fun of kids games, a bouncy house, and hay ride from 4 to 4:40, kids' (and grownups')  costume parade at 4:45, dinner, and finally…at 5:30 pm, Trunk n Treat!!

See you Sunday, 
Children's Director 


Mt. Carmel Women's Book Club

The November meeting of the Book Club will be on Friday, November 2nd.  We'll meet at the church at 6:30, then carpool to visit our friend Dawn Seigler at Ivy Hall Assisted Living Center.  All women are welcome to join the group for refreshments, fellowship and book discussion.

This month's book is "The Traveler's Gift" by Andy Andrews.

 Please see Vicki Walden or Chris Bolton for more information.


Carmelites Travel to Jaemor Farms: November 8

Join the Carmelites for a trip to Jaemor Farms in Lula, Georgia on Thursday, November 8th. We'll meet at the church at 10:30, have lunch at Loretta’s Country Kitchen in Oakwood, then go to the Apple Orchard. 

Please sign the Connect Card in your Sunday bulletin, or contact June Spruell if you would like to go.


Veteran's Day Recognitions

On Sunday, November 11th, all veterans, living or dead, will be recognized in the worship service.  Their names will be listed in the bulletin, so please turn them in to the church office by Wednesday, November 7th.


If you would like to list which branch of the military they served or are serving in, and which war if applicable, that information can be included on November 11th also.


Prayer Concerns
  • Family of police officer killed on Saturday / for all of the force as they grieve                
  • Dawn Seigler’s friend with cancer of the mouth      
  • Jim Sells & Lang Trinh’s daughter – first mission trip next week – to Cambodia      
  • Gail Bolton’s father, Mr. Anderson: in rehab, recovering from a fall         
  • Dick Easley – surgery on October 26th                     
  • Andy Loftis   
  • Anne Greene: Paula Jones – hip surgery           
  • Penny Millar – safe travels   
  • Alison Alesi – father-in-law Jack being moved to hospice 
  • Melanie Bagwell: A co-worker’s mother - diagnosed with breast cancer
  • Alex Proels’ friend from Germany: recovering – had major heart attack while visiting

 Thanksgivings

  • Sherry Blackwood: Michael and her mother are both doing better
  • Julie Jones: thanks for all of the prayers, cards, emails & texts of sympathy & support
  • Kim Surmacz: that her fiancée Terry was in the right place to call 911 for someone
  • Jacque Tapley: that her mother enjoyed her trip to Washington D.C.
  • Kristyl Kepley: thankful for meals, and offers of childcare while husband Bart is away


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:
UMW Sunday
Psalm 29
Ephesians 3:14-21


Birthdays this week:

Eliah Nichelson
Bryant Riviere
Joyce Ivy
George Hunter
Amanda Gilmore
Carol (Bryant) Knap
Nanci Hicks
Cecelia Davis
Linnea Porter
Marcus Hoge
Linda Anglin

Anniversaries 
this Week:
Chris & Lamar Bolton


Save the Date

WORSHIP COMM. MTG.
OCTOBER 24 - 6:00 PM
HOPE HOUSE

CHANCEL CHOIR PRACTICE 
OCTOBER 24 - 7:00 PM
CHOIR ROOM

9:30 MUSICIANS PRACTICE - OCTOBER 24 - 8:30 PM
SANCTUARY

UMW DISTRICT MTG.
OCTOBER 27
9:00 - 11:00 AM (FH/S)

UMW SUNDAY
OCTOBER 28 - 10:30 AM
COMBINED WORSHIP

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

MONDAY NIGHT STUDY
OCTOBER 29 - 7:00 PM 
HOPE HOUSE

WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB
NOVEMBER 2 - 6:30 PM
IVY HALL ASSISTED LIVING
(MEET AT CHURCH)

ALL SAINTS SUNDAY
NOVEMBER 4 - 9:30 & 11:00 

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS - NOVEMBER 4

COUNCIL ON MINISTRIES
NOVEMBER 4 - 2:00 PM
SALTER HOME

YOUTH 'CAN DRIVE' FOR NCM - NOVEMBER 4
5:00 - 7:00 PM

CARMELITES TRIP TO JAEMOR FARMS
NOVEMBER 8 - 10:30 AM

VETERAN'S DAY SERVICE
NOVEMBER 11 - 9:30 & 11:00
SANCTUARY

CHURCH-WIDE THANKSGIVING DINNER
NOVEMBER 18 - 6:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

ANGEL TREE LOADED WITH ANGELS - NOVEMBER 18
EVENING - FOYER


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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