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Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church
July 20, 2016















Kid's Camp-In: S'mores on the Fire-Pit and Air-Conditioned Camping!
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In the Newsletter this Week:
  • From Pastor Cyndi
  • Mission Moment
  • Wisdom from James & Charlie Brown
  • The Mt. Carmel Lunch Bunch: July 24 - Emerald China
  • 20 Objects for 20 Weeks
  • "Holy Guacamole!" July 25 - 7:00 pm
  • Youth Sunday: July 31 - 10:30 am
  • Kid's Corner
  • Women's Book Club: August 5
  • Homecoming: August 21
  • New Church Directory
  • Fall Women's Retreat: Save the Date!
  • Classified Ads
  • Prayers / Thanksgivings
  • Ways to Make a Donation


Pastor Cyndi on Retreat

Pastor Cyndi is away this week, hopefully enjoying a well-deserved mountain retreat with other pastors.

She will be back for Sunday's services.


Sunday's Mission Moment from Murphy-Harpst

Thank you all for your generous donations to the Murphy-Harpst Children's Centers on Sunday!

In addition to the $1,000 presented to the Murphy-Harpst representative, Mr. Tom Saltino, by our Men's Ministry, another $513 was donated by the congregation. 

Thank you for helping Murphy-Harpst to improve the lives of so many neglected and abused children.

If you missed the presentation on Sunday, you can see the Murphy-Harpst video HERE, and also hear the presentation by Dick Easley to Mr. Saltino on the church website HERE.


Wisdom from James and Charlie Brown 














Did you miss the wisdom of James, Charlie Brown, and Linus on the video last Sunday? 

Just click HERE and scroll down to see the video!


The Lunch Bunch: July 24 - Emerald China


The Lunch Bunch meets most Sundays after the 11:00 service (about 12:15) to enjoy lunch and fun together. If you’d like to be added to their email notices or want more information, please contact Wynne Buran.

This Week's Lunch Location:
July 24:     Emerald China - Pleasant Hill Road - (near Kroger)


20 Objects for 20 Weeks: Week 4

We continue our celebration of 190 years of ministry with another object that is a part of the history of Mt. Carmel.
In week 4 we recognize Mt. Carmel's connection to Norcross Cooperative Ministry.










Stop by the history room, at the back of the sanctuary, to view this display in its entirety, as 
well as previous weekly displays.

More information is also at


Final "Holy Guacamole!" Worship of the summer on July 25


Plan to be at the final "Holy Guacamole" worship service of the summer at Kiko's Mexican restaurant on Monday, July 25 at 7:00 p.m.

Arrive around 6:15 - 6:30 to order dinner, then enjoy the service that includes prayer, a short message, music led by the 9:30 musicians, and lots of fun!  

The "Holy Guacamole" services have been very popular during the summer and we hope to offer them again in the fall.  A planning team is being formed, so if you'd like to help, please check the box on the back of the Connect Card in your Sunday bulletin, or contact the church office!

(Kiko's is located at the corner of S. Old Peachtree Road and Medlock Bridge Road, in the same parking lot as the Texaco station.)


Youth Sunday: July 31 at 10:30

Plan to attend this combined 10:30 service, led by the Mt. Youth!  We look forward to hearing of their experiences on their recent Mission Trip to Gary, West Virginia. 

Following the worship service, the Children’s Department will have a Quesadilla Lunch Fundraiser in the Fellowship Hall.

You won’t want to miss this fun Sunday!


Kid's Corner

Summer fun with our kids!! 

We had a wonderful time on our Mt Carmel kids 'camping trip' in the Fellowship Hall last Saturday night!! 

Started the evening with an all American meal of hotdogs and chips, followed by popcorn and a movie. Then we moved outside for s'mores over the fire bowl. 

We were wowed by a beautiful sunset rainbow over the church, then bedded down for the night. We were awakened to the wonderful smell of pancakes prepared by our own Julie and Catie!! 

Much fun was had by all. Many thanks to Jason & Jason, Lisa, Julie, and everyone else who made this a wonderful fun time for our kids!



Upcoming Events:
Sunday, July 31st is Youth Sunday, and the Children's Program is responsible for lunch (Quesadillas). Please let us know ASAP who will be helping with the lunch. 

Then, on August 7th we will bless the kids' backpacks during worship, followed by a water fun day (water slide, and water relay games) in the afternoon -- details will be posted in the Newsletter next week and emailed in the Children's Corner. 

For the remaining weeks of the summer session, our summer Sunday School will focus upon Micah 6:8. 

Hope you can join us!
Children's Director
404-664-2574


Mt. Carmel Women's Book Club: August 5

The next meeting of the Women's Book Club will be on Friday, August 5th at 7:00 p.m. 

Light refreshments will be served as the group discusses this month's book, The Boys in the Boat, Nine Americans and their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Olympics, by Daniel Brown.

For more information, please contact Chris Bolton or Vicki Walden


Homecoming Planned for August 21st!
10:30 combined service

This is a combined 10:30 service that will celebrate Mt. Carmel’s 190th anniversary! 

We expect a visit and message from Rev. Billy Parks, the circuit rider minister who served as Mt. Carmel’s first pastor in the 1820’s. There will also be great music and there is a rumor that some of Mt. Carmel’s most notable members from the past may drop in to see how we’re doing! 

If you know of past members or friends who should be invited, please forward their NAMES and CONTACT INFORMATION to the church office and we’ll send them an invitation. 

There will also be a COVERED DISH LUNCH following the Homecoming service. Everyone is asked to bring a dish or two to share and plan to stay and enjoy lunch together.


New Church Directory Coming Soon!

The Connect Team is working with Life Touch Photography to 
prepare a new church directory and we need your help!

Each person / family who participates will receive a directory, plus a free 8 x 10 photograph from Life Touch. 

Photos will be taken on Tuesday & Wednesday, August 23 & 24 from 2 – 9 p.m. at Mt. Carmel. 

Sign up now at the church website or call the church office. 


Women's Fall Retreat: Save-the-Date!

All women are invited to attend the United Methodist Women's fall retreat on October 21 - 23, 2016!

We will spend the weekend at Lane Shutt's house on Lake Harding in Alabama.  The weekend will include programming, prayer, fellowship, good food, and LOTS of fun!

Mark your calendars now, and watch future newsletters for more information.


Classified Ads

Barbecue!
The UMM wants to remind everyone that there is still quite a lot of meat in the freezer in the church kitchen.  It's a great, quick meal for summertime!  

Cost is $9.00 per pound - make checks out to Mt. Carmel UMM and drop into offering plate or deliver to church office.

Glass-topped Computer Desk
The North Georgia Family Counseling Center is giving away a glass-topped computer desk. The desk is in good shape, just not needed anymore.  

Contact Cheryl Martin or the church office if interested.


Prayers and Concerns

Please join with others in our church family in praying our concerns and thanksgivings this week:

Prayers and Concerns
  • Lois Salter: still suffering from snakebite
  • Barbara Cooper: recovering from surgery
  • Our Country
  • Connie Hull: recovering from additional leg surgery on 7/19
  • Gunther Trentini: traveling to Brazil on 7/19 for 3 1/2 months
  • Wynne Buran's extended family in Turkey
  • Downey's friends: many suffering with cancer
  • Bobby & Vicki Walden's daughter Amber - surgery on July 19
  • Lisa Grogin's father: dealing with ALS
  • Diane Bond's nephew: cancer
  • Katrina Stone's neighbor: back in hospital after major abdominal surgery
  • Lila Hunter's neighbor's mother: in hospice from pancreatic cancer
  • Craig German's friend Pam: chemotherapy
  • Gail Bolton's father: concern for his health while their family is out of town
  • All victims of violence and their families
Thanksgivings
  • Andrew Bond's 16th birthday
  • Andy Loftis: good report from doctor - carotid arteries are both clear
  • Successful worship services at Kiko's on Mondays


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
James 5:13-18


Birthdays this week:

Ernie Richmond
Jason Campbell
Jeanne Cameron
Christine Werdebaugh
Andy Garner
Emily Posey Lalor
Linda Youngblood

Anniversaries this week:
Charles & Cecilia Carroll
Loyd & Marilyn McGee


Save the Date

NO CHOIR or 9:30 MUSICIANS PRACTICE
WEDNESDAY, JULY 20

MEN'S MINISTRY MTG.
THURSDAY, JULY 21 
7:00 PM - FELLOWSHIP HALL

YOUTH RAFTING
SATURDAY, JULY 23

SUNDAY WORSHIP
JULY 24: 9:30 & 11:00 AM
SANCTUARY

LUNCH BUNCH TO
EMERALD CHINA
JULY 24 - 12:15 PM

STAFF MEETING
JULY 24 - 12 00 PM
HOPE HOUSE

YOUTH DINNER / PROGRAM
JULY 24 - 5:15 - 7:30 PM
YOUTH ROOMS

PRESCHOOL DINOSAUR CAMP
JULY 25 - 28
9:00 - 1:00 PM
DOWNSTAIRS

UMW NIGHT CIRCLE
JULY 25 - 6:30 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

FINAL HOLY GUACAMOLE!
WORSHIP AT KIKO'S
JULY 25 - 7:00 PM
(6-6:15 TO ORDER DINNER)

YOUTH SUNDAY
JULY 31 - 10:30 AM
SANCTUARY

QUESADILLA LUNCH BY 
CHILDREN'S DEPT.
JULY 31 - 11:30 AM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

YOUTH TO WEST GWINNETT POOL
JULY 31 - 12:30 PM

LAY LEADERSHIP MTG.
JULY 31 - 12:30 PM
HOPE HOUSE

WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB
AUGUST 5 - 7:00 PM

BLESSING OF BACKPACKS/ SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS COMMISSIONED / PROMOTION SUNDAY
AUGUST 7 - 9:30 & 11:00 AM
SANCTUARY

WATER FUN DAY
AUGUST 7 - 2:00 PM
OUTSIDE

GWINNETT COUNTY BACK TO SCHOOL
AUGUST 8

HOMECOMING SERVICE
AUGUST 21 - 10:30 AM
SANCTUARY

COVERED DISH LUNCH
AUGUST 21 - 11:30 AM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

DIRECTORY PHOTOS TAKEN
AUGUST 23 & 24
2:00 - 9:00 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.

678-242-9355
ngfccumc@gmail.com
www.ngfccumc.org


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