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Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church
March 22, 2017






Thank You 
to everyone who helped with and supported the Youth 
at the Dinner Theater!
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In the Newsletter this Week:
  • Outreach Opportunity: Family Promise
  • Kid's Corner: Egg Hunt / VBS Registration
  • Lenten Dinners & Small Group
  • Youth News
  • NCM Needs
  • Women's Book Club: April 7
  • UMW News
  • Prayers / Thanksgivings
  • Ways to Make a Donation


     
Outreach Opportunity
On March 12th, Gwendolyn Perkins and Sandra Jackson presented some compelling data and a personal story about the need for organizations like Family Promise in our community. 
Are you willing to serve local families in crisis for a couple of hours? 

You can see from our schedule that we need several more people like Jeanne Manget and Marian Long who are willing to commit NOW to help during our 2 host weeks in June and August. 

Please pray about this and consider how you can help. If you don't want to show up alone, ask a friend, neighbor or family member to serve with you. 

To sign up or ask questions, please contact Julie Jones at jaj31@bellsouth.net. 

Did you notice the strange contraption in the Fellowship Hall -- a sort of bed on bicycle wheels? We also need a few people willing to compete in the Family Promise Bed Race on Saturday April 22nd-- a fun fundraising event for FP of Gwinnett. Anyone age 16 or older who can walk 1/8 of mile around the Lawrenceville square is a candidate. We need a team of 5-6 people in order to register. Contact Julie Jones by this Monday, March 27th.


Kid's Corner

Children's Picnic on Sunday!

There will be a picnic at Thrasher Park in downtown Norcross on Sunday, March 26 at 12:30. (93 Park Dr, Norcross, GA 30071)


Meet at the park for lunch, fun and games. If it’s raining, the picnic will be held at the church. 


See Leslie Raymer or Julie Samples for more information.  


Candy Needed for the Egg Hunt!

Please bring non-melting candy to be put IN THE EGGS for the Egg Hunt on April 15!  


Donations can be left in the marked bin in the foyer. Thank you from the Children’s Department!


Vacation Bible School will be here soon!
June 5 – 9, 2017


Registration is now open online! Just click HERE to register your children and to volunteer. Spaces go quickly, so register soon!
See Leslie Raymer for more information


Lenten Dinners at Medlock Tavern &
Sunday Morning Prayer 

The Council on Ministries offers two ways to be part of a small group during Lent.

Lenten dinners are planned at Medlock Tavern on Tuesdays of each week.  Come at 6:00 p.m. or soon after for dinner and to hear a faith story. On March 28 we welcome Lila Hunter!

A time of prayer and meditation will be offered on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. in the mid-high classroom downstairs.  So that parents can participate, breakfast and creative play will be offered for children in the double classroom at this time. (Room 112/114)  March 26, April 2 & 9


Youth News

When the Mt. Carmel Youth aren't busy rehearsing for a dinner theater production, or on a mission trip, or serving at a soup kitchen, or some other event, they meet regularly on Sunday nights!

And they would love for other youth to join them!

Regular meetings begin with dinner at 5:15 in the downstairs youth hall, followed by programming, fun and worship until 7:30.

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


Norcross Cooperative Ministry Needs

Norcross Cooperative Ministry has noted that they are in need of the following items. Donations may be placed in the NCM bin in the church foyer.

pots & pans, crock pots, small electric kitchen appliances, King and Queen size bed linens, and men's work boots
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You may also support NCM by shopping at Swoozie's at the Forum on Saturday, March 25 from 10 am - 8 pm.

You will receive a 15% discount on your purchases, and Swoozie's will donate a portion of the day's sales to NCM!

Thank you for your generosity.


Women's Book Club

The next meeting of the Book Club will be on Friday, April 7th in the Hope House.  The book of the month is, A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman.

All women are invited - light refreshments will be served.
Contact Vicki Walden or Chris Bolton for more information.


United Methodist Women's News:

All women are invited to the next Night Circle meeting on March 27th at 7:00 p.m.  

The meeting will begin with dessert and conversation in the Fellowship Hall. Vicki Walden will then provide the program on one of this year's UMW Social Action topics, wage theft.

It will conclude with a short business meeting. Contact the church office with any questions.


Prayers and Concerns

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

Prayers and Concerns
  • Jan Dodd: had shoulder surgery on Friday, 3/17
  • Lane Shutt: knee surgery on Wedneday, 3/22
  • Dawn Seigler's brother Ronnie who is sick
  • Lane Shutt's niece Emily: young mother of two diagnosed with leukemia
  • Cheryl Martin: children needing sponsors in Tanzania
  • Mark Bond's mother: for Don K. - triple bypass surgery
  • McGee family: for Dana who has cancer
  • Craig German's friend Dickie
  • Kevin Hinson: for ranchers affected by grassland fire
  • Laraine Downey's friends with cancer / safe travels for Eric & Kate / for Jack & Virginia
  • Carl Garner: ill
  • Sherry Blackwood: for a friend's family having trouble
  • Carol, Lauren & Chris Bryant: remembering Bill who died 2 years ago
Thanksgivings
  • Rev. Tara Paul for delivering the message on Sunday
  • Barbara Cooper for Children's Sermon on Sunday
  • Thanks from Youth for support and help with Dinner Theater
  • Thanks to the Youth for a great evening and for representing Mt. Carmel on mission trip
  • Bonds: Mark's parents and Zack were in church on Sunday
  • Gene & Linda Anglin back in church - Saturday was Gene's birthday
  • Spring!


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
Luke 12:22-31, Luke 16:19-31


Birthdays this week:

Jan German
Kathy Sigmon
Katie Reinhart
Ann Joyner

Anniversaries 
this week:
Bob & Julie Jones


Save the Date

CHANCEL CHOIR PRACTICE
MARCH 22 - 7:00 PM
CHOIR ROOM

9:30 MUSICIANS PRACTICE
MARCH 22 - 8:30 PM
SANCTUARY

HOMEWORK CLUB
MARCH 23 - 3:30 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

PRAYER / MEDITATION SMALL GROUP
MARCH 26 - 9:00 AM
YOUTH ROOM

CHILDREN'S BREAKFAST / PLAY - MARCH 26 - 9:00 AM
ROOM 112/114

WORSHIP SERVICES
MARCH 26 - 9:30 & 11:00
SANCTUARY

CEMETERY MEETING
MARCH 26 - 12:00 PM
HOPE HOUSE

CHILDREN'S PICNIC 
MARCH 26 - 12:30 PM
THRASHER PARK

FINANCIAL PEACE CLASS
MARCH 26 - 3:30 PM
ROOM 112/114

YOUTH DINNER / PROGRAM
MARCH 26 - 5:15 PM
YOUTH HALL & ROOMS

TEEN PARENTING CLASS
MARCH 26 - 5:30 PM
ROOM 112/114

MONDAY NIGHT STUDY
MARCH 27 - 7:00 PM
HOPE HOUSE

UMW NIGHT CIRCLE
MARCH 27 - 7:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

LENTEN DINNERS - TUESDAYS AT MEDLOCK TAVERN
MARCH 28, APRIL 4
6:00 PM

WORSHIP SERVICES
APRIL 2 - 9:30 & 11:00
SANCTUARY

GWINNETT COUNTY SPRING BREAK
APRIL 3 - 7

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

PALM SUNDAY
APRIL 9

MAUNDY THURSDAY SERV.
APRIL 13 - 7:00 PM
SANCTUARY

GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE
APRIL 14 - 12:00 PM
SANCTUARY 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS
APRIL 13 & 14: 11 AM - 7 PM
APRIL 15: 9 AM - 12 PM

EASTER EGG HUNT
APRIL 15 - 10:00 AM

EASTER - APRIL 16
SUNRISE SERVICE - 7 AM
OUTSIDE

EASTER SERVICES
9:30 & 11:00 AM
SANCTUARY

SPRING BBQ & SWEET SHOP
APRIL 28 & 29


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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