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Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church
November 14, 2018

Sunday, November 18:
9:30 and 11:00 a.m. - Worship Services
6:00 p.m. - Thanksgiving Dinner!
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In the Newsletter this Week:
  • Thanksgiving Dinner: November 18
  • Almost Time for the Angel Tree!  November 18
  • Welcome New Members!
  • Mt. Carmel Youth News
  • Kid's Corner
  • Youth Sheet Fundraiser!
  • Advent Readers Needed: December 2 - 24
  • Kid's Night Out: December 7
  • Mt. Carmel Women's Book Club: December 7
  • Preschool Breakfast with Santa!  December 8
  • Order Holiday Poinsettias Now!
  • Holiday Events Schedule
  • Prayers / Thanksgivings
  • Ways to Make a Donation


Church-Wide Thanksgiving Dinner 

November 18 at 6:00 p.m.

 

Thanks to the Men's Ministry for providing turkey, ham, dressing, potatoes, beans, rolls and cranberry sauce! Everyone else should bring a favorite side dish or dessert to share and enjoy a Thanksgiving Dinner with your church family at Mt. Carmel.


Each year, Mt. Carmel sponsors families in need and supplies them with gifts and food for the holidays. This year families will be included from several local schools as well as the Norcross Cooperative Ministry. 

 

The tree will arrive in the foyer in time for the Thanksgiving Dinner on November 18th. It will be decorated with paper angels. Each angel has a gift that a member of the family has requested, and a number. Just choose an angel and on the sheet nearby, sign your name beside that angel’s number. Then do your shopping and attach the angel to the gift. 

 

The gifts MUST be returned to Mt. Carmel by Wednesday, DECEMBER 5th. (Place back under the Angel tree, or return to the church office during the week.) 

 

Please do not wrap the gifts. Either place the gift in an open gift bag, or leave it unwrapped. This will help when sorting out the gifts. 

 

Remember to stop by and pick up an Angel, and thank you for sharing the spirit of Christmas! 



We are happy to have had two new members join the church on Sunday, November 11, 2018!  Please welcome:

Mary Ann Conner, who joined on Profession of Faith,
and
Emily Thompson, who transferred her 
membership from McKendree UMC.



This Sunday the Youth will attend the church Thanksgiving meal at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

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


  Kid's Corner:

This coming Sunday we are really looking forward to our first Children's Choir performance during both services!! Many thanks to Marianne, Lori, Phil, and Mercer for all their hard work with the kids to get them ready to bring a "Joyful Noise" to our worship services. Stay tuned, the kids will be learning a handbell piece for the Christmas season. 

We will have Christmas pageant practice starting this Sunday during the Sunday School hour, and every Sunday until the Pageant on December 16th. The final rehearsal will take place on Saturday morning, December 15th. 

Upoming Kids events: 
  • Sunday Nov. 18,—Joyful Noise Children’s Choir sings in 9:30 and 11:00 am services. 
  • Nov. 18—first Christmas Pageant Practice during SS hour 
  • Dec. 7--Mt. Carmel Kids Night Out, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. (sponsored by the Mt. Carmel Youth). RSVP to emily.mtcarmel@gmail.com. $5 donation suggested.
  • Dec. 15--Final Christmas Pagaent Rehearsal (in the morning) 
  • Dec. 16--Christmas Pagaent during 10:30 worship service, followed by Down Home Holiday
See you Sunday, 
Children's Director 


Youth Sheet Fundraiser:
Sunday is the Deadline to Order!
bedsheets
The Mt. Carmel Youth are once again selling the Sanders Collection Clara Clark sheets ... just in time for Christmas!

These sheets are amazing! They are only $35 for any size sheet set and there are 12 colors to choose from. They are made from brushed microfiber, are wrinkle free, the material stays cool and they are the softest sheets ever. Hands down the best deal on sheets you will ever find. 

Take advantage of this deal while supporting our youth! What an excellent Christmas gift for anyone. 

Just stop by the table in the church foyer THIS SUNDAY TO ORDER!  Sheets will be delivered by December 16th.  


Would You Like to Light the Advent Candles this Year?

During the Advent season, we light candles and have a reading each Sunday leading up to Jesus' birth.

Traditionally, groups of two or more, (families or friends) take a Sunday, read the lesson and light the candles during that portion of the worship service.  

This year Advent begins on Sunday, December 2.  If you and your family or friends would like to help, please contact Wynne Buran for the 9:30 service, or Susan Posey for the 11:00 service, to sign up for a Sunday.  Thank you!



Women's Book Club

The next meeting of the Mt. Carmel Women's Book Club will be on Saturday, December 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hope House.

 

This month's book is Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott.  All women are invited for discussion, refreshments and fun!

 

See Chris Bolton or Vicki Walden for more information
.


Preschool Breakfast with Santa!

December 8th

9:00 & 10:00 AM seatings

 

Join us for all you can eat

pancakes, bacon, juice and coffee!

Crafts * Stories * Raffles

Professional photos with Santa too!

Holiday fun for everyone!

 

Cost Online in Advance:

Children 2 and up - $7

Adults - $10


($2 more for pay at the door)

 

Purchase tickets in advance at: 

https://ti.to/bws/2018

 

Questions?  MtCarmelPS@Gmail.com


It's Time to Order Poinsettias

Once again, the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Women will sponsor the placing of poinsettias in the sanctuary for the Christmas season. 

If you would like to have a poinsettia placed in the church in honor or memory of someone, please fill out the order form in the Sunday bulletins and put it, with your check, in the offering plate, or contact the church office

Cost: $9.00 per plant.

Please make checks payable to: 
Mt. Carmel UMW. 
DEADLINE FOR ORDERS: Dec. 5, 2017.


Holiday Events Calendar

  

UMW Christmas Party: December 3 

6:00 pm - Crawford Home

 

Kid's Night Out: December 7- 6:30 until 9:30 pm

 

Preschool Breakfast with Santa 

December 8 - 9:00 & 10:00 am seatings

 

Special Christmas Music: December 9

10:30 am Combined Worship

Children's Christmas Pageant: December 16
during 10:30 am Combined Worship Service

 

Down Home Holiday: December 16

11:30 am - Lunch & Holiday Fun!


Youth Progressive Dinner: December 21 - 6:00

 

Christmas Eve Worship: December 24

5:00 pm - Traditional Christmas Eve Service

with Holy Communion & Candlelight


11:30 pm - Usher in Christmas with 
      Holy Communion & Candlelight       

Merry Christmas!  December 25


Prayer Concerns
• Bennetts: Dr. Tammy R. – fighting cancer
Easleys: family of Bill H. had a stroke on Wed. and removed from life support on Saturday / Ron B. – doing better after bladder cancer 
• Craig German: Dan & Melinda S. 
• Lorrie Ignatius: Pekka’s father & mother – father’s rehab after knee replacement / safe travels for Pekka as he visits them in Finland 
• Dawn Seigler: friend who has a broken tailbone 
• Weathers: for those in danger from California fires / for God to put the fires out!
• Lynne Smith & her mother: dementia is progressing and her mother is very resistant to changes – for peace 
• Katrina Stone: going out of town – for safe travels and for her husband staying at home with 3 dogs while working 
• Penny Millar: her cat has been missing for several days 
• Ann Rikard 
• Andy Loftis & Jerry McDonald 
• Karen Martin’s friend Charlene: cancer 
• Craig German: John H. – medical report was not good

 Thanksgivings

• For new members: Mary Ann Conner & Emily Thompson 
• Ernie Richmond: good visit with his kids in Seattle 
• Jan Dodd’s 90th birthday! 
• Sherry Blackwood: Rich’s surgery went well 
• Elizabeth Crawford is buying a house


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:
Psalm 139:1-16; 23
Mark 10:29-31; John 10:14; Matthew 6:8b; 2 Timothy 2:19a


Birthdays this Week:

Ellie Grogin
Cayden Riviere
Ted Klaren
Jason Smith
Bob Spruell
Lauren Bryant
David Bolton

No Anniversaries 
this Week


Save the Date

CHANCEL CHOIR PRACTICE NOVEMBER 14 - 7:00 PM
CHOIR ROOM

9:30 MUSICIANS PRACTICE
NOVEMBER 14 - 8:30 PM
SANCTUARY

MEN'S MEETING
NOVEMBER 15 - 7:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

WORSHIP SERVICES
NOVEMBER 18 - 9:30 & 11:00
SANCTUARY - CHILDREN'S CHOIR SINGS

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

ANGEL TREE LOADED WITH ANGELS - NOVEMBER 18
EVENING - FOYER

MONDAY NIGHT STUDY
NOVEMBER 19 - 7:00 PM
HOPE HOUSE

UMW DAY CIRCLE
NOVEMBER 20 - 10:30 AM
HOPE HOUSE

OFFICE CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING - 
NOVEMBER 22 & 23

WORSHIP SERVICES
NOVEMBER 25 - 9:30 & 11:00
SANCTUARY

YOUTH TO SIX FLAGS
NOVEMBER 25 - 1:00 PM
MEET AT CHURCH

UMW NIGHT CIRCLE
NOVEMBER 26 - 7:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

1ST SUNDAY IN ADVENT
DECEMBER 2


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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