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Mt Carmel United Methodist Church
February 19, 2014
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In the Newsletter this Week:
  • From the Pastor
  • Lenten Schedule
  • Children's Ministry
  • God in the Movies
  • Organ Dedication
  • Dinner Theater - March 7 & 8
  • Mt. Carmel Women's Book Club: March 14, 2014
  • From the Preschool
  • Outreach Opportunity: Coats for Children
  • Thank You
  • Older Adult Conference


Lenten Schedule

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming Lenten season:

Ash Wednesday - March 5 
Pot Luck Dinner: 6:00 PM - please bring a dish or two to share 

Worship Service: 7:00 PM - imposition of ashes / communion 

Wednesday Night Dinners and Conversation
March 12 - April 9 
Dinner: 6:00 PM - provided by the Mt. Carmel UMW

6:40 - 7:00: "God in the Movies"


Children's Ministry

Sunday School: 
In this lesson, John 7:37-52, Jesus comes to Jerusalem to celebrate the Festival of Sukkot (Festival of Booths). The Festival of Sukkot was to celebrate God’s love for the Israelites in the desert. God provided water from a rock. Jesus tells the people, he will give them water of the Holy Spirit. 

The children will explore how water is a symbol of God’s love and the Holy Spirit. The older children will build a sukkah in their classroom. 

Family and Faith Workshop 
March 2nd - 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. 

Prepare for the Lenten Season with this workshop on growing together spiritually. 

Families of all ages and types are welcome to be part of this workshop. We especially encourage those with children to participate. Kristen Vincent has led family, youth, and adult spirituality workshops and retreats, and her book on prayer beads is currently on the Upper Room Top 10 bestsellers.

Ms. Marian saw Kristen lead a workshop last year at the United Methodist Church's Children's Ministry Conference in Greenville, SC. 

Because the workshop is interactive, space will be limited. 
Please contact Ms. Marian for more information and to make a reservation.

Marian Long Children's Ministry


God in the Movies ...
Your Help Needed

We have winners!  And now we need your help.  

The winning movies to be used in the Lenten Study are: It's a Wonderful Life, Driving Miss Daisy, Forrest Gump, Frozen, and The Sound of Music!

Now we need DVD copies of these movies (except for Frozen which is already ordered), so if you have a copy of any of them on DVD and could loan it to the church for Lent, it would be greatly appreciated!

Please let us know in the office. All movies need to be to the church by Sunday (Feb. 23) so that Pastor Cyndi has time to review each.  Thank you! 


Organ Dedication on March 2nd

Since August of 2013, we have enjoyed a new organ, a Rodgers model 588. This organ replaced the old Rodgers 905 which was struck by lightning. In the months since, our talented organist John Waller, has explored the capabilities and potential of this new instrument. 

We will dedicate the organ with a special worship service at 11:00 am on March 2. Since December, John has been preparing a variety of music selections from different traditions, all of which lead us in the worship of God. This service, based on the dedication service in the United Methodist Book of Worship, combines scripture and music to give thanks for this organ, praise God, and encourage each of us to offer all of our lives in worshipful service to God.

Following the service, the choir and hospitality team will offer a reception in the Fellowship Hall. Plan to stay for appetizers and to thank John for his music leadership.


Youth Dinner Theater Coming Soon!

Friday & Saturday, 
March 7 & 8 
at 7:00 PM

Legendary swordsman and hopeless romantic Cyrano de Bergerac comes to life in the Mt. Carmel Youth Dinner Theatre production of:

CYRANO LOVES ROXANNE
by Pat Cook 

Based on Rostand’s tale of Cyrano de Bergerac, gallant Cyrano's heart is as big as his nose - HUGE! When he visits the "Comon Inn" in France to see his lovely protégé Roxanne, he asks his young friend, Maurice, to meet him there. But everything goes hilariously awry when Roxanne and Maurice fall in love at first sight, and Cyrano must hide in the shadows to provide Maurice the exquisite words he needs to win her over. 

Throw in three rogue sailors trying to kidnap either Cyrano or Maurice, overly-protective aunts trying to thwart Roxanne from meeting her true love, sassy servant girls, a salty sea captain, and more, and you have a great evening of laughter, romance and lots of swordplay in store! 

Tickets are $20.00 for adults, $15.00 for students, and $10.00 for children 5 – 10. (Childcare is provided for children five and under with dinner: $3.00)

To purchase tickets, please contact the church office or call (770) 449-4498. Seating is limited, so please order your tickets today! 

CYRANO LOVES ROXANNE is produced by special permission with Contemporary Drama Service, Meriwether Publishing Ltd.


Women's Book Club - March 14

The Mt. Carmel Women's Book Club will meet on Friday, March 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hope House.

This month's book is: Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale, by Linda Rutledge.  Please contact Chris Bolton or Vicki Walden if you have any questions.


From the Preschool

Dear Friends,

Wow, could we actually have a full school week? I know plenty of you are ready for routine and so are we! 

Since we were not in school on Valentine’s Day, we had it on Tuesday instead. Did it feel like Valentine’s Day? Indeed it did! We were not going to let a little snow snuff out our Love Party! 

We are working diligently on our colors, letters, numbers, sight vocabulary, days of the week, months of the year, weather, and have thrown in a lot of fun just for giggles. 

We have been using our big muscles out on the playground in order for our fine muscle skills to improve. We always learn by going from big to small, so that is why we use chalk on the sidewalk or use shaving cream on the tables. Maybe we use the shaving cream because it reminds us of our dads and it cleans the tables at the same time! We never miss an opportunity to think about our dads! 

We have a new baby in the fold! Miss Virginia’s daughter, Eva, gave birth on Monday to 9lb. 11 oz. Dylan who joins big brother, Gavin! Miss Cindy said Dylan asked for a steak, medium well, after the hard work. Everyone is doing well and we praise God for a healthy baby and mother! Congratulations to everyone! 

We have rolling enrollment now and ask everyone to pray for our school. We have openings for the fall and could use help filling them. Do you know someone without a preschool home? We would love to extend an invitation to join us next year!

In joy and love,
Lorrie


Outreach Focus

Berkeley Lake Elementary School CARE Team is requesting the donation of new or gently used (& washed) coats for children.

The greatest need is for medium and large sizes for both boys and girls. 

You can drop off at the school office or bring to the church and leave in the bin in Fellowship Hall.


Thank You Very Much

I would like to thank everyone for all the prayers, cards and calls during my recent surgery and complication. It was a scary time but the prayers especially were very comforting and I am thankfully back on the road to recovery.

Thank you for caring so much!
Melanie Bagwell


Older Adult Conference

North Georgia 
Older Adult Conference Event 
Thursday, March 27, 2014 
8:30 am to 3:00 pm 
Simpsonwood Retreat Center 

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Bob Bowling 
Workshops, lunch, and special entertainment 
Registration due by Friday, March 14, 2014 
Full details and registration link at www.ngumc.org/olderadults


Prayers and Thanksgivings

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

Concerns
  • Those who lost loved ones during the storm
  • Gene Anglin - recovering
  • Jacque Tapley's friend Mark - badly broken wrist
  • Sam Tapley's mother - mini stroke but doing OK 
  • Mercer's cousin - chest pains but OK
  • Lucile Jones - ill
  • Carl Garner & family - death of his cousin Dolores
  • Steve Pearson's uncle - beginning chemo treatments
  • Annette Rogers' father - knee surgery - successful
  • Lane Shutt & family - cleaning out mother's things / beginning process of settling estate
  • Maxine Follmer's sister: lost job / alone in Asheville
  • Bob & Julie Jones' neighbor - death of father - prayers for family
  • BLES kindergarten teacher & husband - death of unborn baby
  • Erin Foster's friend's teenage daughter - in trauma unit after car accident
  • Judy Bagwell's neighbor Diane - 3 recurrences of lung cancer - undergoing treatment
Thanksgivings
  • Johnny Carroll had a birthday
  • Neil Odom: happy to have new members last Sunday
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:

John 7:37-52


Birthdays this week:

JoAnn Weathers
Marlene Porter
Jacob Portillo
Emily Harstead
Mandy Trentini Haecker
Brent Weeks
Johnny Roe
Lisa Bolton Spiller
Paul Bendig
Amanda Bolton

Anniversaries this week:
Alston & Jo Minor


Save the Date

YOUTH REHEARSAL
FEBRUARY 19 - 5:30 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

WEDNESDAY STUDY
FEBRUARY 19 - 7:00 PM
ROOM 112/114

ADULT CHOIR
FEBRUARY 19 - 7:00 PM
CHOIR ROOM / SANCTUARY

COMMUNION TAKEN TO MORNING STARR HOME
FEBRUARY 20 - 9:45 AM

YOUTH SET-WORK
FEBRUARY 21 - 3:00 PM
YOUTH HALL

PAVEMENT POUNDERS RUN
FEBRUARY 22 - 8:00 AM
MEET AT CHURCH

SCOUT SUNDAY
FEBRUARY 23 -
9:30 & 11:00 AM
SANCTUARY

CONFIRMATION MENTOR TRAINING
FEBRUARY 23 - 12:15 PM
HOPE HOUSE

STAGE MOVED TO FELLOWSHIP HALL / YOUTH REHEARSAL
FEBRUARY 23 - 2:30 PM

YOUTH DINNER / PROGRAMMING
FEBRUARY 23 - 5:15 PM

STUDY OF LUKE
FEBRUARY 23 - 6:00 PM
COUNSELING CENTER

YOUTH REHEARSAL
FEBRUARY 24 - 5:30 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

UMW NIGHT CIRCLE
FEBRUARY 24 - 6:30 PM
RUBY TUESDAY'S

BROWN BAG STUDY
FEBRUARY 25 - 11:30 AM
HOPE HOUSE

YOUTH REHEARSALS
FEBRUARY 25 - 5:30 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

ORGAN DEDICATION / RECEPTION
MARCH 2 - 11:00 AM
SANCTUARY/FELLOWSHIP HALL

FAMILIES & FAITH WORKSHOP
MARCH 2 - 2:00 - 4:00 PM
LOWER HALL

ADMINISTRATIVE BOARD / COUNCIL ON MINISTRIES
COMBINED MEETING
MARCH 2 - 4:00 PM
ROOM 112/114

ASH WEDNESDAY
MARCH 5
DINNER - 6:00 PM
WORSHIP - 7:00 PM

YOUTH DINNER THEATER
MARCH 7 & 8 - 7:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BEGINS
SUNDAY - MARCH 9

LENTEN DINNERS & CONVERSATION BEGINS -
WEDNESDAYS: MARCH 12 - APRIL 9
6:00 PM: DINNER
6:40 - 7:00 PM: GOD IN THE MOVIES

WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB
MARCH 14 - 7:00 PM
HOPE HOUSE

CHURCH-WIDE WORKDAY
MARCH 15 - 9:00 AM
MEET AT CHURCH



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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