January 17, 2012
In this issue:
From Pastor Cyndi
Chapel in the Woods
Save the Date
United Methodist Men
Healthy Aging Workshop
District Choir / Training Event
In Worship this week
Birthdays / Anniv.
MEN'S CLUB DINNER AND MEETING
CHAPEL IN THE WOODS
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
PRESCHOOL IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION
HEALTHY AGING WORKSHOP
OSWALD BROTHERS CONCERT
5TH SUNDAY COMBINED SERVICE
RELAY FOR LIFE BRUNCH
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
AROS DISTRICT CHOIR FESTIVAL / TRAINING SESSIONS
CHAMBLEE 1ST UMC
Healthy Aging Workshop
7:00 PM - Hope House
"How to Get the Most Out of a Visit to the Physician."
Sponsored by the North Georgia Family Counseling Center
Birthdays this week:
Anniversaries this week:
Chris & Jill Harshman
Norcross Cooperative Ministry
As one of the founding churches of NCM, we encourage your support as they assist those in need in our area. For more information on NCM, see their facebook page at
North Georgia Family Counseling Center
through Counseling, Education and Research
Mt. Carmel proudly supports the North Georgia Family Counseling Center.
A Portion Meant For Others
On Sunday afternoon our finance committee met to develop a budget for 2012. Unlike past years, when the budget was set at church conference, we delayed setting a budget until after the stewardship campaign.
Tom Cooper, our finance committee chair, and Shelia Trentini, our treasurer, began by providing estimates of giving for 2012 and the details of the expenses we could expect. They put a lot of time and thoughtfulness in gathering and making accurate projections.
I was proud of the way the finance committee handled this data. Before we began the discussion, someone asked the essential question:
“Can we pay all our apportionments?”
The answer was immediate.
“Yes. In 2012 we will pay 100% of apportionments.”
Apportionments are the way that we United Methodists work together. Each church pays “a portion”. Together we support missionaries to spread the good news and show God’s love. Together we provide seminary scholarships for those who are called by God into the ministry and need financial assistance. Together we provide aid during natural and manmade disasters.
I hope you take pride in knowing that we are a church that looks beyond ourselves to the world around us. Take a moment to see how your giving makes a difference: http://www.ngumc.org/pages/detail/2011.
You'll be proud, too!
I’ll see you this Sunday,
All women of the church are invited to the
Mt. Carmel UMW “Woman of the Year” Brunch
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Please plan to join us as we recognize a special woman who has gone above and beyond in her service to our church.
Please RSVP to the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (770) 449-4498.
Greetings to all of you on behalf of the Mt. Carmel Youth! I pray that you all enjoyed your holiday weekend as much as we did. With fresh snow, a lovely house to stay in, and no significant injuries to speak of it is safe to say that our annual ski trip to Sugar Mountain was a huge success!
We do want to offer a sincere thank you to all of you who have been praying for us while we traveled. Of course, personally I am most thankful for the incredible parents and their remarkable youth, and our counselors who continue to amaze me with their resourcefulness, their willingness to try new things, and their ability to make a trip the absolute best it can possibly be.
We are certainly happy to be back home and back to one or two layers of clothing kind of weather.
You can see more pictures from the trip at
News from the Mt. Carmel Men's Club!
THE MT. CARMEL UNITED METHODIST MEN are busy in 2012!
The Men’s Club will have a dinner meeting on Thurs., Jan. 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
Then on Feb. 3 – 5, they will travel to Amicalola Falls for their winter retreat. All men are encouraged to participate. Please contact Steve Riviere for more information. (404) 473-6085 or email@example.com
"Chapel in the Woods" Plans 1st Hike of the Year
Mark your calendars now for the first hike of 2012!
The hiking group will meet at Mt. Carmel at 8:30 AM on Saturday, January 21 and carpool to Simpsonwood Retreat Center in Norcross. There they will hike the beautiful nature trails along the Chattahoochee River, stopping mid-way for a short devotion. This is an easy walk of approximately 2 miles and is appropriate for ALL AGES!
Just bring a bottle of water, wear your comfortable shoes and join the group on the 21st! If you have any questions, please contact Marlene Porter.
AROS Choir Festival and Training Event
Sunday January 29, 2012 from 2:30 PM to 4:45 PM
First United Methodist Church - Chamblee
4147 Chamblee Dunwoody Road Chamblee, GA 30341
Rehearsal, Saturday, January 28, 10 am until noon. If you wish to participate or have questions, please contact Rev. Beth Brown Shugart at firstname.lastname@example.org
Choir will perform at 2:30 on Sunday. All workshops will follow this opening worship service.
Music & Worship
The Power of the Breath
Pastor/Staff Parish Relations Committee
Click here to register or call Katie Cook at 770-362-1002.
This week’s lesson
comes from the Old Testament, Jonah 1-4, and the story of Jonah. The children’s story will focus on not being able to hide from God and that God is with us even in hiding places.
We will also begin practicing to sing in church on February 26.
See you at Sunday School.
January 29th 3:30
A Card Making Workshop
for Children and Adults
From Our Preschool
Meet Ms. Sarala!
"I was born in India and traveled to the US when I was twenty years old. Since then, I have lived in Atlanta, Ga. (so you can call me a native Georgian : )
I have been married for almost 28 years. I have two children: a 23 year old son and a 20 year old daughter. My son graduated a Biomedical Engineer from Georgia Tech and is currently studying medicine in the Caribbean. My daughter is in her third year studying Biochemistry at Georgia Tech. Our entire family is a Ramblin’ Wreck from Georgia Tech! Go Jackets!
One of my hobbies is cooking. I love to experiment with different Indian and American spices to create tasty, new cuisine. Every evening, I like to walk about three miles with my husband. After a long day, I tend to relax and watch Bollywood movies.
I love everyone in my class and treat them as if they were my own children! Thank you Moms & Dads for sharing them with me!"
We are so lucky to have Miss Sarala as a teacher, aren’t we?
This week the 4’s are off to Fernbank to see the dinosaurs and we are very excited about our trip. We have an invasion of dinosaurs in our hallway, in case they escaped your attention!
We are also blessed with wonderful hats that Lollie has made for us. All proceeds go to the Preschool, but I also think that the proceeds of love go to everyone who buys a warm and beautiful hat! We will continue this fundraiser as long as we have hats, so the congregation is encouraged to see these chapeaus. Just ask Diane Smith! She bought a hat before we even set them on display! Lollie’s granddaughter, Landry, is the lovely model in our photo!
Registration for the fall for in-house and church families is January 26 and 27 and community registration (out-house) is Wednesday, February 1 at 9:00 in Fellowship Hall. We will be open M-F next year, so pass the word to friends and neighbors. We welcome four new students into the Preschool this semester, so greet Adeline, Linus, Miles, and Valor when you see them!
Please join with others in our church family in praying the thanksgivings and intercessions named in worship last Sunday and during the week:
Lisa Moore's step-mother - cancer
Cheryl Marthin's friend James - mother passed away
Penny Millar's friend - surgery
Julie Samples' friends - older couple - needs peace
Sam's friend's son - financial problems, then home burned
Ruby Easley's brother
Stephanie - lung surgery
Joyce Odom - baby Jude will have another surgery on 2/14
Lorrie Ignatius' friend Sue - hospitalized with circulatory problems
David Posey - starting grad. school at Boston Univ.
Jeanne Manget - two friends visiting
Blackwoods - good trip to N.Y. to see family
Barbara Cooper's sister - survived serious accident
Joyce Odom - baby Jude turned 2
Judy Peck's sister - recovering - able to return to church
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Norcross, GA 30092