June 11, 2013
In this issue:
From the Pastor's Spouse
Father's Day Carnations
Summer Lunch Program
Trinity Soup Kitchen
Save the Date
In Worship this week
Birthdays / Anniv.
Save the Date...
MUST SUMMER LUNCH PREP
ONGOING ALL SUMMER
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
NORTH GEORGIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
JUNE 11 - 13
UMW RETREAT PLANNING MTG.
JUNE 12 - 6:00 PM
ADULT CHOIR PRACTICE
JUNE 12 - 7:00 PM
YOUTH TO BRAVES GAME
BOOK CLUB AT WALDEN HOME
JUNE 14 - 7:00 PM
JUNE 15 - 8:00 AM
MEET AT CHURCH
YOUTH MISSION TRIP
TO CAIRO, IL
JUNE 16 - 22
HOST FAMILY PROMISE GUESTS
JUNE 16 - 23
UMW DAY CIRCLE
JUNE 18 - 10:30 AM
UM MEN'S CLUB
JUNE 20 - 7:00 PM
UMW NIGHT CIRCLE
JUNE 24 - 6:30 PM
JUNE 26 - 10:00 am
ALL MUSIC SUNDAY
JUNE 30 - 10:30 AM
FELLOWSHIP LUNCH BY RELAY FOR LIFE TEAM
JUNE 30 - 11:30 AM
In worship this week...
Birthdays this week:
Anniversaries this week:
Charles & Ann Joyner
Marcus & Janis Hoge
Jesse & Allison Piepmeier
Gunther & Shelia Trentini
North Georgia Family Counseling Center
through Counseling, Education and Research
Mt. Carmel proudly supports the North Georgia Family Counseling Center.
Norcross Cooperative Ministry
As one of the founding churches of NCM, we encourage your support assisting those in need in our area.
For more information on NCM, see their facebook page.
I'm not a very good writer, unlike my wife, Pastor Cyndi. It takes me much longer to spit it out and that involves many rewrites and rewordings. I struggled even with the title for this article before picking the "reverse" of Cyndi's title from last week. I thought of "I See LOTS of Yellow", "Signup NOW for Family Promise", and even "Jesus Wants You" (ok, pretty cheap rewrite of Uncle Sam version).
I don't usually volunteer to write things, but when Cyndi mentioned being at Annual Conference, I jumped at the chance to move my Family Promise article to the first spot in the newsletter! Surely I've got everybody's attention now :^) Cyndi probably doesn't write using little smiley faces like that either.
So what will some people do? Some will work and study their tails off, become Valedictorian this year, and be starting college as a Junior. Very few will be homeless during their high school career and achieve that. I hope you read the AJC articles attached to the Family Promise Signup board. That someone is a 17 year old young lady named Chelesa Fearce. Also in the article you will find that Chelesa's sister, 18 year old Chelsea Shelton, graduated this year from another high school as Salutatorian. Their family was thrust into homelessness several years ago when their mother contracted cancer. Wow. Read the article.
Were Chelesa or Chelsea part of Family Promise? No. But Family Promise did just have Sarah Jackson graduate May 2013 from Georgia Gwinnett College and be chosen to speak on behalf of all students at the commencement ceremony. Sarah and her 4 daughters became homeless in 2011 and entered into the Family Promise program and then moved into transitional housing via Family Promise. Read the article (it's next to the other one at the board).
What Some People Will Do. Some will wash laundry. Or make a meal. Or setup a preschool room. Or host a meal or other timeslot. Or drive a van. Most of us do not know how to help the stereotypical homeless street person. All of us know how to help the homeless families served by Family Promise in one of these ways. "I See LOTS of Yellow" at http://bit.ly/11UpqlO. If you've even thought of helping but were not sure, ask Ed McDonald 678-983-5588 or Lila Hunter 678-687-9990 or somebody else you know who has helped, about what's involved. If you've not taken the Family Promise training, you can still help with setup or teardown or wash laundry or bring or buy a meal for the upcoming week. We'll have 2 more weeks at the end of July and we'll offer another training session before that -- maybe Some People Will Do That :^)
We love Mt Carmel and all the ways you serve ...
I'll see you this Sunday,
Ed (the Pastor's Spouse)
The pastors and lay delegates from our North Georgia Conference are meeting this week in Athens, Georgia and will be making important decisions that concern our churches.
Thankfully, pastor Cyndi was able to be among them, after her encounter with the infamous "VBS Stomach Virus" over the weekend!
She appreciates your prayers for her speedy recovery and also requests that you keep the Annual Conference delegates and pastors in your prayers this week.
Father’s Day Carnations
On Father’s Day, June 16th, carnations will once again be placed in the sanctuary in honor or in memory of our fathers.
If you would like to purchase a carnation, just contact the church office, (770-449-4498) by Thursday, June 13, 2013.
~ includes vase, carnation with greenery and baby’s breath ~
~ white carnation in memory of ~ red carnation in honor of ~
You can pay on Sunday, June 16th also - Please make your check payable to Mt. Carmel UMC marked for “Carnation.”All proceeds will go toward the Youth Summer Mission Trip to Cairo, IL. Thank you!
MUST Ministry - Summer Lunch Program
Mt. Carmel is hosting MUST ministry volunteers this summer to prepare lunches for local children who would normally get free lunches during the school year. We will supply the space, as well as some of the volunteers to help with this ministry.
If you would like to volunteer to pack lunches, help with distribution or organization, please contact the church office.
Children's Ministry News:
We are going to continue the Bible lessons from Kingdom Rock, with a lesson about Nehemiah. There will be some different activities, but their might be some more temple building.
Vacation Bible School Thank You:
A huge thank you to all the wonderful volunteers, youth and adults who helped make Kingdom Rock a success. We had 94 children, 17 youth volunteers and 21 adult volunteers, plus people who donated things before VBS started. Thank you, thank you.
We shared God’s love with a lot of families, as well as a stomach virus that hit us after VBS was over! I hope everyone is much better now and Standing Strong!
Wacky Wednesday: June 26th 10:00 –1:00
We are going to cook some child friendly recipes and play some games. Registration is necessary by Monday, June 24th at firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Children's Ministries
Trinity Soup Kitchen
Here is an excerpt from a note received from the Trinity Soup Kitchen Manager concerning our recent Sunday serving lunch there. We thought you all might like to see how our Youth are perceived!
"One of my favorite memories is of one of the teenagers who eagerly came up to me and asked, 'What can I do to help?' What a great attitude from one so young! I take it this is the attitude of your youth, and I'm sure it is nurtured at Mt. Carmel."
WE all know that we have exceptional youth at Mt. Carmel, but it's always nice to hear it from someone else too! Thank you youth, for being such good representatives of our church!
Please join with others in our church family in praying this week:
Everyone with "VBS stomach virus"
Youth Mission Trip next week
Infant Fabian & teen parents / stressful delivery / adjustment
Ken Smith - cancer treatments
Mary Rezzuto - recovering from surgery
Danielle Tuthill - surgery
Karen Weeks' cousin Bob - leukemia - chemo & stem cell transplant
Jerri Phillips - hospitalized with bronchial asthma
Dan Bailey's cousin Ed - 76 yrs old - pancreatic cancer - hospice care
Marian: thanks to all volunteers (youth & adults) and congregation for VBS donations that made VBS a success
Julie Samples: thanks to Marian for hard work preparing and during VBS
News to Share?
Do you have an article to include in next week's bulletin or newsletter?
Email these to Suzanne Foster or call the church office.
5100 South Old Peachtree Road
Norcross, GA 30092