June 4, 2013
In this issue:
From the Pastor
Father's Day Carnations
Letters to Youth
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
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
JUNE 4 - 7
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
UMW RETREAT PLANNING MTG.
JUNE 5 - 6:00 PM
NO CHOIR PRACTICE
NO WEDNESDAY STUDY
PAVEMENT POUNDERS RUNNERS
JUNE 8 - 8:30 AM
MEET AT CHURCH
CHILDREN'S SUNDAY /
YOUTH COMMISSIONED FOR MISSION TRIP
9:30 & 11:00 AM
JUNE 9 - 12:30 PM
FINANCE COM. MTG.
JUNE 9 - 6:30 PM
JUNE 9 - 7:30 PM
NORTH GEORGIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
JUNE 11 - 13
YOUTH TO BRAVES GAME
BOOK CLUB AT WALDEN HOME
JUNE 14 - 7:00 PM
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 25 (TUESDAY)
10:00 AM - LOWER HALL
ALL MUSIC SUNDAY
JUNE 30 - 10:30 AM
FELLOWSHIP LUNCH BY RELAY FOR LIFE TEAM
JUNE 30 - 11:30 AM
In worship this week...
The story of Esther
Birthdays this week:
Anniversaries this week:
Dave & Ann Whitlow
Michael & Sherry Blackwood
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.
What Some People Won't Do
This week in Vacation Bible School I have worn a helmet and shield, ridden a stick-horse, and drank pickle juice protein drink. I don’t mind that the helmet doesn’t fit well — it’s about five sizes too small. Galloping on Nightmare the stick horse wasn’t too awful. But pickle juice … ewwww. It’s amazing what people do for Vacation Bible School.
Our greeters, Christine and Jan, have been wearing crowns. Our kitchen crew, Vickie, Ann, Chris, Andy, and Jerry, were cutting hearts in roll up sandwiches. In the fellowship hall, Sherry jumps up and down, claps her hands, and gets the kids hopping to the beat.
In the Imagination Station, Deb and Jessee have been losing their marbles making tumblers, while Lisa hobbles into the Chadder station on crutches and shares stories of chipmunks jousting and protecting the castle treasure.
I have seen Barbara, Lori, and Annette slip around in gowns that any princess would be proud to wear. Cheri is playing with beach balls, water, and a parachute.
By the end of the day, Marian was swinging a bowling ball on a string. By the end of the week, she may be the one swinging on the rope!
At Vacation Bible School we give our best—well, at least our craziest—and let kids know that the Christian faith is more than a list of “don’t do this”, “don’t do that.” They will hear stories of God reaching out, over and over, to bring healing and hope. God’s word is a lamp that leads and delights.
They will experience for themselves that God delights in the children, and so do we.
I’ll see you this Sunday,
Info and Signups
We are making some progress towards completing our signups for tasks during the week. We still need some help on setup and teardown, and we need LOTS of help for Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23. We know these may be the hardest to fill as these need to be flexible, possibly having to either host at our church or the Day Center on Saturday, and Sunday hosting has to be at the Day Center.
A "public" copy of our signup is at: http://bit.ly/11UpqlO to see the current remaining jobs.
For more info and to signup, please see the display in the kitchen hallway, or contact Ed McDonald: firstname.lastname@example.org /678-983-5588, or Lila Hunter: email@example.com / 678-687-9990.
Family Promise and Safe Sanctuary Training: June 9
For new Family Promise volunteers and those requiring Safe Sanctuary training renewal for Family Promise (required if you'll be interacting with the families,) we will offer both of these after the 11:00 worship service this Sunday.
We will do the Safe Sanctuary training first so those who don't need the Family Promise training can leave. We'll follow that with a shortened version of the Family Promise training, more focused on our church details.
A simple lunch will be provided and we'll begin the training during the meal to save time. We plan to be done by 2pm with both trainings.
Please contact Ed McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-983-5588 to signup or with any questions.
Youth Commissioned for Mission Trip
As a special part of our worship services on Sunday, we will commission the youth and counselors who will go on the summer mission trip to Cairo, Illinois, June 16 - 22.
We will say a special prayer for them and wish them safe travels as they go out to serve others.
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 complete the form found in your Sunday bulletin, or 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 ~
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!
Letters to Youth
Last year, a part of the youth's summer mission trip experience was to receive letters from members of the congregation as a means of support. We would like to do this again this year, but we need a volunteer for every youth on the trip. The only requirement is to write three cards of encouragement to the youth who you're assigned.
If you can help with this project, please contact Kaylen Short or the church office to volunteer.
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:
Kingdom Rock is in full swing!
As this article is prepared, approximately 90 children plus LOTS of volunteers are learning about "standing strong for God" at Vacation Bible School!
Watch for more photos of the fun online and in future newsletters!
Children's Sunday - June 9
There will be no children's Sunday School this week because it is Children's Sunday!
The children will share some of the scripture lessons and songs they learned in Vacation Bible School and will also have a short video presentation of the fun they had at "Kingdom Rock!"
You won't want to miss the fun!
Director of Children's Ministries
Trinity Soup Kitchen
THANK YOU to everyone who helped the youth with the Trinity Soup Kitchen on Sunday by donating food, money and time.
30 volunteers helped to serve a hot dog lunch to the homeless, as well as packed and delivered bagged lunches for them to take for later. We were proud to have you all represent our church!
Dear members of Mt. Carmel,
Larry and I would like to say a special thanks for the warmth and love you showed us during the passing of our mother, Claris. We appreciate all the hard work of the UMW and Claris would have been proud! We felt at home again seeing so many familiar faces. God bless you all! You have a special place in our hearts.
Larry & Sara Grogan
Mt. Carmel Book Club
Friday, June 14 at 7:00 PM
The June meeting of the Mt. Carmel Book Club will be at the home of Vicki Walden.
The book of the month is Still Life by Louise Penny. We invite anyone interested in discussing the book for a fun evening of fellowship and light refreshments.
Praying for one another
Please join with others in our church family in praying this week:
Neil Odom's mother Juanita - broken pelvis
Ken Smith - cancer treatments
Vicki Walden - newborn relative needs heart surgery
Ragon's niece Kelly - cancer surgery
Chris Bolton's friend Ronnie - cancer of tongue
Mary Rezzuto - recovering from surgery
Mary Rezzuto's brother - complications from dog attack
Two North Georgia Conference churches closing
Children / teachers at VBS this week
Craig German & Pekka Ignatius' birthdays
Easley's 44th wedding anniversary
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