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Mt Carmel United Methodist Church
October 23, 2013
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The Horror of it All!

It was a dark and stormy night in Boston on March 23, 1869. Armed with umbrellas, six women struggle against the wind and rain as they make their way to Tremont Street Methodist Episcopal Church. With handkerchiefs they dried themselves as much as possible, then sat down to a warm cup of tea. 

The room was full of gasps as Ms. Parker and Ms. Butler share the news from India. All of the doctors are male and they refuse to treat women! The girls are not being educated! The horror of it all! 

Yet most shocking of all was the plan of Ms. Parker and Ms. Butler to raise funds to send a woman educator and a woman doctor to India. Their little band would stop wearing expensive fashions. Instead, they would save their coins by wearing calico. Calico! The horror of it all! 

Despite the shocking screams of those who heard the proposal, this little band of women give up frills to fund two missionaries, and eventually build a school for girls and a hospital providing care for women. 

On that stormy night these women organized the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church. It was the first of eight women's missionary societies founded at denominations that eventually became United Methodist. Today, their legacy of women organized for mission continues as the United Methodist Women. 

This Sunday in worship we celebrate the United Methodist Women in our church. We’ll celebrate sweet shops, rather than calico. We’ll thank them for offerings sent not to India but to the nearby United Methodist Children’s Home, Murphy Harpst Children’s Home, and Norcross Coop. We’ll celebrate layette kits filled with a newborn’s basic needs (diapers and pins, gowns, baby blankets, shirts and washcloths) and sent worldwide to women who don’t even have swaddling to welcome a child. 

I hope you will be there this Sunday at 10:30. It will not be a dark and stormy night, but a light-filled and joyous celebration!

Pastor Cyndi McDonald 
Mount Carmel United Methodist Church 


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In the Newsletter this Week:
  • From the Pastor
  • Stewardship Presentation
  • Combined 10:30 Service & Soup Lunch: Oct. 27
  • Children's Art on Bulletin Covers
  • All Saints Sunday: November 3
  • Red Cross Blood Drive Update
  • Photography Opportunity Nov. 5 & 6
  • Children's Ministry
    • Sunday School 
    • Fall Festival Thanks
    • Christmas Pageant - December 8
  • Women's Book Club: November 8 at 7:00 PM
  • Preschool News
  • Cheeseburgers for Children
  • Seminars for Parents of Teens


Final Week of the Stewardship Campaign

Dorothy meets the Scarecrow.

View this week's episode here!


Combined Worship Service This Sunday - 10:30 AM - Led by the Mt. Carmel UMW

Please plan to attend the combined worship service this week at 10:30, led by the women of our church.  

We are happy to welcome Rev. Lynne Smith, Minister of Education to the North Georgia Family Counseling Center, as our guest preacher. 

Lynne enjoys working with the Counseling Center, and she and her husband Ted stay busy raising their three teenage children. Please welcome her on Sunday!

The Children's Sunday School classes WILL MEET this week in a combined class for all ages.  See more details in the Children's Ministry article below. 

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Soup, Salad & Grilled Cheese Lunch!

Please stay for lunch after church this Sunday! 

The Mt. Carmel Youth will provide a tasty lunch of Soup, Salad and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. Donations will be accepted to help defray the cost of the Summer Youth Mission Trip.



Children's Art on Bulletin Covers

Thank you to Kathryn Raye for her rendition of "The Call of David" that was on the bulletin cover last Sunday! 

Watch for more great artwork from our children on upcoming bulletins.


All Saints Sunday: November 3

On ALL SAINTS SUNDAY during the worship service we will read the names and light a candle in memory of our loved ones who have died DURING THE PAST 12 MONTHS. 

Families of those remembered are invited to take the candle with them at the end of the service.

The names to be read MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE CHURCH OFFICE. No name will be included in the service without being explicitly sponsored by someone in the congregation. In this way, we respect the privacy of those who wish it, while we celebrate the lives of those who have gone before us. 

Please use the space provided on the back of the Connect Card in your Sunday bulletin to submit names, or send them to the church office at 770-449-4498 or office@mtcarmel-umc.org.


Red Cross Blood Drive
Update


Thank you to everyone who donated or tried to donate at our Blood Drive last Sunday.  We collected 26 pints of blood!  Good job!


Preschool Invites Us to Picture Day!

The Preschool is happy to have Ms. Ashley from Precious Memories Photography here on November 5 and 6 to take our pictures with a Christmas background. 

The congregation is invited to come and have your photos taken too, between 10:00 and 11:30 or so. Christmas cards can be ordered at the same time!

Just contact Ms. Lorrie if you'd like to participate!


Children's Ministry News

Sunday School

This week is UMW Sunday and is a combined worship service at 10:30 AM.


We will have a combined Sunday School class for children of all ages as well on the blessing God gives to Solomon’s Temple, 1 Kings 5:1-5, 8:1:13. We will also practice our Christmas pageant music. 


And don’t forget that the youth are sponsoring lunch after the service!


Fall Festival Thank You

A big thank you to everyone that helped at Fall Festival, especially Neil Odom, Joanne Ragon, Pat and Tom Irish, Ed and Cyndi McDonald, Kathy Sigmon and Chris Bolton. 


Youth who helped were: Andrew Raye, Casey Bell, Elizabeth Sigmon and Jonas Fogel. 


The children loved the cupcakes and the candy donated too. Thanks so much.


Christmas Pageant on December 9: 

“O Little Christmas Town” 

Parts will be given out on October 27. Play practice begins November 3 at 3:00 in the Sanctuary.


Marian Long
Director of Children's Ministries

770-449-4498

children@mtcarmel-umc.org

http://mtcarmel-umc.org/#/children


Women's Book Club

All women are invited to join the Book Club which will meet in the Hope House on Friday night, November 8th at 7:00 PM.

This month's book is "Leaving Cold Sassy Tree," the unfinished sequel to "Cold Sassy Tree," by Olive Ann Burns. 

Contact Chris Bolton or Vicki Walden with any questions.


Preschool News

Dear Friends, 

We have a busy week with fire fighters visiting and the 4’s going to Fire Station #4 on Friday! Everyone is invited to attend sanctuary on Thursday morning at 10:00 when our heroes visit and remind us we need to be vigilant about fire safety and prevention. We hope you will join the fun and relearn something along the way.

Next week we celebrate Halloween on Thursday, October 31 with parties beginning at 12:30. We do not wear costumes to school because we want them to be fully intact for trick-or-treating in the evening. We will just enjoy each other with a craft, a treat, maybe a game or two and possibly a story! Please join the fun and remember what you signed up to bring for the celebration. 

On November 5 and 6 Miss Ashley from Precious Memories Photography will be here to take our pictures with a Christmas background. Everyone is invited to have their close-ups done. Ashley begins the sittings at 10:00 and runs until 11:30 or so. Don’t forget Christmas cards can be ordered at the same time! Wouldn’t that take a lot off your plate if everything was done by the 6th and you had all of Thanksgiving break to send out the cards? I know – we’re good. 

We have sad news that our favorite Miss Lollie is unable to get the hats to us this year, so we will not have that as a fundraiser. We pray that things go well with Miss Lollie’s mom and that we will be back together someday soon. 

As always, if you know of someone without a preschool home, please remember us! 

In joy and love, 


Cheeseburgers for Children!

Murphy-Harpst Children’s Centers, an agency of the United Methodist Church, is happy to announce a great funding opportunity for our organization. 

On Wednesday, November 6, all Cheeseburger Bobby’s locations will donate 50% of sales for the entire day to help the severely abused and neglected children receiving our care and treatment.

Please take advantage of this exceptionally generous giving opportunity for children at Murphy-Harpst! 

More information and a list of locations are available on the restaurant’s website at http://cheeseburgerbobbys.com/. For more about Murphy-Harpst, please visit our website at www.murphyharpst.org.


Parents of Teens Seminars - November 10 from 2:30 - 5:30 pm at Roswell UMC

Who: Parents and anyone who relates to teenagers
What: Two great seminars: "A Parent's Guide to Understanding the Teenage Brain," and "A Parent's Guide to Understanding Social Media."
When: Sunday, November 10: 2:30 - 5:30 pm
Where: Roswell UMC, 814 Mimosa Blvd., Roswell, GA

Led by Mark Oestreicher and Adam McLane of the Youth Cartel.
Sponsored by the North Ga. Conference Connectional Ministries.


Prayers and Thanksgivings

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

Concerns
  • Bill & Susan Posey
  • Ted Klaren's mother - hospice care
  • Lisa Klaren's mother - skin cancer
  • Jacque Tapley's company - lay offs / salary cuts
  • Jacque's co-worker Bill - heart surgery
  • Chris Bolton's friend Beth - moving to retirement commun.
  • Chris Bolton's friend Ron - radiation / throat cancer
  • Marilyn & Loyd McGee's son-in-law in hospital
  • Janice Murphy - recovering from pneumonia
  • Lila Hunter's father -  not doing well
Thanksgivings
  • Fall festival fun
  • David Jones - thanks for prayers for surgery
  • Diane Smith - sold house
  • Jerri Phillips' birthday
Every week:
  • Prayers
  • Worship this week
  • Birthdays and Anniversaries
  • Save the Date
  • Counseling Center
  • Norcross Cooperative


Sunday's Lesson
This week in worship the lessons will be:

John 2:19-21
1 Kings 5:1-5, 8:1-13


Birthdays this week:

Eliah Nichelson
June Brigman
Bryant Riviere
Joyce Ivy
George Hunter
Amanda Gilmore
Carol Bryant
Elaine Weaver
Nanci Hicks
Cecelia Davis

Anniversaries this week:
Mark & Lisa Moore
Lamar & Chris Bolton


Save the Date

ADULT CHOIR PRACTICE
OCTOBER 23 - 7:00 PM
CHOIR ROOM

OLD TESTAMENT STUDY
OCTOBER 23 - 7:00 PM
ROOM 112/114

WOMEN'S STUDY
OCTOBER 23 - 7:00 PM
YOUTH ROOM

FIREFIGHTERS VISIT PRESCHOOL
OCTOBER 24

PRESCHOOL 4'S VISIT FIREHOUSE
OCTOBER 25

PAVEMENT POUNDERS RUN
OCTOBER 26 - 8:00 AM
MEET AT CHURCH

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN'S SUNDAY
OCTOBER 27 - 10:30 AM
COMBINED SERVICE

FELLOWSHIP LUNCH
OCTOBER 27 - 11:30 AM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

YOUTH HALLOWEEN PARTY
OCTOBER 27 - 5:15 PM
HOGE HOME

LOLA BELLE YOUNG NIGHT CIRCLE
OCTOBER 28 - 6:30 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

OLD TESTAMENT STUDY
OCTOBER 28 - 7:00 PM
HOPE HOUSE

BROWN BAG STUDY
OCTOBER 29 - 11:30 AM
HOPE HOUSE

ALL SAINTS SUNDAY
NOVEMBER 3

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS!
NOVEMBER 3

MID-HIGH YOUTH RETREAT
NOV. 8 - 10

PRESCHOOL SOUP LUNCH
NOVEMBER 21 - 12:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

CHURCH-WIDE THANKSGIVING DINNER
NOVEMBER 24 - 6:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

ANGEL TREE UP
NOVEMBER 24 - 6:00 PM
FOYER



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


As one of the founding churches of NCM, we encourage your support assisting those in need in our area.

Help with the most urgent needs.


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