June 12, 2012
In this issue:
Pastor Cyndi Away
Father's Day Carnations
Save the Date
In Worship this week
Birthdays / Anniv.
NORTH GEORGIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
NO FRIENDLY NEIGHBORS LUNCH THIS MONTH
JUNE 12 - 14
BUS TO ANNUAL CONFERENCE
JUNE 12 - 4:00 PM
LEAVES MT. CARMEL
JUNE 12 - 7:00 PM
JUNE 16 - 7:30 AM
(NO YOUTH EVENTS)
YOUTH MISSION TRIP TO NEW MEXICO
JUNE 17 - 24
GENESIS STUDY BEGINS
7:00 PM - HOPE HOUSE
MEN'S CLUB DINNER / MEETING
JUNE 21 -7:00 PM
UMW NIGHT CIRCLE
JUNE 25 -6:30 PM
PLANNING FOR LEADERSHIP MEETING
JUNE 26 - 4:00 PM
DAY CIRCLE TO CRAWFORD LAKEHOUSE
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
CHAPEL IN THE WOODS TO HERITAGE CENTER
JUNE 30 - 8:30 AM
FAMILY PROMISE TRNG.
JULY 1 - 12:30 PM
COUNCIL ON MINISTRIES
JULY 1 - 4:30 PM
FAMILY PROMISE GUESTS
JULY 8 - 15
CHURCH LEADERSHIP DISCUSSION
JULY 8 - 12:00 PM
LOWER FELL. HALL
JULY 10 - 11:30 AM
Birthdays this week:
Anniversaries this week:
Charles & Ann Joyner
Marcus & Janis Hoge
Jesse & Allison Piepmeier
Gunther & Shelia Trentini
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.
Pastor Cyndi Away at Annual Conference
June 12 - 14 is the North Georgia Annual Conference week in Athens, Georgia. Pastors and lay delegates from the entire conference will meet to worship and carefully consider decisions they will make for our church.
Pastor Cyndi McDonald will be ordained as an "Elder in Full Connection" at the Commissioning Service on June 12th also. A very exciting time - we are so happy to be able to share it with her!
Please keep all of these in your prayers for a good week!
Children's Ministry News
We start our Summer series of lessons on the stories of Jesus. This week’s lesson is from Luke 2:39-52 and is the
only story in the Bible about Jesus as a boy. Kathy Sigmon and Mercer Griffin are teaching.
Thank you so much to all the wonderful volunteers who helped with VBS.
Jan Dodd, Christine Werdebaugh, Donna Riviere, Andy Loftis, Jerry McDonald, Chris Bolton, Julie Samples, Ronda Bendig, Dena Sama, Diedre Agustin, Jenn Abbott, Andria Parker, Sara Rogers, Sam Medinger, Cathy Smith, Kaylan Short, Lorrie Ignatius, Jesse Javore, Vanessa Correa, Deb Pittman, Cheri Proels, Lisa Klaren, Sherry Blackwood, Cyndi McDonald, Annette Rogers, Barbara Cooper, Trevor Jones, Johnny Roe, Will Thompson, Mariah Hinson
Krupa Chudasama, Andrew Correa, Sammi Rowell, Tarin Hinson, Lydia Thompson, Eva Proels, Theo Lumpkin, Allie Bell, Mycah Blanton, Paige Medinger, Darsha Chudasama, Diska Chudasama, Julius McClarin, Vandan Chudasama, Kishan Chudasama, Katie Semple, Naymish Vaghela, Mackenzie Gallagher
Phil Griffin, Hal Brickle, Alicia Long, Maxine Follmer, Bob Jones, Marlene Porter, Tim Foster, Charlie Price, Judy Bagwell, Sam Tapley, Jackie Tapley, Johnny Carroll
Wacky Wednesdays - 10:00-1:00:
The first Wacky Wednesday will be on June 27 and it’s Mt. Carmel Heritage Day. We are going to pretend we are kids in 1827 and do some things children did back then. We will also have a special person (Carl Garner) tell us about the history of this area.
Register by Monday June 25 at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also bring a lunch and wear sneakers. Hope to see lots of you there!
Director of Children's Ministries
Father’s Day Carnations
On Father’s Day, June 17th, carnations will be placed on the altar in honor or in memory of our Fathers. If you would like to purchase a carnation, please fill out the form in the Sunday bulletins, or contact the church office by Thursday, June 14, 2012.
~ includes vase, carnation with greenery and baby’s breath ~
~ white carnation in memory of ~ red carnation in honor of ~
Please make your check payable to Mt. Carmel UMC marked for “Carnation”. All proceeds will go toward the Youth Summer Mission Trip to Twin Pines, New Mexico. Thank you!
Summer Disciple Bible Study
In the beginning . . .” These first words in Genesis are some of the most familiar words in all the Bible. But after creation, what is next? How do stories from Genesis help New Testament people live the faith?
Join Pastor Cyndi and Kaylen Short as they lead us in a 12-week study of Genesis on Monday evenings (except UMW nights) at 7 pm. Register and purchase a book by contacting the church office 770-449-4498, email@example.com. Read Chapter 1 to prepare for the first class on June 18.
Family Promise Guests Coming Soon!
On July 8 - 15, and August 5 - 12 our Family Promise guests will be with us and preparations are well underway! In the foyer near the sanctuary door, you will see the Family Promise "tree" with needed items attached. If you would like to help provide these items, just take one or more tags and sign your name on the sheet nearby. Then do your shopping and bring the items back to the same area in the foyer.
Thank you in advance for sharing hospitality and hope with these families in transition!
Meeting the Mission
The Joel Committee invites your input about how we fulfill our mission statement, "Live, Love, Learn, Labor following the example of Christ". In addition to the Administrative Board and Council on Ministries, we invite all members and friends of Mt Carmel to discuss how we can better understand and focus on our mission. Together we are reading Simple Church by Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger, and meeting July 8, 22, and 29.
Reserve lunch and share your reflections by contacting the church office. Copies of the book are available in the church library and for purchase in the church office.
From the Preschool
It was a great week at VBS and one of the wonderful things we will be doing on our camp week is making the same kind of bubbles that you see in the picture! I am not above borrowing fun ideas for our children in August and know that everyone will have fun playing with them! I think the most fun was using the colander to make really tiny bubbles. Oh, we are so clever!
I really hope you are making a point of inviting new people to take a look at our website and helping them get acquainted with our program. Slowly but surely we are registering new families and I look forward to a great year together. It will be interesting to see how we all do with that 5th day!
With the time we have this summer, I am hoping that you are taking advantage of the library and story time that is offered each week. I also hope that you are having a lot of down time at the pool, playground, and ball field and wearing lots of sunscreen!
In joy and love,
Homecoming - August 19, 2012
This year's Homecoming service, August 19, will have the theme "Homecoming" . The Bible is full of stories of coming home! Jacob returns home years after he stole his brother's inheritance and blessing. The prodigal son returns home after wasting half of his family's fortune. Ruth goes "home" with Naomi to a land in which she had never been.
During the weeks that lead to Homecoming, we will prepare by sharing our stories of homecoming in the church newsletter. Is there a time you were away from Mt Carmel and returned to your church home? Perhaps you had never been to this church, but the first time you visited you knew you were "home".
Please write a paragraph or two with your story! Or, if you prefer, tell your story and the worship committee will write this for you. Send your story to (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call the church office (770-449-4498).
Praying for one another
Please join with others in our church family in praying the thanksgivings and intercessions named in worship last Sunday and during the week:
Friend of Trentini's: lost nephew in boating accident
Friend of a member: Mark - death of his mother
Alex Proels' father - recovery from surgery
Great VBS - thanks to volunteers
Jay Nichelson: passed truck driver training for new job
Birthdays of Mackenzie Gallager & Casey Bell - both 15
Mandy Trentini Haecker and husband Matt expecting a baby
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.
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Norcross, GA 30092