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Gatherings

We believe that faith is best lived with others. We learn from one another as we build relationships across generations. We need times when children and adults of all ages play together. Get to know some of your church family at one of these gatherings. Consider this your invitation! Click here to request more info about any of these opportunities.

Family Trip to Stone Mountain: July 8

Bring your blanket or chairs and join in the fun at the Stone Mountain Laser Light show on Saturday, July 8. We will have our spot on the lawn marked at 5:00 p.m. Admission to the park is $15, but then the Laser Light Show is free. You can bring your own food or purchase food at several venues around the lawn.

Plan now to enjoy this evening with your Mount Carmel Family. See Gail Bolton with any questions.

Prior Gatherings:

MT. CARMEL CHILI COOK-OFF! Saturday, February 4 – 6:30 PM

at the home of Pekka & Lorrie Ignatius. To participate in this casual, fun event, just bring a pot of your favorite chili; hot or mild; beef, tofu or chicken, anything goes. Or you may bring side dishes or desserts to go with the meal instead. After much serious tasting and debate, the winner of “BEST TASTING CHILI - 2017” will be declared and a "major award" will be presented!

Welcoming Christmas - December 18, 2016

One service, followed by Down Home Holidays, a gathering for families of all ages.

Fall Festival - Wednesday, Oct. 26: 4:30-7:00 p.m.

This year's festival is on Wednesday evening with a Moonwalk, Hayride, Free Hot Dogs, Spookhouse and a Cemetery Scavenger Hunt! Everyone is invited to wear their Halloween costumes too. Along with the Festival, there will be Hot Dogs on the Lawn for dinner beginning at 6:00 and Trunk or Treat at 6:30. Mark your calendars and bring your friends!

Blessing of the Animals - October 2, 1-4 pm

Mt. Carmel will host this event outside on the front lawn and ALL pets (with leashes / cages please) are welcome! This year's Blessing will also include these services offered by Animal Alliance of Georgia (cash only):

Rabies (1 year) $10, Microchip $20, DHPPV (dogs) $10, Dewormer (2 doses) $5, FVRCP (cats) $10, Nail trim $5.

Information on deeply discounted spay/neuter services and pet food assistance will be available. All proceeds to benefit Animal Alliance of Georgia's community outreach programs. For more information, go to www.animalallianceofgeorgia.org or call 678-542-9572. ALL SERVICES ARE CASH ONLY. (ALL animals MUST be on a leash or in a carrier.)

Strikes, Spares & Santa for a Cause! - October 2 - 12:30 - 5:30

Norcross Cooperative Ministry invites you to join them, along with Team Elf, for an afternoon of bowling on Sunday, October 2 from 12:30 - 5:30 at Slingshot Entertainment, Norcross. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Christmas program at NCM. Every child deserves to share the JOY of Christmas! Last year NCM helped 880 families with over 2700 children at Christmas - each receiving toys & gifts, hoodies and gloves, and a gift card for a holiday meal. You can help this happen again this Christmas! For more information, go to: www.teamelfbowling@norcrossco-op.org or contact NCM at 770-263-0013.

Berkeley Lake Picnic - September 20 @ 4:30

Gather at the grill, bring a boat, sit on the dock, enjoy time with one another, and old-time gospel music.

3:30 Pre-picnic - bouncy house set-up,

4:30 Picnic set-up and activities,

5:00 Picnic

6:00 Singing with the Georgia Gospelites

Music Sunday - June 26, 2016 (Last Sunday in June)

We'll sing favorites from every era. After the service, stay for burgers and home made ice cream. Bring a churn...you might win the Golden Scoop award! No one loses an ice cream contest since everyone gets to taste!

Catacombs Coffeehouse: June 3

On Friday, June 3rd the Coffeehouse welcomes "Burning Sensations" to play OUTSIDE in the back parking lot! Weather permitting, we will set up the tables and chairs outside and enjoy some music, coffee and yummy homemade baked goods “under the stars.” Seating begins at 6:30 PM and the music will go from 7:00 to approximately 9:30. Please mark your calendars and join us for a fun evening!

Youth Dinner Theater: Shakespeare Goes to Gravel Gulch

“To be, or not to be . . . “ Mt. Carmel UMC is where YOU’LL want to be on March 11 and 12 for the Mt. Carmel Youth Dinner Theatre production of SHAKESPEARE GOES TO GRAVEL GULCH by Tim Kelly!

Tickets are $20.00 for adults, $15.00 for students, and $10.00 for children 5 –10. (Childcare is provided for children five and under with dinner: $3.00)

MT. CARMEL CHILI COOK-OFF! Saturday, February 20 – 6:00 PM

at the home of Pekka & Lorrie Ignatius (3890 Berkeley View Dr., Duluth, GA)

From past Cook-Off champions to brand new friends - all will gather at Pekka & Lorrie’s to enjoy chili, tell tall tales, and have lots of fun!

Please note that this event is “adults only” so moms and dads can enjoy a child-free evening with church friends! Childcare is provided at the church BY RESERVATION ONLY.

Catacombs Coffeehouse: "Out of the Rain" February 12, 7:00 p.m.

Ron Hipp with Carol Statella ~ Out of the Rain ~ is a folk duo noted for innovative arrangements and unusual expressive power. Onstage, Ron and Carol draw audiences in with artful musicality, occasionally inane humor, and absolute focus on inviting the listener into the depths of a song. Doors open at 7:00 PM with music starting at 7:30 PM and should go until about 9:00 PM. Coffee, tea, soft drinks and sweet treats will be on sale throughout.

The Mt. Carmel Gong Show: January 30

Don’t miss the first ever Mt. Carmel Gong Show on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 6pm!

Hosted by the Youth Group, this is similar to the Un-talent show that we have done in the past. It is a church-wide, fun, fellowship event that anyone can participate in. Admission is free. Proceeds from concession sales and “Gong” money will benefit the 2016 Youth Mission Trip. The menu will include hot dogs, chili, and Frito bowls with a vegetarian option. Thank you for supporting our mission trip!

Epiphany Lunch:

Bring your favorite New Year's covered dish to this potluck lunch after worship on December 27. We'll celebrate the gifts the magi brought at the 10:30 worship service, then share these gifts of food and friendship.

Down Home Holiday - December 20 - 7:00 p.m.

Join us under the Christmas tree in the Fellowship Hall for hot chocolate, cider and refreshments. We’ll sing our favorite Christmas songs, hear a favorite Christmas story, play some reindeer games and we just might have an early visit from old St. Nick himself. Wear your favorite Christmas attire (there WILL be a contest!) and the little ones can even wear their p.j.s! If you need a little Christmas cheer, the “Down Home Holiday” will be the perfect evening for you, your family, and children of ALL ages.

Church-Wide Thanksgiving Dinner! November 22 at 6 PM

Bring a side dish or dessert to share and enjoy a Thanksgiving Dinner with your church family! Thanks to the Mt. Carmel Men's Club for providing the turkey, ham, dressing, potatoes, green beans, rolls and cranberry sauce!

Coffee House!

Gather in the downstairs fellowship hall for a concert accompanied by coffee, tea, sodas and homemade baked goods.

On Friday, November 6th, we welcome our very own Georgia Gospelites.

The doors will open at 7:00 PM and the music will begin at 7:30 and go until approximately 9:00 PM.

Strikes for Jesus! August 22 - 1:30 pm

All bowlers are invited to the Brunswick Bowling Lanes on Spalding Drive for this "just for fun" fellowship event. This event is for EVERYBODY who likes to bowl, no matter how skilled, (or not!) and others are encouraged to come and watch.

Summer Lunch / Ice Cream Contest! Sunday - June 28 at 11:30 a.m.

Following the Music Sunday service there will be a summer lunch of grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, and a Homemade Ice Cream Contest! All food will be provided, only the ice cream makers need to bring anything.

If you think you make THE BEST homemade ice cream, please bring a freezer full to enter in the contest. The competition will be serious to see who can de-throne last year's Golden Scoop Winner, Marian Long! You definitely won't want to miss this fun, summer Sunday!

Lenten Dinners Wednesdays at 6

Plan to enjoy dinner with your church friends on Wednesday nights during Lent beginning at 6:00 p.m. (Feb. 25 - March 25). No reservations are needed, just show up and enjoy a meal with old and new friends. Proceeds from these meals will support missions and chidren's ministry.

As part of the dinner, we'll enjoy a time of devotion that's helpful for all ages. Our best story tellers will read favorite children's books and share what the book taught about their faith, 6:40 - 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

Lenten Wednesday Prayer Workshop

Pastor Cyndi will lead a class on Centering Prayer each Wednesday from 7:00 - 7:30 in the sanctuary. Centering prayer is the practice of silencing of the mind to be present with God. She will provide hints from Christians through the ages, and we will have a short time of practice together.

Spaghetti Dinner & Not So Newly Wed Game: February 21 - 7 p.m.

The Mt. Carmel Youth will once again sponsor this popular event. Tickets are on sale on Sundays in the foyer near the handicap entrance or see any Youth or contact Gail Bolton. You won't want to miss this fun event featuring couples from our congregation. Come and see how well they know each other!

Menu: Spaghetti, Eggplant Parmesan, Salad, Bread, Beverage and Dessert

Children's Dinner in Nursery: Chicken Nuggets, Tater Tots, Beverage

Cost: Adults: $14.00 / Children (5-10): $7.00 / Nursery (under 5): $3.00 .

All proceeds will benefit the Youth Summer Mission Trip to Nassau, Bahamas. Thank you for supporting the Mt. Carmel Youth!

Chili Cook Off : February 7 - 6:00 p.m.

From Cook-Off "old timers" to brand new friends - all will gather at the home of Pekka & Lorrie Ignatius (3890 Berkeley View Dr., Duluth, GA 30096) to enjoy chili, tell tall tales, and have lots of fun! Everyone is invited to this casual, fun evening. Just bring a pot of your favorite chili; hot or mild; beef, tofu or chicken, anything goes. Or you may bring side dishes or desserts to go with the meal instead. After much serious tasting and debate, the winner of “BEST TASTING CHILI - 2015” will be declared and a "major award" will be presented! Please RSVP to let Lorrie and Pekka know how many people will attend and what you plan to bring. Just check the box on the back of your Connect Card in Sunday's bulletins, or contact Lorrie. Hope to see lots of you there!

Down Home Holiday! Dec. 21 - 6:30 pm

Join us under the Christmas tree in the Fellowship Hall for hot chocolate, cider and refreshments. We’ll sing our favorite Christmas songs, hear a favorite Christmas story, play some reindeer games and we just might have an early visit from old St. Nick himself. Wear your favorite Christmas sweater, and the little ones can even wear their p.j.s! If you need a little Christmas cheer, the “Down Home Holiday” will be the perfect evening for you, your family, and children of ALL ages.

Parent's Night Out! - Dec. 12 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Offered by the Mt. Carmel Youth as a service project, this event is for children ages 2 years - 5th grade. We'll meet in the Youth Hall for pizza, making gingerbread houses, and movies!

Cost: $5.00 per child to help cover cost of supplies.

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