March 13, 2018

A Messianic Passover.

Jesus used the rituals of the Passover meal to explain the deep meaning of the new covenant by revealing his sacrificial role as the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. On Wednesday, March 28, Carmel will host 480 people for a retelling of the story of Passover, revisiting the bitterness of oppression and the sweetness of God's deliverance.

The Seder reached capacity yesterday. If you'd like to be added to the wait list, please click here.

If you're interested in facilitating a Seder at home with your family and friends, click here for a helpful resource.

 This Week

Wednesday - March 14
  • With our NEW  Midweek format, ALL adults not serving in other ministry areas will gather in the Worship Center at 6:30pm for Abiding in Times of Crisis. 
  • Wendy Skendari - a member of the Carmel family and professional Christian counselor - will discuss tragedy and guide a discussion on how to stay strong in Christ during times of crisis (as well as good times!).  
  • Preschool, CarmelKidz and Carmel Students gather as usual. 
Friday - March 16

Please pray for the 59 students and 21 adult volunteers leaving today for Survivor 8th Grade retreat - a weekend focused on preparing the hearts and minds of 8th Graders for the shift to High School. 

Saturday - March 17
Now THIS is a way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! Join the Roots Discipleship Community from 12:00 - 3:00pm as they build relationships and live the Gospel while serving lunch and playing board games with clients of local ministry partner The Dove's Nest. Email BEFORE Thursday to sign up! 
Sunday - March 18

Pastor Alex teaches from Philippians as part of our Root 66 journey through the books of the Bible. Watch this video by The Bible Project for an overview of Philippians.  

Our full calendar can be found online here .

Click here for details on all Holy Week opportunities.

Connect + Engage

Daughters of the King 
ALL women are invited!

Weekly Morning Gathering 
Every Thursday morning from 11:30am - 12:30pm (temporarily meeting in Uptown Auditorium through March 29).
Monthly Evening Gatherings
Every 1st & 3rd Tuesday evening from 7:00pm - 8:00pm in the Prayer Room.
Host a Sports Ukraine!  
Families, singles and all ages will continue to build relationships and minister to the community through sports camps and other outreach opportunities with our local ministry partner in Irpin. 
Details here
Share the Albania!  
Work with our local church partner to share the Gospel in the capitol city with nonbelievers, as well as minister to the church body through sports camps and other outreach connected to a local orphanage. Good candidates for this team would include folks who have a heart for encouraging, loving, and serving children and adults in Albania with the love of Christ. Details here
Counseling Center Ministry
The Carmel Counseling Center is an additional resource to help individuals, couples, and families find hope and meaning as they walk through difficult seasons of life. All counselors practice from a Biblical perspective and are licensed by the state of North Carollna. Click here to learn more. 
Make a Joyful Noise! 
All (high school age and up) are welcome to be a part of the Resurrection Choir to help lead worship on Sunday, April 1. Join us for the required rehearsals on Wednesday, March 21 and Wednesday, March 28 at 6:15pm in the choir room. Questions? Email

March Collection Bin
Throughout March our Gathering Space collection bins are dedicated to collecting for local ministry partner Beds for Kids - who  provides beds and essential  furniture to children and their  families in need.
Needed Items: NEW
twin and full sheet sets, blankets,
pillows, lamps & lightbulbs.

For Parents

Carmel Preschool

Not in a Sunday morning Discipleship Community (DC)? Plug into WEE Connect - a DC for parents of preschoolers. Come build relationships with other preschool parents and learn more about God's plan for successful parenting. Join Carmel Executive Pastor (who's preschoolers are now grown) Sundays at 11:00am in Room D101. 


Our WEE School ministry has limited slots remaining for the 2018-2019 school year. Details here.

We will NOT meet on Wednesday, March 28 so you and your family can participate in the Seder Meal. Join the Wait List here or use the resource provided above to host a Seder at your home.  

Registration for active CarmelKidz participants interested in attending Camp Genesis is underway (limited space remaining)! Details here
Carmel Students
Parents of Graduating Seniors - click here to register your Student BEFORE April 1 for Milestone 6: High School Graduation Celebration!

Registration for Camp Carmel (June 12-16) is underway here!   

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