Say YES!

On Friday, February 9 from 6:45 - 9:45pm we'll again host Joy Prom for our nearest and neighbors with Special Needs. 

600 volunteers are needed to provide this memorable evening to 400 guests. 

And this year, volunteer training will be done ONLINE!

Volunteer roles include:

Hosts/Hostess - who accompany guests throughout the evening

Servers - who wait tables to provide a delightful dessert experience 

Click here to "say YES" and sign up to serve at Joy Prom.

 This Week

Come Decorate!
We've begun to trim trees, adorn windows and hang wreathes.

Volunteers are still needed tomorrow and Thursday to help decorate Carmel for Christmas. 

Details and sign up here.
Midweek Resumes TOMORROW Night
  • Supper is served from 4:45 - 6:30pm. Discipleship training for all ages follows. Complete details  here
  • Parent-specific opportunities include: 
    • CarmelKidz Roundtable: Come learn about parenting and technology at our final session of BEST Screen Plans led by Families Managing Media. 
    • Carmel Students Roundtable: Through Dec 13, Pastor Alex and Christy Kennedy lead a discussion on Developing a Powerful Marriage. 
  • All women are welcome in the Carmel Room from 6:30 - 7:30pm to complete an on-campus service project for a local ministry partner. 
  • The Media Center is open from 5:45 - 7:45pm. Check out the great Advent resources!
  • Carmel Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendars are available for pick up at any Welcome Desk.
Root 66 Series Resumes SUNDAY
  • In Worship, we begin the New Testament leg of our journey through the Bible, exploring Matthew. And, we'll share the Lord's Supper.   Arrive a few minutes early for pre-service announcements and Christmas snap shots! 
  • Prayer intercessors will be in the Prayer Room before and after each service to pray with and for you. 
  • Before or after worship, plug into a Discipleship Community! Not yet connected to a Discipleship Community? Join us at The Bridge at 9:30 or 11:00am in Room A235. Details here

$5 Stocking Stuffer Sale
This Sunday, pick up stocking stuffers for all ages! The Carmel Media Center is holding a $5 sale on overstock books AND Walk Through the Bible flash cards. 

Click here to view the books included in the sale. Authors range from Jon Acuff and Francis Chan to Brad Gray and Lee Strobel. 

Dec 5 = Preschool Moms 
Enjoy a night out with other moms next Tuesday, December 5!

Join other Carmel women for Mom's Time Out (MTO). All moms who have children ages birth thru completed kindergarten are welcome to gather monthly with other Preschool moms for food, fellowship, mentoring and fun. 

Our December gathering includes dinner, fellowship and a large "make and take" Christmas craft!  Click here to register. 

Deadline Approaching
RSVPs are needed! Tommy Oaks -  musician and storyteller extraordinaire - along with his son John Thomas will entertain all ages on Thursday, December 14 at 10:30am. 

All are invited to join Senior Adult Ministry for Christmas brunch, entertainment and inspiration! 
Register here by Wednesday, December 6. 

 Opportunities to be Generous

Need some #GivingTuesdayCLT ideas?  Consider these:
Fill the Bins
Let's finish strong our November collections for Charlotte Rescue Mission (CRM)!  This week pick up a few of these items to drop in the Collection Bins through Sunday. Your purchases will be used to assemble Christmas gifts for the men served at CRM.  

This Sunday, we'll begin collecting items for Bed for Kids. 
Family Serve Day - Dec 9
Local Ministry Partner Beds for Kids is hosting a Family Serve Day on December 9 from 9:00am - 12:00pm at their warehouse located at 2519 South Tryon Street in Charlotte (28203). 

Drop by and see how Beds for Kids impacts the Charlotte area.  Simple work stations will be ready for children to help make tables, sand and paint furniture, and make a Christmas ornament or two for your family.

Want to bring a donation? Consider bringing a piece of "essential furniture" such as end tables, coffee tables, or lamps. Or, bring NEW pillows, bed sheets or blankets (any size except King).

 Info + Upcoming Events

New Furniture
If you were at Carmel on Sunday, you no doubt noticed we updated the furniture throughout the main and second floor Gathering Spaces!  This furniture is used throughout the week by all of Carmel's ministries to provide people places to wait, rest, meet, talk and connect. 

The old furniture was slated to be updated this Fall after 10+ years of heavy use. Some items are now being used in other parts of church. The remaining items were donated to local ministry partner Beds for Kids (which restores used furniture for families in need). 
Ticket Options:
Free OR Wait List
FREE - Help Carmel host the sold out Behold the Lamb of God concert and enjoy a FREE concert ticket! Volunteers - 18 years and older - are needed to assist with set up and staff the merchandise table. If you have already purchased a ticket and sign up to volunteer, your ticket cost will be refunded. Email Worship Pastor Lem LeRoy for details and to express your interest.

WAIT LIST - If you wish to be added to the ticket wait list, contact itickets at 800-965-9324.
NEW for Women 
For 3 Tuesday evenings in January (7:00-8:30pm), the women of Carmel will gather to experience community, encouragement and hope while exploring passages from 2 Timothy with Elizabeth Poplin, Christy Kennedy and Cathy Reed.  Registration is open.  Childcare is available (with registration).  Transportation can be arranged for those not able to drive at night. 

Click here to register for Winter Gathering. 

For Families

Mom's Time Out is Approaching!

Preschool moms - don't miss our next Mom's Time Out on Tuesday, December 5. Come enjoy fellowship, encouragement and a Christmas-themed take-home craft.  Register here. 

Our next Milestone 1:Parent/Child Dedication will be Sunday, February 11. Click here for details.
Technology Roundtable 

Guest speaker Melanie Hempe from Families Managing Media continues her teaching on "Balanced Electronic Screen Time" at the FINAL Carmel Kidz "BEST Screen Time" Roundtable TOMORROW night at Midweek! Join us at 6:20pm in Room U215/216. 
For more, v iew this week's CarmelKidz news here .
Register NOW for Passion 

Pancakes: HS students and parents are invited to pancakes and dodgeball on Saturday, December 9. Details and RSVP here

Passion: HS seniors and college students can start the new year in a posture of praise and worship at this dynamic event in Atlanta. Details here.

Click here for details on all that is happening in Carmel Students. 

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