December 10, 2019

How is God calling you to grow in 2020? Take time over the next few weeks to p rayerfully consider:

3 Special Events
Save the dates to explore mental health, leadership and living out our faith at these Carmel events - stay tuned for details. 
  • A Community Conversation on Mental Health (Sunday, Jan 26)
  • Charlotte Leadership Summit (Saturday, Feb 29)
  • The Experience (Sunday, Mar 15) 
Care Groups
Gather with others in the same season or struggle of life for study, prayer and encouragement. Care groups begin meeting in January. 
  • DivorceCare (for those who've experienced divorce)
  • DivorceCare for Kids (NEW for children ages 5 - 12)
  • GriefShare (for those who've lost a loved one)
  • Adoptive Parents Care Group (NEW)
  • Foster Parent Care Group (NEW)
  • Hope (for those who've lost a child)
  • Surrendering the Secret (post-abortion recovery for women)
  • More than Conquerors (for men seeking to walk in purity)
  • Women Living Well (for women who love men seeking to walk in purity)
Mission Trips
Get outside your comfort zone in 2020 by joining a Carmel team serving ministry partners abroad. Details  here.

Midweek Serve  
We'll continue to come together as a church family one Wednesday a month for an on-campus outreach experience to learn and meet practical needs as one! Mark your calendar for Jan 29, Feb 25, March 25 and April 22

Men's + Women's Groups
Study God's Word, pray and grow in community through a  Men's Journey Group or Spring  Women's Bible Study. Registration begins in January, groups begin meeting in February.

Stay tuned to eNews in the weeks ahead for additional details! 

News...

Come Sing Christmas Carols
Grab family and friends to carol with the Carmel crew at Country Club Apartments in East Charlotte this Saturday, Dec 14 from 3:30-5:00pm. The Country Club Apartments are home to many of the students we help serve through our East Charlotte Collaboration (Merry Oaks Elementary, ReadCLT, Project 658). Sign up here
Come Run - or Walk! 
Come celebrate the life and legacy of David Shannon this Saturday! David grew up at Carmel and actively served with CarmelKidz. It's not too late to join his family and friends for the David Shannon  5K and Fun Run. Details here .
Send In Advent Pictures
We want to see how you and yours are using the Celebrate Advent resource! Email us your photos or tag us on social media.
Celebrate Clay Barnes
On Sunday, January 5 we will formally celebrate Pastor Clay's retirement and 29 years of faithful service at Carmel. In the meantime, write a note of thanks or encouragement that we can pass on to Clay at the celebration! Notes can be put in the drop box at the Welcome Center or emailed here
Register for Winter Gathering
Women will gather in community for  3 special nights of worship and teaching, focused on our identity in Christ at  Winter Gathering, January 14, 21 and 28! Details and register here
Who Loves Data?!
We're hiring for a Database Administrator! Who do you know that might be a great fit for  this  role on our team?
Invite a Friend to Christmas Eve at Carmel
Our family-friendly Christmas Eve candlelight services are at 10am, 2pm and 6pm. Who is God leading you to invite? Pick up a Christmas Eve postcard at the Welcome Center or share this link with details to extend an invitation!
Support Carmel Through Amazon Smile
Amazon Prime members can support the mission of Carmel by registering and shopping through Amazon Smile! Register  here.
Reminder for Students + Young Adults
Registration for Passion 2020 (in Atlanta, Dec 31 - Jan 2) closes  Monday, Dec 16. Details   here .
This Week at Carmel: Dec 11 - 18
Highlights below. Complete calendar here .
  • Wednesday (Dec 11) - Supper + Adult Bible Studies
  • Sunday (Dec 15) - Pastor Alex teaches about Mary in this week's Unlikely sermon series message + continue celebrating Advent!
  • Wednesday (Dec 18) - Supper + Adult Bible Studies


Praise...
Praise for the sounds of Christmas around Carmel on Sunday! 

The Gathering Space was filled with the sounds of the Bells of Praise handbell group. 
And the orchestra and choir joined the worship team! 
Praise for the amazing team of volunteers who spent their #GivingTuesday (Dec 3) helping host Congregations For Kids' We See You2019 event for foster families and social workers!

Quick Links...
Collection
Provide new diapers for new moms served by the Charlotte Women's Clinic (formerly Pregnancy Resource Center) who have chosen life.  Or help provide a one-of-a-kind shopping experience for foster children at our Mosaic Style with Love Store with these items. 
Our Website
Online calendar, archived sermons and more at  carmelbaptist.org .
Join a Ministry Team
Express your interest here.
Sing Along on Spotify
A collection of our weekly worship music can be found here.
Prayer Tool
A monthly prayer guide for our city from ForCharlotte can be found here
Read God Stories 
A few God stories from the Carmel family. Read  The Able Life here.
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