November 19, 2019


Let's do the one thing that matters most this December-celebrate the birth of Christ! O ur Generations Ministry has put together a fantastic Celebrate Advent resource for Carmel families. 

Advent means "coming" and is a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of Jesus' birth.  Pick up your family's Celebrate Advent  resource in the Gathering Space while supplies last, and begin preparing for December 1!


News...

Special Called Church Meeting - Tomorrow
The Elder Leadership Team (ELT) has called a special church meeting for tomorrow, Wednesday, Nov 20 at 6:15pm in the Worship Center to present recommendations for Worship Pastor and Executive Pastor candidates.  This will be followed by a motion to vote without discussion on Sunday, Nov 24 after each worship service.  More information and details can be found here.
Midweek Serve- Tomorrow
Immediately following the Special Called Meeting tomorrow at 6:15pm, join us for Midweek Serve as we delve deeper into  the realities of orphans around the world and foster kids here in Charlotte.   Everyone is encouraged to participate! Click  here  for details and to sign up for childcare for kids 2 and under.
REMINDER: This is our FINAL Midweek gathering for 2019.
Got Kids? New Check-In Process This Sunday
THIS Sunday, Nov 24 we will launch new check-in kiosks for families of Preschoolers and CarmelKidz. It will be especially important for  families to check-in together at the  kiosks placed in the CarmelKidz and Preschool Gathering Spaces.
Support Foster Care Families - Dec 3 
On Tuesday, Dec 3, Carmel is hosting Congregations For Kids' We See You 2019 foster event and we want YOU to be there!

Attend:   If you are thinking about fostering, currently fostering or an adoptive parent, please attend! Details HERE.

Serve:  If you want to love on families walking through this journey, sign up HERE to be a Hospitality Volunteer!
Dec 14 Race Honors Legacy of Carmel Member
David Shannon grew up at Carmel and while in high school actively served at Carmel on Sundays, Wednesdays and at CarmelKidz Camp. David's life was tragically cut short in 2012 while a student at UNC. Since his death, David's parents, Hugh and Katy Shannon, have honored David's legacy with a 5K and Fun Run. This year's run is Saturday, Dec 14. Registration details here.
This Week at Carmel: Nov 20-27
Highlights below. Complete calendar here
  • Thursday (Nov 21)- Senior Adult Thanksgiving Brunch in Uptown Auditorium (prior RSVP required)
  • Sunday (Nov 24) - Pastor Alex teaches about Mephibosheth in this week's Unlikely sermon series message + we celebrate the ordinance of baptism + vote without discussion on recommended candidates

Praise...
Praise for our  Mosaic Ministry's family picnic! The Sunday, Nov 3 gathering was a beautiful celebration of Carmel families who have chosen to have "mosaic" families through fostering or adoption.
Praise for the volunteers who helped our staff prepare for  Christmas!  One team assembled 1,000 Celebrate Advent bags (pick up yours this Sunday in the Gathering Space) while another decked the halls of the church! 
Pray...
Pray for Carmel Students as they go on "The Pause" this weekend, a retreat where they will focus on Christ as the anchor for their souls (Hebrews 6:19) and reflect on who they are tethered to in the midst of "stormy seas."

Quick Links...
Fall Collection
Provide new diapers for new moms served by the Women's Care 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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