April 21, 2020

"Be strong and take heart,  all you who hope in the Lord."
Psalm 31:24

Three NEW resources are available for your equipping and encouragement: 

MENTAL HEALTH LIBRARY
Our Carmel Counseling Center staff has created several short videos to encourage and equip us in this season of COVID-19 - like the one below. Click  here  to view the full library of videos that cover a variety of topics. 



CITYWIDE PRAYER GATHERING
ForCLT is mobilizing area pastors for a united, weekly citywide prayer response amid COVID-19. Zoom in on Wednesdays at 12:30 herePastor Alex leads the first gathering tomorrow



7-DAY BIBLE READING PLAN
Pastor Alex teamed up with Carmel member Jason Jimenez of Stand Strong Ministries to create a weeklong devotional Bible reading plan, Finding Peace In Troubled Times .



Other Opportunities to Connect...

Talk to a Pastor 
If you would like to talk with a pastor but aren't sure who or how to reach out, simply fill out this form and one of our pastoral staff will get back to you quickly.
New Online Women's Small Groups
Despite social distancing, we can still be in the Word together!  If you are interested in studying God's Word with a group of other Carmel ladies online, we are currently setting up groups for both afternoons and evenings to "meet" together for 1-hour each week via Zoom.  We would love to have you join us, please email us if you are interested.
Foster Parents Needed!
Foster Parents will be needed more than ever after COVID-19 subsides. Mark your calendar for tomorrow, April 22, and join our ministry partner, Congregations for Kids, for a VIRTUAL foster orientation to learn more about taking the next step in helping our city's most vulnerable children.  Details here .

Looking Ahead...
This Week with Carmel: April 22-29
Highlights below. Complete calendar  here.

Wednesday (April 22) - 12:30pm Pray for Charlotte city-wide online prayer gathering; 1:30pm  Mental Health Forum(Finding Hope), 6:30pm CarmelKidz' KidJam on Facebook Live & 7pm Students' Midweek on the Carmel Students' YouTube Channel

Thursday (April 23)  - 7:30am Online Prayer Gathering with Pastor Alex & Pastor Justin
 
Sunday (April 26) - Sundays Online @ 9:30am 

Monday (April 27) - 7:00pm  Mental Health Forum(Parenting Issues)

Wednesday (April 29) - 1:30pm Mental Health Forum, 6:30pm CarmelKidz' KidJam on Facebook Live & 7pm Student Midweek on the Carmel Students' YouTube Channel


Praise...
Praise for ALL the ways the Carmel family is loving and serving our neighbors and ministry partners! Shout out to the WEE Connect Discipleship Community for their generosity toward Charlotte Family Housing!

Praise for the technology that allows us to worship together on Sunday mornings! And for those of you who shared your pictures. Kudos to the Dixon family for this picture - and for tuning in early to catch the preservice announcements and scripture slides! #carmelathome

Praise for laughter! Pastor Alex, a proud UNC alum, enjoyed surprising - and confusing - folks by using this NC State mug for his Sunday coffee. And no, he did not lose a bet! :) 



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