November 17, 2020

Meet Carmel Foster Families
"My biggest fear is...the idea we may get to love a child deeply and have to say goodbye...I would rather us go through the loss of having to say goodbye to a child than for that child to have never experienced the gift of our love and security for a season...ultimately it is about the child and not us."

This month, we seek to "take up the cause of the fatherless" (Isaiah 1:17) and be the hands and feet of Christ to the 600+ kids in Mecklenburg County foster care.
Have you ever considered becoming a foster family?
Check out the short video below of two Carmel families involved in fostering. You can also watch the extended video here.
Tomorrow, November 18 from 7:00 - 8:30pm, Congregations for Kids will host an online info session where you can learn more about becoming a licensed foster parent through a course tailored specifically to the faith community. Click here for details and to register.
And don't forget...

Carmel will help CFK host an appreciation event for foster and adoptive parents, as well as DSS social workers, on campus Tuesday, December 1 from 5:00-7:00pm. Volunteers are needed. Details and sign up here.


Capable Compassion: Online + On Campus
As ambassadors for Christ, we're called to love and serve our neighbors as ourselves - but sometimes that's not easy. It's not too late to join Capable Compassion on Wednesday evenings for challenging conversations to gain new insights about loving people who are different. Click here to register!
Kid's Mental Health Zooms
This month's Storehouse parent resource is all about mental and emotional health. Each ministry will be hosting a parent discussion via Zoom with an expert from our Carmel Counseling Center. Details here
Preschool: Wednesday, Dec 2 @ 6:45pm
Carmel Kidz: TONIGHT, Nov 17 @ 7:30pm
Carmel Students: Sunday, Nov 22 @ 7:30pm
Women's Ministry to Launch Mentor Program in 2021 
Growing Together is a NEW mentoring opportunity for Carmel Women designed to encourage meaningful conversations centered around God's Word. We'll pilot Mentoring Groups this spring and are praying for women leaders interested in intentional discipleship. To learn more about becoming a Growing Together Mentoring Group Leader, click here and we'll be in touch.


Praise for team work! Volunteers gathered safely at Carmel last week to prep "Celebrate Advent" bags for NEW Carmel families.

Advent means "coming" and is a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of Jesus' birth. 

New to Carmel since last Christmas? Pick up your family's Celebrate Advent resource in the Gathering Space (or the Preschool or Carmel Kidz check-in areas) while supplies last! Advent begins November 29!

BUT WAIT - there is more! Stay tuned for an announcement on Sunday about a digital advent resource for Students and Adults!

Quick Online Links
Complete calendar here.

Wednesday @ 7am
Let's pray together! 

Stream Wednesdays 7:00 - 7:30am

or stream later on YouTube

Wednesday @ 6:30pm
Carmel Kidz - KidJam
Carmel Students - Midweek

 Sunday @ 9:30am
Hebrews 12 - Part 1
Tune in beginning at 9:15 for the Virtual Gathering Space


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