October 9, 2018

New Series + A "Field Guide" Journal

This Sunday we begin a study of James - a book FULL of wisdom on how to LIVE the Gospel. 

We've also created a James "field guide" - a journal designed to help us go beyond Sunday mornings for the next 11 weeks to soak in scripture, reflect and pray. The journal is segmented by week and each segment provides space for sermon notes, an area for guided prayer and a series of prompts we are calling "ABLE Reflections." 

Students and Adults - grab a James "Field Guide" journal as you enter Worship on Sunday!

Praises + Prayers

FORCLT + Nations Invites Next Steps
After 5 weeks focused on what we as the the Church are FOR, what's your next step?

Click here to watch the 10/7 "beFORe & after experience" hosted by our local and global outreach teams.

(trips, advocacy teams + missional giving)

(Carmel Serve, recurring volunteer roles with ministry partners + more)

Attend a Sunday, October 14 info session at Carmel
The ABLE Life Celebrates God Stories

This week we launch The ABLE Life - a NEW quarterly print publication that  celebrates what God does when people seek to make disciples, abiding in Christ so they can build relationships and live the Gospel with everything.

Pick up a copy next time you are on campus - and be inspired, challenged and encouraged by God's transformative work in the lives of His disciples.
Volunteer at Preschool Midweek

The Preschool team prepares everything for a fun Wednesday night discipleship experience for our youngest - all that is needed is YOU to show up and serve! If you can fill one of these roles, please email Rachel Bright.
  • host the Craft Room, Snack Room or Game Room
  • serve as a group leader and escort children through each center
Our Eastern Carolina Neighbors Need Our Help

Recovery work is in full swing in the Lumberton, NC area - be a part of what God is doing to help restore homes and (more importantly) families through our partnership with NC Baptist Disaster Response.

Join a Carmel team to serve on one or more of these days:
  • Thursday, October 18
  • Friday, October 19
  • Saturday, October 20
  • Friday, October 26
  • Saturday, October 27
Click here to schedule your day(s) to serve: Carmel Disaster Response Page .

This Week

Wednesday - October 10

Midweek continues with a Polish-inspired supper + equipping for all ages. Adults - don't miss the equipping led by Engage360 in the Worship Center. This week's focus: How do I initiate and guide spiritual conversations with neighbors, co-workers, and family?

Care Groups: Griefshare and DivorceCare invite you to join them any Wednesday evening for a season of healing. If you are interested in joining either of these classes, pre-register here
Thursday - October 11

Men start the morning off with The Journey. Women gather as Daughters of the King for midday prayer - all are welcome!
Sunday - October 14

Worship at 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00am.

If you are new to Carmel or not yet connected, stop by the Carmel Room (near the Welcome Desk) on Sunday morning. We want to hear your story, answer your questions and help you explore next steps to grow in your understanding of Christ and connect at Carmel.

Monday - October 15
Men battling pornography addiction are invited to join others at the weekly, confidential care group More Than Conquerors.

Looking Ahead

Carmel Serve (Oct 24-28)
Sign up today! Carmel Serve connects individuals, families and discipleship communities with local ministry partners to build relationships and live the gospel with everything. There is a Carmel Serve opportunity for everyone (all ages and abilities!)
Missional Halloween (Oct 31)
Let's redeem Halloween! Start planning NOW for how you'll spend October 31 with your neighbors.  Ideas here.
October Community Opportunties

Our local ministry partner, who works to accelerate Christian ministry in the disability community, will host the FREE red carpet premiere of the remastered Joni movie - with founder Joni Eareckson Tada in attendance.

Our friends at Ember will host a night of worship and teaching with author Jennie Allen and worship leader Christy Nockels. 

Our friends at Silent Images will host a FREE night of short films and discussion on mental health. 

What's happening at Carmel?
Check out the full calendar online here .

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