July 21, 2020

Knit Together
Pamela Hughes, a Carmel member since 1997, has been knitting since she was a kid. At 9 years old, her grandmother taught her how to crochet hats for her dolls - which she confesses looked more like sombreros! But in 2009, this simple craft became a tool for comfort and community.

While seeking respite at SECU Family House in Chapel Hill, Pamela encountered a basket of knitted "prayer squares" with messages of hope and encouragement. "My 20 year old daughter experienced a life-threatening illness and was in the hospital for more than a month. After being encouraged by the tangible expression of love from someone who did not know me, I had my mom bring me yarn and I started to make prayer squares while I waited." 

Pamela's hands have not stopped knitting since.

Read the rest of this ABLE Life  story  here .


2 Ways to Participate
Our Annual Church Meeting  is Wednesday, July 22, at 6:30pm. Join via this livestream link or in person (register here).  Review the agenda, meeting documents and submit questions at  carmelleader.org.
THIS Sunday is Celebration Sunday!
God has done SO much in this past 12 months and we will take time Sunday to remember and celebrate! Join online or register here to worship  on-campus!

Help Nourish Our Neighbors!
Volunteers are needed to:
  • Distribute pre-made meals to homeless neighbors. 
  • Pack food for Second Harvest Food Bank. 

For details and to sign up, click here

Church Plant Meeting - August 2
Carmel's next church plant is slated for early 2021 - and you're invited to come learn more about our plans! Join Pastor Jon Freeman and Pastor Brad Childers on Sunday, August 2 from 12:15pm - 1:00pm to learn more. Join online or in person immediately following the 11:00 worship service. 
Systems Update
This week, we're converting to a new database and giving tool.  Our new tool- Realm - will power the  MyCarmel site used by the Carmel family.  More details coming soon, stay tuned!

Praise + Prayer...

Praise for Sherry Barclay, who celebrated 20 years of employment with Carmel!  Sherry serves as  Director of IT for Carmel Christian School.  She and her team support the church's IT needs as well.  Fun fact: Sherry began working at Carmel in 2000 - the year the camera phone, the UBS Flash Drive and Bluetooth were invented!

Pray for two Carmel missionaries abroad who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are in mandatory lockdown. Pray for healing, peace and protection for them, their family members and the people they serve through their missionary work.

Online Opportunities
Highlights below. Complete calendar   here .

Wednesday (July 22)
Thursday (July 23)
Sunday (July 26)

If you are interested in an online small group, please let us know here.

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