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."
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.
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.