December 31, 2019

This Sunday we kick off a new sermon series as Pastor Alex unpacks the "how" and "why" of living boldly on mission in a new decade. 

We'll also formally celebrate Pastor Clay Barnes' retirement after 29+ years of ministry at Carmel. If you or your family have been impacted by Clay's ministry, please write him a note of thanks or encouragement. Simply reply to this email with your note by noon Friday or drop your note at the Welcome Center on Sunday morning.

News...

Dec 31: Year-End Gifts
If you wish to make a year-end gift, please know the church office will be open until 4:30pm today. Online giving (available here) is a convenient giving option.  Thank you again for your investment in the mission of Carmel.
January 26: Save the Date!
We're gathering on Sunday, Jan 26 at 6:30pm for a Community Conversation on Mental Health - and inviting our neighbors to join us. The Carmel Counseling Center and Silent Images are partnering to facilitate a conversation on mental health that includes the screening of two documentary short films on the topics of trauma and suicide. Details here.
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Classes, Bible studies and care groups kick off in the next few weeks.  Check out some of the options below:
Learn biblical principles to navigate your finances at our 9-week Sunday evening  Compass Financial Class. Orientation is Sunday, Jan 26 and classes begin Feb 9. Learn more and  sign up here
Gather with others in the same season or struggle of life for study, prayer and encouragement. Groups include: 
    • Women Living Well: for women who love men who are battling pornography addiction and sexual sin
    • DivorceCare: for women seeking to rebuild their lives after divorce or separation
    • DivorceCare for Kids: for children 5-12 years of age experiencing the pain caused by a separation or divorce
Winter Gathering  - Tuesday Deadline
Women will gather in community for 3 special nights of worship and teaching, focusing on our identity in Christ (Jan 14, 21 and 28)!  Details and register here. Registration deadline is Tuesday, Jan 7.
Midweek Returns January 8
On Wednesday evenings, we gather for Midweek supper and activities designed to help us know and love Jesus. There is something for every age! We'll continue to host Midweek Serve each month - an interactive, on-campus experience that benefits our ministry partners. Complete Midweek details here.
Deacon + Elder Nominations Underway
Would you prayerfully consider nominating men to serve Carmel in the role of elder or deacon? You can read more about specific qualifications and submit nominations online at  CarmelLeader.org . Printed nomination forms are also available at the welcome desk.  Nominations need to be submitted no later than February 2, 2020 .
This Week at Carmel: Jan 1- Jan 8
Highlights below. Complete calendar here .
  • Wednesday (Jan 1) - Campus Closed + No Midweek
  • Sunday (Jan 5) - Pastor Alex begins our new 20/20 Vision series
  • Tuesday (Jan 7) - Mom's Time Out where moms of preschoolers gather for monthly fellowship and a talk on technology and kids from guest speaker Melanie Hempe with Families Managing Media
  • Wednesday (Jan 8)  - All ages will gather for supper, fellowship and equipping as Midweek returns

Praise...
Praise for the past few weeks of celebrating prophesy fulfilled through the birth of Christ and for the volunteers who served up hospitality on Christmas Eve! 

Quick Links...
Our Website
Online calendar, archived sermons and more at  carmelbaptist.org .
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Sing Along on Spotify
A collection of our weekly worship music can be found here.
Read God Stories 
A few God stories from the Carmel family. Read  The Able Life here.
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