May 26, 2020

Packing food for families in need. Donating furniture for a family finally moving into sustainable housing. Hosting a backyard cookout. Grocery shopping for a vulnerable neighbor. During this time of uncertainty and isolation, we get to love our neighbors by being the hands and feet of Jesus to our literal neighbors as well as men, women and children whose names we may not know, but the Lord does!

Here are a few ideas how you can bless those God has put on your street, in your circle of influence or in your community:
  1. Check on a neighbor you haven't seen in a while, stop by to visit, write a note or give them a call.
  2. Host an outdoor game night for a few neighbors. For outdoor game ideas, click here.
  3. Check out our website for more information on our local outreach partners and find information on how issues like homelessness affect our community.
  4. Share your stories with us! How have you been able to be the hands and feet of Jesus during this time? Send us a quick email - we would love to hear your stories!

Other News...

Plans to Regather? 
Saturday's  Pastor Chat was a reminder that online worship continues under NC's Safer at Home - Phase 2 and an encouragement to Small Groups to meet indoors and/or outdoors per state guidelines. If you missed them, ministry video updates can also be found here.
Conversation on Shame and Sorrow
Carmel Counseling Center invites you to their  Zoom conversation  tomorrow, May 27 at 1:30pm for a discussion on shame and sorrow . Have questions you'd like to see them answer in this Zoom or a future topic you'd like to see discussed? Submit it here .  
Free Compass Financial Webinar - Thurs @ 10am!
Compass Financial is offering a variety of free online webinars.  In this week's  Goals and Planning Workshop  you'll build a step-by-step financial journey plan (MoneyMap), explore common mistakes and learn how to avoid them.     Click here to register for Thursday's webinar or here to see other webinars offered.
Take Your Next Step!
Whether it is a relationship with Jesus, baptisms, Carmel membership or joining a small group, our Connections team wants to help!  Complete our Next Step Card and we'll be in touch!  


Praise...

Praise for our Women's Ministry...and a sense of humor! During a Bible study porch visit last week ladies were offered "hugs" and enjoyed a sweet time together!



Praise for the opportunity to pray with those around our city through ForCLT's Pray for Charlotte initiative! Elizabeth Poplin, a Carmel member who leads our Awaken Women's Bible study, co-led last week's gathering. Join on Wednesdays  from 12:30 to 1:00pm.



Carmel Online Opportunities
Highlights below. Complete calendar   here .

Wednesday (May 27)
Thursday (May 28)
Sunday (May 31)
Wednesday (June 3)

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


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