November 26, 2019


December 3 is Giving Tuesday - a global giving movement the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.  

You can be part of the movement right here at Carmel! 

  • Give your TALENT: If you have or are exploring foster care or adoption, attend Congregations For Kids' We See You 2019 foster event at Carmel on December 3.
  • Give your TIME: Volunteer at Congregations For Kids' We See You 2019 foster care event at Carmel on December 3.

News...

Come Join the Carmel Team!
Carmel currently has several job openings, including Database Administrator and Adult Ministry Assistant.  For more information and to apply for these or other positions, click here.
Support Carmel on Black Friday Through Amazon Smile
Amazon Prime members can support the mission of Carmel by registering and shopping through Amazon Smile! Register through this link.
Dec 14 Race Honors Legacy of Carmel Member
David Shannon grew up at Carmel and while in high school actively served at Carmel on Sundays, Wednesdays and at CarmelKidz Camp. David's life was tragically cut short in 2012 while a student at UNC. Since his death, David's parents, Hugh and Katy Shannon, have honored David's legacy with a 5K and Fun Run. This year's run is Saturday, Dec 14. Registration details here.
Thanksgiving Opportunity to Love Our Neighbors
The holidays are a great opportunity to love our neighbors, why not take a moment to thank your neighbor with a note this Thanksgiving?
Celebrate this Christmas season by Serving Others
Here are several ways you can love your neighbors this Christmas: 
  • Donate toys to Merry Oaks Elementary's (one of our partner schools) Christmas Toy Store so that we can sell them for a low affordable price to those in need! You can either use this Amazon wish list  and send them to the church Attn: Angela Schlottman, or purchase new toys or games ($20-$40) for boys & girls ages 4-12 yrs old and bring them to your DC. We will need all donated toys by Friday, Dec 6.
  • Join us for Caroling at Country Club Apartments in East Charlotte, Saturday, Dec 14 from 3:30-5:00pm.  Sign up here
  • Check out more serving opportunities here.
Passion 2020  
College-Age Students & Young Adults are invited (Atlanta, December 31-January 2, 2020).  Registration closing soon. Details   here .
This Week at Carmel: Nov 27- Dec 4
Highlights below. Complete calendar here .
  • Wednesday (Nov 27) - No Midweek activities
  • Thursday (Nov 28) - Happy Thanksgiving! The Carmel campus will be closed Nov 28 - 30.
  • Sunday (Dec 1) - Clay Barnes teaches about Ruth in this week's Unlikely sermon series message + we celebrate the Lord's Supper + Advent begins! (pick up your Celebrate Advent resource in the Gathering Space while supplies last)

Praise...
Praise for little ones with fresh eyes to remind us of the wonder of Christmas, and for all who have worked so hard to make our campus beautiful for the Advent season.
Praise for those willing to volunteer behind the scenes to make our baptisms run smoothly.
Praise for the Sunday morning Joy Ministry team who serve our children and adults with special needs. 
Praise for the fellowship enjoyed among our Senior Adults over an early Thanksgiving feast. 

Pray...
Pray for Albania  as they recover from this morning's 6.4 earthquake and ongoing aftershocks.   Carmel missionaries ,   Bob and Cathy Watanabe  and  Landi and Deanne Sula  and Carmel's partner ministries in Albania  will need strength, peace and wisdom as they bring hope and encouragement in a time of uncertainty and fear.

Quick Links...
Fall Collection
Provide new diapers for new moms served by the Women's Care Clinic (formerly Pregnancy Resource Center) who have chosen life.  Or help provide a one-of-a-kind shopping experience for foster children at our Mosaic Style with Love Store with these items. 
Our Website
Online calendar, archived sermons and more at  carmelbaptist.org .
Join a Ministry Team
Express your interest here.
Sing Along on Spotify
A collection of our weekly worship music can be found here.
Prayer Tool
A monthly prayer guide for our city from ForCharlotte can be found here.
Read God Stories 
A few God stories from the Carmel family. Read  The Able Life here.
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