December 29, 2020

What Do You Remember?

Recently before online worship, Facebook viewers shared what they remembered about their first visit to Carmel. For most, it involved the warmth and hospitality of the Carmel family. 

Click here to enjoy these reflections and consider how YOU can help someone feel welcomed at Carmel in the year ahead!


Praise...

Praise for the opportunity to worship on Christmas Eve - and celebrate Immanuel - God with us! If you missed the service or wish to rewatch the worship or teaching, click here.



Praise for the team and technology that allowed us to worship together over 3 services in the Worship Center, Student Center, Uptown Auditorium and on more than 550 devices online!



Praise for the Welcome Team - who served up hospitality at each on-campus venue inside, as well as outside in the rain!



News...

Church Office Closed
As the church office is closed this week, note these reminders:
  • There will be NO Online Prayer Gathering or Wednesday Night activities (Dec 30). 
  • If you need pastoral care, call the church at 704.847.8575 and when the auto-attendant answers, press 3300 to leave a message for the pastor on call.
  • If you wish to drop off an end-of-year gift, you may do so at the Main Entrance Welcome Desk's secure drop box. Our security guard will be there Monday, December 28 through Thursday, December 31 from 8:30am - 4:30pm.
This Sunday - January 3: Walking with Jesus
Student Teaching Pastor Jason Salyer kicks off the year with a stand-alone message on  Walking with Jesus: Fear, Faith, and the Glory of Christ. And we return to worship at 9:30 (on campus + online) and 11:00 (on campus). 

Click here to register for on-campus worship. 

Big 3 Prayer Calendars will be available for pick up in the Gathering Space or a drive thru in front of the Student Center from 10:30am - 12:30pm. 
Year-End Gift Reminders
If you wish to make a year-end gift, please know:
  • Campus Drop Off: The church will be open weekdays until 4:30pm (except for Friday, January 1). 
  • Online Giving: This convenient option is available here.
  • Care Act Benefits: If you itemize your taxes, you may be able to deduct qualified charitable contributions. Normally, there is a cap on how much someone can donate to charity tax-free, which is 60% of a taxpayer's adjusted gross income (AGI). The CARES Act raised this limit to 100% of AGI for the 2020 tax year. It also allows taxpayers who don't itemize to deduct up to $300 in charitable donations in 2020.  
Thank you again for your investment in the mission of Carmel. Have questions about giving? Contact Claire in the Finance Office at 704.847.8575, ext. 3006.
2021 Opportunities Registering NOW

Women's Bible Studies 
Calling all women! Are you seeking to dig deeper in your relationship with Christ and women who desire the same? Come experience God's Word in transforming ways and engage in authentic community. Check out the link below for more information and to register:

The Gospel of Mark
Leader: Terri Powell
Monday afternoon, 1:30-2:30pm via Zoom
Start date: January 25 (8 weeks)

Revelation, Volume Two (covering Chapters 14-22) by Adrian Rogers
Leader: Selana Shaheen
Monday night, 7-8:30pm via Zoom
Start date: January 25 (12 weeks)

The Book of Matthew by Jen Wilkin (Part Two)
Leaders: Leah Kilcoin and Jeanna Norris
Tuesday afternoon, 1:30-2:45pm (In-person @Church, but Zoom option available)
Start Date: January 19 (11 weeks)

Elijah by Priscilla Shirer
Leader: Renee Ratcliffe
Tuesday night, 6:45-8:00pm via Zoom
Start Date: January 26 (7 weeks)

Precept - Joshua - Conquering Your Enemies
Leader: Ann Logan
Wednesday morning, 9:15-11:15am via Zoom
Start Date: February 3 (ending May 19, 2021)

The Book of Daniel
Leaders: Catherine Nations and Laura Anne Hite
Wednesday morning, 9:30-10:30am via Zoom
Start Date: January 27 (10 weeks)

No Other Gods: The Unrivaled Pursuit of Christ by Kelly Minter
Leaders: Chris Salter and Nancy Drummond
Wednesday afternoon, 1:30-2:30pm via Zoom
Start Date: January 20 (8 weeks)

1 Corinthians (Part Two) with video by Christy Kennedy (Chapters 9-16)
Leaders: Karen Sheats and Nancy Ketcham
Thursday morning, 9:30-10:30am via Zoom
Start date: January 21 (8 weeks)

Breathe: The Book of Joshua
Leader: Tiffany Bass
For Preschool Moms
Thursday morning, 9:15-10:45am

The Book of Galatians
Leader: Hema Hopper 
Thursday morning, 9:30-10:45am
Start Date: January 21, 2021 (8 weeks)

Click here for more details and to register.

And...if you need an even more flexible schedule, join an online study through Lifeway, studying God's Word with others around the world - anytime, anywhere - beginning next week!

Matchless by Angie Smith starting January 7, click here for more details.

Battle Plan for Prayer starting January 5, click here for more details.

Care Groups  
Gather with others in the same season or struggle of life for study, prayer and encouragement. As we begin a new year, most groups are meeting in-person with precautions in place.  Click here for more information and to register for the Care Group that fits your season of life the best.

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