July 28, 2020

Seeing and Serving Our Neighbors
"Do you know anything about power wheelchairs?" was the message Carmel's Outreach Minister, Angela Schlottman sent to Jon Chin, husband of a Carmel staff member and aviation mechanic missionary.

 "Well, they can't be any harder than airplanes." Jon replied.

And thus began a new relationship with Mr. Smith.

Mr. Smith lives in the Cherry neighborhood just outside of Myers Park in Charlotte.  Diagnosed with COPD, a lung disease that leaves him struggling to breathe on his own, Mr. Smith had recently moved into a new assisted living facility when COVID restrictions hit in March.  At the same time, his power wheelchair was having major problems leaving him confined to his bed in his new location for nearly two months while his routine assistance services were cut off.  As you can imagine, that made "simple" things like getting food nearly impossible for Mr. Smith, let alone attempting to have his wheelchair repaired. 


Read the rest of this ABLE Life  story  here .


News...

Lord's Supper & New Series this Sunday
This Sunday we will begin a new sermon series called "The Big 3" outlining our goals for the next decade as a church family, you don't want to miss it!  We will also celebrate the Lord's Supper.
Share Your Story
Sunday's Celebration Sunday was a sweet time of reflection! What story has God written in your life this past year? What has He taught you amid this pandemic? What big prayers are you praying for the year ahead? With joy and gladness, share here.
Church Plant Meeting - August 2
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. 
Luaus & Back-to-School- New Outreach Opportunities!
We have new (and fun!) opportunities to serve our neighbors:
  1. Back-to-school supplies needed ASAP for our partner schools and ministries- Merry Oaks Elementary and Project 658, click here to shop the Amazon donation list and ship items to: Carmel Baptist c/o Angela Schlottman 1145 Pineville-Matthews Rd Matthews NC 28105 and designate either Merry Oaks or Project 658.
  2. It's time to luau! Carrington Place is having luaus each week in August to lift the spirits of their residents, sign up here to donate supplies.
  3. Congregations for Kids has increased needs for foster families and support for foster families as we head into fall.  Later this week there will be a web portal to sign up to meet those immediate needs, stay tuned for more information.
For more details, watch the latest video from our Outreach Minister, Angela Schlottman.
The Votes Are In!
All motions voted on last Sunday passed, including elder, deacon and committee nominations as well as the 2020 - 2021 budget.  Thank you for tuning in online or joining our annual church meeting in person.  
Systems Update
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...

We are grateful for the opportunity to gather online and on campus to celebrate God's goodness from the past year.  This family fully embraced Celebration Sunday, joining Pastor Patrick and Pastor Will in adding popcorn to the worship service! If you missed Celebration Sunday, watch it here.



Online Opportunities
Highlights below. Complete calendar   here .

Wednesday (July 29)
Thursday (July 30)
Sunday (August 2)

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


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