June 16, 2020

Unexpected.

This spring was unexpected...for all of us.  COVID-19 shifted our plans and everyday routines as the places where we worked, learned, worshipped, exercised, shopped, and enjoyed fellowship closed or modified their approach. Our rhythms and pace of life changed almost overnight.  Yet God was and is still at work-
click here for The ABLE Life article filled with photos of God's unexpected blessings during this season .

As you reflect on the last 3 months, what unexpected ways did you see God at work? Share your story with a member of our team or email it to communications@carmelbaptist.org.

Other News...

Reopening Update
Discussions are underway as to when and how we will return to in-person worship in the days ahead (while continuing the 9:30am livestream). Thank you for praying for wisdom for our pastors and elders on the leadership team. 
Register Now! Carmel Students & Carpool Carnival
Carmel Preschool, CarmelKidz and Carmel Students- Be sure to register this week! The Carpool Carnival for Carmel kids age 3 to completed 2nd grade is next week.  Our Carmel Students' ministry is kicking off their summer plans, sign up by this Thursday!  
Carmel Men - June 20 Opportunity
ManUp Charlotte will stream LIVE on Saturday, June 20th from 9am - 12pm for men of all backgrounds, ages 15 and up! You'll be encouraged to become a more godly leader for your family & challenged to impact the fatherless in Charlotte. Professional athletes, local pastors & speakers will join in delivering powerful messages. Click here for more information and to register. Experience ManUp Charlotte in community by safely gathering with the men in your Discipleship Community or Journey group.
Tomorrow - Weeping with Those Who Weep
Join this online conversation with Carmel Counseling Center  here  tomorrow, June 17 at 1:30pm.  Have questions you'd like to see them answer in this Zoom discussion? Submit it here .  
Volunteers Needed for Summer Food Distribution
Deliver/distribute Charlotte Mecklenburg School meals to families in need over the summer. Volunteers commit to serve 1 - 2x a week for at least 6 weeks, arrangements can be made if you are out of town one week. Primary volunteer must be at least 18 years old. Deliveries throughout East and South Charlotte. Email Angela Schlottman to serve. 
New Podcast for those in Leadership
As an extension of Charlotte Leadership Summit, Carmel and Silent Images have teamed up to launch a new podcast featuring leaders from around our region.  Whether you are a nonprofit leader, run a business or just have a passion to serve your community, the Atlas Leadership Podcast offers an encouraging conversation that will inspire and inform the journey ahead.  Click here to listen to the first episode on Spotify!
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 faithful, servant-hearted families!   For the past two months, the Hendersons have faithfully served on the food distribution team supporting kids and families in need at our partner school, Lansdowne Elementary. Now that school is out  their teenage granddaughters have joined them!  If you would like to be part of summer deliveries for families in need, click here for more information from our outreach team.


Praise for an in-person social after 6 weeks of Bible study via Zoom! Shout out to all the woman who dug into God's word together through the online Women's Bible studies. 



Carmel Online Opportunities
Highlights below. Complete calendar   here .

Wednesday (June 17)
Thursday (June 18)
Sunday (June 21)
Wednesday (June 24)

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


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