May 8, 2018
You have a story. 
Use it to point people to Christ!
Outreach Pastor David Bass will lead our Adult Midweek time tomorrow and challenge us to leverage our story - all of our experiences, even those difficult ones - to relate with others and point people to what God has taught us. 

Come early for supper (4:45 - 6:15pm) then join us in the Worship Center at 6:30pm. 

 This Week

Wednesday - May 9


Tomorrow is our last  Midweek of the season (before our Celebration on May 16)! 

  • Preschool, CarmelKidz and Student ministries conclude their season.
  • Adults will be led by Pastor David Bass per the above details. 
Sunday - May 13
This Sunday:
  • It's Mother's Day!
  • Pastor Alex will explore the road to forgiveness as he teaches from Paul's letter to Philemon
  • Hope Ministry is for men, women, and families who have lost a child of any
    age, whether pre-born or born, and for those who are struggling with infertility. Visit their table in the Gathering Space to learn more.
Wednesday - May 16

Come celebrate all God HAS done & IS doing through Carmel!

Click here to RSVP. 
Our full calendar can be found online here .

Build Relationships + Live the Gospel

Don't Stop Praying!
Thanks to all who counted down with us on social media, picked up a prayer guide and prayed with others for unity last week!   Let's keep praying!  

Info on recurring Carmel prayer gatherings can be found here.
Urgent Need at 11:00am
Preschool volunteers are urgently needed to help ensure our 2 year-old hall can provide the type of environment that allows us to disciple these young kids. 

If you are not already serving on Sunday mornings, come serve! Email Preschool Minister Rachel Bright.
Fight the New Drug
On the heels of Milestone 4 (Purity for Life), Student Pastor Ryan Jackson recently shared this communication with Carmel Student families on how we can all battle the  enemy of pornography.  Do read it. And d on't do battle alone. 

Additional resources for adults include More Than Conquerers (for men), Women Living Well (for women) and the Carmel Counseling Center
May Edition of The Table
There is a reason our monthly printed news piece is called The Table - because it is around the table that families catch up, learn, share stories, celebrate, sync calendars, and encourage & challenge one another.

Take a few minutes to check out Carmel's May edition of The Table - available online here and for pick up at any entrance.

Join Our Staff Team
We're currently hiring for these positions:
  • Preschool Associate (FT)
  • Carmel Christian School IT Support (FT)
Specific job details here
Reminders: Men + Women
Men:  ManUp CLT is Saturday, June 2 - a day of  worship, prayer and teaching for the men of Greater Charlotte. Details here .

Women: It's not too late to register for the May 24 city-wide Ember worship gathering at Steele Creek Church. Details here
Men's Items Needed
Throughout May we invite you to drop donations for the men served by Charlotte Rescue Mission's Rebound program - a free Christian residential drug and recovery service for men who would not otherwise be able to afford such services. 

Needed items include: NEW men's gym shorts (sizes L, XL, XXL),  m en's white ankle socks and d isposable razors. Details here.

For Parents

Carmel Preschool
Don't forget to mark your calendar for the May 16 Annual Church meeting and to RSVP here for both supper AND childcare! 
Parents of current 1st and 2nd Graders: Registration for Amazing Journey Back to Bible Times closes on Thursday! Details here .  

Click  here  to read the most recent CarmelKidz News.
Carmel Students
High School NAV wrapped up April 29 with a hike, campfire and students sharing what they learned through reading the book of Acts this semester. Thanks to all our Student Leaders and participating Students. NAV will resume next Fall! 

Camp Carmel is June 12 - 16!  Note these items:
  • All camp forms are due by next Tuesday, May 15. 
  • Adults - we need a few of you to attend camp (at no cost) and lead small groups. If you are interested, email Laura Dilday.
What else is happening? Follow  Carmel Students on Instagram for the latest news. 

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