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Table Talk

Talking about the ideas in Sunday's message helps us learn and apply God's Truth. Click here for questions to discuss with family and friends. 


Orphan Sunday - November 2

On November 2, Carmel will join with Christians across the nation to stand together in unity for the orphan. We are a people called to defend the fatherless, to care for the child that has no family and to visit orphans in their distress. During worship on Sunday, we will revisit God's call to care for the orphan and what we can do in response.

The Compassion Mobile Experience - October 31 through November 3

The Compassion Mobile Experience will bring you as close to another country and culture as you can get without getting on an airplane. This interactive exhibit allows you to step into the life of a child who has suffered under the crippling weight of poverty as they journey from hardship to hope. And in the midst of hope, you'll see that child's story transformed through the support of Compassion and the child's life-giving relationship with a sponsor. The Compassion Experience is an eye-opening opportunity that challenges your views of poverty, transforms your understanding of the world, and moves you to be the change for a child who lives in extreme poverty! The event is free and appropriate for all ages. For more information and to register for a time, click here.  

Love + Serve Catalog Distribution 

This Sunday, November 2, the Love and Serve the Least of These catalogs will be available in the Gathering Space just outside of the Worship Center. We are asking you and your family to take the month of November and read through each section of the catalog. Learn about the Least of These ministries, pray for them, and discern what breaks your heart. 

Between November 30 and December 14, we invite you and your family to visit the engagement area which will be set up in the Gathering Space. Here you can get details about donation items needed for Christmas, drop off your donations, purchase items made by women escaping human trafficking, or join a ministry team.

Information about specific donation needs will be available on the website after November 30 or in the engagement area from November 30 - December 14.

2015 Carmel Mission Trips

Carmel is committed to making disciples of those Nearest, our Neighbors, and the Nations. Because of our mission, we encourage everyone to participate in missional living. One way to do that is by going to the Nations. Carmel is currently sponsoring 13 mission opportunities in 2015. For a complete listing of the 2015 Mission Trips, as well as, details on how to register, click here.

New to Carmel? "The Bridge" Kicks Off November 2

“The Bridge" is a Sunday morning class for those who are new to Carmel and are interested in learning more about the church, the Bible, and how to get more connected at Carmel. The class consists of six sessions taught by Pastor Jay Hancock and meets at 9:30am starting November 2 in room A244. Come as you are and join in any Sunday. Learn more about “The Bridge" at the NextStep Reception or any Welcome Desk.

Disaster Relief Trip - Elizabeth, NC

Carmel is sending a team to Elizabeth, NC, to serve alongside the North Carolina Baptists on Mission to rebuild homes damaged from this past April's tornadoes. The team will complete roofing projects, as well as, other construction related tasks. There is no cost for this trip. Corinth Baptist Church in Elizabeth will provide lodging, meals and showers. For more information, contact Marcus Copolillo at or 704-661-8713.

High School Fall Retreat: The Pause

This year’s High School Fall retreat is November 21 -23 at Bonclarken Conference Center in Flat Rock, NC. Students’ lives are fast paced and always in motion. This weekend will be an opportunity to press pause and meet with God. We will worship, study the Word, and spend time in small groups. There will also be small group competitions that are sure to be a great time. Visit to register online. Registration deadline is November 16.

Passion 2015

High School Seniors and College Students are invited to attend Passion 2015 in Atlanta, January 2-4. Students from all across the nation will gather together in Atlanta to be united as one generation committed to the Gospel. At the heart of it all, Passion exists to see a generation stake their lives on what matters most. For us, that’s the fame of the One who rescues and restores, and the privilege we have to fully leverage our lives by amplifying His name in everything we do. Spots are limited so visit

Carmel Christian School Open House

Carmel Christian School invites parents to one of three Admission Open Houses for grades K-12. The remaining Open House will be held November 6 for Grades 9-12. CCS has 800 students desiring to make an impact on the world for Christ now, while developing their heart, soul, and mind to impact the world for Christ in their futures. Details at

Selah Christmas Concert

On Saturday, December 6, Selah will bring their beautiful harmonies and "modern" musical touch to the songs of Christmas and more! Joined by the Carmel band, choir and orchestra, Selah's concert promises to be a wonderful celebration of the coming of the Savior. Click here and look for the December 6 concert in Matthews, NC. Tickets are general admission and cost $10 per person plus a $1.60 processing fee. There is no childcare for this event or special ticket pricing for children. 

Sunday Morning Discipleship Community Location Changes

On Sunday, October 5 the following ministries moved to a new location:

  • Chinese Worship Service moved to Uptown Auditorium at 11:00am
  • Student Discipleship Communities moved to the Gym at 9:30 and 11:00am
  • Adult Discipleship Communities - Ignite (A246 at 11:00am), Hitched: Nearly & NewlyWed (A105 at 9:30am), Young Families: Poplin/Spain (Loft A at 9:30am), Russell (R204 at 9:30am), Gentner/Joye (Loft B at 9:30am), and​ Barnes/Hughes (A209 at 11:00am). 

Detailed information on our Discipleship Communities, as well as a campus map, can be found at any of our welcome desks.

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Carmel Community 

Carmel Community is the place where you can find phone numbers and email addresses for Carmel Baptist members and attenders. It is an online version of the old church directory - much improved. This is a secure site where you can easily search for contact information for members of the Carmel Family. Plus, in Carmel Community it’s easy to update your church records with a new phone number, email address or a family photo! In addition to serving as an online directory, Carmel Community also provides event registration and online giving options. It is a one-stop-shop! Check it out here

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Wednesday Night Schedule

4:45 - 6:00 - Family Night Supper

6:00 - 7:30 - Journey Through the Bible - Worship Center 

6:15 - 7:30 - VISTA Bible Study - Loft

IMPORTANT SCHEDULING NOTE - There are no regular Wednesday night activities for preschool, children and student on Wednesday, October 29. We will resume our Wednesday night activities for children and students on November 5.

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