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.
Famjam is This Wednesday, October 1!
Famjam is a monthly event for CarmelKidz (1st-6th graders) and their parents to gather for worship and learn a Life Application. This month’s Life Application is CREATIVITY - using your imagination to do something unique.
Discover how God designed each of us with a mind to think beyond ourselves and imagine the possibilities when we all use our creativity for His good works. We also encourage your family to memorize this month's memory verse together: "For we are God's handiwork created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." Ephesians 2:10
The Uptown auditorium will open at 6:10pm on Wednesday and will run until 7:30pm. Please sit with your children!
Parent Child Dedication
We will be celebrating Milestone 1, Parent Child Dedication in our worship services on Sunday, October 12. If you have not received information by mail and would like to participate, please call the preschool office at 704.849.9723, opt 1. Children are usually dedicated between the ages of birth - two. The Milestone Path is a tool used to help you navigate your child's spiritual journey.
Sunday Morning Discipleship Community Location Changes
On Sunday, October 5 the following ministries will move to a new location:
- Chinese Worship Service moves to Uptown Auditorium at 11:00am
- Student Discipleship Communities move to the Gym at 9:30 and 11:00am
- Some Adult Discipleship Communities will move. If your DC is moving, you will be notified by your leader!
The Elders and their wives are available this Sunday, October 5; in the Prayer Room, next to the Carmel Room, between services to pray for you.
October NextStep Class
The NextStep Class, designed for adults and students 7th grade and up, will be offered on Sunday mornings October 12 and 19 from 11:00am-12:15pm (both required). If you are not a member at Carmel and would like to join, or if you just want to learn more about Carmel please plan to attend. Completion of the NextStep class is a requirement in the membership process. To register, click here.
Upcoming VISTA (ages 55+) Events
Enjoy a play and luncheon on October 30 when Carmel Christian School students present "You Can't Take it With You". The play begins at 9:00am in the Uptown Auditorium with the luncheon to follow. Cost: $8 per person. Please RSVP by October 17 to Hilary at or 704.847.8575.
A Christmas Day Trip to The Cove is set for December 9 for the SeniorSalt Carol Sing. We'll celebrate the birth of our Savior by singing Christmas carols and hear an inspiring devotional. A delicious buffet-style meal will follow. Cost is $35 per person, includes ticket, lunch and transportation. Space is limited. Please RSVP by October 17 to Hilary at or 704-847-8575.
Love & Serve Needs in Charlotte
Fall is wonderful time to enjoy beautiful weather with our family and friends, BUT it is also the perfect time to love and serve your Neighbors. There are several upcoming, family-friendly opportunities to support Carmel ministry partners - Jackson Park Ministries “Praisin’ in the Park” and Joni & Friends “Walk n’ Roll”. For more information about volunteer needs click on the event name!
Selah Christmas Concert
Selah comes to Carmel for a Christmas concert on December 6. This Dove Award winning group will be joined by the Carmel choir and orchestra, for a concert that promises to be a wonderful celebration Savior's birth! All tickets are $10 (+ $1.60 handling fee) and will be available online exclusively to the Carmel Family starting October 12 for one week. More details to come!
Carmel Christian School Open House
Carmel Christian School invites parents to one of three Admission Open Houses for grades K-12. The Open Houses will be held on October 1 and October 24 for Grades K-12 and 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 www.carmelchristian.org.
Reach, Respect, Respond
You are invited to "Reach, Respect, Respond: A Conversation on the Church’s Mission and the LGBTQ Community” sponsored by the Gordon-Conwell Seminary. This forum is open to all who are interested in engaging the LGBTQ community with the Gospel of Christ and addressing key issues surrounding how evangelical congregations can interact with this community. The forum will be held at Good Shepherd Church, 13110 Moss Rd, Charlotte NC 28273 on October 17, 7:00 to 9:30pm. There is no charge, but registration is required because of limited space. Register here. Contact: Dr Alison Littauer at 704-940-5814, or
Saturday, October 18, is the Chosen Run. The 10 mile race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway is designed to raise funds and awareness for adoptive families and orphans. Three Carmel families - the Amicks, the Crisps, the Fishers and the Neals - have created teams for the run. When you register for their team, your fee goes straight towards their adoption fund! If you are not a runner, then you can “sleepwalk” on their behalf. Click here to sign up.
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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
6:15- 7:30 - GROW for Preschoolers
Famjam - CarmelKidz & Parents
MS FUEL - Gym
VISTA Bible Study - Loft
Parents may drop off children at their classrooms after 6:10pm.