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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. 

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.  

GO Sunday Message - Watch It Now

God has been doing amazing things this year through Carmel, both globally and locally, and we had the opportunity to celebrate it this past Sunday, October 19, on GO Sunday! If you missed this past Sunday, you can watch it now and learn more about Carmel's mission partnerships and upcoming opportunities to Love and Serve the Least of These. For additional ways you can support Missions and the GO offering at Carmel, click here . For more information on how to engage in a life of mission, click here

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. 

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. The deadline to register is November 16.

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.

Dominican Republic Mission Trip 

Our Carmel team will assist on the construction of a Christian school and also participate in community evangelism in the Dominican Republic, February 21 through 28, 2015. The team size is approximately 20. If you have questions about the trip, please contact Charles Cranford at  or call 704-541-9841. Cost of the trip is $1,100, and the deadline to register is November 1, 2014. To register for this trip, go to the How To Register page and click on the Dominican Republic trip.

Hope Ministry - Service of Remembrance and Hope

October is SIDS, Pregnancy, and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Join Carmel leaders and Carmel’s Hope Ministry as we pray for the grieving throughout the month. Our first “Service of Remembrance and Hope,” led by our Caring Ministry, is planned for grieving parents and others deeply affected by the loss of a baby on Sunday, October 26 at 3pm in the choir room. Childcare will be available for ages 3 and under. For more information, contact

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 Open Houses will be held on 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

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 - GROW for Preschoolers 

                   Kidjam - CarmelKidz

                   MS Family FUEL - Gym 

                   VISTA Bible Study - Loft

Parents may drop off children at their classrooms after 6:10pm.

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