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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. 


Wednesday Summer Sabbath

From now to September 3 there will be no churchwide activities or Family Supper on Wednesdays, that is our Summer Sabbath. 


Special Needs CarmelKidz and Adults

This summer and fall our Special Needs Ministry is asking for additional volunteers to care for our special needs CarmelKidz at 9:30am and Adults at 11:00am. If you would like more information on how you can help in these ministry areas, please contact for CarmelKidz, or for our Adults. 


Pray for Carmel Mission Teams

Carmel is committed to making disciples of those Nearest, our Neighbors and the Nations. Our Nations Strategy is to Go, Pray and Give for the Nations. Please pray for the Carmel Mission Team that is serving in Guyana for two weeks. This team will distribute shoes and have multiple opportunities for evangelism. A mission team serving in Russia will work to build relationships that lead to opportunities to share the Gospel.  And a student team will travel to Kenya to work with Tenwek Community Health and Development and receive training and hands on experience in evangelism, holistic ministry, leader development and chaplaincy.


Journey Through the Bible

Mark your calendars, plan to attend, and go ahead and register for the first semester of Journey Through the Bible in partnership with Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary! The fall semester will begin September 17 with a Bible Survey class will be taught by Dr. Timothy Laniak, Dean of the Charlotte campus and Old Testament scholar. This class will be offered on Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:30pm from September 17 - December 3. There is no cost for Carmel members.  There will be a charge for non-members and anyone who takes the class for credit. For more details and to register click here.  For more information, contact Dr. Alison Littauer, Director of Institutional Relations at GCTS, at .


Carmel’s Fitness Facility Preregistration

The proposed Fitness Facility plan will go into effect August 1, 2014! Carmel’s Fitness Facility will offer weight room and track access for members and the community on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6:00am to 3:00pm. Fitness classes will be offered MWF hourly from 8:15am to 1:15pm beginning September 3. You can review the details and preregister for Fitness Facility use, or Fitness Classes here.   


VISTA Luncheon

Join us for the next VISTA (Adults 55+) Luncheon on August 14 at 11:30am in the Loft. After lunch we will watch the movie "Flywheel." Invite your grandchildren to join you for this special afternoon movie! Please RSVP by August 2 here or call Hilary at 704.847.8575. Cost: $5 per person.


VISTA Day Trip to Samaritan's Purse

Learn more about the work of Samaritan’s Purse and enjoy a trip to the mountains! Join us for a VISTA (Adults 55+) Day Trip to the Samaritan's Purse headquarters in Boone, NC on August 28. We will tour the Samaritan's Purse facility and have lunch at the Dan'l Boone Inn. Cost: $20 per person which includes lunch and transportation. To RSVP you may email Hilary at , or call 704.847.8575. Space is limited. Reservation deadline: August 17


Include Carmel in your summer plans

Many of you are planning now for your summer vacations.  And while our church attendance goes down during the summer, our expenses don’t!  As you plan your vacations, make sure your tithes and offerings don’t go with you.  Sign up now for online giving.  It’s easy to do, and allows you to continue your faithfulness in giving even while you are away.  Click here for online giving instructions, or call Josh Loftin in the Finance Office at 704.847.8575 if you need assistance.


Position Available - Bus Drivers

Part-time bus drivers are needed for Carmel Christian School field trips and athletic events during the school year (September-May). CDL preferred, but training provided, if needed. Must have a good driving record. Please email Susan Moore at   


Upcoming Events

Leadership Summit - August 20 

Parent Summit - September 13 

Wait No More Conference - September 20

Chosen Run - October 18

Selah Christmas Concert - December 6


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 Summer Sabbath

Our Summer Sabbath is Wednesday, July 23 through September 3 when we will have no churchwide activities.