Time change is this weekend! Remember to set your clock forward one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night, March 8, so you will be on time for church. See you Sunday morning!
Come and be a part of our first LIFE IN CHRIST Conference!
Orville Rogers, a World Record holder in track and field, will inspire you as he shares his story of living intentionally throughout all stages of life. You will also have a chance to attend several breakout sessions led by both our pastoral staff and church members. These breakouts will equip you to not only learn about being a disciple, but also how to live it out each day. This one-day conference will challenge and equip every generation to live out the mission of being a disciple. Childcare registration is closed. Registration deadline for adults is March 10!
- Saturday, March 15, 8:30am - 2:00pm
- Cost: $10 per person, includes lunch & childcare
- To register, click here
Joy Prom is coming on April 4 and 5. It’s is a full scale prom for individuals with special needs and people love it! Our guest registration was filled and closed in just a few hours! Additional registrants are now being added to a waiting list. Carmel Family, if you want to be a part of Joy Prom, sign up now before Volunteer Registration closes. Over 1500 volunteers (7th grade and older) are needed. Training that is required for all volunteers. Choose to attend the one hour training session on March 30 at 5:00pm or April 2 at 6:15pm. Sign up at www.joyprom.org today!
Survivor 8th Grade Retreat
Mark your calendars for Survivor, March 21-23 at Cedar Grove Retreat Center in Kannapolis, NC. The shift from middle school to high school will bring different expectations and hard questions from friends, teachers, coaches and parents. Will you be a casualty of high school or will you be a...SURVIVOR? Cost: $125 Deadline to register: March 12. Space is limited, so register today at carmelstudents.org!
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.
Messiah in the Passover
Passover was one of the most powerful pictures of the Savior that God gave to the Jews. It was for this a holy observance that Jesus and his disciples gathered in the final hours before the crucifixion. On Wednesday, March 26 at 6:15pm, we will celebrate the Passover together, led by Sam Nadler, a Jewish believer in Yeshua. You will see the picture of the Messiah in this simple meal as he explains the meaning of each of the elements. Due to this special family experience for 1st grade through adults, other Wednesday night activities have been cancelled. Childcare is provided birth – 2. Three year olds – Kindergarten will have regular Wednesday night activities. Supper will be served as usual, then families will gather around tables in the ROC gym at 6:15pm for the Passover. Please register your attendance and childcare needs here. Registration deadline is March 17. A love offering will be taken to bless the work of Word of Messiah Ministries.
New to Carmel? “The Bridge” is for you!
“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 five sessions taught by Pastor Jay Hancock and meets at 11:00am in A243. Come as you are and join in any Sunday. Learn more about “The Bridge” at the NextStep Reception or any Welcome Desk.
2014 Albania Mission Trip
Carmel will send short-term missionaries to Tirana, Albania on June 13-21. The team will work alongside the staff at Bethany Social Services, an organization that provides social, psychological, educational, training and medical services to women, children and families in the name of Jesus Christ. The team is looking for trained counselors, nurses, educators and nurturing caregivers that will educate and train those who work with the orphans and women. Specifically the team will conduct training seminars, assist caregivers with daily activities, and minister to the needs of local foster families and counseling center staff. Cost: approximately $2,675. Contact Trip Leader, Arion Skenderi at or 704-839-3343 for more information.
Carmel Logo T-Shirts
We will have short sleeved, light gray Carmel logo T-shirts available for purchase in the Gathering Space on March 9 and March 16. Cost: $10 Adults and $8 children, Cash or check only. Supplies are limited.
Ecamp for Students
Register now for Ecamp for Middle School and High School students! Join us July 14 -18 in Myrtle Beach, SC. The focus will be on how we can "Kapture" the purpose of the Gospel and live out our potential in Jesus. The Early Bird rate for camp is $300. After March 24, the price goes up to $350.00. Register early at carmelstudents.org.
Outreach Associate - New Position
We are now looking to fill a new part-time Outreach Associate position (30 hours per week) to oversee the local missions efforts of the church, to reach out and minister to our Neighbors in this area. Educational background in missional ministry and evangelism is desired. Previous experience in event planning and missional outreach through a local church or para-church ministry is preferred. For more information or to apply, please contact Leslie Sheffield at
Carmel Winter Weather Policy
What happens at Carmel when the roads are dangerous because of ice or snow? Our policy is that we will not cancel Sunday morning worship services if the roads are passable. We ask that you make the best travel decision for the safety of your family. If roads or parking areas are dangerous and we decide to cancel a worship service or ministry event, we will communicate that to the church using several methods. We will:
- Post the decision here on our website News page, Facebook and Twitter
- Send an email
- Update the recording on the main church phone, 704.847.8575.
- Notify TV stations WBTV, WSOC, WCNC and radio station 91.9
As for our schools, WEE School follows the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School decision. If Charlotte schools are closed, WEE School is closed. If CMS operates on a 2 hour delay, then WEE School opens at 10:00am. Carmel Christian School does not necessarily follow Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. The CCS decision will be communicated via the phone and email system for parents, as well as the website, carmelchristian.org, and television and radio stations.
For sports events (practices and games), you will find updated information on the ROCsports phoneline 704-708-8138 x3990, at ROCsports.org, and the ROC Facebook page.
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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We want to share pictures of the Carmel Family in action serving and loving our Neighbors and the Nations! Check out our Facebook page for photos from our mission teams serving the Nations. We know that families and Discipleship Communities are serving our neighbors and we want to share those photos, too. Please click here to email your photos to Carmel Baptist. Thank you!
Wednesday Night, March 12
4:45 - 6:00 - Family Night Supper
6:15 - 7:15 - GROW for Preschoolers
Kidjam for CarmelKidz
MS FUEL - ROC
Faith Lessons - A245
Biblical Worldview - D101
VISTA Bible Study - Loft
For this week's menu, click here.
Family Night Supper Cost: $6.75 for large plates, $3.75 for small plates.