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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.


Carmel Camps This Week

Children's Camp
Sunday afternoon 228 campers and 100 counselors, plus the CarmelKidz staff traveled to Carmel’s Children’s Camp at Look Up Lodge. During this week the completed 3rd-6th graders will go to the University of Genesis to taste college life and study Genesis 1-11 to know their Creator God. 

Student Camp
More than 90 middle and high school students and leaders are in Myrtle Beach for a week of Ecamp where they will "Kapture" the purpose of the Gospel. Unleashing student potential begins with "Kapturing" our speech and conduct through faith in understanding Jesus' great love for us. 

Please pray for the campers, counselors and camp pastors this week. 


Wednesday Summer Sabbath

From July 23 to September 3 there will be no churchwide activities or Family Supper on Wednesdays, that is our Summer Sabbath. 


Joyful Hearts Friday Night Out

Carmel's Joy Ministry is hosting a Joyful Hearts Club event on Friday, August 8, 6:30 – 9:30pm, for the special needs community. It’s an opportunity for our special friends to worship, socialize and have fun. Friday Night Out also gives parents and caregivers a much needed break. We quickly filled all our space with 125 special friends, so now we need volunteers to help. It will be a beach theme with Chick-Fil-A supper, live band, crafts, and karaoke. Volunteer to make this a great night for our special friends! Register here


Deacon Nominations 

Those in the Deacon Fellowship are spiritual leaders and servants of the church. Please prayerfully consider whom you would nominate to serve on the Deacon Fellowship in 2015. You may read the qualifications and submit your nominations here. The deadline for nominations is July 24.


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.


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 - Kitchen

We have an opening for a part-time cafeteria worker to work school days throughout the Carmel Christian School year. This position will involve serving lunches, basic food prep and kitchen cleaning. May be asked to fill-in with other kitchen duties as needed. Will involve continuous physical activity, standing for most of the day and some heavy lifting. For more information or to apply, email Pam Horton, , or call 704.847.8575 x3031. 


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   


Runners - Save the Date

October 18, 2014 is the Chosen Marathon, a 10 mile race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. This run raises funds and awareness for adoptive families and orphans around the world. Race for someone else’s victory! Details to come on how you can join the team supporting Carmel’s Mosaic Adoption Ministry.


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 Schedule for July 16

Wednesday, July 16 is the final night of this schedule.  Our Summer Sabbath is Wednesday, July 23 through September 3 when we will have no churchwide activities. 

4:45 - 6:00 - Family Night Supper
6:00 - 7:00 - VISTA Bible Study - Loft    

Family Night Supper Cost: $6.75 for large plates, $3.75 for small plates.
For the Wednesday Family Night Supper Menu, click here.