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.
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.
This is the final week for the Carmel family to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the general public. 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. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning October 20. There is no childcare for this event or special ticket pricing for children. Check your Sunday Bulletin or the Carmel Enews for the Carmel Family Presale Code!
GO Sunday - Sunday, October 19
God has been doing amazing things this year through Carmel, both globally and locally! This Sunday, October 19, is GO Sunday – a Sunday focused on celebrating all that God is doing in and through the Carmel Family. Come rejoice with us, be inspired and learn new ways to engage in a life of mission. For more information on how to engage in a life of mission, click here.
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.
Upcoming VISTA (ages 55+) Events - Registration Ends Friday!
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.
We have reached maximum capacity for our day trip to The Cove for their SeniorSalt Carol Sing on December 9th. However,in case of cancellations, we are taking names for a waiting list. If you'd like to be added to the waiting list, please contact Hilary at or 704-847-8575.
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 www.carmelstudents.org to register online. The deadline to register is November 16.
High School Carmel Serve Opportunities
High School students, visit carmelstudents.org for information and to register for service opportunities happening the weekend of October 24. Each grade will serve one of our local mission partners. Training for this service event will take place during Fuel Groups on Sunday, October 19 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Don't miss it!
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!
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.
Asian American Discipleship Community
Beginning this Sunday, October 19; Carmel’s Chinese Ministry will introduce a new Discipleship Community at 9:30am in the Uptown Auditorium. The community is open to all English speakers who have a background or love for Asian-culture. This new Discipleship Community will be taught by Pastor Walton Yuen, our Chinese Ministry Associate Pastor.
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
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 www.carmelchristian.org.
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.
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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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.