UPCOMINGEVENTS/CLASSES

CUMC Movie Event

 

November 23│3:00PM

Regal Village Park Cinemas

 

Join us for the new Tom Hanks movie, Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. We are excited to have this fun church event that follows our Sermon Series "How to Neighbor our Neighbors." 

Cost is $5

RSVP by November 15th

Regal Cinemas Village Park

2222 E. 146th Street

Westfield

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKET

 

 

 

Youth Christmas Tree Sale

 

Begins November 30th

CUMC Front Lawn

 

The trees are coming soon and the youth of Carmel UMC need your help by purchasing your fresh cut tree from our lot AND for volunteering to work a shift at the sale. Proceeds from this annual fundraiser go toward Youth Missions as well as things like scholarships, leader training and other ministry expenses not covered by our annual budget.

Sign-up to volunteer with sales.

Sign-up to volunteer with set-up.



UMW Christmas Gathering

 

December 3

6:30PM │Gathering Place

 

All women of the church are invited to join the UMW for “Jingle Jingle Mix & Mingle.” We’ll have a silent auction to raise funds for missions, food, games, an ornament exchange, and a few more surprises! Tickets are on sale for $10 on Sunday's between services as well as in the office from Karen.





One Thousand Gifts

 

November 18-Dec. 22

 Online Study

 

What do you count? What really counts in your life?  In this video Online Bible Study based on the international bestselling book, One Thousand Gifts, Ann Voskamp invites you to take on the life-changing discipline of journaling God's gifts—to really look at life and find the good in it.

It's only in this expressing of gratitude for the life that we already have that we discover the life that we've always wanted... a life we can take, give thanks for, and break for others. And only then can we come to feel and know the impossible right down in our bones: we are wildly loved—by God. 

There is no cost for this class, but you must register with Chris Thornsberry or sign up at the Next Steps table in the Gathering Place. We will have a few copies of the book by Ann called One Thousand Gifts that the study is based on for sale at the Next Steps table for $12. Book purchase not required for class.

SIGN-UP by emailing Chris Thornsberry at cthornsberry@carmelumc.org.

Almost Christmas

 

Begins November 25

10:30-noon │Library/Conf. Rm

 

In Almost Christmas: A Wesleyan Advent Experience, author and pastor Magrey deVega leads a group of authors in exploring how we can make the same commitment to Christ during Advent, and connect our Wesleyan heritage with the traditional Advent themes of Love, Hope, Joy, and Peace.  Join Rev. Patti Napier, our Senior Pastor, as she leads us in this four week journey in making Advent an important part of our lives.  We'll meet every Monday from 10:30 a.m. - noon. Cost of book is $13.  Register and purchase book at the Next Steps table between services or here.

SIGN UP HERE




Christmas Cantata

 

December 8

Traditional Service

 

Want to be part of the Christmas Cantata? Then join our Seasonal Choir. This year we will preform "How will A King Come?" which will be sung during the traditional services on December 8th at 9:00M.

Rehearsals are as follows:

Wednesday 11-20 from 7 to 8pm (30 minute sectional and 30 minute runthrough)

Wednesday 11-27 from 7 to 8pm (60 minute Runthrough w/Narration)

Wednesday 12-4 from 7 to 8pm (60 minute Sound Check)

 

Those new comers who participate will receive a free gift!

SIGN UP by emailing David Morton.

 

 

Children's Christmas Play

 

December 15

5:00PM │ CUMC

 

Kids ages 3 years old (by September 1, 2019) through 5th grade are invited to participate. We can only accept a limited number of kids, so please sign up early. Please make sure your child can attend 3 out of the 4 practices.
Practices are Sundays November 17 4-5:30pm, November 24 4-5:30pm, December  1-5:30pm, and  December 8 4-5:30pm. Please also sign up to help with the play assisting the kids learn the songs and the meaning of the Christmas story by volunteering one time per child.

SIGN UP HERE

For more information contact Pastor Aj at amildenberg@carmelumc.org.



Make & Take Workshop

 

December 8

5:30PM │ FLC

 

Get in the Christmas spirit with this FREE family event. Come make ornaments, cards for the Food Pantry, nativity set and learn about the Advent wreath. Soup and cookies provided.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Northern Lights Day Camp

 

December 30 & 31

9-1:00PM│ CUMC

 

CUMC invites you to join us for a Christmas vacation kids fun day camp. We will be playing lots of indoor light related activities, games and crafts! . Come one day or two– it will be a fun day filled with smiles, laughter and God’s love. Expect the warm and caring environment your child is used to while playing with old friends and meeting new ones! There must be a minimum of 10 paid campers in order for the camp to succeed. Registration will close on 12/26. Ages 4-11.

SIGN UP HERE 












Youth Winter Retreat

 

January 18-20

Gull Lake Retreat Center

 

Register now for a weekend of thrills as we take a road trip to Michigan. We will spend 3 days and 2 nights at Gull Lake Retreat Center.

#Wblast20 will feature new events and some of our old favorites like Airband, bowling, rock climbing, dodgeball & more. A guest speaker and amazing food will round out an incredible weekend of fun and being challenged to trust God more.
Inviting a friend is ENCOURAGED! This is a great way to spend the long weekend with fun events and four sessions that speak to the life of a teenager.

The cost for #Wblast20 has NOT CHANGED from last year and is $185 and covers transportation, lodging, activities, t-shirt, and meals (except for one fast food stop during our travel). This will be your only chance to pay via credit card so have it ready. Otherwise, payment can be made by check to the Carmel UMC office. If you have concerns about the cost of the retreat, contact us to find out about confidential scholarships that may be available to you.
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wilderness Trail

 

July 7-13 

6-12th graders │ Virginia

 

ONLY 9 SPOTS LEFT! Sign up now for this week long backpacking adventure for 6-12th grade students. This adventure will get you out of your comfort zone by participating in the body of Christ, and discovering the beauty of God's presence through nature and beyond. The cost of the trip is $350 (before May 17) and includes transportation, hiking gear (except for shoes and sleeping bag), meals, activities, and t-shirt. Financial assistance is available. 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP