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.

 Christmas Tree Sales


Now- Mid December

CUMC Front Lawn


Christmas Trees are here 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.


SAT 9AM to 8PM

SUN 10AM to 5PM

Sign-up to volunteer with sales.

Sign-up to volunteer with set-up.

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.


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.


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.












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.