Family Movie Night


Devotionals for Movies 

Now Available


Choose a night to watch one of the following movies, then download the devotional below and discuss as a family!  Here are the movies available for your family viewing, on your home TV. Most are available on Netflix or Amazon Prime.

Muppet Christmas Carol  


A Wonderful Life               


Ernest Saves Christmas

Angela's Christmas

The Chronicles of Narnia

The Ultimate Gift


Christmas Online Services


Join us Online

Beginning December 6th


Join us online this year for our Christmas Services. We kick off December with our Traditional Online Cantata. Then invite your family to join us online for one of our Christmas Eve Services. Each service will have communion and lighting of our candles.  Beginning December 1st, you can pick up communion cups and candles outside door #3. 



Discipleship Survey


Take the Survey Today

Online Link Below


The Month of November we are focusing on Discipleship. Anyone connected to Carmel UMC is invited to take this Discipleship assessment.  


CLICK HERE for this testimonial video. 

Our goal is to have 51% of all active attenders take the assessment.  It should take 10-15 minutes, depending on how long you take to read/answer the questions.  After submitting the assessment, you have an opportunity to view your results.  There will be accompanying information on how to take steps towards a closer relationship with God as a result.  Your responses are anonymous.  Carmel UMC receives percentages of how people respond (with no names).  After we reach our goal of 51%+, we'll release the overall church results of the assessment. 


1.  Go to http://www.discipleshipsurvey.com/1/
2.  Click on "Use your Access Code" and enter "Indianajoy"
3.  Select "Carmel UMC (northcentral)" as your church.  Enter your information to set up a log-in and password.  Remember your password!
4.  After submitting, use that e-mail and password to log in.  
5.  Click on "Take a Survey"

6.  It is easiest to go one color at a time.  Read all of the squares that are that color.  You will have to scroll down to the bottom, and they will be spread out over the grid.  After reading all the squares of the same color, click on the square that best fits you.  Several squares may apply.  Pick the one you feel is the best answer, or fit.  After you select a square, all of that color will turn grey.  Then pick another color, and repeat the process listed here to choose a square.  Do this until all the squares are grey.  
8.  Hold on, you aren't done yet!  Click on "back to profile" and you will see a link to view your results at the bottom of the screen.  Click on this link to read through your results.  Keep scrolling to read through the provided information for potential next steps.  

9. Need more help, check out this short video on how to take the survey.


Any questions, contact Pastor Adriane at acurtis@carmelumc.org.  

Christmas Tree Sales



CUMC│Front Lawn



The Youth Ministry is hosting their annual Christmas Tree sales.  They have 200 trees coming and all of the proceeds go to support youth missions and help youth pay for future events. We know there are lots of places to get trees, but we would love for your support again this year!

If you are interested in helping (supervise shifts, clean up, etc) contact Lisa Williams at studyingtheword17@gmail.com


Monday-Friday: 5-7:30PM

Saturday: 9-7:00PM

Sundays: 12-5:30PM








Pastor Patt's Book Study


December 2-23

Online or in-person│1PM


Are you in need of a book study for Christmas? Don’t miss this book study by Adam Hamilton and led by Pastor Patti. This study will meet on Wednesday in-person or online. If you are interested contact Pastor Adriane acurtis@carmelumc.org to reserve your copy. Suggested donation for the book (not required) is $13 and can be sent or left in the church office with the memo: Incarnation Study. 


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Angel Tree


Now through Dec. 31

Donate Online


Angel Tree®, a program of Prison Fellowship, reaches out to the children of prisoners and their families with the love of Christ. Through Angel Tree, volunteers are mobilized to deliver a gift, the Gospel, and a personal message of love to children on behalf of their mom or dad in prison. Every Angel Tree parent’s family is also given access to a free, easy-to-read copy of the Bible (available in English or Spanish). It starts with a gift and leads to restored relationships.

In this year's virtual Angel Tree, you have the opportunity to sponsor a gift package by making a financial contribution.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK to contribute online. 







Right Now Media


Online Video Studies



Need a bible study to do at home, your small group or family? Right Now Media is a streaming library of Bible study videos that inspire faith every day of the week.

CLICK HERE  to request a login code.

Christmas Eve Drive-in


Candlelight, Carols & Communion

CUMC Parking Lot │8PM


Join us at Carmel UMC in the East Parking Lot for a 15-20 minute "Drive-in" Candlelight, Carol, and Communion Vigil.  Dress warm and look for the firelight.  Candles and communion can be picked up at any time at door 3 lockers.  We will share in communion, light candles, and sing Silent Night and Joy to the World.  During this vigil, everyone is encouraged to stay in your car or stand at social distance (mask preferred please).  Those who might be alone on Christmas are particularly welcome to join us for this meaning packed vigil.  We will ring in Christmas with ample time to get home, put on pjs and hot chocolate, and join the 9 p.m. traditional worship service online.  


Poinsettia Sign-up


Sign-up Today

$15 per plant │Deadline Dec. 18


The Christmas Eve Services may look a little different but we want tradition to stay the same. Help us fill the sanctuary with beautiful Poinsettias. You can sign-up to sponsor a poinsettia in memory or in honor of someone or family.

There are 2 ways to participate this year.

1. CLICK HERE to sign-up and pay online. 

2. Email Jennifer Hampton at jhampton@carmelumc.org with the dedication information and mail your check to the church with the word “poinsettia” in the memo.

Christmas Card Team


Help Send Cards

Sign-up by December 15


Join the Christmas Card Team and help send cards to the shut-ins at CUMC. This has been a long year so lets spread joy this season. To join the team, contact Barbara Krueger at bkrueger@carmelumc.org.  Deadline to help is December 15th.