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Help Dave's recovery by sending photos and/or video messages. All photos and videos should include your name and maybe a short message. (Example: "Hi Dave, this is (YOUR NAME) wishing you a speedy recovery".) Share news about your family, talk about a special memory you share, or what you're looking forward to doing once he's better. Digital photos and videos may be emailed to Janet at Physical photos may be dropped off at Mt. Carmel and we'll make sure they reach the family each week.

IF YOU NEED HELP WITH VIDEOS OR PHOTOS --- MaryAnn will be in Quist Hall after worship on 9/4 to record your video message or to take a digital photo. Blank notecards are available if you would like to write a short message.
Over the next few weeks we are creating a mural on the back wall of the sanctuary. The focus of this mural is leaves with photos of people who attend Mt. Carmel.

Stop by Quist Hall and have your photo taken by MaryAnn after church this Sunday. Can't make it this week? No Problem! We'll have opportunities for family pictures all month. 
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Worship at Mt. Carmel
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REMINDER: If you cannot join us in person for any reason, please use the link below to join us on Zoom. 

Link to Sunday Zoom Worship
Meeting ID: 849 4786 1947
Passcode: 591300

COMMUNION: All are invited to join in communion. If you are on Zoom, please prepare your elements (crackers or bread, and juice or wine) before service begins.
Most of our worship services and activities are held in-person and on Zoom. If you would like to join from home, please use the links listed here. We look forward to seeing you!

Link to SUNDAY morning Zoom Service 
Sundays at 9:30 AM
For telephone: 669 900 9128
Meeting ID: 849 4786 1947

Passcode: 591300

Link to Tuesday Book Discussion
Tuesdays at 7:00 PM
For Telephone: 669 900 9128
Meeting ID: 862 7971 6007
Passcode: 419787

Link to Wednesday Evening Services
Wednesdays at 7:00 PM
For Telephone: 669 444 9171
Meeting ID: 867 5095 6162
Passcode: 695333

Friday Morning Bible Study
Fridays at 10:30 AM
In person at Mt. Carmel

Link to SATURDAY morning Bible study,
Saturdays at 8:30 AM
For telephone: 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 831 5325 2589
Passcode: 690622

Link to Church Council Meeting
Thursday, September 15 at 6:00pm
For telephone: 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 867 7861 7310
Passcode: 950386

Mt. Carmel YouTube channel, Watch replays of the Sunday sermon.
Church News and Notes
September 11: God's Work, Our Hands - We're assembling approximately 100+ bags to share with our neighbors in need. You are invited to donate items listed here, or make a monetary donation. Items still needed are: Fruit snacks, 16.9oz bottled water, Vienna Sausage. Whether you donate or not, everyone is invited to assemble bags during the Adult Forum.
September 18: Fundraiser BBQ - You're all invited to a fundraising BBQ featuring our very own Road Kill Grill and live entertainment from the SLO Strummers. Angie Salazar from Iglesia Santa Cruz will join us during worship to share information about ISC.

Monies from this fundraiser will be used to pay for an off-site storage unit for ISC. A Thirivent Action Team is available for online giving.
CLICK HERE for the Thrivent Team page.
September 25: Rally Day and Fall Kick Off - Children's Sunday School and Adult Forum both kick off today. Rally Day will feature a bounce house and root beer floats. Schedules for Adult Forums are later in this publication. Please contact Bob Grosse with your ideas and suggestions for future Adult Forums.
The Women’s Retreat is Coming Back!!
Ladies, mark your calendars for November 11–13 for 'The Retreat'! The location this year is the St. Francis Retreat Center in San Juan Bautista. The drive time is very similar to the drive time to La Casa de Maria where we have been many times.
The speaker’s name and topic are still pending, but get these dates on your calendars! Those of you who have been in the past know about the wonderful experience of a Retreat. This is not just for Mt. Carmel! If you have a friend/relative that enjoys fellowship, spiritual enrichment, food, and fun, invite them to join us!
Any questions? Please contact Nancy Priddy,
Adult Forums for this fall will begin September 25 with a Town Hall discussion of events and plans by the Church Council. The tentative schedule of Adult Forums for October Is:
October 2 – Ministry Fair – Info and a chance to join in on our Ministry Teams
October 9 -  “Do It Yourself Creation” Bible study based on the Creation story from Genesis Chapters One-Two-Three.
October 16 – “Do It Yourself Creation’ Bible study continued.
October 24 – Presentation on the Senior Housing Project progress with Hosts Ryan McKinley - President, and Marty Fuller - Construction Superintendant of McKinley Construction. Plans include a walking tour of the project.
October 30 – Reformation Day Bible Study 

The Adult Education Team is recruiting congregation members interested in helping plan the Adult Forum topics for the year. If you are interested,  please contact Bob Grosse, Adult Ed Team leader.
At the June 2022 Annual Meeting, our congregation approved a commitment to raise $40,000 in addition to the proposed budget to complete necessary repairs and improvements to our roofing, landscape, and drainage issues. “Cover The Roof” has been adopted as the fundraiser slogan and is ready to begin.

Watch this space in the Vistas for information concerning this fundraising project. To kick off the project, members of the council and the planning team have already committed to pledges of $15,700, leaving a balance of at least $24,300 to be raised elsewhere. All members of the congregation are being asked for their support in addition to your normal giving.

To contribute by check, make a note of “Facility Repairs” on the memo line. If you make your contributions by credit card or by E-checks let the Financial Secretary, Carol Grosse, know that your donation is for the fund raising project.
Tuesday Evening Book Discussion Group
If Grace is True
by Philip Gulley and James Mulholland
Two pastors present their belief in eternal salvation for all through God′s perfect grace. Long disturbed by the Church′s struggle between offering both love and rejection, they discover what God wants from us and for us: grace for everyone.
New Matching Funds Challenge for SLO Food Bank
This is a time when peoples’ budgets are stretched, and the need for nutritious food is great.  An anonymous angel in our congregation is making it possible for us to really make a difference.  Every dollar you donate to the SLO County Food Bank will be doubled, turning your dollar into 14 healthy meals!

This is an exciting opportunity for our congregation to make a difference in our community.

Donations may be made online at:  Remember to note “Mt. Carmel”

Or by check to:
Food Bank of SLO County
1180 Kendall Rd.
San Luis Obispo, CA  93401
Be sure to note “Mt Carmel Matching Funds” on the memo line.
Thank you for your support. Please continue to help those struggling with food insecurity at our sister congregation. Items that are always needed are:

We'll gladly do the shopping if you perfer to make a cash donation on Sunday.

If you're not sure what to bring, or want to add some variety, here is a suggested donation schedule:

1st Sundays - Rice & Beans
2nd Sundays - Masa & Oil
3rd Sundays - Sugar & Salt
4th Sundays - Laundry/Dish Soap & Pesonal hygeine items (men & women)
5th Sundays - Socks and Undies (All ages/genders)

Gift cards and Thrivent Grants are also welcome. 
We'd love to hear from you. Please call or email with your questions or comments. 

Phone: 805-544-2133
or on Facebook at

Prayer requests may be sent to the church office by email or phone

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