Hey parents! Drop off the kiddos and take an afternoon to do some of the things you've been putting off.....
...Do some last minute shopping
...Go on a date with your special someone
...Take a nap
Scan the QR code - or simply click the image - to complete the online regristration form for your child(ren). Sign up soon, only 30 spots are available.
Contact Deanna Schultze with any questions.
It's Angel Tree Time!
A reminder that your gifts for the Angel Tree are due back at Mt. Carmel this Sunday, December 12. Gifts may be left in the sanctuary under the brightly lit Angel Tree.
Worship at Mt. Carmel
Please use the links listed here to join any of our worship services and Bible studies. We look forward to seeing you!
REMINDER: Our indoor worship continues to require all participants remain masked and observe social distancing throughout the worship service. Opportunites to socialize unmasked are available outdoors before and after the service.
Church News and Notes
This Sunday, December 12: Pastor Richard continues a three-week series on the Gospel of Luke, an introduction to the principle book for the gospels during the coming year.
SLO County Facial Covering Mandate
A Health Officer Order requiring facial coverings for all individuals in public indoor settings, regardless of vaccine status, remains in effect for SLO County. Please use the links below for more information about the mask mandate, testing locations, isolation & quarantine instructions, press releases, and more.
We've purchased poinsettias to decorate the sanctuary at Christmas. You are invited to sponsor one of these beautiful plants for $10 each, and to share a special dedication that will be printed in the December 19 & 26 bulletins.
To participate, please complete the card found on the ushers’ table at the back of the sanctuary. Attach your cash or check to the card with the paper clip provided and place it in the basket near the table. If you are attending church on Zoom and would like to participate, please call MaryAnn in the office for assistance. Thank you.
The Bright Star of Bethlehem devotions for Advent are a gift from the sponsors of our recent photo exhibition. The daily devotions are written by members of The Bright Stars of Bethlehem Board and worshipfully focus on the life and experiences of the Christians of Bethlehem living in a land occupied by Israeli armed forces. The devotions point out how the "little town of Bethlehem" is persevering in the 21st Century. Copies are available in the narthex. Please help yourself.
Sunday, December 19
Cookies! Cookies! Cookies!
We are asking for donations of cookies - baked or bought - for coffee time following the Christmas play. Please bring your cookie donations to the church kitchen on Sunday, December 19. Thank you!
You may contact Deanna Schultze with any questions.
Gift cards are easy to purchase and easy to transport. All gift cards are presented to Pastor Esteban Salazar at Iglesia Santa Cruz. Pastor Salazar distributes the cards to different families each month, as needed.
Thrivent grants are always a blessing. Your Thrivent dollars are generally used to purchase items from the list above. Please contact Steve Bennett if you would like more information about Thrivent grants.
The annual SLO Food Bank Challenge was met in November for a total of $12,000 which purchased 84,000 meals. Highest kudos to all of the Hunger Heroes at Mount Carmel.
Matching Gifts Challenge Benefitting the SLO County Food Bank
The new donation site is up and running. Please click the link below for more information.
If you prefer to donate to the matching funds challenge by check, make your check out to the SLO County Food Bank. Write Mt. Carmel Matching Funds Drive on the memo line so that your donation will be properly credited. Mail to:
Food Bank Coalition of SLO County
1180 Kendall Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Please do not route your food bank donations through Mount Carmel. Doing so will delay your donation and make tracking the matching funds challenge donations difficult for the food bank.
Thank you to Mount Carmel for your always generous spirit!
We'd love to hear from you. Please call or email with your questions or comments.
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Prayer requests may be sent to the church office by email or phone
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