Jim Thornton is retiring as pastor of Carmel Church as of February 29, 2020. Carmel is planning to honor and celebrate Jim's over 12-year pastorate at Carmel with a luncheon and program on Sunday, February 23, 2020, at 11:00 am in Carmel Hall following worship. We hope you are able to attend this very special event. . . .
As time draws close to my retirement at the end of this month, I sense all the more clearly the wonderful things about being at Carmel as your pastor that I will miss. We have invested our lives together in countless ways: sharing in laughter and in tears, sharing in cooperative efforts and in disagreements, sharing in music and in silence, sharing in profound truths and in frivolous . . .
Our annual Ash Wednesday dinner begins at 6:30 pm in Carmel Hall. Soup and rolls will be provided, but please bring your own soup bowl, salad plate, and utensils. Also, bring a contribution per the following alphabetical list: Cupcakes (A-H), Salads (I-Z). Dinner will be followed by worship service, with the imposition of ashes and communion, in the Chapel at 7:30. Please join us. . . .
Join Pastor Ashley as she moderates and hosts this national movement from NPR’s Krista Tippet, the Civil Conversations Project. Through conversation, we can create the realities that we want to inhabit, using the following grounding virtues: • Adventurous Civility • Hospitality • Generous Listening • Patience • Humility • Words that Matter We’ll gather for meals , potluck styles, because good . . .