FOR OUR CHURCH COMMUNITY
Hosts and ushers have responsibilities greeting and assisting visitors during in person worship services.
Organizes and prepares food for various church functions.
Creates artistic tapestries and banners for the Sanctuary building.
A praise band plays contemporary Christian music at the contemporary service, The Altar. Contact: Will Haas
Music at the traditional service features hymns sung by a choir accompanied by piano. Contact: Jane Cutchin
Wednesday Night Kitchen Team
Prepares the weekly Wednesday night dinner. Wednesday night suppers are currently suspended due to the covid-19 pandemic. Contact: Dawn Berry
Creates ornaments that reveal Christian symbols during the Christmas season.
Assists with audio, projector, and livestreaming for Sunday morning services. Contact: Will Haas
Decorative Flowers Team
Creates and displays floral arrangements to decorate the church.
Missions & Maintenance Days
M&M Days are biannual church work days in April and September that involve cleaning and repairing the church facilities as well as undergoing projects to assist church members. Contact: Ken Samuelson
FOR OUR GREATER COMMUNITY
In an effort to meet the needs of those struggling in our community to make ends meet during the covid-19 pandemic, Mount Carmel launched a collection of food and hygiene items for IFC and CORA. We also collect hygiene items and clothes for prisoners and clothes for Durham Rescue Mission.
The collection takes place every Saturday between 9am-11am. For a list of most needed items and details, click HERE.
Contact: Phil Ramos
AHOP Christian Leadership Academy
Mount Carmel is blessed to host a local homeschool group whose goal is to provide a nurturing Christian environment in which students gain an education, prepare for college, and excel in athletics.
Food for the Summer
Mount Carmel supports this program that delivers free and reduced lunches to Chapel Hill/Carrboro school children for the summer.
Contact: Virginia Taylor
Nancy Williams Hundley Group
This group meets on the second Monday of each month 2:00pm - 4:00pm in the Fireplace Room. The group supports a different mission every month, including providing supplies for the Baptist Children’s Home, providing diapers for the Pittsboro Women’s Shelter, serving monthly dinners at the Ronald McDonald House in Chapel Hill, serving refreshments during the annual Yokefellows meeting at the Orange/Alamance prison, and hosting Mount Carmel’s Prayer Breakfast in December. In the summer, the group supports CORA Food Pantry’s summer snack program.
Contact: Judi Bowen or Sue Richardson
This group meets Thursdays at 10:30am in the Craft Room to create blankets and clothing for those in need in our community. This group is open to anyone, at any skill level.
Contact: Dorothy Rand
Holiday Toy Drives
Toys are collected for local children every holiday season.
The church prepares and delivers meals to the surrounding community every Christmas Eve.
Contact: Deb Berry
Community Garden at Mount Carmel
Mount Carmel's garden distributes produce to various local food security programs, including TABLE in Carrboro. All are welcome to volunteer in the garden on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month, between 8:00am - 10:30am.
Visit the garden's Facebook page HERE.
Contact: Mary Paulsgrove
The Orange Prison in Hillsborough houses about 180 inmates. We have worked with the inmates for the last twenty-five years, making a modest financial contribution to support the Chaplain. In addition, we visit with the inmates every Tuesday night, donate hygiene items (soap, toothpaste, shampoo), collect clothing for the men when they work outside the prison, and conduct a religious service with them twice a year. During the holiday season we buy toys for the prisoners' children, sell pecans to support the Chaplain, and help with a Christmas Party for the inmates. We also try to assist with housing and employment when the inmates are released.
Contact: Dick Richardson
College Care Packages
Twice a year in April and November the church sends care packages to college students for encouragement.
A group of care givers for adult loved ones who meet monthly for fellowship and support.
Contact Dorothy Rand
The annual Murdoch Day at Mount Carmel in May is a day of festivities shared with developmentally disabled adults from the Murdoch Developmental Center in Butner.
Contact: Jean Atwater
American Red Cross Shelter
The church building is certified for use as a shelter in the event of a disaster.
Mount Carmel Church Preschool of the warm heart
Mount Carmel is blessed to host a thriving preschool open to our community. Our preschool is a loving and safe Christian environment where children flourish.
Click HERE to visit the preschool's website.
Inter-Faith Council for Social Services
IFC – Mount Carmel regularly donates food to IFC’s Food Pantry and - pre-pandemic - prepared and served a meal at IFC’s Community Kitchen on the third Saturday of every month 9:45am-12:30pm. Contact: Carol Newnam
CROP Hunger Walk – An annual walk in the Spring that raises funds for Church World Service and IFC. Contact: Kimberly Steiner
Project 5,000 – An annual project in April that collects food for IFC’s Food Pantry. Contact: Kimberly Steiner
Back to School Collection - A collection for HomeStart families every August. Contact: Deb Berry
Women on Mission
This group meets on the first Monday of each month at 10:30am in the Fireplace Room. They schedule monthly projects serving various charitable organizations and programs in our community. Some of the projects include providing meals and collecting supplies for the SECU Community House and the Ronald McDonald House as well as CORA Food Pantry. They also provide gifts and supplies to HomeStart families. Every June they host the NC Men’s Dental Bus at Mount Carmel. In December, the group participates in the Women’s Missionary Prayer Breakfast. The group has voluntary $5 monthly dues that are put towards providing financial support for select missionaries, the Global Mission Offering, Women’s Missionary Union of NC, and the Baptist Children’s Home.
Contact: Manna Traas-Chapin
Shut In Baskets
Every December, a basket is made and delivered to shut-ins in our community.
The Country Breakfast
The church prepares an annual breakfast in February open to the community along with a bake sale.
The church hosts BBQs open to the community every year in March and November.
Contact: Dawn Berry