Upcoming Events

We welcome visitors to Mt. Carmel! If you'd like more information about any of the events posted on this page, please contact the church office.


Fellowship of Faiths

Mark your calendar for Saturday, Oct. 29 @ Mt. Carmel. Once again, Mt. Carmel will have the opportunity gather with members of the Mosque of Nasreen and UMC, for an afternoon of conversation, relaxing, and of course, eating. There will be no planned program, no speakers. Rather, this will be a chance to spend time in fellowship and fun, as God’s children, of multiple faith traditions. The afternoon begins at 4:00 with possible basketball, playing, relaxing and conversation. Bring a potluck dish of your choice to share, because at 5:00, we will move inside for a meal and more time to get to know folk you haven’t met before. Please don’t miss this very important event. It will be amazing! We’re going to need lots of help to make this day great, so if you would like to volunteer, please contact Nancy Priddy.



Brown Bag Lunch

Our County was a raging wild fire. There were multitudes of fire fighters out risking their lives trying to control this unyielding inferno. And the Red Cross was there, providing shelter, food, and comfort for those responders who were trying to protect the hillsides and homes. Join us on Friday, Oct. 21, at noon, when our guest speaker for the Brown Bag Lunch Group will be a Red Cross volunteer. He will speak about all the planning involved and the thousands of hours volunteered to give the fire fighters what they needed, physically and mentally, to keep fighting. Bring your brown bag lunch, a friend, and your enthusiasm. Don’t miss this one.



People's Kitchen

Mt. Carmel volunteers provide a hot meal for People's Kitchen on the first Friday of each month. If you would like to provide a hot dish, salad, milk or canned fruit with 12 hearty servings three times in the next year (and you're not already a volunteer) please contact Laura Krueger.



Book Group

Please join the Book Group in reading Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End (2014) by Atul Gawande. Best selling author and surgeon, Gawande, talks about the limitations of the medical profession, arguing that the “quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families.” We will meet on October 23rd, at 6:00 pm at Pat Ramsay’s home for engaging discussion. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Sheryl Huffaker.



Adult Forum Series

October 23 — Pastor Valerie will present a series “Living A Lutheran,” a look at Lutheran practices, traditions and doctrines in a discussion setting. Ever wonder why we are called “Lutherans”?—It wasn’t Martin Luther’s idea...come and 􀏐ind out more about us.

October 30: Reformation Sunday — Pastor Jake Parsons will talk about the background of the Reformation and what happened before those 95 theses got nailed to the church door.


Calling All Volunteers!

We are looking for new faces to help serve on Sunday mornings.  The opportunites are endless, and you can custom order your job :)  If you love your morning cup of joe, consider brewing the hot goodness for others before one of the services.  If you are tech-savvy, we need help with power point projections for both services. If you love serving others in receiving the Lord's Supper, sign up as a Communion Assistant.  And if you have a great smile and give warm hugs or handshakes, you would make a stellar Greeter!  Please call the church office if you would like to contribute in any way.


Friday Morning Bible Study

Join us off-site every Friday morning from 10:30-12:00 at Steynberg Gallery on Monterey in SLO for good coffee, conversation, and in-depth studies of God's Word. This group is self-directed and includes participants from other churches in the area. Our topics range from Women of the Bible to Paul's letters to issues of faith and spirituality. We welcome anyone who wants to come, whether it be for one morning or every Friday morning!