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.


Beach Clean-Up

Saturday, Sept. 17th 9am-12pm

Avila Beach

Join Mt. Carmel in partnering with ECOSLO for the 30th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day event on September 17th! Our church has selected the north Avila Beach as its clean-up area. With millions of people visiting our beaches each year, mostly during the summer months, it is important that we leave the beach cleaner than we found it. Your participation is greatly appreciated as it helps minimize the impacts of marine debris on human, animal and environmental health and safety. Please contact Heather Babcock to volunteer for this very special event (music@mtcarmelslo.org). And don't forget to tell her your t-shirt size!


Nursery Attendant Needed!

We are looking for our next great Nursery Attendant! Job Duties:

• Provide Sunday morning nursery care - 8:30am - 12:00pm

• Provide child care during weekly mothers' group meetings on Friday mornings

• Occasionally provide child care for programs and activities at Mt Carmel.

• Ensure that the nursery is maintained and is kept clean land sanitary at all times.

• Maintain attendance records for all events.

• Must possess and maintain current infant/child CPR certification.


If interested contact the church office for a copy of the job description. Open until filled. Pay is approx. $14 p/hr.


Brown Bag Lunch

Join us for a truly interesting Brown Bag Lunch on Friday, September 16, at noon, when our speaker will be Jim Gregory, author and educator. He will be speaking on events in WWII, the Arroyo Grande-Japanese experience.



Caring Ministry

Our Caring Ministry will be meeting next Thursday, September 8th at 9:30am!



Book Group

The Book Group is reading The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America (2010), by Timothy Egan, about the “largest-ever” forest fire that swept across Washington, Idaho, and Montana in 1910, and ultimately helped establish our national forests. A few copies of The Big Burn, one of SLO Library’s Books in Box, are available in the church office/mail room if you would like to read it with us. We will meet on September 11th, at 6:00 pm. Please join us and if you have any questions, please contact Sheryl Huffaker.



Adult Forum Series

Pastor Valerie will continue our seven-week series, "My Neighbor is Muslim."  The series takes a Lutheran look at Islam including basic tenets of the faith, Muslim teachings about Jesus, relations with Christians and Jews, and worship practices. 

As a capstone to this series, we will have as our guest at Adult Forum on Sunday, July 31, Iman Mu’sab Abdullah of Mosque of Nareen to tell us more about his faith and answer questions we may have.  You will want to be on hand to hear the Iman.

The study we will be using can be found at this link. If you have a hand-held device, please bring it and use the above link to follow along in the study.


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.


Women's Retreat

It’s time! Registration for the Women’s Retreat continues after each Sunday service. The theme this year is, “Treasured Hearts.” Hear the story of Mary, the mother of Jesus, as we engage in what it means to treasure the amazing promises of God in our hearts. Our speaker will be Pastor Sarah Sumner-Eisenbraun, Associate and Campus Pastor of Salem Lutheran Church, Glendale. It will be held at La Casa de Maria, Oct. 14 – 16. Total cost; $240, includes lodging, meals and program. Cancellation – $100 penalty


Men's Advance

This Year's Men's Advance theme is "The Masculine Journey" featuring  Rev. Greg Ronning, Mission Developer and Pastor at "The Table," and former Campus Pastor at Texas Lutheran University.  Through individual reflection on the stories of Jacob, Paul and Jesus, pastor Ronning will be our guide seeking what it means to be men of faith.

Cost: $150 per person; includes 5 meals, 2 socials and a powerful time of personal growth through bible study, music, fellowship and recreational activities at El Camino Pines Lutheran Camp.  For further information www.mens-advance.org or contact John Keisler.


Lutheran Chicks

Come join us for a morning moms' group on Friday mornings from 9-11am.  Free childcare is provided in the church nursery.  The Lutheran Chicks meet to support each other and discuss current parenting successes and challenges.  Parenting can be stressful at times and it helps to take a morning off to relax, drink a cup of coffee, and talk with good friends. For more information, contact Ingrid Frokjer.


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!