The Skinny: April 22, 2018

Headlines & Sunday Announcements


Sundays, April 15- May 20 / 8:45-9:45am

All of us long for true belonging, and all of us have a dream of what that looks like. In reality, however, our search for belonging is often a whole lot messier, more uncomfortable, and more awkward than we imagined it would be. What do we do when our dream for belonging clashes with reality?In our effort to belong to a church, we are also searching for a meaningful story, authentic community, beautiful truth, faithful friends, compelling mission, and a place that feels like home.

In this six-week class and conversation, we will explore various practical barriers to belonging, the things we can do address those barriers, the wild side of the search for belonging that is out of our control, and the opportunities along the way to embrace more deeply our mysterious belonging to Christ and his body. Will you embrace the invitation? Will you extend the invitation to others? Please join us for a beautiful, honest, and necessary conversation on the important subject of belonging. Childcare will be provided.


Tuesday, May 8, 6:30-8:30pm

In a well-known study by the Equality of Opportunity Project, Charlotte ranks dead last out of America’s 50 largest cities in the area of economic mobility. While education, family stability, career readiness, and other strategies are critical, could it be that the arts are an untapped resource for addressing upward mobility?

How are the arts crucial in holistic development and educational success? How could the arts help us come to terms with our history of segregation and exclusion while giving us new ways of imagining the future together? How might arts organizations, networks, and advocates lead the way in providing opportunity for those who lack social capital? Join us for this evening of stimulating conversation and new possibilities.

Stuff You Should Know


> Link your Harris Teeter VIC Card to Ashley Park PreK-8 School. They need to be re-linked each school year!

Join the care team: In partnership with Center City Church, Warehouse is committing to care for the staff and teachers in many creative ways!

> Become a Reading Buddy to a kindergartener! The commitment is each Wednesday from 11:30-12:15 at Ashley Park. The first step is campus pre approval and then signing up for Active Reading Training. For more information email Marc Dickmann.

>Donate items for the Ashley Park Greater Enrichment Program. Drop them off in the barrels at Kids Check-In and in the arena.