The Skinny: April 29, 2018

Headlines & Sunday Announcements


Sunday, May 6 / 11:45am

Sign up to participate as a contestant in our W242 Students Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser! All proceeds from the event go directly to support our international mission trip to the Dominican Republic this June!

Fourteen (14!!!) students and adults will be partnering with By Grace Alone Ministries to run an ESL day camp for teenagers in the communities north of Santo Domingo, affording them an opportunity to be educated by native English speakers in order to maintain their ESL development over the summer months. The Dominican families have been asking for this opportunity for years, and our students have answered the call!

You can support the mission in two ways:

1) Sign up to bring a crock-pot of chili! The entrance categories are Traditional, Vegetarian, and Most Unique (you can bring a pot and not compete, also). We’ll have a ballot for the community to vote for their favorites in each category, and have awesome one-hundred cent trophies for the top winners! Sign up, then drop off your pot in the gallery before the service on May 6th.

2) Buy a bowl after service! Tickets sold at the door buy you a meal (chili+fixins) and a ballot with which to vote. A single ticket includes unlimited samples and a meal for $8. Get two tickets for just $15. Or feed the whole family (3+ tickets) for only $20! Plus, chili contributors eat for free!

Remember, you don’t need to have a kid in the youth program in order to participate!


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.


Saturday, May 19, 4-6pm

Warehouse is honored to be the host venue for this inspiring evening of storytelling featuring people sharing their stories of overcoming mental illness through creative expression such as essay, poetry, comedy, and music, all aimed at ending the stigma surrounding mental illness. A gallery exhibit, resources, and vendors will also be on hand.

This is a great opportunity to mark National Mental Health Awareness Month. Tickets are $25 and are on sale now.

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.