The Skinny: May 27, 2018

Headlines & Sunday Announcements


Wednesday, May 30 / 7pm

Join us in the coffee room for a time of worship and conversation. Our theme this month is Longevity and our panel of veteran, wise, old dudes will lead us in a discussion on taking a Long View/Long Walk as it pertains to relationships, work, and church.  We are aware that we are living in an age of the easy out, the redirection, the avoiding pain/issues but there is much to be gleaned from taking the Long View.  Matt Shaughnessy will be leading us in worship through song as well.  Don’t miss it!


Thursday, May 31, 7pm

Are you a Reading Buddy? Do you volunteer at AP? Are you interested in caring for staff & teachers? You’re invited to celebrate the school year, share stories, and find ways to stay involved as we deepen our partnership in the coming school year.

We plan to gather all AP volunteers from W242 on a quarterly basis for encouragement, shared learning, and storytelling. Our first time together will be on May 31 at 7pm in the Coffee Room. We look forward to seeing you there!


Starting Soon At Homes Around The City

It is a struggle to do everything, be everywhere, know everything, yes? Do you ever experience frustration with your limitations? The good news is that our limitations are by design!

You are invited to join us in a short term group to consider the character of God that, by design, is everything, everywhere, and all-knowing. We will gather in small groups around town to read and discuss the book, None Like Him by Jen Wilkin (Check it out on Amazon). We’re still working on nailing down the timing, but it will be starting soon!

Each chapter of the book is about a trait of God that we could never have (in theology terms =  incommunicable traits) and we will discuss one chapter each week and explore how these traits call us to embrace our limits and invite us to celebrate the freedom that comes when we rest in letting God be God. Please email [email protected] to sign-up or for more information.


Thursday, June 7, 7pm / The Warehouse 242 Arena

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. changed the course of American history and remains one of the country’s most revered and iconic leaders. Set over the final 36 hours of Dr. King’s life, “I Dream” celebrates the man, his inner struggles and the movement he championed. This very human story looks back on the early days of the movement that would reshape America and transform the preacher from Atlanta into an American icon. “I Dream”, the rhythm & blues opera by Douglas Tappin, is being produced for the 50th commemoration of Dr. King’s assassination and coincides with the 55th anniversary of his historic March on Washington. Using opera, jazz and popular musical styles, composer/librettist Tappin honors the man and the legend who became almost mythical in his pursuit of a dream.

Join us as we partner with Opera Carolina, ArtsCharlotte, and other area churches and organizations to discuss this show, Dr. King, and the impact both have had. You do not need to have seen the play to attend.

We’re sorry, but childcare will not be provided for this event.


Are you a writer? Do you like to process your thoughts on paper? Have you been itching for a way to explore more through words?
This summer, Warehouse has a few ways that we want to challenge writers and written word artists to interact with our teaching, our community, and our sense of belonging. If you’d like to hear more or participate, email Kelly Brunk and we’ll get you some more information!


Thanks to ever-evolving technology, Warehouse is able to offer multiple ways to financially support the mission that God has given us. Check out this guide to learn about our online portal, mobile apps, and text-to-give options. Questions? contact Bob Gluck.

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.