The Skinny: December 16, 2018

Headlines & Sunday Announcements

CHANGED CHOICES CHRISTMAS BANQUET WAS A SUCCESS!

We were honored to host this event last weekend, and we were also grateful that the impending winter weather held off and only kept a few families from being able to attend.

The music, teaching, and food were all fantastic, but the best part of the day was watching the families enjoy themselves and be loved and pampered by an amazing group of volunteers. Thank you so much to everyone at Warehouse who gave up time to make sure these families felt loved and honored! We hope to do it all again next year, if not before!

STRENGTHENING YOUR MARRIAGE

5 Sundays in January and February, 3:30-5:30pm / The Blue Room

Connect in community while learning practical relationship skills that can strengthen your marriage and family, increase your good will and deposit loving feelings toward one another. Topics covered include listening well, speaking appropriately, negotiation, how our family of origin impacts us and our relationships, and other communication tools. This will be time well spent as an investment in your marriage and future.

The dates of the class are January 13, 20, 27, and February 10 & 17. We’ll gather from 3:30-5:30 at W242 in the Blue Room.

There is a small fee of $25/couple to cover materials.

This marriage enrichment is being led by Mark and Pam Taft, Participating Members at Warehouse and Professional Marriage Coaches. Feel free to email them with questions at [email protected]

Please indicate on your registration if you’ll need childcare.

A group of 29 folks will be heading back to the DR in February to assist local doctors and dentists at a vital medical clinic. This year instead of each team member doing their own fundraising, we have chosen to collectively raise the money needed, and give each member of our community the opportunity to invest in the lives of our neighbors to the south. Click here to read about how your money will be used. There is a link included to make it easy for you to give!


Stuff You Should Know

ASHLEY PARK / GEP PROGRAM UPDATE

Check out our most recent update about Ashley Park PreK-8.

As a part of our mission to cultivate missional followers of Jesus, we are committed to investing in West Charlotte and in key partnerships around the world, and your participation is more important than ever.

Here are some ways you can get involved:
> Link your Harris Teeter VIC Card to Ashley Park PreK-8 School
Join the care team whose job it is to encourage and support the faculty and staff at Ashley Park
Mentor a student in reading. Our goal is to increase from 4 to 15 mentors by the end of February!
>Donate items for the Ashley Park Greater Enrichment Program. Drop them off next week in the barrels at Kids Check-In and in the arena.
> Contribute funds towards the Ashley Park first ever field trip! You can give online (choose West Charlotte in the drop down menu) or drop a check in the offering basket with Ashley Park in the memo. For more info, email Kelly Brunk.
Learn about how you can invest in and support our Dominican, Zimbabwean, and Rwandan neighbors

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