The Skinny: September 15, 2019
Headlines & Sunday Announcements
242 BENEVOLENCE CAMPAIGN
August & September 2019
During our “242” teaching series, we are revisiting our founding verses in Acts 2:42-47 and exploring how the Spirit is leading us to improvise life together today. Part of this life together involves radical generosity toward those in need, so during the months of August and September, we are praying for 242 people to give $242 to our benevolence fund. This fund is used in beautiful ways to care for those in need both within and outside our church community, and we are excited to continue doing so in transformative ways. To contribute $242 to this campaign, text 242 BEN to 704-445-5242 or visit our giving page and select “Benevolence” from the drop-down menu.
ASHLEY PARK UNIFORM GIFT REGISTRY
September & October 2019
Ashley Park has been ranked as the highest poverty school in the district. One of the implications of that ranking is that there are students who need help acquiring uniforms to last throughout the year. There is no financially supportive PTA, and the school relies on Community Partners to stock the clothes closet so that replacement uniforms are not paid for out of the pockets of the staff and teachers. In response, Warehouse has set up a Target Gift Registry! Go online and pick out some items from the registry. Many of them are currently on sale – you can get a shirt and pants for $12. You can choose to have your items delivered directly to Warehouse 242 where we will sort them and deliver them.
CALL FOR SMALL GROUP LEADERS
Sunday, September 22, 2019 ~ 12:00pm-1:00pm
Feeling inspired to lead others in our community? We are looking for small group leaders to step into this calling. Join us and see what being a small group leader entails.
ASHLEY PARK READING MENTOR TRAINING
Thursday, September 19, 2019 ~ 6:30pm
We’ve been invited once again to hang out with kindergartners as Reading Mentors! We’d love to fill the classrooms this year so that every child has a Buddy. If you were involved last year, you do not need to take the Active Reading Training class again. However, you WILL need to complete the CMS Pre-Approval Form.
This year there will also be an opportunity to participate in the HELPS program. You would be paired up with three 3rd graders for 10-15 minute one-on-one tutoring sessions. This is a one hour, once a week commitment. There is also opportunity to connect with the new Augustine Literacy Project!
There are multiple Active Reading and HELPS training dates and locations. For questions and to sign up, contact Marc Dickmann, Director of Education and Community at Freedom Communities via email at [email protected]
WAREHOUSE MUSICIANS’ GATHERING
Sunday, September 22, 2019 ~ 11:30am-12:30pm
Please join us for a gathering of Warehouse musicians to discuss where we are and where we are headed as a community of musicians. We look forward to getting to know you and growing together as a community!
SOCIAL PIONEERS GAME NIGHT
Thursday, September 26, 2019 ~ 7:00pm-9:00pm
Social Pioneers is a social group for adults centered around fun and games. This month the Social Pioneers are rolling dice @ Brewers at 4001 Yancey Rd. Come join us for Beer, Bites and Board Games! ALL ADULTS are invited!! If you are Single, Married, have kids, don’t have kids… This is for our entire adult community! This is a great way to get engaged, meet new people, connect with old friends, discover common interests with others, and laugh with one another! Contact Jenn McGee via email at [email protected] if you have any questions.
FREEDOM CITIES AWAKENING – FRIENDSHIP. SOLIDARITY. RENEWAL
Friday, September 27 – Sunday, September 29, 2019 at Movement School
W242 is honored to participate in Freedom Cities Awakening. Ultimately, this is about city-wide restoration and awakening of families, communities, and churches through Spirit-led revival. Join others from the city of Charlotte under the tent as we unite for citywide awakening and restoration. You can participate in one or all of the revival services. See the Father move through powerful praise, worship, and his word.
On Sunday, September 29, Warehouse will have a one-hour service at 10am, you are encouraged to join others from the West side for a 12pm outdoor service at Movement School. Pastor Wes will be speaking and a band led by Kristin Randles will lead us in celebration. Kids Warehouse will operate as usual during our service at Warehouse 242, and children are welcome to attend the 12pm service at the Movement School (no child care).
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC INTEREST GATHERING
Sunday, September 29, 2019 ~ 8:30am-9:30am
Are you praying about attending a DR Trip next year? Let’s get together! All are welcome (child care & food provided), for those who want to learn more about one of W242’s Core Partners in the Dominican Republic with BGA (by grace alone). This meeting will touch on the Big Picture details of our 2020 DR Medical Solidarity Trip and ESL Solidarity Trip, the details, and more. Join us before church in the Blue Room. With limited spots, the DR Team(s) will fill up fast!
Sundays, October 6, 2019 – November 24, 2019
BE THE BRIDGE COHORT
Sundays, October 6 – January 19, 2020
Waging Peace in a world of trauma is one of our new core areas of action at W242. In weekly Sunday morning gatherings, we will explore how Jesus promotes the strength of non-violence and healing to be the bridge across human lines that divide. Be the Bridge is a cohort to inspire the church to have a distinctive and transformative response to racial division – to inspire the church to be present and intentional towards racial reconciliation through listening, humility, and solidarity.
2019 MEN’S RETREAT
Friday, October 18-Sunday October 20, 2019
Calling all men in our community and beyond. The mountains are calling you! Mark your calendars for the weekend of October 18-20!
Stuff You Should Know
At the end of every month we send out an email letting you know what we’ve got coming up. If you’d like to be on that list, email Jenn McGee.
Click HERE to see the most recent email.