The Skinny: January 12, 2020
HEADLINES & SUNDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS
FOLLOW SERIES COMMUNITY READING PLAN
Sunday, December 29, 2019 – April 12, 2020
Join us each week as we dive deeper into the book of Mark. To go along with the new series, we’ve created a great community Bible reading plan. In this time between Christmas and Easter, we’re going to journey through Mark’s Gospel together and explore the vast terrain between Jesus’ birth and resurrection. In doing so, our hope is that we would come to know Jesus in a deeper way and respond resolutely to the call to follow him.
BRYN GILLETTE “HAITI – BEYOND THE RUINS” ARTIST EXHIBITION & TALK
Friday, January 17, 2020 ~ 7:00pm-9:00pm
The Gallery at Warehouse 242 presents “Haiti- Beyond The Ruins” Paintings by artist Bryn Gillette. Featuring paintings as door-size portals that are declarations of hope, inner groanings for justice made visible, and a plea for God’s Spirit to renew Haiti’s destiny.
DIVINE CONSPIRACY COHORT
Sunday, January 19, 2020 – Sunday March 22, 2020 ~ 8:30am-9:30am
For many of us, we can celebrate our love for Jesus but we do not have regular, healthy, honest patterns of true discipleship. Dallas Willard, in his book The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering our Hidden Life in God, aptly writes, “We fail to be disciples only because we do not decide to be. We do not intend to be disciples. It is the power of the decision and the intention over our life that is missing.
During our gatherings we will engage this brilliant book which skillfully weaves together biblical teaching, popular culture, science, scholarship, and spiritual practice, revealing what it means to “apprentice” ourselves to Jesus. Using Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount as his foundation, Willard masterfully explores life-changing ways to experience and be guided by God on a daily basis, resulting in a more authentic and dynamic faith.
DR SUMMER ESL STUDENT & ADULT INTEREST MEETING
Sunday, January 19, 2020 ~11:45am -12:15PM
Saturday, January 18, 2020 – Monday January 20, 2020
SnowFest 2020 is a weekend of adventure, friendship, worship and ridiculous new-year frivolity is open to all middle school and high school students, as well as friends! We’ll be staying at a spacious lodge in Banner Elk, arriving in time for lunch on Jan 18th and departing after breakfast on the 20th. Skiiiiiiiing/tubing is self pay at Sugar Mountain on Saturday and Sunday, and if teens would rather stay warm at the lodge we’ll have tons of games, movies, crafts and indoor/outdoor activities to keep them busy. We’ll conclude the evenings with worship and s’mores. Registration will be $135 per person. Scholarships are also available, and you can save $10 with early-bird pricing if you register by midnight on December 19th.
Thursday, January 23, 2020 ~ 7:00pm
Social Pioneers is a social group for adults centered around fun and games. Join us this month as we explore Optimist Hall together! Optimist Hall is all about moving our city’s food, trade and culture forward. With a name that recalls the beginnings of the industrial South, and a space dedicated to innovation, sustainability, experimentation and historic preservation, it reminds Charlotte of who we are and who we’ll become. Make plans to join us for this time of fellowship.
NEW BUILDING & GROUNDS VOLUNTEER TEAM
Do you like to get your hands dirty? Do you love our home at 2307 Wilkinson Blvd? Our new building & grounds team will be available to tackle various odd jobs around our building and grounds (simple repairs, grounds maintenance, minor painting, etc.) outside of our annual Building Beautiful Days. If you are interested in helping to keep our building hospitable, comfortable and safe for our visitors, members and children, please contact Bob Gluck.
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 Cameo Carter.
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