COVID-19 RESPONSE

Staying Connected

242 LIVE

It is good to continue connecting with each other in creative ways. We hope you can join us at 242pm today and every weekday as we go live on Facebook for a few minutes of Scripture meditation, prayer, and pastoral guidance as we dive into the book of James. If you’re not able to join us live, you can access the webcast later on our Facebook page or through this link. Also, if you have a prayer request, pastoral care need, or desire to connect to a virtual group, please fill out our care and connection request form.

For more information on how to stay connected during this time or to follow up on a care or connect request contact Ps. Mike Lawrie at [email protected]

BENEVLOENCE REQUESTS

We affirm that all of God’s children, regardless of their current circumstance, have been equipped with gifts and personal assets by which they can contribute value and beauty to their communities. We all have received from God, and we all have something unique and important to offer God’s world and God’s people.

Our team is available to assist with general budgeting questions, pastoral care, and referrals to other resources across the city of Charlotte, NC. Once you complete our benevolence request form, someone will be back in touch with you within five days or less. Those who submit the necessary forms will be treated with confidentiality, sensitivity and dignity by the Benevolence Team and Pastors.

Who can request benevolence?
[W242 participating members (PMs), attendees, family of PMs, neighbors]

What kind of help can I receive?
People have all kinds of needs, and W242’s Benevolence Fund is set aside to assist those with the following:
Food
Transportation
Housing + Utilities (disaster + emergency relief)
Counselling
Other

What is the process after I complete a request?
Someone from the W242 Benevolence Team will contact you to discuss your request within 5 business days or less of receiving your form. Benevolence is not a loan or given in exchange for services. Cash payments are not given to applicants, so you may be asked for documentation that will help us make direct payments to others on your behalf [utility company, landlord, etc.]. For questions, please write to [email protected]

ASHLEY PARK

Warehouse 242 has agreed to be a supply drop-off site for Ashley Park PreK-8 in order to help stabilize food security for families in need. Please read the attached informational sheet to learn more about how to be involved and pray alongside this effort, but in short, we would love you to consider donating supplies as well as assisting the leaders at Ashley Park as needs emerge.

Thanks to those of you who have already dropped off or ordered donations through the Amazon wish list, all of which is assisting students and their families at Ashley Park school. As coronavirus cases escalate and needs increase, questions are surfacing related to essentials like food, job training, housing, health care, therapy, and more. To help point you and others in a helpful direction, we have compiled a list of Community Resources and organizations who are offering free or reduced cost for essential services.

Note: W242 remains focused alongside Ashley Park PreK-8, while remaining attentive to wherever supplies are needed most across the city. W242 is making other deliveries where possible to continue to assist neighbors in quiet ways, and your donations continue to make a difference in the lives of local children and families.

SWANNANOA CORRECTIONAL CENTER

The Warehouse community has been invited to write notes of support and encouragement to women at the Swannanoa Correctional Center. During lockdown, these women are not allowed interaction with any visitors, volunteers, or groups, and the chaplain has invited our church to fill the walls of their prison chapel with our notes. Art and messages from all ages, including children, would be wonderful, and the more colorful the better! One idea is to write out phrases from 1 Thessalonians or Mark that are standing out to you as we study these passages together, but any creative expression of love is welcome. Please scan your notes and email them to Steph Vander Lugt, who is coordinating this effort on behalf of our church and Changed Choices, one of our core justice partners.

COMMUNITY-WIDE RESOURCES

As coronavirus cases escalate and needs increase, questions are surfacing related to essentials like food, job training, housing, health care, therapy, and more. To help point you and others in a helpful direction, we have compiled a list of Community Resources and organizations who are offering free or reduced cost for essential services.

SCREENING CENTER LOCATIONS – Dedicated coronavirus screening services are now located outside several of Novant Health medical centers, including a drive-up option at certain screening locations. These sites are designed to be convenient for individuals who have symptoms and want prompt screening. The centers will be open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Novant Health Screening Center − Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic, 3149 Freedom Drive Charlotte, NC 28208
  • Novant Health Screening Center − Highland Oaks, 600 Highland Oaks Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
  • Novant Health Screening Center − Matthews, 3330 Siskey Parkway, Matthews, NC 28105
  • Novant Health Screening Center − Kernersville, 111 Gateway Center Drive, Kernersville, NC 27284
  • Novant Health Screening Center − Huntersville, 16525 Holly Crest Lane, Suite 120, Huntersville, NC 28078

People who have no symptoms will not be screened at these locations. Visiting a screening center when you have no symptoms could increase your risk of exposure and put a strain on resources for those who need them most.

For information on screening centers or coronavirus, please call 877-9NOVANT.

SELF-ASSESSMENT TOOL NOW AVAILABLE – Novant Health has launched a self-guided assessment tool to help patients determine if they should seek care. The self-guided assessment tool can be found here.