The Skinny: July 16, 2017
Headlines & Sunday Announcements
July 26 @ 5:30pm / Seversville Park
In partnership with the West Side Community Land Trust, QC Family Tree interns and high schoolers have been engaged in a Community Listening Project this summer. Throughout the past several weeks, they have visited with West Side residents and asked them to share stories on “What makes you feel at home? What is your favorite part of this neighborhood?” They have collected audio and visual stories and will post them online as well as give them to local visual and musical artists to reinterpret in various forms. On July 26th, the music, visuals, and other community engaged art will be exhibited at a big picnic celebration of this project.
Warehouse Men’s Retreat / SAVE THE DATE
October 20-22 in Montreat
The Warehouse Men are heading back to beautiful Montreat this Fall. There will be feats of strength, hiking, brewery tours, and all manner of manly-type stuff to do. And there will be some great opportunities to connect with other guys in the community. Matt Bradner is the guest speaker this year, so you won’t want to miss it. Registration will officially open in August, but go ahead and mark your calendars!
Stuff You Should Know
ASHLEY PARK / GEP PROGRAM UPDATE
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