The Skinny: February 4, 2018

Headlines & Sunday Announcements

WAREHOUSE TALKS

Tuesday, February 6 @ 6:30pm

Dominique Gilliard will be the keynote speaker at February’s Warehouse Talks event. The theme is “Locked in Solidarity – Responding to Mass Incarceration.” We’ll have a panel discussion featuring voices of folks who have been directly impacted by mass incarceration. There will be Jazz music from Greg Jarrel and refreshments will be provided by Toucan Louie’s.

Doors open at 6:30pm, so come out early to enjoy refreshments from Toucan Louie’s while listening to some excellent live Jazz music from Greg Jarrel.

We will not be offering childcare for this event, so go ahead and plan accordingly. This event is open to everyone, so please spread the word!

ASH WEDNESDAY

Wednesday, February 14 @ 7pm

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a season in which we come to terms with our brokenness and long for the beauty of resurrection. This year, artist, educator, and activist Steve Prince will be leading us to reflect and join the movement from lament to celebration, from dirge to second line, that not only marks the journey of following Jesus, but also finds artistic expression in New Orleans jazz and Prince’s own visual compositions. Anyone is welcome to this evening of art, music, contemplation, and longing.

To learn more about Steve Prince and his work, read more of his biography, view this short documentary, and browse a gallery of his work.

Childcare for infants – preschool will be available.

LENT UNDERGROUND

Sunday mornings, Feb 18-Mar 25 @8:45

As the days lengthen and we turn toward Spring, Lent gives us a time to reflect and examine our lives in preparation for Easter. It’s a season in the church year in Ordinary Time, whose color is traditionally green, “the growing time” – and so much of that growth happens beneath the surface. Lent Underground will be a 6 week series for anyone who longs to grow in relationship with Christ and deepen awareness of God’s movement in their life and in the world. We will use a variety of creative and spiritual formation activities/practices to engage with scripture, both in and out of class.
Sunday mornings, 8:45-9:45
February 18 to Sunday, March 25
Registration deadline: Monday, February 12

Childcare is available.

Questions? Feel free to contact Roxanne Morgan with “Lent Underground” in the subject area.

PARENTS NIGHT OUT

Friday, February 16 @6pm

Let the DR Team members watch your kiddos while you go out on a belated Valentine’s Day date! Or, take a nap. Hey, we don’t judge…

Drop off your kids at Warehouse between 6-6:30pm. We’ll entertain them with crafts, games, and a movie! Feel free to drop the kids off in their pj’s and bring along their pillow and blanket.

For the low, low price of $35 for the first kid and $10 for each additional kid, you’ll receive expert care by people who really love your kids AND dinner, snacks and drinks! That’s right, we’ll even feed them!

Please plan to pick up the kiddos no later than 9:30pm.

Please register so we know how many to plan for, but come prepared to pay at the door with cash or check. All money raised this evening goes to funding the medical mission trip the team will be making to the Dominican Republic in March.


Stuff You Should Know

ASHLEY PARK AND WEST CHARLOTTE/ WAYS TO ENGAGE

ROOM IN THE INN RETURNS TO WAREHOUSE

Sundays, January through March

During the Winter months, Warehouse 242 engages with Room in the Inn as we seek to provide our most vulnerable neighbors with food and a warm place to stay with dignity.  There are ways for small groups as well as individuals to get involved.  From providing meals as an open table experience, sharing in each other’s stories wherever natural, to picking up supplies, to spending the night, there are opportunities for anyone.  Join us in providing radical hospitality on Sunday nights.  Sign up HERE. For more details or questions,  email Kristin Randles.

> Link your Harris Teeter VIC Card to Ashley Park PreK-8 School. They need to be re-linked each school year!

Join the care team: In partnership with Center City Church, Warehouse is committing to care for the staff and teachers in many creative ways!

> Become a Reading Buddy to a kindergartener! The commitment is each Wednesday from 11:30-12:15 at Ashley Park. The first step is campus pre approval and then signing up for Active Reading Training. For more information email Marc Dickmann.

>Donate items for the Ashley Park Greater Enrichment Program. Drop them off in the barrels at Kids Check-In and in the arena.

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