Affinity Groups

We believe one of the best ways to get to know others and experience God is by following our passions. So, we have Affinity Groups. These groups center on a common interest (ie, reading, art, backpacking, etc.) while integrating conversations about spiritual issues. These groups are open to anyone. We encourage you to reach out to whatever group interests you, or if you’d like to start a group of your own, contact us at info@warehouse242.org.

STUDIO 242 / THIRD TUESDAYS

3RD Tuesday @ 7.00pm / Caribou Coffee on Fairview Rd.
Studio242 is an opportunity to engage and inspire creative types in our community. Each month we gather to share ideas, work, & creative collaboration. If you are an artist or just want to explore your creative side, we hope you’ll join us.
Contact: Jonathan Grauel / jonathan@grauel.net

WOMEN’S BOOK CLUB / SECOND SATURDAYS

2ND Saturday @ 10.00am /  Julia’s Coffee on N. Wendover
We’ll meet upstairs in the loft. Come a few minutes early to grab a beverage and breakfast item, if desired.
Contact: Liz Mitchell / efmitche@gmail.com

2016 Book Club Schedule:
January 9: Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (fiction)
February 13: Ethan From by Edith Wharton (fiction, available free from Project Gutenberg, www.gutenberg.org)
March 12: The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt (non-fiction)
April 9: The Blue Castle by Lucy Maud Montgomery (fiction) **Available free to download on Project Gutenberg-Australia (www.gutenberg.net.au)
May 14: The Lemon Tree: An Arab, A Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East by Sandy Tolan (non-fiction)
June 11: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson (non-fiction) **Me Before You will be available at the June meeting to borrow through the library bookclub kits**
July 9: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (fiction)
August 13: In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume (fiction)
September 10: Guests on Earth by Lee Smith (fiction)
October 8: Interrupted: When Jesus Wrecks You Comfortable Christianity by Jen Hatmaker (non-fiction)
November 12: The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro (fiction)
December 10: Annual Book Exchange & Planning Party for 2016

ACOUSTIC FARM JAM (MUSIC & WORSHIP) / SECOND SUNDAYS

2nd Sunday @ 5:00pm – On hiatus until April 2016
Join us for our monthly Acoustic Farm Jam! Come join musicians and listeners alike to enjoy organic musical creativity in a relaxed atmosphere. No musical talent required but all musical talent welcome!

The April Farm Jam is being combined with a community pig picking on Saturday, April 30th. Stay tuned for more details!

For details and the farm address, contact: Carrie Reinhardt / reinhardt.carrie@gmail.com

WELL-SEASONED SUPPER CLUB

For those of you who are new to the idea, this is simply a group of fifty-somethings plus/”empty-nesters” who want to engage in community with other individuals in that same age bracket/life stage.  We’re a diverse group … some of us are married and some are single; some have grown children who’ve left home; some still have a few kiddos in the nest; and some do not have children at all.  No matter what your situation, if you fall into the fifty-something plus crowd or are working through the challenges of an “empty nest”, we’d love to have you join us.  Typically, we will meet for a potluck dinner at one of our group member’s homes on the 2nd Saturday of every other month.  Remaining scheduled dates for 2016 are May 14, July 9, September 10, and November 12.

To be added to our e-mail list, please contact Laura Colwell: lraecolwell@gmail.com, or Terry Gluck: tah630@gmail.com.

ADOPTION GROUP

Warehouse has a growing domestic and international adoption community. This group is for those who have adopted, or are interested in connecting with others in community who have a passion for adoption. We currently meet three (3) times a year and may offer a class in the future.
Contact: Jennifer Bingham / djbingham@carolina.rr.com

CARDS & CONVERSATION / THIRD TUESDAYS

3rd Tuesday @ 7:30pm
This group is for anyone wanting to hang out, play various kinds of card games, and get to know one another in a relaxed atmosphere. We meet the second Tuesday evening of the month at 7:30pm, and we rotate our meeting location. Contact Carrie Reinhardt to find out more about our next gathering.

Contact: Carrie Reinhardt / reinhardt.carrie@gmail.com

 DISC GOLF GROUP / FIRST SATURDAYS

Do you enjoy playing disc golf? Whether you’re a serious player or just a casual fan of frolf, come on out and join others in the Warehouse community. There are more than two dozen courses within 30 minutes of Charlotte offering plenty of different challenges for everyone. Come join us the first Saturday of each month!
Contact: Craig Brokaw / Craig_Brokaw@hotmail.com

MEN’S BACKPACKING & HIKING GROUP

Do you enjoy mountain trails, whitewater, and backpack camping? Warehouse has a growing core of men who regularly get out into the wilderness to experience God’s creation firsthand, connect to substantive relationships with others, and find some adventure. To learn more about the next trip, email Barry Cutshall.
Contact: Barry Cutshall /Barry.Cutshall@lendlease.com

OUTDOOR AFFINITY GROUP

The Warehouse 242 Outdoor Affinity Group is a group for everyone! It’s a monthly opportunity to gather with other members of our community for some fresh air. Free or low-cost events are planned for most age ranges, encouraging families and individuals to get outside together. Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. We’ll go on adventures ranging from a photo safari of the city to kayaking local state parks.

For questions, email Kimberly McGuire at kimberly@kimberly-mcguire.com

CM BOOK CLUB / THIRD FRIDAYS

CM Book Club gathers monthly to discuss Charlotte Mason’s ideas and methods for education. Wea re currently studying her 6th volume, entitled “A Philosophy of Education”, which gives the best overview of her approach. We read around 30 pages monthly and come prepared to discuss and share while the children play together. Folks are welcome to come “check us out”, however, this book club does require a bit more of a commitment in reading and attendance so that our journey together can be fruitful.

3rd Friday from 1-3pm / Huntingtown Farms Park or W242
Contact & RSVP: Callie Acuff / theacuffs@gmail.com

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