Missional Service Opps
Here’s a look at how you can dive-in and begin serving right now:
- RELIEF: Disaster Relief + Online Poverty Simulation
- REHABILITATION: Shopping for Ashley Park PreK-8
- DEVELOPMENT: Supporting our PTSA
Relief for Refugees & Victims of Natural Disasters
When the crisis hits, the relief experts from Samaritan’s Purse are soon on the ground responding and serving vulnerable neighbors like refugees in Europe, flood victims in the South, and earthquake victims in the Ring of Fire. Your financial donations to this trusted partner ensure that those most vulnerable receive the relief supplies and support they need so desperately. And because Samaritan’s Purse works closely with local churches, we can help ensure that local communities are supported and strengthened.
To learn more and make a targeted donation, click here.
The Reality of Poverty: Online Poverty Simulation
“There is not a single state in the U.S. where a minimum wage employee working full-time can reasonably afford a one-bedroom apartment at the fair market rent.”* Sadly, affordable housing remains out of reach for far too many in our city.
Take this online poverty simulation called “Spent” to begin to experience walking a mile in the shoes of America’s materially impoverished.
(“America Has an Affordable Housing Crisis,” by Kyle Jaeger. www.attn.com).
Ashley Park PreK-8 — VIC Cards & Box Tops
Our neighborhood Title 1 school, Ashley Park PreK-8, is located just 2 miles from our front doorstep. We have a tremendous opportunity to join our neighborhood faculty and staff heroes to help make all things new for the emerging generations who call this school, “home.”
For starters, don’t forget to “re-link” your Harris Teeter VIC card to Ashley Park.
Head to Harris Teeter’s Together in Education web site
Log in, or set up your VIC account (*you’ll need your VIC card number handy)
Select ASHLEY PARK ELEMENTARY
Shop with confidence knowing that with every purchase, you are being an advocate for our neighborhood school!
And while you’re shopping, don’t forget to look for items with a Box Tops for Education coupon. Cut out those coupons and bring them to church on Sunday and drop them in the Box Tops Box at the Engage Kiosk. We are collecting Box Tops for Ashley Park all school year. Here is a full list of Box Tops items that you likely already have in your pantry:
Prayer for West Charlotte
Join us on Wednesdays at the lunch hour for a time to pray for West Charlotte. We meet at Center City Church [inside The Movement Center, 2225 Freedom Drive] from Noon to 1 p.m., each Wednesday. This growing prayer gathering brings together members of other local churches, and representatives from local non-profit organizations.
Our purpose is gather together to pray for the real needs of our neighbors and our city, and to ensure that our “doing” for West Charlotte flows out of our “being” with God.
Anyone is welcome to attend—even if it’s just for 15 minutes.
If you cannot attend a given Wednesday, but would like to learn more, email email@example.com
Ashley Park P.T.S.A.
Our neighborhood Title 1 school, Ashley Park PreK-8, has a Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) for the first time in 10 years. We want to encourage them, and expand their capacity to support the school. We believe the fabric of the school will be strengthened as the PTSA grows and thrives.