The Skinny: June 25, 2017
Headlines & Sunday Announcements
One Service In July
We are giving our hard working volunteers a break during the month of July by having only ONE worship service at 10am. We have paid childcare folks who will be hanging out with our infants-kindergarteners, and all elementary students will stay in the arena with their parents.
We will continue to worship with our kids at the beginning of the service, with the childcare folks collecting the PreK-Kindergarten littles before orientation as usual.
Justice and Service Pastor Update!
We are delighted to share with you that on August 1, Nate Ledbetter will arrive as our new Justice and Service Pastor! Nate has sixteen years of experience leading churches and non-profits in Grand Rapids, Atlanta, and Chicago to pursue God’s heart for justice, holistic transformation, and racial reconciliation. He is a visionary, communicator, activist, and advocate who is skilled at building bridges and partnerships between churches, organizations, and diverse individuals for the sake of God’s mission both locally and globally.
Feel free to reach out via social media, and you can also learn about their most recent work in Chicago on their website Awaken Neighbor or read more about Nate’s vision and strategy in his book Thriving City Blocks.
Click HERE to read more about the Ledbetter family.
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