• Opportunities in Response to Charlottesville

    In light of the events of this past weekend in Charlottesville, VA, we want to reflect upon what we believe in regards to race and the image of God. We believe every human being—regardless of race, gender, or ethnicity—is created in the image of God. And because of this, every...

  • Broken Down

    Car trouble often starts as a small problem. First, your brakes emanate a screeching sound like an injured animal. Then the engine, which once purred like a kitten, resembles a bad tap dance routine.  You notice that the dent near the right front tire, from your latest fender bender, has...

  • Jeremiah Fund – Kevin McLaughlin: Loaves and Fishes

    Inspired by God’s words to the exiles in Babylon through the prophet Jeremiah, Church at Charlotte’s Elders established The Jeremiah Fund which focuses on engaging our congregation to seek the welfare of the city of Charlotte. Grants are distributed through CAC members to local non-profit organizations they actively serve. Grants are awarded for $750...

  • Meditations on the Psalms – Week 6: Psalm 105 – Remembrance

    One of my favorite things to do is get together with family or close friends for a meal. Sharing a meal is far more than caloric intake and the consumption of home cooked goodness, though that certainly is enjoyable. The main course of the meal is truly the stories that...

  • Meditations on the Psalms – Week 5: Psalm 47 – Kingship

    We live in a society where political systems have a great deal of power over us, whether we recognize it or not. This is not inherently a bad thing. Sometimes such systems provide great benefits and help people flourish. Other times similar systems continue the cycle of oppression and poverty...

  • Meditations on the Psalms – Week 4: Psalm 30 – Thanksgiving

    Several years ago, I had the misfortune of having a strange viral infection in my knee for about three weeks making it very difficult and painful to move or walk. My knee could not bend whatsoever and even sitting still proved to be uncomfortable. After the healing, I looked down...

  • Meditations on the Psalms – Week 3: Psalm 13 – Lament

    Like most people, I like quick fixes. If I am sick, I want to know the fastest avenue to wellness. If there is an issue, I want to quickly find a solution and move on. I don’t think I’m alone in this kind of thinking. It’s logical, right? While these...

  • Meditations on the Psalms – Week 2: Psalm 29 – Hymn

    Welcome to Meditations on the Psalms! If you haven’t done so already, take a look at last week’s blog post that describes what we are doing for the next five weeks. There’s also some practical information about how to best use this time. Our Psalm for this week is Psalm...

  • Meditations on the Psalms – Week 1: Introduction

    Throughout the ages, the Psalms have been the bedrock of Christian worship, both for individuals and the gathered community. The Psalms provide us with a range of emotional responses to God and our environment, as well as teaching us how to pray. Above all else, the Psalms are breathed out...

  • Jeremiah Fund – Sonshine Britton: SOUL 139

    Inspired by God’s words to the exiles in Babylon through the prophet Jeremiah, Church at Charlotte’s Elders established The Jeremiah Fund, which focuses on engaging our congregation to seek the welfare of the city of Charlotte. Grants are distributed through CAC members to local non-profit organizations they actively serve. Grants are awarded for $750...