Gladedale Summer Fun Camp

Tammy Medders Outreach, Vulnerable Children

This line from our mission statement: “bringing gospel hope and renewal to our city” beautifully describes the day camp that Church at Charlotte volunteers have developed this summer for students from our neighbor community of Gladedale. Did you know that while summer is a fun break from school and studies, it also is a time of significant learning loss?  Keeping …

Jeremiah Fund – Kevin McLaughlin: Loaves and Fishes

Carrie Givens Outreach

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 to these organizations if certain criteria are met. Learn more and …

The Strength of Vulnerability

Carrie Givens Outreach

A few weeks ago, we hosted Dr. Lucretia Carter Berry, co-founder of Brownicity: The Art and Beauty of Living and Loving Beyond Race, for our City Series. Dr. Berry shared in a blog post about the experience from her perspective: What is she going to say about race? Who is she going to blame?” These are the thoughts that I imagine …

ESL Tutoring Volunteer Highlight: Ellen Freitas

Carrie Givens Outreach

We’ve highlighted the ministry Church at Charlotte has at Idlewild Elementary in past blog posts. Here is another story from Ellen Freitas, who would have called herself an unlikely ESL Tutor: A year after joining CAC, I completed a “Getting Involved” form on the church website detailing my administrative skills and noting that due to my lack of experience with …

A Day in Lumberton

Sandy Fulginiti Outreach

Honestly, I just wanted to roll over and go back to sleep that morning. The thought of spending the next 12 hours doing demolition was, well, messy.  I don’t like messy. You see, I’m more of a design and fluff girl. But I rose from under the warm covers, made coffee, and willed myself into some unattractive work clothes so …

Ministry Highlight: GEMS Missionary Encouragement

Carrie Givens Ministry Highlights, Outreach

From time to time we will be hearing from individuals in our congregation who serve in different areas of the ministry of Church at Charlotte as they share the stories of what God is doing in and through His body. Today’s post is from Nancy Little, who serves regularly with Outreach and serves Missionary Care in our GEMS ministry. “Out of sight/out of mind.” How …

Hurricane Matthew Crisis Response

Tammy Medders Church News, Outreach

It has been a heartbreaking week as we have witnessed people in Haiti, Cuba, and the US suffer from the impact of Hurricane Matthew.  I know they have been in your prayers and on your mind. Our close neighbors here in NC are still being affected as flooding will continue through Monday in some areas of our state. Our denomination’s …

Tutoring at Gladedale

Carrie Givens Outreach

Church at Charlotte seeks the welfare of our Charlotte community by investing intentionally into the spiritual, emotional, and social lives of vulnerable children through our ServeLocal ministry. One of the ways we do this is coordinate volunteers who serve as tutors or lunch buddies with local vulnerable children. This interview with Julie Deuink is part of a series of interviews with …

Lunch Buddy Tuesdays

Carrie Givens Outreach, Vulnerable Children

Church at Charlotte seeks the welfare of our Charlotte community by investing intentionally into the spiritual, emotional, and social lives of vulnerable children through our ServeLocal ministry. One of the ways we do this is coordinate volunteers who serve as tutors or lunch buddies with local vulnerable children. This interview with Fred Lehrer—or Mr. Fred, as many  CAC Kids know him—is …