Jeremiah Fund – Kevin McLaughlin: Loaves and Fishes

Kristen Pittman Outreach, Stories

Kevin McLaughlin’s first encounter with Loaves and Fishes, an organization that provides a week of nutritious groceries to people in short-term crisis, came when his family began making food donations. “Some years ago I wanted to find out how we could donate food to a food bank. So each month I would drop food off at Eastern Hills Baptist Church,” …

Jeremiah Fund – Jimmy Harwell – Hockey Ministries International SE USA

Carrie Givens Outreach, Stories

A former hockey player and coach, Jimmy Harwell knows the game—and knows the challenges the players face. “I was far from God as a player and I know the temptation these boys face on a daily basis.” Eight years ago, he was asked to speak at an Hockey Ministries International chapel for the Charlotte Checkers, and was introduced to the …

Jeremiah Fund – Cathleen Gallagher: Brookstone Schools

Kristen Pittman Outreach, Stories

Cathleen Gallagher’s first introduction to Brookstone Schools came during a Lunch & Learn program that ended with a desire to help. “I was eager to become a Lunch Buddy…the sincerity of the administrators, teachers and students drew me to the school.” Brookstone Schools seeks to equip urban students spiritually, academically, and socially for lives of future leadership and service. In …

Jeremiah Fund – Greg Slayton: YoungLife Urban Charlotte

Carrie Givens Outreach, Stories

Greg Slayton was introduced to the Charlotte Urban YoungLife initiative by his friend Steve Gardner, who is a Regional Director for the organization. YoungLife introduces adolescents to Jesus Christ and helps them grow in their faith, and the Charlotte Urban intiative is particularly focused on the culturally diverse and economically depressed areas of Charlotte. Greg was struck by how YoungLife …

Jeremiah Fund – Tam Bock: Hope Cancer Ministries

Carrie Givens Outreach, Stories, Uncategorized

For Tam Bock, it began with an invitation. A friend from Church at Charlotte invited her to a dinner event for Hope Cancer Ministries (HCM), a faith-based ministry which interacts with individuals, churches and other organizations to offer spiritual and emotional support along with practical ministry in Jesus’ name to cancer patients, caregivers and those who are grieving. As a …

Jeremiah Fund – Kara Lopp: Common Heart

Carrie Givens Stories

“I discovered Common Heart through my friend and work colleague, Julie,” Kara Lopp says of her first introduction to the ministry. “She had helped write a grant for the organization last spring and urged me to check it out. And I’m SO glad I did! From the first moment I visited Common Heart, I knew Jesus was alive and well …

Jeremiah Fund – Tricia Martin: Lois’ Lodge

Carrie Givens Stories, Uncategorized

Tricia Martin first heard about Lois’ Lodge through Church at Charlotte. The organization, one of CAC’s ServeLocal partners, provides a safe and healthy place for young women to live during an unexpected pregnancy and share the love of Christ with the women who live there. Lois’ Lodge provides housing for pregnant women who might otherwise be forced to live in shelters, …

Make it Your Story

Tim Briggs Community Life, Stories, Struggling Well

The sermon from this past weekend was titled Make it Your Story and we interviewed three people from the congregation to hear how God’s story had changed their story. For Mike Stahnke, it was a deeper understanding of grace. For Michael Sasnett, it was seeing people as image-bearers. For Debbie Pike, it was God’s love shaping how she loves others. So, what …