Announcements for August 16,2020

Announcements for August 16,2020

Weekly Announcements:

Contribution Update

Please consider submitting your contributions online at: https://thecharlottechurch.org/Give. This is the preferred method of giving to limit the number of trips to the mailbox. Contact the office if you have any questions (churchoffice@thecharlottechurch.org)

August 2020

  • Weekly Budget.........................................................$23,000.00
  • August 2nd...............................................................$16,286.16
  • August 9th................................................................$22,494.55
  • Missions Contribution Collected for 2020 ................$42,402.26

Prayer Request:

  • Ming Henderson: Please pray for Ming's sister Wendy who just got diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Pray that her heart is open to know God and God will miraculously heal her.
  • Sarah & Greg King: Please keep Sarah and Greg King in your prayers. Sarah's father Cal Buie passed away recently.
  • Linda Robinson: Linda Robinson is grateful for all the prayers! She is better now and has been cleared by her doctor. Her mother is still ill but has made progress. Please continue to pray for her parents.
  • Elizabeth Pixley: Please pray for Ms. Elizabeth Pixley who was recently hospitalized for heart and back issues. has been in the hospital for one week due to heart and back issues. Ms. Elizabeth asks for continued health and strength in the Lord.
  • Sharlene Horton: Sharlene Horton's mom passed away on August 1st. Please pray for Sharlene and her family. Cards can be sent to Sharlene at 1718 Forest Side Ln, Charlotte NC 28213

Prayer Request Updates:

  • Kathy Teamor: Kathy Teamor and family would like to thank the church for the beautiful Peace Lily, cards, and many prayers sent to the family during their time of bereavement. All gestures were greatly appreciated.' Thank you. Kathy

Church Wide Notifications:

  • Staff Announcement: The staff will be gathering at the end of August to pray and think through the needs of the congregation and how to end 2020 strong in Christ and look ahead to 2021. We ask you to pray asking God to give the staff & elders wisdom and discernment during this time of planning. Thank you.

Ministry Announcements:

HOPE:

  • HOPE Blood Drive: Please mark your calendars. Our next Blood Drive will be on Saturday August 15th from 8AM-1PM. The American Red Cross currently has an Urgent need for blood - Especially African American Blood. One pint of blood can save 3 lives. Here is a way that we can help meet a great need in our City. For increased safety due to COVID, CDC Safety Protocols will be in place and strictly followed. Please pay special attention to the announcement on the You Tube channel this Sunday.
    • Who: The American Red Cross & HOPE worldwide Charlotte
    • What: Blood Drive-Calling on blood donors who are willing and able
    • Were: Fellowship Hall - 2200 Ashley Rd Charlotte, NC 28208
    • When: Saturday August 15, 2020 from 8AM-1PM
    • Contact: Mike Dames- 704-724-2362 or mikedames@prodigy.net to schedule your appointment.
  • HOPE Facebook Group: While we continue to meet virtually, we would like to encourage you all to follow our chapter HOPE Charlotte on Facebook. With the increased demand for assistance in our communities due to COVID, this will enable you to stay informed regarding future service projects that we will schedule. It's simple. go to Facebook, Do a search for HOPE Charlotte and request to join the group.  
  • Loaves & Fishes: We have had a partnership with Loaves & Fishes food pantry located off Billy Graham PKWY that serves our neighbors in the West Corridor for several years now. Due to the increased demand of families in need of food, they began to meet those needs by distributing food from their mobile food pantry. We've reach an agreement with them that will allow them to meet this need from our parking lot located at 2200 Ashley Rd Charlotte every Monday from 1:30 PM until 3PM indefinitely. They are in need of volunteers to assist them. If you are interested please contact Mike Dames: mikedames@prodigy.net or 704-724-2362
  • 2020 School Tools Campaign: Our children will be returning to school shortly. Due to COVID, instruction in most districts will begin virtually. However, our children still need school supplies in order to assist them with their learning. Many our students are coming from households where resources were already low. Now they have been impacted even more due to the pandemic. Here is where we can stand in the gap and meet a need. Today we are officially launching our 2020 School Tools Campaign We are asking all who can to personally participate as well as to recruit colleagues, friends and neighbors to collect school supplies thru September 11th. There will be one drop off date for the supplies that you collect. That date is Saturday September 12th. Members in the South region can drop off the collected supplies at the designated times at the church building. Members in the North Region can drop off supplies at the church building or the Dames house in Harrisburg. This year all supplies collected will be given to:
    • Students in our church who are in need. All you need to do is notify your small group leader if your child needs supplies.
    • The remainder of the supplies collected will be donated to our community partner - Ashley Park Elementary which is a Title I School located just a few miles from the front door of our church.
    • Thank you for your continued prayers and support. If you have additional questions please contact me at mikedames@prodigy.net or 704-724-2362

Care & Compassion:

  • Senior Agape Program: The Senior Agape Program of the Care and Compassion Ministry is inviting everyone in the church to continue participating in our monthly "Acts of Love" event for the month of August by writing letters and/or cards to the Seniors residing at the Anita Stroud Living Center. Two of our sisters live here but we'll be writing these letters and cards of encouragement to be given to their fellow residents. This is an especially isolating time and these really do make a difference. If you would like to continue to participate just keep sending the letters and cards to the church or click to sign up .
    • We need 85 cards and two of them need to be in Spanish.
    • All letters need to be submitted by August 22,2020.
    • Once you've written a letter or card, simply address the envelope "Dear Resident"
    • All the cards you've written can be compiled in one larger envelope and mailed to: The Charlotte Church: c/o the Care and Compassion Ministry 1800 Camden Road, Suite 107-275 Charlotte, NC 28203

Children's Ministry:

  • Curriculum Resources: Hello Families, in an effort to keep us moving in a faithful and spiritual direction, we have created a Children's Ministry page on the church website where we will provide our weekly Orange Curriculum parent guides, lessons, and videos. Click here for weekly resources.

Common Contacts

  • Prayer Request: Please send all prayer request (verbal and emailed): announcements@thecharlottechurch.org
  • Verbal & Emailed Announcements: (due 12:00 Thursday): announcements@thecharlottechurch.org
  • Benevolence: (704) 342-1099 option 2. A volunteer will return your call within 2 business days.
  • Building Request: facilities@thecharlottechurch.org
  • Church Office: churchoffice@thecharlottechurch.org
  • Church Website: www.thecharlottechurch.org
  • Contact Change Request: Send your updates to churchoffice@thecharlottechurch.org
  • Elders: elders@theCharlottechurch.org