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Current Justice Opportunities:: Street Soccer 945

Current Series :: Self-Sabotage and the Avoidance Thereof

5.8.11

Hope Teams

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News ::

Hope Teams, a partnership with the W.I.S.H Program, are groups of 4-6 people within Watershed who provide mentoring friendships to a family in transition. A Hope Team provides relationships, encouragement and emotional support to families transitioning out of homelessness and moving into a more selfsufficient life. Hope Teams require a short training and a 1-year commitment from each team member. For information on initial Hope Team training dates or to learn more about the program, circle the icvon on your connection card or email Jamie McCollum at jamiemccollum@gmail.com

The 407 Book Drive We want every student at Byers to know that they are important and valued, and to have the opportunity to read at least one book this summer. To reach our goal, we’ll be collecting books that we can give to the students to take home when school ends, and we’d like to put an encouraging note to the kids in each book so that they know someone supports and believes in them. Take a card on your way out today, buy a book for the grade level listed (there are a few suggestions on the card, but other books are good too), write an inspirational note inside the front cover and bring it to Transit - we’ll collect the books each Sunday until May 22nd, and then bring them to the teachers at Byers to distribute in class. For more information, email Scott Miller at scottm@watershedcharlotte.com.

Movies In The Park :: returning May 13th

Movies In The Park returns this Friday with The Karate Kid! It’s the summer’s best (and cheapest!) way to enjoy a movie under the stars with friends and family. We still have more spaces for volunteers to help with the event, and would love to have a good crew this time to help launch us into the Summer with some momentum. To sign up to help, circle the icon on your connection card (don’t forget to put your info on the front too!) or email matt@watershedcharlotte.com - we’d love to have you as part of the team!

Ten Minute Huddle :: right after Transit

If you have a question, would like to speak to someone personally, or would like to have someone pray with you, consider attending the “Ten Minute Huddle” at the close of Transit this morning. It’s hosted by our Watershed leadership community and is located to the left side of the stage just in front of the screen. It would be our privilege to speak with with you and lift up your concern in prayer.

West Virginia trip :: August 3rd-7th

Watershed will be returning to West Virginia this Summer! From August 3rd-7th, Watershed will again be partnering with Habitat for Humanity in Parkersburg, WV to repair a home for a family in need. The group will work on the house during the day, and at night we’ll camp out at Mountainwood park to play games and enjoy dinner by the campfire. The cost of the trip will be $165 - if you’re interested in learning more or joining this year’s trip, contact Dan Bailey at jdbailey704@gmail.com, or circle the icon on the connection card.

Blocs ::

Street Soccer 945 is the first year-round soccer program for those struggling with homelessness and poverty in the United States. It uses healthy living, support from a community of teammates, and mentoring relationships as key ingredients to achieving life goals and overall well-being. Soccer has proven to be a remarkable tool for delivering these elements to people caught in the trap of homelessness. For more information on how to get involved. visit www.streetsoccer945.org or email Jonathan George at jgeorge@urbanministrycenter.org

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Blocs :: micro-communities that meet during the week Our community is made up of smaller groups (called “Blocs”) that meet at various times/locations during the week. Some Blocs meet periodically; others meet regularly and require a small commitment. All current Blocs are listed on the back of the Weekly - if you see one that sparks your interest, contact one of the Bloc Leaders (see back for contact info), or circle the icon on your connection card and one of the leaders will contact you to give you more details and let you know how you can jump in. Have an idea for a new bloc? Fill out a connection card and let us know, or email matt@watershedcharlotte.com

The Man Show :: returning May 14th Is there more to friendships than work, football, golf or lawn care? The greatest leaders of this age seem to have one thing in common: Somewhere within their plight, there is another male relationship beneath the surface: a camaraderie built on something substantial versus something superficial. The Man Show will be returning May 14th to give guys an opportunity to hang out and build friendships on a deeper level. Circle the icon on your connection card for more information, and the Bloc leaders will let you know how you can get involved.

Prime Time :: benefit concert at the Double Door :: May 15th The PrimeTime Bloc will be meeting for lunch after Transit on May 15th, and then heading over to the Double Door Inn at 2:00pm for a benefit concert with the band Underground Detour. Tickets for the show are $8, with all proceeds going to benefit A Child’s Place, an organization that works to help homeless kids in Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools. Contact Pam and Gene if you’d like more information or want to join us!

The Catapult Project:: supporting a neighborhood school so that it can soar Lunch Buddy

The Lunch Buddy program provides an easy but powerful way to have a lasting impact on a kid’s life through a mentoring friendship. Lunch buddies come to school once a week to talk, play games, read or have lunch with their buddy. Time slots are from 10:30-10:55am, 11:15-11:40am and 11:30-11:55am. Contact: Rachael Shaughnessy - krehfish79@aol.com / 434.851.9640

Reading Tutor

One of the biggest needs at Byers Elementary this year is for reading tutors. Reading tutors come to Byers once a week for roughly 45 minutes, and spend time helping to tutor either one or a group of students in reading. Time slots are available between 8:00am and 1:30pm Contact: Scott Miller - scottm@watershedcharlotte.com / 704.302.4592

Staff Appreciation

A large part of The Catapult Project has been investing in the teachers at Byers, so that they can in turn pour into the students. We periodically have opportunitites to help show appreciation to the staff (bringing snacks for the teacher work room, providing food/drinks for staff meetings, and much more) Contact: Pam Watson - granypam@carolina.rr.com / 704.599.9087

Girls On The Run

Girls On The Run is a character development program for girls in grade 3-8 that uses running to teach values and a sense of self. Volunteer spots are currently full for the Spring season, but spots are open to volunteer for the 5k race in May. Contact: Rachael Shaughnessy - krehfish79@aol.com / 434.851.9640

Right Moves For Youth

Right Moves is a program that helps kids build a sense of belonging and self-esteem, while providing them the encouragement, support and resources they need to build a successful foundation for life. The program meets on Tuesdays from 12:45-1:30pm. Contact: Ryan Grammatico - grammatico1@gmail.com / 803.524.1816

Upcoming Justice Opportunities :: West Virginia (August 3rd-7th)

In July, a group from Watershed travels to Parkersburg to help work on a home through Habitat for Humanity. The group works on the house during the day, and camps out at night to relax, play games, and enjoy dinner by the campfire. No construction experience necessary - just a desire to work hard in order to benefit a family in need. Trip leaders are Dan Bailey & Kevin Reeves, and the team will leave Wednesday, Aug 3rd and return Sunday, August 7th. Contact: Dan Bailey - jdbailey704@gmail.com / 704.363.2605

Relationality Relationality is an 8-week exploration into the mysterious dynamics of dating and marriage. Relationality engages people across a diverse spectrum of backgrounds, experiences, and beliefs, exploring questions like: How do our identities and longings impact the most significant relationships in our lives? How are expectations created and managed? How do we interpret our feelings or the feelings of others? Expect engaging conversation and thought-provoking discussions as we explore the potential for relational betterment in our lives.

GreenHouse ::

We believe that our children are our biggest investment, and our best hope for the future, and so we dedicate much of our time and energy to providing an environment where kids can grow, play, make new friends and develop a spritual foundation for their lives. Our Greenhouse space provides kids with a safe, fun place to spend their morning while you can be a part of Transit. To learn more about Greenhouse or to learn how you can get involved, contact Kayla George (kayla@watershedcharlotte.com)

Giving :: weekly need: $8,167 last week: $9.868


Blocs are smaller communities that meet during the week, each centered around various interests. From social gatherings to spiritual discussions, service groups to outdoor adventures, there’s a Bloc for everyone! For more information, visit www.watershedcharlotte.com Immerse an 8-week exploration of life, faith and Christian spirituality. Engaging conversation, thought-provoking discussions and relational connectivity. meets at a variety of dates/times - contact the Bloc leaders for more info

Matt O’Neil - matt@watershedcharlotte.com / 704.644.0919 Andrew Lombardo - ajbardo25@hotmail.com / 704.773.8881

One.1 explores the kind of intimacy, connection and “oneness” God really wants us to have with Him and each other. For couples who have previously experienced divorce or who have been married 5 years or more. When: Saturdays from 7:00-8:30pm

Tim Abare - timabare@mac.com / 704.491.7405 Ann Abare - aabare@gmail.com / 704.681.0316 Brian Hofert - bwhofert@mac.com Gina Hofert - ginahofert@gmail.com / 704.953.5619

One:2 explores the kind of intimacy, connection and “oneness” God really wants us to have with Him and each other. For engaged couples and couples married for 4 years or less. When: Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30pm

Zach and Jami Fay - jami.fay@wachovia.com / 704.408.0227 Scott and Kendra Miller - scottm@watershedcharlotte.com / 704.644.0919

Her:Grow meets weekly to read, discuss, and do life together. Join together in community with other women to grow spiritually and relationally.

Rachael Cook - rachaelcook@me.com / 704.258.8910 Kayla Jones - kaylamjones@gmail.com / 828.260.0419 Lauren Grabill - lauren.grabill@gmail.com / 704.615.4723

Soccer The Soccer Bloc (better known as FC Watershed) is a great opportunity to brush up on your skills, build relationships and help in our continued partnership with Street Soccer 945.

Heidi Snyderburn - FCWatershed@yahoo.com / 704.226.5443 Matt Sharp - FCWatershed@yahoo.com / 603.540.0902 Rachelle Chreiten - FCWatershed@yahoo.com

Intersect:North an 8 to 10-week experience of connecting with others over good drink, thoughtful conversation, and new friendships. Families with children - please contact the bloc leader to discuss child care alternatives. When: TBD

Greg and Kelly Geers - kellygeers1@gmail.com / 704.237.4217 Jon and Amy Ray - jonandamyray@att.net / 980.355.1962

Relationality an 8-week exploration into the mysterious dynamics of dating and marriage. Centerpiece of discussion is the book The Seven Desires of Every Heart by Debra and Mark Laaser meets at a variety of dates/times - contact Bloc leader for more info

Matt O’Neil - matt@watershedcharlotte.com / 704.644.0919 Scott Hofert - scott@watershedcharlotte.com / 704.644.0919

The Man Show invites guys into hanging out, having a good time and having a substantial conversation about the struggles and the victories unique to being a guy. When: Saturdays at 2:00pm beginning May 14th

Dan Bailey - jdbailey704@gmail.com / 704.975.1723 Kevin Snyder - kevin.snyder11@gmail.com / 704.780.3404

Her:Gather meets once a month, open to all women of Watershed. Gatherings include everything from fun social events “out on the town” to friendly casual get-togethers. Next meeting: May 14th at 9:30am Where: Strawberry Picking at Hall Family Farm (10713 Providence Rd West)

Ashley Grammatico - ashleygrammatico@yahoo.com / 704.582.2355 Rachael Shaughnessy - krehfish79@aol.com / 434.851.9640

PrimeTime Prime Time is the bloc for those who may be young at heart, but mature in age and stature. Meets once a month at various locations around Charlotte to share a meal and have a good time getting to know each other. Next meeting: Sunday, May 15th Where: Lunch after Transit, then the Double Door Inn at 2:00pm

Pam and Gene Watson - granypam@carolina.rr.com / 704.599.9087

Coffee Break take a time-out from the hustle and stress of everday life, sit down for a while and relax with other moms who know what you’re dealing with. When: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 9:30am-12:00pm Where: 14205 Northridge Dr

Naomi Hofert - nchofert@cccountertops.com / 704.968.3754

OnRamp 2-week Bloc open to anyone new to Watershed that would like to meet new friends and learn more about our community. Topics include our mission and values, and how to connect beyond just Transit. Next Meeting: TBD Where: Amelie’s (2424 N. Davidson St)

Scott Hofert - scott@watershedcharlotte.com / 704.644.0919

Rove a monthly gig of leaving the plush environment of the city and embracing friends, nature, and the freshness of the outdoors. Next excursion: May 28th-30th (Memorial Day weekend) Where: Lake James (camping)

Adam Desautels - WatershedRove@gmail.com / 336.392.9695 Rachel Desautels - WatershedRove@gmail.com / 704.689.7671

PO Box 12749 Charlotte NC 28209 704.644.0919 info@WatershedCharlotte.com

Scott Hofert (co-pastor) - scott@watershedcharlotte.com Matt O’Neil (co-pastor) - matt@watershedcharlotte.com Matt Shaughnessy (music/tech/creativity) - mattS@watershedcharlotte.com Scott Miller (justice/leadership) - scottM@watershedcharlotte.com Taryn Hofert (music/creativity) - taryn@watershedcharlotte.com Kayla George (Greenhouse) - kayla@watershedcharlotte.com Donna O’Neil (administration) - donna@watershedcharlotte.com

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