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Current Justice Opportunities:: Street Soccer 945

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 Pete Fink at streetsoccer945@urbanministrycenter.org

July 31st, 2011

Hope Teams

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 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 each 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 is investing in the teachers at Byers so that they can in turn pour into the students. During the school year, we have periodic opportunitites to show appreciation to the staff (bringing snacks for the teacher work room, 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. The group meets twice a week on Monday/Wednesday afternoons for self-esteem building activites with the girls and to train for a non-competitive 5k at the end of the semester. 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 ::

There once was an author, a friend, who was the beloved of Jesus...one who some scholars say spent the rest of his life deeply mulling over what Jesus had done, said and achieved - praying it through from every angle and helping others understand it. Out of the four gospels in the Bible (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John), John is the renegade volume, rejected by many in the early Christian movement because so much of its content is unique. Welcome to our first summer ever delving into the often over-looked nuances and surprises found in John’s memoir Find yourself in its pages, discover the historical significance and the weight of its relevance in a fresh light, and experience the beauty of closeness to the One who loves you to your core.

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GreenHouse :: volunteer opportunities

We have a couple more spaces open for rock-star volunteers to help out with the BEST part of Sunday mornings. We have only 4 spots to fill with people who want to have fun and spend a little bit of time investing in the future of our community (our GreenHouse kids!). For a fun and exciting way to serve that can make a huge impact in a child’s life, contact Kayla George (kayla@watershedcharlotte.com) or circle the GreenHouse icon on your connection card.

Ten Minute Huddle :: right after Transit

West Virginia (August 3rd-7th)

In August, 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

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 welcome and get to know you better, speak with with you and offer encouragement or simply help lift up your concern in prayer.

FC Watershed :: Tuesday night pick-up games with StreetSoccer945 FC Watershed, the soccer Bloc, is holding Tuesday night pick-up games with some of the players from the Urban Ministry Center’s StreetSoccer945 program. We’ll be meeting at Midwood Park (2100 Wilhelmina Ave) at 7:00pm; bring cleats or sneakers, a white and a dark shirt (depending on which team you end up on) and of course plenty of water/gatorade/etc. Soccer players/fans of any level are welcome to join us. For more information or any questions, email fcwatershed@yahoo.com.

Teacher Appreciation :: Tuesday, August 16th The Summer is flying by, and you know it school will be back in session. The teachers at Byers will be having a special teacher training day with a special guest speaker, and we’d like to welcome them back in style by providing breakfast for the teachers that morning. We have volunteer spots that morning for providing/dropping off food, setting things up at the school, and helping to serve the teachers. If you have been interested in the Catapult Project but haven’t yet jumped in, this can be an easy and fun way to “get your feet wet” by helping out and making some new friends in the process. To sign up, circle the icon on your connection card or email catapultproject@watershedcharlotte.com.

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

Unpacking Marriage

We prepare for all sorts of things in life - tests, presentations, a move, or a big meeting at work. In a world where almost half of all marriages end in divorce, why not spend some time preparing for your marriage as well? For those of us who are engaged (or planning to be), we’re excited to introduce Unpacking Marriage, our very own pre-marital coaching program run by Scott and Kendra Miller. Scott and Kendra have tons of experience and extensive training, and would love to encourage you and help you build a solid foundation for your future together as a couple. For more information, check out www.unpackingmarriage.com.

Giving :: weekly need: $8,167 last week: $5,545


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

Immerse is facilitated discussion designed to engage people across a diverse spectrum of backgrounds, experiences and beliefs, exploring questions like: What’s really worth considering when it comes to faith and God? Can faith and doubt coexist? Is it possible an ancient faith could be the answer to modern-day questions involving meaning, identity and direction for life? Expect engaging conversation, thought-provoking discussions and relational connectivity. when

where

Park Road

Tuesday evenings

1235 Wyndcroft Place

NoDa

Friday evening or Sunday morning; contact Bloc Leaders for details

Her:Grow

A movement of women - daughters, sisters, mothers, wives, friends, leaders, followers - being more than the status quo, embracing who we are & the possibility of what we can become. Her:Grow is a 12-week group that meets weekly, and is comprised of book discussion, scripture reading, fun activities and “doing life” together. There aretwo groups with a group size limited to 10 women each. when

next meeting

Tuesday evenings

resumes in the Fall contact the Bloc leaders for more info

Bloc leaders Matt O’Neil - matt@watershedcharlotte.com / 704.644.0919 Bryan Shields - bryan.shields@gmail.com / 704.277.3323 Jen Shields - jen.shields@gmail.com / 518.605.7046

3616 Benard Ave

Kenneth Surles - ksurles1@carolina.rr.com / 336.380.1599 Jessica Surles - jessica.hudson@cms.k12.nc.us / 704.995.0315 Shawn Buxton - shawnbowersbuxton@gmail.com / 704.517.7507

Cotswold

Monday evenings

600 Bennington Pl

Desmond Smith - des@webandflowdesign.com / 704.307.3789 Kristy Smith - kristyjlsmith@gmail.com / 704.607.0934

Independence

Thursday evenings

2700 Flintridge Dr

Matt Shaughnessy - matts@watershedcharlotte.com / 434.258.3274 Rachael Shaughnessy - krehfish79@aol.com / 434.851.9640

Amelie’s

currently full; contact Bloc leaders to sign upfor next series

Amelie’s French Bakery 2424 N. Davidson St

Dan Cronin - dan_cronin_rpac@yahoo.com / 704.914.5158 Rachelle Cronin - rachellemc.pa@gmail.com / 716.909.6435

FC Watershed

Interested in kicking a REAL football around? The Watershed Soccer Bloc provides a great opportunity to do just that! Whether you are a seasoned professional or haven’t touched a ball since high school, this is your chance to get out and meet some new people, improve your soccer skills and get in a little exercise at the same time. There is an 11v11 team, a 7v7 team, and numerous additional opportunities to play. open play at Midwood Park: Tuesday nights

7v7 mens’ team: Thursday nights

where 2910 Hanson Dr Hosted by Kirk and Hannah Raybon 704.847.4748

Myers Park Center City

currently full; contact Bloc leaders to sign up for next series

1118 Polk St

Park Road

once a month over the summer; contact Bloc leaders for more info

2500 Merrywood Rd

NoDa

currently full; contact Bloc leaders to sign up for next series

3407 Steel Yard Ct

Sunday mornings

Amelie’s French Bakery 2424 N. Davidson St

Amelie’s

Bloc leaders Scott Hofert - scott@watershedcharlotte.com / 704.258.8672 Taryn Hofert - taryn@watershedcharlotte.com / 704.258.0408 Daniel McCollum - danieljmccollum@gmail.com / 704.699.3101 Jamie McCollum - jamiemccollum@gmail.com / 704.699.4568

Trey Jeffries - Trey.Jeffries@gmail.com / 919.599.2122

One

In a healthy marriage, two people are getting to know each other deeply, accept each other no matter what, and love each other completely. If you want to explore the kind of intimacy, connection and “oneness” God really wants us to have with Him and each other, we invite you into an experience and exploration called “One,” Watershed’s marriage bloc. ONE.2 is comprised of engaged couples or couples married for 4 years or less. when

where

One.1

resumes in the Fall contact Bloc leaders for more info

721 E. 37th Street

One.2

resumes in the Fall contact Bloc leaders for more info

1617 Harrill St

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

Intersect is an 8-10 week opportunity to connect with others in your part of town over good drinks and thoughtful conversation. The centerpiece of the discussions is the Convergence DVD series by author Donald Miller. when

North

contact Bloc leaders for schedule

where 10025 Devonshire Dr

Bloc leaders Greg and Kelly Geers - kellygeers1@gmail.com / 704.564.3955 Jon and Amy Ray - jonandamyray@att.net / 980.355.1962

where

TBD

TBD

next meeting

where

Saturday, August 13th at 6:00pm

4458 Antelope Lane

when

where

Saturdays at 2:00pm

2538 Kenmore Ave

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

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

Coffee Break

Being a mom is like a full-time job - only without the breaks! Could you use a “Coffee Break”? For all stay-at-home moms out there, Coffee Break is a Bloc meant for you! Take a time-out from the hustle and stress of everyday life, sit down for a while and relax with other moms who know what you’re dealing with. No need for a sitter, kids are welcome! Please email Naomi to RSVP if you are coming. when

where

resumes in the Fall contact the Bloc leaders for more info

14205 Northridge Dr

Bloc leader Naomi Hofert - nchofert@cccountertops.com / 704.968.3754

Rove

Rove is a monthly gig of leaving the plush of the city and embracing friends, nature, and the freshness of the outdoors! Hiking, rafting, camping, biking, climbing, swimming, canoeing, anything with outdoor flair is fair game for the most adventurous Bloc at Watershed! More details on each event will be posted as the event draws near. For more information on any of the upcoming events, contact the Rove Tour Guides. next excursion

where

August 24th

Sliding Rock (water/camping)

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

OnRamp

OnRamp is a two-week Bloc experience for anyone new to Watershed that wants to make some new friends and learn a little more about this community. On these two Sundays, you can expect to meet new people, discover a little bit more about the history and values of Watershed, and learn how you can benefit from and add value to our community. Child care is available - please contact Matt or Scott for more information, or to let us know if you’ll need it. next meeting

where

TBD

Amelie’s French Bakery 2424 N. Davidson St

The Man Show

Is there more to friendships than work, football, golf or lawn care? Most men are conditioned to be independent and to appear strong regardless of the internal or external struggles at hand; the Man Show addresses this dissonance by inviting guys to break beneath the surface of superficiality and into a deeper connection with one another, and a substantial conversation about life and the struggles and the victories unique to being a guy.

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

Prime Time is the bloc for those who may be young at heart, but consider themselves more mature in age and stature. Prime Time meets once a month at various locations around Charlotte to share a meal and have a good time getting to know each other. While the majority of “Prime Timers” range between 50 and 70+ years of age, younger attenders would never be turned away. (As long as they think they can keep up!)

Scott Miller - scottm@watershedcharlotte.com / 704.302.4592 Kendra Miller - kendra.miller@jwu.edu / 704.302.4594

Intersect

next meeting

Prime Time

Brent Hill - bhdavery@gmail.com / 704.526.9105 Billy Strickland - bstrickland1@mac.com / 704.965.5995 Matt Weisner - weisner79@yahoo.com / 919.280.6920 Jennifer Weisner - jennifer_weisner@yahoo.com / 704.619.4305

Bloc leaders Heidi Snyderburn - FCWatershed@yahoo.com / 704.226.5443 Matt Sharp - FCWatershed@yahoo.com / 603.540.0902 Matt Frusti - FCWatershed@yahoo.com / 704.778.7066

More than just a gathering - a community of women getting together to talk, laugh and enjoy life. Her:Gather is for all the ladies of Watershed! We meet once a month at various locations around Charlotte for everything from laid-back get-togethers to fun nights out on the town. Contact one of the Bloc leaders if you’d like to join us for our next event.

Relationality engages people across a diverse spectrum of backgrounds, experiences, and beliefs, exploring questions like: how do our identities and longings impact the health and vitality of the most significant relationships in our lives? What core beliefs and values drive our romantic and relational decisions? How are expectations created and managed? Expect engaging conversation and thought-provoking discussion as we explore relational betterment in our lives. when

11v11 coed team: resumes in the Fall

Her:Gather

Relationality

currently full; contact Bloc leaders to sign up for next series

Bloc leaders 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

Bloc Leader Scott Hofert - scott@watershedcharlotte.com / 704.644.0919

Fantasy Footall

The Watershed Fantasy Football League is free, fun, competitive-but-friendly, and open to any and all Watershedders. We’ll have two leagues, and players will be selected via a customizable Auto-Draft (to level the playing field). The Bloc will host periodic get-togethers to watch games and cheer on your players. deadline to sign up Monday, Aug 1st

season begins Thursday, Sept 8th

Bloc Leaders Paul Kubinski - paul_kubinski@yahoo.com / 704.574.2353 Chris Fawcett - cj@12back.com / 704.281.7527


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