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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

August 28th, 2011

The Catapult Project :: investing in Byers

The Catapult Project is our exciting initiative investing in Walter G. Byers school. In just a short time we have been able to have a big impact as we have supported the parents, students, and teachers; this coming school year is an opportunity to build on past success and help the school even more. There are plenty of opportunities for you to jump in! Circle the icons on your connection card if you’d like to sign up, or contact Scott Miller to see how you can help.

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

One of the biggest needs at Byers Elementary each year is for tutors to help the students excel. 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

Leadership :: Leadership

Beneath the surface of our community, there is an undercurrent of leaders who own the mission of Watershed at a deep level. The Leadership community at Watershed is made up of those who take responsibility for the forward momentum of our community and head up various areas of Watershed - from leading Blocs and serving in Transit, to leading in Greenhouse and in various Justice initiatives. If you have been a part of Watershed for 3 months and are interested in leadership in a specific area, email info@watershedcharlotte.com and we’ll send you a copy of the Leadership application; fill it out and return it to the staff member or point leader of your specific area of interest.

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.

News ::

welcome to Transit :: stop by the info table in the cafe

Welcome to Transit - the Sunday morning expression of our community. We’re glad you joined us this morning - to connect more deeply with our community, fill out a connection card and circle any points of interest, and don’t forget to stop by the info table in the cafe - we have a gift we’d love to share with you for being a part of the morning, and would love the chance to get to know you or answer any questions - we’d love to give you more information on Blocs that meet during the week, justice opportunities, and lots of other fun and exciting ways to get involved!

Blocs :: micro-communities that meet during the week As the Summer is winding down, Blocs will be ramping back up for the Fall and those that have been taking a break for the Summer will be getting ready to relaunch! Current Blocs are listed on the inside 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. Need help deciding which one fits, or have an idea for a Bloc? Email matt@watershedcharlotte.com to let us know about it.

Land of a Thousand Hills :: brewing hope and restoration

The coffee we brew on Sunday mornings comes from Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee, a sustainably-grown coffee that comes from Rwanda. Purchasing from Land of a Thousand Hills has so far helped to provide 2000 farmers with a living wage, and supported other special projects include building a sustenance farm for the region’s malnourished orphans, creating soccer programs to promote community and coffee education, giving microfinance loans to entrepreneurs, lending coffee bikes to ensure safer and more efficient travel, and donating shoes to farmers and their families. What if your coffee could transform entire villages? It does every weekend.

The Catapult Project :: investing in Byers

The Catapult Project has so far been a huge investment in the students and staff at Walter G. Byers School. We’re looking forward to making an even bigger impact this year thanks to help from Forest Hill and from our community. We’ll be rmping things up soon, and there will be lots of opportunities to jump in - everything from tutoring, lunch buddies and afterschool programs like Girls On The Run to helping support the teachers and staff - circle the icon on your connection card to get more info as the school year gets underway.

Playlist :: returning September 11th

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

The annual (and highly requested) Playlist series is returning in just a few weeks! Get ready for more of your favorite songs presented in a new and thought-provoking light. Got a song that you’ve been dying to hear in Transit? Was there one the band played recently that really resonated with you? Let us know! Write your suggestions and/or requests in the bottom section of your connection card and drop it in the Transit boxes on your way out. Left your pen at home? Tweet us (@WatershedCLT), hit us up on Facebook or email song ideas to info@watershedcharlotte.com.

Join us on Facebook

You’re already part of our community, so why not check us out on Facebook and join our virtual community as well? You can see pictures, video, news and updates, and stay on top of all that’s happening at Watershed - everything from upcoming series and events to blocs, new initiatives, and Movies In The Park. Point your browser to www.facebook.com/watershedcharlotte to check it out.

Giving :: weekly need: $8,167 last week: $7,747


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

Tuesday evenings

1235 Wyndcroft Place

NoDa

Friday evening or Sunday morning; contact Bloc Leaders for details

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

Relationality

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. where 2910 Hanson Dr Hosted by Kirk and Hannah Raybon 704.847.4748

Myers Park

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

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

Amelie’s

Sunday mornings

Amelie’s French Bakery 2424 N. Davidson St

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

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. when Saturdays at 2:00pm

where 2538 Kenmore Ave

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

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

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.

Bloc leaders Matt O’Neil - matt@watershedcharlotte.com / 704.644.0919 Bryan Shields - bryan.shields@gmail.com / 518.605.7045 Jen Shields - jen.shields@gmail.com / 518.605.7046

Park Road

when

FC Watershed

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

open play at Midwood Park: Tuesday nights

7v7 mens’ team: Thursday nights

11v11 coed team: resumes in the Fall

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

Her:Gather

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. next meeting

where

game night Wednesday, August 17th at 7:00pm

2700 Flintridge Dr

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

Prime Time

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!) next meeting Saturday, September 10th at 4:30pm

where Falcon Ridge Clubhouse (Highland Creek) 9504 Kestral Ridge Dr

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 TBD

where TBD

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

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


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