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July 2015
No Service Saturday, July 4 - North Charlotte Campus
Sat, July 4, 2015
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Designed By God - Online
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Journey to Financial Freedom - Online
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New Here? - Lake Norman Campus
Sun, July 5, 2015
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Spiritual Gifts Test
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MAXlife Dudes & Chicks Book Study
Mondays - June 22 - July 13
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Prayer Team
Tue, July 7, 2015
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The Grounds' Wednesday Evening Book Club
Wed, July 8, 2015
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Children's Book Club
Thu, July 9, 2015
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REALife All-Nighter
Fri, July 10, 2015
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Crisis Assistance Ministry Serve Day
Sat, July 11, 2015
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Saturday Seminar- Lead Guitar Basics (ARTS)
Sat, July 11, 2015
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Saturday Seminar- The Heart of the Artist (ARTS)
Sat, July 11, 2015
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Saturday Seminar- The Plagues in Egypt
Sat, July 11, 2015
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Preschool Sun Jam
Sun, July 12, 2015
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Children's Storytime @ The Grounds
Tue, July 14, 2015
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Habitat for Humanity Serve Day
Sat, July 18, 2015
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Saturday Seminar- How to Play the Keys/Piano/Pads (ARTS)
Sat, July 18, 2015
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Saturday Seminar- Music and the Church (ARTS)
Sat, July 18, 2015
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Marriage Prep
Mon, July 20, 2015
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MAX-Out Mission Week 2015
Tue, July 21, 2015 - Thu, July 23, 2015
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The Grounds' Tuesday Evening Book Club
Tue, July 21, 2015
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REALife Summer Sessions
Wed, July 22, 2015
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Children's Book Club
Thu, July 23, 2015
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Saturday Seminar- Gear 101 (ARTS)
Sat, July 25, 2015
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Saturday Seminar- Media & Multi-Camera Live Event Production (ARTS)
Sat, July 25, 2015
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Second Harvest Food Bank Serve Day
Sat, July 25, 2015
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The Grounds' Monday Morning Book Club
Mon, July 27, 2015
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Children's Hope Alliance Serve Day
Tue, July 28, 2015
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Children's Storytime @ The Grounds
Tue, July 28, 2015
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Wild and Wacky Family Night
Fri, July 31, 2015
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August 2015
Nursing Home Ministry Serve Day
Sat, Aug 1, 2015
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MAXlife All-Nighter
Fri, Aug 7, 2015 - Sat, Aug 8, 2015
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Crisis Assistance Ministry Serve Day
Sat, Aug 8, 2015
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REALife Summer Sessions
Wed, Aug 12, 2015
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Habitat for Humanity Serve Day
Sat, Aug 15, 2015
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MAXlife Summer Session
Sun, Aug 16, 2015
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REALife 80's Skate Night
Tue, Aug 18, 2015
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Second Harvest Food Bank Serve Day
Sat, Aug 22, 2015
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Children's Hope Alliance Serve Day
Tue, Aug 25, 2015
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September 2015 and Beyond
GroupLink - North Charlotte
Thu, Sept 3, 2015
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Nursing Home Ministry Serve Day
Sat, Sept 5, 2015
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Crisis Assistance Ministry Serve Day
Sat, Sept 12, 2015
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Habitat for Humanity Serve Day
Sat, Sept 19, 2015
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No Service Saturday, July 4 - North Charlotte Campus
Sat, July 4, 2015
Campus: North Charlotte

Celebrate the 4th of July with your family and friends, and join us on Sunday, July 5!

There will not be a Saturday night service on July 4, but all of our campuses will have normal service times on Sunday.


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Designed By God - Online

Campus: Internet Campus
Online Course

Discover Who You Are:

Uncover your talents, spiritual gifts, passions, values, and personality to see where you fit best and how you can live more effectively!

  • Find deeper meaning in life
  • Consider significant volunteer opportunities in the church
  • Work through career changes
  • Develop your usefulness to God

Register to begin this 5-session online class.

Online classes allow the flexibility of learning from any computer at any time. You set the schedule and work through the sessions at your pace.


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Journey to Financial Freedom - Online

Campus: Internet Campus

What worries you most about your finances? Have you ever been in financial trouble? Does money have anything to do with spiritual matters?

This online course will help you answer these questions and more as you're introduced to biblical principles on material wealth like:

  • understanding the "heart issue" of money
  • examining misconceptions about ownership and responsibility
  • developing a financial plan
  • trusting God as provider
  • gaining freedom from debt

Based on a message series by Senior Pastor James Emery White, this online course is a good first step toward financial freedom!

Our online classes are designed for participants to have the flexibility to work at their own pace. Questions or comments can be directed to meckinstitute@mecklenburg.org.


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New Here? - Lake Norman Campus
Sun, July 5, 2015
Campus: Lake Norman

Checking out Meck? Have questions?

Get your questions answered after service the first Sunday of each month. We'll meet in the office area for snacks and drinks.

Please register by clicking the link below.


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Spiritual Gifts Test

Campus: Internet Campus, Lake Norman, Mountain Island Lake, North Charlotte
On-Line

Register here to take your Spiritual Gifts Test.


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MAXlife Dudes & Chicks Book Study
Mondays - June 22 - July 13
Campus: North Charlotte
The Grounds

Most people don't expect middle schoolers to understand the book "Do Hard Things" by Alexis and Brett Harris or expect that they'll apply it to their lives, but MAXlife does! Join Pastor Chad and MAXlife Coach Meghan for a teenage rebellion against low expectations. Dudes and chicks will meet separately for four separate sessions from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. in The Grounds.

We'll meet on the following Mondays:

July 6
July 13


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Prayer Team
Tue, July 7, 2015
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Campus: North Charlotte
Third Grade Room

We believe that God prayer is powerful and God listens to us as we come to Him. Every Tuesday a group gathers together to learn about prayer and pray for all that is going on at Meck.

And each member of the prayer team receive weekly updates with prayer requests that people have submitted so we can continue to pray throughout the week.

If you would like to join the prayer team or send in a prayer request go to our community care page and scroll down to prayer team.

Contact communitycare@mecklenburg.org or at 704.598.9800, x 109 with any questions.


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The Grounds' Wednesday Evening Book Club
Wed, July 8, 2015
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Campus: North Charlotte
The Grounds

Whether you are a book-lover at heart or just looking for another way to connect deeper with God, The Grounds' Book Clubs provide you with a place to dig deep into faith-based books, meet others and grow spiritually.

Book Clubs meet one time each month at The Grounds.


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Children's Book Club
Thu, July 9, 2015
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Campus: North Charlotte
3's Room

The Grounds is proud to introduce a brand new book club... for kids! The club is designed for 4th and 5th grade students who have a love of reading and who want to apply what they're learning about God to what they're reading in books. Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, the group meets to discuss books that are either faith-based or full of biblical principles. We participate in fun activities to bring the lessons to life and give the children the opportunity to share their thoughts with others.

For more details, email Alexis Drye at adrye@mecklenburg.org


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REALife All-Nighter
Fri, July 10, 2015
8 p.m. - 7 a.m.
Campus: North Charlotte

Get ready for the best night of your life. Go-Karts, Mini-Golf, Video Games, Defy Gravity Trampolines, Ice Skating, 3am Pancakes, Movies and More. Invite your friends and register quickly. We have limited space available for this event. Cost is $45. (*Please note, payments are non-refundable after July 1*)

Drop-off and Pick-up Location: Mecklenburg Community Church North Campus - 8335 Browne Road, Charlotte, NC 28269

Drop-off at Meck at 8 p.m. on Friday night. Please eat dinner before you arrive. Please pick students promptly at 7 a.m. Saturday morning (our leaders will be very tired :).

***A REALife Medical Release Form is required for this event. If you attended SCAMP, we already have your form. If you did not attend SCAMP, please download the form, fill it out, and bring it with you when you arrive.

***Defy Gravity requires that all people sign a release waiver online (minors must have parental consent, those over 18 can sign it themselves). Please CLICK HERE to sign their waiver online.


All necessary expenses are included in the cost of the event. There are additional features such as arcade games and snacks that will not be included, so if you desire those things please bring extra money.

Please look over the RULES and abide by them:

1) Model the love of Jesus in everything you say and do.
2) Be good, not bad.
3) Only uplifting language allowed.
4) No wandering off alone
5) Treat all leaders and all property with respect.
6) No "cuddling", laying down with, or falling asleep with the opposite sex.


Parents, for emergency purposes, here are the details for the evening:
We will be at the Concord Speedpark from 9-11:30pm. (8561 Concord Mills Blvd, Concord, North Carolina 28027)
We will be at Pineville Ice House from 12-1:30am. (400 Towne Centre Blvd, Pineville, NC 28134 )
We will be at Defy Gravity from 2-6:30am. (8116 University City Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28213)
We will be back at Meck at 7am.

Also for emergencies through the evening you may reach Robby at: 704.769.0432


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Crisis Assistance Ministry Serve Day
Sat, July 11, 2015
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Campus: Lake Norman, Mountain Island Lake, North Charlotte
500-A Spratt Street Charlotte, NC 28206

THIS SERVE DAY IS NOW FULL. PLEASE JOIN US NEXT MONTH! VISIT MECKLENBURG.ORG/SERVEDAYS TO SIGN UP NOW!

Crisis Assistance Ministry is the community's emergency room for families facing financial crisis who have nowhere else to turn. The assistance they receive prevents homelessness and loss of utilities. Come be a part of serving on the local mission field in Charlotte!

Join us on Saturday, July 11 from 9 - 11 a.m. helping to serve the working poor in Charlotte as well as meeting other Meck members and attenders!

The address for Crisis Assistance Ministry is:

500-A Spratt Street
Charlotte, NC 28206
704.371.3001

You must wear closed-toed shoes for this serve day! Please meet at the Spratt Street location and arrive by 8:50 a.m. in order to gather as a team at the volunteer entrance.

The minimum age for serving with Crisis is 5 years old, and the group cap for this serve day is 15 people.


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Saturday Seminar- Lead Guitar Basics (ARTS)
Sat, July 11, 2015
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Campus: North Charlotte

What does it take to become a lead guitarist? To go from being a member of the band to a leader in the band? In this Saturday Seminar, you'll learn how to expand both your playing ability and mentality as it relates to a lead instrument.

Instructor: Andrew Wilson

Age Limit: High School and up

Skill Level Requirement: Basic Guitar Knowledge

Optional: Bring personal electric guitar


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Saturday Seminar- The Heart of the Artist (ARTS)
Sat, July 11, 2015
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Campus: North Charlotte

For the creative artist serving in the church, character is as important as craft. Who we are matters as much as what we do. How do we develop our character? By cultivating what author Rory Noland calls, the “Heart of the Artist." In this Saturday Seminar, you will find both wisdom for navigating the challenges and joy in using your gifts as a creative artist.

Instructor: Kristina Gray

Age Limit: Middle School and up

Recommended: "The Heart of the Artist" by Rory Noland


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Saturday Seminar- The Plagues in Egypt
Sat, July 11, 2015
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Campus: North Charlotte

One of the most dramatic stories in the Bible is the one told in the book of Exodus. Israel has been enslaved in Egypt for four hundred years when finally God begins to unfold a fantastic rescue plan. When the Pharaoh refuses to let Israel go, God unleashes a series of ten plagues. In this Saturday Seminar, we'll look at what God did to rescue His people in this incredible story.

Instructor: Casey Jordan

Date: July 11

Cost: None


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Preschool Sun Jam
Sun, July 12, 2015
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Campus: North Charlotte
North Charlotte Campus

All summer Preschool has been learning that the Bible is Better Than Gold, and we can't wait to see your little princesses and pirates for some fun in the sun!

Come hang out with their MecKidz Preschool friends while we play games, get our craft on, and have a blast in this year's splash zone. Bring a towel with you to Sun Jam!

A cold dessert treat will be provided but no dinner.


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Children's Storytime @ The Grounds
Tue, July 14, 2015
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Campus: North Charlotte
The Grounds' Loft

The Children's Storytime at The Grounds was created to be a place where you and your child can spend time together learning about God and having fun! Designed for Pre-K aged children and older, each Storytime is led by a dynamic storyteller who brings faith-based children's books to life. You will also get to help your child make a craft that allows you to bring the lesson home with you. Finished with a snack time, the Children's Storytime is the perfect way to spend a Tuesday morning.

Invite your friends to join in on the fun! No registration required. And don't forget to stop by The Grounds for a cup of coffee or a sweet snack!


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Habitat for Humanity Serve Day
Sat, July 18, 2015
7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Campus: Lake Norman, Mountain Island Lake, North Charlotte
422 N. Linwood Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28216
Meck serves with Habitat for Humanity in the Charlotte area. Come join us in building something that impacts the lives of those in need in our local community!

Join us on Saturday, July 18 from 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Habitat's summer hours) to participate in this serve day. For those who have served with Habitat in the past, you know that this is an amazing way to spend a Saturday and to make a difference in the life of a local family.

Registration for these serve days now takes place on the Habitat website. The registration link will redirect you there and you will be able to view the upcoming serve days. This will allow you to "save the date." The location and task details are as follows:

Location:
422 N. Linwood Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28216

Task: Roof Sheathing / Shingles

Remember to wear comfortable work clothes and closed toed shoes. It may be helpful to bring some work gloves along as well, if not, Habitat will be able to provide them for you. **Please note, the minimum age for serving with Habitat for this particular serve day is 18 due to the task.


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Saturday Seminar- How to Play the Keys/Piano/Pads (ARTS)
Sat, July 18, 2015
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Campus: North Charlotte

Do you play piano? Keys? Create beats on your iPad? Whether you're interested in playing with a band or creating loops and sound beds for original video projects, this seminar gives you an opportunity to explore how you can use your gifts here at Meck! You will learn 'how' the band works and find instruction on how to create, plan, practice in order to take your next step.

Instructor: Rick Harwell

Age Limit: High School and up


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Saturday Seminar- Music and the Church (ARTS)
Sat, July 18, 2015
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Campus: North Charlotte

The Church has a long, rich and detailed relationship with music. From the Middle Ages to the book of Psalms, music has always played an important role in enriching the mind and heart of those inside and outside church walls. In this seminar we'll unpack the relationship and discover its eternal significance.

Instructor: Steve Gompers

Age Limit: Middle School and up


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Marriage Prep
Mon, July 20, 2015
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Campus: North Charlotte

Marriage Prep is a course designed to help couples get ready, not just for the big day but, for a lifelong, Christ-centered marriage. If you are planning to be married by a Meck pastor, Marriage Prep is a required part of our premarital process. However, we encourage any engaged couple to participate.

Instructor: Elizabeth and Jim Hammond

Date: Every Monday and Wednesday from July 20 through July 29

Cost: $20 per couple


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MAX-Out Mission Week 2015
Tue, July 21, 2015 - Thu, July 23, 2015
Campus: North Charlotte

We would love for you to join us for this year's MAX-Out Mission Week 2015, an extreme three-day event where students come together to share the love of Jesus with the Charlotte area community through acts of service. Each day, teams of students will spread out all over our city to take part in two different service projects. This is an amazing opportunity to not only learn about following God's call to love and serve others but to see the difference that can be made in just three days.

During the MAX-Out Mission Week we will flood social media with the stories of all the amazing things our students are doing to serve. We'll also provide the contact info for our mission partners each day so that you can continue to serve as a family because we know that this week will make such an impact on the students. This will be one of the best experiences your student has this summer. You don't want to miss it!

Who: All middle school students (rising 7th-9th grade)

When: Tuesday, July 21 - Thursday, July 23
Each day from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: Meet each morning at The Grounds at Meck's North Charlotte Campus

Cost: $50 (includes t-shirt, bandanna, lunch on Wednesday)

Students are encouraged to eat breakfast before they arrive.
For lunch, bring money on Tuesday, pizza will be provided on Wednesday, and students will bring a bag lunch on Thursday.

Parents, we need your help chaperoning and driving for this event. This year we are renting 15 passenger vans. We will need help driving, documenting the day, working with our students while making sure our students have fun, work hard and are safe. You can volunteer for morning sessions (9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.), afternoon sessions (1:30 - 5:00 p.m.), or all day (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.). If you are able to help, fill out your available times (days/mornings or afternoons) when registering.

Questions? Contact Chad Macy at 704.598.9800 x120
or click here to email.


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The Grounds' Tuesday Evening Book Club
Tue, July 21, 2015
7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Campus: North Charlotte
The Grounds' Loft

Whether you are a book-lover at heart or just looking for another way to connect deeper with God, The Grounds' Book Clubs provide you with a place to dig deep into faith-based books, meet others and grow spiritually.

The Tuesday group meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7:15-8:15 p.m. in The Grounds' Loft.


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REALife Summer Sessions
Wed, July 22, 2015
6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Campus: North Charlotte

Come join us this summer for one awesome REALife service each month. We're doing things a little differently than usual, with a fun "coffee house" style atmosphere, free food, and great worship. Bring your friends and come ready to have a good time.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Food is served at 6:15 p.m. REALife starts at 7 p.m. and concludes at 8 p.m.


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Children's Book Club
Thu, July 23, 2015
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Campus: North Charlotte
3's Room

The Grounds is proud to introduce a brand new book club... for kids! The club is designed for 4th and 5th grade students who have a love of reading and who want to apply what they're learning about God to what they're reading in books. Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, the group meets to discuss books that are either faith-based or full of biblical principles. We participate in fun activities to bring the lessons to life and give the children the opportunity to share their thoughts with others.

For more details, email Alexis Drye at adrye@mecklenburg.org


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Saturday Seminar- Gear 101 (ARTS)
Sat, July 25, 2015
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Campus: North Charlotte

This seminar is designed specifically for electric and acoustic guitarists that want to better understand how gear affects their sound. We'll inventory what you already have, discuss what you need, and explore how it affects your overall tone.

Instructors: Andrew Wilson and Zach White

Age Limit: Middle School and up

Optional: Bring your personal electric or acoustic guitar


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Saturday Seminar- Media & Multi-Camera Live Event Production (ARTS)
Sat, July 25, 2015
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Campus: North Charlotte

If you enjoy the view from behind the camera, this seminar is for you. We'll focus on video production and camera operation specifically as it relates to multi-camera live events like what you experience each weekend at Meck! This hands-on experience is perfect for anyone looking to develop their skills in camera operation, video mixing and basic video editing.

Instructor: Mark Pickens

Age Limit: Middle School and up


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Second Harvest Food Bank Serve Day
Sat, July 25, 2015
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Campus: Lake Norman, Mountain Island Lake, North Charlotte
500-B Spratt Street Charlotte, NC 28206

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina strives through education, advocacy and partnerships to eliminate hunger through the solicitation and distribution of food. Come out and serve on the local mission field in Charlotte!

Join us on Saturday, July 25 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. helping to serve in the warehouse as well as meeting other Meck members and attenders!

The address for Second Harvest is:

500-B Spratt Street
Charlotte, NC 28206
704.376.1785

You must wear closed-toe shoes to the serve day! Please meet at the Spratt Street location by 8:50 a.m. in order to gather as a team in the parking lot. Please note that Second Harvest would like to cap the group at 15 people and the minimum age for serving is 12 years old.

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The Grounds' Monday Morning Book Club
Mon, July 27, 2015
10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Campus: North Charlotte
The Grounds

Whether you are a book-lover at heart or just looking for another way to connect deeper with God, The Grounds' Book Clubs provide you with a place to dig deep into faith-based books, meet others and grow spiritually.

Book Clubs meet one time each month at The Grounds.


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Children's Hope Alliance Serve Day
Tue, July 28, 2015
5:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Campus: Lake Norman, Mountain Island Lake, North Charlotte
156 Frazier Loop Statesville, NC 28677

Children's Hope Alliance (Barium Springs) is an organization committed to providing a "Safe Home" for children through group homes, therapeutic foster care and adoption programs. They strive to provide healing for individuals that are troubled, abused or neglected through educational, prevention and developmental programs.

It is through these group homes that Meck is able to serve by taking one evening a month to provide dinner for the children staying there. This affords the room parents a break from the cooking for the night, and allows us to show these kids that people in their community care about them.

Please join us on Tuesday, July 28 from 5:15 - 7:30 p.m. to participate in this serve day. If this is your first time serving with this organization, you will be contacted by one of our team leaders who will review some of the specifics related to serving with Children's Hope Alliance.

The address and contact information for Children's Hope Alliance is:

156 Frazier Loop
Statesville, NC 28677
704.872.4157

All groups will check in at the Administration Building first to sign a confidentiality statement.

The minimum age for serving with Children's Hope Alliance is 18 years old. We must limit this serve day to no more than 12 people.


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Children's Storytime @ The Grounds
Tue, July 28, 2015
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Campus: North Charlotte
The Grounds' Loft

The Children's Storytime at The Grounds was created to be a place where you and your child can spend time together learning about God and having fun! Designed for Pre-K aged children and older, each Storytime is led by a dynamic storyteller who brings faith-based children's books to life. You will also get to help your child make a craft that allows you to bring the lesson home with you. Finished with a snack time, the Children's Storytime is the perfect way to spend a Tuesday morning.

Invite your friends to join in on the fun! No registration required. And don't forget to stop by The Grounds for a cup of coffee or a sweet snack!


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Wild and Wacky Family Night
Fri, July 31, 2015
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Campus: North Charlotte

Meck's next Family Night is not just any Family Night... it's Wild and Wacky Family Night!

Come ready to to make family memories with water soaking, paint splashing and slippery sliding fun.

The night itself will kick-off at 6 p.m. with a hot-dog dinner, accompanied with wacky contests including the annual burping contest. Yes, you read (heard) that right. (You must register for the hot dog dinner)

Service starts at 7 p.m. with wacky games and a fun lesson for the family.

Family challenges start at 7:45, including an obstacle course, slip 'n slides, and a color splash. There will be ice cream for everyone, sprinkler areas to rinse off after the wacky games and plastic bags to protect your car from the mess.

The night is going to be fun, it's going to be messy and it's going to be your family's favorite summer event. Come get wild and wacky with us on July 31!


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Nursing Home Ministry Serve Day
Sat, Aug 1, 2015
9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Campus: Lake Norman, Mountain Island Lake, North Charlotte
13825 Hunton Lane Huntersville, NC 28078

There is a clear command in the Bible to care for the widow and the orphan, and to serve the least and the lost. Serving at a nursing home is a wonderful way to be able to do this, and a fantastic opportunity for families to serve together.

Olde Knox Commons is Meck's partner for our Nursing Home Ministry. The activities that we do with the residents and the simple act of being there to spend time with them, brings so much joy to their lives.

Join us on Saturday, August 1 from 9:15 - 10:30 a.m. helping to serve at this home and to begin building amazing relationships with both the residents and other people from Meck!

The address for Olde Knox Commons is:

13825 Hunton Lane
Huntersville, NC 28078
704.897.2700

All individuals serving must arrive no later than 9:15 a.m. in order to receive a brief orientation about the home and the expectations for the serve day. There are no age restrictions for this serve day (babies are welcome as well!).

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MAXlife All-Nighter
Fri, Aug 7, 2015 - Sat, Aug 8, 2015
8 p.m. - 7 a.m.
Campus: North Charlotte

Mark your calendar and invite your friends!!

Details coming soon :)


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Crisis Assistance Ministry Serve Day
Sat, Aug 8, 2015
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
500-A Spratt Street Charlotte, NC 28206

Crisis Assistance Ministry is the community's emergency room for families facing financial crisis who have nowhere else to turn. The assistance they receive prevents homelessness and loss of utilities. Come be a part of serving on the local mission field in Charlotte!

Join us on Saturday, August 8 from 9 - 11 a.m. helping to serve the working poor in Charlotte as well as meeting other Meck members and attenders!

The address for Crisis Assistance Ministry is:

500-A Spratt Street
Charlotte, NC 28206
704.371.3001

You must wear closed-toed shoes for this serve day! Please meet at the Spratt Street location and arrive by 8:50 a.m. in order to gather as a team at the volunteer entrance.

The minimum age for serving with Crisis is 5 years old, and the group cap for this serve day is 15 people.


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REALife Summer Sessions
Wed, Aug 12, 2015
6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Campus: North Charlotte

Come join us this summer for one awesome REALife service each month. We're doing things a little differently than usual, with a fun "coffee house" style atmosphere, free food, and great worship. Bring your friends and come ready to have a good time.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Food is served at 6:15 p.m. REALife starts at 7 p.m. and concludes at 8 p.m.


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Habitat for Humanity Serve Day
Sat, Aug 15, 2015
7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Campus: Lake Norman, Mountain Island Lake, North Charlotte
Charlotte Area

Meck serves with Habitat for Humanity in the Charlotte area. Come join us in building something that impacts the lives of those in need in our local community!

Join us on Saturday, August 15 from 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Habitat's summer hours). to participate in this serve day. For those who have served with Habitat in the past, you know that this is an amazing way to spend a Saturday and to make a difference in the life of a local family.

Registration for these serve days now takes place on the Habitat website. The registration link will redirect you there and you will be able to view the upcoming serve days. The location and task details are as follows:

Location: TBD
Task:
TBD

Remember to wear comfortable work clothes and closed toed shoes. It may be helpful to bring some work gloves along as well, if not, Habitat will be able to provide them for you. **Please note, the minimum age for serving with Habitat is 16.


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MAXlife Summer Session
Sun, Aug 16, 2015
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Campus: North Charlotte

Looking for something ELECTRIC to invite your #baes, #besties and #bros to this summer? Mark your calendars for MAXlife Summer Sessions! It's all of the fun of MAXlife super-sized with a dose of EPIC summer energy! #inviteyourfriends, and bring a change of clothes and a towel to each Summer Session.

Doors open at 4pm-6pm.

For parents who desire more information about the topics being covered at MAXlife please email us at maxlife@mecklenburg.org

Address for MAXlife:
8335 Browne Road
Charlotte, NC 28269

Enter on the far side of the building by The Grounds Cafe.


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REALife 80's Skate Night
Tue, Aug 18, 2015
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Travel back in time, get dress up in some retro 80's clothes, and join us for a night of roller skating at Frye's Roller Rink in Concord. Meet at 7pm and stay until close (9pm) or leave anytime you like. Cost is only $1 for admission and either $2 for roller skates or $3 for inline skates. Bring extra money if you would like to buy food or snacks.

We are meeting at Frye's. Address: 2800 Poplar Tent Road, Concord, NC 28027

If you arrive before 7pm there will be REALife leaders gathering our group to head in together. If you arrive after 7pm, head on in. You will pay Frye's for admission and join us inside.


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Second Harvest Food Bank Serve Day
Sat, Aug 22, 2015
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Campus: Lake Norman, Mountain Island Lake, North Charlotte
500-B Spratt Street Charlotte, NC 28206

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina focuses on education, advocacy and partnerships as they strive to eliminate hunger through the solicitation and distribution of food. Come serve in Charlotte's local mission field!

Join us on Saturday, August 22 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. helping to serve in the warehouse as well as meeting other Meck members and attenders!

The address for Second Harvest is:

500-B Spratt Street
Charlotte, NC 28206
704.376.1785

Please meet at the Spratt Street location by 8:50 a.m. in order to gather as a team in the parking lot. Please note that Second Harvest would like to cap the group at 15 people. No children under age 12 are allowed to serve due to the warehouse environment. Please wear closed toed shoes to this serve day.


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Children's Hope Alliance Serve Day
Tue, Aug 25, 2015
5:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Campus: Lake Norman, Mountain Island Lake, North Charlotte
156 Frazier Loop Statesville, NC 28677

Children's Hope Alliance (Barium Springs) is an organization committed to providing a "Safe Home" for children through group homes, therapeutic foster care and adoption programs. They strive to provide healing for individuals that are troubled, abused or neglected through educational, prevention and developmental programs.

It is through these group homes that Meck is able to serve by taking one evening a month to provide dinner for the children staying there. This affords the room parents a break from the cooking for the night, and allows us to show these kids that people in their community care about them.

Please join us on Tuesday, August 25 from 5:15 - 7:30 p.m. to participate in this serve day. If this is your first time serving with this organization, you will be contacted by one of our team leaders who will review some of the specifics related to serving with Children's Hope Alliance.

The address and contact information for Children's Hope Alliance is:

156 Frazier Loop
Statesville, NC 28677

704.872.4157

All groups will check in at the Administration Building first to sign a confidentiality statement.
The minimum age for serving with Children's Hope Alliance is 18 years old. We must limit this serve day to no more than 12 people.

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GroupLink - North Charlotte
Thu, Sept 3, 2015
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Campus: North Charlotte
The Grounds

Do you want to find community at Meck? Then GroupLink is for you.

GroupLink is a two-hour event that will allow you to meet people in a similar life stage with the goal of forming a Group. A host, several staff members and Groups volunteers will be at GroupLink to help you meet your group and walk you thruogh the night.

Please register using the link below.


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Nursing Home Ministry Serve Day
Sat, Sept 5, 2015
9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
13825 Hunton Lane Huntersville, NC 28078

There is a clear command in the Bible to care for the widow and the orphan, and to serve the least and the lost. Serving at a nursing home is a wonderful way to be able to do this, and a fantastic opportunity for families to serve together.

Olde Knox Commons is Meck's partner for our Nursing Home Ministry. The activities that we do with the residents and the simple act of being there to spend time with them, brings so much joy to their lives.

Join us on Saturday, September 5 from 9:15 - 10:30 a.m. helping to serve at this home and to begin building amazing relationships with both the residents and other people from Meck!

The address for Olde Knox Commons is:

13825 Hunton Lane
Huntersville, NC 28078
704.897.2700

All individuals serving must arrive no later than 9:15 a.m. in order to receive a brief orientation about the home and the expectations for the serve day. There are no age restrictions for this serve day (babies are welcome as well!).

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Crisis Assistance Ministry Serve Day
Sat, Sept 12, 2015
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Campus: Lake Norman, Mountain Island Lake, North Charlotte
500-A Spratt Street

Crisis Assistance Ministry is the community's emergency room for families facing financial crisis who have nowhere else to turn. The assistance they receive prevents homelessness and loss of utilities. Come be a part of serving on the local mission field in Charlotte!

Join us on Saturday, September 12 from 9 - 11 a.m. helping to serve the working poor in Charlotte as well as meeting other Meck members and attenders!

The address for Crisis Assistance Ministry is:

500-A Spratt Street
Charlotte, NC 28206
704.371.3001

You must wear closed-toe shoes to this serve day! Please meet at the Spratt Street location and arrive by 8:50 a.m. in order to gather as a team in the lobby of the donations drop off area.

The minimum age for serving with Crisis is 5 years old and the group max is 15 participants.

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Habitat for Humanity Serve Day
Sat, Sept 19, 2015
7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Campus: Lake Norman, Mountain Island Lake, North Charlotte
3209 Boyd Street, Charlotte, NC 28208

Meck serves with Habitat for Humanity in the Charlotte area. Come join us in building something that impacts the lives of those in need in our local community!

Join us on Saturday, September 19 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. to participate in this serve day. For those who have served with Habitat in the past, you know that this is an amazing way to spend a Saturday and to make a difference in the life of a local family.

Registration for these serve days now takes place on the Habitat website. The registration link will redirect you there and you will be able to view the upcoming serve days. The location and task details are as follows:

Location: TBD
Task:
TBD


Remember to wear comfortable work clothes and closed toed shoes. It may be helpful to bring some work gloves along as well, if not, Habitat will be able to provide them for you. **Please note, the minimum age for serving with Habitat is 16.


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