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July 2016
Outdoor Movie Night - Mountain Island Lake Campus
Fri, July 29, 2016
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Backpack Drive
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TeamLife - North Charlotte
Sat, July 30, 2016
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Designed By God - Online
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Journey to Financial Freedom - Online
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Spiritual Gifts Test - Online
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August 2016
Nursing Home Ministry Serve Day
Sat, Aug 6, 2016
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Children's Storytime at The Grounds
Tue, August 9, 2016
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The Grounds' Wednesday Evening Book Club
Wed, August 10, 2016
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Wild and Wacky Family Night
Fri, Aug 12, 2016
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Crisis Assistance Ministry Serve Day
Sat, Aug 13, 2016
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MecKidz Training for Middle School Student Assistants
Tue, Aug 16, 2016
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The Grounds' Tuesday Evening Book Club
Tue, August 16, 2016
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REALife Summer Sessions
Wed, Aug 17, 2016
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MAXlife All-Nighter
Fri, Aug 19, 2016 - Sat, Aug 20, 2016
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Foundations
Sat, Aug 20, 2016
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The Grounds' Monday Morning Book Club
Mon, August 22, 2016
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Children's Hope Alliance Serve Day
Tue, Aug 23, 2016
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Children's Storytime at The Grounds
Tue, August 23, 2016
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GroupLink
Thu, Aug 25, 2016
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REALife Goodbye Summer Party
Fri, Aug 26, 2016
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Second Harvest Food Bank Serve Day
Sat, Aug 27, 2016
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MAXlife Sixth Grade & Parent Take Over
Sun, Aug 28, 2016
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September 2016 and Beyond
Nursing Home Ministry Serve Day
Sat, Sept 3, 2016
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REALife Fall Kick-Off
Wed, Sept 7, 2016
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Charlotte Rescue Mission Serve Day
Thu, Sept 8, 2016
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Crisis Assistance Ministry Serve Day
Sat, Sept 10, 2016
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MecKidz Training for Middle School Student Assistants
Sun, Sept 11, 2016
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Weekend MAXlife
Sun, Sept 11, 2016
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Assisted Living Ministry Serve Day
Sat, Sept 17, 2016
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Habitat for Humanity Serve Day
Sat, Sept 17, 2016
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Second Harvest Food Bank Serve Day
Sat, Sept 24, 2016
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TeamLife - North Charlotte
Sat, Sept 24, 2016
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TeamLife - Lake Norman
Sun, Sept 25, 2016
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Children's Hope Alliance Serve Day
Tue, Sept 27, 2016
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REALife Fall Retreat
Fri, Sept 30, 2016 - Sun, Oct 2, 2016
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Nursing Home Ministry Serve Day
Sat, Oct 1, 2016
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Crisis Assistance Ministry Serve Day
Sat, Oct 8, 2016
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TeamLife - Mountain Island Lake
Sun, Oct 9, 2016
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Assisted Living Ministry Serve Day
Sat, Oct 15, 2016
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Habitat for Humanity Serve Day
Sat, Oct 15, 2016
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Second Harvest Food Bank Serve Day
Sat, Oct 22, 2016
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Children's Hope Alliance Serve Day
Tue, Oct 25, 2016
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Outdoor Movie Night - Mountain Island Lake Campus
Fri, July 29, 2016
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Campus: Mountain Island Lake
Mountain Island Charter School Football Field

The entire family is invited to an outdoor movie night at our Mountain Island Lake Campus! Bring your blankets or a lawn chair, and spread out on Mountain Island Charter's football field with us. We'll have games, free popcorn, and a movie starting at sunset.


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Backpack Drive

Campus: Lake Norman, Mountain Island Lake, North Charlotte

Provide a backpack and supplies to aid homeless and foster children through our partnerships with A Child's Place and Children's Hope Alliance! The number of children identified as homeless is continuing to grow and they need our help to be prepared for a new school year.

All you have to do:

1. Buy a full-size backpack
2. Fill it with all items on the shopping list (links below)
3. Bring it to Meck any weekend from July 30-August 14

Your donations will help the children not only to be prepared, but to be confident at the start of school!

North Charlotte & Mountain Island Lake Campuses

Shopping List
Amazon Wish List

Lake Norman Campus

Shopping List
Amazon Wish List


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TeamLife - North Charlotte
Sat, July 30, 2016
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Campus: North Charlotte
Room 215 (Upstairs)

TeamLife is designed to be a first step for you to get connected at Meck. This two-hour class will discuss how Meck got started, our beliefs and mission and how you can get involved here. TeamLife also serves as our membership class where you will learn about our membership process.

Childcare is provided for this event. Please register your children by including their information in the registration form when prompted.


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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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Spiritual Gifts Test - Online

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

Register here to take your Spiritual Gifts Test.


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Nursing Home Ministry Serve Day
Sat, Aug 6, 2016
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 6 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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Children's Storytime at The Grounds
Tue, August 9, 2016
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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The Grounds' Wednesday Evening Book Club
Wed, August 10, 2016
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.

August book (to be discussed at the August 10th meeting): "As Sure as the Dawn" - Francine Rivers

"This classic series has inspired nearly 2 million readers. Both loyal fans and new readers will want the latest edition of this beloved series. This edition includes a foreword from the publisher, a preface from Francine Rivers and discussion questions suitable for personal and group use. #3 As Sure As the Dawn: Atretes. German warrior. Revered gladiator. He won his freedom through his fierceness . . . But his life is about to change forever."

All book club members can purchase the book club book in The Grounds for 25% off the retail price.



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Wild and Wacky Family Night
Fri, Aug 12, 2016
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 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.
(NOTE: 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 frozen treats 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 August 12!


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Crisis Assistance Ministry Serve Day
Sat, Aug 13, 2016
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Campus: Lake Norman, Mountain Island Lake, North Charlotte
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 13 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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MecKidz Training for Middle School Student Assistants
Tue, Aug 16, 2016
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Campus: North Charlotte

MecKidz Training for Middle School Student Assistants

WHO?

6th, 7th, and 8th grade Student Assistant MecKidz Volunteers

WHAT?

Exciting training to take Student Assistant Volunteers to the next level of impact!

WHEN?

Tuesday, August 16 from 3-5 p.m.


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The Grounds' Tuesday Evening Book Club
Tue, August 16, 2016
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 Twos Room.

August book (to be discussed at the August 17th meeting): "#Struggles: Following Jesus in a Selfie-Centered World" by Craig Groeschel

"We all love the benefits of technology and social media, but even with the incredible upsides, many of us suspect there are unintended negative consequences that are beyond our control. We’ve lost perspective, even perhaps ourselves.

In this timely and life-changing new book, New York Times bestselling author and pastor of LifeChurch.tv Craig Groeschel encourages readers who are hungry to regain control over their lives and put Christ first again. He walks them through biblical values that all Christ followers know are essential, but are even more important for our maxed out, selfie-centered world.

The more you compare, the less satisfied you are. The more we interact online, the more we crave face to face intimacy, but the harder it is to find. The more filtered our lives become, the more challenging it is to be authentic. The more information about the pain in the world we’re exposed to the more difficult it is to care.

It’s time to refresh and rediscover our understanding of the biblical principles that life with Christ brings: contentment, intimacy, authenticity, compassion, rest and more. Groeschel taps in to some of the most up-to-date studies on the effects of social media on our emotions and our friendships. And he offers real-life examples of how we struggle with social media, how it masks our real struggles, and how we can reclaim a Christ-centered life."

All book club members can purchase the book club book in The Grounds for 25% off the retail price.


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REALife Summer Sessions
Wed, Aug 17, 2016
6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Campus: North Charlotte

High School Students: Come join us this summer for one awesome REALife service each month. There will be free food, fun games 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 8:30 p.m.


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MAXlife All-Nighter
Fri, Aug 19, 2016 - Sat, Aug 20, 2016
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, 3am Pancakes and More. Invite your friends and register quickly. We have limited space available for this event so you better get signed up ASAP. Cost is $65. (*Please note, payments are non-refundable after August 1*) This price covers transportation and admission to all locations.

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

Drop-off at Meck at 8-8:15 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 MAXlife Medical Release Form is required for this event. If you attended MAX-Camp or MAXOUT Mission Week 2016, we already have your form. If you did not attend these events, 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) NO ELECTRONICS
2.) NO ENERGY DRINKS OF ANY KIND
3.) Model the love of Jesus in everything you say and do.
4.) Be good, not bad.
5.) Only uplifting language allowed.
6.) No wandering off alone
7.) Treat all leaders and all property with respect.
8.) No "cuddling", laying down with, or falling asleep with the opposite sex.
9.) No breaking up and going out on this night.


Parents, for emergency purposes, here are the details for the evening:

8:00pm. Arrive at Mecklenburg Community Church (8335 Browne Road Charlotte)
1st Stop: Concord Speed Park (8461 Concord Mills Blvd, Charlotte) Leave 12am
2nd Stop: Defy Gravity (8116 University City Blvd, Charlotte) 12:45-6:30
Arrive back at Mecklenburg Community Church (8335 Browne Road Charlotte) 7am

Also for emergencies through the evening you may reach Pastor Chad at: 704.765.2087


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Foundations
Sat, Aug 20, 2016
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Campus: North Charlotte
5th Grade Room

Whether you're a spiritual explorer or you've been a Christian for years, this class is an absolute must. It's specifically designed to helped you take the next step on your journey, no matter where you are. Together, we dig into the most fundamental Christian beliefs and talk practically about how to spend time with God through prayer and Bible study.

Instructor: Casey Jordan

Date: Saturday, August 20


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The Grounds' Monday Morning Book Club
Mon, August 22, 2016
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.

August book (to be discussed at the August 22nd meeting): "Fatherless" by Dr. James Dobson and Kurt Bruner

"The year is 2042, and the long-predicted tipping point has arrived. For the first time in human history, the economic pyramid has flipped: The feeble old now outnumber the vigorous young, and this untenable situation is intensifying a battle between competing cultural agendas. Reporter Julia Davidson-a formerly award-winning journalist seeking to revive a flagging career-is investigating the growing crisis, unaware that her activity makes her a pawn in an ominous conspiracy.

Plagued by nightmares about her absent father, Julia finds herself drawn to the quiet strength of a man she meets at a friend's church. As the engrossing plot of FATHERLESS unfolds, Julia faces choices that pit professional success against personal survival in an increasingly uncertain and dangerous world."

All book club members can purchase the book club book in The Grounds for 25% off the retail price.



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Children's Hope Alliance Serve Day
Tue, Aug 23, 2016
5 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 Meck to show these kids that people in their community care about them.

Please join us on Tuesday, August 23 from 5 - 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.

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Children's Storytime at The Grounds
Tue, August 23, 2016
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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GroupLink
Thu, Aug 25, 2016
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Campus: North Charlotte
The Grounds

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 through the night.


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REALife Goodbye Summer Party
Fri, Aug 26, 2016

Join us for one last hoorah to celebrate the end of summer. We'll have free food and fun times!

Time and location TBD.


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Second Harvest Food Bank Serve Day
Sat, Aug 27, 2016
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 27 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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MAXlife Sixth Grade & Parent Take Over
Sun, Aug 28, 2016
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Campus: North Charlotte

Sixth-grade students AND their parents have the chance to take over MAXlife.

This is only for 6th grade students who will get to experience MAXlife for the first time complete with crazy games, amazing music and videos, and a message designed just for them. The students will also get to meet their MAXlife coach who will be their group leader for the entire upcoming year.

Parents, you'll have the chance to meet the MAXlife pastor, Chad Macy, and see first-hand a taste of what the MAXlife experience looks like.

This is a really great and easy way for students to experience the MAXlife Middle School Ministry!!

Join us on Sunday, August 28 - doors open at 4:30 p.m and the service will start at 5:00-6:30 p.m.

And parents if you are interested in finding out how to get involved and serve with MAXlife please email maxlife@mecklenburg.org.


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Nursing Home Ministry Serve Day
Sat, Sept 3, 2016
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, September 3 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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REALife Fall Kick-Off
Wed, Sept 7, 2016
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Campus: North Charlotte
Enter by The Grounds Bookstore

We're back in action! Join us for our Fall Kick-Off September 7. Doors open at 6 p.m. when students can come shoot hoops, play video games, grab a snack or drink from the cafe, or just hang out with friends until REALife starts at 7 p.m.

We'll have free pizza at 6:15 while supplies last, so don't be late.

All first time guests to REALife receive a free gift... and so do the students who invite someone who has never been before. So start inviting now!

Our REALife service is from 7-8:30. All high school students are invited to join us for the fun. We hope to see you there.


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Charlotte Rescue Mission Serve Day
Thu, Sept 8, 2016
5:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
Campus: Lake Norman, Mountain Island Lake, North Charlotte
907 W 1st Street Charlotte, NC 28202

Charlotte Rescue Mission is an organization committed to serving people struggling with addiction, poverty, or hopelessness. It provides residential recovery programs that help people achieve long-term sobriety, find employment and stable housing, and restore and build healthy relationships.

It is through this program that Meck is able to serve by taking one morning every two months to provide breakfast at the Mission.

Join us on Thursday, September 8 from 5:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. to participate in this serve day.

The address and contact information for Charlotte Rescue Mission is:

907 W 1st Street

Charlotte, NC 28202

704-333-4673

Registration for these serve days takes place on the Charlotte Rescue Mission website. NOTE, you will need to create a user profile where you will indicate that you are part of Meck's group. To do so, click "Sign In" where you will be prompted to create an account. The registration link will redirect you to the website where you can register.

The minimum age for serving with Charlotte Rescue Mission is 13 years old, and the group cap for this serve day is 10 people.


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Crisis Assistance Ministry Serve Day
Sat, Sept 10, 2016
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Campus: Lake Norman, Mountain Island Lake, North Charlotte
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, September 10 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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MecKidz Training for Middle School Student Assistants
Sun, Sept 11, 2016
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Campus: North Charlotte

MecKidz Training for Middle School Student Assistants

WHO?

6th, 7th, and 8th grade Student Assistant MecKidz Volunteers

WHAT?

Exciting training to take Student Assistant Volunteers to the next level of impact!

WHEN?

Sunday, September 11th from 2-4 p.m.


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Weekend MAXlife
Sun, Sept 11, 2016
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Campus: North Charlotte

Join us at Meck's North Charlotte Campus for music, games, videos, teaching from God's Word, breakout groups, lots of middle school students, and a whole lot of fun! Bring a friend with you!

Doors open at 4:30 p.m. when there will be music, video games, snacks and drink items available in our cafe and time to hang out and meet new friends. MAXlife starts at 5:00 p.m. and concludes at 6:30 p.m.

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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Assisted Living Ministry Serve Day
Sat, Sept 17, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Campus: Lake Norman, Mountain Island Lake, North Charlotte
13910 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.

Ransom Ridge Assisted Living and Memory Care is Meck's partner for our Assisted Living 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 17 from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. helping to serve at this assisted living center and to begin building amazing relationships with both the residents and other people from Meck!

The address for Ransom Ridge is:

13910 Hunton Lane
Huntersville, NC 28078
704.897.2723

All individuals serving must arrive no later than 9:30 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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Habitat for Humanity Serve Day
Sat, Sept 17, 2016
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Campus: Lake Norman, Mountain Island Lake, North Charlotte

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 17 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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Second Harvest Food Bank Serve Day
Sat, Sept 24, 2016
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, September 24 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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TeamLife - North Charlotte
Sat, Sept 24, 2016
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Campus: North Charlotte
Room 215 (Upstairs)

TeamLife is designed to be a first step for you to get connected at Meck. This two-hour class will discuss how Meck got started, our beliefs and mission and how you can get involved here. TeamLife also serves as our membership class where you will learn about our membership process.

Childcare is provided for this event. Please register your children by including their information in the registration form when prompted.


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TeamLife - Lake Norman
Sun, Sept 25, 2016
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Campus: Lake Norman

TeamLife is designed to be a first step for you to get connected at Meck. This one-hour class will discuss how Meck got started, our beliefs and mission and how you can get involved here. TeamLife also serves as our membership class where you will learn about our membership process.

Childcare is provided for this event. Please register your children by including their information in the registration form when prompted.


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Children's Hope Alliance Serve Day
Tue, Sept 27, 2016
5 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 Meck to show these kids that people in their community care about them.

Please join us on Tuesday, September 27 from 5 - 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.

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REALife Fall Retreat
Fri, Sept 30, 2016 - Sun, Oct 2, 2016
7:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Campus: North Charlotte
Kannapolis, NC

...registration coming soon.

We're heading back to Cedar Grove Retreat Center. This has been a student favorite for the past four years. Come join us for a great weekend full of bonfires, lake activities, high ropes course, paintball, worship, great food, and awesome friendships. It's gonna be an awesome weekend. Feel free to invite your friends.

The dates for the Fall Retreat are Sept. 30 - Oct. 2 (Friday through Sunday). We will meet at Cedar Grove at 7:30pm on Friday night. Parents are to pick up students at 1:30pm on Sunday. Cedar Grove's address and directions are listed below.

Arrival time for the retreat is between 7:30-8:00 P.M. If you arrive earlier than that please sit tight in the parking lot. Check-in will begin at 7:30. Please eat dinner before you arrive.

The cost is $125 and includes lodging, meals, and all activities except for paintball (additional $25 to be paid when you arrive at camp).

Payments are non-refundable after September 21. We pay the camp for the students who sign up, so even if you realize you can no longer attend, we still pay for your spot. That is why payments are non-refundable.


Please download, fill out, and turn in the following forms by September 28. Click the words to download the form.

(1) REALife Medical Release (2) Camp Medical Release


Packing List:
Bible/Pen
Sleeping Bag and Pillow
Warm clothes for the evening
Clothes you can get dirty
Athletic Clothes
White clothes for Color Fight
Toilettries and Soap
Towels
Modest Bathing Suit
Extra Snacks (if desired)
Money ($25) for Paintball (if desired)
You may bring paintball equipment if you desire, but it must be given to a leader until you go to play.

Things NOT to Bring:
Durgs/Alcohol
Weapons/Fireworks
Water Balloons
*Personal Electronics (iPOD, cell phone, DVD player, video games etc. are not needed. Students may bring these for bedtime, but may not be used during the day)

DRIVING RULES:

Students may drive themselves to the retreat, but once they arrive they will not be allowed to drive their car until they leave unless they have parent consent to leave and return to camp.

ADDRESS:
Cedar Grove Retreat, 3350 Camp Julia Road, Kannapolis, NC 28083

DIRECTIONS FROM CHARLOTTE:
Take I-85 North to exit 63. Turn right at top of exit ramp onto Lane Street. Proceed on Lane Street 7/10 mile until stop light. Turn right at stop light onto Old Salisbury - Concord Road. Proceed 9/10 mile on Old Salisbury-Concord Road. Turn right onto Camp Julia Road. Proceed 5/10 mile on Camp Julia Road. Turn left into Cedar Grove Retreat.

If you have questions, contact Robby Smernoff at 704.598.9800 x114 or realife@mecklenburg.org


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Nursing Home Ministry Serve Day
Sat, Oct 1, 2016
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, October 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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Crisis Assistance Ministry Serve Day
Sat, Oct 8, 2016
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Campus: Lake Norman, Mountain Island Lake, North Charlotte
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, October 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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TeamLife - Mountain Island Lake
Sun, Oct 9, 2016
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Campus: Mountain Island Lake

TeamLife is designed to be a first step for you to get connected at Meck. This one-hour class will discuss how Meck got started, our beliefs and mission and how you can get involved here. TeamLife also serves as our membership class where you will learn about our membership process.

Childcare is provided for this event. Please register your children by including their information in the registration form when prompted.


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Assisted Living Ministry Serve Day
Sat, Oct 15, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Campus: Lake Norman, Mountain Island Lake, North Charlotte
13910 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.

Ransom Ridge Assisted Living and Memory Care is Meck's partner for our Assisted Living 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, October 15 from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. helping to serve at this assisted living center and to begin building amazing relationships with both the residents and other people from Meck!

The address for Ransom Ridge is:

13910 Hunton Lane
Huntersville, NC 28078
704.897.2723

All individuals serving must arrive no later than 9:30 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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Habitat for Humanity Serve Day
Sat, Oct 15, 2016
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Campus: Lake Norman, Mountain Island Lake, North Charlotte

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, October 15 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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Second Harvest Food Bank Serve Day
Sat, Oct 22, 2016
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, October 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, Oct 25, 2016
5 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 Meck to show these kids that people in their community care about them.

Please join us on Tuesday, October 25 from 5 - 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.

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