Thanks to your generosity, we gave “A Child’s Place” a check for $20,500 this past week. It’s part of your church’s commitment to give 12% of everything that comes in, right back out into the community through outreach.
We serve. We give. It’s who we are. Check out the video below to hear more about “A Child’s Place.” And click the “Join the Movement” tab to see how you can plug in to serve homeless children in our city. New opportunities are being added EVERY day!
Hey friends, this blog is moving. Elevation Outreach news now has its own spot in the Elevation Church website. So you can get the latest outreach news there each day as we share what God’s doing through your service. Thank you for following and engaging with me here. I look forward to seeing you over at Elevation Outreach!
DOWNTOWN CHARLOTTE – One of my favorite things each week, is hearing from our amazing Elevation Outreach volunteers about how God used them to reach people while they’re out serving.
Guys like Russell Goetting and Bruce Bloomquist have made it a priority to serve through our outreach partners weekly, monthly, sometimes (during #30daysofthanks or LOVE Week) even daily. And I get notes like this:
“The Lord used Laura Wells to bring a young couple into His Kingdom, and she is bringing them to Elevation this weekend to plug them in! They came for one time help with utility bills, and left with eternal life.”
And they send me stories like this every week. Serving in the pre-work hour at Crisis Assistance Ministry is one of the easiest, most-rewarding outreach opportunities you can find during #30daysofthanks. How could you NOT want to be a part of what God is doing through Elevation Outreach at Crisis Assistance Ministry?
Sign up here and look for the weekday “Fight Hunger” opportunities with “CAM”. Then check out this short video about Elevation’s partnership with this great ministry.
NORTH CHARLOTTE – This week, I had the opportunity to visit one of our outreach partners, Hope Haven for the first time in years.
When I first arrived in Charlotte, I reported on this program that supports homeless men and women recovering from addiction.
Since that time, Hope Haven has grown from a small home in West Charlotte supporting about a dozen men at a time – to now what has the feel of a small village in North Charlotte that can support more than 170 adults and children.
During LOVE Week 2011, Elevation and its students went crazy blitzing for 24-hours straight to beautify and improve the renovated motel complex and its grounds. It’s a beautiful oasis now for people who need support and guidance following drug and alcohol treatment.
This month, during #30daysofthanks, we’ve planned a one-time Hope Haven opportunity specifically for staff and volunteers at Elevation Providence to serve. It’s this next Wednesday night, November 9 – we’ll be serving dinner alongside other Providence campus volunteers – it will be an incredible chance to give thanks and serve TOGETHER!
Click here to sign up! See you at Hope Haven, where you can change the world for someone working to overcome incredible barriers to success – “No matter what.”
WEST CHARLOTTE – Day one of Elevation Church’s first-ever Habitat for Humanity home.
Building from the ground up – Elevation Blakeney staff and volunteers put up the framing this morning.
What started out as just a slab in West Charlotte now has walls and is ready for the roof trusses Saturday morning.
We are building Fridays and Saturdays this month with a big push the week of December 10 to wrap up construction of a #HomefortheHolidays.
Join us and see how God might use YOU to change the world for a family.
Click here to sign up for this and check out our other #30daysofthanks events. And then enjoy the video blog from Jamie Waldron:
MATTHEWS, North Carolina – One of the biggest #30daysofthanks events we’ve planned this month is in anticipation of “Turkey Tuesday”. Our goal is to provide our strategic outreach partner Matthews Help Center with 200 turkey dinners for families they’ve identified as needing assistance to put food on the table this Thanksgiving.
It’s a great opportunity to go grocery shopping with your kids and teach a lesson on gratitude, service, and sharing the blessings God’s given each of us. When you sign up, a sample grocery list is provided for you. You go shopping for the goods, and drop everything off at Elevation Matthews on November 21.
For more information, go to #30daysofthanks. Or leave me a comment. I’m happy to help. And to learn more about Matthews Help Center, check out the short video below.
Looking forward to hearing today from our own Jamie Waldron, as she reports on her overnight stay at Hawthorne Place, Charlotte’s brand new shelter for homeless families. #30daysofthanks is underway. Tell us your stories, we would love to share them.
Below are a few scenes from our time serving dinner through Charlotte Family Housing at Plaza Place. Elevation intern Ashley Hunter leads a middle school eGroup. These beautiful young ladies and their parents were SO great! Serving and sharing dinner, and spending time together on the playground. We were immensely blessed by our time with CFH’s Executive Director Darren Ash who explained the fragile state in which too many of our neighbors are living. We are so grateful for partners like Charlotte Family Housing working to serve our city. Go to #30daysofthanks to sign up to serve this month.
Photos Courtesy Sean Lyon