Serve-A-Bration

Join us November 1 - 7 for our VIRTUAL parish-wide week of service. 

As is the case with so many outreach programs this year, Serve-A-Bration 2020 is going virtual. During the first week in November, look for Instagram posts, website and Christ Church App updates to learn about some of our community partners, as well as stories of service from outreach volunteers. Below is our schedule. Please join us in serving however you are able.

Click the links below to see details about each opportunity and sign up to participate.

Be sure to follow Christ Church Outreach on Instagram @christchurchcltoutreach or subscribe to our monthly Outreach Newsletter to keep up to date on what we are doing in outreach. 

All Week

The Learning Vine at Galilee Center: Help us feed the students at The Learning Vine as they work  Drop any of the following at Christ Church during the week of November 1-7, between 8:30-4:30, Monday -Friday and place in the special Learning Vine Snacks bin. Contact Laura Kontizer for details. **NO PEANUTS PLEASE.

  • Granola Bars
  • Goldfish, Pretzels, Graham Crackers (Individually wrapped)
  • Veggie Chips (Individually wrapped)
  • Smart Pop Popcorn (Individually wrapped)
  • Mott's Apple Sauce Cups (no sugar added)
  • Dole Fruit Cups (100% fruit juice)
  • Fruit Snacks (YUM Earth brand)
  • Nature Valley Protein Bars

Rama Road Holiday Teacher Appreciation. Donate $25 Target gift cards and help a busy Rama Road teacher get ready for the holidays. Deliver to the Church office Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM. Contact Laura Konitzer for details. 

Sunday, November 1

THE LEARNING VINE: Learn about the wonderful new program operating at The Galilee Center, created by our own, Joanne Jenkins, to serve children of Merry Oaks Elementary School during the Covid-19 crisis. CLICK HERE to hear from Joanne Jenkins. 

Monday, November 2

MATTHEW 25:  Parishioners prepare 60 + casseroles every month for the Salvation Army, Men’s Shelter, Charlotte Rescue Mission, and the Urban Ministry Center. Collectively, our casseroles serve 1250 people a month. SERVE: Bake casseroles once a month (recipe provided) and/or deliver casseroles to the different locations in Charlotte. Contact Cristina Warlick or Caroline Stoneman for the easy recipe and further instructions.

Tuesday, November 3 

ELECTION DAY: Make a plan to use your voice and VOTE! For more non-partisan information about voting visit the League of Women Voters .

Wednesday, November 4

DALIAH GROVE: The Dahlia Grove process, as adopted from our partner Thistle Farms, embraces the whole person and their individual journey. We provide trauma informed and client centered care that, at its core, is grounded in a sense of safety and community. For most women, we expect that full health and independence requires a two-year process. However, each new resident comes to Dahlia Grove with unique experiences and find themselves at a different place in life. Many come with only the clothes on their back – no identification, no Social Security number, limited education and no family support. Our job is to position each resident for a second chance at life. There are various ways to support Dahlia Grove as a volunteer. To learn more or support Dahlia Grove visit www.dahliagrove.org.

Thursday, November 5

RAMA ROAD ELEMENTARY: Rama Road students are starting back to school in person this week. Contact Kate Hill if you have an interest in tutoring a Rama student this year.

Each year Christ Church volunteers deliver Thanksgiving Meals to Rama Road families. This year, due to Covid-19, we ask that they be pre-cooked meals from a grocery store or restaurant. Contact Lesley Peace if you are interested in providing a meal.

Help with Rama Road Holiday Teacher Appreciation. Donate $25 Target gift cards and help a busy Rama Road teacher get ready for the holidays. Deliver to the Church office Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM. Contact Laura Konitzer for details. 

Friday, November 6

CHARLOTTE BILINGUAL PRESCHOOL: Charlotte Bilingual Preschool prepares Spanish-speaking children for success in school and life by providing superior dual-language early childhood education. The preschool supports students’ families with parenting, life skills and English-language classes, enabling them to sustain and nurture their children’s educational and emotional development.

Click here if you are interested in volunteering at CltBP.

Saturday, November 7

ROOF ABOVE: The merged Men's Shelter of Charlotte and Urban Ministry Center is now called ROOF ABOVE needs volunteers to make and drop off sandwiches. They also can use donations at the facility of laundry detergent, especially Oxiclean. Additionally, they have a wishlist of needed items.

Room in the Inn remains one of the critical outreach programs of Christ Church. Due to COVID-19, this season of RITI will look very different as we will not be hosting neighbors at Christ Church.  Click here for a message from ROOF ABOVE CEO, Liz Clasen-Kelly explaining the changes this year and stay tuned for opportunities to serve our neighbors at the "new" RITI this year.