The Good News Shop is a mission of the Episcopal Church Women of Christ Church. As a private, nonprofit organization, the Shop donates all of its sales proceeds toward grants to worthy nonprofit initiatives focused on the needs of women and children in the local community and abroad. The Good News Shop's main objective is to maximize profits in order to fund these initiatives. In its 39-year-old history, it has donated over $500,000 to outreach programs. The Shop also serves as a ministry devoted to building community and fellowship and providing resources for programs at Christ Church.
Nestled inside Christ Church, The Good News Shop is adorned with ideal gifts for Christmas, birthdays and special events including Baptisms, Confirmation and graduations. We offer free gift wrapping, so this really is the place for your one-stop shopping! The most rewarding attribute about this shop is that 100% of proceeds go back into the community, which is so needed in today's economy. We proudly feature books, cards, candles, lotions, jewelry, handbags, hats, decorative pillows, baby and children gifts, tabletop accessories, men's accessories, crosses, paper products, linens, food items and kitchen accessories. Please remember us first when you shop for that next gift.
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We are featuring a wonderful Bridge Table with everything from ACBS Bridge Series books, Bridge at a Glance Quick Reference Guides to beautifully designed (and easy to read) playing cards and score pads. Put these together for a winning hand and support the local community at the same time!
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GOODNEWS to Go GOODNEWS TO GO is back in business! After a summer hiatus, the GOODNEWS TO GO freezer is full again. Every Wednesday, we will re-stock with casseroles and soups. The menu for each week varies. For the best selection, come as close to Wednesday as possible.
Volunteers Needed In The GoodNews Shop Are you looking for an easy way to get involved at Christ Church? Look no further...Come to the GoodNews Shop and sign up for a once a month two hour shift. It's a fun way to be involved, meet new friends and have a little time for retail therapy. Please come and join our fun team. You can contact Peggy or Lynne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Follow GOODNEWS GOODNEWS is taking advantage of social media websites Facebook and Twitter to try and promote our store and our story. Facebook and Twitter are free sites that enable us to reach a wide variety of people with a click of a button. If you use these sites, please "like" us on Facebook and "follow" us on Twitter and encourage your friends to do the same. Last year GOODNEWS, along with the ECW Bazaar, donated $72,235 to charities that work with women and children. This year our goal is $80,000. By shopping in the store and spreading the word to your friends we can accomplish this goal together!!
Christ Church Gallery The idea for All Saints' Gallery began in the early 1990's when Jo Rankin saw an art exhibit at Coventry Cathedral in England. At a later date, she presented the idea to Henry Parsley who said without hesitation "let's start the gallery!" Over the years, the gallery has grown and improved (Jo still remembers struggling to hang the art on chains attached to the cinder block walls). Today, with Margaret Salisbury and Murray Parker at the helm, a new group of local artists arrive each month with their work. The medium used is varied and can range from pencil, pastel, watercolor, oil to even collage. The paintings are sold through GOODNEWS with 30% of the sale price going to Mission Funding. Last year the gallery and the GOODNEWS "Artist of the Month" program contributed almost $9,000 to Mission Funding. The next time you are considering a painting, remember that any purchase will be a benefit to you and also to GOODNEWS.
GOODNEWS TO GO Each Tuesday and Wednesday volunteers meet in the church kitchen to assemble casseroles, soups and desserts to sell in GOODNEWS. Every recipe has been created and tested by church members with several of them based on recipes from our Christ Church Cookbook. Met with overwhelming success, the GOODNEWS Freezer has become our top selling category several months in a row. The freezer will be stocked through May of this year and then it will be empty for the summer. Starting in September, we would love to continue cooking and stocking the freezer...we just need some more volunteers! This commitment can be as little as once a month for two hours or as much time as you have to give. If you like to prep, cook or assemble we have a place for you that offers a wonderful opportunity for fellowship! Interested in helping? Contact Jane Coulter email@example.com.
The 2012 net proceeds from The Good News Shop and the ECW Bazaar were joyfully donated to the following agencies:
A Child's Place, ANSWER Scholarship Endowment, Augustine Project For Literacy, Baby Bundles, Bethlehem Center of Charlotte, Care Ring, Charlotte Family Housing, Charlotte Rescue Mission, Community Culinary School of Charlotte, Communities In Schools, Crisis Assistance Ministry, Elida Children's Home, Family Support Network, The Fistula Foundation, Freedom School Partners, Friendship Trays, Harvest Center, Hope for His Children, Hope Haven, Inc., Hospitality House of Charlotte, Inreach, Jacob's Ladder Job Center, Jubilee House Community, KinderMourn, Lex Matthews Scholarship, Love, Inc., Our Little Roses, Pat's Place Child Advocacy Center, Safe Alliance (UFS Shelter for Battered Women), Salvation Army Center of Hope, Shelter Health Services, Southminister Foundation, The Center for Community Transitions, The Learning Collaborative, The Relatives Inc., Thompson Child and Family Focus, UMAR, Urban Ministry Center.
Visit the Art Gallery
Each month The Good News Shop will be featuring new Artists! All of the art in the Gallery during the month of June is by the Guild of Charlotte Artists. For each piece of art sold, 30% comes back to GOODNEWS for mission funding. This month we have over 80 pieces of art in our gallery. Stop by today!
Look for these upcoming artists of the month:
OCTOBER: Allison Chambers, Marlise Newman, Leigh Webb and Rebecca Denmark
NOVEMBER: Carol Pighin, Michelle Rivera, Pirrie Bingham and Sudie Dressler