GoodNews, the Shop@Christ Church
You are cordially invited to an Artists Reception and Show by the Painted. Artist Alliance at Christ Church, Thursday, March 5. 5:00 - 7:00 PM. GoodNews will be open that night to help you with your purchases and as always, a portion of the art sales will go to support our missions that work with women and children.
GoodNews, the Shop@Christ Church 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. GoodNews' main objective is to maximize profits in order to fund these initiatives. In its 40-year-old history, it has donated over $1,000,000 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, GoodNews, the Shop@Christ Church 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!
Along with our recent renovation, we are making a concerted effort to showcase items made in North Carolina. We have wooden bowls made in Rutherfordton, cards made in Charlotte, honey produced in Charlotte, peanuts grown in Roxobel, olive oil from Asheville, and pottery from Charlotte and Pinehurst. Look for the “Made in North Carolina” signs when you visit the shop.
Best of all, 100% of our proceeds go back into the community. Click here to see the list of the organizations we helped to support in 2014.
We proudly feature books, cards, candles, lotions, jewelry, handbags, 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.
GoodNews, the Shop@Christ Church
Artists of the Month
The GoodNews Shop March Artist of the Month is Diane Fowlkes. While gathering limbs and sticks in her garden, Diane imagined them as crosses. As she started notching the branches and chiseling the wood she thought of how God refines and smoothes our rough edges to make us Christ-like, to reflect His Glory. Diane is graciously donating all of the proceeds from the sale of her crosses to GoodNews missions. During this season of Lent and with Confirmation approaching, these crosses make a beautiful gift for someone, including yourself.
Currently on exhibit in the Christ Church Gallery: Fonda Doerre, Amy Sullivan, Patti Ratclliffe, Paul Hastings, Adrian Chu Redmond, Allison Chambers, Marllise Newman, Libby Smart, Dottie Leatherwood
Celebrate Our 40th Anniversary!
In 1974, our Vestry granted a $1,500 loan to our Episcopal Church Women (ECW) for a gift shop that would raise funds for community services. Led by Martha Alexander, the ECW was convinced this little shop would be an asset to the church's mission.
See our 2015 funding.
Congratulations to the winners of our 40th Anniversary Raffle:
Painting by Lois Ann Partridge – winner Winston Paschall
Thanks to everyone for making our Anniversary Celebration such a huge success!
Volunteer 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.
Christ Church Gallery
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.
ANSWER Scholarship Endowment
TOTAL granted for 2015: $72,241