GoodNews, the Shop@Christ Church is now open!
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 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, 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. 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
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 email@example.com.
Christ Church Gallery
September Artist of the Month: “Friends of Uganda”
These hand-made items, including jewelry, children’s toys, and baskets, are fair trade purchases and provide work and income for Ugandan women. Stop by today, because they are only here for the month of September.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download Volunteer Schedule here
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.