Join us in this unique opportunity to provide a backpack and school supplies to homeless and foster children in Mecklenburg County through A Child's Place and in Iredell County through Barium Springs Home for Children! The needs are greater than ever as the children identified as homeless are continuing to grow.
All you have to do to help prepare these students for the upcoming school year is buy a large size backpack (suitable for elementary or middle school students), fill it with each item on the list of supplies, and bring it to any Meck campus on the weekends from July 26 - August 10. Your donations to A Child's Place and Barium Springs (LKN Campus) will help local kids succeed in school! This is the perfect project for an individual, a family, or a small group.
The Grounds is proud to introduce a brand new book club... for kids! The club is designed for 4th and 5th grade students who have a love of reading and who want to apply what they're learning about God to what they're reading in books. Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, the group meets to discuss books that are either faith-based or full of biblical principles. We participate in fun activities to bring the lessons to life and give the children the opportunity to share their thoughts with others.
For more details, email Alexis Drye at email@example.com
There is a clear command in the Bible to care for the widow and the orphan, and to serve the least and the lost. Serving at a nursing home is a wonderful way to be able to do this, and a fantastic opportunity for families to serve together.
We have found a wonderful home, Olde Knox Commons, for Meck to partner with and they have come to look foward to our vists each month. The residents really enjoy spending time with the people from Meck, particularly children, who bring so much joy to their lives.
Join us on Saturday, August 2 from 9:15 - 10:30 a.m. helping to serve at this home and to begin building amazing relationships with both the residents and other people from Meck!
The address for Olde Knox Commons is:
All individuals serving must arrive at 9:15 a.m. in order to receive a brief orientation about the home and the expectations for the serve day. There are no age restrictions for this serve day (babies are welcome as well!).
From 6:30-8:30 p.m. come out to The Grounds to browse the bookstore, catch up with a friend, choose from our selection of games, and pick your café drink of choice. And from 7-8 p.m., you'll hear LIVE MUSIC, performed by some of Meck's talented singers and musicians. If you've been looking for an opportunity to bring a friend to Meck for the first time, the Coffeehouse vibe will surely make them feel at home!