Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools superintendent Heath Morrison will be at Davidson College Presbyterian Church Sunday to help kick off a new year of educational ministry, and to explore how churches and schools can collaborate. Meanwhile, Gethsemane Baptist Church in Davidson will host a back to school event Saturday, and Christ the King Catholic High School will host a ribbon cutting at its new school, also Saturday. Read on for the details.
CMS CHIEF AT DCPC
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools superintendent Heath Morrison will appear Sunday, Aug. 25, at 9:45am in the Davidson College Presbyterian Church Congregation House, on Concord Road. His visit to Davidson comes as CMS and schools are looking for ways for the faith community to support and enrich education.
The Presbyterian Church (USA) has a long history of commitment to public education and caring for all children in our communities. DCPC does so through its Weekday Preschool, the Amigos English tutoring program, through camps, and through support of the Learn Works after school program at Ada Jenkins. Meanwhile, many church members also have been involved in eliminating the digital divide in Davidson and beyond (See Aug. 21, 2013, “With a big gift, E2D begins handing computers to students who lack them.”)
The church said in an announcement: “Our Christian Education Ministry works hand in hand with all the ministries of the church to renew us and send us out into the world. Education is a strong value of Presbyterians and especially here as we are situated on the campus of Davidson College, founded by Presbyterians. Please come hear the goals of CMS and be inspired to help all children learn and grow.”
Morrison's visit is open to the public.
GETHSEMANE BACK 2 SCHOOL EVENT
Gethsemane Baptist Church of Lake Norman will hold its annual Back 2 School Community Outreach Event on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 10am-2pm. The event includes free school supplies to students K-12, free food, games, prizes, entertainment, and fun for the entire family. Also included is a Community Blood Drive – contact the church to schedule an appointment and become a “life-giver.” Walk-ins are also welcomed.
Gethsemane Baptist Church of Lake Norman is at 565 Jetton St. Visit www.GBCLakeNorman.org for more information or call the church office at 704-892-1635
CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL OPENS
Christ the King Catholic High School will host a ribbon cutting Saturday at 10am for the opening of its new campus off NC 73 in Kannapolis.
Guests will include the Most Rev. Peter J. Jugis, Bishop of Charlotte; Dr. Janice Ritter, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, along with Christ the King students, families and staff.
Christ the King Catholic High School is on 10877 Crusader Way, Kannapolis located along NC-73, one quarter mile east of the Poplar Tent Road Intersection.
Christ the King is a comprehensive college preparatory school. The new facility is comprised of 27,500 square feet of education, worship, athletics and performing arts space.
Visit the school’s website www.christthekinghs.com.
ST. ALBAN'S COMBINES SERVICES, WELCOMES MINISTERS
This Sunday, Aug. 25, St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Davidson will combine its services into one 9am service, as it welcomes two new ministers to the parish. The Rev. Greg McIntyre is the new Associate Rector and Episcopal Minister at Davidson College, and Lisa Givens has joined as Director of Children and Youth Formation.
They'll be formally installed during the service, with a reception immediately following.
Parishioners are asked to bring a dish, such as finger foods, mini-muffins or quiches, ham biscuits or fruit skewers.
Read more about Greg McIntyre in our Aug. 5, 2013 Around Davidson Column.
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