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Community Service

For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.”  Galatians 5:13

Opportunities

Homeless shelter meals
Members and friends of Sharon Church prepare and serve the evening meal at the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte – Tryon Street Campus and the Salvation Army Center of Hope for women and children the last Saturday of every month.  Volunteers bring meat loaves, biscuits, cakes, and pies; mashed potatoes, gravy, and beans are prepared by church members at the shelter.  Volunteers serve the meal at both shelters.

In addition, Sharon Church volunteers prepare and serve a beef stew meal at the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte – Statesville Avenue Campus the first Tuesday night of each month.  Volunteers are needed to heat the stew, make sheet cakes, and serve the meal at the shelter. 

For more information, questions or to sign up, contact David Beers at dbeers22@bellsouth.net  704-552-2201


Room in the Inn
Fridays, December through March

Room In The Inn is an emergency shelter sponsored by the Urban Ministry Center.  Those who are homeless are sent to churches throughout Mecklenburg County every night December through March.  Sharon Church hosts up to twelve guests every Friday night during this time.  Volunteers help set-up the sleeping area and gym, pick-up guests at the UMC, prepare and serve the Friday evening dinner and Saturday morning breakfast,  spend the night as hosts/hostesses, return guests to the Transit Center, and clean-up the facilities.  The church office or David Beers can provide more details and contact information if you are interested in participating.  dbeers22@bellsouth.net; 704-552-2201. 

Immediate Need:  Bingo Prizes.  Gloves, socks, hats, gift cards (Bojangles, McDonalds, Burger King), wallets, umbrellas, ponchos, t-shirts, deoderant, etc.  Place items in RITI mail box outside Choir  Room Hall, in Sanctuary Bldg. 


Loaves & Fishes
Second Sunday of Every Month

Loaves and Fishes provides a week’s worth of nutritious groceries to people in crisis in our community.  The second Sunday of every month, church members are encouraged to bring canned goods and non-perishable food items to worship for delivery to one of the 20 emergency L&F food pantries.  Contact:  Ray and Ann Cannon annjcannon@gmail.com.


Carolina Mission Trip
Some of the poorest and neediest communities are right around the corner.  Each Spring, we send a team to support projects to uplift our neighboring communities.  Contact:  Phillis Acton at pacton70@gmail.com.


SPY Mission trips
During the summer break, your middle and high schoolers each take a mission trip designed to serve the world, expand their experiences, and create bonds.