Wednesday Night FelLowship
 with Park Road
Winter/Spring 2016

Please call the church office by Tuesday, noon, to make your reservation (704-523-5717). We hope you will join us and get back into the swing of Wednesday nights!


February 3 - Headlines to Heart
        Supper: Amy's Connection Group


Headlines to Heart Program Notes:

A non-discrimination ordinance, which would have added protections in a number of city policies for the LGBT and transgender communities, was presented before the Charlotte City Council in 2015, but that recommendation failed. A proposal to reconsider that ordinance is again before the City Council. This Wednesday night we will resume our Fellowship Supper program, and as part of our “From Headlines to Heart” series, Tierra Ragland, a local attorney who serves as the Organizer for the Faith Outreach Program of Equality NC, will speak to us about the details of the ordinance, its implications for LGBT and transgender persons, and the economic impact such considerations might have for our city. What should the faith community have to say about this issue?  

Tierra Ragland jointed the Equality NC staff in August 2015 as a Communications and Organizing Specialist, dedicated to a partnership with the ACLU of NC Legal Foundation. She is focused on organizing and educating North Carolina around religious refusal/recusal, or so-called “religious freedom,” proposals and their impact on the LGBT community.

As a Charlotte-based ENC RFRA Organizer and attorney working within national, state and local pro-equality efforts, Ragland is well acquainted with the social and political landscape for the North Carolina LGBT community. She has served organizations such as Legal Services of Southern Piedmont and the Freedom Center for Social Justice Law Center.

Ragland is a graduate of the University of Mary Washington and Charlotte Law School. She lives in Charlotte, NC.

February 10 - Ash Wednesday Service
        Supper: Amy (soup)

February 17 - Study Options: Book Study, Bible Study, Reflection
        Supper: Russ: grill

February 24 - Cuba Report
        Supper: Anderson's Catering

March 2 - Headlines to Heart, TBA
        Supper: Connection Group TBA

March 9 - Study Options, 2
        Supper: Amy

March 16 - Study Options, 3
        Supper: Russ: grill

March 24 - Maundy Thursday Service
        Supper: Amy - organize a soup supper

March 30 - NO, Spring Break

April 6 - Headlines to Heart, TBA
        Supper: Connection Group TBA

April 13 - Study Options, 4
        Supper: Amy

April 20 - Study Options, 5
        Supper: Anderson's Catering

April 27 - Study Options, 6
        Supper: Russ: grill