At Watershed, one of our greatest values is relationships, and there's no better way to experience relationships than in a Bloc. Here is a list of current Bloc opportunities:
This bloc is currently full. Contact us if you would like to get on our watch list for the next Preface, which will begin on September 17th.
Ever show up late for a movie and realize that the first 10 minutes set the stage for the entire plot? Or have you ever gotten lost en route to a great party, only to spend most of the night trying to catch up on the conversations that a faulty GPS caused you to miss? In many ways, this is what it can feel like for a person to enter a new church community. Preface was created because we value the new person at Watershed - it exists so that someone new has an opportunity to take part and weigh in on vital conversations our community has been having, and to help a person develop a greater taste of the culture and ethos of Watershed. We are convinced that people begin to form a clearer picture of how they fit into community when they get to know others, ask questions and engage meaningful conversations about life, relationships, faith and who we are as the church - if you find yourself intrigued by the possibilities, Preface could be the Bloc for you. Preface meets on Tuesday evenings over the course of seven weeks; the centerpiece of discussion is the book Velvet Elvis by Rob Bell.
Relationality is an ongoing exploration into the mysterious dynamics of our relational and spiritual lives. Through facilitated discussion, Relationality engages people across a diverse spectrum of backgrounds, experiences, beliefs and relational seasons of life. Relationality explores questions that address our identity, the health and vitality of our most significant relationships, the core beliefs and values that drive the most important decisions of our life, and the connection that exist between our sexuality, spirituality and humanity. Expect engaging, thought-provoking discussions and relational connectivity as we explore the potential for our lives to be informed and impacted by something bigger than ourselves.
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Resumes in September.
Are you interested in a happily-ever-after, sex-filled, problem-free marriage? Keep dreaming...but if you want to explore the kind of intimacy, connection and "oneness" God really wants us to have with Him and each other, we invite you into an experience and exploration called "One," Watershed's marriage bloc. In a healthy marriage, two people are getting to know each other deeply, accept each other (no matter what), and love each other completely, but it doesn't happen automatically. The One Bloc provides a safe place for couples to share both their victories and their struggles, work through some of the common challenges that every couple faces, and explore what it means for "two to become one" - all of it together in community with the love and support of the other couples around you. If this sounds like something you and your spouse would benefit from, come join the One Bloc and make an investment in your marriage!
Bloc Leaders: Tim Brooker (479-220-9177) and Paulita Brooker (479-427-9638)
Bloc Hosts: Ted and Lauren Rosenau (704.281.1998)
When: Thursday evenings at 7:00pm (beginning January 17th)
Where: 1709 Allen St
Interested in kicking a REAL football around? The Watershed Soccer Bloc provides a great opportunity to do just that! Whether you are a seasoned professional or haven't touched a ball since high school, this is your chance to get out and meet some new people, improve your soccer skills and get in a little exercise at the same time. The Watershed Soccer Bloc (otherwise known as FC Watershed) plays in year-round 7v7 and 11v11 soccer leagues throughout the Charlotte area, plays occasional pick up games, and gathers to watch soccer as well. For questions or more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for a list of current teams, schedules, and Bloc Leaders.
FC Watershed has also partnered with the Charlotte Urban Ministry Center to play regular games against the Street Soccer 945 team. Street Soccer 945 is the first year-round soccer program for the homeless and impoverished in the US, and the founding program of Street Soccer USA. For more information on this program, click here.
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Her:Grow is a 12-week group that meets weekly, and is comprised of book discussion, scripture reading, fun activities and "doing life" together. There are currently two groups, with a group size limited to 10 women each. Come be part of our community!
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Her:Gather is once-a-month social event open to any and all ladies of Watershed. Her:Gather meets at various locations around Charlotte for everything from laid-back get-togethers and casual meals to fun nights out on the town, and provides an opportunity for women can get together to talk, laugh and enjoy life together. Come relax, unwind, have fun, and build some new relationships in the process. Contact one of the Bloc leaders for more information on any upcoming events or if you'd like to join us for the next one!
Being the mom of an infant, toddler or pre-schooler only lasts for a season. Why bask in the joys, struggles, and meaningful moments alone when you can share them with an entourage of moms at Watershed? Momtourage is a bloc where moms with youngsters can gather to share ideas, activities, and stories with each other, and talk about what it's like to be a mom. If you're finding yourself in need of a relational field trip with your youngster, consider joining the Momtourage! Stay up-to-date on upcoming events by joining our Facebook group. Momtourage meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month.
Rove is a monthly gig of leaving the plush of the city and embracing friends, nature, and the freshness of the outdoors! Hiking, rafting, camping, biking, climbing, swimming, canoeing, anything with outdoor flair is fair game for the most adventurous Bloc at Watershed! More details on each event will be posted as the event draws near. Stay up to date on all events by joining our Facebook group! Contact the Tour Guide (Bloc Leader) for more information on any of the upcoming excursions.
Upcoming Rove Events:
Prime Time is the bloc for those who may be young at heart, but consider themselves more mature in age and stature. Prime Time meets on the second Saturday of the month at various locations around Charlotte to share a meal and have a good time getting to know each other. While the majority of "Prime Timers" range between 50 and 70+ years of age, younger attenders would never be turned away. (As long as they think they can keep up!) Contact us if you'd like to join us for our next meeting!
Is there a relationship between faith and business? Is there a spiritual aspect to my work that transcends simple productivity and profit margins? ReBiz is a Bloc that provides business owners and entrepreneurs with an opportunity to explore the connections between faith and business together in community. Topics for discussion include the dynamics of how our faith shapes and interacts with our business decisions, the potential goals of business beyond just generating income, the benefits of work when viewed as a spiritual value, and the roles that business owners, entrepreneurs, and their organizations could potentially play in helping build and develop the Kingdom of God.
MSB (the Middle School Bloc) is an energetic, friendly environment where Middle School Students (grades 6-8) can come have fun, hang out with other middle school students, and hear about Jesus in a way that is relevant to their lives from an incredible group of volunteers. Students will be in the beginning of Transit and will head back to their area after any announcements. We will be discussing the same topics that will be talked about in Transit, but discussions are tailored to the Middle School point of view (as crazy as it may be sometimes!)
Resumes in September.
Philosophy, art, religion, politics, science, sexuality, history, faith; these are all interesting categories in and of themselves over which to muse. The Forum is a Bloc created to give you space to share thoughts and wrestle with ideas, but the bent of The Forum extends beyond the purpose of dialogue - the hope of The Forum is to encapsulate the discussion in community. If you’re energized by pontification, curiosity, open dialogue and relationship, then check out The Forum.
Creating something can be fueling to the soul can't it? We're all pros at pinning stuff on our Pinterest boards, but actually getting around to bringing all our great ideas to fruition is the challenging part. Here's your chance to make it happen: jewelry making, simple home goods projects, creative stamp cards, DIY art projects you've been itching to get started on but never seem to find the time or energy to for- we're going to make it together! Whether you’re a beginner or veteran in the realm of crafts, STITCH is a summer Bloc worth considering. Come create, converse and connect. Drop in for a week or come faithfully, either way, we're going to make something beautiful together.