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Block Party – Friday, August 3, 2012

As many of you know, we are about transformation through relationships at Urban Life.  This means working alongside of ministries that are already in the community, and helping them do what they do better.  It also means that we are seeking to intentionally build relationships with our neighbors, and bring

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Birthday Party July 29, 2012

Living at the Summit House, and being a part of Urban Life is a huge blessing.  Recently, we had The Surge move in upstairs, which is a group of five women who are doing amazing things in Charlotte;  they are trying to change the world.  I believe that they will

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Urban Life Block Party

Block Party, July 6th, 2012

Hello all, Here at Urban Life, we believe in building relationships and creating a sense of community with our neighbors.  In order to do this, we threw a block party last month, and it was a huge success.  Last Friday, we had our second block party, and it was just

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Project 658

Camp for Project 658

Last week, we had a camp for the residents of the Birchcroft neighborhood through Project 658.  Project 658 is a nonprofit that works together with Upcycle Life to help provide sustainable help for the refugee community in Charlotte.  To learn more, check out their website at Project 658′s interns,

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Make Your Mark

Being a missionary doesn’t just mean going off to another country.  Often, we can be missionaries in our own backyards.  This is what happened to Carmen and Trent Post, when they moved into the Wilmore neighborhood in West Charlotte. about a ten minute bike ride from Wesley Heights. Carmen and

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Lessons from Joshua

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to accomplish much today.  Allergies kept me under the weather, and I think I may have come down with a cold.  While being sick isn’t fun, it also was a blessing.  God gave me a day of rest, and I was able to spend several hours

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The First Block Party

Two weeks ago, Urban Life had it’s first event.  In order to introduce ourselves to the neighborhood, we decided to throw a block party!  We did this as part of a 24 hour service event for Elevation Church’s “dream team” (a group of 16-20 year-olds, who will be going to

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June 14, 2012 – Life as an Urbanite

Life as an Urbanite gives everyone involved really cool opportunities. For the past month, I have been working with an initiative in West Charlotte called Project 658 (find out more at  It is a program run by God-fearing individuals, who have a heart for refugees living in Charlotte. Currently,

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Intro to Urban Life

Urban Life is a program designed to transform West Charlotte.  We will do this by not only volunteering in the area, but also by living in the community. It is our goal to provide transition homes for the homeless, and help create a sense of community in an area of

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