Local Outreach

To see a gospel awakening in the city of Charlotte that is carried to the ends of the earth

Local Outreach Opportunities

The Local Outreach Ministry exists to send disciples to display the gospel to the marginalized communities of our city. Serving alongside like-minded partner organizations, we seek to love others as Jesus loves us.

Learn about and connect with our local outreach teams below. 

If you have any questions about any of our partners, please email Garren Stewart at garren@mercycharlotte.com.

Children

Christian Adoption Services

A non-profit agency that is committed to connecting vulnerable children with a Christian family.

On-Going Volunteer Opportunities: None

Donations: Click here

Congregations for kids

Recruits and trains foster parents and helps teach others how to support foster parents in their communities.

On-Going Volunteer Opportunities: Adopt a Social Worker

Donations: Click here

Human Coalition

Recruits and trains foster parents and helps teach others how to support foster parents in their communities.

On-Going Volunteer Opportunities: Learn More

Donations: Click here

Homeless

Human Coalition

Recruits and trains foster parents and helps teach others how to support foster parents in their communities.

On-Going Volunteer Opportunities: Learn More

Donations: Click here

Charlotte Dream Center

Giving hope to the hopeless by engaging forgotten communities and joining their hands with the body of Christ across Charlotte.

On-Going Volunteer Opportunities: Learn More

Donations: Click here

Internationals

Project 658

A Christ-centered, holistic ministry providing services for at-risk families in CLT, moving them toward sustainability; with a key focus on the international and refugee communities.

On-Going Volunteer Opportunities: The Family Project, Share a Meal, After School Volunteers, Event Volunteers

Donations: Click here

Serve with Trafficked

present age ministries

Committed to combatting the sexual abuse, exploitation and trafficking of teen girls.

On-Going Volunteer Opportunities: Learn More *All volunteers must go through specialized training*

Donations: Click here

Compassion to Act

A faith-based ministry on the front lines of confronting modern day slavery of women.

On-Going Volunteer Opportunities: Learn More

Donations: Click here

COVID-19 Relief

6 Prayers To Pray For Healthcare Workers 

In this unprecedented season, we want to be a church that cares well for all those who are affected by COVID19. One demographic who especially needs our prayers and care in this season is our healthcare workers, who are working tirelessly, around the clock to provide support, care, and relief to those affected by COVID19 on top of the normal, everyday care and expertise they provide. Our missions team sat down with one of our healthcare workers in our church and came up with six prayers you can pray for healthcare workers in this season. You can find those here.

Make Masks 

Marilyn Wright, a Mercy member, has been sewing masks for the medical community. She has the materials but is in need of people to help make them. If you’re interested, please email her at marilynaskuewright@gmail.com or call her at (704) 773-1051 to get connected.

Blood Donations

There has been a shortage of blood for patients in our hospitals because of social distancing and self-quarantining. Blood is necessary and critical for so many and there must be a steady supply even in the face of pandemic. Consider making an appointment prior to donating to minimize the time you spend at the site. Here are a handful of locations you can donate blood.

OneBlood 

American Red Cross 

CSL Plasma 

Children

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS)  is providing lunches and breakfasts Monday-Friday to children under 18. Below is a graphic of all the locations food is being distributed. One of the schools listed is Eastway Middle, which is one of our partners. Based on the unknown nature of events, they will keep us up to date on needs that arise, but for now, they have none. Potential needs they will have are a lack of people to distribute food and a need to send non-perishables home to feed families that are unable to work since the children are not in school. 

Accepting Volunteers: No

Homeless

The Urban Ministry Center feeds nearly 800 people every weekend. The center is in need of money to make purchases and has an amazon wishlist filled with current needs the ministry has. You can give financially to them here. You can access their wishlist here

Accepting Volunteers: No

Accepting Financial Donations: Yes

Impoverished

Loaves and Fishes is a referral only food bank. They are in need of delivery drivers and financial/non-perishable support to maintain their commitments to providing food to those in need. Use this link to give.

Accepting Volunteers: Yes

Accepting Financial/Food Donations: Yes

Second Harvest Food Bank helps to feed families with children at home and the elderly who are being affected the most by quarantine and social distancing and in most need of financial support. Use this link to give.

Accepting Volunteers: No

Accepting Financial/Food Donations: Yes

Harrisburg Crisis Assistance Ministry is providing groceries and other needs for the homeless community of Cabarrus County. They are in desperate need of many resources. Click on this link to see their list of needs. 

Accepting Volunteers: No

Accepting Financial/Food Donations: Yes

Vulnerable

Friendship Trays (Meals on Wheels) provides meals to the elderly who are unable to get out to buy themselves food. They have limited their volunteers to prevent the spread of COVID-19 but are still providing meals as staff. They are in need of financial support. You can give here.

Accepting Volunteers: No

Accepting Financial/Food Donations: Yes

The VISION

The Local Outreach Ministry at Mercy Church exists to send disciples to display the gospel to the marginalized communities of our city. Serving alongside like-minded partner organizations, we seek to love others as Jesus loves us.

Learn about and connect with our local outreach teams below.

The City Fund

But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare. (Jeremiah 29:7)

Due to the incredible generosity of our people to our Christmas Missions Offering, The City Fund was created to mobilize our church to engage in the mission of God in Charlotte. Inspired by God’s words in Jeremiah 29:7, the Lord has called us to send disciples to display and proclaim the gospel to the marginalized communities of our city. As we seek the welfare of Charlotte, we believe an awakening of the gospel can be carried to the ends of the earth.

Grants will be distributed in the amount of $1,000 through Mercy Church community groups to local organizations they serve. In order to be considered for a grant, a community group must meet the following criteria:

  1. The community group must have served at least 120 hours* together at the organization at the time of application.
  2. The organization must be within the Charlotte metro area and Christian and/or morally positive.
  3. The community group must be willing to personally deliver the grant to the organization.
  4. The community group must complete online application.

Have you already been accepted for the City Fund? Log your hours here.

*The 120 hours does not include any hours served as part of Serve Week. 

**Community groups may make a maximum of two applications per calendar year.