being in community
We dedicate our time to missions and outreach because we are followers of the Way of Jesus, as the first Christians called themselves. Our path is to extend grace, compassion and mercy to all people, especially to the poor and needy among us. Whether that is within the Lake Norman area, North Carolina, or throughout the world, we wish to be a community tethered to our sisters and brothers beyond our walls. Here are some of the ways we strive to be true to the life example of Jesus.
Cornelius Community Garden
IC Is proud to have a space in the Cornelius Community Garden. We have appreciated connecting with the Good Earth and with the good neighbors of Smithville and greater Cornelius.
Summer Camp for Community Children
The doors to the IC House open each summer for one week and welcome children. We encourage exploration, relationship building, fun, and healthy living.
The greater IC provides homework tutoring for neighborhood children. We welcome tutors, snack providers and other helpers.
Free Little Library
IC proudly created a Free Little Library at the Community Garden and the IC House. Isn't it great to have children grab a book and know they are a part of an incredible community?
Supporters of Ada Jenkins
Each month we provide a healthy snack to the afterschool program at Ada Jenkins. We also help stock their pantry with toiletry needs like toothbrushes and toilet paper.
We offer opportunities throughout the year on Sunday mornings or Wednesday evenings (called THE LIVING ROOM) for continued faithful conversation. These are held at the IC House and anyone is welcome to jump into the conversation and study at any time.
Our own faith journey is strengthened when we hear the voices of others. We welcome to the table a variety of faith voices as we engage in true listening and sharing. Our interfaith conversations are not opportunities to defend or compell but to share, listen, and take faith a bit deeper.
Our community is close. We hold one another up during difficult times and we celebrate with one another during joy-filled times. One way we stay connected is through our monthly fellowship meals. Join us at the Inclusion Community House (21235 Catawba Avenue) the first Sunday of each month for a meal, conversation, laughter and fellowship.
ICY (youth group)
Our ICYouth are INCREDIBLE! They meet monthly at the IC House.