COMMUNITY BUILDING, CHILDREN / YOUTH / FAMILY

QC Family Tree

West Charlotte, NC

“Found your hope, then, on the ground under your feet. Your hope of Heaven, let it rest on the ground Underfoot. Be it lighted by the light that falls freely upon it after the darkness of the nights.” ~ Wendell Berry, Leavings

We live in a fragmented world plagued by disconnection, distraction, and injustice. But there is hope; there is another way. QC Family Tree works to embody an alternative, a way of life that is centered, whole, and founded on love. We who call ourselves QC Family Tree seek to be kinfolk rooted in discipleship in West Charlotte.

Since 2005, we have been living in Enderly Park because we believe that living here is the best way for us to be converted into the way of Jesus. We have met many friends and neighbors who have been our teachers and companions in discipleship. We have sought to “inspire, enrich, and embody community” in our ministry and in our common life, and we have found that we have been inspired by the faithfulness and goodness of those around us. We hope that our lives have at some points enriched the lives of others, whether they are neighbors, friends, or volunteers.

When you come to visit The Family Tree, you will see family in action. You will see that we are about the business of joining God in the work of creativity. We’ll be telling stories, singing songs, making art, growing gardens, and chasing after the lively Spirit who inspires us to work together to build a better neighborhood…to build a better world.

You will see us framing our days with prayer. We invite you to join us in prayer wherever you are as we pray for God’s kingdom to come on earth as it is in Heaven. You’ll see us welcoming folks in, because that’s what you do for your family. We will keep eating together “family-style,” because now we know no other way to eat.

Learn more at qcfamilytree.org. You can also follow QC Family Tree on Facebook and Twitter! And, check out this mid-year impact infographic for summer 2016! 

In the News

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Contact Info
Revs. Helms and Greg Jarrell, Co-Founders
Contact via Email
“Rhaji, the Servant.” Saints Art Project, by Rev. Helms Jarrell.
INCUBATE, STORIES

Does He Work?

June 07, 2016

The real-life stories of our QC Family Tree neighbors help the listener to connect more deeply with the community that exists in our neighborhood. The true-to-life stories of acceptance and family-like care rattle loose the myths from media and urban legend they have come to hold true.

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INCUBATE, STORIES

Finding Our People

April 25, 2016

Greg and I at QC Family Tree have been doing the work of community building for 10 years, rooted in Enderly Park, a West Charlotte neighborhood that bears the wounds of racial oppression and economic injustice. Over the years, we’ve witnessed a particular story repeat itself over and over.

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