“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.
You know the door is always open. We’ll see you real soon.
Written by Sanyika Dillard When you go on a “Freedom Ride” road trip, you make assumptions about what you’re going to see. That’s exactly what I did. I assumed that most people in Birmingham would be racist. Boy, how wrong was I. I assumed that everywhere we went would look like Charlotte. I was wrong[…]
We left Selma in the afternoon and drove a looooooooong way on what seemed like very deserted roads to Gulf Shores, Alabama. It just so happens that a church member from SouthPark Christian Church has a niece who lives in the Gulf Shores area, so she hooked us up with dinner when we arrived after[…]
When you ask our youth what is their favorite day of the QC Family Tree Freedom Ride, many of them will say, “Selma!” To get to Selma, we backtracked a bit through what seemed like deserted roads of Alabama and arrived there midday to the temperature of 104 degrees. We parked directly in front of[…]
I was excited when we pulled up to the Spencer Perkins Community Center in Jackson. I’d heard about the work and writings of John Perkins and was expecting this place to feel like home. We pulled up to a cute little house and playground and waited for our host. She quickly came out to greet[…]
Remembering that it happened once, We cannot turn away the thought, As we go out, cold, to our barns, Towards the long night’s end, that we Ourselves are living in the world It happened in when it first happened. -Wendell Berry, from A Timbered Choir When the Freedom Riders left Atlanta in 1961, they[…]
We have read, watched documentaries, and spent some time talking with one of Charlotte’s most important Civil Rights figures. The excitement has been huge around the house. After preparing for weeks, our Freedom Ride has gotten started. We started out Saturday morning headed ro Atlanta. We found a nice spot a few minutes off the[…]
Grace and peace to you from Enderly Park! At QC Family Tree, we are celebrating the past and looking towards exciting moves for the future. The first week of August will mark our tenth year of rooted discipleship in West Charlotte. This past decade has been a schooling for us as we have attempted to[…]
Each day begins with prayer. At noon, we pause for prayer. In the evening, we eat together in a simple act of prayer and fellowship. We are not sure whether our prayers are reshaping the world, but we trust that through our prayers God is remaking us into God’s people. We remember that we are[…]