Urban Ministries of Durham – We prepare and serve meals at the Community Cafe; every other month on the fourth Wednesday night.
Durham Crisis Response Center – We work with DCRC to provide direct aid to the women at the shelter, as well as support for their office staff.
Every month our children collect the Cents-Ability offering to help feed the hungry, in Durham and the world. We also participate in Durham’s Crop Walk and the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina.
Outreach News & Events:
- Responding to the Oklahoma Tornadoes
From the PCUSA/PDA website: Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) will be responding with One Great Hour of Sharing funds and members of the National Response Team to a devastating tornado that struck Moore, a populous suburb of Oklahoma City, Okla. The 200 mph, F-4 tornado struck Monday evening and destroyed whole neighborhoods. Two elementary schools were in the tornado's path and one school sustained a direct hit. Of the 51 confirmed deaths from the storm, 20 were children. Additional causalities are expected. Five counties in Oklahoma have been declared federal disaster areas. The Oklahoma VOAD has reported that many unsolicited volunteers have been showing up. They have pleaded that the information get out that volunteers are not yet needed. First responders need first to complete their work. PDA previously responded to the 1999 tornado in Moore that caused $1 billion worth of damage, including extensive damage to the First Presbyterian Church in Moore. PDA will be working with Presbytery leadership to help meet the needs of families most impacted by this crisis.
How you can help You can stand in the GAP for disaster survivors, and help the church in its response: Give Share your financial blessings by designating gifts to DR000015 – USA Disasters and Emergencies. Individuals may give through your local Presbyterian congregation, online, or by mailing a check to Presbyterian Church (USA), P.O. Box 643700 Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700. Please note “DR000015 – Oklahoma” on your gift. You can also text PDA to 20222 to donate $10 for disaster response; or call PresbyTel at (800) 872-3283 to give by credit card. -------- Church World Service is also accepting donations in support of their mission/response to the Oklahoma tornadoes -- see the CWS Website for more information.
- DCRC Annual Golf Classic - April 28th
Please join us for DCRC’s Annual Golf Classic Sunday, April 28, 2013
The Crossings Golf Club 4023 Wake Forest Road, Durham
Check In: Noon Shotgun Start: 1:00 pm
Cost: $70Registration fee includes:
- 18 holes of golf
- A golf cart
- Hole contests
- Support our Youth in the CF Walk - April 13th
Please support the Youth as they support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as they raise money and walk in the GREAT STRIDES walk on Saturday April 13, 10am on Duke's East Campus. To donate or for more information: http://www.cff.org/Great_Strides/dsp_DonationPage.cfm?walkid=8281&idUser=371229
- Triangle Tree Challenge - Vote for Urban Ministries
You may have seen the Christmas trees surrounding Durham's Performing Arts Center and the American Tobacco Complex -- each one represents a local non-profit or business. Our own Urban Ministries is competing this year (with a tree provided by Summit Church).
- Angel Tree 2012
Once again, we will be hosting an Angel Tree for residents at Durham Crisis Response Center. We will have over 30 gifts for both residents and the shelter itself. Please pick up a tag on Sunday and hang it on your tree as a reminder of our neighbors at DCRC. We ask that all gifts be returned to the church by Sunday, December 23rd so that we can deliver them to DCRC by Christmas day.