Panel on Women of Color from Absalom Jones Center

Join the Absalom Jones Episcopal Center for Racial Healing on Sunday, December 6th from 4-5:30pm for a special panel titled Women of Color Hold up More than Half the Sky “Join us as we reflect on the ways in which women of color continue to bring new energy, hope, vision, resilience, faith and courage to the challenges that…

Provide Feedback on Chapel Hill’s Climate Action and Response Plan

The Town of Chapel Hill has recently released a draft of its Climate Action and Response Plan.  The Town of Chapel Hill is creating a Climate Action and Response Plan that outlines how we can work together as a community to address the impacts of climate change and advance racial equity. The goal of the Plan…

COMMUNITY GARDENS: Nourishing the Body and the Soul

Thursday, December 3, 7:00 – 8:30 pm Learn WHY Community Gardens are important and HOW to manage them. Mary Ellen McGuire, pastoral associate at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Chapel Hill, will discuss why community gardens are an important part of creation care. Managers of three local gardens will talk about how to manage and maintain community gardens: Paul & Pat…

NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet

Purchase a ticket and join the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP’s virtual Freedom Fund Banquet on Thursday, December 3rd at 7 p.m. with keynote speakers William A. Darrity, Jr. and Kristen Mullen, authors of From Here to Equality. The Freedom Fund Banquet is the branch‘s primary fundraiser each year. Proceeds support the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, National and North Carolina NAACP…

Giving Tree

The Outreach Ministry Committee, as part of the Faith in Action Commission, is again offering parishioners a chance to support families in Orange County via our Giving Tree. Since many of us are shopping differently this year, the Giving Tree is adjusting and becoming virtual!  We are supporting the UNC Horizons program and the Toy…

Habitat for Humanity Workday

Join your fellow Parishioners for a Building Hope Fall 2020 Habitat work-day on November 21 or December 5, Saturdays. We will be working at the new Odie Street single-family homes site, in Hillsborough.  Please sign-up to work at:  http://vhub.at/buildinghope Look for — Saturday Build at Odie (on those dates) —  (1) 10a – 3p shift! NOTE: the Covid-19 restrictions at https://orangehabitat.volunteerhub.com/lp/buildinghope/Mark Biggers is the Chapel of the…

Desserts for Thanksgiving at Club Nova

It has become a tradition for parishioners to deliver desserts to Club Nova for their Thanksgiving meal.  We are able to continue the tradition this year with a few modifications due to COVID.  Please deliver a store-bought dessert to the front porch of Club Nova on November 23 or 24 between 9:00-5:00.  For more information,…

How to Participate in the COTC Home Composting Program

Create a New Habit in this Season of Creation Did you know that more than 60% of household waste is compostable? During the first 8 months of 2020, our parish and its parishioners have contributed 18,000 pounds of compostables to the creation of healthy, organic soil for local community gardens. It’s super easy and greatly…

Heavenly Groceries

Heavenly Groceries is a certified food bank and ministry of St. Joseph CME Church, dedicated to providing quality produce and grocery items to the under-served communities in and surrounding Chapel Hill. Unfortunately during this time, Heavenly Groceries has closed and the Marian Cheek Jackson Center has stepped in to fill the void. Jackson Center staff and…

Refugee Support Center

The Refugee Support Center (RSC) is a volunteer-based organization that serves and promotes the self-sufficiency of refugees living and working in Orange County, NC. The majority of refugees served through RSC are from Burma, Democratic Republic of Congo and Syria. During this time of Covid-19, RSC is continuing to provide services to refugees remotely, including…