Please see Shellie Beason to sign up or if you have any questions.
It’s that time of year again……backpacks and school supplies! Here is your chance to Adopt A Child without actually bringing one home. Bilingual Exchange has 22 children needing supplies for school. Some of them also need backpacks. We are hoping to get all of them off to a great start for this school year with everything they need.
Here is what you can do: adopt one (or more) of these children, a purchase a backpack and the supplies from a list we will supply to you, and bring the stuff to church before school begins. Or adopt a child who doesn’t need a backpack and just purchase the supplies from a list we will supply to you and bring the supplies to church before school begins. Or contribute some money and we will put it toward supplies for our high schoolers. There are 5 of them and they get their lists after school begins. The plan is to take them to Office Max.
The 5 high schoolers are Kevin, Carla, Luis, Ronald, Arsue .
In addition we have the following children:
Grace and Marvella……kindergarten
Mia and Hannah………..first grade
Jude, Yannis, Valeska…..third grade
Lily, Melanie, Genesis, Nicolas, Ayline……..fourth grade Daniel, Kevin…….fifth grade
Richard……sixth grade Alexis……7th grade
Five of the children already have an ‘adoption angel’.
If you want to adopt a child or simply make a contribution please contact Mary Anna Hovey or Leonard Beeghley.
Tuesday, June 12, at 7:30 pm, Pilgrims will gather with the Institute for Islamic and Turkish Studies to break bread with our Muslim neighbors during Ramadan. We have 14 participants thus far. If you are interested but did not yet respond, please let Pastor Lindy (email@example.com) know and we will see we if we can increase our attendance.
Ever wonder how you contribute to the life of Pilgrim? Ever wonder if there is an area of Pilgrim’s ministry to which your particular gifts are best suited? Well, come to the Pilgrim Ministry Fair during fellowship hour on Sunday, May 20, and learn about all of the different ways in which you can serve Pilgrim and its ministries. We will have representatives of all of Pilgrim’s boards and committees along with representatives of some of our external ministries to talk about what they do, what they need, and how to participate. Come and engage!
(Credit: Los Feliz Neighborhood Council)
Creating opportunity and community one home at a time with safe and affordable housing.
What is home sharing?
Home sharing is a national, evidence-based model that has existed since the 1970s. Home sharing helps match people who are seeking housing with those who provide housing.
Home Share Durham is free! It costs nothing to home seekers or providers to participate. Please see Eligibility for more details.
Benefits of Home Sharing
- Reduce housing expenses to both parties, including utilities
- Companionship and increased security
- Provides mutual assistance
How does it work?
Home Share Durham seeks to serve a multicultural, inter-generational population. Both providers and seekers will be screened to make the best match possible. Each match will have the support of a case manager to ensure mutual benefit to home seekers and providers through their agreement.
Home Sharing in Durham
Durham Congregations in Action (DCIA) serves as the sponsoring agency for Home Share Durham.
Our congregation currently supports Real Durham, which helps lift individual Durham residents out of poverty through circles of support. Come and learn how the new alliance plans to help empower both low income communities and individuals to increase their income and wealth.
The Durham CROP Hunger Walk is Sunday, March 25th at 2:00 p.m., beginning at Duke University Chapel. We hope you will walk and/or support a walker this year as we raise hunger awareness, and raise funds to end hunger here in Durham and around our world!
You can sign up here: https://www.
Please contact Alice Ratliff or Ellen Metcalf if you would like to walk or to join the walk committee. Thanks!
The drive will last from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at JIAM (5122 Revere Rd. Durham, NC 27713).
To sign up, please visit http://signup.com/go/interfaith.
An opportunity to help others with our Muslim neighbors!
On Sunday, January 22nd, 50 Pilgrims gathered to assess our individual and communal assets, and form working groups to tackle the pressing issues of this moment. There was incredible energy and an amazing spirit in the room!
If you couldn’t attend, but would like to participate in this Pilgrim-wide initiative, please fill out this online survey by Sunday, February 5th.