Please see Shellie Beason to sign up or if you have any questions.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
Durham CAN was successful in persuading city officials to move forward with an RFQ for the Jackson Street property, with 80% of the units to be affordable housing. Also, county officials agreed to include affordable housing in a development of lots on East Main Street.
Durham CAN clergy met with our new police chief on Sept 27 and discussed visions for our police department: training officers in relational and community work and crisis intervention as well as best practices for situations involving mental illness, incentives for police to live where they work, a citizens’ advisory board, discussing local events and issues, and ending targeted road blocks and check points in Latino communities.
Souls to the Polls will start at First Presbyterian on Oct 22 from 10 am – 12 pm.