Local Outreach

Local Mercy Ministry Organizations need volunteers. Contact people at CGS already serving in the Durham/Chapel Hill area in order to grasp the vision and volunteer as well. There are many opportunities to serve locally. See the Local Outreach (LO) opportunities below that many members of our congregation are already involved in. 

Ministry Name   Ministry Description  Contact Person
Durham Nativity School The mission of the Durham Nativity School (DNS) is based on the highly successful model of other Nativity Network and Nativity Miguel Schools across the country to help break the cycle of poverty through a quality middle school education that will help empower each child to reach his/her full potential. Chip Denton
Durham Rescue Mission (DRM) Provides meals and fellowship on the 3rd Sunday of each month.  Gordon Davis
DSS Big Sib Mentoring Matches adult positive role models to young, at-risk DSS clients. Sophie Smith
 Eagles Nest Tutoring  Eagle's Nest is an after-school tutoring program for children of immigrant families in a neighboring low-income housing community. Volunteers pour into the lives of elementary school children through recreation, group sharing, mentorship, and assistance in the development of math, reading, and writing skills. Meets at CGS Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:45pm. Katie Anderson
English for Speakers of other Languages (ESL) Provides an educational outreach to immigrants and refugees who want to improve their daily English-speaking skills in the classroom setting. Classes held right here at CGS on Saturday mornings. Dick & Susan McKown
Good Samaritan Inn (GSI) Tutoring  Provides tutoring for children and adult women (GED).  Open
 Guardian ad Litem Recruit volunteers who will represent the interests of an abused or neglected child within the juvenile courts system.  Christy Hamilton Malott 
Habitat for Humanity (Durham County) Transforms lives and communities by making home ownership possible in partnership with people who care.  Open
JusticeMatters Provides empowering legal services to our low-income neighbors, mobilizing legal professionals and law students to invest their resources in our community for the common good. Libby Magee Coles
 Meals on Wheels Delivers hot meals at lunch to needy people. Laura Barringer
Pregnancy Support Services (PSS) Assists in crisis pregnancies and provides abstinence training. Come be a part of "saving lives and healing hearts." Lynn Trogdon
 Samaritan Health Center Provides free medical and dental care to the low income and uninsured in Durham County at two clinic sites. Medical and non-medical volunteers are welcome. Elizabeth Brill
World Relief Provides opportunities for churches, faith-based organizations, and individuals to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those refugees and victims of Human Trafficking who are in great need of love and acceptance. Carla Hoffman
Youth Life Foundation of the Triangle (YLFT) Provides after school tutoring and mentoring to at-risk youth in Durham Public Housing communities. Susan Teer

If you're still not sure where to serve locally, consider visiting
DurhamCares for volunteer matching and/or Ministry Spotlight.