Creekside Elementary School | DPS website
Church Contact Person: Nicole Silvanic.
Beyond Creekside Elementary School serving as our gracious host on Sunday mornings, the Gathering Church consistently looks for opportunities to partner with and serve the students, families, and faculty of the school. In the past this has taken the shape of back-to-school events with stuffed backpacks for students, Christmas-time gift drives, teacher work day lunches, and childcare provisions. The Gathering Church works with Principal Nathan Hester and Creekside Social Worker Twala Timmons to identify and respond to specific needs within the Creekside community.
Eagle’s Nest Tutoring | info sheet
Church Contact Person: Laura Yost-Grande.
Eagles Nest meets on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 4 – 6 p.m. at All Saints Church (4310 Garrett Road) which is located adjacent to Oak Creek Village. Eagles Nest targets second and third graders from Creekside Elementary who are in need of reading and writing help. Volunteers work one-on-one with students in order to build positive relationships that lead to successful learning. Eagles Nest plans and hosts family nights in order to celebrate the students and build relationships with families. Our goal is to build long-term, trusting relationships with families in Oak Creek Village and to expand in the future in other avenues as we learn more from our developing relationships.
Greens at Pine Glen | info sheet coming soon.
Church Contact Person: Chris Breslin.
The Greens at Pine Glen is our newest initiative and partnership. Teaming with the management of the Greens at Pine Glen and Creekside Elementary we’re working to set up some after school tutoring for some of the students and families of Creekside. To join us in this venture and its formation contact Chris Breslin.
Reality Ministries | realityministriesinc.org
Church Contact Person: Andy Bray.
- To share the personal love of God with adolescents through meaningful, lasting friendships.
- To provide a sense of unconditional belonging to teenagers with different backgrounds and abilities.
- To encourage adolescents to live Christ-centered lives in their families, schools, and community.
- To send throughout the world young men and women who are equipped with “a hope and a future.”
World Relief Durham | worldrelief.org
Church Contact Person: Amy Crump.
World Relief’s calling is to stand for the vulnerable.
Every second of every day children are orphaned by disease, women are widowed by conflicts, families are devastated by natural disasters and refugees are relocated to new countries. These are the heartbreaking stories of the vulnerable.
We believe God has equipped the church – the most diverse social network on the planet – to be at the center of these stories, leveraging time, energy and resources to join the vulnerable in their time of need.
We practice principles of transformational development to empower local churches in the United States and around the world so they can serve the vulnerable in their communities. With initiatives in education, health, child development, agriculture, food security, anti-trafficking, immigrant services, micro-enterprise, disaster response and refugee resettlement, we work holistically with the local church to stand for the sick, the widow, the orphan, the alien, the displaced, the devastated, the marginalized, and the disenfranchised.
In our own backyard and around the globe, we stand with individuals and communities through the process of healing, reconciliations, transformation and empowerment.
Whatever it takes, and wherever it takes us, we are faithful to our call.
Inter-Faith Council for Social Services | www.ifcweb.org
Church Contact Person: Sheana Funkhouser.
IFC meets basic needs and helps individuals and families achieve their goals. They provide shelter, food, direct services, advocacy and information to people in need. They accomplish this through strong partnerships with volunteers, staff and those we serve. They rely on the active involvement of caring individuals, congregations and other community organizations.
The Gathering Church prepares and serves lunch at the IFC kitchen every 4th Friday of the month. The meal preparation and lunch service is from 9:30 AM until 12:30 PM at the IFC building located at the corner of Rosemary St. and Columbia St. in downtown Chapel Hill.