The way of Jesus is intensely personal but intentionally communal. We were made for life together. One way we cultivate that growth in community is through our small groups. Click here to explore or join a group.
We want to move discipleship beyond the lecture and into the Lab. Below are "experiments in grace"-- practical discipleship resources ready for you to download for yourself, a friend and your small group.
Made With Love Bakery exists to be an expression of the love of Jesus Christ to the marginalized and the poor by giving them a second chance at employment and equipping them with the training and support they need to overcome poverty. We seek to care for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of our employees by providing support and development in each area. We hope, in doing so, that the Lord may bless us by building a stronger, more diverse community, where Love crosses the lines created by Hate and climbs the walls built by Fear.
Find out more at madewithlovebakery.org
We are an experiment in grace, empowering people to creatively express the compelling mercy and love of God in Chapel Hill. We do this as a church, as small groups and as individuals through small, yet significant acts that interrupt the normal pattern of life and illuminate the surprising nature of love.
Free parking on the town’s busiest street, free flowers for everyone who passes by, free hot chocolate on campus for college students on exam days, racks of warm clothing for the homeless on winter nights, an elaborate banquet spread of free PB&J and ice cold milk.
These are not random acts of kindness. These are intentional moves of love. What's your idea? What's keeping you from putting it into action?
Need inspiration? Explore our Love Local primer to plant mustard seeds of imagination.
We believe in the kind of Love that gives itself away, that can't be held inside but demonstrates itself through action. Love Local is a hub for mobilizing action in our community, This is a point of connection to the people and organizations that are doing great work in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. If you, your family or small group are looking for a way to serve, check out these opportunities:
The Community Empowerment Fund offers savings opportunities, micro-loans, financial education, and assertive support to individuals who are underemployed and unemployed.
Love Chapel Hill has started a program in partnership with C.E.F. to help provide essential transportation to people living in poverty. Thanks to Triangle Transit we've been able meet some very real needs! Whether it's educational, medical, judicial, or family related, individuals can apply for transportation assistance. Download the application. If you would like to help financially support this program or would like more information, email Grace on Wheels.
The IFC is a central resource for those living in poverty. You can serve in many different ways, from the food pantry and community kitchen to free clinics and housing. Visit their website for contact and more information.
An organization making big impacts for food insecure kids in our community. A key part of their work is provding food for school kids who might otherwise be left hungry over the weekend. There are a number of ways you can help!
A holistic and sustainable approach to working with people living with severe and persistent mental illness, training them in self sufficiency through farming.
For anyone who has need, coats, hats, blankets, gloves and socks are free as they are available. Sunday mornings through the winter, items are available 8:30-12:30 at the Varsity Theatre. On select nights, a team of people go to the streets and local shelters with items to help make sure folks are staying safe and warm.
Coats, hats, blankets, gloves - anything that will help keep someone warm through these colder months - you can bring them to the Varsity Theatre any Sunday morning between 8:30am & 12:30pm.
If your office, small group, dorm, or campus ministry wants to get involved with collecting items or if you would like to arrange for a pickup of a large number of items, contact us. Don't have items to donate? Click here to give and we'll go shopping for you!