March 2023
Follow Jesus, Love Others, Share Hope
"Where to Meet God" From Pastor Rob
         In our Ash Wednesday worship service, I invited our church to practice silence and solitude as spiritual disciplines this year in the season of Lent. The challenge is, from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, spend 30 minutes a day in silence and solitude. I believe God will speak to you, in the silence, if you take up this practice
I found it to be difficult. In the silence, I think about the NCAA basketball tournament, the workout I’m going to try to get done at the YMCA, the tasks I need to get accomplished that afternoon, and 1000 other things. As soon as I drive one distraction from my mind, another takes its place. Some days I can get really quiet and centered so that I give God my full attention. Other days, I spend 30 minutes reaching for God with one hand and fending off competing thoughts with the other. READ MORE
Blood Drive - Saturday, March 11, 9:30am to 2:30pm
Blood Connection Bus
Donate blood! Save lives! Help our community by donating this month. One donation can help up to 3 people! The Blood Connection mobile unit is returning to our upper parking lot from 9:30am to 2:30pm on March 11th. All donors will receive an e-gift card.
Prescheduling is encouraged. Go to the Blood Connection website or contact the church office.
Food Pantry Update
Did you know that each week it takes 40+ volunteers to prepare for and run a weekly food distribution? We are grateful to everyone to donates time or money to help the food pantry run smoothly! Thank you to all our volunteers who shelve donations, drive to the food bank, unload deliveries, bag groceries, load cars, help distribute food, deliver groceries and more! It’s a huge undertaking and we can’t do it without volunteers!

In January the Durham Food Bank donated an additional upright freezer to our Food Pantry! This is a much needed freezer!
We purchased new shelving to organize the diapers and wipes. In addition to food, baby items are a huge blessing to our clients.

With donated funds we purchase items such as oatmeal, cereal and peanut butter to help supplement what we receive from the USDA.

Thank you for your support!
Next Food Distributions - March 4 & 18 from 11am to 12pm
Cars at food distribution
Our next Food Distributions will be March 4 & 18 at our usual time from 11am to 12pm.

  • Volunteer for one or more of the drive-through food distributions. Many opportunities are available.
  • Donate groceries, we are collecting dry and canned goods. Go to the church website for a more detailed list. Please check the ’sell by’ dates when donating. There is a collection shed outside the church entryway where you can leave your donations.
To volunteer, please use our online Community Sign Up Genius Form. If you have any questions, please contact Candy or Diane.
Helping Our Neighbors - Plastic Bag Collection through March
plastic bags
During the month of March we will again be collecting clean plastic shopping bags for the residents of Covenant Place, a senior adult community near us. Look for the collection box in the church foyer. And thank you in advance for your help!
January Numbers
Jan 2023 financial snapshot
More detail on the amounts in the Financial Snapshot are in the January 2023 Financial Statement. Hard copies are on the back table in the Worship Center.
tithes & offerings
Your tithes and offerings can be dropped off, mailed, or given electronically. Use the button below or go to our website.