OUTREACH AT NORTH RALEIGH UMC
Weekly, Monthly, or as Needed
NRUMC’s community garden is located across the street (overflow parking lot) from the church. Lease a 5’ X 10’ raised bed ($25) or a full size 5’ X 20’ ($50) raised bed with complete discretion of what vegetables to grow with the understanding that at least 50% of your harvest will go to the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle.
Garden members participate twice a month in Wednesday/Saturday/Sunday group harvesting activities and perform an additional 4 hours of community workday labor during the year. What a great way to experience community and friendship with your fellow church members! Individuals, circles, and families are all welcome to participate in this ministry. Green thumbs are helpful, but not required! If you are not interested in leasing a garden bed, we can always use volunteers to help with the picking.
Each year, our garden volunteers grow and donate about 6,000 lbs of fresh vegetables to the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle. The Food Shuttle provides fresh vegetables and fruits to local individuals/families in need. Visitors to the garden are always welcomed!
For more information, email Julie Barnes or Pam Hartigan. Space is limited.
Visit our garden’s website for more information and click here for the agreement and sign-up form.
Regionally and Globally
Appalacia Service Team
Our work with the Appalachia Service Project helps to address housing issues in central Appalachia…but it’s so much more than that.
Since 2004, we’ve sent adult work team twice a year on weekend trips to work on ASP projects. We work out of the year-round ASP centers in Virginia, Kentucky, and West Virginia. We’ve also sent youth teams for week-long trips in the summer.
If you go on an ASP trip, you’ll find yourself transformed by the experience, and you’ll help to transform the life of someone you’re helping.
How can I help?