Local Community

Creekside Elementary School

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 Arrica DuBose and Creekside Social Worker Jackie Love to identify and respond to specific needs within the Creekside community.

Reality Ministries

Church Contact Person: Courtney Graham

Reality desires:

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.”

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World Relief Durham

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

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.

Whatever it takes, and wherever it takes us, we are faithful to our call.



Church Contact Persons: Bruce and Mary Ann Baldwin

PORCH is an all-volunteer, grassroots hunger relief organization whose mission is to collect and distribute food for families going hungry in the Chapel Hill and Carrboro community.Through monthly neighborhood food drives, PORCH stocks the shelves of  twelve local food pantries with canned goods. Its Food for Families program delivers fresh fruits and vegetables, milk, chicken and eggs directly into the hands of 350 local families in need.