Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.
The Casserole Ministry was established to provide the the homeless shelter at Urban Ministries with additional food on an as-needed basis for their clients. Each month, congregants are asked to prepare and return the casseroles using the supplied pans and recipes to the WSBC freezer.
The CROP WALK is an annual spring event in Durham sponsored by Church World Service with strong participation from Durham congregations. The Durham CROP WALK is the third largest of several hundred walks that occur each year in the United States. The proceeds of this 10-kilometer walk are used to support local and international nonprofit agencies.
Over 25 years ago, WSBC saw the need for decent, affordable housing and helped kick-start Habitat for Humanity of Durham. We continue to support this work financially, by participating in local home construction, and by traveling with work groups.
WSBC participates in a coalition of Durham churches that provides emergency overnight shelter and food to homeless families. We are paired with Duke Memorial United Methodist Church, which houses families for a week once every 10 weeks. We participate by preparing nightly meals and providing hosts to stay with guests in the evening.
Urban Ministries of Durham welcomes more than 6,000 people each year who come seeking food, shelter, clothing, and supportive services. We support this vital work through our missions budget, and on the third Thursday of every month, the Sojourners Sunday school class prepares and serves dinner for approximately 220 people at the shelter.