West End Mobile Market
Every Third Saturday of the Month
Contact: Mobile Market Leaders
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Location: Duke Memorial UMC
No training required. Share fellowship, food and laughs with our fantastic West End Volunteer team as we distribute fresh healthy food to over 300 families here at Duke Memorial. You are invited to volunteer in a variety of ways including set-up/clean-up, serving coffee in the hospitality room, carrying groceries, unloading the Food Shuttle, and delivering food boxes.
This ministry is sponsored by Interfaith Food Shuttle & and the West End Community Foundation in collaboration with First Calvary Baptist Church and Duke Memorial United Methodist Church.
If you are in need of food and groceries, come to the Mobile Market! The line usually forms at 7:30am and food will be distributed at 10:00am.
DMUMC Contacts: Rick Larson or Tony Nicholson.
Durham CAN (CAN stands for Congregations, Associations and Neighborhoods) is a citywide organization of which Duke Memorial is a member. CAN uses the collective power of over 30 churches to seek social justice so that all of Durham’s residents have a better chance to thrive, regardless of income or race. Our actions have led to the creation of affordable housing, more equitable police practices, and more respectful treatment of our immigrant brothers and sisters.
We are successful because CAN identifies issues and problems that matter to our congregations, does the research and homework necessary to find solutions, determines which public officials are responsible, and holds them accountable.
If you would like to help build a more just Durham through this ministry, please join us!
Contact Tony Nicholson or Rick Larson at to learn how you can contribute to the good work CAN is doing across Durham. And we would love to have you at any upcoming action and meeting. Meeting frequency varies depending on the issue, but our core team meets quarterly.
DMUMC Contact: Ginny Leigh Braun
The Duke Memorial Christmas Market is a one-day, low-cost holiday shopping event for Durham families with limited financial means. It gives parents an opportunity to give Christmas gifts to their children and honors their dignity by letting them to do the shopping themselves. It gives donors a chance to share God’s love and experience the true meaning of Christmas.
Families Moving Forward
DMUMC Contact: Karalyn Colopy
Please join with other volunteers from our church to support this fantastic organization in Durham, assisting families to move from homelessness to a safe and permanent home. During the COVID19 pandemic, we are unable to go to their location in person but can serve in other ways. For more information, go to their website at fmfnc.org
In Memoriam: Our friend Roger died on December 30, 2022, this video remains as celebration of the passion he had for this ministry.
Neighbor to Neighbor
DMUMC Contact: Jerry Smith - 919-614-2776
Neighbor to Neighbor is an outreach project that includes picking up and receiving donations of furniture and household items and then distributing them to families and individuals in need. We deliver to all the Durham Housing Authority communities, as well as to families who are moving from shelters to homes (including those sponsored by Families Moving Forward) and those referred to us by various individuals and groups. A major new initiative is completely furnishing homes for refugees coming to Durham who are being sponsored by Church World Service.
CROP Hunger Walk
DMUMC Contact: Sid Allen
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Sunday, March 24, 2024
If we work together, we can end world hunger. That's why we're participating in the 2024 CROP Hunger Walk to support CWS and help families who are struggling with hunger. Please join us with your steps and your donations. Together we will provide more meals for the growing number of people in our community who need them and create greater food security in communities around the world.