We believe serving is more than volunteering. It’s deeper, vaster and a key component of discipleship. As followers of Jesus, serving is God’s love in action, and it is life changing. That’s why we strive to connect people with ways to use their unique gifts and passions to be the hands and feet of Christ in our church, community and world.
Opportunities to serve in Raleigh include serving with our ministry partners; through missional communities; and special events, such as our Great Day of Service and Stop Hunger Now.
Beyond Raleigh, we partner with ministries in Africa, Armenia, Bahamas, East Asia, Guatemala, and Haiti.
Inside the church, there are many opportunities to serve through hospitality, worship and music, our youth and children’s programs, and behind the scenes.
For upcoming events, and ongoing ways to serve locally and globally, sign-up for our monthly Faith In Action newsletter.
Got questions, or need help getting involved? Contact Renae Newmiller, Director of Local and Global Engagement.
HELP FAMILIES EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS
July 23 – 29
As part of a network of churches called Family Promise, we welcome families who are temporarily experiencing homelessness, and provide housing and meals on the third floor of our original campus for a week at a time, four-five times a year. Each host week takes many hands, and we’d love for you to join us! Here’s how you can help (click the links to email our Family Promise team members in charge of various areas):
Email Ed with general questions.
Next Host Dates: Oct. 29 – Nov. 5
CHURCH IN THE CITY: WELCOMING IMMIGRANTS & REFUGEES
Aug 6, 9:45 – 10:45 a.m., Chapel/Chapel Annex
Join us for our bi-monthly series where we invite local experts to speak about issues facing our city, and as Christians how we can respond. In August, we’ll hear from the Director of the NC Justice Center’s Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project (and Harvard Divinity School graduate), from one of our church members who fled violence, and spent years in a refugee camp before coming to Raleigh. Come learn about issues facing immigrants and refugees, and how we as individuals and the church can extend Christ-like hospitality to families seeking to rebuild their lives in our community.
CONN ELEMENTARY WORKDAY
Aug 20, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m., Conn Elementary School (1221 Brookside Dr, Raleigh)
Help us love on some of our littlest neighbors, by blessing Conn Elementary in a big way! A week before school starts, we’ll head over after church to spend a couple of hours helping the staff, administration and some of the Conn community get ready for students to return to school. All ages are invited to participate, with plenty of projects for all abilities – helping with teacher bulletin boards, painting railings, cleaning off desks, writing notes for the teachers, light landscaping, etc. ESUMC grill masters will be serving up hot dogs and sides – so lunch is included! Plan to join the fun!
GREAT DAY OF SERVICE
Join us for our 9th annual Great Day of Service! This is a day when our entire Edenton Street family – all of our tables (campuses), worship services, and missional communities – gather as one to partner with ministries, non-profits and schools across Raleigh to share God’s love in a very practical way. Sign-up coming in September.
UPCOMING MISSION TRIPS
Help One Now Haiti Trip, September 4 – 9, 2017
Haiti Spiritual Journey, Spring 2018 (date TBD) ZOE Liberia Trip, April 2018
Email Renae to learn more