Community Outreach Ministry

The Community Outreach Ministry (COM) introduces the congregation to opportunities to address the practical needs of people now.  We serve in local, state and national communities, as well as the wider United Church of Christ. In these many ways CUCC, through its Community Outreach Ministry, is living up to the scripture according to James 2:17-18 with its good works, so that its faith may live.

If you are inspired to work on a community project not listed here, bring your energy and talents to COM and we'll help you figure out how to get others at CUCC involved.

Current projects 

Cook for women at Helen Wright Center -
Cook part of a meal or serve the meal to about 70 women who are currently homeless.  CUCC is scheduled for third Sundays in April, June, September and December.  Contact Charles Coble or Dawn Koonce about cooking or serving.
CROP Walk - Walk, donate or coordinate CUCC's team for the CROP Walk which raises funds to provide food to those who need it in our community. 
Walk for Hope - Walk, donate, or coordinate CUCC's team for Walk for Hope which raises funds for mental health research. 

OutRaleigh! - Offer a welcoming smile to people who stop to chat at CUCC's OutRaleigh! table.  The 2021 effort will organize in the spring, but until then you can talk to Dawn Koonce.
Advent angel tree - Be on the small planning team for our Advent angel tree, a short-term project every fall.  
Meals on Wheels - Fill in for one of our Meals on Wheels food delivery drivers when we have a vacation vacancy.  Look for substitute announcements in the CUCC Weekly eNews.
External Ministries Supported by Community Outreach Ministry

CUCC serves on the Boards of Directors of two local organizations which CUCC helped found.  If you have skills which you might share with their boards or a passion for affordable housing, please contact CUCC's current board representatives.
  • RICH Park Housing, a large apartment complex for low income residents.
  • Community Church Low Income Housing Corporation was founded by CUCC to manage a six-unit apartment building and a small home adjacent to the church.  Some units are reserved specifically for low income housing and all are rented at below market rates.