Community and Global Missions
During the corona virus global pandemic, many of the projects have been placed on hold or plans have been altered. Please contact the church office (919-787-4034) for information about the latest changes.
Red Cross Blood Drives
Quarterly blood drives are announced in the bulletin and newsletter, on the website, and via email. In addition to giving blood, volunteers are also needed to prepare and serve snacks. If you are interested in learning more about how you can help with Red Cross Blood Drives, the church office can connect you with the project organizer.
Oak City Cares
Raleigh Moravian Church supports Oak City Cares on the first Saturday of each month. Members can assist with this rewarding service ministry by donating supplies, helping prepare breakfast, and/or help serve breakfast at the Oak City Cares facility. It's truly a fun morning of fellowship!
Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina
Raleigh Moravian collects a specific type of food each month, which is listed in the newsletter and bulletin each Sunday. In 2019 the congregation donated 2403 pounds of food for the entire year exceeding the goal of 1,000 pounds. In 2018, RMC donated 992 pounds.
Habitat for Humanity
Raleigh Moravian is participating in the Leap of Faith Spring 2020 build with the Downtown Faith Coalition. a cooperative build including several downtown Raleigh churches. Over $4,400 has been donated to Habitat for Humanity in support of RMC’s participation in the Leap of Faith Build. Contact Barbara, Tom, or Lee through the church office if you would like to participate in a future project.
Movable Love Feast / Meal Train
Raleigh Moravian provides meals for members during times of illness, disability, or grieving. Contact DeAnne through the church office if you are interested in helping.
Family Promise (formerly Wake Interfaith Hospitality Network or WIHN) - cares for homeless families in transition to work and housing. Our church has volunteered to keep one apartment on Method Road furnished. Families may live there one year, as they work, beginning at a very low rent and increasing to end of year, so that they are able to pay standard apartments just before leaving subsidized housing. The families must attend budgeting sessions during the course of that year.
Adopt a Village - helping children in Tanzania, who have been orphaned, and are needing assistance with food and education fees through the Primary Grades. We have now undertaken to help a select few who wish to attend Secondary School. Funds are sent annually for these two projects.
The Mission Council consists of interested members of Raleigh Moravian who meet quarterly, or as needed, to:
Mission Council Support for Missions 2019
First Annual Moravian Day of Service
On September 15, 2019, Moravian Churches across North America participated in the first Moravian Day of Service, which was established by the 2018 synods of the Northern and Southern Provinces.
The staff of Raleigh Moravian decided to extend the Day of Service to a weekend of service opportunities. This allowed more of our membership to find a time and location that fit their interests. Members could participate in one of two service opportunities related to food insecurity on Saturday morning, September 14, and in one of two service opportunities on Sunday morning, September 15 (assembling and wrapping sandwiches for the Oak City Outreach homeless ministry or packing birthing kits for the Unity Women’s Desk).
The Raleigh Moravian congregation participated in five different service projects on September 14 and 15, 2019.