Serving Jesus, Who is the Resurrection and the life

A core belief at The Church of the Resurrection is that our service is in response to Jesus and is only effective in as much as it is empowered by the Holy Spirit.

Beyond Our Walls

As part of our vision, Church of the Resurrection seeks to serve people beyond our church walls in the name of Jesus.  We seek to meet practical needs, and pray for opportunities to meet spiritual needs as well.  In all we do, we aim to demonstrate the love of Jesus to all those with whom we meet. Some of the ways we serve Beyond Our Walls are ongoing, while others are seasonal opportunities.

On-Going Ministries

IITB_logoIt’s In The Bag (IITB) Ministry

This ministry began with a small group of people with a desire to do God’s work. As they prayed about what to do, “feed my people” was what they heard and so they organized a ministry called “It’s In the Bag.” Without knowing exactly what to do, but with a lot of prayer for direction, the mission was begun.

Years later, in connection with the Fuquay-Varina Food Pantry, CTR is making and distributing brown bag lunches every Sunday for over 100 needy people in our area. In the name of Jesus’ love, and for His glory alone, we are making a small difference in our community. Join us for worship, and following coffee & fellowship, stay to lend a hand! For more information about IITB, please contact Jean Sweeney. Click here to learn more…


Fuquay Food Pantry

On a regular basis, the Church body makes donations to the Pantry as we seek to serve this important community ministry.  The needs of the Pantry may change regularly, so please see Jean Sweeney for more information.


Sister-to-Sister

Sister-to-Sister is a developing ministry at Church of the Resurrection in cooperation with a non-profit organization that is a direct connection with our Rwandan Anglican brothers and sisters in Christ.  At the heart of this ministry is our desire to help support the developing community of our Sister Church in Rwanda.  In doing so, we will find various and creative ways to provide practical, spiritual, and financial assistance.  In addition, each week, we take a Thank Offering during the Announcement time of our service for the purpose of giving public thanks to God for His many provisions, blessings, and answers to prayer.  All our Thank Offerings go directly to our Sister-to-Sister parish.

CTR’s Sister church is the Gikonko Parish in the Butare Diocese of Rwanda. It’s priest is the Rev Philemon Uwihanganye. Rev Philemon is married to Dative and they have 6 children between 5 and 16 years old. The Gikonko parish consists of 2200 Christians, a main church, 7 outlying churches, a primary school and a secondary school. Each outlying church is led by a lay leader called a catechist. These outlying churches have a prayer service 3 out of 4 Sundays and they all come together for Communion at Philemon’s church on the 4th Sunday. The Gikonko Parish is east of Butare on the border with Burundi. Please contact Carl Kammire for more information.

Seasonal Ministries

Appalachia Service Project (ASP)

Each summer, our Youth (rising 9th – 12th graders) and other Adult church members participate in the Appalachia Service Project (ASP) – a multi-church, multi-denominational outreach to needy families in the Appalachian region of West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee.  This weeklong mission will be centered on making homes safer, warmer, and dryer for people in these unique communities who are unable to do so for themselves.  By participating in this mission, we pray our Youth, and the Adults who serve with them, will experience the richness of blessing that comes from service, a deepening of love for God’s people, and a first-hand witness to God’s faithfulness to them.  Please see Eric & Susie Olson for more information.


Easter Dinners

At Easter, the REZMEN coordinate the delivery of Ham dinners with all the “fixin’s” to needy families in our community.  As with the It’s In The Bag Ministry, we are seeking to fill a very practical need for these families by providing these dinners, but we do pray that God will use us to touch someone’s heart deeply for Him through our service.  Please contact Ernie Nieradka for more information.


Operation Christmas Child/Samaritan’s Purse

Each Christmas season, our church participates in Operation Christmas Child, which is a worldwide outreach of Samaritan’s Purse, the ministry of Franklin Graham.  During the month of November, families fill shoeboxes of practical items to be sent to needy children around the world.  If you would like to help coordinate or participate in Operation Christmas Child please contact Ruth Hawk for more information.

Associated Ministries

Associated Ministries do not originate at CTR, but have substantial participation and support within the congregation.


Anglican Fourth Day

The Anglican Fourth Day Movement is a worldwide movement of the Christian Church which seeks to bring individuals to Christ through Christian communities in action. It proposes no new type of spirituality, but is simply a method by which one’s spirituality can develop, grow and be shared.  Anglican Fourth Day is one place where individuals can meet frequently in small groups for mutual sharing encouragement and support.  For more information, please visit http://www.anglican4thday.com.


Kairos

Matthew 25:36 “….I was in prison and you came to visit me.”  Kairos is an interdenominational Christian ministry whose programs are presented in state and federal men’s and women’s correctional institutions for the purpose of bringing Christ’s love and forgiveness to all incarcerated individuals and to build strong Christian communities inside prison walls.  Locally we support men’s weekends at Central Prison during February and August each year as well women’s weekends at North Carolina Correctional Institute for Women during November and April. If you would like to learn more about this ministry, please speak to Carl Kammire or Eric Olson or visit http://www.kairosprisonministry.org or  http://www.kairosnc.org

Rwanda – Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee

The beans in each bag of Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee™ travel more than 8,000 miles just to make it into your cup. Each one is hand picked on a Rwandan farm, travels down a bumpy dirt road to the coffee washing station, and is sorted five times before voyaging across the whitecaps of the Atlantic Ocean to our Roasting House….Our 100% Arabica, naturally grown specialty coffee comes from two farming cooperatives in Rwanda: the Buf Café Cooperative and the Coadeka-Bukonya Cooperative….In an effort to change the coffee industry – one of the most exploitative in the world – Land of a Thousand Hills participates in Community Trade, a term we coined to mean Directly Traded, paid for with higher-than-Fair Trade wages, and where investment in the farming community is our top priority. We believe that by paying our coffee growers just, Living Wages and supporting economic and community development in the region, not only does the region thrive with higher quality coffee, justice is pursued….What if your coffee could transform a village? It can. Embrace the power of the bean. Drink Coffee. Do Good.

Land of a Thousand Hills coffee is for sale each Sunday at CTR.  Please contact Carl Kammire for more information or visit http://www.drinkcoffeedogood.com.

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