Here are some of the ways that happens!
Serve Day each spring:
We partner with local serving organizations like Western Wake Crisis Ministry and Crossing All Borders to help them accomplish their goals of serving the community.
Give Day each fall:
We purchase food and fuel at restaurants and gas stations here in Apex and pack shelf-stable meals that get sent around the world, helping to ease hardship and meet needs while showing God’s love.
In operation for more than 20 years, the Christmas Store provides southern Wake County parents in need the opportunity to “shop” for free toys for their children. Hundreds of volunteers, thousands of toys and numerous local partnerships combine to make this event successful each year.
At Weatherstone Elementary School in Cary, we supply 12-15 food-insecure families whose children receive backpacks filled with food each weekend.
Through Compassion International, families at United Church can provide monthly financial assistance, along with emotional support and spiritual encouragement, to children experiencing poverty in Brazil.
Together with Habitat for Humanity and other faith organizations, we contribute financially to and provide volunteers for the construction of a local home.
Walk for Freedom:
In cooperation with A21, a global organization working to end human trafficking, we raise awareness about modern slavery by sponsoring a local Walk for Freedom.
Connected by Warmth for Wake to households using firewood as their sole source of heat, we cut logs, split wood and deliver it to homes in our area.
In 2023, a team traveled to Puerto Rico, providing construction assistance for families still struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria.
In 2025, we anticipate a trip to Brazil, where more than 30 children are sponsored by United Church families through Compassion International.