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Camp Hope

Each summer, Christ Church sponsors Camp Hope which is an overnight summer camp opportunity for children who have a parent in prison. Our Camp Hope ministry began in 2006 and has ministered to campers from across North Carolina. The purpose of the ministry is to provide these children a chance to experience the joy of summer camp and the opportunity to deepen their religious faith. Camp Hope coordinates with Angel Tree Camping and our partner camp, Camp Trinity. Parishioners support the campers financially in the spring by contributing to scholarships. Parishioners are also needed to pray, make calls, send cards, and help with logistical arrangements. Additional volunteers are always welcome! For more information, please contact Follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Learn more about our program by watching this slideshow:

Camp Hope through the years

Contacts: Terry Brubaker and Nell Hudson

Growing in Grace (GIG) After-School Program

Growing in Grace is Christ Church’s afterschool program that serves

lower-income children in New Bern. The children attend Brinson Memorial

Elementary School in 3rd-5th grades. GIG began in 2016 and has served

up to 10 students each year. The program is in session during the schoo

year, and volunteers from Christ Church and the New Bern community

work one-on-one with the children Monday through Thursday. The children

are picked up from school in our Christ Church van and are brought to our

GIG Room on Pollock Street. They work on school assignments, study for

tests, read, and develop lifelong relationships. They also go on special

fieldtrips and do service work to help others. We are always looking for

volunteers who are interested in offering extra love and support to our

children. If you are interested in learning more about our program or joining

our amazing GIG family, please contact GIG director Debbie Fodrie. 

Click here to see more.

Angel Tree

Angel Tree is a Christian prison ministry that Christ Church has participated in since

1984. The children we buy gifts for have at least one parent incarcerated. The

children live in Craven County. Contact: Ellen Chance

Prison Ministries

Contact: Jane Merritt

One Day with God

Contact: Jane Merritt

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