Congregation at Duke Chapel

Lenten Service Trip

Congregation at Duke University Chapel Hurricane Relief Service Trip During Lent March 8-13, 2020

What: A week of service work and Christian fellowship, aiding those who have suffered from flooding and hurricanes
Where: To be announced
Who: Adults, University Students, and Youth, age 16 and up.
When: Depart Sunday, March 8 in early afternoon Return Friday, March 13 in the afternoon
Work: To be announced
Cost: To be announced
Facilitator: Carol Matteson, Member of the Mission and Outreach Committee Congregation at Duke Chapel
For more information: Contact the Congregation via congregation@duke.edu for more information or to indicate interest in participating.

2019 Lenten Service Trip

In March 2019, volunteers from the Congregation headed east to New Bern, N. C. to assist those who suffered as a result of Hurricane Florence, which damaged many homes in the fall of 2018. Working with the Fuller Center in New Bern, the volunteer team spent the week helping a homeowner, whose house needed significant repairs. The work included installing insulation, drywall, kitchen cabinets, and flooring as well as cleaning and painting. There were projects for all skill levels. The hard work during the day led to evenings of dinner, fellowship, laughter, and devotions.

group of workers photograph of some drywall being replaced photograph of some cleaning activities

2018 Hurricane Relief Service Trip

The Congregation’s 2018 Hurricane Relief Service trip was to Summerton, S.C. which suffered significant flooding in October 2015 and more flooding and wind damage from Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Volunteers worked with South Carolina Presbyterian Disaster Assistance staff, who know the area well. Work included painting, carpentry, and yard work. Volunteers worked diligently during the day; each evening they gathered for dinner, reflections, and prayer. Their week together was marked by laughter and good fellowship. group of workers cutting door trim to length