Congregation at Duke Chapel

Get Involved

We invite you to participate actively in the life of the Congregation at Duke University Chapel. Our activities and ministries are open to all those who wish to attend, regardless of membership status, faith background, or University connections.

Please consider:

  • Attending worship on Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m.
  • Participating in a Christian education class on Sundays at 9:45 a.m.
  • Staying after worship to attend a fellowship event
  • Emailing the Congregation office to join the eNews mailing list
  • Calling the Congregation office to schedule a visit with one of the pastors

The Congregation functions because of the time and energy of volunteers. If there is a particular ministry that is of interest to you, please let us know and we will be happy to help you get involved.


The Congregation at Duke University Chapel is entirely supported by the financial gifts of its members and friends. The Congregation, which receives no income from Duke University or any endowments, is financially and organizationally distinct from Duke University Chapel.

If you wish to financially support the ministries of The Congregation at Duke University Chapel there are several ways you may do so.

Sunday Offering

Checks made out to “The Congregation at Duke University Chapel” and cash placed in an envelope marked “Congregation” may be placed in the offering plate during Sunday morning worship. Other undesignated gifts received in the offering plates support the programs of Duke University Chapel or special mission projects as announced.


You are welcome to mail a gift to the Congregation at any time using the following address:
    The Congregation at Duke University Chapel
    Box 90974
    Durham, NC 27708-0974

Online Banking

If you use online banking, you may set up one-time or recurring donations through the bill payment service offered by your bank or credit union. Typically there are no fees or overhead charges associated with such services. Please direct the gift to:
    The Congregation at Duke University Chapel
    Box 90974
    Durham, NC 27708-0974

Debit or Credit Card

If you wish to make a donation by way of a debit or credit card, you may do so via our service provider.


The Congregation and its programs exist because members and friends of the Congregation generously share their gifts of time and talent. Please consider the ways you would like to be involved. To volunteer for any of these activities, please contact

The Congregation at Duke University Chapel
[email protected]

Adult Education

  • Lead a class or small group
  • Help plan a retreat
  • Serve on the Education Committee

Children’s Ministry

  • Volunteer in children’s classes or programs

Communications and IT

  • Assist with periodic mailings
  • Assist with website management
  • Take photographs of Congregation events
  • Work with social media


  • Help with setup or cleanup for events
  • Serve on the Fellowship Committee

Finance and Stewardship

  • Assist with the stewardship program
  • Serve on the Finance Committee

Congregation Care

  • Contact new members
  • Visit homebound members
  • Take food to a family or individual in need
  • Join the Prayer Ministry
  • Knit a hat for a newborn with the heavenly hugs hats ministry

Missions and Outreach

  • Serve a meal to the homeless
  • Plan mission events
  • Participate in hands-on mission projects
  • Volunteer at one of the agencies supported by the Congregation

Youth Ministry

  • Teach a Sunday School class
  • Be a Youth Fellowship advisor


  • Become a communion server
  • Be an usher
  • Read scripture as a lector
  • Become a crucifer (cross-bearer) or torch bearer
  • Join the Altar Guild – set up for communion

Details about our ministries may be found in our Annual Reports.