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Loaves and Fishes Comes to CUCC - Feb. 26

Loaves and Fishes (LAF), an organization with deep roots to our church, will participate with us in the service, Forum, Sunday school and a chili lunch on Sunday, February 26.  They will describe their history, mission and programs that empower low-income K-12 youth and their families to overcome challenges in order to achieve healthier and more fulfilling lives.

Loaves and Fishes was started in 1982 by Betty Anne Ford and Nancy Newell, two members of CUCC, as an after-school program for children living in subsidized housing in downtown Raleigh.  Today, LAF serves 53 children from 31 families.  LAF’s mission is accomplished  through out-of-school programming such as homework assistance, mentoring providing healthy snacks to supplement frequently inadequate nutrition, life skills and workplace readiness training, exercise, field trips and other experiential learning activities.

The schedule for the Sunday’s activities:

smiling face of Joe Burmester
Joe Burmester
Forum: 9:30am - 10:15am - Joe Burmester, Executive Director, will talk about the work LAF does, as well as its importance to the community and to CUCC’s mission.

Sunday School and Youth Church School: 11:00am – CUCC students and, if available, LAF students will have activities during Sunday School that highlight social and economic justice issues.

Chili luncheon for CUCC and LAF members: Noon - During lunch, Joe Burmester will explain their work, as well as CUCC’s long-time commitment and involvement with the program. The chili will be provided by the Economic Justice Ministry.

We need volunteers to bring tea, grated cheese, chopped onion, butter or desert, please contact Susan Lane at