• NCC Pilgrimage, a Virtual Event: November 13-15, 2020


At-Home Opportunities

In-Person Opportunities

  • Volunteer at the MERCI Warehouse
    • Make quantities of several UMCOR kits. Group leaders can call [Bill Haddock] at 910-262-3831 for more details.

Beacon District

  • Place of Possibilities (call: 252-345-1144)
  • Disaster Recovery work in your community
  • Organize a work team to pair with CHUMM or host a fundraiser for Cape Hatteras United Methodist Men
    • Send donations to PO Box 1591, Buxton, NC 27920
  • Contact Elizabeth City State University, Mid-Atlantic Christian University or Chowan University to volunteer for service projects on their campuses

Capital District

  • Collect face masks and hand sanitizer for people experiencing homelessness

“Whether they are in a season of a pandemic or a season of simple everyday life, our unsheltered friends often find themselves among the neglected and forgotten in society. With that in mind, we invite the Capital District youth and their leaders to collect face masks and hand sanitizer to distribute to our friends experiencing homelessness.”

Corridor District

  • Urban Ministries of Durham
    • Contact Viki Baker or visit their website
    • Some examples of things students can do at home, or in small groups:
      • Hygiene Kits
      • Powdered milk or laundry pod packager
      • Sandwich or bag lunch preparer
  • Fish and Loaves – Mt. Bethel UMC
    • Contact Kathy Heller
    • Food Drive of “shelf stable foods”
      • Canned fruit, canned vegetables other than green beans and corn, canned tomatoes, canned soup, cereal, shelf stable milk, etc.
    • There are also opportunities for assistance during the week (mostly Wednesdays)
  • No Sew Blankets
  • Trash pick up
    • In your neighborhood
    • Local park
    • Major street close to your home (this may require assistance from an adult, as well as reflective vest for safety)
  • Next Step Ministries
    • Next Step Ministries has an entire list of at home, and in your community project ideas. You can find them on their website.
  • Book Harvest

Fairway District

  • Virtual walk to raise money for UMCOR
  • Preparing cards for first responders, health care workers, and assisted living residents

Gateway District

Partner with senior living facilities in the Gateway District. Leaders can call any of the following facilities to find out the needs of their residents. Consider sending cards or supplies, or arranging errand services if appropriate:

  • Prestwick Village in Laurinburg
  • Wesley Pines in Lumberton
  • Carolina Inn in Fayetteville

Harbor District

  • Harbor District Food Drive: Asking local youth groups to collect food and donate to a food bank in their community.
  • Hope Recuperative Care
    • Provides a home-like environment for people who are leaving the hospital to rest and recuperate. They provide a safe hospital discharge through a hospitable living environment alongside spiritual care.
    • How you can help from far away: Write notes to residents coming to Hope Recuperative Care! When a new resident arrives, HRC wants residents to feel welcomed home. You can write an encouraging, welcoming message to residents coming to Hope Recuperative Care.
      You can be as creative and decorative as you want. These notes will be left on the new residents’ pillows.
      HRC hopes to receive 100 notes from Pilgrimage participants for their incoming residents.

      • You can mail your notes to:
        Hope Recuperative Care ℅ Philip Chryst
        4806 Wrightsville Ave.
        Wilmington, NC 28403
    • How you can help in Wilmington: Hope Recuperative Care needs work teams to do physical labor to maintain their facilities. Particularly, their homes could use a coat of outdoor paint! They have gardens and chicken coops that need tending, as well. Interested in having your group volunteer with HRC? Contact Rev. Philip Chryst at  to coordinate your work team!

Heritage District

  • Collect food and other essential items such as toilet paper, soap to assemble boxes for families connected with La Estrella Resplandeciente
  • Assemble a small work team to clean up around the La Estrella Resplandeciente building, paint, and/or perform small repairs inside

Sound District

  • Beach cleanup
  • Local park cleanup
  • Errands for elderly community members
  • Yard cleanup for community members in need of assistance

Share Your Missions Work Using #nccp20 During the Pilgrimage 2020 Weekend

To create a sense of community during the Pilgrimage 2020 Weekend, we encourage attendees to share their missions work using the Pilgrimage 2020 event hashtag: #nccp20.