September 29, 2013
Books-a-Million in New Bern has kindly agreed to donate a portion of their receipts to Interfaith Refugee Ministry on Saturday November 16. You can get some early Christmas shopping done and help Interfaith at the same time!
On Friday December 6, the Beer Army (located in the James City area of New Bern on Highway 70 East) will donate $1.00 for every pint purchased that evening. Beer Army has not only its own beers, but also beers from many other places in the U.S. Tell all your friends, and we will see you there! We plan to provide munchies, so come early! A Staff or Board member will speak at 6:30 p.m. briefly to explain Interfaith Refugee Ministry's mission. We also hope to have some music, and a darts tournament is in the works. Check back often to see our updates.
Also, don't forget Belk Charity Day on November 9. Buy a $5 ticket and get $5 off your first purchase between the hours of 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. All ticket sales money goes directly to New Bern non-profits who are in the store that day. It's a great time to start your Christmas shopping. You can also pick up tickets at the Interfaith office, 1233 Colony Drive, in the Colony Trade Center.
August 23, 2013
Five student nurses are getting ready to teach 5 classes on a variety of topics. They plan to start on September 4 and end October 2 with a Health Fair which will be planned by two other students.
July 06, 2013
The Epiphany School of Global Studies in New Bern has been a supportive partner for Interfaith Refugee Ministry for the past two years. Students have planned fun days with refugee children; have collected Asian food which filled 25 grocery bags as well as 25 large bags of rice; have assisted in setting up apartments for new refugee arrivals; and planned an education evening which included many facts and presentations about Burma. None of this would have happened without the energy and dedication of a student who saw a display at the local library about refugees from Burma and asked to be involved. It is thanks to her that Epiphany has become engaged with refugees in New Bern. To honor her at her graduation, Interfaith created an award in her name which will be presented to future Epiphany students who exhibit such outstanding service. The Dana McLaughlin Award for Outstanding Service to Refugees was presented to Dana as the first recipient of this award. We are so grateful for her years of service.