Collaborative Diocesan Ministries
Episcopal Farmworker Ministry
The Episcopal Farmworker Ministry (EFwM), a joint ministry between the Diocese of East Carolina and North Carolina, has been serving farmworkers in Johnston, Harnett and Sampson Counties in eastern North Carolina for nearly three decades. EFwM ministers to 3,500 farmworkers each growing season by proving Spanish-language sacramental ministries and Eucharist celebrations, plus immigration assistance; transportation services; food, clothing and toiletry kit collection and distribution; labor camp visits; counseling; and English as a Second Language (ESL classes), as well as a visitors program for church, community and school groups. No one is denied services based on ability to pay.
Galilee Ministries of East Charlotte
Galilee Ministries of East Charlotte provides a welcoming place of learning, service and fellowship on the east side of Charlotte. The Galilee Center serves as a meeting place for refugees, immigrants and other residents of the city. They host a variety of nonprofits providing vital services to the community, including English classes, citizenship classes, life skills classes, after-school programs, a food pantry, cross-cultural counseling services, gleaned fresh vegetables and mentoring for new food-based businesses.