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Durham CROP Hunger Walk

For 42 years Parkwood United Methodist Church has been CROP Walking to end hunger worldwide and in Durham. We are one of the top small congregations in the third largest walk in the country. In the just the last ten years Parkwood UMC has raised more than $31,000 to fight hunger.

Learn More About the Durham CROP Hunger Walk

Durham Congregations in ActionDurham Congregations in Action

Parkwood United Methodist Church is an active participant in DCIA. DCIA strives to increase understanding between faiths and to create organizations needed to make Durham a better place to live such as Urban Ministries of Durham, Meals on Wheels, and Partners for Youth Opportunity.

Partners for Youth OpportunityPartners for Youth Opportunity

Parkwood United Methodist Church supports PYO which helps at-risk teens finish high school and continue to college or trade school.


Durham Rescue MissionDurham Rescue Mission

Helping those recovering from addiction.


Urban Ministries of DurhamUrban Ministries of Durham

Parkwood United Methodist Church has a long standing relationship with UMD. Donations of food and clothing are collected and delivered regularly. Egg drives are conducted quarterly as well as, various special needs drives. Monetary donations are included in the church budget. Both the UMW and Youth have done special projects to provide new socks and underwear, hygiene kits and casseroles for the Food Pantry. PUMC volunteers work in the Clothes Closet and Food Pantry every third and fi fth Thursday mornings. Volunteers also serve breakfast in the Community Café every fourth Saturday of the odd numbered months.


Partnership with Parkwood Elementary School

Parkwood UMC has a partnership with Parkwood Elementary School to help in the following areas: school supplies, weekly backpack food distribution, summer food program and monthly food give away program. School supply drives are held in the Fall, Mid-Winter and Spring of the school year. Volunteers from Parkwood UMC help with the various food distribution programs.

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Opportunities to Serve Our Neighbors – January 2018

Volunteer in the Food Pantry & Clothes Closet at Urban Ministries, January 18th

Spend your morning helping others. Volunteer with other Parkwood UMC folks serving at Urban Ministries.

Serve Breakfast at Urban Ministries, January 27th


Donations for Urban Ministries, Ongoing

You can donate items for Urban Ministries by bringing them to the church, Get the updated list of accepted items.