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Help provide food and shelter for families in need! RCS relies heavily on donations from individuals and businesses to support our efforts. We need your help!

Monetary donations are tax-deductible and can be a one-time or recurring gift.

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We rely on volunteers who are eager to serve in any capacity they can. There are individual and group volunteer opportunities available.

The success of our mission is strengthened by the generosity of our volunteers.

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Mark Your Calendars for Spring Events

Join us this year as we fulfill our BEE Campaign:  Build. Engage. Empower.  RCS serves and cares for a vulnerable population. We have faith that as we engage our guests and community through opportunities of growth and compassion, our guests will be empowered to take pride in themselves and in their community.

We have an exciting year ahead as we prepare for major facility renovations that will allow us to better serve those in need. Please take a few moments to mark your calendars for the fantastic community events listed below. You will not want to miss the excitement!


February Open House

February 13, 2018 from 5:30pm-7:30pm
RCS | 919 George Street | New Bern
Come find out about the BUZZ at our February Open House! Enjoy light refreshments as you discover new opportunities for community growth with our facility renovation plans. 

Empty Bowls 2018

February 22, 2018 from 11am-1:30pm
Temple Baptist Church, New Bern
Join us as we celebrate our 14th Annual Empty Bowls event! Enjoy 2 servings of soup, wonderful fellowship and bring home a beautiful pottery bowl of your choice! All proceeds benefit RCS and Craven Bank of the Arts. 


Neuse River Bridge Run

March 24, 2018 at 6:45am
Union Point Park | New Bern
The Annual Neuse River Bridge Run includes a half-marathon, 10K or 5K race. Participants who wish to walk may choose the 5K route only. All courses are USATF certified and runners are chip-timed. RCS is a beneficiary of proceeds raised from this amazing event. We are currently looking for both RUNNERS and VOLUNTEERS. More information available online at or

Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

April 9, 2018 at Garber UMC
More information coming soon!

Faith Through Song

April 29, 2018 from 4pm – 6pm
Centenary UMC | New Bern

We look forward to an exciting 2018 as we break ground on our renovation project and bring additional programs and services to those who need it most! 

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