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  • Volunteerism: The Heart of a Community

    Volunteerism: The Heart of a Community According to Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service and the creator of National Volunteer Week, the event “is about inspiring, recognizing, and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities….

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  • Fight Hunger and Support the Arts

    SAVE THE DATE! February 11, 2016 at Temple Baptist Church Empty Bowls is a joint outreach of Religious Community Services (RCS) and the Craven Arts Council & Gallery. Designed to fight hunger and help support arts programming in Craven County, this project involves the entire…

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  • RCS thanks NBHS Interact Club for Point in Time Donations

    The New Bern High School Interact Club, under the direction of Deirdre Kiernan, is an amazing testimony to the spirit of giving found throughout NBHS and our community. Ms. Kiernan directed her club to collect personal care items to give away to the homeless found…

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  • New “STEP” education program launched at RCS New Bern

    Eight students stepped into a classroom last week at the Religious Community Services (RCS) New Bern Annex building, next to its shelter and soup kitchen, as a first step in the new “STEP” education and training program. Read more:…/new-step-education-program-launched-…/

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  • RCS receives donation from Christmas Gala guests

    Thank you to all guests who contributed food and money at the Christmas Gala that took place in December at the Convention Center. Scott Gurganus of Watermark Homes and Brent Mizelle of Eastern Dermatology & Pathology were premier event sponsors. They presented RCS with a…

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