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  • Empty Bowls Fundraiser set for Thursday, February 23

    Empty Bowls brings together the Arts, the needs of the community, and local businesses. Every year the Craven Arts Council and Gallery and Religious Community Services (RCS) come together in the best way possible. The community is invited to pick out a work of art…

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  • Children enjoy annual Christmas Party at RCS

    On Wednesday at 12:00, several of our younger guests enjoyed an early afternoon of arts & crafts, lunch and an opportunity to visit with Santa! RCS has been collecting gifts and essentials for the party for a few months and always looks forward to this…

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  • 2nd Annual Potter’s Throw Down

    Local potters come together to make dishes for Empty Bowls Fundraiser Craven Arts Council and Gallery is proud to host its 2nd Annual Pottery Throwdown in the Main Gallery at Bank of the Arts, January 13th during the Downtown New Bern ArtWalk, 5pm-8pm. Last year…

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  • RCS Responds to Growing Community Needs

    During this season of giving, we are reminded of the wonderful community that supports us as we meet the needs of those less fortunate. In 2016, your gifts helped RCS play a vital role in improving daily living conditions for our neighbors in Craven, Pamlico…

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  • A Hand Up Not a Hand Out

    Why Enterprise and Business are Changing our Approach to Poverty Alleviation by Peter Grear In the decade following the collapse of communism, churches operating in post-Soviet Ukraine could once again practice their faith openly and freely. Yet they faced great need: With the economy in…

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