Outreach and Community Involvement

We invite you to respond to the love of God by caring for the needs in our local community. We believe that God has a plan for us, as well as for our neighborhoods, for our city, and for our world. In hope that God is carrying out God's plan, we work to build healthy and strong communities; share life with our neighbors in Walltown, Trinity Park, Duke, and the Triangle; and go with Good News to other nations. We believe in being good neighbors--in serving others with mercy and compassion, no matter how different, no matter where you're from, or what your problems are--because we follow the example of Christ who serves us with mercy and compassion, even in our sin.

In cooperation with the Host Homes program of Duke University Medical Center, we offer free and accessible short-term housing for family members of patients at Duke Hospital. Duke Lutherans, part of the Lutheran Campus Ministry and an Early Head Start program occupy the lower floor of Grace House.

Grace House

Held annually since the fall of 2013, this free clinic provides medical and dental check-ups, eye exams, groceries, clothing, haircuts, meals, and prayer. Hundreds of families have been served at this clinic.

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Touched By Grace

Grace is a member congregation of this round-table of local churches and non-profit agencies, focusing care on the Walltown neighborhood and those living in vulnerable circumstances.

Walltown Neighborhood Ministries

The purpose of our Handyman Ministry is to help with household tasks that have become challenging for some. Whether it is a light bulb or air filters that need changing, light plumbing, basic carpentry and repair, yard clean-up, or other, contact us and we will be glad to see if we can offer assistance. 

Handyman Ministries

A coalition of area organizations and Christian churches, Growing Thru Grief offers support and education to those who mourn. Consult the Sunday Announcements for the meeting date and topic or email the church office for further details.

Growing thru Grief

Stephen Ministry equips lay people to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian Care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives such as loss of a loved one, a terminal illness, divorce or separation. Call or email the church office and a Stephen Minister will contact you.

Stephen Ministries

Prayer Requests are referred to the prayer chain, a group of volunteers who lift up the needs of our members, family and friends in prayer. Complete Prayer Request form to request prayer.

Prayer

Sometimes hospital visits are for emergency situations. However, there are no conditions for a visit and we will see anyone who requests a visit. Call or email the church office to provide information for the hospitalized to be seen.

Hospital Visits

Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church

824 Buchanan Blvd. 

Durham, NC 27701

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824 North Buchanan Blvd, Durham, NC 27701 | 919-682-6030  | www.gracelutheranchurch.net

Mission Statement: Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church exists to share the Gospel joyfully and nurture faith, trusting in God's unconditional love and grace.

Vision Statement: Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church will be a welcoming, caring, vibrant family that is united in Christ, boldly sharing His love.

Core Values: Because God loves us first, we value worship rooted in Scripture and Sacraments, service to all people, and being a welcoming community that loves and forgives one another.