Held April 2nd Downtown Durham. Dozen Volunteers. Gospel. 100s of cars. Recently, at the Easter drive-thru event, a dozen children and adults, who volunteered with CEF, distributed and ministered to city kids from Durham. Hundreds of Easter baskets, Gospel booklets and tracts were distributed. Families were reached and ministered to while in their cars.
Actually, this is the forth time we have partnered with the Durham Rescue Mission for drive-thru events since the COVID pandemic restrictions. Over 6,000 city kids have been ministered to embracing the Gospel of Salvation during events like these this year and specifically during the past 6 months. Since the Fall of 2020 until now, 6,636 have participated in various community-based, clubs, and event-type ministries that CEF Durham offers. Read More
The following are past events during 2020 in which CEF Durham organized and offered, or through collaboration, CEF participated and ministered to children alongside its friends and ministry partners.
January-June Teen Tennis Academies, Good News Clubs held in local communities and schools, character education workshops being held at local middle schools and communities COMPLETED until COVID-19 April, 2020
June 15-July 23 Koortbojian Foundation Summer Reading Camp for city kids grades 3-6 M-F each week 8:00 am – 2:00 pm was held at the Durham Nativity School (literacy, Bible via 5-Day Clubs, etiquette classes, snacks, game times, art, and character education were offered)
June 15-July 16 Camps for City Kids were to be held M-Th afternoons 1:00-4:00 pm with each of the 5 receptive weeks dedicated to a different sport: Tennis, Basketball, Soccer, Futsal, Fitness, Blacktop/Field Games but CANCELLED due to COVID-19 restrictions
September-December All Good News Clubs will be held online via interactive platforms and/or using CEF COVID-response resources for kids and community engagement events practicing current COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines.
December 23rd About half a dozen Durhamites helped CEF Durham Bring the Light and serve children and families in DURHAM at Christmas with one of its ministry partners, the Durham Rescue Mission. CEF distributed over 2,000 Christian / Gospel-centered books and activity booklets to every child that drove or walked through with their family at this event. Volunteers served for 4 hours 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.
February-May CEF conferences and workshops (speaking and leading re. City Kids) in North Carolina, Colorado, North Dakota, Wisconsin, and other western states
June 17-July 26 Koortbojian Foundation Summer Reading Camp for city kids grades 3-6 M-F each week 8:00 am – 4:00 pm and to be held at Durham Nativity School and the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs Downtown Durham (literacy, Bible, and etiquette classes, sports, games, as well as discussion sessions around race and other social concerns)