Virtual Listening Sessions - While many continue to shelter at home during the coronavirus pandemic and many clamor for social and racial justice in our country, we are living in an extraordinary time. The friars and staff at Immaculate Conception Church want to hear about how you are doing, and about how you think we are doing. We are conducting listening sessions for five weeks this summer through the week of August 7, 2020. All our conversations are held virtually on Zoom. Sharing your families' stories, needs, and concerns will help us support you in these remarkable times. Please sign up for a session here.
Following Governor Cooper's announcement about North Carolina school reopening, NCPTSA, in partnership with NCDHHS, will host Virtual Town Halls on Wednesday, July 22nd from 6 – 7 pm (Spanish and Sign Language Interpreters will be provided) and Thursday, July 23rd from 6 – 7 pm. Please register for Wednesday’s event here. Register for Thursday’s event here. Prior to the event, registrants will receive the link to access the virtual platforms to view the Town Halls.
The purpose of these Virtual Town Halls is to provide a forum for North Carolina families to hear important updates and information about COVID-19 and NC school reopening from health care professionals. There will also be a Q&A session.
If you have questions regarding COVID-19 and NC school reopening, we would like to hear from you. Your submissions will be used to guide the conversations during the town halls and future community engagement events. Your submissions will also be used to create a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Please submit your questions here.
What's For Dinner? - Need some new ideas on how to make quick, healthy meals and snacks that are affordable and easy? Great news! Durham County Health Department’s Registered Dietitians are offering 4 FREE online nutrition classes. Classes start August 1st or September 1st. Sign up here. All you need is access to the internet!
Growing Thru Grief - Support for Those who Mourn. During the pandemic, Growing thru Grief is continuing to offer support to those who have lost a loved one. Our sessions are now on Zoom. Those interested in attending need to register each week by email here. We will then send you the information meeting information. We need to receive your inquiry by 8 am on Monday for Tuesday’s session. We meet each Tuesday from 4:15-6 pm, with a presentation plus small group discussion. Upcoming schedule:
- July 28 Donna Kaye: “Grief Waves”
- August 4 Aaron Klink: “The Communion of Saints”
The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a Blood Drive for the American Red Cross on Tuesday, July 28th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in Fellowship Hall. There is a great need for blood so anyone who can donate is encouraged to do so. You can sign up here . Use Knights for the sponsor code.
Meals for the Hungry. On the 3rd Saturday of every month, ICC volunteers provide meals for the hungry in Durham at Urban Ministries. To keep everyone safe, and following the current restrictions of the City of Durham, we are asking volunteers to bring their food donation directly to Urban Ministries of Durham, 410 Liberty St, Durham, NC 27701, between 3 and 4 pm. UMD will then portion the food for distribution. You can sign up here. Contact: Becky Swoager
Virtual Financial Peace University (FPU). At this challenging time, many of us have financial concerns. Having a better understanding of your finances would be a great help. Maybe joining Financial Peace University would be a good idea for you. If so, why not join us for a virtual class? You can learn a proven method to take get out of debt and build wealth. We will individually watch the weekly lesson and then we meet for a virtual 60 minutes class on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 PM for our discussion. If you have any questions or would like to join the class please email Margie
Drive Out Hunger Golf Outing (New Date) - Join Catholic Charities for our 3rd Annual “Drive Out Hunger” Golf Outing at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary on Monday, July 27, 2020. Proceeds will support the 5 Catholic Charities food pantries across the diocese, which distribute nearly 3 million pounds of food each year. Click here for more information and to register. For questions please contact Katey Fithian / telephone, Development Director.