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Welcome to Galilee Ministries of East Charlotte (GMEC), an exciting venture of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. Our goal is to provide a place of gathering, learning, and nurturing, on the East side of Charlotte. We are located at The Galilee Center at 3601 Central Avenue, between Briar Creek Road and Eastway Drive.

 

The Galilee Center serves as a meeting place for refugees, immigrants, and other residents of the city, and is supported and managed by Galilee Ministries of East Charlotte. It's been a crazy year as we have switched gears in order to respond to emerging needs during the pandemic. We had hoped to return to inside dining in August, but due to the rising COVID numbers in our county, we will instead serve a new style of meal out of "The Movable Feast" and welcome guests to eat outside under the labyrinth portico.  The meals planned are a series of "Global Bowl"--internationally themed and seasoned protein bowls--simple, delicious, fresh and healthy!  Meals will be served from 11am-12:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.   

 

In addition to community meals, we are planning the Grand Opening of our outdoor community gathering space "Galilee Green" on September 18 from 2-5pm. Please plan to join this fun block party--good food, entertainment, and children's activities!

Galilee Ministries of East Charlotte offers support for the spiritual journey by feeding mind, body, and spirit.  All are welcomed here!

- Toni Hagerman, Executive Director

Galilee Kitchen will be back soon with new programming. Thanks for being patient while we prepare for the next steps in our community meal ministry. 

Galilee Green

The pandemic has nudged us into focusing on creating outdoor gathering spaces for our community.  In addition to our large community garden and our peace garden, we have added an outdoor labyrinth, an urban orchard, native plant beds and socially distanced seating areas for neighbors to gather--right on our front yard! 

Please join us in making Galilee Green a place of welcome, beauty, and respite for our community.  Our workdays are the third Sunday of each month from 2-4pm.

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Our COVID-19 Response

Galilee's mission is to offer welcome, refuge, and essential services in the East Charlotte community.  

Prior to the pandemic we did that by partnering with nine profits who work together to provide wrap around services to over 700 people each week. With our building closed, we have been able to move some of our services outside, and those services continue to grow to meet the many needs of our community. 

 

Loaves & Fishes provides a mobile pantry on Tuesday afternoons that serves between          300 and 400 individuals each week.

Refugee Support Services distributes food and educational supplies to an additional 120 families on Wednesday mornings.  

 

Galilee's Kitchen has been in high gear. Prior to the pandemic we prepared a community meal for 120. Over the summer, during the stay at home orders we  prepared and distributed 1600 meals each week!  Presently we are serving about 450 meals each week

 

Thank you to everyone who is continuing to serve our community during this  challenging time. 

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Galilee Green

The pandemic has nudged us into focusing on creating outdoor gathering spaces for our community.  In addition to our large community garden and our peace garden, we have added an outdoor labyrinth, an urban orchard, native plant beds and socially distanced seating areas for neighbors to gather--right on our front yard! 

Please join us in making Galilee Green a place of welcome, beauty, and respite for our community.  Our workdays are the third Sunday of each month from 2-4pm.

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Our COVID-19 Response

Galilee's mission is to offer welcome, refuge, and essential services in the East Charlotte community.  

Prior to the pandemic we did that by partnering with nine profits who work together to provide wrap around services to over 700 people each week. With our building closed, we have been able to move some of our services outside, and those services continue to grow to meet the many needs of our community. 

 

Loaves & Fishes provides a mobile pantry on Tuesday afternoons that serves between          300 and 400 individuals each week.

Refugee Support Services distributes food and educational supplies to an additional 120 families on Wednesday mornings.  

 

Galilee's Kitchen has been in high gear. Prior to the pandemic we prepared a community meal for 120. Over the summer, during the stay at home orders we  prepared and distributed 1600 meals each week!  Presently we are serving about 450 meals each week

 

Thank you to everyone who is continuing to serve our community during this  challenging time. 

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Galilee Green

The pandemic has nudged us into focusing on creating outdoor gathering spaces for our community.  In addition to our large community garden and our peace garden, we have added an outdoor labyrinth, an urban orchard, native plant beds and socially distanced seating areas for neighbors to gather--right on our front yard! 

Please join us in making Galilee Green a place of welcome, beauty, and respite for our community.  

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The Learning Vine at Galilee Center

COVID-19 has presented many challenges and some disappointments.  On the other hand, it provided new opportunities for Galilee Ministries to spread our wings and serve our neighbors in new ways.  One of the highlights of this past year was hosting The Learning Vine, a remote learning site for 24 precious children.  

We did this work in partnership with the Greater Enrichment Program who brought decades of experience of assisting families with the before and afterschool care for children.    

 

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