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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. We provide community meals, a community garden, indoor and outdoor meetings spaces and a remote learning site for CMS students.  We also host a variety of non-profits who provide additional vital services for our community, including English classes, citizenship classes, life skills classes, after-school programs, and a food pantry.

 

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

Community Meals Served "Drive Through" Style

Wed, Thurs, Fri 11:30am-12:30pm

 

All are welcome 

Please wear a face mask!

Galilee Kitchen 

We usually warmly welcome volunteers to assist with meal prep, cooking, serving, and cleaning up.  Unfortunately with the COVID-19 pandemic we are limiting the size of our kitchen teams. Please sign up to help.  We'd love to see you!

 

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.  Our workdays are the third Sunday of each month from 2-4pm.

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The Learning Vine at Galilee Center

Due to the pandemic, Charlotte's school children have been learning remotely for most of the past year. To support our neighborhood children and their families, we host The Learning Vine, a remote learning site held at Galilee Center. We support the academic growth of 24 precious children.  

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

 

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