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RCS is committed to addressing the basic needs of our community by providing food, clothing and shelter to those who need it most. We do this by: 

  • BUILDING a supportive community,

  • ENGAGING people holistically, and 

  • EMPOWERING permanent life-change

It’s not just about what we do but how we do it. Our approach is personal; relationships drive our services and help to heal the trauma of homelessness. We strive to honor the profound worth of each life, and for our work to reflect that belief.

Through various forms of assistance and support we are dedicated to the love and reverence of God through reaching out faithfully and respectfully to serve people in times of need.

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What is Empty Bowls?

Empty Bowls is a partnership between us here at Religious Community Services, the Craven Arts Council and Gallery. This uplifting event unites businesses, religious and civic groups, professional and amateur potters, restaurants and others, as we use our collective creative energies to make a difference in the lives of others. This event raises money for local stop-hunger and arts programing in Craven County by selling tickets for Empty Bowls event!

Date: Thursday, February 23rd

Purchase Tickets Here:

Let Our Clients Tell You:

" RCS helped my family a few years ago when we couldn't afford our rent and now that we've been on our feet for a while I try to do what I can to promote what you all do there. I'm forever grateful."

Watch this amazing video from Donna & Team New Bern from last year to discover how our community helped fight hunger & supported the arts in New Bern!

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