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What You Can Do!

To show great love for God and our neighbor we need not do great things. It is how much love we put in the doing that makes our offering something beautiful for God. ~ Mother Teresa


September Schedule
1-4 Teens Encounter Christ (TEC)
5-8 ACE Ed training
8-9 Synod Council Retreat
9 Saturday Safari
14-17 Via de Cristo
21-24 Heart of Carolina
Walk to Emmaus
22-23* Board Retreat
at Kure Beach
27-Oct 1 EENC
October Schedule
6-7 Pullen Memorial
12-15 Heart of Carolina
Walk to Emmaus
14 Saturday Safari
13-15 Good News Good Brews
20-22 BYG Retreat
(Grades 3-5)
21 Agapé Work Day
27-29 Duke
November Schedule
3-4 Father Son Retreat
5 Enviro-Venture!
(with Hike-a-thon & Basket Raffle)
9-12 Via de Cristo
17-19 BYG (Grades 3-5)
18 Saturday Safari
December Schedule
TBA IGNITE Discernment Retreat
15 & 16 O' Holy Night (Two shows each night)
Don't miss out!
Make your reservations early for retreats & events!
Kure Beach events are listed with an asterisk (*), all other events will take place at Camp Agapé unless otherwise listed.

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Volunteers make this ministry possible!

Whether you have helped with a bulk mailing, spread woodchips on Camp Agapé trails, or power washed a deck, we appreciate you! Your time and talents are essential to this ministry! Without your help, Agapé † Kure Beach Ministries would have a difficult time keeping our sites looking so nice. We value all of our volunteers and encourage anyone with a heart for service to consider donating some of his or her time.

SCHEDULED WORK DAYS
Work Days at Camp Agapé and Kure Beach:
Scheduled work days for each site begin at 8 in the morning and run through middle to late afternoon (please see calendar). Individuals, youth groups, senior groups, church groups, and school groups are all welcome to participate! Tasks include trail and facilities maintenance, painting, bulk mailings, etc. There's something for everyone! And don't worry about going hungry! We always provide a hearty lunch for our wonderful volunteers. If you have time constraints (families with younger children, groups with plans later in the day, etc.), we always welcome help for any amount of time.

SUMMER NEEDS
  • Camp Nurse
  • Camp Grandparents
  • Camp Chaplains
  • General Support Assistants
YEAR ROUND NEEDS
  • Maintenance Assistants
  • Skilled laborers (Carpenters, Electricians, Plumbers, etc.)
  • Office helpers (mailings)
  • ACE Ed teachers (paid or volunteer)
SPECIAL PROJECTS

OUTSIDE PROJECTS:

  • Router trail signs
  • Burn & cut tree discs
  • Purchase and spread wood chips to widen and maintain trails
  • Help with re-construction of Homestead Log Cabin at entrance
  • Gatehouse Walkway - Frame and pour new sidewalk cement
  • Landscape and plant around the Retreat House
  • Clean golf cart and replace batteries

BUTTERFLY GARDEN:

  • Master Gardener who would be willing to oversee and facilitate planting in the butterfly garden and landscape around the Woodlands Center.

 

 

 

River of Hope

Over the years, many people have voiced the desire to be involved in the dreams and hopes of Agapé † Kure Beach Ministries. In 1997, the Board of Directors established the River of Hope as a way for people to share their commitment to quality outdoor ministry experiences through ongoing financial and prayer support. River of Hope members have been key in providing opportunities for people of all ages to "Experience the Spirit" through the programs and facilities of Agapé † Kure Beach Ministries.

Click here to see the program from the 15th River of Hope Recognition Luncheon.

How River of Hope Gifts are Used:

  • To assist in the development and implementation costs of
    new programs to meet the changing needs of God's people.


  • To make available the brightest and best staff for "Passing
    on the Faith." Our staff and their Christian role-modeling is
    this ministries greatest asset
    .

  • To provide a solid base for future growth and development.
    (Your gift is an investment in the future!)

How do I join?

By making a gift of at least $100.00 within a calendar year.

RIVER OF HOPE GIFTING LEVELS

Messenger $100 - $249
Witness $250 - $499
Servant $500 - $999
Disciple $1000 - $2499
Prophet $2500 or more
Each level includes those who contribute in a donor category on an annual (calendar year) basis.

Contributing to the River of Hope can be easily done in a variety of ways.

AUTO RECURRING GIFT
Set up your monthly gifts or pledge payments to be automatically glifted to Agapé † Kure Beach Ministries. Please contact the camp office for details about establishing this type of gift plan.
MONTHLY GIVING PLAN
Gift a set amount monthly; monthly gifts are extrememly helpful to Agapé † Kure Beach Ministries. They allow us to plan and schedule programs with better knowledge of available revenue income.
ANNUAL GIFT OR PLEDGE
Make an annual pledge; send payments in quarterly, or semi-annually, completing it before the end of the year.

 

Equipment that is used frequently by many people wears out quickly and can be very expensive to replace. For that reason, the staff at Agapé † Kure Beach Ministries often has to rely on donated equipment. We gladly accept used as well as new items and will happily issue a receipt for any tax deductible donation.

Items Needed for Office Management:

  • Laptop Computers
  • Computer Printers - HP
  • New entrance sign at Agape

Needed Items for Camp Agapé

  • Wood Chips for trails (truckloads)
  • EZ-up Tents
  • Mini-vans for Day Camp teams (used-good condition)
  • Commercial String Trimmer
  • Portable Generator
  • New batteries for a golf cart

Needed Items for Kure Beach

  • Eight new tables
  • Windows for the rooms
  • Brick work Re-tuck
  • New Oreck vacuum cleaner
  • New Signs for Building (3)
  • Quilts for each bed

GoodSearch.com is an internet search site devoted to returning advertising money to charities designated by each search user.  One half of all advertising revenues (money advertisers pay to advertise on the GoodSearch site, just like on any other search site) are distributed to registered non-profits in December of each year.
GoodSearch Shopping is partnering with many online shopping sites to help GoodSearch registered non-profits, also. Simply using a link on the GoodSearch Shopping page to navigate to the online store of your choosing allows part of your purchase to be donated. Prices are the same as if you navigated to those shops by some other means.
GoodSearch.com is powered by the Yahoo search engine, so you can rely on the results you will get. Your deeper questions can probably be answered at their Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.
An estimated $.01 per search is generated for the designated charity. Just 100 people making an average of 2 searches per day would produce about $730.00 in a year for us. I thought that seemed like a high expectation for an average “searcher,” but since I have registered A†KB Ministries and designated it as my charity of choice, I have been very aware of how many searches I make over the course of a few days. I might be the only one using it in the past 2-3 weeks, and we already have 26 cents. Imagine how that could snowball!!! If we got 1000 to participate, we could be receiving $7,000.00 or so each year! With over 10,000 annual guests (who all have friends), just think of where we could be next year…
To set Agapé + Kure Beach Ministries as your default charity, you must:

  • have cookies enabled (otherwise, you can select Agapé † Kure Beach Ministries every time you open the site before searching)
  • enter the following into your browser address bar:
    http://www.goodsearch.com/?charityid=839100

To add GoodSearch to your Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 search bar:

  • open IE and click on the arrow next to the magnifying glass in the search bar (upper right corner of the window)
  • select “Find More Providers…”
  • Follow the instructions in the area entitled “create your own”
  • After following the instructions, click the arrow next to the magnifying glass again and select “Change search defaults…”
  • Select GoodSearch as your default search engine
  • Use that search bar for any searches you normally make and the pennies will start to add up.

If you consider yourself “computer challenged,” you could find a friend who knows a little more about computers to help you follow these directions. If you don’t have anyone nearby to help, please contact me (Mike) for help and I might be able to talk you through it. (919) 552-9421.

Please make sure to use GoodSearch "honestly," making legitimate searches. We can be removed from their list for intentionally running up the search numbers with repetitive searches from which you don't intend to use the results.