Monday, July 24, 2017

Out Reach Ministries

Reverend Darryl I. Owens

UNION Baptist Church Ministry of Congregational Care and Counseling announces Reverend Darryl I. Owens has keynote speaker of their upcoming self-care conference and retreat for ministry caregivers entitled "Loving God, Neighbor and Self" happening September 23rd at Union.  Here is some information about Rev. Owens as reprinted from UNC Healthcare website:

The Association of Professional Chaplains (APC), a national organization of professional chaplaincy care providers, has named the Reverend Darryl I. Owens MDiv CT BCC president. Chaplain Owens begins his one-year term on Nov. 1 as president of the association, which has about 5,000 members. Its affiliate, the Board of Chaplaincy Certification Inc. (BCCI), is the chief interfaith certifying body of the chaplaincy profession.

“APC is a vibrant organization that is moving into a leadership role within the chaplaincy care field,” says Owens. “Our membership is growing and diverse, yet our common commitment is caring for the wholeness of persons in health care, social services, military, corporate and other settings.”

Rev. Owens is employed as a chaplain at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill, N.C., where he serves as the Women's Services chaplain and grief counselor. Endorsed by Christian Faith Ministers Fellowship, he was granted board certified chaplain status in 2002. He has held various leadership positions in APC, including president elect and Nominating Committee chair for the past two years. Before that, he served on the APC Board of Directors, Membership Services Council, Regional Project Work Group, and four Annual Conference Planning Committees, including as chair of the 2013 committee. Owens is past president of the North Carolina Chaplains Association. He received his master of divinity degree from Duke Divinity School in Durham, N.C.

As president of the Association of Professional Chaplains, Rev. Owens heads the largest membership organization for professional chaplains, which integrates multicultural and multiethnic perspectives and promotes excellence in chaplaincy care.

In making the announcement, APC CEO Patricia F. Appelhans JD says, “Chaplain Owens brings a wealth of experience to the presidency that will be of enormous benefit to our members. His many contributions in previous leadership roles, both within our association and the profession at large, make him uniquely qualified to lead APC in its special mission of advancing professional chaplaincy."

About the Association of Professional Chaplains
The Association of Professional Chaplains is a multifaith association established to promote quality chaplaincy care through advocacy, education, professional standards and service to its members. Members are supported by their faith groups to provide chaplaincy care to persons in need in diverse settings throughout the world. The membership of APC represents more than 200 faith groups. The association and its members embrace the following values:

  • Dignity and worth of all persons.
  • Faith as an essential dimension of wholeness.
  • Chaplaincy care of persons, communities, organizations and systems.
  • Inclusivity and diversity.
  • Justice and equality for all.
  • Professional competency and ethical practice.

A national, not-for-profit professional association, APC advocates for quality chaplaincy care of all persons as an essential dimension of total care and services provided by public and private institutions and organizations.

Soul Patrol

Soul Patrol - Contact: Minister Cecil Fields - 919-294-4812

A ministry dedicated to spreading the gospel in our immediate neighborhood and the larger Durham community.

Adult Missionary Circle

Senior Adult Missionary Circles - Contact: Carolyn Leathers - 919-451-6544

Embraces those ages 36 and above, particularly our senior citizens. Members participate in charitable tasks, educational and association events.


Prison Ministry

Prison Ministry - Contact: Herman Scott - 919-489-3619

The Prison Ministry is committed to making relevant the gospel of Christ to those who are incarcerated. Members visit the local jails to provide literature, and share the Word through conversation and study. They focus on persons becoming reconciled to God and acquiring the skills needed to be reconciled to the community upon their release. This ministry also supports The Angel Tree program.

Mission Ministry

Mission Ministry - Contact: Georgetta Parker

The Missions ministry is the rubric for our various mission circles to provide outreach to persons in need of assistance. There are two adult missionary circles, (36+) a young adult circle (18-35) and youth missionaries (17 and under). All of them have the mandate to practice Christian compassion and to use their talents to the glory of God These group also participate in the Durham Missionary Union.

Career Ministry

Career Ministry - UBC Career Ministry meets you where you are to help you develop a plan for moving to the next place in your life.

Contact Person:  Linda McAbee - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 919-275-0364

Career Coordinator Team: Andra Barnette, Kathy Cole, Venetta Fields, Linda McAbee, Wanda Pemberton, Nate Simmons and  Sylvia Staggs

Are you a potential job seeker because you are currently unemployed, looking for a new career or transitioning from college? If you answered Yes to any of these questions, the UBC Career Ministry is here to help you!

The UBC Career Ministry will provide career planning and job search assistance. We will give you the tools, training and support needed to find employment. In order for it to work, you must play an active role. We will offer mini classes on the First & Third Saturdays of each month. The ministry will also hold a Job and Career Fairs once a year.

We are dedicated in helping you reach your career goals.

Services Provided:

  • Intake Application (via online or in person)
  • Meeting with Intake Coordinator to discuss employment interest
  • Resume Preparation Assistance
  • Application Process via computer
  • Interviewing Skills Workshop
  • Dress Ethics Guidance
  • Education Resources (Financial Aid)
  • Mock Interviews
  • Workshops are added throughout the year

Angel Tree Ministry

Angel Tree Ministry - Contact: Eloise Edwards

In Partnership with Prison Fellowship Ministry, UBC members support the children with incarcerated parents, by providing Christmas presents for them. The church combines the giving of gifts with an annual program held in December. Work on this ministry is seasonal, with meetings beginning in October.