Sunday, January 20, 2019

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 Global Scholar's Academy.

Sponsored in part by Duke Divinity School's Reimagining Health Collaborative, "Loving God, Neighbor, and Self: A Self-Care Conference and Retreat for Ministry Caregivers." will address such topics as: Stephen Ministry, Divorce Care, Grief Care, Celebrate Recovery as well as:  

  • How important it is to establish and maintain a strong connection with God, particularly as a caregiver responsible for others
  • How we broadly define neighbor as anyone that God places along our path
  • How care for others may be thwarted by stigma, and how we can respond
  • How we properly use boundaries to take care of self, and to have consistent times for replenishment

Registration begins at 8:30 and the formal conference kicks off at 9 am.  Early bird registration through August 31st cost is $25 and $35 thereafter and can be purchased by clicking here.

Here is some information about Rev. Owens:

Darryl Owens received his BA degree in Industrial Relations at UNC Chapel Hill, and his Masters of Divinity at Duke University.  He has served as a Clinical Chaplain at Central Prison in Raleigh, NC, and became a Women’s Services Chaplain/Grief Counselor at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, NC in Feb. 2001.  His duties include providing pastoral care and grief counseling to patients, families, and staff served by the NC Women’s Hospital.  He manages the perinatal bereavement program, serves on the hospital Bereavement Team, and co-facilitates community bereavement support groups. He is certified as a clinical chaplain through the Association for Professional Chaplains.  Darryl is certified in thanatology through the Association for Death Education and Counseling, and is Certified in Perinatal Loss Care through the Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center.  He serves as a national speaker for RTS Perinatal Bereavement Services, and on various national and local Boards of Directors. He is a Past President for the Association for Professional Chaplains, and for the North Carolina Chaplains Association.  Rev Owens comes from a lineage of clergy. He is an elder and instructor at the local church he attends, Christian Faith Center. Darryl and his wife, Sonya, are parents of 3 children. 

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.