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The Food Ministry serves through the distribution of food those who are in need of food in the local church community and Wilmington area. This service is provided by volunteers from Harbor members and non-members, church organizations, and local schools in the Wilmington area, without regard to race or religion and with care to preserve the dignity of the individuals being served.

To contact the Food Ministry, call 910-452-7202, ext 108

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Family Promise

Family Promise unites communities of faith in a collaborative effort to assist children and families facing homelessness. Harbor has been a partner church for 20 years. To find out how you can be a part of this outreach, contact Charlotte Weiss, Family Promise Coordinator at Harbor.


Harbor Farm

We are excited to partner with the New Hanover County Endowment as we transform our community garden into a small, but robust, farm that will harvest fresh fruit and vegetables grown in New Hanover county soil—Harbor UMC property. This fresh food will be dispersed through a food truck, the Harbor Farm Truck, that will travel to local food apartheids (commonly know as “food deserts”) on a regular basis. Adding a mobile component to our food mission gives us the flexibility to meet the needs of the community, while providing this mission a more dignified process for dispersing fresh food. Through these efforts, we hope to offer preventative healthcare by providing more opportunities for nutrition, offer a more dignified approach to serving our neighbor, and help close the gap in food inequity created by systemic racism… all done in the name of Christ who taught us to love our neighbor.

For updates, go to the Harbor Farm website:

For information about volunteer opportunities and how to donate, contact the farm manager, Tia Irving

C4C Congregations for Children


Congregations for Children (C4C) is a state-wide initiative of The United Methodist Church focused on reflecting the love of Christ to our “neighbors” by helping children in public schools who are living in poverty. Harbor currently has a partnership with Mary C. Williams Elementary School. Our goal is to show Christ’s love by offering support and encouragement to the teachers, students, and families through tutoring, collecting school supplies, providing luncheons and treats for teachers and staff, and volunteering at various school events. 


Meals on Wheels

Harbor provides over 100 meals each month to local seniors through Weekend Meals on Wheels. We donate, package and deliver meals from the Harbor kitchen on the first Sunday of each month. For more information contact Lisa Southerland at



A free program offered to anyone in the community age 55 and up every Monday and Thursday. Activities include Bible study, exercise, games, crafts, and line-dancing. Everyone is welcome! Click here for the  Harbor Calendar of Events Schedule


ZOE Empowers provides a foundation of relationships, resources and trainings which equips orphans and vulnerable children to move beyond charity. It only takes 3 years to go from poverty to self-reliance.
Since 2012, Harbor has helped empower over 500 children to become entrepreneurs who are socially, financially and spiritually strong. Currently, Harbor is partnering with children in Tanzania.
If you would like to learn more, please contact Linda Hart at (910) 617-1689 or Meredith Malisher at (910) 616-2343



Harbor Park

Harbor Park is a new ministry of Harbor Church. Harbor has been blessed with property and desires to share that blessing with the community!

Harbor Park includes:

  • 1/3 mile Prayer Trail with 11 stations where you can stop & read a short meditation. The current trail is “Running the Race” and each station includes an activity for children. Bring the family!
  • A 9-hole Disc Golf Course
  • A Skateboard Ramp
  • A bonfire & seating area near the crosses & pond

Other projects are “in the works”. Everyone is invited to visit Harbor Park.

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Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry is a ministry in which trained and supervised lay persons provide one-to-one Christian care to individuals facing life challenges.

Stephen Leaders oversee and direct our Stephen Ministry. They receive training through a week long intensive training seminar hosted by Stephen Ministries in St. Louis, Missouri, and other locations throughout the US. 

If you, or someone you know, could use a caring Christian friend who will listen, care, pray, support, and encourage you – or if you are interested in learning more about serving in Stephen Ministry please contact Gwen Baker.



The local Alcohol Anonymous (AA) group meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm. For more info please visit their website at or call 910-794-1840

Alanon is a confidential support group for anyone who has been affected by someone else’s drinking/alcoholism or drug abuse. It helps people overcome co-dependency and learn how to find serenity in their circumstances. Alanon meets Thursdays at 7pm.

Douglas Holland
“Keep Coming Back” Alanon Family Group
(m) 910-200-6058

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