A Bit About Us
Working Towards a Better Tomorrow
Here at Church of Reconciliation, PC(USA), we see the value in everyone. We want to be a catalyst for positive change. Having celebrated our first 50 years, we are looking ahead to the next 50 - "with God's help."
We hope you'll come and see what God is doing here and where you might fit in alongside us!
Groups, Activities, and Opportunities
We know that you'll be able to find your place here among us at the Rec. We strive to welcome diversity, embrace inclusion, and grow continuously in our openness and faithfulness.
Fair Trade Coffee
We support the purchase and sale of Equal Exchange products. At every church gathering and throughout the year, we encourage folk to buy these products thereby supporting growing economies, sustainable farming, and better wages for workers.
While we do not have an active group of college youth meeting here at the Rec, we do recognize the importance of the colleges and universities nearby. We represent the Rec with a church member serving on the Presbyterian Campus Ministries board each year.
Church of Reconciliation was the first More Light congregation in NC. We continue to be in strong support of gender equity and inclusivity.
”Following the risen Christ, and seeking to make the Church a true community of hospitality, the mission of More Light Presbyterians is the full participation of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people of faith in the life, ministry, and witness of the Presbyterian Church (USA)."
There are six Deacons who serve our congregation, and each of us serves for a 3 year term. We support Session and our Pastor in caring for our church community.
Our primary mission as Deacons is to welcome folks into our church family and to facilitate opportunities for people to connect. Learn more...
Earth Care Congregation
EARTH CARE COMMITTEE
We are one of the first churches in the PCUSA to become
an Earth Care Congregation (in 2010) & we have
renewed each year since—including 2021. We
are pledged in Worship, Education, Facilities, &
Outreach to honor “The Earth [that] is the Lord’s
and all that is in it” with peace and justice.
We build together
● upon Noah’s covenant with God which includes
humans and all creatures,
● upon Christ as God’s incarnated, “in-Earthed” gift
of love in this time and place by
● organizing annual Earth Sabbaths in the Season
●organizing an annual Native American Sunday with
We continue our study and action related to the
Doctrine of Discovery; as a result we’ve worked
with our Session to honor Indigenous People
in our area with a land acknowledgement.
●planning educational films and Second Hours
● Members have led letter writing to leaders on
important environmental issues; they provide
email updates on legislative matters & other
bulletin inserts offering Earth-caring tips (post-
pandemic notes are included in the church’s
WE NEED NEW HELPERS; GOD’S GOOD EARTH IS IN
We welcome anyone, youths to elders, to join us. We
believe the Spirit works among us as we share our
enthusiasms—the more diverse, the merrier.
We generally meet monthly on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. but
we welcome folks joining us just for special projects.
We have a lot of space here at The Rec. Presently, we have an independently operated preschool on site. Many community groups use our campus. Also, the Chapel Hill Mennonite Fellowship meets here.