HISTORY OF CHRIST’S CHURCH AT MOORE SQUARE
On Sunday, November 21, 2021, North Raleigh United Methodist Church celebrated its 50th anniversary (one year late due to COVID). At the conclusion of the event 40 box lunches remained. Charter member Eddie Jones offered to drop he remaining lunches off at a homeless camp near Capital Boulevard.
When he arrived he found the camp cleaned out. Prompted by the Holy Spirit Eddie drove into downtown Raleigh, parked next to Moore Square, and opened the trunk of his car. Two men approached asking if they could help unload the lunches. Five minutes later Eddie was on his way home.
“Was that hard?” Jesus asked. Eddie admitted it was not. “Think you could do that again next week?” Eddie supposed he could.
Thus began a weekly time of worship outside the walls of “church,” ministering to people the way Jesus did when he walked among us. We call this “participation worship” — a form of gathering where everyone is engaged, heard, seen, and valued as a person made in the image of God.
Each Monday night from 7:15 to 8:30 PM we hold a Jesus study at the picnic tables in front of Square Burger. All are welcomed.
There is no paid staff at Christ’s Church at Moore Square, only volunteers responding to the nudge of His Spirit. 100% of all donations go to purchase food, new clothing, and when possible, provide shelter for those sleeping outside.