St. Titus’ is a historically black congregation whose roots reach back to 1887, when St. Philip’s, Durham, reached out to the residents of the then-Hayti district. Some early records have been lost to history, but it was in 1909 that then-Archdeacon Henry Beard Delaney formalized and renamed the mission team St. Titus’. The church has weathered ups and downs in the last century, but they have persevered, never losing sight of their commitment to the community, to God or to each other. Today, St. Titus’ is a thriving parish that continues to reach out to its neighbors, developing relationships that expand the ways St. Titus’ contributes and celebrates unity in Christ.
Chapel of the Cross is located in the heart of Chapel Hill with roots that date back to the mid-19th century. The location provides a unique cross-section of congregants, as they are deeply involved with the University of North Carolina, though as their website proclaims, Duke fans are every bit as welcome. Though one will find congregants of every age in the pews when they visit, Chapel of the Cross has a strong commitment to youth and young adult ministry, offering regular opportunities for conversation around faith and issues of the day, and, like their fellow project churches, share a love of community outreach.
St. John’s, Wake Forest, is an active and growing parish. Like many congregations, the people of St. John’s spent many of the church’s early years as worshiping nomads, finally found a permanent home in 1962 and consecrated their current home in 1984. The increasingly diverse congregation enjoys a vibrant parish life, including a deep commitment to building beloved community. On a bi-monthly basis, 30+ diverse youth and adults meet for group discussions addressing topics such as white privilege, segregation in education, Confederate monuments, mass incarceration and immigration. St. John’s strives to be intergenerational in every area of its life and ministry, and parishioners of every age support a variety of community outreach and social justice ministries.