What We Do

What Does “Life Together” Entail?

Sunday Evening Prayer + Communion and Dinner

Be fed physically in the fellowship dinner and spiritually in a contemplative service of Word + Sacrament (Communion). Come to be nourished, restored, encouraged, and strengthened for the journey. Come, for the table is prepared and ALL are welcome.

5:30 pm
Evening Prayer + Holy Communion

6:30 pm
Free Fellowship Dinner (featuring delicious homemade meals served by members of our partner congregations)

Weekly Fellowship Lunches

Thursdays @ 12 pm at the tables outside of Panera (Brodhead Center, lower level)

Stop by anytime between 12 - 2 pm to share food and fellowship. Duke Lutherans picks up the tab every other week! Some of our favorite restaurants include Sazon, Tandoor, Ginger + Soy, and Il Forno!

Fall Beach Retreat & Alternative Spring Break Trip

A time for travel, adventure, fun, community, service, and learning. Last year we traveled to Atlanta, Selma, Birmingham, and Montgomery for our "Exploring Faith + Race in America" trip. Stay posted for details for this year's beach retreat and spring break trip!

Pub Theology

First Thursdays of each month

7:00 pm at Pour Taproom (202 Corcoran St)

Pub Theology Durham seeks to foster thoughtful conversation and community-making through discussing topics that pertain to faith in everyday life. All neighbors are welcome to the table.

Bilingual Tutoring

Duke Lutherans doesn’t just happen on campus…it happens throughout the neighborhood! Join us for tutoring each week, where tutors are paired with a student (K-12) from Durham Public Schools. Speak Spanish? Most of the students are part of Durham’s Latino community. Don’t speak Spanish? That’s OK too, you just might pick up a bit along the way!


Community Dinners

Third Saturdays at the Grace House @ 6 pm

Duke Lutherans and Durham community members are invited to the front porch of Grace House each month, where we share in a community meal with neighbors. Grace House serves as a community gathering place, where everyone has something to give and everyone has something to receive. We gather each month to cook, eat, share stories, and get to know neighbors from across age, religious tradition, language, and culture.


Weekly Breakfasts

Fridays at St. Joseph’s @ 7:30 am

Each Friday, Duke Lutherans gather to share breakfasts with hungry neighbors in Durham. All are welcome to the table. Let us know if you’d like to take part!

Seminarian Support

Navigating the Lutheran ordination process? Feeling called to ministry? Duke Lutherans provides information, fellowship, and support throughout the candidacy process.

Pub Theology

At Martin Luther’s “Table Talks,” Luther and friends would gather at a table for lively theological conversation. We do the same at Pub Theology, a monthly gathering for folks across faith tradition and across the Durham community. We talk about topics like included Faith + Borders, Faith + Gender, Faith + Food, Faith + Money, Faith + Suffering, and Faith + Imagination, among others. Friends, family, and first-timers are warmly welcome!