Located on the land at the northeast corner of Homestead and Merin Road, in the heart of a neighborhood that includes several non-profit services, including transitional housing for women and for men, a high school, a senior center, the human services center for the southern part of the County, as well as the highly anticipated Carolina North campus, the Advocate looks forward to providing a place of radical welcome, and a resource for worship, contemplation, and collaborative ministry and social action — a resource in and for north Chapel Hill and beyond. Our vision for the campus is to maintain a creative tension between providing a place where people can come away from the busy-ness of their lives to be restored, and providing a place where people can come in order to engage more fully in the community and world in which we live.
We are a congregation committed to social justice, environmental sustainability, and good neighborliness. The long term vision for the Advocate campus includes a Welcome Center and Chapel, a worship center, and space for several other possible resources — a retreat center, a non-profit center, a residence for an intentional community of 8-16 people, a library with a focus on justice and the spiritual life, and a place for collaboration among the university community, business, non-profits and faith organizations working to address injustices in our region and state.
Plans for all of these things are still evolving. We invite others — from within the Episcopal Church, from the non-profit sector, from the social entrepreneur movement and beyond — to join with us in dreaming the dream. For further information, or to get involved, contact: email@example.com.
Here is the story of how this came to be.
Here is the site plan: