Serving others with many hands and one heart

Empty Bowls is not just an an annual fundraiser, it’s one of the community’s favorite events. Started in 2000 by Dr. and Mrs. Robert Bankov, this event is held each February at the Morehead City Civic Center. Proceeds benefit both Hope Mission and Martha’s Mission. A $20.00 donation allows for a choice of a handmade bowl by an area potter and art students and soup donated by local restaurants. The empty bowl is taken-home is a reminder of those worldwide whose bowls are empty.

Tickets must be purchased in advance of the event. Join our mailing list or LIKE our Facebook page for more information on the next Empty Bowls event. Tickets make great Christmas gifts and can be purchased in the month of December at Hope Mission Thrift Store office, 1502 Bridges Street in Morehead City. Additional ticket sale locations are generally listed closer to the time of the event.

Our greatest success is in the Partnerships we form with people like you to serve members of our community in their time of need. In addition to the Empty Bowls event, we have an annual Golf Tournament, partnerships with some local organizations such as Big Rock and we recently opened the Hope Mission Thrift Store. These are just a few excellent examples of how individuals and organizations can successfully partner together to make our community stronger.

The number of ways you can partner with us
is limited only by imagination!

Our vision for this year is to open a long awaited and much needed Women’s Shelter in Carteret County. We invite YOU, your group, company, church or organization to partner with us in what ever way fits.

Hope Mission Christian Ministries (Hope Mission) 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in the heart of Morehead City, NC.

Hope Mission Charity Golf Tournament is held annually sometime in June. In addition to a fun round of golf and the opportunity to win prizes, trophies and bragging rights, there is always great fellowship and food!

Of course, the greatest aspect of the tournament is that the proceeds provide food, shelter and financial aid to the less fortunate in our community through Hope Mission. The current economic situation and high jobless rate have contributed to increased needs, so your participation and/or contribution is more important than ever before.

Once we confirm the date for the current year’s tournament, all the details plus Tournament Sponsorship Forms and Registration forms are available online.

There are lots of ways for you to participate with Hope Mission and help our community:

  • Personal items for Shelter Guests
  • Food items for Community Kitchen
  • Start a fund raising event
  • Volunteer
  • Cash is always welcome!

Hope Mission
1410 Bridges Street
P. O. Box 1438
Morehead City, NC 28557

Phone:  252-240-2359
Fax:  252-622-4839

Executive Director: Gene McLendon