Oberlin Road Church Relationships
WMPC shares in ministry with members of Wilson Temple United Methodist Church, Oberlin Baptist Church, Church of the True Vine and St. John’s Baptist Church. Check the newsletter and website for dates and times of shared events.
Oberlin Village Past, Present and Future
A documentary about Oberlin Village recently aired on UNC-TV. It is narrated by Debbie Holt Noel (who is a descendant of Oberlin Village residents). You are invited to a program highlighting this video on Wednesday, May 3, at 6:30 p.m. in C200. Oberlin Village was settled by freed slaves and flourished in its day. This community is a remaining small gem that represents a central, but often missed, piece of our history. Please join us to hear community stories, and learn how to engage in activities and help this community’s history survive.
Friends of Oberlin BBQ Fundraiser
Don’t miss the Friends of Oberlin BBQ Fundraiser for the Historic Oberlin Cemetery on Saturday, May 20, 5:00-8:00 p.m. on 1014 Oberlin Road behind Interact. There will be live music, fun games and a quilt raffle. Cost is $10 per dinner with all the fixings! Take-out is available!
About Oberlin Cemetery
Designated as an official City of Raleigh historic landmark in February of 2013, Oberlin Cemetery is located in the heart of Oberlin Village and is the burial site of some of the most prominent members of the African American community. There are believed to be over 600 graves, some still marked by gravestones and ornate markers. The Friends of Oberlin Village is the grassroots community organization committed to preserving these grounds and recording the legacies of the persons laid to rest there. The group offers a way for the community to come together and help continue to care for this historic site.