Join the Journey for Home!

Welcome Ride 2020 is the inaugural fundraiser to jumpstart the Welcome House Community Network—CBF of North Carolina’s new missions program to extend Christian hospitality in the form of temporary housing and community outreach to vulnerable people in every NC city and town.  Watch the video announcement below.

Over a four-day period, October 9–12, CBFNC Executive Coordinator Larry Hovis and a small cycling team will ride over 200 miles from the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway to the bustling State Capital. Every CBFNC congregation is invited to join the mission and the mandate of embracing vulnerable neighbors by giving generously to sponsor Larry’s team. Proceeds raised will be used to provide seed grants to churches throughout the state to start new Welcome House ministries.

Our goal is to raise $10,000 so that WHCN can provide five new ministry grants.  Follow Larry and his Welcome Ride team as they bike from the mountains to the capital on CBFNC’s Facebook and Instagram pages.


3 ways to get involved 

  1. Make a donation to sponsor Larry’s team.  Give online HERE or mail a check to CBFNC, 2640 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106.
  2. Conduct your own “virtual” Welcome Ride & Facebook or email fundraiser for CBFNC.
  3. Buy a tee shirt HERE.  Support this ministry with your purchase and feel free to wear your tee shirt when you do your own “virtual” Welcome Ride.


“Virtual” Welcome Ride
While the feature of this year’s event is to follow Larry and his team from the mountains to the capital, you can join the fun from a distance! Show your support and help us raise money by doing your own Welcome Ride anytime between October 2-16. The best part is that you can choose how to do your journey—walk, run, bike, skate, paddle, swim, you name it. Families are encouraged to get the kids involved on their tricycles, scooters, power wheels, hover boards, etc. Youth groups, small groups, other groups are encouraged to participate together by adhering to social distancing guidelines. Choose a distance and duration that is meaningful to you.

Click HERE to learn how to do your own, virtual Welcome Ride AND to learn how to do a virtual Welcome Ride email fundraiser.

Click HERE to read about the Welcome House Community Network.

Click HERE or on the image above to download an event flyer.

Click HERE or on the image above to download & print a “race” bib to describe who/what you’re riding for.

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