Lifestyles: Faith

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 03:24 PM

DCIA recognizes service of Rev. Joe Hensley


DURHAM – Rev. Joe Hensley Jr., assistant to the rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, is leaving Durham to become rector of St. George’s Episcopal Church in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Hensley was recognized this week by Durham Congregations In Action, the collaborative Durham faith group where he has served as an officer and active member. Hensley is also a familiar face at Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham gatherings, and has led vigils that remember the lives of homicide victims.

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 10:32 AM

REVIEW: An enchanting, fun time at new ‘Cinderella’


DURHAM – In the first national tour of “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” the musical gives audiences a fun, enchanted evening. It’s on stage at the Durham Performing Arts Center through Sunday. Go see it, and take the family, too.

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 09:11 AM

Belief Briefs

Harvest giveaway Saturday at St. Joseph AME

DURHAM -- Saint Joseph AME Church, 2521 Fayetteville St., Durham, will sponsor a Community Harvest Giveaway from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Items to be given away for free include clothing, food and household items. There will also be a presentation on domestic violence. For more information, call the church at 919-683-1379.

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 08:57 AM

Habitat for Humanity interfaith build for Thanksgiving


DURHAM – Durham Congregations In Action was part of forming Habitat for Humanity of Durham in 1985, and shared information about the housing organization as part of its series on affordable housing at its monthly meetings this year.

Nov. 12, 2014 @ 04:59 PM

Belief Briefs

  • Turman to preach at Covenant Homecoming
  • Homecoming weekend at Fisher Memorial UHC
  • Men’s Day Sunday at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist
  • Walltown Neighborhood Ministries service, food drive
  • Anniversary, initial sermon at North East Baptist
  • Christmas bazaar at Hillsborough UMC
  • ‘Listening for Grace’ at Duke Memorial
  • CWS field director to speak at UCCH
  • St. Matthew’s Episcopal feST Dec. 6-7


Nov. 06, 2014 @ 12:30 AM

Belief Briefs

  • Harvest Festival Saturday in Cedar Grove
  • Moss guest preacher at revival
  • Refuge in Philippines during Holocaust discussion at Duke
  • Baha’is observe Birth of Baha’u’llah
  • Emmanuel AME choir anniversary
  • Botswana women guests at St. Titus’ Episcopal
  • Ordination service at Bahama Baptist for worship minister
  • NCCU Campus Ministry gala Dec. 6
  • Veterans’ Day service at West Durham Baptist

​And more ...

Nov. 05, 2014 @ 09:07 AM

Some Methodists hope to ‘change the heart’ of the UMC about LGBT

In the United Methodist Church’s Book of Discipline, same-sex marriage is not allowed, nor are LGBT clergy. The General Conference of the UMC denomination may take up the issue at its next conference in 2016, but until then, some United Methodists are still hoping to change the heart of the church.

Oct. 29, 2014 @ 11:10 AM

Outcomes highlighted by CAN assembly

Almost 500 people gathered in the Emily K. Center in Durham to receive an update from the Durham Congregations, Associations and Neighborhoods on Tuesday evening.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 11:01 AM

Belief Briefs

  • Davis to be installed at Mount Zoar
  • St. Joseph’s Episcopal starts Taize service
  • City of Joy adds services in Knightdale
  • Holy Ghost Weenie Roast on Friday
  • Latin jazz concert at Iglesia Unida de Chapel Hill
  • Domestic violence seminar Saturday
  • Hallelujah Party on Friday at Braggtown Baptist
And more ...


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 09:32 AM

DCIA looks at affordable housing by proposed light rail

As the public input part of plans for light rail in Durham progresses, Durham Congregations In Action is taking on the issue of affordable housing. Durham has a strategy for affordable housing near light rail transit stations. DCIA members learned more about the project and what they can do to advocate for more affordable housing in Durham.


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 09:29 AM

Emmanuel AME hosts Think Pink Sunday

Members of Emmanuel AME Church in Durham celebrated their second annual Think Pink Sunday on Oct. 12. Breast Cancer Awareness was acknowledged with testimonials called "Having Their Say" by the church’s four breast cancer survivors, shown in this photograph sitting behind the pink blanket donated to the church by a member.

Oct. 22, 2014 @ 09:16 AM

Belief Briefs

  • First Calvary Baptist celebrates 130 years
  • Trunk-or-treat at Berea Baptist on Saturday
  • Halloween-themed services at UU church
  • Fall festival on Saturday at Duke’s Chapel UMC
  • Lord’s Acre service at Terrell’s Creek Missionary Baptist
  • Fall festival on Sunday at Fletcher’s Chapel UMC

And more ...

Oct. 16, 2014 @ 12:48 AM

Belief Briefs

  • Rose of Sharon seeks coats for ‘border children’
  • Baha’is to observe Birth of the Bab
  • Homecoming at Mt. Zoar Missionary Baptist
  • Prayer vigil Saturday for Demario Lucas
  • Revival at One Love Ministries
  • ‘Breaking Out’ exhibit at Duke Chapel
  • Chorus anniversary at Holland Chapel AMEZ

And more ...


Oct. 15, 2014 @ 10:13 AM

Festivals, Brunswick stew mark fall church events

Fall is the season of church festivals, bazaars and special dinners to gather congregations and the community together. Here are a few opportunities in the next few weeks in Durham and Orange counties. All are open to the community.

Oct. 15, 2014 @ 08:56 AM

Transgender people of faith: Pilgrim UCC holds series on transgender stories

Pilgrim United Church of Christ, whose pastor has officiated at several newly legal same sex weddings in North Carolina this past week, has also taken up another LGBT issue: transgender and faith. On Tuesdays in October, the church is hosting “LGBTQ: Learning About Our Transgender Neighbors and Friends.” This week the topic was “Transfiguring Faith: Voices in the crossings of faith and transgender.”