Lifestyles: Faith

Jul. 01, 2015 @ 03:34 PM

Belief briefs for Thursday, July 2

Rob Bell, the founder and former pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church, will perform a one-man show at 8:30 p.m. July 20 at the Carolina Theatre as part of his “Everything Is Spiritual” tour.


Jul. 01, 2015 @ 03:26 PM

‘A FITTING TRIBUTE’: Church’s outdoor labyrinth honors late member Brian Benson

Resurrection United Methodist Church has created a permanent prayer labyrinth near its entrance on Old Chapel Hill Road. Created in memory of late church member Brian Benson, the labyrinth under a cluster of pines trees is outlined by several large rocks. Four benches along the way offer respite for walkers winding on a literal and spiritual path.


Jun. 28, 2015 @ 03:37 PM

New food truck also re-entry program for ex-cons

The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham has a new program rolling out soon, on wheels. 2econd Helpings will be a new food truck “where a conviction is not a barrier, but a requirement.” The food truck will employ only those Durhamites returning to the community after serving time in prison.


Jun. 27, 2015 @ 03:18 PM

Churches eye security in Charleston’s wake

The Rev. Anita Thompson, pastor of Emmanuel AME Church in Durham, will take a trip to Charleston, South Carolina next month with her two sisters. The trip had been planned before nine African-American women and men were gunned down during Bible study on June 17.


Jun. 24, 2015 @ 09:51 PM

St. Luke’s prays in Charleston’s wake

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Durham held a brief forum followed by a service of prayer Wednesday night, a week after the shooting deaths of nine people at a Bible study at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina.


Jun. 24, 2015 @ 03:37 PM

Belief briefs for Thursday, June 25

A look at what's happening among area congregations of faith.


Jun. 17, 2015 @ 09:15 AM

Belief Briefs: Churches announce Vacation Bible School

DURHAM – Peace Missionary Baptist Church is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its pastor, the Rev. William E. Daye. There will be a special service at 11 a.m. June 28 at the church, 2608 Apex Highway in Durham. The Rev. Gregory Ceres, Peace’s assistant pastor, will be the speaker.


Jun. 10, 2015 @ 03:26 PM

‘A HEALING AGENT’: ‘Peace troubadour’ to give local concert

Songwriter and guitarist Cecilia St. King was among the many people who fled from the area in Manhattan where the World Trade Center towers fell after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.


Jun. 10, 2015 @ 12:18 AM

Belief Briefs for June 11, 2015

The Men of St. Mark AME Zion Church will have their annual fish fry at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 13 at the church, 531 S. Roxboro St.


Jun. 03, 2015 @ 03:36 PM

Belief briefs: What's happening among area congregations

St. Titus’ Episcopal Church will hold a special service to celebrate its life and mission and welcome the Rev. Stephanie Yancy as vicar at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 9 at the church, 400 Moline St.


Jun. 03, 2015 @ 10:43 AM

REVIEW: Extra! Extra! ‘Newsies’ is great

Should people who have worked at newspapers see “Newsies”? Yes, of course, it’s about newspapers. Should people who haven’t worked at newspapers see “Newsies”? Yes, of course, it’s about newspapers. And labor and history and New York City, too. And the dancing, oh the dancing.


May. 30, 2015 @ 03:01 PM

Durham homeless-aid groups to merge

Genesis Home and Durham Interfaith Hospitality Network (DIHN) — Durham-area organizations that focus on helping the homeless — expect to finalize a merger agreement by the end of the year.


May. 27, 2015 @ 03:03 PM

Belief briefs: St. Barbara's to host annual Durham Greek Festival

Nu Creative Movement’s Moore Muzik will have an EP release concert at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 30 at New Horizon Church, 100 Horizon Place.


May. 20, 2015 @ 03:57 PM

Duke undergrads report diverse range of faiths

Only about half of incoming Duke University undergraduate students check the box identifying their religion, a Duke Chapel leader told Durham Congregations In Action at its monthly meeting this week.


May. 20, 2015 @ 03:31 PM

Belief briefs for week of May 21, 2015

God’s Generals, a group of 10 churches, will sponsor a Durham Prayer Rally from 7 to 9 p.m. May 26 at Union Baptist Church, 904 N. Roxboro St. Twenty pastors will pray for the City of Durham. For information, contact Elder Gene R. Rentrope, pastor of Christian Revival Church, at 919-367-9009.