Women’s Day/Mother’s Day at Mt. Zoar Missionary Baptist
DURHAM – Mount Zoar Missionary Baptist Church, 2400 Cheek Road, Durham, will observe Women’s Day/Mother’s Day at 11 a.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Joyce Daye Clayton, associate pastor of New Red Mountain Baptist Church in Rougemont. For information, call Sister Estella Taylor at 919-682-0815. The Rev. Norman T. Davis is interim pastor.
Sensational Nightingales to sing at revival at Markham Chapel MBC
DURHAM – The Sensational Nightingales will sing during the revival at 6 p.m. May 16 at Markham Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 3630 Old Chapel Hill Road, Durham. The Rev. Richard S. McMillan is pastor. The revival will also feature the Henderson Grove Male Chorus, Minister Ken Dula, Mario Elam, Woody’s Specials and Unspoken Instrument of Praise Dancers, all of Durham. For information, call Evangelist Julia Ross Harrelson at 919-638-2361.
Apostolic and prophetic gathering May 17
DURHAM – Revival Crusade International Inc. and Judy Anderson Ministries will present an “Apostolic & Prophetic Prayer Gathering: Offensive Spiritual Warfare – Pulling Down Strongholds & Setting the Captives Free (2 Corinthians 10:3-5)” at 7:30 p.m. May 17 in the Durham Room at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton, 2515 Meridian Parkway, Durham. Hosted by Apostle Virginia Spencer of RCI, with guest speaker Bishop Judy Anderson from Upper Marlboro, Md. For information, call 919-245-3797 or visit www.revivalcrusadeintl.org.
Women’s Day at West Durham Baptist
DURHAM – West Durham Baptist Church, 1901 Athens St., will observe Women’s Day during the 10 a.m. worship service on May 19. The Rev. Patricia Carrington, associate minister at Henderson Grove Baptist Church, will be the guest speaker. The public is invited. The Rev. Terry Thomas is pastor. For information, call the church at 919-682-4453.
Holland Chapel A.M.E. Zion celebrates homecoming
DURHAM – Holland Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, 360 Burgess Road, Apex, will hold its 153rd Homecoming during the worship service at 10 a.m. May 19. The guest speaker will be Presiding Elder Lawrence A. Miller of the Durham District. Recognition of church pioneers by having their family members stand. Present and former family members are invited. Dinner will be served immediately following service. The Rev. Orlando R. Dowdy is the host pastor. The Harmony Male Chorus will provide music. For information, call the church at 919-362-7831.
Women’s Day at Mt. Vernon Baptist on May 19
DURHAM – Mount Vernon Baptist Church, 1007 S. Roxboro St., Durham, will hold its Women’s Day program at 11 a.m. May 19. The theme is “Remembering Our Past, Reshaping Our Future.” The Women’s Day Committee has designated May as Leukemia Awareness Month. Minister Michelle Cotton Laws, associate minister at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Richmond, Va., will be the Women’s Day speaker. The Women’s Day Choir will sing. The Rev. Jerome J. Washington is pastor. For information call the church at 919-688-1823.
Heart of Carolina chorus to perform free concert May 22
DURHAM – Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1320 Umstead Road, Durham, will host a free concert featuring the Heart of Carolina barbershop harmony chorus at 6:30 p.m. May 22 in the church sanctuary. The all-male group is composed of 32 members who will sing sacred and secular favorites.
Anniversary at True Way Holy Church
DURHAM – True Way Holy Church, 4124 Fayetteville St., Durham, will celebration its 61st Church Anniversary Tuesday through May 17. Guest churches will visit nightly at 7:30 p.m. Homecoming will be held at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. May 19, with dinner after the morning service. The community is invited. For information, call host pastor Overseer Nina B. Jones at 919-544-5398.
Women’s Day at Emmanuel AME
DURHAM – Emmanuel AME Church, 2018 Riddle Road, Durham, will hold its Women’s Day celebration at 10 a.m. May 19. The theme is “Women of Royalty: Walking in God’s Favor.” The speaker will be the Rev. Daphne Wiggins, associate minister at Union Baptist Church. Emmanuel’s pastor is the Rev. Shelton T. Miles Sr. The public is welcome.
New members, baptisms at New Bethel Missionary Baptist
DURHAM – New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 2508 Crest St., Durham, welcomed 36 new members so far this year and baptized 17 people on April 14. The Rev. Glenn R. Davis is pastor. For information about the church, visit www.nbethelbaptist.com or call 919-286-7639.
Mother’s/Women’s Day at St. John’s
DURHAM – St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church, 917 Onslow St., Durham, will hold a Mother’s/Women’s Day celebration at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Speaker is Minister Shirley Barbee. Also, The Sensational Nightingales of Durham will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church. St. John’s will celebrate the 28th pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Robert L. Daniels on May 18 with a gospel concert from 4-6 p.m. and during worship at 10:45 a.m. May 19. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Dewey Williams, associate minister at Mt. Level Missionary Baptist Church.
Summer camps, VBS at Aldersgate UMC
DURHAM – Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1320 Umstead Road, Durham, will offer multiple summer camps for all ages. There will be a summer day camp for K-6, preschool half-day summer camp, and week-long music and arts camp for ages 6-13. For information about the day and half-day camps, contact Evelyn Johnson at Evie@aldersgate.org or 919-479-8686. For the music and arts camp, contact Nan de Andrade at email@example.com or 919-477-0509, ext. 116.
Aldersgate UMC will host a free Vacation Bible School and dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. June 24-28, with dinner before at 5 p.m. The theme is “Everywhere Fun Fair VBS: Where God’s World Comes Together,” with a focus on neighbors. Register at www.aldersgate.org and click on Vacation Bible School or contact Holly Fishback at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jane Brannock at Jane@aldersgate.org or 919-477-0509, ext. 101.
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