Belief Briefs

Jul. 17, 2013 @ 10:23 AM

Citywide/Countryside Youth Revival on Monday, Tuesday
DURHAM – The Durham County Youth Missionary Department will present its Citywide/Countryside Youth Revival at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Henderson Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 2806 Page Road in Morrisville.
The theme is “Break Every Chain!” inspired by Psalm 107:10-16. The guest speaker Monday is Minister Vaxaeadrene Allen of Lattisville Grove Baptist Church, and on Tuesday, the Rev. Kori Jones, chaplain at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, will speak. Other participants include the Mt. Level Missionary Baptist Church Puppet Ministry, Cedar Grove Church’s Puppets for the Soul and Poplar Grove AME’s Anointed Vessels. Music by Henderson Grove Missionary Baptist and Church of the Apostolic Revival.
The Durham County Youth Missionary Department is part of the Woman’s Baptist Home and Foreign Missionary Convention of North Carolina and part of the Durham County Missionary Union.

Music program Sunday at Holland Chapel A.M.E.Z.
APEX -- The Harmony Male Chorus of Holland Chapel A.M.E.Z. Church, 360 Burgess Road, will sponsor a musical program at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
The program includes The Celestial Choir of St. Matthews A.M.E.Z. Church in Pittsboro, The Dowdy Boys of Pittsboro, The New Joy Bells and others.  The public is invited. Host pastor is the Rev. Orlando R. Dowdy.
For information, call the church at 919-362-7831.

Gospel Extravaganza at First Community Missionary Baptist
HILLSBOROUGH -- First Community Missionary Baptist Church will present a Gospel Extravaganza from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. July 28 at the church, 509 Eno St. The public is invited.
Featured groups are the Spiritual Keys, the Anointed Voices, the Kings of Harmony, the Spiritual Lights and the Soul Guiders. Admission is free. For information, call the Rev. William Richardson at 919-732-6135.

Awana kickoff at Edgewood Baptist on July 27
DURHAM -- Edgewood Baptist Church, 1807 Infinity Road in Durham, will hold Awana Family Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 27. It is the kickoff for the Awana program that begins Sept. 8.
Fun Day includes games, bounce house, climbing wall, snow cones and cotton candy. For information, call 919-471-2664.

Back to School Community Day at Greater Emmanuel on Aug. 10
DURHAM -- Greater Emmanuel Temple of Grace, Word Empowerment Church and Nehemiah Christian Center will present Back to School Community Day: Expanding The Vision from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 10 at Greater Emmanuel Temple of Grace, 2722 E. Main St. Bishop Marion E. Wright Sr. is senior pastor.
The day will feature food, games, health screenings, school supply giveaways, haircuts, music and information tables. Admission is free.
For information, contact Min. Demarcus Williams at 919-818-6799 or

Rescue Mission choir to sing at Angier Avenue Baptist
DURHAM -- The combined Ladies’ and Men’s Victory Choir of the Durham Rescue Mission will provide special music during the 11 a.m. worship service Sunday at Angier Avenue Baptist Church, 2101 Angier Ave. the Rev. David Cash of the Durham Rescue Mission will be the guest speaker.
Also on Sunday, there will be a special evening service at 5:30 p.m. with “Elvis” (Armando Angus), who will provide worship in song with the gospel songs made popular by Elvis Presley. Pastor Jim Baggett will preach. 
Immediately after the worship service, the congregation will go to Joe’s Diner across the street from church. Everyone is invited.

Religious Coalition to hold vigil Sunday for JeJuan Taylor
DURHAM – The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham will hold a vigil at 7 p.m. Sunday for JeJuan “Jay Jay” Taylor Jr., 19, who was fatally shot in Durham on April 18. The vigil will be held at the Durham Central Park Pavilion, 501 Foster St.
Taylor was a Riverside High School graduate, almost finished at Wake Tech, and planned to attend UNC Charlotte for mechanical engineering. The vigil to honor his life will be led by the Rev. Reynolds Chapman of Duke Memorial United Methodist Church. All are welcome.
For information, visit or contact Marcia Owen at or 919-358-1113.

Food giveaway Saturday at West Durham Baptist
DURHAM -- West Durham Baptist Church, 1901 Athens St., will resume the Open-Market Food Give-away from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the fellowship hall. The community is invited. Bring your own shopping bags.
For information, call the church at 919-682-4453 or Deacon William Thomas at 919-688-5479. The Rev. Terry Thomas is pastor.

Marcia Love to sing at North East Baptist
DURHAM -- Gospel recording artist Marcia Love will perform at 7 p.m. July 26 at North East Baptist Church, 3204 Hwy. 55. All are invited.
For information, visit

VBS at Mt. Olive Baptist
PITTSBORO – Mt. Olive Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School for ages 3 to 15 from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Sunday through July 26. The theme is “Colossal Coaster World.”
Family Night VBS Finale on July 26 will include a performance, hot dogs, games and water slides. Mt. Olive Baptist is located at 5043 Mt. Olive Church Road in Pittsboro. For information, call 336-376-3788 or visit

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