Belief Briefs

Jul. 24, 2013 @ 11:54 AM

Peace Missionary Baptist celebrates anniversary by helping hungry
DURHAM – Peace Missionary Baptist Church is planning to celebrate its church anniversary the same way it did last year, by packaging meals for Stop Hunger Now. Members will package 10,000 meals Saturday to be delivered to developing countries.
Members will celebrate Peace Missionary Baptist’s 39th anniversary by partnering with Stop Hunger Now Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the church, 2608 Apex Highway (NC Hwy 55), Durham.
Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief organization. Volunteers package dehydrated, high-protein, nutritious meals that are used in crisis situations, school feeding programs and orphanages in developing countries.
Peace will also have a special anniversary service at 4 p.m. Sunday at the church. The Rev. Robert Daniels, of St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church in Durham, will provide the message.
Peace Missionary was founded on July 25, 1974. The Rev. William E. Daye has served as pastor ever since. For information, visit

Upcoming concerts at Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse
DURHAM -- Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse at St. Paul United Methodist Church has several concerts scheduled for the next month.
Sacred Grounds is in a building next to the church at 2700 N. Roxboro St. in Durham. Concerts are held at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays. Donations are accepted for artists. The schedule is as follows:
July 27: New Direction, a bluegrass gospel band. Aug 3: David Russell, a singer and songwriter. Aug 10: Danny Smith, solo after being in Christian vocal trio Trilogy. Aug. 17: Bethesda Bluegrass Band, which includes the Hagwood brothers. Aug 24: Charlie McNeill, a regular singer at Sacred Grounds. For information, visit

Children’s movie night Friday at White Rock
DURHAM – The White Rock Baptist Church Children’s Ministry Monthly Movie Night will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. All children through age 12 are invited to the fellowship hall for dinner and the movie “Thunderstruck.” Parents are welcome to stay, but encouraged to use the time for themselves. For information, call Rochelle Hayes through the church office at 919-688-6186. White Rock Baptist Church is at 3400 Fayetteville St.

Community cookout Saturday at Duke Memorial UMC
DURHAM -- Duke Memorial United Methodist Church, 504 W. Chapel Hill St., will hold a cookout from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Food, a bouncehouse, snow cones and games will be on hand. For information, email Reynolds Chapman at

‘The Cross and the Lynching Tree’ book discussion Sunday
DURHAM -- The Summer Book Reading Series at First Presbyterian Church continues Sunday at 9:45 a.m. in Watts-Hill Hall at the church, 305 E. Main St.
Duke Divinity School student Jonathan Nelson will discuss James H. Cone’s “The Cross and the Lynching Tree.” Cone explores the symbols and their connection in African-American history and community. For information, call the church office at 919-682-5511.

VBS at Fletcher’s Chapel UMC
DURHAM – Fletcher’s Chapel United Methodist Church will host “Everywhere Fun Fair” Vacation Bible School Sunday through July 31 at the church, 1919 Fletcher’s Chapel Road.
There will be classes for kids age 3 through fifth grade, and an adult class. A light dinner will be served at 6 p.m., followed by VBS from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For information, call 919-688-3186.

Senior Missionary anniversary at Mt. Zoar
DURHAM -- The Senior Missionary of Mount Zoar Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate their anniversary at 11 a.m. Sunday at the church, 2400 Cheek Road.
The Rev. Norman T. Davis is interim pastor. For information, call Sister Mary Vanhook, 919-596-4067.

Car show and fish fry at Mt. Zion A.M.E.
HILLSBOROUGH -- Mt. Zion A.M.E Church will host its a Car Show and Fish Fry it hopes to make an annual event from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 3 at the church, 5124 Highway 86 North. The car entry fee and vendor space costs $15. To register, call 919-819-3167.

Noah’s Faith to perform at Rose of Sharon Baptist
DURHAM – Rose of Sharon Baptist Church will hold a combined worship service and concert featuring Noah’s Faith at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
Noah’s Faith is a southern gospel group from Mt. Airy. Their songs include “The Journey Begins Here,” “Narrow Road Ahead” and “Pianopella.”  For information about the group, visit
Rose of Sharon Baptist is at 4109 Guess Road. For information, call the church at 919-477-3993.

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. Sunday 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 Saturday
DURHAM -- Edgewood Baptist Church, 1807 Infinity Road, will hold Awana Family Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. 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.

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