Belief Briefs

Oct. 09, 2013 @ 10:23 AM

‘In the Spirit’ concert and auction for St. Paul Village on Saturday
CHAPEL HILL – In the Spirit Concert & Silent Auction will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Grumman Auditorium at the William and Ida Friday Center, 100 Friday Center Drive. The concert featuring Yolanda Rabun, Christian Foushee Green and Bobbi Ruffin will support the new St. Paul Village, a multi-use development planned for northern Chapel Hill. Tickets are $30 for adults, $15 for age 12 and under, available at or 919-967-3961. For information, email or visit Plans for St. Paul Village, launched by the church, include senior housing, affordable housing, child care, a cemetery, museum, senior center and teen center.

Homecoming Sunday at First Free Will Baptist
DURHAM -- First Free Will Baptist Church will celebrate its 91st annual Homecoming at 11 a.m. Sunday at the church, 225 Chandler Road. First Free Will Baptist pastor, the Rev. Ken Forehand, will be speaking. A covered dish lunch will be served in the fellowship hall after the worship service.

Fish fry Friday at Dayspring Fellowship
DURHAM -- Dayspring Baptist Fellowship’s Semi-Annual Fish Fry will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at 922 Ninth St. Plates are $8 each. Fish is cooked on-site by Ole NC Barbeque. Take-out is available. A portion of proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity and Durham Rescue Mission. For information or to place an order, call 919-286-3135.

Women’s Day Sunday at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist
DURHAM -- The women of Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate Women’s Day at 10 a.m. Sunday at the church, 2200 S. Alston Ave. The theme is “Women of God: Having Faith with Action.” Evangelist Lakithia Chapman of First Baptist Church in Apex is the guest preacher. The Rev. Cornelius E. Battle Sr. is pastor.

Pumpkin patch at St. Paul’s Lutheran
DURHAM -- The 9th Annual Pumpkin Patch at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church will open Saturday at 1200 W. Cornwallis Road in Durham. Pumpkins of all sizes will be available through Halloween or until all have been sold. The patch will be open 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturdays, noon-8 p.m. Sundays and 2-8 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Proceeds will benefit the St. Paul’s Preschool Scholarship Fund and the Interfaith Hospitality Network. For information, call the church at 919-489-3214.

Pastor’s aid anniversary, homecoming at Cain’s Chapel
HILLSBOROUGH – Cain’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church’s Pastor’s Aid Ministry will observe its anniversary at 4 p.m. Sunday at the church, 2001 St. Mary’s Road. “The Rev. Burnice Allen, associate minister at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, will be the guest preacher.
Also, Cain’s Chapel will observe its 116th Annual Homecoming on Oct. 27. The Rev. Obadele St. George, pastor at Cain’s Chapel, will preach during the 11 a.m. worship service. Lunch will be served after the service. All are invited to attend. For information, call the church at 919 471-4564 or visit

Homecoming, fall festival at Bahama Baptist
BAHAMA -- Bahama Baptist Church, 7917 Willardville Station Road in Bahama, will celebrate its 29th Homecoming on Sunday. Former pastor, the Rev. Ray Lowe, now pastor of Wolf Pond Baptist Church of Parkland, S.C., will be the guest speaker during the 10:30 a.m. worship service. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. There will be a covered dish lunch at noon. All former members and friends are invited.
Also, Bahama Baptist held a pastor appreciation service Oct. 6 for Pastor Wes McMurray. McMurray’s family members were guests and a dinner followed. The church’s annual Fall Festival will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 30 in the parking lot. There will be free hot dogs and games, including a bounce house.

Gospel Artists United concert Oct. 19
DURHAM – Gospel Artists United, a benefit concert for breast cancer awareness, will be held at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at King’s Park International Church, 1305 Odyssey Drive. Patty Denny is host. The concert features New Creation, John Thorpe & Truth, Marshetta Parker, Dezrick Dixon, Georgette Johnson & Deliverance, and Anthony ‘Adeion’ Hill. Tickets are $15 advance, $25 VIP and $20 at the door. For information, call Patty Denny at 919-641-2750. The event will benefit the Duke Cancer Institute.

Christian Education Day at Holland Chapel AMEZ
CHATHAM COUNTY -- Joseph Davis, national president of ACE and district director of Christian Education for the Durham District will be guest speaker at Holland Chapel AMEZ Church for the 10 a.m. service Sunday, in celebration of James Varick Church School and Christian Education Day. Lunch will be served. The Rev. Orlando R. Dowdy is senior pastor. The church is at 360 Burgess Road, Apex (geographically in Chatham County).  For information, call the church office at 919-362-7831.

Mortgage burning at Cameron Grove Baptist
DURHAM -- Cameron Grove Baptist Church, 816 Berwyn Ave., will have a Pre-Mortgage Burning Celebration Oct. 16-18 starting at 7 p.m. nightly. Speakers are Pastor Tyrone Alston of Kimes Chapel Baptist Church, Pastor Lee Richardson of New Hope Person Baptist Church and Pastor Harold Trice of Union Chapel Baptist Church. The celebration will conclude at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 20 with guest speaker Pastor Mable Weaver of Seed Time and Harvest Church. All are invited to attend. For information, call 919-220-7402.

Lunchtime organ recitals at White Rock during October
DURHAM -- White Rock Baptist Church, 3400 Fayetteville St. in Durham, will host its annual Bach’s (box) Lunches and Organ Recitals on Thursdays in October. Lunch is $3 and served at 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The recital is free and begins at 12:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. Call the Church office to reserve lunch at 919-688-8136.

Rabbi Menachem Creditor scholar in residence at Kehillah Synagogue
CHAPEL HILL -- The Kehillah Synagogue is bringing Rabbi Menachem Creditor to Chapel Hill as the first Simone and Martin Lipman Scholar in Residence, Oct. 25-27. The Triangle community is invited to join Rabbi Creditor as he sings, preaches, teaches, and engages the community in Jewish conversation about sacred civic engagement. Questions include: What would prophets Jeremiah and Isaiah, or modern thinker Abraham Joshua Heschel, have to say about urban gun violence in America, modern slavery and global hunger? Programs will be held at the Kehillah Synagogue, 1200 Mason Farm Road in Chapel Hill.
Oct. 25: 7 p.m., “Nature, Noise, Darkness and the Divine.” Oct. 26: 11:30 a.m., “Who Do You Face When You Pray? (& Why?!); and after Shabbat lunch, at 12: 30 p.m., “What Would Jeremiah Do?” Oct. 26: 7:30 p.m. dessert reception with text teaching “The Cosmic Impact of Human Action.” Oct. 27: 9:30 a.m., family discussion: “Walking with God.” RSVP for Shabbat lunch and dessert reception by Oct. 18 to Stephanie Stuchiner at or 919-942-8914. The Scholar in Residence program honors Simone and Martin Lipman, whose passion for Judaism, Jewish education and the Kehillah Synagogue touched all who knew them. Creditor is the spiritual leader of Congregation Netivot Shalom in Berkeley, Calif. He is a published author, musician, teacher and activist. For information, contact Sherri Morris at 919-942-5817 or

Revival, homecoming at St. John’s Missionary Baptist
DURHAM -- St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church will hold its Annual Revival Monday through Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. nightly at the church, 917 Onslow St. Revival speakers are the Rev. J. Eric Morgan III on Monday, the Rev. Jason Prince on Tuesday and the Rev. Louis Cash the final two nights. The public is invited. The Rev. Robert L. Daniels is senior pastor. Also, St. John’s will hold its Annual Homecoming Celebration at 10:45 a.m. Oct. 20. The public is invited.  Dinner will be served after the worship service. 

Revival at Community Baptist
DURHAM -- Community Baptist Church, 4821 Barbee Road, will hold its 2013 Revival Monday through Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Services begin with praise and prayer followed by music and preaching. Several churches in Durham will lead the revival. The community is invited. For information, call the church at 919-544-1319. The Rev. Percy R. Chase is pastor.

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