Two very different novels with authors connected by Harvard and Alabama shared space during a talk at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill Tuesday night.
Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Durham and Vicinity will present “Seven Last Sayings of the Cross” at noon Friday at Orange Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 505 East End Ave., Durham. Rev. Herbert R. Dickerson is host pastor.
During her concerts, Ana Moura said she always stops to explain something about the qualities of fado, the traditional music of her native Portugal. Fado, she said, “is a very emotional music, and it has the power, even if people do not understand the lyric, to make people feel things.”
The public is invited to hear Gene Nichol speak on poverty in North Carolina at 7 p.m. Sunday in the fellowship hall of Epworth United Methodist Church, 3002 Hope Valley Dr., Durham. Nichol’s presentation is part of the church’s Lenten study of poverty.
For more than 20 years, Olivia Woodford has been performing her one-woman Passion play, “The Heart of the Cross,” from the perspective of Biblical women. Interest in the women portrayed has evolved over the years, with a certain fictional book and movie becoming the tipping point.
New York actress Susan Stein will perform her one-woman play “Etty” at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Levin Jewish Community Center, 1937 West Cornwallis Road.
Integral to the Christian observance of Lent, as well as being a student at Immaculata Catholic School, is serving others. For the past five years, students at the pre-K-8 school have raised money for students in Haiti to go to school. This year, they completed their Lenten fundraising within the first week of the liturgical season leading up to Easter.
Pauli Murray’s story is the quintessential American story, the Rt. Rev. Michael B. Curry, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, told a crowded room Tuesday night at the Durham County Library downtown.
Mount Level Missionary Baptist Church will hold its annual Women’s Day services March 16 and March 17. The theme is “Women of God: Ministering through Sacrifice, Evangelism and Praise - Proverbs 31:10, 20, 30.”
HIV/AIDS disproportionately affects the African American community, and local churches are addressing the issue in Durham. Predominantly African American churches will observe the National Week of Prayer for the Healing of HIV/AIDS next week with several events.
Hillsborough Presbyterian Church will observe the World Day of Prayer noon-1 p.m. Friday at the church, 102 W. Tryon St. A complimentary lunch will follow the service.
About 500 people attended the Faith Summit on Child Poverty last month in Durham, and some churches are already tackling the topic during Lent. Pilgrim United Church of Christ launched its Lenten series, “Poverty in Durham: A Faith Perspective” Tuesday night, and it will continue the next three Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the church, 3011 Academy Dr.
Black History program at Cameron Grove Baptist on Sunday