A look at upcoming events are area churches beginning Thursday, March 12.
Chabad of Durham/Chapel Hill will host a celebration of the Jewish holiday of Purim Thursday, March 5 at the Levin Jewish Community Center, 1937 W. Cornwallis Road.
Rev. Katie G. Cannon, the first African-American woman ordained in the United Presbyterian Church, which later merged into the PCUSA, gave a guest lecture this week at Duke Divinity School.
What's happening in the area over the next week.
The Bahá’ís of Durham invite the public to an uplifting interfaith gathering of prayers and devotional music shared by members of various faith communities to be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Intercommunity Bahá’í Center, 5103 Revere Road.
The African Children’s Choir will perform a concert next week at King’s Park International Church in Durham. An offering will be taken to support the work of the choir program of international organization Music for Life.
Antioch Baptist Church will host its Annual African American History Celebration Program at 4 p.m. Sunday at 1415 Holloway St. Special guests include Ebenezer Baptist Church Hymn Choir of Charlotte and UNC-Chapel Hill Gospel Choir.
Installation services for new Episcopalian rectors often happen soon after he or she starts the new job, but scheduling conflicts postponed Rev. Helen Svoboda-Barber’s ceremony about six months. She has been rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Durham since August, with the service officially installing her held last week. The delay meant she had time to get to know the people at St. Luke’s already, Svoboda-Barber said, and it was fun.
Muhammad Mosque No. 34 in Durham will observe the Nation of Islam’s Saviours’ Day with several events Feb. 20-22.
St. Mark AME Zion Church will celebrate its 125th Anniversary and Founders Day at 10 a.m. Sunday at the church, 531 S. Roxboro St. in Durham.
Durham Congregations in Action, an interfaith collaborative organization of about 60 congregations in Durham, will make special visits to various places of worship through Sunday.
Hundreds of people packed the sanctuary at Duke Memorial United Methodist Church Wednesday night for “Sacred Conversations: Because Black Lives Matter.”
Durham Congregations in Action reinstalled officers for another term during its annual banquet Tuesday night at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. Hundreds of people attended the annual banquet for the collaborative organization of about 60 congregations, and learned about DCIA’s support of new initiatives.
J. Kameron Carter, an associate professor of systematic theology and Black Church Studies at Duke Divinity School, said he would try preaching rather than give an academic lecture to Durham Congregations in Action at its annual banquet meeting Tuesday night at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church downtown.
Seven Durham churches are participating in the 2015 Congregational Wellness Challenge for their spirit, soul and body, organized by DurhamCares, the Clergy Health Initiative at Duke Divinity School and Bull City Forward.