Many listeners of jazz speak of their first encounter with the music in terms of a conversion experience. One hears stories, from listeners and musicians, of a particular recording or performance that drew them into the music, and transformed their way of listening.
Durham Ministers In Prayer will lead prayers on the National Day of Prayer from noon to 12:50 p.m. at the Durham Convention Center Plaza, 301 W. Morgan St., Thursday, May 7.
In “Renewable: One Woman’s Search for Simplicity, Faithfulness, and Hope,” Eileen Flanagan writes a memoir about decades of her life, focusing on how serving in Botswana in the Peace Corps in the 1980s is connected to her recent involvement in Quaker environmental activism.
The last worship service in Duke Chapel before it closes for a year-long roof and ceiling restoration will be at 11 a.m. Sunday. Rev. Luke Powery, the chapel dean, will preach on “The Great Loving Church.”
As Lois and Elbert Wethington processed down the aisle of Duke Chapel together Thursday afternoon to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary, the bride thought about the first time she walked that aisle, on a rainy Wednesday evening in 1945.
Durham Congregations In Action has launched a Feed and Read campaign to pair congregations with local schools to provide literacy tutoring and food.
The Triangle Brass Band will perform during the 11 a.m. service Sunday, April 26 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 215 N. Church St.
Orange Congregations in Mission to walk for hunger: About 286 households regularly receive groceries through Orange Congregations in Mission, which will hold its annual A Walk For Hunger on April 26 on the Riverwalk in downtown Hillsborough.
The 100 Men In Black male chorus will perform at 4 p.m. April 26 at Russell Memorial C.M.E. Church, 703 S. Alston Ave., to help celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Male Chorus of Russell Memorial.
The Durham-Chapel Hill Jewish community’s annual Yom Hashoah Holocaust memorial commemoration will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 19 at Beth El Synagogue, 1004 Watts St. in Durham. The program features the personal story of survivor Zev Harel.
The day after the Duke men’s basketball team won the NCAA national championship, the dean of Duke Chapel offered his congratulations. Rev. Luke Powery moderated a panel discussion Tuesday about “Christian Prayer and Unity,” first noting that they were not there to talk about if prayers helped Duke win the championship, though he did congratulate the team.
In the last Holy Week before Duke Chapel undergoes a year-long renovation to replace the roof of the university cathedral, its Good Friday tradition continued. Amid tour groups and blossoming trees, hundreds gathered on the chapel quad for the annual Stations of the Cross and service on Friday.
Passover, the eight-day Jewish holiday celebrating their liberation from slavery in Egypt, begins at sundown Friday, April 3.
Easter, Holy Week, Passover services, events are on tap this week at area congregations.
The Furniture Project, with a name that describes just what it is, is growing and needs volunteers. A ministry started by Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the project collects furniture donations and distributes the furniture to those who need it most — once-homeless people getting set up in a new home.