Lifestyles: Faith

Jun. 25, 2014 @ 11:10 AM

Catholic groups aided Chapel Hill flood recovery

Heavy rains on June 30, 2013, left about 150 families in the Chapel Hill area with damage from flooding. In the year since, recovery for some families has been aided by a collaboration of groups including the American Red Cross, Catholic Charities of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh, and St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Chapel Hill.

Last July, St. Thomas More Catholic School hosted a one-day event to collect furniture donations for victims of flooding.


Jun. 18, 2014 @ 02:55 PM

Belief Briefs

  • Choirs celebrate anniversary at Mt. Calvary UCC
  • New senior pastor at Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist
  • Spiritual series at Unity Center of Peace
  • New president of Hosanna Bible College

And more ...


Jun. 19, 2014 @ 10:38 AM

DCIA supports labor issues

Raise Up for $15, the group that wants to raise wages of fast-food workers, made its case to Durham Congregations In Action at its monthly meeting this week. 


Jun. 11, 2014 @ 10:51 AM

Belief Briefs

  • Hearse procession, vigil for homicide victims
  • Cain’s Chapel to give award to DA Stanback
  • ‘The Jesus Connection: What a Friend’ VBS
  • Appreciation service for Cora S. Hunter
  • Community Life Festival June 28
  • VBS, Men’s Day at West Durham Baptist
  • VBS at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist

And more ...


Jun. 04, 2014 @ 10:06 AM

MLK's 1960 speech at White Rock Baptist, retold

In the days following the 1960 wave of sit-ins begun in Greensboro, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. visited Durham to tour downtown lunch counters and give a speech at White Rock Baptist Church.
In his Feb. 16, 1960, sermon, he urged students not to fear jail if they were arrested for standing up for their rights. He delivered the sermon at the church’s building which was later demolished for the Durham Freeway. On Sunday, King’s speech will be re-enacted at White Rock Baptist where it stands now on Fayetteville Street.
Victoria Gallagher and Matt May, professors at N.C. State University and rhetorical communication scholars, approached the church for a project they’re working on to re-create the speech digitally and study how oral recordings are perceived in different settings at different times. 


Jun. 04, 2014 @ 03:11 PM

Belief Briefs

  • Evening prayer being held downtown
  • Bishop to preside at Mass for VBS kickoff
  • Building fund service Sunday at True Way Holy Church
  • Youth Day at Mt. Zoar Missionary Baptist
  • VBS at Christus Victor Lutheran June 15-19

And more ...


May. 28, 2014 @ 10:47 AM

Belief Briefs

  • New priests, vicars appointed to Catholic parishes
  • New pastor installation at Terrell’s Creek Missionary Baptist
  • St. Barbara Greek Festival this weekend
  • Student celebration services at Mt. Level Missionary Baptist
  • Food donations needed at Walltown food bank
  • VBS, community carnival at St. John’s Missionary Baptist
  • ‘Relationships’ session at Holland Chapel AME Zion

And more ...


May. 21, 2014 @ 10:01 AM

Belief Briefs

  • Women’s Day Sunday at Fisher Memorial UHC
  • Habitat, Housing for New Hope benefit concert 
  • London choir, former Duke Chapel dean visit to support RCND
  • Saturday night ‘Praise and Pizza’ at Advent Lutheran
  • Women’s Day, revival at Mt. Calvary Missionary
  • Parent sessions for Mt. Vernon summer camp

May. 21, 2014 @ 09:14 AM

DCIA recognizes work of YO:Durham

The merger of YO:Durham, which was started by Durham Congregations In Action, and Partners for Youth, another local nonprofit, is almost complete. YO:Durham leaders were recognized at DCIA’s monthly meeting this week, during which resolutions were also passed transferring money from YO:Durham, which received funding from DCIA, to the new venture called Partners for Youth Opportunity. The merger was first announced this past winter and will be official June 30. Both small nonprofits worked with at-risk youth – YO:Durham through internships and job training, and PFY primarily with teenagers in Southwest Durham. Partners for Youth Opportunity will incorporate the missions of both.


May. 14, 2014 @ 10:31 AM

Belief Briefs

  • UCCH choir to hold concert, go on tour
  • Homecoming at Palmer’s Grove UMC
  • Women’s conference, celebration this weekend
  • N.C. Boys Choir, Chamber Choir concert
  • Women’s Day service at Mt. Vernon Baptist
  • Poverty discussion Sunday at First Presbyterian
  • June events at North East Baptist
  • Potluck supper Saturday at Ellis Chapel UMC
  • Women’s Day Sunday at West Durham Baptist
  • Women’s Day at Community Baptist on May 25
  • Homecoming at Holland Chapel AMEZ

May. 07, 2014 @ 10:35 AM

Belief Briefs

  • Sensational Nightingales to perform
  • Prayer vigil for Carolyn Hemingway May 14
  • The Engraved concert at Berea Baptist
  • Women’s celebration at Russell Memorial C.M.E.
  • Crime prevention discussion at Mt. Gilead 
  • ‘Entertainment on the Lawn’ at old Russell School
  • Women’s/Mother’s Day service at Mt. Zoar
  • Spirituality, environment speaker Sunday at ERUUF

May. 07, 2014 @ 10:23 AM

Bishop reveals new plans for Catholic cathedral

The Most Rev. Michael F. Burbidge, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh, revealed revised plans for a new diocese cathedral in Raleigh this week. The new design is the result of a campaign soliciting feedback and pledges from parishioners at 400 churches in the diocese that stretches from Burlington to the Outer Banks.
The Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral, to be built in Raleigh near the N.C. State University Centennial Campus, will be the mother church for the diocese and the bishop’s home parish. Burbidge told media Tuesday that his hope, dream and prayer has been to build a mother church to gather all of the diocese to worship as one. There are 231,000 registered Catholics in the diocese as well as an estimated 200,000 Hispanic parishioners.


Apr. 30, 2014 @ 11:31 PM

Belief Briefs

  • National Day of Prayer event at NCCU
  • Homecoming Sunday at Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist
  • Combined choirs concert on Saturday
  • ‘Liturgical Mysteries’ author at St. Paul’s Lutheran Sunday
  • Women honored May 11 at Terrells Creek Baptist
  • Triangle Orthodox Chorale concert May 10 at St. Barbara
  • Magnolia Klezmer Band, Triangle Jewish Chorale to perform
  • Women’s Day event at New Hope Missionary Baptist
  • Activism art exhibit at St. Philip’s Episcopal
  • Children lead service Sunday at UUMC

Apr. 30, 2014 @ 10:08 AM

Mt. Level Missionary Baptist turns 150

Mount Level Missionary Baptist Church was founded during one war and moved to Durham during another. Current church members aren’t sure exactly who founded Mount Level Missionary Baptist, but what they do know is it was started in 1864 – the year between the Emancipation Proclamation and the end of the Civil War. And they know it was built on the level part of a hill in Butner long before it was Camp Butner.

The historically African-American church stayed in Butner until the U.S. Army used the land for the training camp during World War II. It held its last service in the white wooden church in 1943, which was then was dismantled plank by plank and rebuilt on Hebron Road in Durham in 1944, on the north side of the city. Later, the building was bricked in, and later still the building was turned into a fellowship hall when a new sanctuary was built in 1995.


Apr. 28, 2014 @ 10:43 AM

Campus briefs

  • Duke professors earn endowed chairs
  • NCCU professors win NEH endowment
  • Morehead-Cain Foundation announces new scholars
  • Chancellor honors UNC students for academic, leadership
  • UNC professor wins Guggenheim fellowship