Lifestyles: Faith

Oct. 01, 2014 @ 12:42 AM

Belief briefs, Oct.2

The North Carolina Conference-Black Methodists for Church Renewal will host the 46th annual meeting of the Southeastern Jurisdiction of Black Methodists for Church Renewal Oct. 30-Nov.1 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Durham.

Sep. 24, 2014 @ 10:01 AM

Power in churches of all sizes, says leading pastor

The size of a pastor’s congregation is not a measure of his or her power, the Rev. Calvin O. Butts III said during Duke Divinity School’s Office of Black Church Studies annual Gardner C. Taylor Lecture Series.

Butts gave the keynote lecture of the event this week in Goodson Chapel at Duke Divinity. He is pastor of Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York City and president of the State University of New York College at Old Westbury.

Sep. 23, 2014 @ 06:39 PM

Belief Briefs

  • High Holiday services with Chabad
  • Michael Burkhardt to lead hymn festival
  • Revival at New Life Chapel
  • Auditions for N.C. Boys Choir
  • New series at Unity Center of Peace
  • Testimony music trio at Rose of Sharon Baptist
  • Blessing of the Animals Oct. 3 at St. Thomas More Catholic

And more ...

Sep. 18, 2014 @ 09:30 AM

Books roundup: Southern forests, and Southern food

N.C. State University professors Stephanie B. Jeffries and Thomas R. Wentworth invite readers to “learn how to see through an ecological lens” in their guide “Exploring Southern Appalachian Forests: An Ecological Guide to 30 Great Hikes in the Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia” (UNC Press, $22, paperback). In their introduction, they explain how they seek to give readers the same experience they give their students in their course Forest Ecosystems of the Southern Appalachians. In that field course, they ask students “to interpret a forested landscape.”

Sep. 17, 2014 @ 10:41 AM

Starting High Holidays with ‘The Shpiel’

Representatives from Durham and Chapel Hill’s Jewish congregations will share personal stories in an event to start off the High Holidays. The Shpiel storytelling event will be held Saturday night at the Levin Jewish Community Center.

Sep. 17, 2014 @ 09:47 AM

Belief Briefs

  • Filipino Catholic community to celebrate saint
  • Prayer vigil Friday for Nigel Scarlett
  • Jazz Vespers Sunday at White Rock
  • Church anniversary of Terrell’s Creek Missionary Baptist
  • Liberation theology panel at Duke Divinity
  • Fall, Food, and Music Festival Oct. 4 at McMannen UMC

And more ...



Sep. 10, 2014 @ 10:07 AM

Belief Briefs

  • NCCU chancellor to speak Sunday 
  • Palestinian theologian, pastor from Bethlehem to speak 
  • Family and Friends Day Sunday at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist
  • Cameron Grove Baptist celebrates Family Day
  • Pastoral anniversary at New Life Christian Center
  • Grandparents Day service Sunday at West Durham Baptist
  • Homecoming at Duke’s Chapel UMC on Sunday
  • Gospel appreciation service at Bell Yeager Freewill Baptist

And more ...

Sep. 03, 2014 @ 10:59 AM

‘The Upper Room’ devotions, 365 in one book

Found stacked in many a United Methodist Church narthex, “The Upper Room” mini magazines offer daily devotionals two months at a time. They are published by Upper Room Books, which also publishes an annual “The Upper Room Disciplines” book that includes devotions for every day of the year. The Rev. Taylor Mills, pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church in downtown Durham, is the clergyperson behind a week of devotions in “The Upper Room Disciplines: A Book of Daily Devotions 2015.”

Sep. 03, 2014 @ 10:14 AM

Belief Briefs

  • Homecoming of St. Mary’s Chapel
  • Community Arts Festival at Trinity
  • Male chorus anniversary, cancer workshop
  • Concert Tuesday at Yates Baptist
  • Transforming Hope Ministries to hold ball
  • Awana program at Edgewood Baptist
  • Youth Arts Explosion performance at Mt. Vernon
  • Family and Friends Weekend, revival at Holland Chapel 

Aug. 27, 2014 @ 10:51 AM

Belief Briefs

  • New Muslim chaplain at Duke
  • Labor Sabbath this weekend
  • Stars of Faith celebration Sunday
  • Sanctuary Outreach Ministry topic of RCND roundtable
  • Pastor’s anniversary at North East Baptist
  • New music series at Chapel in the Pines
  • Russell School Day, yard sale at Cain’s Chapel MBC
  • Red Cross shelter course offered at White Rock Baptist

And more ...

Aug. 27, 2014 @ 10:47 AM

‘Outsider’s faith’

The Rev. Jeremiah Wright preached about an outsider’s faith in a sermon Tuesday night at Peace Missionary Baptist Church in Durham. It was part of two days of speaking events for the Apex School of Theology. Wright is pastor emeritus of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, and who received national attention as pastor of the church the Obamas attended.


Aug. 20, 2014 @ 11:09 AM

DCIA considering changes to events, meetings

Durham Congregations In Action, the collaborative group of about 60 congregations of multiple faiths, is re-examining how it builds “interreligious cooperation.”

Aug. 20, 2014 @ 09:47 AM

Belief Briefs

  • Episcopal Church of the Advocate celebrates first women priests
  • Pilgrim UCC taking ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
  • New rector at St. Luke’s Episcopal
  • Cookout Saturday at Morning Star MBC
  • University UMC celebrates music director

And more ...

Aug. 13, 2014 @ 10:20 AM

Ark of Safety reaches out in a new way

Sherry and her husband, Cliff Farrington, are co-pastors of Ark of Safety Christian Church, a nondenominational church previously located on West Chapel Hill Street. The church is on Humphrey Street now, and three miles away is a new way to reach out to youth: The Ark Enrichment & Resource Center for Youth and Families. The Ark center, which branched off from their Ark of Safety Outreach Ministry, opened in June at 612 Gary St. off Liberty Street. The one-story building has rooms for tutoring, a computer lab, office space and basement kitchen and area for group events. Sherry Farrington’s sister and daughter run a beauty parlor and hair salon next door, and told her the building was available.

Aug. 13, 2014 @ 10:03 AM

Belief Briefs

  • Jeremiah Wright to preach in Durham
  • Vigil Thursday for couple killed in December
  • DCIA to honor Rabbi Friedman
  • Berea Baptist hosts screening of ‘God’s Not Dead’
  • Author Carl Weber coming to Barnes & Noble

And more ...