Lifestyles: Faith

Mar. 05, 2014 @ 09:09 AM

Belief Briefs

  • Founders Day at Apex School of Theology
  • Lenten programs at St. Titus’ Episcopal
  • Women’s Day Celebration at Mt. Level Missionary Baptist
  • Former dean to speak at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist
  • And more ...

Feb. 26, 2014 @ 04:34 PM

Belief Briefs

  • Small Baptist churches to merge Sunday
  • Fisher Memorial UHC celebrates 130 years
  • Grey Stone Church drops Baptist from name
  • Ash Wednesday at Christus Victor Lutheran
  • World Day of Prayer event at Dickerson Chapel AME
  • Efird study on Acts during Lent
  • 100 Men in Black concert March 9 at McMannen UMC
  • Georgetown priest to speak on Ignatian spirituality
  • Brunswick stew dinner at Pleasant Green UMC March 8
  • ECLA hosts ‘Forward Together’ faith conference in Raleigh

Feb. 26, 2014 @ 09:31 AM

Duke Divinity student wants focus on pastoral care of abuse survivors

Adam Baker is a third year Duke Divinity School student preparing to graduate in May with a master of divinity. He is also a former child and adolescent therapist, and saw an area of pastoral care not addressed during his classes. So Baker organized a conference, “Sanctuary for the Sexually Abused: An Introduction to Pastoral Care,” which will be held this weekend at Duke Divinity.
When planning began, he was hoping that 35 to 50 people would register.


Feb. 26, 2014 @ 09:21 AM

‘The Book of Mormon’ on stage plays for laughs, but in reality being missionary is hard work

Thousands of people went to see the hit Broadway musical “The Book of Mormon” when the tour came this month to the Durham Performing Arts Center. The comedy from the creators of “South Park” makes jokes at the expense of missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or Mormons.
Rather than take offense, six local Mormons who have been real missionaries said they’re more concerned about clearing up misunderstandings. None of them has seen the musical, but they do know what it’s like to be a missionary.


Feb. 19, 2014 @ 08:34 AM

Faith groups urged to support farm workers

Triangle Friends of Farmworkers is urging clergy to find ways of engaging their congregations with information and support of farm workers during March. Jennifer McGovern of TFF spoke at the monthly meeting of Durham Congregations In Action this week at Durham Mennonite Church.


Feb. 18, 2014 @ 10:58 PM

Belief Briefs, Feb. 20

Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, 5218 Efland-Cedar Grove Road in Cedar Grove, will host Financial Peace University beginning March 2. Financial Peace University is a nine-week program on personal finance for people to manage their money better, eliminate debt and build wealth. 


Feb. 12, 2014 @ 07:03 PM

Belief Briefs

  • Valentine’s Day Big Band Bash at St. Paul’s Lutheran
  • First female pastor of Emmanuel AME
  • Educator Cheek to speak at North East Baptist
  • DCIA to discuss farmworkers at Tuesday meeting
  • Grief support group series starts Tuesday
  • Womanist theologian to speak at Presbyterian churches
  • Black History Month program Feb. 23 at Community Baptist
  • ‘Night of Forgiveness’ at Farrington Road Baptist
  • Rose Butler Browne Education Day on Sunday

Feb. 12, 2014 @ 05:28 PM

Group aims to educate about keeping church, state separate

Last year two state legislators from Rowan County submitted a resolution calling for a state religion, which contradicts the U.S. Bill of Rights. The resolution was dismissed, but it was enough for a retired clergyman to take action.

The Rev. Rollin Russell, a retired United Church of Christ minister, has started up an Orange-Durham Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.


Feb. 12, 2014 @ 10:25 AM

Duke student to preach from the chapel pulpit

A Duke University senior from Asheville has been chosen for Student Preacher Sunday at Duke Chapel. Hannah Ward, a religion major who is pre-med, will preach from the chapel pulpit at the 11 a.m. worship service on Feb. 23. It will be her first time preaching not just at Duke Chapel, but preaching at all.
It’s exciting, said Ward, whose sermon, “Everybody’s Perfect,” is the first sermon she has written. It is based on Leviticus 19: 1-2, 9-18, which includes the Ten Commandments, and Matthew 5: 38-48. She will preach about what perfect looks like through God’s eyes.


Feb. 05, 2014 @ 01:17 PM

Spelling bee, pun competition part of annual comedy festival

Is there humor in a spelling bee? There may be when improv artists, standup comedians and sketch comics moderate the competition.


Feb. 05, 2014 @ 11:16 AM

Belief Briefs

  • Free health fair at St. Mark AME Zion on Saturday
  • Appreciation service for True Way Holy Church pastor
  • Deacon ordination Sunday in Roxboro
  • 105th anniversary of Ebenezer Missionary Baptist
  • Author to speak at Hillsborough Presbyterian book club
  • ‘42’ screening, discussion Wednesday
  • And more ...

Feb. 05, 2014 @ 10:05 AM

DCIA calls for justice, helping the poor

The largest collaborative faith organization in Durham held its annual banquet meeting this week, with a speaker calling for justice. Durham Congregations In Action installed new officers, presented donations to hunger relief groups and listened to a keynote speech by Eboni Marshall Turman. DCIA has 60 member congregations and spiritual communities.


Jan. 29, 2014 @ 11:45 AM

Belief Briefs

  • Voter education event Saturday at Mt. Level Missionary Baptist
  • DCIA banquet rescheduled for Monday
  • Antioch’s annual Red and White luncheon Feb. 6
  • ‘The Butler’ screening, discussion at Mt. Vernon Baptist
  • Pastor installation weekend at First Baptist in Chapel Hill
  • Extra RCND lunch, Circles of Hope and Healing both meet Feb. 6
  • Apex School of Theology preaching event in Durham
  • El Futuro leader to discuss Hispanic services
  • Aging plans, issues discussed in Temple Baptist workshop
  • ‘Solutions to Violence’ talk in Chapel Hill Feb. 14

Jan. 29, 2014 @ 11:09 AM

Congregations host speakers in town for Moral March on Raleigh

Two local congregations will host visitors coming to the Triangle for the N.C. NAACP’s Moral March on Raleigh/HKonJ People’s Assembly to be held on Feb. 8 in downtown Raleigh. United Church of Chapel Hill and Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship have also scheduled visitors to speak at local services during the weekend.
At United Church of Chapel Hill, the Rev. Nick Carter, president of Andover Newton Theological School, will preach at the 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. services Feb. 9 at the church, 1321 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Andover Newton is in Massachusetts and affiliated with the United Church of Christ and the American Baptist Church.


Jan. 22, 2014 @ 05:16 PM

Belief Briefs

  • Winter Walk for The Homeless is Saturday
  • Anniversary at Paynes Chapel A.M.E.
  • Church preschool open house
  • Love and relationships program at White Rock 
  • Deacons, deaconess and trustee day at Cain’s Chapel
  • School of the Arts students in concert at UCCH Sunday