Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Hillsborough was built in 1923. It’s a solid, one-building church with the main sanctuary entrance up several steps from outside. The fellowship hall is directly below the sanctuary. On the side is just enough space for a few small rooms, including the pastor’s office. At the side door there’s a long ramp. The parking lot is gravel, and the church’s cemetery takes up most of the ground on the property.
Bahama Baptist hosts Vacation Bible School this week
Baha’is came together to observe the Martyrdom of the Bab in Durham on Tuesday, with quiet readings, music, prayer and a few tears. July 9 marked 163 years since the Bab, which means “the gate” in Arabic, was executed in present day Tabriz, Iran.
Just over a year since Rev. Pauli Murray was named to the Episcopal Church’s book of saints, she was celebrated in the annual commemorative service at St. Titus’ Episcopal Church.
The first night of Vacation Bible School at Russell Memorial CME Church this week was more than just Vacation Bible School. It was a night of passing the baton from one longtime church layperson to another.
United Methodists passed resolutions on homosexuality and the current North Carolina General Assembly session during the 2013 North Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, June 12-15 in Greenville.
United Methodist Bishop Will Willimon is “back in the saddle and enjoying it” as senior pastor of Duke Memorial United Methodist Church in downtown Durham.
The Rev. Anne E. Hodges-Copple has just a few days left before she is consecrated as bishop suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, a jurisdiction that includes the state’s two largest cities. The ceremony will be held Saturday at Duke Chapel. She will receive more vestments than a layperson can name, including the mitre (a bishop’s hat) and crosier (the shepherd’s staff).
There’s a happy ending to the story in last week’s Faith section about two barbecue smokers stolen from Mt. Bethel Presbyterian Church and the “Bring Back the Butts” fundraiser held Friday. The stolen 84-inch smokers haven’t been recovered, but the fundraiser has paid them off and will soon bring in enough for Al Myers to purchase a new smoker for the pig pickings he does for Mt. Bethel Presbyterian and veterans groups.