Lifestyles: Faith

Jan. 07, 2015 @ 06:18 PM

Belief Briefs: New pastor at New Mt. Zion Baptist

Rev. Latonya McIver is the new pastor of the New Mount Zion Baptist Church, 305 Walker St., Roxboro.

Jan. 07, 2015 @ 06:09 PM

A ‘nuanced conflict’: Play looks at complexity of Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Try finding a way to explain the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians and you will run across discussions of the one-state or two-state solution, settlements, the intifada, and more than 100 years of history.

Jan. 01, 2015 @ 04:33 PM

Pastor issues call for a ‘new emancipation’ at New Year service

 On the 152nd anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the audience at Peace Missionary Baptist Church listened Thursday as a local pastor and religion scholar called for a “new emancipation” for this time.

Dec. 31, 2014 @ 06:02 PM

Belief Briefs: Emancipation Service set New Year's Day

The Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Durham and Vicinity will host its Annual Emancipation Service at 11 a.m. Jan. 1 at Peace Missionary Baptist Church, 2608 Apex Highway.

Dec. 24, 2014 @ 12:56 PM

Thousands celebrate Christmas Eve with Summit Church

Some 2,000 people attended the morning Christmas Eve service of The Summit Church, the first of three services held Wednesday at the Durham Performing Arts Center. Several hundred volunteers worked to help direct parking, bag wet umbrellas on the rainy day, and usher people to their seats. The service included spoken word, testimony, music ranging from electric guitars to rap, and a sermon by senior pastor, Rev. J.D. Greear.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 06:42 PM

Belief Briefs: A rundown on area church Christmas offerings

Variety of performances, services planned at area churches this weekend and beyond in conjunction with Christmas.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 06:38 PM

Christmas Eve services celebrate coming of Christ

Candles, carols, communion to be featured at many area Christmas Eve services.

Dec. 10, 2014 @ 06:57 PM

Belief Briefs: A rundown on Christmas offerings by area churches

Belief Briefs: Worship, fellowship and music offerings for Yule season around the area.

Dec. 10, 2014 @ 04:39 PM

Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham looks to 2015

The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham finished out its monthly roundtable discussions for the year by looking for new opportunities to connect faith organizations and the community’s anti-violence efforts.

Dec. 10, 2014 @ 09:21 AM

Hanukkah festival at JCC on Sunday: Activities for all ages

Hanukkah, the commemoration of the miracle of oil lasting eight days for the rededication of the Temple, will be celebrated with a festival Sunday at the Charlotte and Dick Levin Jewish Community Center.

Dec. 10, 2014 @ 08:11 PM

REVIEW: ‘Annie’ musical a nostalgic rendition of the classic National tour at DPAC

December 2014 is an “Annie” Christmas, with “Annie” the new movie coming out later this month and “Annie” the musical on stage through Sunday at the Durham Performing Arts Center.

Dec. 03, 2014 @ 09:16 AM

Catholic diocese to break ground on new cathedral

RALEIGH – The Catholic Diocese of Raleigh will break ground on the Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral on Jan. 3 on Nazareth Street in Raleigh. There will be a Rite of Blessing and Groundbreaking with Bishop Michael F. Burbidge presiding. Sacred Heart Cathedral in downtown Raleigh, which seats 323, will still be used, but the new large cathedral will be the location for major diocesan celebrations as it will be the mother church. The Raleigh Diocese, which includes Orange and Durham counties, includes 500,000 Catholics. For images of the to-be-built cathedral, visit

Dec. 03, 2014 @ 09:10 AM

Christmas gifts for every student at W.Va. school


CHAPEL HILL – A teacher at St. Thomas More Catholic School in Chapel Hill has spent the past eight years organizing a Christmas outreach project for children in West Virginia’s impoverished coal mining country.

Nov. 26, 2014 @ 09:32 AM

Blue Christmas service at Andrews Chapel UMC

DURHAM -- Andrews Chapel United Methodist Church, 6702 Leesville Road, Durham,

Will host a Blue Christmas Healing Service at 5 p.m. Dec. 14. Anyone going through a rough time during the holiday season is invited to come and receive a message of comfort and prayer, said Rev. Sung Moy, pastor of the church. Also, Andrews Chapel UMC will present a Christmas cantata at 6 p.m. Dec. 7. Its Christmas Eve candlelight service with Holy Communion will be held at 5 p.m. Dec. 24. For information, call Moy at the church office, 919-596-8249, or visit

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 03:24 PM

DCIA recognizes service of Rev. Joe Hensley


DURHAM – Rev. Joe Hensley Jr., assistant to the rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, is leaving Durham to become rector of St. George’s Episcopal Church in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Hensley was recognized this week by Durham Congregations In Action, the collaborative Durham faith group where he has served as an officer and active member. Hensley is also a familiar face at Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham gatherings, and has led vigils that remember the lives of homicide victims.