Lifestyles: Faith

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.

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 10:32 AM

REVIEW: An enchanting, fun time at new ‘Cinderella’


DURHAM – In the first national tour of “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” the musical gives audiences a fun, enchanted evening. It’s on stage at the Durham Performing Arts Center through Sunday. Go see it, and take the family, too.

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 09:11 AM

Belief Briefs

Harvest giveaway Saturday at St. Joseph AME

DURHAM -- Saint Joseph AME Church, 2521 Fayetteville St., Durham, will sponsor a Community Harvest Giveaway from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Items to be given away for free include clothing, food and household items. There will also be a presentation on domestic violence. For more information, call the church at 919-683-1379.

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 08:57 AM

Habitat for Humanity interfaith build for Thanksgiving


DURHAM – Durham Congregations In Action was part of forming Habitat for Humanity of Durham in 1985, and shared information about the housing organization as part of its series on affordable housing at its monthly meetings this year.

Nov. 12, 2014 @ 04:59 PM

Belief Briefs

  • Turman to preach at Covenant Homecoming
  • Homecoming weekend at Fisher Memorial UHC
  • Men’s Day Sunday at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist
  • Walltown Neighborhood Ministries service, food drive
  • Anniversary, initial sermon at North East Baptist
  • Christmas bazaar at Hillsborough UMC
  • ‘Listening for Grace’ at Duke Memorial
  • CWS field director to speak at UCCH
  • St. Matthew’s Episcopal feST Dec. 6-7


Nov. 06, 2014 @ 12:30 AM

Belief Briefs

  • Harvest Festival Saturday in Cedar Grove
  • Moss guest preacher at revival
  • Refuge in Philippines during Holocaust discussion at Duke
  • Baha’is observe Birth of Baha’u’llah
  • Emmanuel AME choir anniversary
  • Botswana women guests at St. Titus’ Episcopal
  • Ordination service at Bahama Baptist for worship minister
  • NCCU Campus Ministry gala Dec. 6
  • Veterans’ Day service at West Durham Baptist

​And more ...

Nov. 05, 2014 @ 09:07 AM

Some Methodists hope to ‘change the heart’ of the UMC about LGBT

In the United Methodist Church’s Book of Discipline, same-sex marriage is not allowed, nor are LGBT clergy. The General Conference of the UMC denomination may take up the issue at its next conference in 2016, but until then, some United Methodists are still hoping to change the heart of the church.

Oct. 29, 2014 @ 11:10 AM

Outcomes highlighted by CAN assembly

Almost 500 people gathered in the Emily K. Center in Durham to receive an update from the Durham Congregations, Associations and Neighborhoods on Tuesday evening.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 11:01 AM

Belief Briefs

  • Davis to be installed at Mount Zoar
  • St. Joseph’s Episcopal starts Taize service
  • City of Joy adds services in Knightdale
  • Holy Ghost Weenie Roast on Friday
  • Latin jazz concert at Iglesia Unida de Chapel Hill
  • Domestic violence seminar Saturday
  • Hallelujah Party on Friday at Braggtown Baptist
And more ...


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 09:32 AM

DCIA looks at affordable housing by proposed light rail

As the public input part of plans for light rail in Durham progresses, Durham Congregations In Action is taking on the issue of affordable housing. Durham has a strategy for affordable housing near light rail transit stations. DCIA members learned more about the project and what they can do to advocate for more affordable housing in Durham.


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 09:29 AM

Emmanuel AME hosts Think Pink Sunday

Members of Emmanuel AME Church in Durham celebrated their second annual Think Pink Sunday on Oct. 12. Breast Cancer Awareness was acknowledged with testimonials called "Having Their Say" by the church’s four breast cancer survivors, shown in this photograph sitting behind the pink blanket donated to the church by a member.

Oct. 22, 2014 @ 09:16 AM

Belief Briefs

  • First Calvary Baptist celebrates 130 years
  • Trunk-or-treat at Berea Baptist on Saturday
  • Halloween-themed services at UU church
  • Fall festival on Saturday at Duke’s Chapel UMC
  • Lord’s Acre service at Terrell’s Creek Missionary Baptist
  • Fall festival on Sunday at Fletcher’s Chapel UMC

And more ...