Lifestyles: Faith

Oct. 16, 2014 @ 12:48 AM

Belief Briefs

  • Rose of Sharon seeks coats for ‘border children’
  • Baha’is to observe Birth of the Bab
  • Homecoming at Mt. Zoar Missionary Baptist
  • Prayer vigil Saturday for Demario Lucas
  • Revival at One Love Ministries
  • ‘Breaking Out’ exhibit at Duke Chapel
  • Chorus anniversary at Holland Chapel AMEZ

And more ...


Oct. 15, 2014 @ 10:13 AM

Festivals, Brunswick stew mark fall church events

Fall is the season of church festivals, bazaars and special dinners to gather congregations and the community together. Here are a few opportunities in the next few weeks in Durham and Orange counties. All are open to the community.

Oct. 15, 2014 @ 08:56 AM

Transgender people of faith: Pilgrim UCC holds series on transgender stories

Pilgrim United Church of Christ, whose pastor has officiated at several newly legal same sex weddings in North Carolina this past week, has also taken up another LGBT issue: transgender and faith. On Tuesdays in October, the church is hosting “LGBTQ: Learning About Our Transgender Neighbors and Friends.” This week the topic was “Transfiguring Faith: Voices in the crossings of faith and transgender.”


Oct. 08, 2014 @ 10:34 AM

A ‘homegrown’ preaching festival for women

In its third year, Homegrown: North Carolina Women’s Preaching Festival is growing its roster of women preachers and those who come to listen, learn and fellowship.

The day-and-a-half-long festival will be held Oct. 23 and 24 at Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church in Durham, and has a strong contingent of Duke Divinity School alumni, students and faculty participating. The keynote speaker is the Rev. Eboni Marshall Turman, who is director of Duke’s Office of Black Church Studies and also serves at Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York City.

Oct. 08, 2014 @ 10:24 AM

Belief Briefs

  • Interfaith Power and Light director to speak at ERUUF
  • Homecoming Sunday at First Free Will Baptist
  • Women’s Day, Hillside Day at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist
  • Former UMC pastor Jimmy Creech to read at The Regulator
  • Homecoming at Glenn School Road Baptist Church
  • St. Thomas More Catholic needs historic dates, photos
  • Divorce support group for women
  • Parkwood UMC celebrates 53rd anniversary

And more ...


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 ...