Lifestyles: Faith

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.

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 ...