Lifestyles: Faith

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 ...

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.