Lifestyles: Faith

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 ...

Aug. 27, 2014 @ 10:47 AM

‘Outsider’s faith’

The Rev. Jeremiah Wright preached about an outsider’s faith in a sermon Tuesday night at Peace Missionary Baptist Church in Durham. It was part of two days of speaking events for the Apex School of Theology. Wright is pastor emeritus of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, and who received national attention as pastor of the church the Obamas attended.


Aug. 20, 2014 @ 11:09 AM

DCIA considering changes to events, meetings

Durham Congregations In Action, the collaborative group of about 60 congregations of multiple faiths, is re-examining how it builds “interreligious cooperation.”

Aug. 20, 2014 @ 09:47 AM

Belief Briefs

  • Episcopal Church of the Advocate celebrates first women priests
  • Pilgrim UCC taking ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
  • New rector at St. Luke’s Episcopal
  • Cookout Saturday at Morning Star MBC
  • University UMC celebrates music director

And more ...

Aug. 13, 2014 @ 10:20 AM

Ark of Safety reaches out in a new way

Sherry and her husband, Cliff Farrington, are co-pastors of Ark of Safety Christian Church, a nondenominational church previously located on West Chapel Hill Street. The church is on Humphrey Street now, and three miles away is a new way to reach out to youth: The Ark Enrichment & Resource Center for Youth and Families. The Ark center, which branched off from their Ark of Safety Outreach Ministry, opened in June at 612 Gary St. off Liberty Street. The one-story building has rooms for tutoring, a computer lab, office space and basement kitchen and area for group events. Sherry Farrington’s sister and daughter run a beauty parlor and hair salon next door, and told her the building was available.

Aug. 13, 2014 @ 10:03 AM

Belief Briefs

  • Jeremiah Wright to preach in Durham
  • Vigil Thursday for couple killed in December
  • DCIA to honor Rabbi Friedman
  • Berea Baptist hosts screening of ‘God’s Not Dead’
  • Author Carl Weber coming to Barnes & Noble

And more ...

Aug. 06, 2014 @ 10:09 AM

Belief Briefs

  • ‘Sacred Sound’ concert at Won-Buddhism temple
  • New Hope Presbyterian celebrates 258th anniversary
  • Bible class at Biscuitville
  • Upward Soccer this fall at Aldersgate
  • Afternoon concert at St. Mark
  • Taize services at St. Luke’s Episcopal
  • Organ concert Aug. 17 at St. Paul’s Lutheran

​And more ...

Aug. 06, 2014 @ 10:22 AM

‘Sisters in Christ': Durham woman is national director of Catholic Daughters

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas, a century-old Catholic women’s organization of 75,000 members, recently re-elected its national director, and she lives in Durham. Sheila Storey begins her second two-year term for the charitable group that has chapters – called courts – across the country. Storey is part of the Durham Court, which is based at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Jul. 30, 2014 @ 10:48 AM

Methodists respond to border crisis with donations

The North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, which includes the Eastern half of the state, is collecting socks and underwear to send to the U.S./Mexico border.

Jul. 30, 2014 @ 10:37 AM

Belief Briefs

  • National Night Out at Russell Memorial
  • Jubilee Week at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist
  • Mighty Royallettes anniversary concert this weekend
  • Yates Baptist to recognize child-care faculty
  • Terrell’s Creek Missionary Baptist Homecoming
  • Reverend to be honored Saturday
  • Gospel event Friday

Jul. 30, 2014 @ 10:38 AM

New minister named at Duke Chapel

A new ministerial position at Duke University Chapel honors a late professor and is designed to reach more students.
The C. Eric Lincoln Minister at Duke Chapel is named for man who taught religion and culture at Duke University from 1976 to 1993. He was also a scholar, pastor, social activist, novelist and hymn-writer. Lincoln died in 2000.
Joshua Lazard was chosen as the Lincoln minister and started his new job last week. Lazard, who is seeking ordination through the United Church of Christ, previously worked at Dillard University in New Orleans. 

Jul. 24, 2014 @ 12:01 AM

Belief Briefs

  • Reverend to be honored Aug. 2
  • Workshop on ministering to veterans
  • Cookout, revival at Morning Star Missionary Baptist
  • ‘Strong Fathers’ program is topic of RCND meeting
  • ‘Power of Forgiveness’ gospel event Aug. 1

And more ...

Jul. 24, 2014 @ 09:27 AM

A call for congregations to observe Labor Sabbath

On Labor Day weekend, Amy Laura Hall wants the words “labor union” to be shared during religious services during a sermon, song or prayer by a clergyperson or layperson.