Belief Briefs

May. 14, 2014 @ 10:31 AM

UCCH choir to hold concert, go on tour
CHAPEL HILL — The Chancel Choir of United Church of Chapel Hill will present a pre-tour concert celebrating freedom and unity at 4 p.m. Sunday at the church, 1321 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
The concert, “Ohne Grenzen (Without Borders),” is performed in advance of the choir’s tour to Germany in June. Admission is free. The offering will support the choir’s commitment to forging friendships across borders through music.
The 50-voice choir, directed by Jennifer Anderson, will present a program of sacred music of Germany and the United States that celebrates the themes of unity and freedom across cultures. The program will include a cappella works and works accompanied by organist Mary Beth Petersen and pianist Milo Fryling. The concert looks ahead to the celebration this November to the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
On tour, the choir will present three collaborative concerts with German choirs in Rheinland-Pfalz and Baden-Württemberg and take part in the German Protestant Churches Choral Festival. The festival will finish with a massed choir sing with all the participating choirs in the Leipzig soccer stadium, under the direction of Bach’s St. Thomas church successor, Georg Biller.

Homecoming at Palmer’s Grove UMC
HILLSBOROUGH -- Palmer’s Grove United Methodist Church, 1211 Palmer’s Grove Church Road, will observe its annual Homecoming on Sunday. The worship service will preach. 

Women’s conference, celebration this weekend
DURHAM -- Emmanuel AME Church will host a women’s conference Friday and Saturday at the church, 2018 Riddle Road. Judge Patricia Evans will be the guest speaker at 7 p.m. Friday.
On Saturday, The Victorious Women’s Conference will begin at 8 a.m. with registration. The theme is “Metamorphosis of a Queen.” Workshops and entertainment will be held throughout the day. A continental breakfast and lunch will be served. The cost is $20 per person.
On Sunday, Emmanuel AME will hold its Women’s Day Celebration at 10 a.m. with guest preacher the Rev. Deborah Odom, pastor of Friendship AME Church in Ramseur. For information, call Elsie Elam at 919-682-8645.

N.C. Boys Choir, Chamber Choir concert
DURHAM -- The North Carolina Boys Choir and Chamber Choir will present its annual spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Duke Chapel on Duke University’s West Campus. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65 and older and $8 for students 12 and younger. Tickets available at the door one hour before the concert, or call 919-489-0291. The concert will include works by Bach, Handel, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Bernstein, Rutter, Bairstow and others. It ends the choirs’ 43rd season. Directors are Bill Graham and Scott Mann, with accompanist David Cole.

Women’s Day service at Mt. Vernon Baptist
DURHAM -- Mount Vernon Baptist Church, 1007 S. Roxboro St., will celebrate Women’s Day during the 10:45 a.m. worship service Sunday.
The theme is “Believing God for Greater Things” with guest speaker the Rev. Linda W. Richardson, associate minister at Mt. Peace Baptist Church in Raleigh. Women’s Day will focus on autism. Also, Mount Vernon women will stand and pray in solidarity to denounce the kidnapping of the Nigerian school girls.
For information, call the church at 919-688-1823. 

Poverty discussion Sunday at First Presbyterian
DURHAM -- Gene R. Nichol of the UNC School of Law and director of the UNC Center of Poverty will be the guest speaker at 9:45 a.m. Sunday in Watts-Hill Hall at First Presbyterian Church, 305 E. Main St.
Nichol’s discussion is part of a series on poverty. He will talk about how to support Durham Mayor Bill Bell’s task force to address poverty.
The class will be facilitated by Dan Hudgins, a church member and senior policy analyst at from the Center for Aging Research and Educational Services at UNC, and associate pastor the Rev. Sam Miglarese.
For information, call the church at 919-682-5511.

June events at North East Baptist
DURHAM -- North East Baptist Church, 3204 NC 55, will celebrate Homecoming during the worship service at 10:45 a.m. June 8.
The Rev. Clarence Toomer will preach. The church will hold a revival at 7 p.m. nightly June 9-13. The Rev. Benjamin Hinton, pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Gastonia, will preach.
Also, North East Baptist will observe Father’s Day during the 10:45 a.m. service June 15. King V. Cheek, Jr. will preach.
The church’s Vacation Bible School has been scheduled for 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 16-20, with classes for children and adults. Graduation Sunday will be held at 10:45 a.m. June 22, with Tony Evans Jr. preaching. For information, call the church at 919-544-2142.

Potluck supper Saturday at Ellis Chapel UMC
BAHAMA -- Ellis Chapel United Methodist Church, 2516 Levi Lane, Bahama, will host a potluck supper from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Eat in or take out. The cost is $8 and includes meal, drink and dessert.

Women’s Day Sunday at West Durham Baptist
DURHAM -- West Durham Baptist Church, 1901 Athens St., will observe Women’s Day during the 10 a.m. worship service on Sunday. Minister Sharon-Lee Lee of North East Baptist Church will be the guest speaker. For information, call 919-682-4453.

Women’s Day at Community Baptist on May 25
DURHAM -- Community Baptist Church, 4821 Barbee Road, will observe Women’s Day at its 8 a.m. service May 25. Minister Carolyn Satterfield of Faith Gospel Tabernacle United Holy Church of Durham will give a presentation of gospel music and speak about “We walk by faith and not by sight.” The CBC Women of Faith Choir will also sing spiritual songs, and the Rev. Percy R. Chase will offer “Words of Faith.” For information, call 919-544-1319.

Homecoming at Holland Chapel AMEZ
CHATHAM COUNTY -- Holland Chapel AMEZ Church, 360 Burgess Road, Apex, will hold its annual Homecoming at 10 a.m. Sunday.
The guest speaker is the Rev. Dwayne D. Alston, an itinerant elder in the Eastern District of the Western North Carolina Annual Conference of The African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Alston is a graduate of N.C. State University and Duke Divinity School. Dinner will be served. For information, call the church at 919-362-7831. 

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