Belief Briefs

Apr. 02, 2014 @ 02:51 PM

Tuesday Night Preaching at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist
DURHAM -- Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 2200 S. Alston Ave., will host a series this month called Tuesday Night Preaching. Services begin at 7 p.m. Participating preachers and congregations are: the Rev. Rodney Coleman, pastor of First Baptist Church in Chapel Hill on April 8; the Rev. Sir Walter Mack Jr., pastor of Union Baptist Church in Winston-Salem on April 15; and the Rev. Vincent Terry, pastor of Mount Peace in Raleigh on April 22. For information, call Ebenezer at 919-596-2131. The Rev. Cornelius E. Battle Sr. is pastor.

Ham and eggs at Duke’s Chapel UMC Saturday
DURHAM -- Duke’s Chapel United Methodist Church will hold a Country Ham & Egg Supper from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the church, 807 Old Oxford Highway in Durham. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children 6 to 12, free for children under 6. All proceeds go to missions.

Spring revival at Victorious Life Fellowship
DURHAM -- Victorious Life Fellowship Church will hold Spring Revival services at 7:30 p.m. April 10 and April 11.  The theme is “It Shall Spring Forth.” The church is at 3329 Chapel Hill Boulevard Service Road, Suite 101.
Pastor Joanne Daniels of Divine Grace Ministries in Durham, will preach on April 10, and Pastor Sherri Allgood of True Worship Ministries in Biscoe will preach on April 11. For information, contact the church at 919-599-7910.

Holy Week at University Presbyterian
CHAPEL HILL -- University Presbyterian Church, 209 E. Franklin St., will hold special worship services for Holy Week and Easter.
Services begin April 13, Palm/Passion Sunday, with 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship. A Maundy Thursday service will be held at 7:30 p.m. April 17, with communion. A 7:30 p.m. Good Friday service on April 18 is a service of Tenebrae. Easter services will be held at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. April 20 and include the One Great Hour of Sharing, a special offering that helps support the work of Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the Self-Development of People program and the Presbyterian Hunger Program.
For information, visit or call 919-929-2102.

Pastors preach nightly during ICFC Holy Week services
APEX -- The Interdenominational Community Fellowship of Churches annual Holy Week services will be held at 7 p.m. nightly April 14-18 at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 581 New Hope Church Road in Apex.
Speakers are the Rev. Harry White Jr., pastor of Watts Chapel Baptist Church in Raleigh on April 14; the Rev. Carson Jones, pastor of Coley Springs Baptist Church in Warrenton on April 15; the Rev. Rodney Coleman, pastor of First Baptist Church in Chapel Hill on April 16; the Rev. Franklin Williams Jr., pastor of Roanoke Chapel Baptist Church in Jackson on April 17; and the Rev. Gary Brown, pastor of host church New Hope Missionary Baptist on April 18. For information, call the church office at 919-362-7074.

Blood drive, chicken dinner fundraiser at Fletcher’s Chapel UMC
DURHAM -- The Girl Scouts of Fletcher’s Chapel United Methodist Church will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 11:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. April 13 at 1919 Fletcher's Chapel Road in Durham. Call 919-688-3186 to schedule an appointment, or just drop in.
Also, the Methodist Men and Women of Fletcher’s Chapel UMC will hold a barbecue chicken fundraiser for missions from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 12. Dinners cost $8 and can be picked up at Billy's Mart (Cheek/Burton roads), Four Points (Highway 98/Patterson) or the church on Fletcher’s Chapel Road. If you eat-in at the church, desserts and drinks are included.

Mt. Vernon Baptist youth to tour colleges over spring break
DURHAM -- Mount Vernon Baptist Church, 1007 S. Roxboro St., will hold a Community Send Off College Tour Rally at 7:15 a.m. April 14 in the sanctuary.
The tour is in honor of the late Jay Rogers, who was National Teacher of the Year in 1971. Forty-two high school students, including 10 who are members of Mt. Vernon, will spend their spring break April 14-18 touring HBCUs in the South. They will also visit historic and tourist sites.
For information, call the church office at 919-688-1823. 

Mother-daughter retreat April 25-26
HILLSBOROUGH -- Ebenezer Baptist Church will host a mother-daughter retreat April 25-26 on its North Campus, 7500 Schley Road, Hillsborough. The theme is “Being God's Girl In This Crazy World” and will offer tools for mothers to provide daughters about understanding their worth and true beauty. For information, visit its Facebook event site at or call 919-698-9326 or 919-599-9144.

Holy Week at St. Titus’ Episcopal Church
DURHAM – St. Titus’ Episcopal Church will begin Holy Week with Palm Sunday services at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. April 13 at the church, 400 Moline St. A noon service on April 16 will include the Very Rev. Michael J. Battle, vicar of St. Titus’, preaching about spirituality and health. A Maundy Thursday service of Stripping of the Altar will be held at 7 p.m. April 17, and a Good Friday service will be held at noon April 18. On Easter, April 20, there will be a 7 a.m. service outside, weather permitting, followed by breakfast. A 10 a.m. service on Easter will include Eucharist and reception.

Eastern Star, Mason Prince Hall hold combined Holy Week service
DURHAM -- The 24th District Order of the Eastern Star and Mason Prince Hall Affiliates will hold a combined Holy Week service, the “7 Last Sayings of Christ From the Cross” at 7:30 p.m. April 16 at Beacon Light Missionary Baptist Church, 403 Cook Road.
The Rev. Clarence H. Burke is pastor. District Deputy Grand Matron is Cynthia Williams, and District Deputy Grand Master is Derek Burgman. For information, call Elder Michael Ratlif at 919-638-8315 or the Rev. Carolyn Harris at 919-641-5535.

UCC conference on LGBT issues in Chapel Hill
CHAPEL HILL -- United Church of Chapel Hill, 1321 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill, will host a workshop Saturday on LGBTQI concerns for congregations in the Southern Conference of the United Church of Christ.
The Rev. Michael Schuenemeyer, executive director of the UCC Office for Health and Wholeness Advocacy, and Andy Lang, executive director, United Church of Christ Coalition for LGBT Concerns, will lead the workshops and forums beginning at 9 a.m.
For information, contact Minister Gail D. McAfee at Schuenemeyer will also speak at the UCCH adult forum at 10 a.m. Sunday. For information, visit or call 919-942-3540.

Singing celebration for evangelist at Faucette Memorial
DURHAM – Faucette Memorial Church, 2124 Charles St., will host a “32 Years of Singing Anniversary Celebration” for Evangelist Julia Ross at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Performers include Rising Generation of Holly Springs, Faith of Holly Springs, The Harrington Family of Apex, Arleen Blackwell & God’s Choice of Fuquay-Varina, Mario Elam of Durham, Men of Grace of Durham and the Triangle Community Choir of Durham. For information, call 919-949-2944.

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