BELIEF BRIEFS

May. 22, 2013 @ 03:27 PM

Memorial service at Lowe’s Grove Baptist on Sunday
DURHAM – Lowe’s Grove Baptist Church will hold a memorial service in its cemetery at 11 a.m. Sunday.  It will honor those who served in the military and remember members of the church family who have died since Memorial Day 2012. The Rev. Forest M. Gale Jr. is pastor. The church is located at 4430 S. Alston Ave. in Durham. For information, call 919-544-1888.
Memorial service at Sanctuary UMC on Sunday
DURHAM – Sanctuary United Methodist Church at Lakewood will celebrate Memorial Day with a special service at 2 p.m. Sunday at the church, 2317 Chapel Hill Road in Durham. Veterans are encouraged to wear their awards and decorations. Refreshments will be served after the service, which will include a duet, the Missing Comrade Ceremony, words by Lay Minister Curtis Gay and choir music. Anyone who wishes to come forward may light a votive candle in memory of a loved one while a trumpet and piano are played.
Women’s Day at Community Baptist
DURHAM – Community Baptist Church, 4821 Barbee Road, Durham, will observe
Women’s Day during its 8 a.m. service on Sunday. The guest speaker will be Portia Brandon from Shaw Divinity School. The theme for Women’s Day is “Using Our Gifts in Christian Service.” The Rev. Percy R. Chase is pastor. The community is invited. For information, call 919-544-1319.
Islamic Center recognizes Joe Harvard for interfaith efforts
DURHAM – The W. Deen Mohammed Islamic Center in Durham presented Rev. Joe Harvard the W. Deen Mohammed Service Award for Interfaith Relations at its Promoting Human Excellence Anniversary Dinner and Awards Banquet on May 18. Harvard retired earlier this month after 33 years leading First Presbyterian Church. He was recognized for his commitment to interfaith dialogue and humanitarian service. The banquet was held at the Ivy Community Center.
Summer camp at Mt. Vernon Baptist
DURHAM – Mount Vernon Baptist Church, 1007 S. Roxboro St., Durham, will hold its 2013 Summer Camp Parent Information and Registration Session from 9 a.m. to noon June 1 in the church chapel. The seven-week camp is held from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays June 24-Aug. 9. Cost is $90 per child, siblings, $85. Morning and afternoon child care available for additional cost. Breakfast, lunch and snack will be provided. Transportation is not available. The program will provide academic reading, writing, math, language arts and Algebra I and II, and enrichment activities for first- through ninth-graders. Sports activities include swimming, basketball and drum line. For information, call the church at 919-688-1823 or director Ingrid Jones at 919-943-7633. The Rev. Jerome J. Washington is pastor.
Revival, Women’s Day at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist
DURHAM – Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church’s Annual Three Night Revival will be held May 29-31 at the church, 8021 Stagville Road, Durham. Revivals will start at 7 p.m. nightly. Revivalists will be the Rev. Moses Fletcher of Tally Ho Baptist Church in Stem; the Rev. Hughes Crisp of Lipscomb Grove Baptist Church in Hillsborough; and the Rev. Percy High of New Red Mountain Baptist Church in Rougemont, respectively. Church choirs will accompany the pastors. The Rev. James W. Smith is pastor of Mt. Calvary.
Also, Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church will observe Women’s Day at 11 a.m. Sunday. Mt. Calvary’s associate minister, the Rev. Alma Forte, will give the sermon. The church will also host The 50 State Rally Program at 3 p.m. June 2. It will be a combination of history and music, followed by a sampling of foods from various states.  All are invited. For information, contact 919-471-4034, jsmith9450@aol.com or www.mtcalvary-bahama.com.
Women’s Day at Fisher Memorial UHC
DURHAM – Fisher Memorial United Holy Church will celebrate its annual Women’s Day at 11 a.m. Sunday at the church, 420 E. Piedmont Ave., Durham. The speaker is the Rev. Victoria Peterson, associate minister at Fisher Memorial. Bishop Elroy Lewis is pastor. All are welcome.
VBS, revival at North East Baptist in June
DURHAM – North East Baptist Church, 3204 Highway 55, Durham, invites youths ages 3 and up and the adult community to attend Vacation Bible School June 17-21 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The theme is “Jesus Family Reunion,” based on the scripture, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” The week will focus values of belief, encouraging, forgiving, giving, praying and obeying. Dinner will be served after each session. Transportation to and from the church will be provided for those who call the church at 919-544-2142. The Rev. Wesley Elam is pastor. Also, North East Baptist will hold homecoming at 4 p.m. June 9 with guest speaker, the Rev. Lionel Cartwright, pastor of First Missionary Baptist Church in Chadbourn. Dinner will be served after the 10:45 a.m. worship service. The church will hold a revival at 7 p.m. nightly June 10-14, with revival messenger the Rev. Dr. Benjamin Hinton, pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Gastonia. Other June events at North East include at Father’s Day celebration at 10:45 a.m. June 16 with guest speaker Elder Billy Nicholson, associate minister at City of Joy; and a graduates’ recognition at 10:45 a.m. June 23.
Yard sale in Walltown Saturday
DURHAM – Walltown Neighborhood Ministries will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at 1307 Knox St., Durham. For information, call 919-286-0332. Items for sale include clothing and household items. Proceeds will support the food bank.
Doer of the Word cookout Saturday at Solite Park
DURHAM – Doer of the Word Church will hold a Community Family and Friends Day Cookout from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Solite Park, 4704 Fayetteville Road, Durham. Food and games. Free to the public.
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