Apr. 24, 2013 @ 11:15 PM

Mt. Zoar Missionary Baptist hosts discussion on DPS testing
DURHAM – The Youth Department of the Mt. Zoar Missionary Baptist Church, 2400 Cheek Road, Durham, will sponsor a Student, Family & Community Panel Discussion at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Representatives of Durham Public Schools will discuss EOC and EOG testing. Durham youths are welcome to attend. Also, the Youth Department will sponsor a “Spring Culinary” event with various food at 5 p.m. Saturday. Call K.R. Cozart at 919-475-2977 for more information. 
Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham meets today
DURHAM – The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham will hold its monthly Community Luncheon Roundtable at noon today at Shepherds House United Methodist Church, 107 N. Driver St., Durham. The meeting is in the Fellowship Hall – entrance in back. Lunch is provided. All are welcome. Nikki Vangsnes of the Durham Friends Meeting Community in Action Group on Violence will give a presentation on “Healing Circle for Community Members.” For information, visit
Trinity UMC open during Preservation Durham home tour
DURHAM – Trinity United Methodist Church, 215 N. Church St., Durham, will have its historic sanctuary open from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday during Preservation Durham’s annual home tour, which focuses on downtown this year. Organ music begins at 1:30 p.m. The public is invited.
Summit Church hosts documentary, discussion on human trafficking
DURHAM – The Summit Church will host a screening of the documentary “Nefarious: Merchant of Souls,” followed by a panel discussion on responding to human trafficking at 7 p.m. Friday at The Summit’s Brier Creek North Venue, 2335 Presidential Drive, Durham. The Summit Church’s anti-human trafficking team will host a counselor-led panel discussion following the screening about how to respond to human trafficking and ways for people to get involved. For information, call 919-383-7100, email or visit
‘Reasons to Believe’ founder to preach at Chapel Hill Bible Church
CHAPEL HILL – Hugh Ross will be guest preacher for both services on Sunday at the Chapel Hill Bible Church, 260 Erwin Road, Chapel Hill. Ross is an astrophysicist, Christian apologist and founder of Reasons to Believe. He will present “Cosmic Reasons to Believe in Christ” at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service and “Genesis and Science: Enemies or Allies” at the 11:05 a.m. service. For information, visit
Presbyterian seminary president to speak Saturday
DURHAM – The Rev. Brian Blount, president of the Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, is the guest speaker Saturday at a fundraising dinner for Covenant Presbyterian Church. The dinner is the start of Covenant’s capital campaign to eliminate its mortgage, which has six years left on it. Blount will speak about the relationship between Union seminary and the Triangle. The dinner, which includes music, will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Durham Convention Center downtown. Tickets are $40 each, and churches can reserve tables with 10 seats. Reservations may be made through the Covenant church office, 919-682-1484.
Peace Missionary Baptist Pastor’s Aid service Sunday
DURHAM – Peace Missionary Baptist Church’s Pastor’s Aid will celebrate its anniversary at 4 p.m. Sunday at the church, 2608 Apex Highway (N.C. Hwy 55) in Durham. The community is invited to the service of worship and praise. The Rev. James Smith from Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Durham, will provide the message. The pastor of Peace is the Rev. William E. Daye. For information, call 919-598-9888 or visit
Sexual integrity talk at Christian Assembly Church
DURHAM – Christian Assembly Church presents its first Worldview U lecture, “Talking To Your Kids About Sexual Integrity,” from 1-4 p.m. May 4 at the church, 5516 Roxboro Road, Durham.  The speaker is Lakeisha Blake, community education director at Pregnancy Support Services. Everyone is invited and childcare is provided.  For information, visit or call 919-471-0220.
CME education secretary to speak at Russell Memorial CME
DURHAM – Russell Memorial CME Church, 703 S. Alston Ave., Durham, will host the District Board of Christian Education Workshop at 9 a.m. on May 4. The Rev. Carmichael Crutchfield, general secretary of Christian Education of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church will lead a workshop, “What is Christian Education?” He will also deliver message during the 10 a.m. service May 5. For information, call the church at 919-682-2523. The Rev. Wayne A. Williams is pastor.
Clyde Edgerton’s fatherhood book reading at Duke Memorial UMC
DURHAM – Author Clyde Edgerton will read from his new book, “Papadaddy’s Book for New Fathers,” at 4 p.m. May 9 at Duke Memorial United Methodist Church, 504 W. Chapel Hill St., Durham. Jeff Quinn, a dad from Duke’s Center for Child & Family Policy, will talk about the importance of fathers on early development. Creative ways for congregations to involve fathers will be included. The event is also sponsored by Durham’s Partnership for Children and The Regulator Bookshop. Free, but RSVP to
Women’s Day at Cain’s Chapel MBC
HILLSBOROUGH – Cain’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 2001 St. Mary's Road, Hillsborough, will observe Women’s Day on Sunday. Minister Annette Love of Northside Baptist Church will be the guest preacher on “Anointed Women of God that Fear the Lord.” For information, visit
Iglesia Hispana yard sale Saturday
DURHAM – Iglesia Hispana, a congregation at Durham Memorial Baptist Church, will hold a yard sale from 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Durham Memorial Baptist, 133 Robbins Road. Funds from the sale will help families attend a spiritual retreat at Fort Caswell. Call 919-596-7350 or visit
Women’s Day at Mount Hermon Baptist
DURHAM – Mount Hermon Baptist Church, located at 4511 Old N.C. 10, Durham, will observe Women’s Day at the 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday. Guest speaker will be Phyllis Elvington of the the state WMU. All are invited. 
The Bledsoes at Rose of Sharon Baptist on Sunday
DURHAM – Southern gospel group The Bledsoes will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday at Rose of Sharon Baptist Church, 4109 Guess Road, Durham. Free admission. For information, call 919-477-3993.
A Walk for Hunger on Sunday in Hillsborough
HILLSBOROUGH – Orange Congregations In Mission’s annual A Walk For Hunger will be held Sunday. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 201 W. King St., Hillsborough. The walk begins at 2 p.m. and continues to Gold Park. All proceeds support the OCIM food pantry and the Meals On Wheels ministry. For information, contact OCIM at 919-732-6194, ext. 10, or visit
Sportsman banquet at Edgewood Baptist
DURHAM – Edgewood Baptist Church will host its 3rd Annual Men’s Sportsman Banquet at 5 p.m. Saturday at the church, 1807 Infinity Road, Durham. Guest speaker will be Albert Long. Free sportsman dinner, door prizes and raffle. For information, call 919-471-2664.
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