Belief briefs

Apr. 03, 2013 @ 06:23 PM

Music ministry workshops Friday and Saturday

DURHAM -- Mount Level Missionary Baptist Church will present “Music Ministry in the African American Church,” a two-day music workshop and concert, Friday and Saturday at the church, 316 Hebron Road, Durham. Guest clinician is Raymond Wise, a composer, recording artist and founding director of the Raise School for the Gospel Performing Arts. Workshops are Friday from 7-9 p.m., with registration at 6 p.m. On Saturday, workshop registration begins at 8 a.m., with workshop sessions from 8:30-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Lunch on your own. Workshop Choir Concert will be at 6 p.m. Saturday.  Registration costs $25 and includes music and materials. For information, contact Alma M. Jones at or 919-824-7577.

Efird Bible study on Acts

HURDLE MILLS -- Little River Presbyterian Church will host a Bible study on the book of Acts by Rev. James “Mickey” Efird from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays on April 4, 11, 18 and 25. A reception will follow each session. The public is invited. Little River Presbyterian is at 4211 Little River Church Road in Hurdle Mills. For information, call 919-732-6523 or visit

GreenFaith leader to speak at UCCH

CHAPEL HILL -- Rev. Fletcher Harper, an Episcopal priest and executive director of GreenFaith, will talk about “The Faith Voice in Environmental Advocacy” from 7-8:30 p.m. April 10 at United Church of Chapel Hill, 1321 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Kathy Shea, co-executive director of North Carolina Interfaith Power & Light, will also be there. The motto of Green Faith: Interfaith Partners for the Environment is “Inspiring, educating and mobilizing people of diverse religious backgrounds for environmental leadership.” For information, visit

Ham and egg supper at Duke’s Chapel UMC Saturday

DURHAM -- Duke’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 807 Old Oxford Highway, Durham, will have a Country Ham and Egg Supper from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. $8/adults, $4/children ages 6-12, free for children under 6. All proceeds go to missions.

Spring revival at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist

DURHAM -- Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 2200 S. Alston Ave., Durham, will have its Spring Revival April 10-12. Services begin at 7 each night. Guest preachers are Rev. Clarence Burke from Beacon Light Baptist Church in Durham on April 10; Rev. Anthony Farrar from Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Fuquay-Varina on April 11; and Rev. Vincent Terry from Mt. Peace Baptist Church in Raleigh on April 12. The public is invited.

Israel Awareness Week includes film, talks, wine tasting, music

DURHAM -- An Israel Awareness Week program will be April 10–14, with the following public events:

--April 10: Israel in Film, “The Other Son” (2012), a story of two young men from opposite sides of the Israeli-Palestinian divide who were accidentally switched at birth. The film will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St., Durham, and followed by a panel discussion on identity with Duke University Muslim Chaplain Abdullah Antepli, Rabbi Daniel Greyber of Beth El Synagogue in Durham, and Yonat Shimron of the Religious News Service. Free.

-- April 13: Religion in Israel: A 1 p.m. talk by Israeli scholar Mishael Caspi titled “Religious Pluralism in Israel: Problems and Prospects” at Beth El Synagogue, 1004 Watts St., Durham.  Free. Also on April 13: Israel After Dark: Israeli Wine and Music, at 7:30 p.m. at the Levin JCC, 1937 W. Cornwallis Road, Durham. Israeli wine tasting followed by a concert of Israeli music at 9 p.m. performed by New York-based musician Avram Pengas.  All proceeds from this event will go to the Durham-Chapel Hill Jewish Federation’s “Hadera Project,” an effort led by the Israel Center of the Durham-Chapel Hill Jewish Federation aimed at helping Ethiopian Jews living in Hadera, Israel. A minimum donation of $25 per person is payable by April 10 online.

-- April 14: Israeli Politics: A talk, “The Arab Minority in Israel: Outlook for the Future,” by Israeli scholar Elie Rekhess, at 10:30 a.m. at Beth El Synagogue. Rekhess is the Visiting Crown Chair in Middle East Studies at Northwestern University and senior research fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Tel Aviv University. Free.

For information, contact Sandy Kessler at or 919-286-3628.

Americana musicians to perform at Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse

DURHAM – Acoustic/Americana/roots musicians Tim Fast from Minnesota and Herschel Lee Brown from South Carolina will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2700 N. Roxboro St., Durham. Artist donation. For information, visit

Pastoral anniversary at Cain’s Chapel

HILLSBOROUGH -- Cain’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate the second pastoral anniversary of Rev. Obadele and Tammy St. George with a worship service at 4 p.m. April 14 at the church, 2001 St. Mary’s Road, Hillsborough. Dinner to follow. Guest preacher will be Rev. J. W. Wilson, pastor of Mount Gilead Missionary Baptist Church of Orange County. For information, call 919-471-4564 or visit

Salad luncheon at St. Philip’s Episcopal April 16

DURHAM -- St. Philip’s Episcopal Church Women will sponsor their annual Spring Salads Luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 16 in the church parish hall at 403 E. Main St., Durham. Donations of $8. All are welcome. Cutlery will be for sale. Proceeds will benefit

ECW outreach.

Angier Avenue Baptist yard sale

DURHAM -- Angier Avenue Baptist Church, 2101 Angier Ave., Durham, will hold a church yard sale at 7 a.m. April 13. Rain date is April 20. For information, call 919-596-6430. Angier Avenue Baptist holds worship services at 11 a.m. Sundays and Bible study/prayer meetings at 4 p.m. Wednesdays.

Transforming Hope Ministries fundraiser

DURHAM – Transforming Hope Ministries has launched a “Coin Wars” fundraiser to raise money for Emma’s Home, its safe house for teenagers who have been exploited by human trafficking. Coin Wars teams at local churches and other groups are competing to collect the most coins for Transforming Hope through April 20, when they will deliver coins during a Festival at Hope event at Newhope Church in Durham. For information, visit or email

Photographer to speak about “Durham Stories”

DURHAM – Photographer Titus Brooks Heagins will speak at the Faith and Community Class at 9:45 a.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church, 305 E. Main St., Durham. He will discuss the people depicted in his photo series, “Durham Stories: Who Are Our Neighbors?” as well as the process he used in putting the series together. The portraits of East Durham residents are on display at the church through the end of April. For information, call the church at 919-682-5511.

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