Belief Briefs

Mar. 12, 2014 @ 09:59 AM

Diocese receives award to launch A Moveable Feast
DURHAM -- The Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina’s A Moveable Feast program has received $25,000 from Trinity Wall Street, the Episcopal church in New York City. The one-time award is one of four Wildcard Awards that Trinity gave to “innovative organizations that hold promise as agents of positive change … to support a social action initiative that needs seed money to get started or grow. A Moveable Feast is a spiritual endeavor focused on reaching young adults by feeding both body and soul,” according to the Trinity announcement.
A Moveable Feast will create a mobile campus ministry at four universities to offer food hospitality and sacred space via a roaming feast/communion service operated out of a bus with kitchen facilities and chapel space. It also plans to engage young adults to become pastors of the mobile ministry and to help local parishes develop sustainable ways of reaching out to campuses.
The four campuses to be visited by A Moveable Feast are N.C. Central University in Durham, Barton College in Wilson, UNC-Pembroke and Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte.

World Day of Prayer event rescheduled
HILLSBOROUGH – The observance of the World Day of Prayer, a global, ecumenical movement of Christian women to observe it on the first Friday in March, was postponed last week because of the ice storm. It has been rescheduled for noon Friday at Dickerson Chapel AME Church, 100 E. Queen St. in Hillsborough. It is a collaborative event including women from several churches. There will be a service followed by a light lunch.

Faith Connections on Mental Illness conference March 28
CHAPEL HILL – The Faith Connections on Mental Illness 4th Annual Conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 28 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 940 Carmichael St. in Chapel Hill. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Harold Koenig, Duke University Medical Center professor and director of the Center for Spirituality, Theology, and Health. Other speakers are Warren Kinghorn, an assistant professor at Duke Divinity School and psychiatrist at the Durham VA Medical Center; and Tonya Armstrong, Union Baptist Church minister of congregational care and counseling and director of the Armstrong Center for Hope. Registration costs $35 and includes lunch. Professional credits available. To register, visit or

Men’s Conference Celebration at Russell Memorial
DURHAM -- Russell Memorial CME Church will celebrate its annual Men’s Conference Celebration Friday through Sunday. The theme is “Building God’s Temple in Today’s Society: Christian Men Stepping Up in the 21st Century Church.” Events include an evening of gospel and jazz music at 7 p.m. Friday at the Lyon Park Community Center, and an 8:30 a.m. breakfast workshop and a free 3 p.m. concert featuring The Voices of Freedom Gospel Choir from the University of Connecticut at the church on Saturday. The guest speaker at the worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday worship service will be Dr. Leo Pinkett, general secretary of the CME Church Department of Ministry to Men. The church is located at 703 S. Alston Ave., Durham. The Rev. Wayne A. Williams is pastor. For information, call 919-682-2523.

Male Chorus anniversary at Peace Missionary Baptist
DURHAM -- Peace Missionary Baptist Church’s Male Chorus will celebrate its anniversary at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the church, 2608 Apex Highway, Durham. Peace, pastored by the Rev. William E. Daye, invites the community to the worship and praise service. For information, call 919-598-9888.

Wellesley College Choir to perform benefit concert for Genesis Home
DURHAM -- The Wellesley College Choir will perform a benefit concert for Genesis Home at 7:30 p.m. March 24 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1200 W. Cornwallis Road in Durham. A suggested donation of $5 will be accepted at the door to benefit Genesis Home families and children. This is Genesis Home’s 25th anniversary.

New spring event at Hillsborough UMC
HILLSBOROUGH -- Hillsborough United Methodist Church will celebrate spring with a new event from 3 to 7 p.m. March 22 on the church grounds, 130 W. Tryon St., Hillsborough. There will be children’s activities, a concert, a silent auction, barbecue, desserts and crafts. The concert begins at 4 p.m. and includes a presentation on the church’s history.

Inclusion camp at Levin JCC receives grant
DURHAM -- The National Inclusion Project is partnering for the third year with Camp Shelanu at the Levin Jewish Community Center in Durham for “Let’s All Play —Inclusion in Recreational Programs.”
As part of the initiative, the National Inclusion Project provides a program model, expertise and an award of $6,000. Camp Shelanu will use the grant to provide training to camp staff, hire inclusion staff and increase awareness of the program.
Camp Shelanu also provides scholarships to campers with special needs. About 100 campers, with and without special needs, will be together for all camp activities, including swimming, art, sports, cooking, music and nature. Levin JCC is fully accessible, including a ramp entry into both outdoor pools. 
Last summer, the partnership allowed 52 campers with special needs to be part of the camp. For information, visit, or contact Madeline Seltman, camp director, at, or 919-354-4938.

Oxford, Raleigh pastor will have show on CW22
RALEIGH -- Bishop Garland O. Heggie, founder and senior pastor at Community Fellowship Christian Church, will be on the new television show, “The G.O. Heggie Show,” to air on CW22 at 7:30 a.m. Mondays beginning March 24. Talk show topics will include health and fitness, music, fashion and faith.
Heggie founded Community Fellowship Christian Church in 2000, which has locations in Oxford, Louisburg and Raleigh. Heggie is an Oxford native and was ordained by the County Line Missionary Baptist Association in 1998. For information, visit

Pleasant Green UMC Brunswick stew dinner rescheduled
DURHAM – Pleasant Green United Methodist Church has rescheduled its Brunswick Stew/Chicken and Dumplings dinner for 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the church, 3005 Pleasant Green Road in Durham. Stew for sale by the quart and dinner of stew and chicken and dumplings costs $8.50 for adults and $4 for children under 10. For information, call the church at 919-383-5764.

Second Edition Quartet to perform at Leesville Road Baptist
DURHAM -- The Second Edition Quartet will perform at 7 p.m. March 29 at Leesville Road Baptist Church, 6211 Leesville Road. A love offering will be taken. The Second Edition Quartet performs Southern gospel music.

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