Belief Briefs

May. 07, 2014 @ 10:35 AM

Sensational Nightingales to perform
DURHAM – The gospel group the Sensational Nightingales will sing at two different church events next week. At 6:30 p.m. Monday, the Nightingales will perform as part of Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church’s “Family Gospel Extravaganza Musical” at the church, 2200 S. Alston Ave. Community choirs and other special guests are slated to appear on the program. For information, call the church at 919-596-2131. The Rev. Cornelius E. Battle Sr. is pastor.
Then at 7 p.m. Tuesday, the Sensational Nightingales will sing at St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church, 917 Onslow St. The Rev. Robert L. Daniels is senior pastor.

Prayer vigil for Carolyn Hemingway May 14
DURHAM -- The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham will hold a prayer vigil honoring the life of Carolyn Hemingway at 6 p.m. May 14 at 3421 Glasson St. in Durham.
Hemingway was fatally stabbed on Feb. 26. She was 62 years old and is remembered for her generous, selfless care for others.
The vigil will be led by the Rev. Joe Hensley of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. The purpose of the prayer vigil is to honor her with “presence and prayers, to offer comfort to her family, friends and neighbors, and to affirm the peace with us.” All faiths and ages are welcome.

The Engraved concert at Berea Baptist
DURHAM – The Engraved band will perform at 6 p.m. May 18 at Berea Baptist Church, 5011 Fayetteville Road.
The worship band plays original songs, covers popular worship/praise songs and has contemporary arrangements for classic hymns. The free concert will be followed by fellowship. For information, call the church at 919-544-7151 or visit

Women’s celebration at Russell Memorial C.M.E.
DURHAM -- Russell Memorial C.M.E. Church, 703 S. Alston Ave., will observe its annual Women’s Conference Celebration May 16-18. Events include a fashion show at 7 p.m. May 16. The cost is $10.
A breakfast workshop will be held at 8:30 a.m. May 17. The cost is $10.
On May 18, the Rev. Pebbles Lucas of First Chronicles Community Church will be the guest preacher at the 10 a.m. worship service. The Rev. Wayne A. Williams is pastor.

Crime prevention discussion at Mt. Gilead 

DURHAM -- Action North Carolina will discuss “Crime Prevention for Seniors” at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, 404 Dowd St. The discussion will be led by the Rev. David Mitchell of Mt. Gilead. For information, call 919 688-6052.

‘Entertainment on the Lawn’ at old Russell School
HILLSBOROUGH – Singers, dancers, storytellers, poetry and more will be part of “Entertainment on the Lawn” at noon May 17 at the Russell Rosenwald School lawn at Cain’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 2001 Saint Mary’s Road, Hillsborough, but in Durham County. The event is free. Bring a lawn chair. For information, visit

Women’s/Mother’s Day service at Mt. Zoar
DURHAM -- Mount Zoar Missionary Baptist Church will hold its Women’s/Mother’s Day service at 11 a.m. Sunday at the church, 2400 Cheek Road.
The guest minister will be the Rev. Patricia Pettiford, associate minister at Union Baptist Church. The Senior Mothers of the Church will be honored. For information, call the Rev. Norman T. Davis at 919-362-7057.

Spirituality, environment speaker Sunday at ERUUF
DURHAM – The Rev. Gary Kowalski, an author and expert on science, history and eco-spirituality, will speak on spirituality and the environment on Mother’s Day during the 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services Sunday at Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4907 Garrett Road.
Kowalski is interim minister of Community Church of Chapel Hill Unitarian Universalist and exchanging pulpits for the day with ERUUF’s Rev. Deborah Cayer. His sermon, “Love Your Mother,” will examine the spiritual leanings of biologist Rachel Carson. For information, visit

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