Belief Briefs: Play, music, conferences at Durham congregations

Pre-Easter play at Peace MBC

The Pastor’s Aid of Peace Missionary Baptist Church is sponsoring a pre-Easter celebration featuring the play, “He is Not Dead — He is Risen,” at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 26. The play will be held at Peace, 2608 Apex Highway (N.C. 55). The program of worship and praise will include the Angels of Peace youth choir, two special soloists and a special singing group. For more information, call 919-598-9888.

African Children’s Choir to perform at Russell Memorial CME

Russell Memorial CME Church will host a performance by the African Children’s Choir at 7 p.m. April 14 at 703 S. Alston Ave. The program will feature beloved children’s songs, traditional spirituals and gospel favorites. Admission is free. An offering will be taken to support choir programs. For information, call the church at 919-682-2523 or visit

Missionary Day at Emmanuel AME

The Rosa Horry Women’s Missionary Society will celebrate their Annual Missionary Day at 10 a.m. Sunday. March 19 at Emmanuel AME Church, 2018 Riddle Road. The guest preacher will be Rev. Barbara Barbour, retired AME minister.

Conference about dementia for caregivers

The Health Ministry of White Rock Baptist Church is sponsoring a conference, “Alzheimer’s and other Dementias: Educating Caregivers, Family Members and the Community” on Saturday, March 25, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at the church, 3400 Fayetteville St. Admission is free and door prizes and lunch will be provided. Visit, or call the church office at 919-688-8136 for more information and to register.

Mental illness conference set

The 7th Annual Faith Connections on Mental Illness Conference will be held on March 31 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 940 Carmichael St. Registration is open for “Transforming Lives: Overcoming Stigma in Mental Illness,” a day-long program focused on the stereotypes, bias, stigma and silence faced by those dealing with mental illness. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and include breakfast and lunch. Register online at and visit Faith Connections on Mental Illness is a nonprofit organization dedicated to working with all faith communities to welcome, include, support, educate and advocate for individuals and families who are living with mental illness.

Organ Concert Series at New Hope

New Hope Presbyterian Church will present an Organ Concert Series to celebrate 30 years with ira Brombaugh organ. The first concert will be on Sunday, March 26 at 4 p.m., presented by Kathy Parkins, minister of music at First Presbyterian Church in Durham. The concert will include works by George Handel, Vincent Lubeck, Samuel Wesley, David Arcus and J.S. Bach. New Hope is located at 4701 NC 86. For more information, visit or call 919-942- 4710.

Family and Friends Day at Terrell’s Creek

Terrell’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church, 3419 Old Greensboro Road, will celebrate its Annual Family and Friends Day at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 19. Rev. Kevin Brown II of St. Joseph CME Church of Chapel Hill will bring the message and be accompanied by his choir and congregation. Rev. Claude Dunston is pastor.

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