White Rock Baptist Church’s annual Bach’s Lunch Thursday Organ Concerts are back! To experience a serene lunch that’s out of the ordinary, stop by the church (3400 Fayetteville St) on any Thursday this month (October 5, 12, 19, or 26) and enjoy a box lunch in the Fellowship Hall starting at 11:50am, followed by a classical-organ concert starting at 12:30 in the Sanctuary. You can order your box lunch for $4 in advance via phone, 919-688-8136, or email. If you simply want to enjoy the free concert, just head for the Sanctuary at the appointed time.
Close friends and families of homicide victims are invited to attend the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham’s Circles of Hope and Healing on Thursday, October 5, 6–8pm, at the Shepherd’s House United Methodist Church (107 N Driver St, corner of Driver and Main, back entrance). These calm healing sessions are led by a professionally trained “circle keeper.” Dinner follows each session; this is a free event. Contact Ben Haas at 919-358-1113 or
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. (Another Circles of Hope and Healing session will be held on November 2.)
The JCC Women’s Group and JCC Men’s Group will have a joint meeting on Friday, October 6, 10–11:30am, at the Levin Jewish Community Center (1937 W Cornwallis Rd). Len Rogoff will discuss Jewish Constitutional History. Call 919-354-4936 or visit the website at levinjcc.org for more info.
The Resource Center for Women & Ministry in the South holds a monthly meeting, The Art of Conscious Aging, for “women of a certain age.” The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 10, 11:30am–2pm, at the Colony Hills Clubhouse (3060 Colony Rd). This is an open group and there are no membership fees. Bring a bag lunch and be prepared to enjoy yourself and join in the conversation. Call 919-683-1236 or write to email@example.com for more information.
Durham Congregations in Action’s next Assembly Meeting/ Lunch will be held on Tuesday, October 17, 11:45am–1pm, at Mt Bethel Presbyterian Church (3541 Rose of Sharon Rd). The topic will be the Clergy Anti-Racism Program & Member Appreciation. Seven dollars will cover the cost for dinner; reserve your space by calling 919-688-2036 or by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, September 15 (you can also pay online at dcia.org or at the door).
The JCC Women’s Group and JCC Men’s Group will have a joint meeting on Friday, October 20, 10–11:30am, at the Levin Jewish Community Center (1937 W Cornwallis Rd); Len Rogoff’s topic will be Religious Test in the NC State Constitution. Call 919-354-4936 or visit the website at levinjcc.org for more info.
The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham’s next Community Luncheon Roundtable will be held in Shepherd’s House United Methodist Church’s Fellowship Hall (107 N Driver St); enter through the back entrance) on Thursday, October 26, noon–1pm. Discuss community issues and forge partnerships with others who want to work toward change. Lunch is free, thanks to CORE Catering. Call Ben Haas at 919-358-1113 or click here for more info.
The JCC Men’s Group will meet on Friday, November 3, 10–11:30am, at the Levin Jewish Community Center (1937 W Cornwallis Rd); Hillel Koren will discuss The Environment, Health, and Us. Call 919-354-4936 or visit the website at levinjcc.org for more info.
The JCC Women’s Group will meet on Friday, November 3, 10–11:30am, at the Levin Jewish Community Center (1937 W Cornwallis Rd); Orit Ramler will discuss Growing Up Jewish in Argentina. Call 919-354-4936 or visit the website at levinjcc.org for more info.
The Durham Rescue Mission plans to distribute $20 gift cards to needy Durham residents who attend their annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner. You can help by making a donation at any one of the Durham Rescue Mission Thrift Stores. Each donation will be matched dollar for dollar by the Mission, which means that your $10 donation will yield a $20 gift card, $20 will yield two, and $100 will yield 10. Click here to make your donation online, or drop it off at one of the stores listed below (all have the same telephone number, 919-401-1935):
The Durham Rescue Mission has longterm homeless shelters, and runs programs that include addiction recovery, domestic violence, Biblical counseling, vocational training, job placement, and more. The Men’s Shelter is located at 1201 E Main St, and the Women’s and Children’s Shelter is in the Good Samaritan Inn at 507 E Knox St.
Various houses of worship provide groceries at no charge for people in need, and Durham Congregations in Action has a calendar showing where you can go to get help. Just click on the buttons below:
Here’s where you can go if you and your family are in need of clothing:
And here’s where you can go for a free, hot meal: