The Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance will host an Emancipation Day Service at Peace Missionary Baptist Church (2608 Hwy 55) on Monday, January 1, 11am–12:30pm. The guest speaker will be Dr Paul Lowe Jr from Shiloh Baptist Church.
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, January 4, 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 February 1.)
The JCC Women’s Group will meet on Friday, January 5, 10–11:30am, at the Levin Jewish Community Center (1937 W Cornwallis Rd). Gregg Warshaw will give a talk on Memory Problems Associated with Aging. Call 919-354-4936 or click here to view the January calendar.
The JCC Men’s Group will also meet on Friday, January 5, 10–11:30am. Nortin Hadler will give a talk on How to Stay Well Despite the Healthcare System.
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, January 9, 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.
The JCC Women’s Group will meet on Friday, January 19, 10–11:30am, at the Levin Jewish Community Center (1937 W Cornwallis Rd). Jennifer Bremer will lead a discussion on Redistricting in NC. Call 919-354-4936 or click here to view the January calendar.
The JCC Men’s Group will also meet on Friday, January 19, 10–11:30am. Henry Greenside will lead a discussion about astronomy.
Durham Congregations in Action’s 2018 DCiA Annual Banquet will be held on Tuesday, January 23, 6–8pm, at Duke Memorial United Methodist Church (504 W Chapel Hill St). You can park behind the church; please use the Memorial St entrance under the long, brown canopy. Mayor Steve Schewel will be the keynote speaker. The cost is $15; RSVP by Friday, January 19 by calling 919-688-2036 or by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Italian food will be on the menu, and you can choose a vegetarian meal. You can pay when you arrive or online; click on the “Donate” button and type “Banquet” in the info field.
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, January 25, 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.
A special Service of Prayer for Christian Unity will be held on Thursday, January 25, 7pm, at Yates Baptist Church (2819 Chapel Hill Rd). The Rt Rev Anne Hodges-Copple, Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, will deliver the sermon. An offered will be collected for the CROP Hunger Walk and Church World Service, which helps resettle refugees around the world.
Jamaat Ibad Ar Rahman will hold its Inauguration of the Fayetteville St Masjid Development Project on Saturday, January 27, 6pm, at (3034 Fayetteville St). The masjid (mosque) building will be redesigned and completely rebuilt, and the issue of flooding and water damage will be resolved. Everyone who attends will also get to see a miniature model of the future facility. Click here for more info.
The JCC Women’s Group will meet on Friday, February 2, 10–11:30am, at the Levin Jewish Community Center (1937 W Cornwallis Rd). Uliana Gabara will give a talk on Growing Up Jewish in Poland and Becoming an American. Call 919-354-4936 or click here to view the February calendar.
The JCC Men’s Group will also meet on Friday, February 2, 10–11:30am. Robert Wechster will give a talk on the History of Jews on Baseball Cards.
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: