Jewish seniors are invited to participate in the Levin Jewish Community Center’s Chaverim/Friends event on Wednesday, April 5, 11am–1pm, at 1937 W Cornwallis Rd. Rabbi Daniel Greyber of Beth El Synagogue will lead the annual Chaverim Seder. Seven dollars covers the cost for lunch. Call Jordana Brown at 919-354-4924 by Monday, February 6 to reserve your spot; transportation is available on request. Click here to see more JCC events for seniors.
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, April 6, 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 May 4.)
The Organization for Youth Leadership and Engagement (aka Triangle Muslims) is sponsoring a monthlong Soccer Tournament for boys and girls. Boys can compete at the elementary and middle school levels and girls can compete at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. (Elementary school teams will play without goalies.)
Games will be played on Saturdays, 2:30–4:30pm, at XL Soccer World (5600 Hillsborough St, in Raleigh). Save by signing up as soon as possible. Early registration, by or on Saturday, April 8, will have a fee of $25; regular registration, by or on Saturday, April 15, will cost $30; and site registration, by or on April 22, will cost $35. You can easily pay and register online by clicking here.
Click here to visit the Triangle Muslims website for more info (and to see more events), and contact Arif Khan or Shamaila Khan at 919-925-2279 for questions.
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, April 11, 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, April 18, 11:45am–1pm, at Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (4907 Garrett Rd). The day’s topic will be Strong Fathers. Seven dollars will cover the cost for lunch; 919-688-2036 or by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, April 14 (you can also pay online at dcia.org or at the door).
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, April 27, noon–1pm. The day’s presenter will be Dorel Clayton from Bull City United, a violence-reduction initiative. Lunch is free, thanks to CORE Catering. Call Ben Haas at 919-358-1113 or click here for more info.
As part of their service to the homeless population, Open Table Ministry has houses of worship to cook, serve, and clean up after weekly Wednesday lunches. They set up a tent along the service road by New Hope Commons (near the intersection of Hwy 15-501 and Hwy 40). Usually around 15 homeless people who live in the wooded area in the vicinity of the highways show up and have lunch with social workers and service providers. They’re also given bag lunches of nonperishable foods. These weekly lunches serve as wellness checks and, ideally, a path to connecting homeless people to services and improved lives. The houses of worship that are able to serve at least 30 people on a given Wednesday can sign up after visiting opentableministry.com. Open Table Ministry’s slogan is: Inviting broken people to break bread together.
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: