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, March 1, 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
email@example.com for more information. (Another Circles of Hope and Healing session will be held on April 5.)
The JCC Women’s and Men’s Groups will hold a joint meeting on Friday, March 2, 10–11:30am, at the Levin Jewish Community Center (1937 W Cornwallis Rd). Gerhard Weinberg will give a talk on Persistent Myths of WWII. Call 919-354-4936 or click here to view the March calendar.
If you enjoy quiet meditation or “being,” you might want to check out the Prayer Labyrinth in Duke Chapel (401 Chapel Dr) on Tuesday, March 6, between 8am and 5pm. The Labyrinth is a 40-foot circle with winding path, and is an ancient spiritual tradition in many faiths. You are welcome to take your time; the average “journey” can take from 30 minutes to a full hour. Free admission; visit the Facebook event page for more info.
A free Learn Basic Qur’an Reading for Beginners class is offered to adults by Imam Mowlid Ali every Saturday, 2–4pm, at Jamaat Ibad Ar Rahman (3034 Fayetteville St). Call 919-683-5593 or click here 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, March 13, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The JCC Women’s Group will meet on Friday, March 16, 10–11:30am, at the Levin Jewish Community Center (1937 W Cornwallis Rd). Barbara Rush will give a talk on Women at the Passover Seder.
The JCC Men’s Group will also meet on Friday, March 16, 10–11:30am. André Vann will give a talk on the African-American History of Durham. Call 919-354-4936 or click here to view the March calendar.
Durham Congregations in Action’s next Assembly Meeting/Lunch will be held on Tuesday, March 20, 11:45am–1pm, at St Joseph’s AME Church (2521 Fayetteville St). The speaker will be Michael Binger from the Society of St Andrew, which gleans farmlands and distributes fruits and vegetables to the hungry. Seven dollars will cover the cost for lunch; reserve your space by calling 919-688-2036 or by writing to email@example.com by Friday, March 16 (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, March 22, 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 Music Department of St Mark AME Zion Church (531 S Roxboro St) will present Théodore Dubois’s “The Seven Last Words of Christ: A sacred cantata for soli, choir, and orchestra” on [Good] Friday, March 30, 6pm. The featured artists will include Sandra H Brunson (soprano), Diamond Jinwright II (tenor), Jerome Witherspoon (baritone), Dr Paula D Harrell (organist), Professor Grover Wilson Jr (pianist), and the Indigo Strings. Free admission; call 919-688-6092 or click here for more info.
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 get some groceries.
Here’s where you can go if you need emergency shelter.
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: