The closing event for the Building Bridges Through Good Faith exhibit at the Museum of Durham History (500 W Main St) will be held on Friday, August 10, 6–8pm. This exhibit explores the history and community involvement of the Ar-Razzaq Islamic Center, which was the first Muslim house of faith in the state. (Its original name was Muhammad’s Mosque #34.) See Building Bridges Through Good Faith while enjoying refreshments and entertainment. Free admission; call 919-246-9993 or click here for more info.
The Agape Theatre Project presents the gospel stage play “The Amen Corner” in NCCU’s University Theater (Fayetteville and Lawson Sts). This James Baldwin classic will be performed over two weekends: Sunday, July 29, 3pm; Friday and Saturday, August 3 and 4, 8pm; and Sunday, August 5, 3pm. Tickets are $20; call 919-957-9692 or visit the website for tickets and more info.
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, August 2, 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 September 6.)
The JCC Women’s and Men’s Groups will hold a joint meeting on Friday, August 3, 10–11:30am, at the Levin Jewish Community Center (1937 W Cornwallis Rd). Daniel Knutson will give a talk on the History of Immigration. Call 919-354-4936 or click here to see the August calendar.
Shifting the Atmosphere Ministries will hold its annual Tent Revival in Rock Quarry Park (701 Stadium Dr) on Friday, August 3, 6pm; and Saturday, August 4 and Sunday, August 5, 5pm. This year’s theme is The Trust Factor, and the guest speakers will be Elder Sharon White from Wilmington and Reverend Jennifer McLean-Russ from Leland. Free admission.
A free Learn Basic Qur’an Reading for Beginners class will be offered to adults by Imam Mowlid Ali on Saturdays, 2–4pm, at Jamaat Ibad Ar Rahman (3034 Fayetteville St). Call 919-683-5593 or click here for more info.
Durham Memorial Baptist Church (133 Robbins Rd) will host Shipwrecked VBS (a vacation bible school for kids) from Sunday, August 5 through Thursday, August 9, 5:45–8:15pm. The children will learn about resilience and reliance through games, music, and fun activities, followed by a full dinner. It’s free; call 919-596-7350 for more info and to sign up.
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, August 14, 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.
It’s time to TCB @ JRC as the Judea Reform Congregation (1933 W Cornwallis Rd) prepares for the High Holy Days. Feel free to go in to “Take Care of Business” by picking up your High Holy Day member name tags, renewing your membership, reserving guest passes, and meeting the new interim rabbi, John Franken, on Wednesday, August 15 between 4 and 8pm; Thursday, August 16 between 10am and 2pm; or Sunday, August 19 between 2 and 5:30pm. You can also order your lulav and etrog (date palm fronds) for the Sukkot 8-day festival and enjoy a snack and free coffee with friends. (Sukkot will be held from Sunday, September 23 through Sunday, September 30.). Visit the Facebook event page for more info.
Durham Congregations in Action’s next Assembly Supper will be held on Tuesday, August 21, 5:45–7pm, at First Presbyterian Church (305 E Main St). The topic will be MLK, Worker Rights, and Labor Sabbath. Seven dollars will cover the cost for dinner; reserve your space by calling 919-688-2036 or by writing to email@example.com by Friday, August 17 (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, August 23, 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 Women’s Group will meet on Friday, September 7, 10–11:30am, at the Levin Jewish Community Center (1937 W Cornwallis Rd). Jeniffer Bremer will give a talk on Redistricting
The JCC Men’s Group will meet on Friday, September 7, 10–11:30am. Marc Edwards will give a talk, which will be an Introduction to Ayurved, an ancient system of medicine based in India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. Call 919-354-4936 or click here to see the August calendar.
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:
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