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.
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 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 November 1.)
The JCC Women’s Group will meet on Friday, October 5, 10–11:30am, at the Levin Jewish Community Center (1937 W Cornwallis Rd). Sue Wartell will give a talk on Maintaining Balance.
The JCC Men’s Group will also meet on Friday, October 5, 10–11:30am. Josh Sommer will give a talk on Chordoma: From Uncommon Diagnosis to Uncommon Progress. Call 919-354-4936 or click here to see the October calendar.
McMannen United Methodist Church’s Fall Festival will be held at the church (4102 Neal Rd) on Saturday, October 6, 1–6:30pm. They’ll be selling $10 dinners (barbecue, chicken and dumplings, cole slaw, hush puppies, homemade desserts, and tea or coffee) that you can eat there or take home, and they’ll also hold a silent auction. Call 919-383-1263 or click here for more info.
Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church’s Taste of Trinity Fall Festival will be held at the church (927 W Trinity Ave) on Sunday, October 7, 11am–2pm. Along with this year’s partner, Beth El Synagogue, they’ll be selling barbeque chicken dinners, treats from the Bake Shoppe, and they’ll also cohost a silent auction of goods and services. All proceeds will benefit local nonprofits that provide food, shelter, clothing, and support to needy families and individuals. Call 919-682-3865 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, October 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, October 19, 10–11:30am, at the Levin Jewish Community Center (1937 W Cornwallis Rd). Judith Bond will lead a Discussion of Long-Distance Grandmothering.
The JCC Men’s Group will also meet on Friday, October 19, 10–11:30am. Jeff Tiberii will lead a Current Political Discussion. Call 919-354-4936 or click here to see the October calendar.
Durham Congregations in Action’s next Assembly Lunch will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 11:45am–1pm, at Asbury United Methodist Church (806 Clarendon St). The topic will be Next Steps for Durham’s Affordable Housing. 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, October 19 (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, October 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.
The JCC Women’s and Men’s Group will hold a joint meeting on Friday, November 2, 10–11:30am, at the Levin Jewish Community Center (1937 W Cornwallis Rd). Rebecca and David Rowson will give a talk on Island Life Unlike Any Other. Call 919-354-4936 or click here to see the October 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:
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: