Here’s the June lineup for the Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse’s free music concert series. This Christian-music venue is located at 2700 N Roxboro Rd, and donations are always graciously accepted. Call 919-220-2458 or visit the website for more info.
The Salvation Army of Durham (909 Liberty St) has Free Food Fridays, where people in need can receive help from 9 to 11am every Friday. You can get some canned goods, meats, drinks, snacks, hygiene items, and even pet food. Be sure to take a copy of your apartment/home lease agreement and a current photo ID; they advise that you take a strong bag as well. Call 919-688-7306 for more info.
The JCC Women’s and Men’s Groups (for retirees) will have a joint meeting on Friday, June 7, 10:30am–noon, , at the Levin Jewish Community Center (1937 W Cornwallis Rd). Jill Madsen will give a talk on Many Faces of Israel: Stories from My Recent Travels. Click here to view more events on the June calendar.
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.
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, June 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Restorative Justice Circle of Hope and Healing will meet on Wednesday, June 19, 10–11:30am, at Calvary United Methodist Church (304 E Trinity Ave). Explore restorative justice (RJ) values and work with RJ facilitators as they face challenges guiding people through rough times in their lives. Another session will be held on Thursday, June 20, 7–8:30pm. Write to email@example.com with any questions you might have.
The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham’s next Community Luncheon Roundtable will be held on Thursday, June 27, noon–1pm, in Shepherd’s House United Methodist Church’s Fellowship Hall (107 N Driver St); enter through the back entrance). 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.
Durham Congregations in Action’s next Assembly Lunch will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 11:30am–1pm, at St Titus Episcopal Church (400 Moline St). The topic for this month will be the Crisis Financial Assistance Panel. 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, February 15 (you can also pay online at dcia.org or at the door).
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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And here are all kinds of services offered to people in need: