Lent is a season of preparation for our celebration of the Lord’s resurrection on Easter by taking time to practice habits that will help us to walk more closely with Christ and with one another. Two of those habits are sharing a meal and worshiping together on Wednesday evenings. Come eat and worship as a way to journey together during the Lenten season.
Wednesday Evening Services
7-7:30 p.m. | February 10-March 16 | Sanctuary
Lenten services begin on Ash Wednesday, February 10, and continue through March 16. Childcare provided for infants through age 4.
Parking is available in the Duke Human Resources Lot. Please be mindful of street parking signs.
6-7 p.m. | February 10-March 16 | Fellowship Hall
Share Wednesday night meals together during Lent. The first and last suppers (February 10, March 16) are potluck, and the others (Feb 17, 24; March 2, 9) are simple suppers. Vegetarian options are available. Cost is $3/person and $10/family. Payment accepted at the door.
Would you like to host a supper? Sign-up on the volunteer form.
Contact: Margaret Frothingham
Lenten Discipleship Groups
Short-term small groups that aim to help us deepen our walk with Christ in gatherings for sharing, study, and prayer. Since they occur during Lent, a six-week period of preparation for Easter, these groups also aim to help us become people who are better able to respond to God’s boundless love for us.
Groups will gather at Blacknall for six weeks on Thursdays at 12-1 p.m. and 7-8 p.m.
Find more information on the announcements page.
What: Lenten Discipleship Groups are short-term small groups that aim to help us deepen our walk with Christ in gatherings for sharing, study, and prayer. Since they occur during Lent, a six-week period of preparation for Easter, these groups also aim to help us become people who are better able to respond to God’s boundless love for us.
When: Groups will gather at Blacknall for six weeks on Thursdays at 12-1 p.m. and 7-8 p.m.
Meeting details: Groups will gather to share, study, and pray together. A facilitator will lead a discussion of a simple curriculum. Our study will focus on five of the parables that Jesus taught while making his own journey toward the events of Good Friday and Easter. Childcare will be available.
Many of our already-existing small groups plan to follow this study. If one of those time slots does not work, we encourage you to gather some friends in your neighborhood or at your work or school, and start your own group! The curriculum will be available to all.
Curriculum: Week One; Week Two; Week Three, Week Four; Week Five; Week Six
Blacknall will always have worship at 11 a.m. If the weather is bad enough for other services and activities in the area to be cancelled, please check the website or recorded message in the Church Office (919.286.5586) after 6:30 a.m. If the 8:30 a.m. service and Sunday School are cancelled, all other scheduled activities for that day are also cancelled.
Women’s Winter 2016 Newsletter is available to download!
Read about upcoming opportunities to gather in fellowship.
The January | February 2016 Newsletter is now available! Highlights include:
- Pastor’s Letter from Allan Poole
- Deep Common Journey articles on Durham Interfaith Hospitality Network, Congo Initiative, and International Students, Inc.
- Poems from Kathy Huff and Martha Carlough
- Snapshots of our new members and from the advent wreath workshop
Download the newsletter
Thursdays, January 21-March 3, 6-8:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall
Blacknall, in partnership with International Students, Inc. (ISI), is sponsoring a Marriage Alpha course. The course is set in an intimate atmosphere where each couple shares a candlelit meal and responds together to practical talks that are informative and fun.
The course will be limited to 20 couples, half from ISI and half from Blacknall. We are encouraging Blacknall to bring a couple from outside Blacknall with them.
Sunday, January 3, 9:45 a.m., Fellowship Hall
Everyone is invited to bring finger foods or snacks to share. No Sunday School or childcare during the Sunday School hour on January 3. For more information, contact Betty Renfer (919.362.4568).
Artwork by Guido da Siena, “The Adoration of the Magi”, circa 1275-80
Sunday, December 27, 11 a.m.
The entire Blacknall family (kids included!) is encouraged to participate in worship together at 11 a.m. There will be no 8:30 a.m. service or Sunday School.
Childcare provided for infants through age two.
Thursday, December 24, 5:30 & 7:30 p.m., Sanctuary
Join us for for candlelight, carols, and communion as we prepare to celebrate Christ’s birth.
Childcare provided for infants through age four.