Confirmation Class – Congregational Resource Mapping Project

February 1-28

Please help the students investigate what knowledge, skills, abilities, passions, and gifts God has installed at Blacknall. The results of this survey will help us all better imagine how church looks/functions as a body and see the Body of Christ at work in our community. You may participate on the post-it note display in the Upper Atrium or at tinyurl.com/ConfirmationProject. Information provided is confidential to the extent the specificity of your answers affords. The class will provide a report to the congregation in March. Please join us in this fun and important work!

Durham Crop Hunger Walk

Sunday, March 25, 2:30 p.m. | Duke Chapel

Sign up here or in the Lower Atrium for this annual 5 mile walk around Durham to raise funds to help end hunger in our community and around the world. Contact: Doug Koenig.

Sanctuary Closed for Repairs – Worship in Fellowship Hall

Our Sunday morning worship will be held in the Fellowship Hall again as steel plates are being added to two cracked beams in the Sanctuary ceiling. As of today, the best guess is that we will be back in the Sanctuary for Sunday, February 25. Feel free to peek through the open Sanctuary doors on Sunday to see the work in progress!

Calling All Artists

Would you like to share or create a piece of art related to the Scriptural Way of the Cross stations? The Scriptural Way follows Jesus along his journey to the cross and allows us to engage with the story of Jesus’ passion during Lent. The first few stations are Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus, Betrayed by Judas, is Arrested, and Jesus is Condemned by the Sanhedrin.

View the rest of the stations and sign up here.

Emily & Kyle Hamilton Potluck Lunch

Sunday, February 18, 12:15 p.m. | Fellowship Hall

Connect with Emily & Kyle, Blacknall-supported missionaries with Congo Initiative. Read more about Emily & Kyle on their blog.

Communion & Healing Service

Sunday, February 18, 6:30 p.m. | Fellowship Hall

Please join us for the celebration of the Lord’s Supper with the opportunity to receive prayer for yourself and others. This service takes place the 3rd Sunday of every month.

Please note the service will be held in the Fellowship Hall due to repairs taking place on the Sanctuary ceiling.

Lenten Services

Wednesdays, February 21-March 21, 7-7:30 p.m. | Fellowship Hall

Come and worship as we journey together toward Easter. If you are interested in childcare, please contact Beth Solie.

Please note that the Lenten Suppers are cancelled until the Sanctuary ceiling is repaired and the Lenten Service is able to move back into the Sanctuary. Thank you for your understanding!

Ash Wednesday Service

Wednesday, February 14, 7-7:30 p.m. | Fellowship Hall

A service marking the beginning of Lent, followed by the imposition of ashes. Please note the service has been moved to the Fellowship Hall due to repairs of the Sanctuary ceiling.

Childcare provided through age 4.

Officer Elections

Thanks to all those who participated in this year’s process of choosing those among us who will fill the specific roles of Elder and Deacon, through serving on the Nominating Committee, making recommendations, standing for office, and voting. As a church body of imperfect humans, we seek to follow God’s will through prayer, sharing about one another’s gifts, encouragement to be available to the Spirit’s leading, and leaning on the confidence that He will prosper our church and those in it. Year after year, God graciously provides excellent candidates for these offices and the congregation expressed overwhelming support for everyone who was on the ballot.

The outcome of the Officer Elections is as follows:
Class of 2021 Deacons – Kris Barman, Maria Bradshaw, Barb Eyster, Bill Shively, John Shoenfelt, Ryan Stults
Deacon for one-year term 2018-19 – Bob Leslie
Class of 2021 Elders – Chris Blumhofer, Pete Gerend, Don Hoover, Donna Mutter, Paula Rinehart
Welcome to all the new officers.

4th & 5th Grade Girls Bake Sale 

 Sunday, February 11, 9:30-11 a.m. | Atrium & Commons

Bring cash/check and pick up delicious, homemade goodies in time for Valentine’s Day. Proceeds go to VBS at La Fuente Church in Mexico City, which will be led by a Blacknall team in July. Last year we raised $700+, thank you for your generosity!