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Thursday Morning Women’s Bible Study begins 9:30-11:15 a.m. Thursday, September 14 and ends with a Christmas brunch on December 14. Topic of study is the book, Nehemiah : Rebuilt and Rebuilding, by Kathleen Nielson. This is a 10-week study, set in the time of the return from exile. “Nehemiah is not only an example of great leadership; his story shows us in living color God’s sovereign plan to work through his people for his redemptive purposes in Jesus Christ.” The areas of focus this year are depth in scripture study and small groups. Let’s have fun, too! Childcare is provided, birth through age 4. Cost is $20/semester, collected on the first day.

Contact: Susan Kinghorn, WBS Moderator

Friday Night Movie August 25

Friday August 25, 6-8:30 p.m.

The hospitality committee is graciously hosting Mary Poppins – come cool off and enjoy the show! This is not just for families with young children- young, old, singles, couples- all are welcome, and please bring friends! Lemonade and popcorn provided.

Summer Story Stations

This summer, every one of us, young and old alike, has an opportunity to imagine the parables and miracles of Jesus. We will eat foods particular to the story, make art, read books, and experience the story through all five senses. The Story Stations are for everyone. Grab someone young or old, with or without children, or whose children are grown, and ask them to experience them with you! You won’t want to miss this chance to walk through scripture together.

Station Schedule:

June 4 & 11: The Miracle at the Wedding at Cana/ The Parables of the Great Banquet & 2 Sons in the Vineyard
June 18, 25 & July 2: Jesus Calms the Storm/Parable of the Good Shepherd
July 9 & 16: Jesus Heals the Paralytic/ Parable of the Good Samaritan
July 23 & 30: Jesus Feeds 5,000/ Parables of the Sower & Mustard Seed
August 6 & 13: Jesus Heals Blind Bartimaeus & Parables of the Great Pearl & The Treasure


Summer Reading: Old Testament Studies

Dig deeper into the Old Testament at home this summer — Follow our summer sermon series by drawing on these books and videos:

The Bible Project:

Fee, Gordon and Stuart, Douglas: How to Read the Bible Book by Book, A Guided Tour

Kaminski, Carol. Casket Empty. Old Testament Study Guide

Lloyd-Jones, Sally: Jesus Storybook Bible (A children’s bible so popular they’ve re-released it in a “grown up” format as The Story of God’s Love for You.)

Take some time to watch the Bible Project video, to read the overview in one of these books, or just to read the OT on your own!



Memorial Weekend Brunch Potluck

Sunday, May 28, 10 a.m. | Fellowship Hall

Join us for fellowship and yummy food! Bring a breakfast treat to share. No nursery or Sunday School classes.

St. Joseph’s Breakfasts for Homeless Neighbors

Can you scramble eggs and brew coffee? Consider lending your talents to St. Joseph’s over the summer as we help prepare and serve breakfast for our homeless neighbors during the week.

The need is for a few people to help on a regular basis beginning in May. If we get enough response, we could have Blacknall teams who take a morning of the week or of the month. Or, individuals could be asked to fill in as needed.

If interested, contact James Todd (

May | June Newsletter

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Highlights include:

  • “Our Centennial House has Become a Home!” – Anne Paulson
  • “Faces & Names: Seeing God in Diverse Cultures” – By Hank Humphrey, Vangie Lunn, & Linda Demarest
  • Great Day of Service Photos

Summer Reading Group

Thursdays, May 18-July 20, 9:30-11:15 a.m.
Blacknall Fellowship Hall

Register by May 11.

Let’s gather for casual discussion as we read  “Long Days of Small Things: Motherhood as a Spiritual Discipline” by Catherine McNeil.  The hope is to rotate group facilitators so that leadership is shared week to week. Childcare is provided, please include names and ages when you register. Participants purchase their own books, which are available on Amazon. Contact: Meredith Milke.

About the book – “Rich, soul-inspiring practices for moms who have neither quiet nor time.Bleary-eyed from lack of sleep, without a moment of peace and quiet, you wonder if the spiritual life you crave is even possible. But God sees you. He designed this parenting journey, after all. He understands the chaos of motherhood. Catherine McNeill invites you to connect with God right here, in the sacred mundane of every mothering moment.”

Congo Potluck Lunch

Sunday, April 30, 12:30 p.m. | Fellowship Hall

Let’s welcome back David Dunderdale, David Eagle, Doug Koenig, and John Shoenfelt from their recent trip and learn more about what the Lord is doing through Congo Initiative in Beni.

Great Day of Service

Saturday, April 29, 7:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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Join a Blacknall volunteer team serving alongside our Durham ministry partners.  A great opportunity to get to know others in a meaningful way, to invite friends who might like to help, and to experience first-hand what God is doing in our local community. Childcare  for ages 4 and under until noon, when we’ll gather at Iglesia Emanuel for lunch (2504 N. Roxboro Street).


7:45     Meet at Blacknall

8:00     Brief devotional/ worship service

8:30     Project teams on site

12:00   Complete projects

12:15   Child care at Blacknall ends

12:30   Lunch at Iglesia Emanuel


Contact: Bo Harrison