Thursday Morning morning activities around Durham have begun! This is a kid-friendly chance to meet up with other women. If you would like to sign up to host an event at a pool or a park (for example, be the host for a Thursday morning at Oval Park, 9:30-11:30), contact Beth Solie. People bring their own drinks and snacks. If some activities (such as a pool visit) involve a fee, please include that. Bad weather cancels the event. Contact Beth Solie (919-286-5586) if you would like to be on the mailing list for these events.
Another opportunity for the Blacknall/St. John’s Women’s Gospel Choir!
Saturday, May 18, 4-6 p.m.
Mandatory Rehearsal Monday, May 13 at 7 p.m. at St. John’s
It is a gift and a privilege that we have been invited to sing again on Saturday, May 18 (4-6 p.m.) for Rev. and Mrs. Daniels’ pastoral celebration at St. John’s. Our combined choir will be one of several musical offerings. The goal is to glorify God together. You do not need to have sung with the group before to join in this event, and please feel free to invite a friend. There is a mandatory rehearsal Monday, May 13th at 7 p.m. at St. John’s. This will be fun too. If you are interested or have questions, or wonder if your participation matters, please contact Margaret email@example.com, or Donna Rice (919-286-4140).
Saturday, April 27
9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Ray Wilkin’s Home (2957 Welcome Drive, Durham)
All are welcome! Contact: Ray Wilkins (919-489-3084)
Women’s Bible Study invites you to a Maundy Thursday worship service on the morning of March 28. We will meet in the Sanctuary from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. followed by food and fellowship in the Fellowship Hall from 10:30 to 11:30. Please join us! Childcare is provided beginning at 9:15.
Questions? Contact Melissa Hartemink (919 416 8458 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Saturday, March 2
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Women’s Gospel Workshop (led by Kendra Husband)
1:00 p.m.: Lunch
4:45 p.m.: Rehearsal
6:30 p.m.: Gospel Worship Service (Reception to follow.)
Last fall at our women’s retreat, Kendra Husband led Blacknall and St. John’s women in a gospel choir for Sunday worship. It was fantastic. Saturday, March 2, Kendra will return and teach songs in a Saturday morning workshop at Blacknall (9:30 a.m.), followed by lunch together. We’ll return in the evening (4:45 p.m.) to rehearse again and host a worship service for both churches (6:30 p.m. at Blacknall). A reception follows. Other questions? contact Margaret at 919-286-5586 or email@example.com. Please invite friends, neighbors and family to come and enjoy the worship that evening! All are welcome!
Saturday, March 9
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the Parlor
Blacknall women are invited to an afternoon of fellowship focused on grief and hope in the wake of pregnancy loss. We will begin by hearing from a few members of our congregation who have experienced pregnancy loss, and we will conclude our time together with worship. If you have any questions or would like more information about the event, please contact Rebecca Gurney, firstname.lastname@example.org, (Blacknall intern in pastoral care) or Margaret Frothingham (919-286-5586) email@example.com. Childcare is available by request. If you plan to come, please RSVP to Rebecca Gurney.
Faith Connections on Mental Illness is presenting a day-long workshop to help faith communities engage, encourage, and serve persons who suffer from mental illness and those who care for them. Clergy, lay leaders, individuals, and professionals are encouraged to attend. “Faith, Mental Illness, and The Journey Toward Wholeness,” will be held on Friday, March 8, 2013 at St. Thomas More, 940 Carmichael St., Chapel Hill, NC. The keynote speaker, who is both a nun and a licensed psychologist, will discuss the role of faith and spirituality in treating mental illness. Four other mental health experts will also present. Lunch is included in the $20 registration, due by Feb. 15. Late registration is $30. Professional credits are optional for an additional $20 via Wake AHEC. Register online at www.wakeahec.org or call 919-350-0461 for a mail-in form. Faith Connections on Mental Illness is an inter-faith coalition of faith communities whose mission is to work with all faith communities to welcome, include, support, educate, and advocate for individuals and families who are living with mental illness. Visit faithconnectionsonmentalillnes