Devotional Art Workshops

Saturday, March 15 | **CLASS FULL**
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the Blacknall Community Room

Saturday, April 26
12:30-4 p.m. in the Blacknall Community Room
Click here to register through CCB

carriersLocal artist Phaedra Taylor will combine scripture reading, prayer and time of silence to open the morning. Then participants create a small piece of art on panels of wood using a process called “Encaustic Painting.” To see examples, go to Cost for the workshop is $25 (checks payable to BMPC). Space is limited to 20 people. She is willing to offer another workshop after Easter if this event fills. Contact:

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Women’s Bible Study Christmas Brunch

Thursday, December 5
9:30-11:30 a.m.  |  Blacknall’s Fellowship Hall

IMG_1301There will be a delicious brunch followed by Christmas worship and a reflection by Camille Bishop, missionary, author, and teacher. We will also have a special outreach with friends from Reality Ministries, so please bring a few dollars for their sale. Friends are welcome! Childcare is available starting at 9:15 a.m. Questions? Contact Melissa Hartemink (; 919-416-8458)

New Sunday Evening Women’s Study!

WBS bookSunday Evening Study for Women – Strong Women, Soft Hearts
First Sunday of the Month starting October 6
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall
Come explore how God stirs in the deepest longings of your heart and uses those to draw you deeper into Him, shaping His purposes in you. With the book, Strong Women, Soft Hearts as a backdrop, we will look at the themes of desire, vulnerability, fear, trust, and the need to feel in control. The gatherings include a short talk and plenty of time for discussion around themes so much at the hart of our walk with God. This is for women in all ages and stages, and we encourage you to come and invite a friend. Leaders are Betsy Poole, Kim Dunderdale, and Paula Rinehart. Childcare is available. To register for yourself or childcare, click here. If you would like to purchase a book online, please click here. Questions? Contact Margaret Frothingham.

Women’s Bible Study – Register now!

Women’s Bible Study begins soon!  Goodie Bell and Janise Matyas Smith will co-teach a study of Ruth and Esther at  this fall.  Meetings will be on Thursday mornings, 9:15-11:30 a.m. from 9/12 to 12/5.   Childcare is provided. Fee for the semester is $15.  Click here to register through CCB. If you already registered, please stop by the Lower Atrium starting this Sunday, August 25, to pay your registration fee and pick up your study guide!  Questions?  Contact:  Melissa Hartemink ( or 919 416 8458).


Wednesday Evenings Out with Blacknall women

Bring your friends to Wednesday Evening Out with Blacknall women!  This is the perfect place to meet new friends in an informal setting.

Wednesday, June 12
“Fabulous Jewelry Party
7-9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall

Drop in and make a pair of earrings, a necklace, or a bracelet.  Bring broken jewelry for quick repair. Enjoy being with new and old friends and come away with fabulous new jewelry. The event is free, and supplies and tools will be provided. If you have beads, findings or tools and supplies, please bring them. Questions? Contact Shelly Epps. Childcare is available (6:45 – 9:15 p.m.), but please register your kids by emailing Beth.

Wednesday, June 19
7-9 p.m. at Cocoa Cinnamon (420 W. Geer Street, Durham)

Come refresh yourself with that staple every woman needs: chocolate! We’ll sit outside and hang out on one of Durham’s hippest corners. Coffee and pastries also available. Questions? Contact Traci Hoover.

Thursday Morning Summer Playgroups around Durham

Thursday Morning Summer Playgroups around Durham have begun!  This is a kid-friendly chance to meet up with other parents and children at 10 a.m. on Thursday mornings. People bring their own drinks and snacks and bad weather cancels the event. If you would like the list of meeting times and locations, contact Beth Solie.

Women’s Gospel Choir

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, or Donna Rice (919-286-4140).


Blacknall Stitchers April Meeting

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 Maundy Thursday Worship Service

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

A Day of Worship with the Women of Blacknall and St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church

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  Please invite friends, neighbors and family to come and enjoy the worship that evening!  All are welcome!