Lunch Break: Conversations on work & faith

food-tea-sugar-sweetsWednesday | September 16 & November 18 | 12:00 – 1:15 p.m.

Leave your desks behind and join us in the parlor as we discuss faith in the workplace. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Goodie Bell.


Presbyterian Women’s Brown Bag Lunch

Presbyterian Women’s brown bag lunch
Monday, February 9, noon-1:30 PM
Trinity Ave. Presbyterian Church (927 West Trinity Avenue, Durham, NC 27701

We are cordially invited to join women at Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church for lunch (drinks provided) and discussion on the writings of Paul. Tommy Grimm, a former Blacknall member, and staff member at Trinity will be one of the speakers. The talk is from 12:30-1:30 PM. If you plan to come, dash off a “yes” to Sally Adkin (at TAPC) or call her at 919-286-2055.

Women’s Bible Studies Starting in January

Thursday Morning Women’s Bible Study (WBS)
Beginning Thursday, January 8
9:15 – 11:30 a.m. at Blacknall (childcare provided)
Click here to register!

sally breedloveJoin us Thursday mornings for fellowship, worship, teaching, and small groups. This semester we will use Sally Breedlove’s study guide, Imagine Jesus: Listening to Luke as He Opens Our Eyes to See. The cost for the semester is $15, which we will collect at our first meeting. Please register via CCB using the link above. Questions? Contact Kathy Mitchell (919-332-4300).

Click here for a complete archive of past WBS talks

Thursday Evening Women’s Bible Study
January 15 – April 2
7:30 p.m. in the Parlor

This study on 1 Corinthians is led by Blacknall member and Duke PhD. student, Julie Newberry.  Women are welcome to join any Thursday, and no additional materials are needed except for the bible. Questions? Contact Julie.

Gospel Choir Opportunity

Blacknall women, want to participate in the St. John/Blacknall Gospel Choir? We have been invited to sing again! Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church. This is a joint worship service with Walltown Neighborhood Ministries community food drive. If you’d like to sing, there will be one practice led by Mrs. Karen Alston (from St. John’s) the week before (TBA). If you’d like to participate, please contact Margaret.

Women’s Ministry Fall Kickoff Recording Now Available

Click the player below to listen to the recording from the Women’s Ministry Kickoff.

Rosaria Butterfield
Prayer Walking with your Neighbors

Women’s Ministry Kickoff

Thursday, September 9
7-9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall

Our Fall Kickoff Event is Tuesday, September 9! Let’s meet for a special evening with Rosaria Butterfield teaching about prayer. Rosaria is an engaging Christian speaker , scholar, advocate, and singer. Last year she joined with several Blacknall women in their neighborhood to walk and pray. All women are invited to come and enjoy making connections and praying together. If you are new to Blacknall, this is a great way to find out find out who lives in your neighborhood too! Childcare is provided. Questions? Contact Margaret Frothingham or Donna Mutter.

Thursday morning summer play group at the Eno.

Thursday Morning Play GroupsCome with or without children on July 18 at 10 a.m. to Few’s Ford on the Eno River. The park is located at the end of Cole Mill Road past Pleasant Green.  To access Few’s Ford, park in the 1st parking lot on the right. Gatherings are cancelled if weather is bad.


Women’s Ministry: Wednesday Evening Events

Summer Wednesday Evening Events These are informal gatherings which are just right to invite a friend or come solo and count on meeting new friends.        

  • Wednesday, July 9, Bethany Innes Bonnemere and Dana McCarty will lead us in a worship dance class.   No prior experience necessary.  Wear comfortable clothes. This event is at Blacknall.  Childcare is available.  To sign up, please contact Beth Solie,
  • Wednesday, July 16. Let’s meet at Cocoa and Cinnamon (420 W Geer Street) Coffee, hot chocolate, tea served in a fun atmosphere in downtown Durham near Central Park School   Traci Hoover hosts (7-9 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, July 23 Jessica Butler, Ashley Kernodle, Julie Bryce and Molly Demarest would like to host a gathering this night. Location, to be announced later!
  • Wednesday, August 13, Shelly Epps will host a beading night.  Bring your supplies and we’ll create together.  Both of these events are in the Blacknall Fellowship Hall from 7-9 PM.  More details will come later.  Childcare is available, though we ask you register.  To sign up, please contact  Beth Solie

Women’s Summer Study: Prayers in Scripture

New Summer Wednesday Morning Study: Prayers in Scripture (10-11:30 a.m.) May 28 – July 23 (excluding VBS week) in the Fellowship Hall, women are invited to look at a different scripture prayer each week with rotating teachers. The format is much simpler than the study during the year, and will vary from week to week, offering a mix of contemplative time, discussion, and teaching. In trying to keep things simple, no refreshments will be served, but you are welcome to bring your own. Childcare is available, though please register on CCB.  CLICK HERE to register.

Questions? Contact: Keely Leim (919.442.8455;

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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