Women's Bible Study Brunch


Thursday, May 9, 9:30-11:15 a.m. | Fellowship Hall

You are invited to the annual Spring Brunch of the Thursday morning Women's Bible Study. Each of the teachers will offer a personal takeaway from the study of Isaiah and lead the group in a time of reflection. You do not need to have done the study to attend. Please come and see how Isaiah has been active this year!   

Spring Block Party


April 28, 12:30-2:30 p.m. | Iredell Street.


The deacon's Hospitality Committee invites you to our annual Block Party. Enjoy a cook out, tasty frozen treats, a bouncy house, free tote bag printing and wonderful fellowship with your Blacknall family. 

Please bring a side dish to share: last names beginning with letters A-I baked beans, J-R salads, S-Z coleslaw. In the event of rain, the Block Party will be moved indoors at Blacknall.

Know Your Neighbor Month


Calendar of Ideas

Jesus calls us to love our neighbors as ourselves. But how can we love our neighbors well if we don’t know them? April is our chance to start or deepen a friendship with those physically closest to us by doing something intentional with a neighbor. Visit the bulletin board in the staff hallway for ideas and to share your experience.

If you would like a $10-50 grant to host an outing or gathering, contact Ali Shoenfelt.

StepUp Durham

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Blacknall is hosting StepUp’s workshop April 9-12. We have a great chance to show our hospitality by providing the group of 10-15 participants and staff with lunch. StepUp Durham is a non-profit that offers Employment Readiness Training, personalized job coaching, employer referrals, and supportive services to job seekers, including those with barriers like a criminal background or gaps in work history. 

Contact: Nancy Grigg.

Holy Week & Easter


Scriptural Way of the Cross
April 15-19, 9-5 & 6-8 p.m.| Fellowship Hall
Walk the self-guided interactive space and follow Jesus along his journey to the cross. Children are welcome, but parents may want to view the space prior to bringing younger ages. View photos here.

Maundy Thursday Service
Thursday, April 18, 7 p.m. | Sanctuary.
Members from Mt. Level Missionary Baptist Church will join Blacknall. A reception will follow the service. Childcare provided through age 4.

Good Friday Children’s Worship
Friday, April 19, 4:30 p.m. | Room 105
Age 3 to 2nd grade. Children’s worship using the story of the Crucifixion. Parents also welcome to take part.

Good Friday Tenebrae Service
Friday, April 19, 7 p.m. | Sanctuary
A service reflecting on the Passion of our Lord. Childcare provided through 2nd grade.

Easter Services
Sunday, April 21
6 a.m. sunrise service at Mt. Level Missionary Baptist Church (316 Hebron Rd).
8:30 & 11 a.m. Easter services at Blacknall.

Prayer & Fasting for Durham


March 24-27

Prayer Guide

St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church in Walltown has invited Blacknall to join in a three day fast for Durham. View the prayer guide above.

Prayer & Fasting Begins
Sunday, March 24, 4 p.m. | Location: St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church
Let’s unite as one body in Christ to fast, pray and praise God. United we stand to proclaim liberty for the captive and a hunger and thirst for righteousness within the body of Christ.

Prayer & Fasting Ends
Wednesday, March 27, 6 p.m. | Location: Blacknall
End prayer and fasting at Blacknall’s Lenten simple supper and service, joined by St. John’s. Come and worship as we journey together toward Easter.