Holy Week Services

Holy Week Slide 2014-01

Palm Sunday, April 13 – Regular Worship Services at 8:30 and 11 a.m.

Maundy Thursday, April 17 at 7 p.m. – Blacknall will be joined by the congregation of Mt. Level Missionary Baptist Church. Mt. Level will provide preaching and will “bring the music” – and how! A reception will follow the service. Childcare provided for children 4 years old and younger.

Good Friday, April 18 at 7 p.m. – We will gather to reflect on the passion of our Lord with a Tenebrae Service. This is a powerful time of coming face-to-face with the events of that day, when the Lamb of God took upon Himself the sins of the world. Childcare provided for children Grade 2 and younger.

Easter Sunday Sunrise Service, April 20 at 6 a.m. We will return Mt. Level’s visit by celebrating the Resurrection in their sanctuary (316 Hebron Road). Click here for directions. Blacknall will provide the music leadership and the preaching. We will worship at Blacknall at 8:30 and 11 a.m. as usual.

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 www.phaedrataylor.com. 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: mfrothingham@blacknall.org.phaedra

Photos from phaedrataylor.com

Playing God: Medical Technology and the Future of Humanity

John Wyatt Lecture-01

Sponsored by the Center for Christianity and Scholarship

Featuring John Wyatt 
Professor Emeritus of Ethics & Perinatology at University College London and Honorary Consultant Neonatologist at University College London Hospitals

Wednesday, April 23
7:30 – 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall

How might Christians think about a world in which developments in genetics and medicine are creating new possibilities for human enhancement?  Dr. Wyatt will discuss these new technologies – and the ethical dilemmas they pose – in the light of Christian understandings of human identity and God’s purpose for the world.

John-WyattJohn Wyatt is Professor Emeritus of Ethics & Perinatology at University College London and Honorary Consultant Neonatologist at University College London Hospitals. He has more than 25 years of experience as an academic neonatologist working at a major neonatal intensive care unit in London. His main research work has been in the prevention and treatment of brain injury in newborn babies. He was co-Chief Investigator for the first major clinical trial of hypothermia as a clinical treatment for asphyxiated babies. He has a long-standing interest in contemporary ethical debates about advances in medical technology and the beginning of life, and has frequently engaged in public and media debates about controversial issues in medical ethics. He is Chair of the Medical Study Group of the Christian Medical Fellowship and board member of the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity. He and his family are long-standing members of All Souls Church, Langham Place, London. He is also author of the book, Matters of Life and Death: Human Dilemmas in the light of the Christian Faith, originally published by InterVarsity Press in the UK. The book has subsequently been published in ten other languages.

For more than four decades, John Wyatt was one of Dr. John Stott’s closest personal friends. At the behest of Dr. Stott, Professor Wyatt now serves as an Executor of Dr. Stott’s literary estate.

Spring Picnic

Spring Picnic 2014-01

Sunday, April 27
West Point on the Eno Park (Click here for directions)
3:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Temperatures are finally back up after a long winter, and it’s time to get outside!  Family and friends are all welcome to Blacknall’s annual Spring Picnic.  Come, eat, play, and fellowship with others at Blacknall while enjoying the beauty of the Eno River. More details to come. Brought to you by the Hospitality Committee. Please contact Andrea Bridges with questions. 

Dr. David Kasali Recognized with Prestigious Award

Dr. David Kasali Awarded 2014 Scholar Leader of the Year

Please join us in celebrating Dr. David Kasali of Congo Initiative and his recent award of “Scholar Leader of the Year” from ScholarLeaders International.

David Kasali_MG_2568Germantown, WI – Congo Initiative Founder and President of the Université Chrétienne Bilingue du Congo (UCBC / Christian Bilingual University of Congo) Dr. David M. Kasali has been awarded Scholar Leader of the Year for 2014 by ScholarLeaders International. This distinguished award was given “in recognition and celebration of [Dr. Kasali’s] outstanding achievements and contributions, and to provide him a new platform to share from his experience.”

imagesClick here to read the full press release from Congo Initiative, one of Blacknall’s Deep Common Journey Partners.

Photo courtesy of Congo Initiative.