Mission & Outreach Prayer Gathering This Sunday

First Gathering on Sunday, March 8
6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall

A simple meal, 6-6:30 p.m.,  followed by time of prayer for our mission partners, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.


…at Blacknall, we are in partnership in mission with individuals and ministries that are involved in over 60 countries, over ten college and high school campuses and at least seventeen local ministries in Durham?


We are an Outpost of the Kingdom. We are a part of a great undertaking, a grand mission. We are God’s people sent into the world to be God’s ambassadors.

But unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.

Psalm 127:1

In order for us to fulfill our mission, more than anything else, we need the Lord to be at work. Therefore, the most important work we can do is to “pray to the Lord of the harvest” (Luke 10:2).

You are invited to this most important work.

The second Sunday of each month we are going to gather for a simple meal and to pray together for our partners in mission in Durham, on campus, and around the world. We will eat from 6:00 to 6:30 and then break into smaller groups to pray from 6:30 to 7:30 for our international missionaries, our Deep Common Journey with Congo Initiative, our Campus ministers, and our local mission partners in Durham.

Would you join us?

For more information, contact David Dunderdale.

Daylight Saving Time – March 8

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Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 8. Don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour this coming Saturday night!

Services and Congregational Meeting, March 1

WEATHER UPDATE – Sunday, March 1

Both services AND the congregational meeting at 9:45 a.m. will happen this morning. Roads seem to be clear, but please take special care on slippery sidewalks.

Reality Ministries Talent Show RESCHEDULED

reality talent show***The Talent Show has been RESCHEDULED for Tuesday, March 24 @ 7 p.m. at the Hayti Heritage Center. ***

All ages are welcome to come and enjoy this most special event.

Reality Ministries is one of Blacknall’s Deep Common Journey Partners, creating opportunities with and without developmental disabilities to experience kinship and growth together. Learn more by visiting Reality’s website. Contact David Sittser for more information on the Talent Show.

Photo courtesy of Reality Ministries.


“The Movies and America” with Dr. Drew Trotter


A Center for Christianity & Scholarship Lecture
featuring Dr. Drew Trotter

Sunday, March 1
6:30 p.m. in Blacknall’s Fellowship Hall

Why do we enjoy talking about good films so much? Many reasons come to mind: because we like a good story, an engaging character, a trip to an exotic place that can take us out of ourselves and our surroundings and give us an experience that stretches us.

But movies also help us to recognize the problems our society faces and the benefits it enjoys, giving us a platform to discuss these with friends, fellow workers, and even strangers on a bus. Recognizing the power of film as a significant shaper of American society has become a commonplace in cultural discussion in the last half century.

This popular lecture, delivered annually for fifteen years in a variety of churches, schools, and other public settings, seeks to understand this phenomenon. Dr. Trotter makes a case for the 2015 Academy Award nominees for best pictures as both a barometer of, and an influence on, current American moral and intellectual standards. He examines common themes expressed in Hollywood’s choice for this year’s best films (including American Sniper, Birdman, Boyhood, Selma, and Theory of Everything) and relates those ideas to societal norms and questions present in American culture today.

Drew Trotter is the Executive Director of the Consortium of Christian Study Centers in Charlottesville, VA. Before that he served for twenty-two years as the Executive Director and President of the Center for Christian Study in Charlottesville, VA.

For more information, contact Edward Dixon with the Center for Christianity and Scholarship.