Scriptural Way of the Cross Hosts

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Did you spend any time last spring in the fellowship hall during Holy week? Were you able to pray through the Scriptural Way of the Cross stations? Did you come back again to bring a friend or neighbor or family member? This space will once again be prepared before Palm Sunday, and will remain open during business hours Monday through Friday, April 10-14.

We hope also to keep the space open from 6-8 p.m. as well. This will require a couple of hosts to be on hand to, well, host people. Monday through Wednesday hosts will be in place to welcome people to the Iredell street door and point the way to the Stations. Thursday and Friday hosts will be needed after the evening services in the Sanctuary. A list of responsibilities (which really are minimal) will be forwarded to hosts who sign up. The housekeeping staff will also be in place each evening and will be responsible for locking up after hosts are gone each evening. Would you consider taking one of these evening slots, perhaps with a friend or with your spouse, to help welcome those seeking to meet God in this space during Holy Week?

Spring Newsletter

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Highlights include:

  • “Hosting Syrian Refugees: A Week with Baraa, Ola, & Hammouda” – By Kay Ferguson
  • “Long Days of Small Things: Motherhood as a Spiritual Discipline” – A Book Review by Mandy Rodgers-Gate
  • “Longing for Wellness: Reimagining Health & the Church” –  By Mary Banks Knechtle

Lenten Suppers & Services

Simple Suppers

Wednesdays, 6 p.m. | March 8-April 5 | Fellowship Hall
The church will provide a simple meal for $3/person and $10/family. Payment is accepted at the dinner. If you’d like to help with the meals, please sign up here. Contact: Carmen Nashland.

Services

Wednesdays, 7-7:30 p.m. | March 8-April 5 | Sanctuary
Come and worship as a way to journey together toward Easter. Childcare and programming provided through 6th grade.

Welcoming Refugees

A group from Blacknall has been working with World Relief Durham to welcome two Syrian refugee families to Durham.  They arrived over a week ago and they have been deeply blessed by the outpouring of support and welcome that many of you helped to provide.  The two families are gradually beginning to get settled into their new lives as children began school this week and as the parents begin taking English lessons.

Many of us have been moved by the refugee crisis.  If you would like to respond, here are three simple ways:

Advocate: If you feel that our president’s executive order sends the wrong message about who we are as a nation, World Relief Durham has an advocacy page that encourages you to send an email to our elected representatives.  Click here if you are interested in responding this way.

Pray:  This Thursday, February 2, 7-8 p.m., World Relief Durham invites you to join refugees and those who stand with refugees for a time of guided and silent prayer. The time will be spent “seeking God’s face in light of the recent changes to the refugee resettlement program in America.” All are welcome, however, childcare will not be provided.  This will be at Cedar Fork Baptist Church, 5117 S. Miami Blvd, Durham.  If you can attend, please RSVP here.

Pray: World Relief Durham has a 24/7 Prayer Team.  You can click here to sign up to pray or to see prayer guides for prayer as an individual or as a small group.  Please include in your prayers our Good Neighbor Team and our two families.

 

Art for Scriptural Way of the Cross

Would you like to share or create a piece of art related to the Scriptural Way of the Cross stations? The Scriptural Way follows Jesus along his journey to the cross and allows us to engage with the story of Jesus’ passion during Lent.

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