Playgroup photoThursdays in August (4, 11, 18, & 25)

Join us in the Blacknall nursery from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Karen Strubel, Ph.D., will join us for conversations about child development and parenting. Karen is a clinical psychologist whose specialties include play therapy, parent coaching, attachment formation and repair. She holds an M.A. in theology and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary. The Blacknall Library will be open these mornings, so drop by and check out a book or two for the Mission Builders summer reading program. We hope many will join us for these fun playgroup mornings!

Backyard Bible Adventures

jump-lowSaturday, July 30, 9-11:30 a.m. at Duke Park

Thursday, August 4, 4-6 p.m. at Oval Park, South Pavilion

Join us for fun and adventure! Children from different parts of the city will join Blacknall children and leaders in their neighborhoods. Our time together will be filled with singing, scripture memory, crafts, games and fun. This is a great opportunity for all of us to participate in loving our children from Blacknall and beyond. There will be opportunity to gather with families later in the week at a cookout or ice cream social.

Contact: Traci Hoover

Airport Welcome

Airport Welcome PhotoBlacknall & International Students, Inc. (ISI) in Durham invite you to join our annual Airport Welcome as a service to Duke University. First-year students will be arriving Friday & Saturday, August 19-20.

This is a wonderful opportunity to be the “first face of greeting” and welcome an international student traveling alone. Great friendships and exchanges have resulted from these simple gestures of greeting and welcome. To sign up, please complete our Information Form.

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Summer Reading Group

book-pic-1You are invited to join in a Blacknall summer reading group led by Allan Poole and others. The book that will be commanding our attention is James K. A. Smith’s You Are What you Love. If you are interested, please email Allan. We understand that travel and vacation plans may not make it possible for you to be there every time! There will be no quiz at the end. Come join us.