Advent Wreath Workshop

advent-wreath-picSunday, November 29, 4-6 p.m., Community Room. This is an event for all ages! Wreaths are assembled in one-hour shifts. Please bring a pizza pan to transport your finished wreath and $12 for your kit (candles, oasis ring, etc). Please make checks payable to BMPC. Clippers and greenery cuttings are helpful, too. Signup today in the Lower Atrium or email Margaret Frothingham.

Advent Services

advent-slideLessons & Carols – Sunday, December 6, 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., Sanctuary

Carols & Cocoa – Sunday, December 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Sanctuary & Fellowship Hall, A Christmas songfest with tasty refreshments to follow. Come sing your favorite carol and end the evening with cocoa and cookies. The whole family is welcome! Childcare not provided.

Worship on the Longest Night – Sunday, December 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Sanctuary Perhaps this has been a hard year for you or you are having trouble getting into the ‘spirit’ of the season. All are welcome to gather for prayerful worship of Jesus Christ, the Light of the world, who is with us even on this (symbolically) longest and darkest night of the year. Childcare provided for infants through 2nd grade.

Christmas Eve Services – Thursday, December 24, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., Sanctuary. Both services include communion and candles. Childcare provided through age 4.

Congregational Survey

Listening Tour Survey – take it online

Open November 15-December 15

As part of the Listening Tour taking place this fall, please take a moment to complete the congregational survey from leaders of our various ministries. We hope the survey feedback will help our ministries be as effective as possible.

November | December Newsletter

November December Newsletter

The November | December Newsletter is now available!  Highlights include:

  • Pastor’s Letter from David Dunderdale
  • Life in Beni: An Interview with Emily & Kyle Hamilton
  • Treasuring Our Neighbor: Reflections on Reality Ministries Community Worship
  • Festival of the Bean Snapshots

Download the newsletter

Listening Tour

tour-slideThroughout the fall, Blacknall has been gathering stories of God’s goodness and praying, reflecting, and listening for what God may be asking of us for the future. As we approach our 100th Anniversary in 2016, let’s lean into the future together, celebrate God’s goodness and listen well to how and where the Lord may be leading.

Group Conversation

Sunday, January 10, Lunch after the second service


  • How is Blacknall living out God’s Kingdom in Durham and in the world, and how do you see Blacknall embodying the gospel most clearly?
  • What are your God-given gifts and how does Blacknall help you discover, nurture, and encourage you to use those gifts? How can Blacknall help you in your desire to follow Christ more faithfully?
  • What are your hopes and dreams for Blacknall (in the next 10 years)?  Where do you think the Holy Spirit is leading us?

This is an opportunity to take part in discussion sessions which, similar to our 2006 conversations, will allow thought and discussion around a few general questions.


Take the online survey

Open November 15-January 15

We will offer a survey from leaders of our various ministries, delivered both in print and via our website. We hope the survey feedback will help our ministries be as effective as possible.

Sermon Series and Sunday School Class

A sermon series on nine principles which guide our theology and ministries at Blacknall. This series is paired with a Sunday School in the Fellowship Hall entitled, “The Cross at Perry and Iredell.”