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A bi-monthly newsletter, sharing stories, poems, and art from our life together at Blacknall. Do you have something to share for the next newsletter? Contact Mary Grimm.


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.





Summer Handout

From Story Stations to Summer Suppers, learn about what’s going on this summer in the Blacknall Summer Handout.

Pick up a hard copy in front of the Sanctuary or outside the Fellowship Hall!

Contact: Mary Grimm

Art Workshop

Wednesday, June 22, 7-9 p.m. | Fellowship Hall.


Let’s gather for some creative fun and fellowship with Durham artist  Eleatta Diver, who teaches and leads art parties around town. No prior art skill is necessary! Each participant will be given an 11×14 canvas. After reflecting on meaningful scriptures, participants will be guided as they learn simple ways of creating artful text using pencils, Sharpies and paint. Eleatta will demonstrate a beautiful method of adding subtle color and texture within the letters’ spaces.

For a fee of $15, all materials and instruction are provided. Consider coming with a meaningful phrase or scripture for your art-making.

Registration is open and closes June 20.  This is a wonderful event for inviting friends and neighbors for a women’s night out.  Contact: Margaret Frothingham

May | June Newsletter


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  • Pastor’s Letter from Allan Poole
  • Reflection on living in Congo by Emily Hamilton
  • Reflection on mental health and the church by Warren Kinghorn
  • Snapshots of the Spring Block Party