Simple Supper & Prayers for Outreach

Sunday, May 6, 6-7:30 p.m. | Fellowship Hall

Join us for supper followed by prayer for our partners in mission in Durham, on campus, in Congo, and around the world. Childcare provided.

Durham CAN Informational Meetings

Sunday, April 29, 10-10:45 a.m. | Upper Room
Sunday, May 6, 10-10:45 a.m. | Fellowship Hall

Join us for one of two sessions during the Sunday School hour to learn more about Durham CAN.

Sunday Photo Day

Sunday, April 29

In preparation for Blacknall’s new website, photographer & member Sasha Lane will take photos during worship and Sunday school on April 29. Contact Mary Grimm with questions.

Women’s Storytelling Event

“The Betty: Keeping Christ in the Story”
Thursday, April 19, 7:30-9 p.m. | Fellowship Hall

An evening of live storytelling, sharing, and response, as several Blacknall women tell personal stories around faith and courage in the workplace. The prompt is, “I laugh about it now…” Questions? Contact Keri Linares. Part funny, part serious, Spirit-filled, but accessible to all.

Why “The Betty”? Betty is a classic nickname for Elizabeth, that lovely, receptive older woman in Luke 1:39-56, who recognized her place in God’s story.  She was old enough to be Mary’s grandmother, but she had this warm, funny cross-generational friendship with a Mary, a teenager.  They were allies- Elizabeth, “Betty,” immediately believed and validated Mary’s out-of-wedlock pregnancy.  They recognized the Lord together in their miraculous and odd circumstances.  They were a refuge/consolation/encouragement for each other.  They sang and were song-writers.  They praised God together. Likewise, The Betty, a series of storytelling evenings at Blacknall, will encourage cross-generational friendships through the sharing of our divine encounters with Christ. Stay tuned for more opportunities in the coming months to share your stories and hear from others.

Know Your Neighbor Month

Jesus calls us to love our neighbors as ourselves. But how can we love our neighbors well if we don’t know them? Here’s our chance to start or deepen a friendship with those physically closest to us by doing something intentional with a neighbor.

If you would like a $10-50 grant to host an outing or gathering, contact Ali Shoenfelt.

Spring Block Party

Sunday April 22, 12:30-3 p.m.  

Lunch, loco pops, music, bouncy house, face painting and fun, fun, fun! Hamburgers, hot dogs, and veggie burgers will be supplied. Please bring a dish to share and invite a neighbor or friend to join us. Rain or shine, come for great food and fellowship.

Easter

Easter Sunrise Service at Mt. Level
Sunday, April 1, 6 a.m. | Mt. Level
Rise early and celebrate the resurrection at Mt. Level Missionary Baptist Church (316 Hebron Road).

Easter Potluck Reception
Sunday, April 1, 10-10:45 a.m. | Fellowship Hall
A time to gather for fellowship Please bring a dish to share. Adult and children’s Sunday School classes and nursery will not meet.

Easter Services at Blacknall
Sunday, April 1, 8:30 & 11 a.m. | Sanctuary
A joyful morning of worship and fellowship!

Flowers for the Easter Cross
Bring flowers on Easter Sunday and place them on the wire frame cross in celebration of our risen Lord. The cross will be located outside the main Sanctuary doors on Perry Street.

Holy Week

Scriptural Way of The Cross   
Monday-Friday, March 26-30, 9-5 & 6-8 p.m. | Fellowship Hall
Spend time in contemplation and prayer as you walk the self-guided interactive space that follows Jesus along his journey to the cross. Parents may want to view the space before bringing younger ages.

Maundy Thursday Morning Service
Thursday, March 29, 9:30-10:15 a.m. | Sanctuary
All are welcome at this service hosted by Women’s Bible Study and including worship songs, a homily, and communion. After the service the regular bible study attenders will move into small groups.  Childcare provided.

Maundy Thursday Evening Service
Thursday, March 29, 7 p.m. | Sanctuary
Blacknall will be joined by Mt. Level Missionary Baptist Church.
Childcare age 4 & younger.

Good Friday      
Friday, March 30, 7 p.m. | Sanctuary
A Tenebrae Service reflecting on the passion of our Lord.
Childcare 2nd grade & younger.

Scriptural Way of the Cross

Scriptural Way of the Cross 
MondayFriday, March 26-30, 9-5 &  6-8 p.m. | Fellowship Hall
Spend time in contemplation and prayer as you walk the interactive space that follows Jesus along his journey to the cross. Parents may want to view the space before bringing younger ages.

March Newsletter

View the March Newsletter here.

Look for Blacknall’s new monthly e-newsletter in your inbox the 1st Monday of every month. To submit a photo or story for April, contact Mary Grimm.