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  1. Articles : April 18 Aperture: Third Wednesdays

    April 18 Aperture: Third Wednesdays
    “Ossuaries and the Burials of Jesus and James”
    Professor Jodi Magness
    6:30-8pm | Music Room

    Our guest speaker for Aperture: Third Wednesdays in January is UNC-Chapel Hill Professor Jodi Magness, Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism.

    In 2002, an ossuary inscribed “James son of Joseph brother of Jesus” surfaced in the hands of a private collector. A few years later, a Discovery Channel documentary and related book claimed that the tomb of Jesus and his family has been found in Jerusalem. In this slide-illustrated lecture, we examine the validity of these sensational claims in light of archaeological and historical evidence for ancient Jewish tombs and burial customs in Jerusalem, including the burials of Jesus and his brother James.

    Dinner – baked chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls – will be served from 5:45-6:15pm in the Fellowship Hall. Please sign up for dinner at by Monday, April 16.


  2. Articles : February 21 Aperture: Third Wednesdays

    February 21 Aperture: Third Wednesdays
    “Poverty and Race in Durham: A Faith Response”
    Rev. Mel Williams
    6:30-8pm | Music Room

    Mel Williams is the Pastor Emeritus of Watts Street Baptist Church and the Coordinator of End Poverty Durham. He tells us:

    “For years I have had a growing concern about the disparity between rich and poor in our city. Our faith calls us to care for ‘the least of these’ and to provide opportunities for those who are least privileged.

    In 2004, I said to my colleague Haywood Holderness, ‘We in the faith community need to do something about the poverty in Durham!’ Haywood said, ‘Call a meeting, and I’ll be there.’”

    Come hear the rest of the story and learn about the present ministry of End Poverty Durham, a coalition of organizations and congregations working to alleviate the crisis of poverty in our city.

    Join us for meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, and dessert beforehand. Dinner will be served from 5:45-6:15pm in the Fellowship Hall. Please sign up for dinner by Monday, February 19.


  3. Articles : 2018 Lenten Book Read Activities

    We have a variety of ways planned to engage with each other around the themes of our Lenten Book Read, “A Bigger Table: Building Messy, Authentic and Hopeful Spiritual Community” by pastor, author, and blogger John Pavlovitz. Follow the Westminster Presbyterian Church Facebook page for questions and reflections.

    A Bigger Table Luncheon

    Sunday, March 4, 12-1:30pm, Fellowship Hall
    Join the bigger table in the Fellowship Hall, where we will share a simple meal of soup and bread while discussing some of the topics and themes of our Lenten Book Read. Please RSVP for lunch and childcare as needed by Friday, March 2.

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  4. Articles : 2018 Lenten Book Read

    The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 14, and the Adult Christian Education Committee is excited to announce the return of the Lenten Book Read. During the six weeks of Lent, you’re invited to read “A Bigger Table: Building Messy, Authentic and Hopeful Spiritual Community” by pastor, author, and blogger John Pavlovitz.

    Books are available for $8 (50% off regular price) in the Courtyard on Sundays and in the Mission Center during the week. Pick yours up today!

    See how you can engage with each other around the book’s themes, including at Aperture: Third Wednesdays with John Pavlovitz.