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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 : March 7 WOW: First Wednesdays

    – – WOW: First Wednesdays for March 7 has been cancelled. – –

    Square Dance on Wednesday, March 7
    Dinner at 5:45pm; Dance from 6:30-7:30pm
    Fellowship Hall

    Back by popular demand, WOW: First Wednesdays on March 7
    will be a Square Dance! Professional square dance caller Bo Bierley will lead us once again in a dance for all ages and skill levels. In addition to square dancing, we’ll get to learn other fun dances.

    Childcare will be available for children under age 3 by RSVP. Baked ziti will be available for dinner at 5:45pm; the dance begins at 6:30pm. Please sign up by Monday, March 5.


  3. 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.


  4. Articles : February 7 WOW: First Wednesdays

    Making Chili Kits
    Wednesday, February 7
    Dinner at 5:45pm in the Fellowship Hall
    Program at 6:30 in the Fellowship Hall

    WOW: First Wednesdays on February 7 will be centered around serving together. After dinner, we’ll transform the Fellowship Hall into stations for making chili kits. We’re partnering with Urban Ministries and Hope Valley Elementary School to provide these nutritious meals to our neighbors in need. If you can donate beans, tomatoes, and corn for the kits, visit the sign-up table in the Mission Center.

    Please sign up for dinner and program by Monday, February 5, to help the planning team prepare. Pizza will be offered for dinner at 5:45pm.