Chatham Habitat is building three houses in Pittsboro, one of which is this year’s Apostle Build house.
“This Habitat model is based on Christian principles, so we are always looking for ways to engage new faith communities in our work,” said Mechelle Thompson, volunteer and church partnership manager.
This year, the Orange Chatham Ministerial Alliance will partner with Chatham Habitat to support this program The alliance is an intentionally interracial and interdenominational ministerial group serving Orange and Chatham counties.
The group meets monthly to discuss issues of interest in their communities and is always seeking ways for congregations to unite in a common witness to the love of Christ.
In addition to pledging contributions to the Apostle Build project, the organization will host a barbecue fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, at the Habitat office, 467 West St. in Pittsboro.
Tickets for $8 are available by calling 919-542-0794, ext. 228.
Day of Prayer
The Chapel Hill/Carrboro Unit of Church Women United will host World Day of Prayer at 10 a.m. Friday, March 4, in the Parish Hall of Episcopal Church of the Holy Family, 200 Hayes Road.
This day of prayer is celebrated world wide, offering prayers for all people, with a special focus this year on children.
The Women of St. Paul AME Church of Carrboro will present the program that was written by women in Cuba.
Local churches are encouraged to send representatives from their parishes to participate.
Church of Reconciliation Presbyterian, 110 N. Elliott Road, is inviting the community to a special presentation, including lunch and discussion on Sunday, March 6, on the subject of the church’s role in peacemaking and nonviolence.
Special guest speaker is Alonzo Johnson, Mission Associate for the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program. He has 20 years experience working in urban ministry and is the former pastor of the Oak Lane Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia.
The adult education class is at 9:30 a.m. and worship is at 11 a.m. with the lunch and discussion to be held after the service at12:15 p.m. Child care is available.
Continuing its call to be a congregation committed to racial equity, United Church of Chapel Hill is holding a Saturday morning retreat at 9 a.m. March 5, to write a covenant identifying the church community as people who are striving to be truthful about racial equity, to do justice and to build a beloved community, reconciled and inclusive.
This is a similar, multi-year process that concluded in 1993 resulting in the church’s covenant to be an Open and Affirming Congregation.
Sacred Visitation, a monthly series organized by Durham Congregations in Action, is set for 11:15 a.m. Sunday, March 20, at Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4907 Garrett Road in Durham.
People of all faith traditions are invited to attend the service and the following question and answer session. The purpose of this project is to encourage greater interfaith learning among faith communities in the area.
Contact Flo Johnston at firstname.lastname@example.org.