Beth El Synagogue, 1004 Watts St., Durham, will hold its seventh annual Yiddish Songfest, “What’s Not to Like?” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6. Proceeds will go to Urban Ministries of Durham.
Singers this year are Adele Abramowitz, Shana Barbieri, Suzie Bolotin, Susan Cohen, David Fleischer, Rebecca Grossfeld, Marie Hammond, Jacqueline Marx, Bernie Most, Jane Peppler, Mira Pickus, Arlene Pike, Nancy Rocamora and Ziggy Rivkin-Fish.
Musical accompaniment will be provided by Enze Ma, violin; Andy Smith, violin; Fred Thomsen, viola da gamba; and Gary Berman, piano.
Refreshments will be served after the concert.
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Clothing ministry expands hours
The Wear for All Clothing Closet, at Amity United Methodist Church on Estes Drive in Chapel Hill is now open from 10 a.m. to noon every Monday and Thursday. This is a joint ministry of Carrboro and Amity United Methodist.
Beginning on Monday, Nov. 7, a good supply of winter coats, hats, scarves and gloves for men, women and children will be available. Everything is free.
People who want to donate items can bring them during the closet’s open hours. A tax deduction form can be provided.
The closet also welcomes donations of bed linens and towels. Right now, the closet is getting many calls for men’s clothing.
Interfaith Devotions promoting peace, hope, unity and the celebration of diversity are being offered at the Rogers Road Community Center, 101 Edgar St., Chapel Hill, on the third Friday of each month. Upcoming events will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 18 and Dec. 16.
2016 Fashion Share
Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, 4610 Fayetteville Road, Durham, is holding its 2016 Fashion Share from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 5.
Free clothing as well as shoes for men, women and children will be available. Also, flu shots and free dental exams will be offered. Those who want the flu vaccine must fill out a form and their insurance must be accepted.
A light breakfast will be served, a short gospel sermon will be shared and prayer will be offered.
All are welcome.
Mental health talk
James Osborn, director of education and uutreach for Alliance Behavioral Healthcare, will speak at the Community Luncheon Roundtable from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27.
Sponsored by the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham, the event meets in the fellowship hall of Shepherds House United Methodist Church, 107 N. Driver St. Enter in back of the church near the playground.
Alliance Behavioral Healthcare works to meet the challenges of mental health, intellectual and developmental disabilities and substance use and addiction needs. The speaker will present the services available, who qualifies to use these service and how to access them.
All are welcome; no RSVP for lunch is necessary.
Fall family festival
Journey Church at Southpoint, 6804 Farrington Road, Chapel Hill, is holding a Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29.
The event is an invitation to the community to see this new church building and enjoy craft vendors, a Bounce Castle, food trucks, classic cars, a fire truck, music, ice cream, candy apples, a bake sale and a HDTV and iPad raffle.
Admission is free.
Lawyer Gary to speak
The public is invited to hear Willie Gary, whose law firm protects the powerless and disenfranchised, will speak at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 2200 S. Alston Ave., Durham.
Refreshments will be served in the church fellowship hall.
Christus Victor Lutheran Church, 1615 E. N.C. 54, Durham, will hold a blessing ceremony during the 10 a.m. worship service Sunday, Nov. 6, for 100 quilts, 32 school kits and 21 health kits that will be distributed by Lutheran World Relief to refugees around the world.
The quilts and kits were made by members of the church during work sessions from 9:30 a.m. to noon Mondays. Interested persons are welcome.
This year’s quilts will cover all the pews in the church during the service, making for very comfortable seating.
Brunswick stew sale
Immanuel Baptist Church, 3610 Hillandale Road, Durham, will hold its Fall Festival from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5.
Brunswick stew will be sold by the quart at $9 or the plate at $10. Call 919-383-1422 to order. Free delivery for orders of 10 or more are available within 20 miles of the church.
The festival will feature activities for children as well as a Cake Walk.
‘Beyond the Walls’
The School for Conversion, 923 Onslow St., Durham, has invited area church congregations and community groups to a retreat-syle course called “Church Beyond the Walls” from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., beginning on Saturday, Nov. 5.
The course will focus on building a better understanding of mass incarceration and its impact on society.
For more information call 919-578-3834.
A Clergy Coffee for ministers of all faith traditions will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at Duke Memorial United Methodist Church, 504 W. Chapel Hill St., Durham.
The Capital Restorative Justice Project’s 14th annual gathering, “Restorative Justice in Action in our Communities,” will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 810 W. Chapel Hill St., Durham.
There will be opportunity to participate in the restorative practice of Talking Circles, with dedicated circles for family members of murder victims and for family members of those convicted of murder.
The event, with lunch, is free, but a donation of $25 or more to help defray costs is invited.