The Islamic Association of Raleigh is sponsoring a special program so neighbors can get to know Muslims in the community.
“Breaking Bread with a Muslim” will begin at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at 808 Atwater Road, Raleigh. Participants will share a meal together and can ask questions freely of Muslims in attendance.
After observing mid-day prayer, there will be a presentation by the Imam, the religious leader of the mosque. The event will end with a question-and-answer session. Organizers hope the discussion will cultivate new bonds of friendship.
To register, go to goo.gl/evOcw8.
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First Baptist Church of Raleigh on Salisbury Street will present “Defamation,” a drama by playwright Todd Logan, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8.
The play explores race, religion, gender, class and the law. The twist in this performance is that the audience is the jury and delivers a verdict.
“Defamation” was first presented in 2010 at the Unitarian Church of Evanston, Illinois, and has been seen by tens of thousands of audience members since then.
It is free to attend the Raleigh event. The Gaddy Lecture and Concert Series, funded by the Gaddy family, is underwriting the costs.
The play will take place in the First Baptist Church sanctuary at 99 N. Salisbury St., Raleigh. After the show, there will be a discussion about the issues raised in the play.
Performer Phil Wickham will make a stop on his “Child of God” tour at Richland Creek Community Church at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7.
Wickham is a contemporary Christian singer/songwriter who creates faith-based rock music. This stop on the tour also features special guests Stars Go Dim and Micah Tyler.
Tickets can be purchased online at philwickham.com. Richland Creek Community Church is located at 3229 Burlington Mills Road, Wake Forest.
Redeemer Presbyterian Church is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a weekend of special activities.
A picnic featuring games, bounce houses and food trucks will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. Meal tickets can be purchased at the event or in advance at goo.gl/wKJ3xI.
On Sunday at 9:30 a.m., Sunday School will explore the history of the church. A combined worship service will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by fellowship and light refreshments.
Redeemer Presbyterian is located at 11412 Strickland Road, Raleigh.
Carla Turchetti compiles Faith in Focus each week. Email her with details of upcoming events at firstname.lastname@example.org.