Restoration Community Church in Raleigh will host a free dental clinic Saturday, Oct. 22. Dentists will provide basic dental services like cleanings, fillings and extractions.
Starting at 8 a.m., tickets will be handed out on a first-come first-served basis until the event has reached its maximum capacity.
Patients must be older than 5. Spanish interpretation services will be available.
Restoration Community Church is located at 11001 Raven Ridge Road. For more information, go to restorationcomm.org.
An outreach ministry of Community United Church of Christ in Raleigh is coming to Wake Forest.
Prism Ministries will begin meeting for Sunday services on Oct. 23.
At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, the group will show the half-hour documentary “Coming Out: Coming in: Faith Identity and Belonging.” The film features interviews with gay and lesbian Christians who live and worship in North Carolina.
After the showing, there will be a discussion with one of the film’s producers, the Rev. Laurie Hays Coffman. Coffman is a wife, mother, grandmother, chaplain and ordained elder in the United Methodist Church and the former pastor of a reconciling church.
The film and discussion align with Prism’s parent church’s belief in being a welcoming environment.
“We at Prism, and as part of the United Church of Christ, take the Bible seriously but not literally,” said the Rev. Joy Alford, one of Prism’s pastors. “Community United Church of Christ in Raleigh, our mother church, has been a leader in social justice and inclusion. We are simply aiming to bring that same non-exclusive type of community to Wake Forest. We welcome and even encourage people from diverse faith backgrounds, seeking a community that supports doing what each person believes that Jesus Christ taught. We will be endeavoring on a journey of community involvement, spiritual depth and joy, and warmth and friendship to all – especially more marginalized groups such as the LGBTQ community.”
The movie will be shown at Hatch, a community co-working space on South White Street in Wake Forest, which is where Prism will hold its services.
Fundraiser for farm workers
The Raleigh Unit of Church Women United is planning a fundraiser to continue a program that seeks justice for migrant farm workers in Eastern North Carolina.
An arts and crafts and bake sale will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church.
Proceeds from the event will go to the Mary Beth Hall Memorial Fund. Hall was a member of Pullen Baptist and developed a Prayer and Action Day so that Church Women United members could learn more about migrant workers, pray for them and help to make their lives better. The fund was established in Hall’s memory to be used for migrant farm worker ministries and leadership development.
Church Women United is a national movement that brings together women from different theological backgrounds to celebrate unity in diversity and work for a world of peace and justice.
Admission is free, and visitors can learn more about the organization while shopping for locally made crafts and home-baked items.
Pullen Memorial Baptist Church is located at 1801 Hillsborough St. in Raleigh.
St. Philip Lutheran Church in North Raleigh is welcoming Vicar Molly Markley as she begins a one-year internship.
Markley felt called to the church during her undergraduate years at Meredith College, and has just completed two years at the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, S.C.
During her internship, Markley will work alongside Pastor Pam Northrup to get to know the congregation and learn more about what it means to lead a church.
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