Yavneh: A Jewish Renewal Community, invites everyone to join a celebration of Sukkot 2015.
Sukkot, the Feast of Booths, begins five days after Yom Kippur. The word sukkot is the plural form of the word sukkah, or booth. The eight-day festival commemorates the dwellings in which the Israelite people lived during the 40 years they wandered in the wilderness following the exodus from Egypt.
The festival is also associated with the fall harvest. During Sukkot it is customary to eat meals in the sukkah and provide hospitality to others in the community.
Yavneh’s sukkah this year will be located inside St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1725 North New Hope Road, Raleigh.
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Events will take place Sept. 27 through Oct. 3. They will include an educational component for those unfamiliar with Sukkot and a blessing of the animals to end the week.
For details about each session and to RSVP, go to yavneh-raleigh.org.
Human Rights Celebration
The Raleigh/Wake Unit of Church Women United will host a Human Rights Day celebration Saturday, Sept. 26, at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church.
The event, based on the theme “Journey Toward Peace,” will begin with fellowship at 10 a.m., followed by a celebration at 10:30.
The Human Rights Celebration is an annual event uniting people of all faiths to honor individuals who have worked in the cause of human rights. It is open to all.
Church Women United was founded in 1941 as an ecumenical movement involving Protestant, Roman Catholic, Orthodox and other Christian women in the United States and Puerto Rico. CWU works for peace and social justice.
Pullen Memorial Baptist Church is located at 1801 Hillsborough St., Raleigh.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Raleigh is looking for volunteers to help with its Coffeehouse night from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25.
The Coffeehouse ministry provides live music, refreshments and fellowship to adults of all abilities.
The musical entertainment this month is vocalist Laura Ridgeway, who performs a wide range of hits and original pieces spanning oldies, pop and blues. Come as a volunteer or just to enjoy.
For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is located at 7000 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh.
Unity Church of Raleigh will host a large indoor yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 26. Proceeds will benefit Unity’s building fund.
The yard sale will be at 11101 Creedmoor Road on Amran Temple Drive, where Unity meets.
For details, go to unitychurchofraleigh.org.
▪ Vertical Life Church is a new Christian congregation that meets at 10 a.m. Sundays at the DoubleTree hotel at 1707 Hillsborough St., Raleigh.
To read about Vertical Life’s mission and beliefs, visit the church’s website at verticallife.church.
▪ Lifepointe Church has planted its third campus in the Triangle. Lifepointe Wake Forest now offers worship services at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sundays at Wake Forest High School.
The children’s ministry is up and running, and there is a nursery.
Information about Lifepointe’s new Wake Forest ministry, as well as its location on Durant Road in North Raleigh and its Crossroads campus in Cary, can be found on the church’s website at lifepointechurch.com.
Carla Turchetti compiles Faith in Focus each week. Email her with details of upcoming events at email@example.com.