In solidarity with congregations around the world, Temple Beth Or in Raleigh will take part in a program in which names of Holocaust victims will be read aloud.
“Unto Every Person There is a Name” will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 1. The global, annual initiative is designed to remember the millions of men, women and children who were murdered during the Holocaust, while personalizing the individual tragedies of each victim.
All are welcome to take part in the project for any amount of time during the day. Temple Beth Or is located at 5315 Creedmoor Road.
Temple Beth Or also hosted the second Raleigh Women’s Seder on April 17. More than 150 women and girls of different faiths gathered to celebrate Passover by following the story of the liberation of the Jewish people from ancient Egypt.
The group engaged in prayer, sang, dance and ate the traditional seder meal. The event celebrates the contributions of Jewish women to the world, past and present.
The Raleigh Women’s Seder was dedicated to Gabrielle Giffords, the former Arizona congresswoman who survived an assassination attempt in January 2011 that killed six people.
Walk for Peace
Millbrook Baptist Church will begin its monthlong Walk for Peace on Sunday, May 1.
Church members and the general public are asked to commit to walking the labyrinth on the church’s property at least once during the month of May, while praying for peace or meditating on the need for peace.
The project’s kickoff will begin after the regular 11 a.m. Sunday worship service May 1. Walkers may come alone or as part of a group, and printed guides are available for those who are not familiar with labyrinths and their role in prayer and meditation.
Millbrook Baptist’s labyrinth is modeled after the one that is found at the Chartres Cathedral in Chartres, France. Labyrinths have been used since ancient times to facilitate reflection, walking meditation and prayer. They are different from mazes because they have a clear path in and out.
Throughout the year, brief devotionals and group walks are held at the labyrinth at 5 p.m. every second Sunday.
To sign up for Walk for Peace, go to at www.millbrookbaptistchurch.org or call the church office at 919-876-1519. Millbrook Baptist Church is located at 1519 E. Millbrook Road, Raleigh.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will host its monthly Coffeehouse from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 29.
The Triangle Alliance Chorus, a musical group made up of adults with disabilities, will perform. A choral director and a musical therapist lead the group so vocalists can grow musically and advance in self-expression and self-esteem while building friendships with other members.
Coffeehouse is a ministry at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church that serves adult guests of all abilities. In addition to the musical performance, there will be refreshments and fellowship.
The church is looking for adult and youth volunteers to assist with setup, serving and cleanup for the roughly 200 guests who attend. To volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good Shepherd Lutheran is located at 7000 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh.
St. Timothy’s Barbecue
Stoke & Smoke BBQ is on the menu at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church on Friday, April 29.
Each plate costs $9 and includes North Carolina pork barbecue, potatoes, creamy coleslaw, dinner roll and dessert.
A drive-through lane will be open for pickup from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Delivery to the North Hills area will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eat-in dining will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
To place advance orders, call 919-830-9490. St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church is located at 4523 Six Forks Road, Raleigh. Proceeds from the barbecue sale benefit the Men’s Fellowship at the church.
Hope Lutheran Church in Wake Forest will host a Pinterest Party at 7 p.m. Friday, April 29.
Participants can choose one of five crafty projects to complete, and a guide will be available to help. The offerings include painting on canvas, wreath making, sewing Bible covers, scrapbooking and painting wood art.
The cost for the evening is $30, including all materials. Registration for women 18 and older is available at www.hopelutheranwf.org.
Hope Lutheran is located at 3525 Rogers Road, Wake Forest.
Carla Turchetti compiles Faith in Focus each week. Email her with details of upcoming events at email@example.com.