St. Philip Lutheran Church in North Raleigh is changing things up for the summer.
The typical three Sunday morning worship services are being combined into a single service.
“This past spring, congregation members expressed that they would like an opportunity to worship all together in one space so that people can get to know those who worship at different services,” said the Rev. Pam Northrup, senior pastor at St. Philip.
So Northrup and Marcia Klinder-Badgley, the church’s director of music ministries, developed a plan to incorporate different music styles.
Starting June 12, Sunday worship will begin at 9:30 a.m. The June 12 and June 19 services will celebrate music that is rich in Lutheran tradition.
On June 26, the church will worship outside with camp music. The July 3 service will have a patriotic theme. Services on July 10, 17 and 24 will feature Chicago Folk. July 31 will feature a global service with the Rev. Chad Rimmer. Jazz services will be Aug. 7, 14 and 21, and Celtic services will be Aug. 28 and Sept. 4.
All services are open to visitors. Each will include a celebration of Holy Communion, and nursery care is available. There will be a fellowship opportunity immediately following each service.
St. Philip Lutheran Church is located at 7304 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. For the complete summer schedule, go to www.st-philip.org or call the church office at 919-846-2992.
Caregivers Resource Fair
The Watts Chapel TLC Ministry will host a Caregivers Resource Fair at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at Watts Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Raleigh.
The topic is Social Security and Medicare challenges, and the guest speaker is Robert Hanks with AXA Advisors.
The TLC Ministry offers resources for those who are currently caregivers or will be caregivers in the future.
To register for the event, go to wattschapel.org/tlc. The fair will take place in the multipurpose room of the church at 3703 Tryon Road.
Wake Forest Presbyterian Church will host an American Red Cross blood drive Sunday, June 5.
To sign up to donate blood, go to http://goo.gl/axOvF6 and enter WFPC in the sponsor code box. The Red Cross is offering its “Rapid Pass” that allows donors to fill out the pre-screening questionnaire at home.
Wake Forest Presbyterian Church is located at 12605 N. Capital Blvd., Wake Forest.
Raleigh Moravian Church will host a barbecue fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, June 3.
Plates include pork barbecue from Big Boy BBQ, hushpuppies, cole slaw, potatoes and tea. Eat-in or take-out will be available. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children and free for those 6 and younger.
Barbecue will also be for sale for $10 a pound.
Money raised will help fund youth mission trips. Raleigh Moravian Church is located at 1816 Ridge Road, Raleigh.
Carla Turchetti compiles Faith in Focus each week. Email her with details of upcoming events at firstname.lastname@example.org.