Wake Forest Church of God will host a Gospel Song Night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, July 17, featuring The Bowling Family.
Mike Bowling, his wife Kelly, their daughter Hope and longtime friend Troy Peach make up the Christian group. The Bowling Family has been nominated for three Grammy awards and has performed at both Carnegie Hall and the Grand Ole Opry.
The Wake Forest stop is the group’s only upcoming concert appearance in the Triangle.
Six years ago, The Bowling Family’s tour bus was involved in a crash on Interstate 85 near Charlotte. The bus slammed into the back of a tractor trailer that had stopped at a weigh station. Mike and Kelly were seriously injured, and it was a year before they performed again.
Wake Forest Church of God is located at 155 E. Cedar Ave., Wake Forest.
Mission Trip to the Community
Churches regularly send volunteers on mission trips during the summer months to serve others in places near and far.
In Wake Forest, Richland Creek Community Church adds a local outreach in the summer with its Mission Trip to the Community.
From July 16-24, members of Richland Creek will once again collect, organize and distribute food and clothing that will be donated to local residents in need. Items will be collected at church services and in the community.
The church will host a pizza and ice cream party from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21. The free event is a gift to the community from the church.
Richland Creek is located at 3229 Burlington Mills Road, Wake Forest.
Youth Racial Equity Workshop
Students in grades eight through 12 will gather July 15-16 in Raleigh for the Youth Racial Equity Workshop at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church.
The workshop is sponsored by Organizing Against Racism, a network of anti-racism groups and events in and around the Triangle. Topics will include a history of race relations and racism in the United States, as well racism that exists today both consciously and subconsciously.
The event will be from 8:30 a.m. until 5:15 p.m. both days. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be served. The registration fee is $175 per participant, with some financial assistance available. To register, go to oarnc.org/events.
Pullen Memorial Baptist Church is located at 180 Hillsborough St., Raleigh.
St. James United Methodist Church in Raleigh is offering weekly sessions of a full-day summer camp for rising first through fifth graders.
Each week of camp has a specific theme, and the fee is $100 per child. There is a one-time $25 registration fee per family. Daily hours for the camp are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and snacks are included.
To register, go to www.stjameskids.org or call Kris Johnson at 919-867-5122.
St. James UMC is located at 3808 St. James Church Road, Raleigh.
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