The date for the 60th anniversary celebration at Aldersgate United Methodist Church has been changed to Sunday, Oct. 4.
Bishop Hope Morgan Ward of the North Carolina Conference will preach at 11 a.m., and a catered meal will be served after the service.
An open invitation has been extended by Pastor Donnie Evans-Jones, who also serves as pastor at Amity United Methodist Church on North Estes Drive.
Day of Prayer
The annual World Day of Prayer observance at Unity Center of Peace will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at 8800 Seawell School Road in Chapel Hill. This is a non-denominational event that focuses specifically on places worldwide where violence, social unrest and disease are causing people to suffer.
All who have connections in any of these places and would like to experience the solace of shared prayer for relatives and friends may join the community for a candle lighting in the center’s sanctuary or outdoor sacred spaces.
Others are encouraged to join in prayer wherever and whenever they can throughout the day.
An open invitation has been extended by Advent Lutheran Church for interested persons to attend a Saturday event on prayer.
What is prayer? Does prayer depend on the individual or God? How does prayer fit into God’s grace? What does it mean to “pray without ceasing”?
These are questions addressed when popular Christian author Max Lucado via video shares thoughts from his latest book, “Before Amen: The Power of Simple Prayer.”
The 5:15 p.m. event is the first Praise and Pizza gathering of the fall season. The church is located at 230 Erwin Road, and all are welcome.
A sermon series titled “Grace Upon Grace” by the Rev. Mindy Davis, pastor at Chapel In the Pines Presbyterian Church, continues through October.
▪ Sept. 13: The Grace of Christ
▪ Sept. 20: Forgiveness
▪ Sept. 27: Reconciliation
▪ Oct. 4: The Table of Grace, World Communion Sunday
▪ Oct. 11: Gratitude
▪ Oct. 18: Welcome and Hospitality
▪ Oct. 25: Joy
Sunday worship is at 10:30 a.m. The church welcomes visitors to its campus located at 314 Great Ridge Parkway, off Mann’s Chapel Road.
The Monday Noon Book Group at United Church of Chapel Hill, 1321 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., will begin meeting on Monday, Sept. 14, reading and discussing “Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God” by Kelly Brown Douglas, an Episcopal priest.
She began writing this book following the killing of Trayvon Martin rooting the “stand your ground” culture in the long history of public space being “white” space.
The Rev. Richard Edens, a pastor at the church, will lead the group that will continue meeting on Mondays in the church library. Participants should bring a bag lunch and plan to join in the conversation.
The ecumenical Friends of Christ School for Christian Spirituality is now enrolling for the fall term set to begin the week of Sept. 28.
Orientation sessions for new students are the week of Sept. 21.
Courses this fall include two of the school’s five core courses. They are the introductory core course “The Christian Spiritual Journey as Transformation” and “Spiritual Wisdom and Guidance” for previously enrolled persons.
The spiritual journey course is offered as two eight-week class sessions: Mondays, 7 to 9 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church in Chapel Hill from Sept. 28 to Nov. 16, led by faculty Heather Ferguson and Craig Smith. Or Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon at United Church of Chapel Hill from Oct. 1 to Nov. 19, led by faculty Judy Stephens and Cely Chicurel.
Spiritual wisdom is also offered in two eight-week class sessions: Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m. at United Church of Chapel Hill from Sept. 29 to Nov. 17, led by faculty Stephanie Ford and Lynn O’Gorman Latchford. Or Thursdays 10 a.m. to noon at St. Thomas More Catholic Church from Oct. 1 to Nov. 19, led by Lynn O’Gorman Latchford and Megan Boyle.
Participants can register at friendsofChristschool.com, or complete and submit a registration form by mail or email info@friendsofChristschool.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The suggested course fee is $25, which does not include the course text. Scholarships are available. For those who would like to support the school and its scholarship fund, a sustainer course fee of $45 is suggested.
Contact Flo Johnston at email@example.com or call 910-361-4135.