A member of Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4907 Garrett Road in Durham, with members from Chapel Hill and the greater Triangle area, has received two awards, including one from Gov. Pat McCrory, for his volunteer work with low-income people, including the homeless at Urban Ministries of Durham.
Robert (Bo) Glenn was named Outstanding Volunteer and Governor’s Award winner in the faith-based category. After his name was forwarded to the N.C. Commission on Volunteerism, he was selected as one of 20 persons to receive the Governor’s Medallion Award for Volunteer Service and to receive the medallion for lifetime achievement.
The citation said Glenn has donated about 35 hours a month for 10 years at UMD. He has served in many roles including Food Pantry and Clothing Closet intake, and helping to prepare and cook meals for 250 people twice a month.
Glenn is a former trial attorney, who for 10 years has volunteered with Durham Housing Authority and with the Homeless Services Advisory Committee.
Glenn said he wishes to thank the many volunteers from Eno Fellowship who have cooked two meals a month for the last eight years, staff the Clothing Closet and food Pantry on Wednesdays, pick up donated food from Food Lion four days a week, teach a life skills class, donate food and clothing each month and periodically grant gifts to UMD through Giving Circles and Generosity Sunday at the fellowship.
Duke Chapel has released a list of its upcoming guests who will occupy what is considered one of America’s bully pulpits on a Sunday morning.
The list includes distinguished clergy persons from around the U.S., members of the faculty at Duke Divinity School and local pastors as well.
▪ Oct. 11: Amanda Diekman, co-pastor of Durham Presbyterian Church.
▪ Nov. 8: Lauren Winner, assistant professor of Christian Spirituality at Duke Divinity and a writer who is becoming a popular author.
▪ Jan. 17: Jonathan Walton, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church at Harvard University.
▪ Jan. 24: Thomas G. Long, Bandy Professor of Preaching, emeritus, at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology.
▪ Jan. 31 James Forbes, senior minister emeritus of Riverside Church in New York and president of the Healing of the Nations Foundation.
▪ Feb. 21: Barbara Brown Taylor, author, professor and Episcopal priest.
▪ March 13: Curtis Freeman, research professor of theology and Baptist studies and director of the Baptist House of Studies at Duke Divinity.
At this time, Sunday worshipers at the chapel continue to gather in Page Auditorium while refurbishing work continues in the great Gothic church that is undergoing its first significant interior renovation since it opened in 1932.
Orange United Methodist Church, 1220 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., will hold its annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 10.
Highlights this year will be a yard sale starting at 7 a.m.; a country breakfast served from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m; Sweet Shoppe with homemade baked goods from 7 to 11 a.m.; artists and craft vendors from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; children’s fun and games from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; hamburger and hot dog lunch with all the trimmings from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; live auction at 10:30 a.m.; and country dinner from 5 to 7:30 p.m., adult tickets $18, children (ages 6-10) $8. Children under 5 eat free.
Biologist Kriti Sharma will talk about her new book, “Interdependence: Biology and Beyond,” at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, at the Chapel Hill Zen Center, 5322 N.C. Hwy. 86.
She will read from her book and focus on how a clear and coherent philosophical and scientific view of interdependence can be a support for joy and “awakeness” in everyday life.
The teaching that all phenomena are interdependent is central to all Mahayana Buddhist traditions, including Soto Zen. The author will address such questions as: What does interdependence, or dependent arising, really mean? Do we experience ourselves as thoroughly interdependent with our world and if not, why not? What habitual, everyday assumptions function as barriers to realizing interdependence and what happens when we examine and potentially dissolve those assumptions?
Presentations on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 25-26, by Polly Young-Eisendrath, a Jungian analyst from Vermont, will speak and teach on the topic: “Gather Up Your Brokenness: Love, Imperfection and Human Ideals.”
The events, sponsored by the Jung Society of the Triangle, will be held at Church of Reconciliation, 110 N. Elliott Drive.
The Friday time is 7:30 p.m. and admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students. The Saturday time is 10 a.m. and admission is $30 for members of the Jung Society, $48 for non-members and $15 for students.
Young-Eisendrath, the author of 15 books, is a psychologist, mindfulness teacher, writer and Jungian analyst who has a clinical and consulting practice. She came to psychology and Jungian training through Buddhist practice, taking formal Zen vows in 1971.
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