Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church will hold its second annual Community Arts Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds will support the church’s anti-poverty ministries. Admission is free.
The arts and crafts show and sale will include jewelry, knitted items, paintings, ceramics, textiles and wood carvings, all handcrafted by Durham area artisans.
Local photographers are invited to submit photos for a juried contest and a people’s choice contest for all ages, including children.
Live music will include performances by Over the Creek String Band, The Coin, blues guitarist Heath Tuttle and others.
The day will be capped by Harry Jansen accompanying silent movies on the organ.
Durham food trucks will be on site, including MaMa Dukes, Will and Pops and The Parlour.
Child care will be available.
The church is located at 927 W. Trinity Ave, between Gregson and Duke streets.
Teachers, church leaders, ministers and church volunteers are invited to attend First Calvary Baptist Church’s Annual Christian Education Workshop, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. The church is located at 1311 Morehead Ave.
Guest facilitator is Mark Royster of Chapel Hill. To register send a message to email@example.com.
The church will hold its annual Biblical Institute at 7 p.m. daily from Sept. 29-Oct. 1. Guest minister is Bennie Goodwin of Arlington, Va. He is a retired professor from Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta.
Creech to speak
Jimmy Creech, who was defrocked as a minister in the United Methodist Church for defying church law regarding gay people and their role in that church, will speak in the parish hall at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church at 10 a.m. Sunday.
In May 1984, a closeted gay man in a small town in southeastern North Carolina went to see Creech who at that time was pastor of a United Methodist congregation. He told the pastor he was leaving the church and when asked why, he said he could “no longer be part of a church that thinks that (I’m) some kind of pervert.”
The man’s name was Adam, and Creech’s recently published book recounting the pastor’s journey since then is titled “Adam’s Gift.”
The noon meeting Thursday of the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham will feature speakers from the ministries of the coalition, including Vigils for Homicide Victims, Reconciliation and Reentry, Circles of Hope and Healing and Friendly Fridays. Each speaker will describe the witness and service and how interested people may participate.
The meeting will be held in the fellowship hall at Shepherds House United Methodist Church, 107 N. Driver St.
Lunch is provided. No RSVP required.
David Arcus, newly commissioned parish musician at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary’s Road, Hillsborough, will give a 3 p.m. demonstration and organ recital at the church Sunday.
Arcus was the Duke University Chapel organist and associate University Organist for 30 years.
His recital-demonstration of the church’s Hook & Hastings (1833) organ will include demonstrating how the organ’s different sets of pipes are used and combined. He will perform works by J.S. Bach, Robert Schumann and Franz Liszt.
The Durham-Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and University United Methodist Church, 150 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, will present “Lord, Send Out Your Spirit, Renew the Face of the Earth,” a hymn festival led by Michael Burkhardt, at 4 p.m. Sunday.
Burkhardt, a composer and recitalist, will lead a group of choirs in the program that includes singing, Scripture reading and music for brass and organ.
The Filipino Catholic Community in the Diocese of Raleigh will commemorate the life and Christian works of San Lorenzo Ruiz, first Filipino saint, during a celebration at Durham’s Holy Cross Catholic Church on South Alston Avenue at 1 p.m. Sunday.
After the liturgy, a traditional Filipino Fiesta Cena, an afternoon reception, will be held. A wide array of Filipino delicacies, treats and pastries will be served, all prepared by members of the community.
A cultural presentation by different Filipino organizations will take place while the reception is going on.
Family & Friends
Emmanuel AME Church, 2018 Riddle Road, will hold Family & Friends Day during the 10 a.m. worship service on Sunday. Guest preacher will be the Rev. Sylvia Branch of St. Mark AME Zion Church. An afternoon of food and fellowship will follow the service.
The church’s fall revival is set at 7 p.m. Sept. 29-Oct. 1 with guest preachers from the area preaching.
Humanistic High Holiday
Kol Haskalah Congregation is having non-theistic High Holiday celebrations led by Rabbi Miriam Jerris of the Society for Humanistic Judaism. She will lead a Shabbat service at 7:30 p.m. today, Sept. 24, at Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4907 Garrett Road, Durham and will discuss the tension between human intellect and emotion, “Having It All: Science and Spirituality, Wonder and Integrity.”
Jerris will lead a Shabbat service on Friday. She will lead a children’s Rosh Hashanah service from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Chapel Hill Library, 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill.
Kol Nidre is set on Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary at Eno River Fellowship and Yom Kippur adult discussion will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. in the chapel followed by Break-the Fast at 4 p.m. in the fellowship hall with a potluck dinner after Nizkor memorials.
For further information, call 919-230-1606 or visit kolhaskalah.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Flo Johnston at 910-361-4135 or email@example.com.