Empty Bowls, the signature fundraising event for Urban Ministries of Durham the downtown charity that provides food, shelter and a future to neighbors in need, will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m.Thursday, March 3, at the Durham Convention Center, 301 W. Morgan St.
Ticket holders will sample soups prepared by local chefs and vote for their favorites.
Local artists and artisans are making hundreds of hand-crafted bowls, and participants with certain tickets can select a bowl to take home.
Here is a list of this year’s providers and their offerings:
▪ Blue Olive: Roasted root vegetable bisque with brussels sprouts, gala apples and applewood-smoked bacon.
▪ Brock Premier Culinary Service: Sweet corn and coasted poblano pepper chowder.
▪ Bull City Burger and Brewery: White smoked chipotle chili with lemon and tortillia strips, both vegetarian and vegan.
▪ Durham Convention Center: Collard green, chicken and shrimp gumbo.
▪ Guglhupf Bakery, Cafe & Restaurant: Cockaleeky soup.
▪ Lana Rotisserie & Empanadas: Sweet potato and sausage.
▪ The Mad Hatter’s Cafe and Bakeshop: White bean, scarole and local sausage.
▪ Pizzeria Toro: Sweet pea soup with radish and ricotta.
▪ Pompieri Pizza: Rich and spicy plum tomato with fresh basil.
▪ Saladelia Cafe: Tomato basil bisque.
▪ Saltbox Seafood Joint: Chowder “Soupreme.”
▪ The Forest at Duke: Mushroom expresso bisque.
▪ Toast: Lemony Potato-leek puree with olive oil.
Call 919-682-0598 for ticket information.
Faith and public health
The Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health at Duke University will hold the 14th annual David B. Larson memorial lecture from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3, at Duke Hospital North, Room 2002.
Speaker Dr. Gary Gunderson will address the dramatic shift from delivery of medical services one patient at a time to engagement with the factors that influence health over a lifespan.
He is the vice president for Faith and Health at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, which includes spiritual care, clinical pastoral education and counseling centers in 32 locations across North Carolina. He also guides community health strategy for the 19-county service area.
Known for more than two decades of creative work in the field of faith and public health, he is also professor of public health science in the Wake Forest University School of Medicine and professor of the health of the public in the School of Divinity.
The Frontline documentary “Outlook” will be screened at 7 p.m. on Movie Night Friday, March 4, in the Parish Hall at St. Philip’s Episcopal, 403 E. Main St.
The question “Why wasn’t the Ebola outbreak stopped before it was too late” will be the topic for discussion after the movie. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served.
The movie is suitable for all ages.
Durham Congregations in Action will meet at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 15, at New Creation United Methodist Church, 201 S. Alston Ave.
The topic for discussion will be the Durham County Jail policies and procedures.
Lunch is $7. RSVP by calling 919-688-2036.
Sacred Visitation, a monthly series organized by DCIA, is set for 11:15 a.m. Sunday, March 20, at Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4907 Garrett Road.
People of all faith traditions are invited to attend the service and the following question and answer session. The purpose of this project is to encourage greater interfaith learning and dialogue among faith communities in the area.
Durham’s Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church will hold the Sunday Orthodoxy vespers service for all Orthodox Christians in the Triangle area at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 20.
The beautiful ecumenical Pan-Orthodox service marks the beginning of this church’s Lenten season before Holy Easter and will include the combined voices and prayers of several Orthodox priests and parishioners.
Easter in Orthodox churches is traditionally celebrated later than in other Christian congregations in the western world putting this year’s Orthodox Easter on May 1.
Following the service, a light Lenten meal will be served in the fellowship hall for a donation that will support international Orthodox Christian Charities.
Offering the homily will be special guest Daniel Christopulos, representative to the official humanitarian relief agency of Orthodox Christians in the United States.
Orthodox Christians and their guests are welcome.
The church is located at 8306 N.C. 751.
Contact Flo Johnston at firstname.lastname@example.org.