Midtown: Community

Citywide event inspired by call from God

During the past two years, Leslie Logan Brown had an overwhelming feeling that God was placing the idea for a citywide worship event on her heart. She continued to pray for clarity, and as time went on, God’s vision become as clear to her as a movie.

“The picture was so precise that I could see the faces of people that I knew participating, many of whom I hadn’t seen in years. I could see what the venue looked like, and I could hear some of the songs,” said Brown, co-owner of Logan Trading Company in Raleigh. “I realized that God was calling me to organize his people to worship.”

She began answering the call by sending out an email to everyone she had seen in the vision. Within 48 hours, everyone had said yes, and the Just Worship event was born.

Musicians from more than 25 Triangle churches in a variety of denominations will participate. The event is set for 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 15, at the Fletcher Opera Theater in Progress Entergy Center, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. Music will include contemporary Christian, rock, traditional hymns, jazz and Gospel. An interpretive dance with acapella voices will also be performed.

“This event is going to be a pure expression of people with no agenda to come together for the one purpose of glorifying a God who loves all people,” Brown said. “This is God’s idea, and I don’t even know exactly what he has in mind for the event. I just know that anything that is his idea is going to be awesome, and I am so glad to be a part of it.”

The event is free, but all attendees must have a ticket. Visit www.just_worship.eventbrite.com to reserve a ticket.

Volunteers, prizes needed

Good Shepherd Lutheran needs gently used items for its upcoming special-needs bingo coffeehouse from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at the church, 7000 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh. More than 200 guests are expected at the annual event, and every attendee will leave with a bingo prize.

Suggested donations include adult ball caps, sports or college sweatshirts, backpacks, tote bags, flashlights, decorative pillows, scarves/gloves, playing cards, costume jewelry, stuffed teddy bears and stationery or card sets. Candles or glass items will not be accepted. Donations can be left in the narthex at the church during business hours.

Volunteers are also needed to help guests play bingo, prepare and serve food, be a buddy to guests who need extra assistance, provide transportation and clean up. For more information, contact Cindy Davis at cindybdavis@gmail.com or 919-847-6979.

Breakfast of Champions

Jobs for Life, a Christian organization that helps people gain skills and employment, is holding its free Breakfast of Champions from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at Trinity Baptist Church, 4815 Six Forks Road, Raleigh. Registration is required at www.jflbreakfastfeb13.eventbrite.com by Monday, Feb. 25. For more information, email dalexander@jobsforlife.org.

Financial Peace University

Celebration Family Church is offering Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University at 6 p.m. each Monday beginning March 4 at the church, 8700 Capital Blvd., Raleigh. The nine-week course uses discussions and DVD lessons to teach participants how to budget, get out of debt, save for emergencies and invest. The classes also address how money affects relationships. For more information or to register, call Will Ray at 919-954-8800. Visit www.daveramsey.com to learn more about the course.

Bible parables series

Unity Church of Raleigh is holding a Bible parable course from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, March 6-27, at the church, 11101 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh. The class will examine the parables and help participants apply them for empowered and prosperous lives. A $10 love offering will be collected at each session. For more information, call 919-870-7364 or email ucrprograms@earthlink.net.

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