The Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi in Raleigh will show a documentary about Christians in the Holy Land.
The film, “The Stones Cry Out,” details the modern-day story of Palestinian Christians. While the majority of Palestinians are Muslim, there are also Christian communities among Palestinians that have existed for thousands of years.
The premise of the film is that Christianity was born in the region known historically as Palestine, and spread from there through the Middle East and into the rest of the world.
The filmmaker says she created the documentary so that Palestinian Christians could tell the stories of their lives since the creation of the state of Israel in 1948.
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The viewing of the film is part of St. Francis of Assisi’s Justice and Peace Ministries, which offers monthly small group movie nights on social topics.
“The Stones Cry Out” will be shown from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, March 23, in room 403 of the church, 11401 Leesville Road.
Habitat for Humanity gift
The congregation at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Raleigh has donated $14,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Wake County. The money is proceeds from the 33rd annual Greek Festival, which was held in September.
The festival was a three-day event at the Jim Graham Building at the State Fairgrounds. It featured food, music, dancing and cooking classes.
The Holy Trinity parish family has donated more than $175,000 to Habitat of Wake County since 1995.
Episcopalian bishop visits
The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Raleigh will welcome the Rt. Rev. Michael B. Curry, bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina, during Holy Week.
Curry will deliver the homily at the 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. services on Palm Sunday, March 29. He will also join in an inter-generational event in Shepherd’s Hall at 9 a.m. that day.
Curry will give a 10-minute mediation, with the theme “Walking the Way of the Cross,” at the 12 p.m. Holy Week Eucharist, March 30 through April 1. He will also be at the 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday service on April 2.
Then Curry will give the homily on Easter Day at 7 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., with baptism and confirmation taking place at the 11 a.m. service.
The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd is located a 125 Hillsborough St., Raleigh.
The Raleigh Church of Christ is offering the services of an ongoing career ministry on the fourth Saturday of each month.
Volunteers offer career guidance to church members, as well as neighbors in the community, who are looking for job opportunities and career growth. Topics include writing resumes, interview skills and advice for searching online for employment.
The next career session will be from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday, March 28, in the basement of the church fellowship hall at 911 Barringer Drive, Raleigh.
Participants must register in advance on the church website at raleighchurchofchrist.org.
Carla Turchetti compiles Faith in Focus each week. Email her with details of upcoming events at firstname.lastname@example.org.