On Faith

Presbyterian churches to hold joint service

October 1, 2013 

Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2620 E. Weaver St., will host Chapel Hill's Church of Reconciliation for 11 a.m. worship Sunday.

The two churches have celebrated World Communion Sunday together for 17 years. This joint service celebrates the friendship between the two Presbyterian congregations as well as racial diversity. They are joining with churches around the world that observe World Communion Sunday, always the first Sunday in October.

Pastors Jimmie R. Hawkins, Covenant, and Katie Ricks, Reconciliation, will lead the service.

The tradition of World Communion Sunday originated at Shadyside Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh in 1933 and now includes many Christian denominations, cultures and races around the world.

Broadway Sings

Broadway Sings for Equality NC, a special Broadway musical benefit is set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at United Church of Chapel Hill, 1321 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Richard Wall, Chapel Hill-based musical director and singing coach is presenting two benefit performances featuring the state's finest artists singing and swinging for a great cause. Equality NC is a statewide agency dedicated to securing equal rights and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender North Carolinians.

The event is free and open to the public; however, donations are both accepted and encouraged.

Free tutoring

The Arise Group Saturday Academy at Haw River Missionary Baptist Church, 1099 Mt. Gilead Church Road, Pittsboro, is offering free tutoring from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the church.

Get more information from Lillian Norman at lilliannorman@bellsouth.net. Church pastor is the Rev. Dr. Junious Jones.

Literary anniversary

Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Garrett Road in Durham marked the fifth anniversary of publishing “Eno River Literary Journal,” in which the works of members and friends of the congregation are featured.

A strong lineup of writers/readers gathered for a reading earlier this week, including, Ted Fiske, (poem/song}; Paul Baerman, David Halperin, Art Hollander (lyricist, guitarist), Amassa Fauntleroy, Susan Hayman, Hugh Giblin, Joan Tilghman and others.

The public is invited to go by the Regulator Bookshop on Durham’s Ninth Street to get copies of this home-grown literary journal.

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