1st Tuesday Book Club

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June 4, 12-1:15 p.m. | Fellowship Hall

Come discuss a fascinating bit of Durham's racial history by reading The Secret Game: A Wartime Story of Courage, Change and Basketball's Lost Triumph, by Scott Ellsworth.  We will discuss the second half of the books at the June meeting. Margot will also lead an evening discussion on Tuesday, June 18, 7:30-9 p.m.

Questions? Contact Susan Kinghorn.    

Women's Bible Study Brunch

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Thursday, May 9, 9:30-11:15 a.m. | Fellowship Hall

You are invited to the annual Spring Brunch of the Thursday morning Women's Bible Study. Each of the teachers will offer a personal takeaway from the study of Isaiah and lead the group in a time of reflection. You do not need to have done the study to attend. Please come and see how Isaiah has been active this year!   


Spring Block Party

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April 28, 12:30-2:30 p.m. | Iredell Street.

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The deacon's Hospitality Committee invites you to our annual Block Party. Enjoy a cook out, tasty frozen treats, a bouncy house, free tote bag printing and wonderful fellowship with your Blacknall family. 

Please bring a side dish to share: last names beginning with letters A-I baked beans, J-R salads, S-Z coleslaw. In the event of rain, the Block Party will be moved indoors at Blacknall.


Know Your Neighbor Month

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Calendar of Ideas

Jesus calls us to love our neighbors as ourselves. But how can we love our neighbors well if we don’t know them? April is our chance to start or deepen a friendship with those physically closest to us by doing something intentional with a neighbor. Visit the bulletin board in the staff hallway for ideas and to share your experience.

If you would like a $10-50 grant to host an outing or gathering, contact Ali Shoenfelt.

StepUp Durham

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Blacknall is hosting StepUp’s workshop April 9-12. We have a great chance to show our hospitality by providing the group of 10-15 participants and staff with lunch. StepUp Durham is a non-profit that offers Employment Readiness Training, personalized job coaching, employer referrals, and supportive services to job seekers, including those with barriers like a criminal background or gaps in work history. 

Contact: Nancy Grigg.

Holy Week & Easter

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Scriptural Way of the Cross
April 15-19, 9-5 & 6-8 p.m.| Fellowship Hall
Walk the self-guided interactive space and follow Jesus along his journey to the cross. Children are welcome, but parents may want to view the space prior to bringing younger ages. View photos here.

Maundy Thursday Service
Thursday, April 18, 7 p.m. | Sanctuary.
Members from Mt. Level Missionary Baptist Church will join Blacknall. A reception will follow the service. Childcare provided through age 4.

Good Friday Children’s Worship
Friday, April 19, 4:30 p.m. | Room 105
Age 3 to 2nd grade. Children’s worship using the story of the Crucifixion. Parents also welcome to take part.

Good Friday Tenebrae Service
Friday, April 19, 7 p.m. | Sanctuary
A service reflecting on the Passion of our Lord. Childcare provided through 2nd grade.

Easter Services
Sunday, April 21
6 a.m. sunrise service at Mt. Level Missionary Baptist Church (316 Hebron Rd).
8:30 & 11 a.m. Easter services at Blacknall.