Sunday School in August
All youth and adults are welcome to enjoy breakfast in the vestibule, before our intergenerational learning in the fellowship hall at 9:30 am every Sunday in August. Topics will differ greatly from Sunday to Sunday, but all promise to be very inspiring. You won’t want to miss a single one!
8/6 – Welcome House: A Place of Hospitality for Refugees
CBF field personnel, Kim and Marc Wyatt, will share their most recent ministry endeavors in our city. The Wyatt’s have served displaced people since 1996 when they were missionaries first in Thailand and then in Canada. But, in 2014 they were relocated to the Research Triangle and in 2015, they established Welcome House in Raleigh as a ministry to refugees. At Welcome House, they provide a safe, temporary home, settlement assistance, and bridges into the community. Their main goal is to share the love of God in Christ Jesus through the ministries of hospitality and friendship
8/13 – “The Church and Race” with Dr. Mikael Broadway
Dr. Broadway has taught theology and ethics at Shaw University for 24 years. His research has focused on church-state relations, Christian community development, church-based community organizing, the church and economic life, Baptist theology and history, the church and race, and the influence of white supremacy on theology. Dr. Broadway also serves as an Associate Minister at Mt. Level Missionary Baptist Church in Durham, NC. Through Mt. Level MBC, he has played important leadership roles in city and county campaigns for improving access to after-school care for children, promoting a living wage for workers, addressing needs for affordable housing, improving policing and neighborhood conditions, and many other issues to make Durham a better place for all its residents.
8/20 – Singing Our Faith in the Shape-Note Style
Local musicians who enjoy singing in the shape-note tradition will lead this session. First, one group member will offer a historical background about this musical method of singing. After the explanation, the group will sing for us. Everyone will be invited to join in, but will not be required to do so. The singers will be circled in the middle of the room in order to hear each other. All others will sit around the outside of the singing circle to enjoy the large, warm sound of their sacred music.
8/27 – Back to School Sunday
Our Sunday school theme will be “Dare to Be Different.” The staff and lay volunteers will lead all ages in a VBS-style learning format. Through music, art, and storytelling, we will learn about Daniel and how he followed God’s will for his life even when it meant not following the crowd.
We will have our annual Backpack Blessing in worship at 11:00 am – so all children & teachers (and any adults who take a bag to work too) bring your backpacks to worship for the blessing! After worship, we will have a potluck lunch. Please bring extra side dishes and desserts to be sure we have plenty for visitors. We will also have some fun activities for kids including a bounce house, face painting, and bubbles. This will be a great way to kick off the year!