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SAVE OUR STEEPLE!
A Durham Historic Landmark
 
 
The iconic steeple atop the Community Church of Durham is in dire need of major repairs.
 
We are asking for community support to help repair and maintain this historic signpost–our fundraising among church members is not enough to cover the work of repairing and reinforcing the steeple to ensure its long-term stability.
 
Please consider helping by sharing the link below. You can donate there or mail a check written to Community Church of Durham and send it to the church office at 17 Main Street, 03824.
 
Thank you!
 
WE ARE BELOVED: LEAN INTO IT
 
Know that you–wherever you are on life’s journey–are always welcome here!  (And now you can find our service–live or later–on YouTube Live!)
 
COMING THIS SPRING:
 
CRISIS IN GAZA / TEACH-IN AND STUDY
SATURDAY, MAY 18 at 9 Am 
 
The United Church of Christ’s Palestine Israel Network has recognized a need to provide local congregations with a guide to the history and consequences of the crisis in Gaza. We’ll spend time watching pieces of UCCPIN’s impressive resource, and pausing for discussion and discernment. 
 
How does the history of displacement, occupation and conflict shape the current conflict?  How might churches respond to the violence and militarism of the present moment?
 

If you’re hoping for a deeper and broader understanding of the crisis, and how churches like ours can take action, join us for this two-hour gathering!

All are welcome!

 
GOOD FRIDAY:
A GATHERING OF PRAYER & LAMENTATION
Friday, March 29 at 7 pm
In the Durham Sanctuary
 
“My God, my God, why have your abandoned me?” Our simple evening service offers space for quiet meditation and spoken lamentation. As we remember Jesus grief on the cross, we connect with our own sadness and our own longing for peace and healing. This hour includes silence in abundance, readings from the sacred story and an opportunity for those who choose to name the grief and despair in our hearts. In addition, grieving war and violence, we’ll listen in together to a sermon entitled “Christ in the Rubble”–given in the West Bank by the Rev. Munther Issac at the Christmas Lutheran Church of Bethlehem. All are welcome.
 
Blessings and Peace!
 
If you’ve found the site today, I imagine that you’re curious about spiritual community–and what it offers us, here and now, in today’s world of wonder and uncertainty.
 
Look around.  Explore our values, our vision, our programs.  And know that your curiosity itself is a God-gift: a gift to be treasured, pursued and enjoyed.  I hope you’ll check out a service, a program, a class we’re offering.  The best way to know what we believe is to see how we do what we do!
 
Church isn’t just a building: it’s a movement.  As the Community Church of Durham, we’re creating a movement of many generations, many voices and many gifted souls.  It’s a lot of fun, it’s a circle of wonder; and it’s a movement for the blessing of all life.
 
If you’ve got any questions, I’m always eager to talk!  Wherever you are on life’s journey, you’re welcome among us at the Community Church.
 
Dave Grishaw-Jones, Pastor