John Rutter’s “Requiem”

Under the leadership of Dr. Bill Adams and Lewis Moore, the combined choirs of Holy Family and St. Philip’s Durham, orchestra and guests, will present John Rutter’s Requiem on All Souls’ Day, November 2, at 7:00 p.m. in the nave of Holy Family. This concert is free of charge and open to the public.

Race, Church, and Culture: A Summer Reading Group

Holy Family has a unique opportunity to engage in conversation about the intersection of race and theology in America. In a three-part book series, the Rev. Canon Rhonda Lee, PhD., will be with us on a Wednesday evening to lead the conversation. A member of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina staff, Canon Lee is a scholar of nonviolence, Christian spiritual practices, and the struggle for racial justice.

If you cannot attend the Wednesday evening session, or if you can and want to continue the discussion, we will also meet at 9:00 a.m. on the Sunday morning following our evening with Canon Lee.

Unless otherwise noted, we will meet in the Library.

Wednesday, June 5, 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 9, 9:00 a.m., James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

Wednesday, July 10, 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 14, 9:00 a.m., Jesmyn Ward, ed., The Fire This Time

Wednesday, August 7, 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, August 11, 9:00 a.m., Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me

Life of Galileo: Holy Family goes to the theater

From Playmakers Repertory Company: “Galileo Galilei: father, hero, heretic. When a chance discovery leads to evidence of a seismic shift in scientific thinking, Galileo sparks a dangerous dispute with authority. To challenge the idea that the earth is the centre of the universe is to challenge the all-powerful Roman Catholic Church. Brecht’s dramatisation of the battle between belief and reason considers whether proof matters when dogma reigns.” Want to know more? Want to join your fellow parishioners at the theater? Come learn more at this morning’s Adult Forum, sponsored by Christianity and the Arts.

Contra Dance

The Christianity and the Arts Commission invites you to a contra dance on Saturday, February 9, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The event will take place down the road at our neighbors, Binkley Baptist Church (because their parish hall is square and has a hard-surfaced floor). No experience is necessary. $5.00/person or $10.00 per household is all it takes. Come solo, or bring a crew.

Epiphany Dinner

You are welcome to join us for our celebration of the Feast of the Epiphany on Sunday, January 6 at 5:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. We’ll have dinner for the whole family, blessed chalk for your doorframes, and fun Epiphany-themed activities. Just bring yourselves.