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Below is a list of some of the churches that Duke students attend in the area. This is not an exhaustive list of all local churches, but it does comprise many of the churches IV members attend. Each listed church is followed by comments offered by students involved in InterVarsity. For a more concise list, check out the flyer version.

Blacknall Memorial Presbyterian Church

On Campus Contact

Eric Ness (ecn7@duke.edu)

Church Info

Denomination: Presbyterian Church USA

1902 Perry Street
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 286-5586
http://www.blacknallpres.org/

Services: 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM
College Sunday School (breakfast included!): 9:45 AM

Church Description

Blacknall has been in West Durham since the beginning of the 1900s when it ministered to local mill workers. Now, its location equips the church to minister to college students: Blacknall is one and a half blocks off East Campus, on your right just before you get to Cosmic Cantina!

Many people in the congregation have a relationship with Duke or other local universities and love talking to and serving college students. The college ministers are Duke Divinity School interns who are available on and off campus to meet with undergraduates who have questions or are looking for discipleship. They also teach the college Sunday School class. In Sunday School we eat bagels, read and study Scripture, and share prayer requests.

One of the things I love about Blacknall is that it is a church home to people of all ages. Here you can serve in the nursery and play with babies. You can be adopted by a family in the church and eat meals with them in their home. You can meet and learn from older, wiser people. I also have learned to love worshipping through song at Blacknall. At first I thought the songs were a little old-fashioned, but then I noticed how purposefully the music director chooses hymns and praise songs, and I began to really appreciate the words we sing. Now, I miss Blacknall whenever I'm away from Durham!

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Chapel Hill Bible Church (CHBC)

On Campus Contact

Tony Zhang (ttz2@duke.edu)
Geoff Huang (geoffrey.huang@duke.edu)

Church Info

Denomination: Non-Denominational

260 Erwin Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
http://www.biblechurch.org/

Services: 9:30 AM and 11:05 AM
College Sunday School (breakfast included!): 9:30 AM

Church Description

Chapel Hill Bible Church is a multi-ethnic, multi-generational church that has been serving the Triangle area since 1970. A typical Sunday starts with breakfast (Panera bagels provided!) outside the College Encounter Sunday School room. Duke and Carolina students greet each other before heading in to hear announcements about how everyone can be involved in the church's various ministries. Scott Vermilion, the University Minister, welcomes us and dives right in teaching from a passage of Scripture, giving plenty of background and offering lots of opportunities for discussion. After the lesson is over, we pray and get ready for service. Nat Stine is the minister for worship, which can include anything from hymns to Christian contemporary music, gospel to a cappella. Once, worship was led by members of Nairobi Chapel, a Kenyan church that partners with CHBC, and that was a real treat! Scott Vermillion, Dave Ward (Minister for Community Life), and Randy Russell (Pastor for Spiritual Life) rotate preaching, and they each bring unique perspectives to the reading of Scripture. After the service is over, if you're a first-, second-, or third-timer, you get a delicious loaf of dessert bread. Then, we all go to Grace's for some more fun and fellowship, unless there's lunch at the church, where we meet new CHBCers or catch up with old ones. We like meeting people, and we would love to meet you! If you're interested in checking out CHBC, just e-mail Tony Zhang (ttz2@duke.edu) for a ride.

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Christ Community Church

On Campus Contact

We do not currently have an on campus contact, so please contact the church directly for information about rides.

Church Info

Denomination: Presbyterian Church in America (PCA)

Rashkis Elementary School
601 Meadowmont Lane
Chapel Hill, NC 27515
http://cccpca.org/

Mailing Address:
PO Box 2314
Chapel Hill, NC 27515

919-338-1911 (office of Rev. Byron Jay Peters, e-mail: byron@cccpca.org)
919-338-0840 (office of Rev. H. Gregory Norfleet, e-mail: greg@cccpca.org)

The Worship of God: 10:30 AM
Sunday School (all ages): 9:15 AM

Church Description

CCC is Presbyterian and is a church plant from the Church of the Good Shepherd. It has a contemporary worship style but isn't too loud or flashy. There are two pastors, Pastor Byron and Pastor Greg, who alternate giving sermons. Sunday School is for everyone and covers everything from heavy theological topics to application-oriented topics. There isn't a separate college ministry yet; the church is more family oriented (mostly young families).

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The Church of the Good Shepherd

On Campus Contact

Beka Ouyang (rpo@duke.edu)

Church Info

Denomination: Presbyterian Church in America (PCA)

Brochure

3741 Garrett Road
Durham, NC 27713
919-490-1634
http://www.cgsonline.org/

Service: 9:30 and 11:00 AM
College Flock Teaching Fellowship: 9:30 AM (below the santuary)

Church Description

This is a church that preaches the inspired word of God every Sunday in Durham. The services are opened by singing from a hymn. Then, after a small opening, a few contemporary songs are sung. The sermons last about 40 minutes and close by singing from a final hymn. The dress code is business casual, ranging from jeans and a polo shirt to a coat and tie, depending on one's own personal taste.

College Flock Teaching Fellowship (Sunday school) is taught by Sean Radke, the College Flock Pastor, and is at 9:30 am downstairs below the sanctuary. Our goal is to equip students with the all-encompassing, and in-depth Christian world and life view.

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Duke Chapel

On Campus Contact

Amy Ehman (amy.ehman@duke.edu)

Church Info

Denomination: Interdenominational

1 Chapel Drive
Durham, NC 27708
General contact numbers:

Schedule for the week - (919) 681-9414
Chapel information line - (919) 681-1704
Visitor services - (919) 681-9488
Events coordinator - (919) 684-8150

http://www.chapel.duke.edu/

Church Description

From http://www.chapel.duke.edu/sundaymorning.html:
The University Service of Worship is held each Sunday morning at 11:00. Duke Chapel has the largest congregation of any university church in the country. Services are ecumenical in nature and feature sermons by the Dean of the Chapel, as well as renowned visiting preachers. Musical leadership for the services is provided by the Duke Chapel Choir.

Bulletins, Sermons, Radio, and Webcasts

  • Bulletins for each service, along with an archived webcast and a PDF of available sermons can be found on the Chapel's Sermons and Bulletins page.
  • The Chapel's YouTube Channel also has archived videos of sermons and services.
  • Sunday worship is broadcast live each week on WDNC 620 AM.
  • Sunday worhip is re-broadcast at 10:00 am the following Sunday at WDOX 570 AM.

Preaching Schedule
View Upcoming Preachers in the Chapel Calendar.

The Service of the Lord's Supper
The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper (Holy Eucharist) is celebrated every Sunday in the Memorial Chapel immediately following the University Service of Worship, except on those Sundays when the sacrament is celebrated during the Service.

The Congregation at Duke Chapel
This ecumenical congregation serves the pastoral needs of those for whom Duke Chapel is the primary place of worship. The Congregation provides its own financial support and has its own pastor and staff. Activities include Bible studies, Sunday-morning classes, mission trips, retreats, spiritual formation groups, fellowship activities, and a variety of service projects. Membership is open to all, including students. For more information, visit the Congregation at Duke Chapel Website.

Sunday-Morning Classes
During the academic year, Sunday-morning classes for children, youth, and adults are conducted by the Congregation at Duke Chapel. For more information, visit the Congregation at Duke Chapel Website.

Assist with Worship
If you would like to serve as an usher, lector or communion server, please contact our Worship Director Meghan Feldmeyer. Our volunteers are an essential part of worship at Duke Chapel.

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Elevation (Grey Stone Baptist Church)

On Campus Contact

Katie Reichert (katie.reichert@duke.edu)

Church Info

Denomination: Baptist

715 Fifteenth Street
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 286-2281
http://www.elevationdurham.com/

College Pastor: Jeremiah Hambrick (Elevation@gsdurham.com)

Elevation begins at 10 AM every Sunday
Elevation coffee house opens at 9:30 AM every Sunday (free coffee, donuts, and wi-fi)
C-groups for college students begin at 11:15 AM every Sunday in "The Loft" on the main campus
Need a ride? We have vans at the East campus bus stop and the West campus bus stop (in front of the chapel) every Sunday at 9:30. Just look for the Elevation logo

Church Description

Elevation is a worship experience that we hope will make you feel welcome, connected, and encouraged. We strive to help you grow in your walk with Christ and discover all that you were meant to be! We would love to have you join us any Sunday morning; we have a seat just for you. Come as you are to our casual atmosphere, sing along with some energetic music, and hear a great message. Get plugged into to our college small groups (called C-groups) that will help you connect to others and encourage and equip you in your walk with Christ. Attend conferences, get away on retreats, or just hang out at a cook out. We want you to be a part of Elevation! Hope to see you this Sunday.

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Emmaus Way

On Campus Contact

Erica Mail (e.mail@duke.edu)

Church Info

Denomination: Non-Denominational

916 Lamond Ave. (The Reality Center)
Durham, NC 27701
http://www.emmausway.net/

Worship: Sundays at 6-7:30 PM

Church Description

Emmaus Way is a community of people committed to following Jesus Christ. Jesus' mandate, that we love one another as we love ourselves, encourages us to look beyond our own interests to the needs of others.
Pursuing this requires us to deepen our friendships with one another, to help each other where there is need, and to encourage one another to look outside ourselves.

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First Baptist Church of Durham

On Campus Contact

Tim MacArthur (tjm10@duke.edu)

Church Info

Denomination: Southern Baptist

414 Cleveland Street
Durham, NC 27701
919-688-7308
http://www.fbcdurham.org/
College Pastor: Flynn Cratty (flynn.cratty@fbcdurham.org)

Service: 11:00 AM
College Sunday School: 9:45 AM

Church Description

FBC Durham is committed to helping followers of Christ faithfully walk the journey of the Christian life. We are a local church with a global mission, seeking to spread the glory of God in Durham and all around the world. At FBC, you'll have the opportunity to participate in a discussion about a Bible passage with students from UNC, sing praises to God with an amazing choir and orchestra, listen to a riveting sermon by an MIT-grad engineer-turned-pastor, and build relationships with everyone from Duke seniors to pre-schoolers to elderly folk. FBC Durham is clearly a church that is alive and growing--and it is the place that many Duke students have decided to call home.

Getting to church couldn't be easier--the FBC van swings by the West bus stop at 9:20 and the East bus stop at 9:30 am. Bible For Life (AKA Sunday school) for college students begins at 9:45 am (and breakfast has lovingly been prepared for us). After BFL, worship service is 11 am - 12:30 pm. There are rides back to East, West, Grace's Cafe, etc. ...

If you're looking for a church where you can both serve and be served, or if you're just looking for a place where you can learn more about God (while enjoying some good food and friends!), consider visiting FBC--we'd love to worship with you!

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Grace Mission Community Church (GMCC, formerly GMM)

On Campus Contact

Will Son (wjs7@duke.edu)

Church Info

Denomination: Non-Denominational

2100 Chapel Hill Rd.
Durham, NC 27707
http://www.gmccnc.org/

Morning Prayer: 8:00 AM
AM Worship Service: 9:30 AM
Bible Study: 11:00 AM
Lunch: 12:00 PM
PM Worship Service: 1:00 PM
Sports Fellowship: 2:45 PM
Friday Night Fellowship ("FNF"): Fridays, 7:00 PM

Church Description

GMCC is composed primarily of college students (from Duke University, UNC-Chapel Hill, and NC State), and young adults and families in the Research Triangle. While being diverse due to the many college campuses and North Carolina districts it serves, GMCC is definitely a place focused on community, biblical fellowship, and missions.

Our Mission
Our mission is to become disciples of Christ who serve God's Kingdom by sharing His love.

Our Vision
We desire to reach beyond the walls of the church and be the hands that God uses to make a positive spiritual impact on the city of Durham & RTP by praying, caring, and sharing the love of Christ Jesus.

Rides:
Rides are provided every morning for both morning and afternoon services at the East Campus and West Campus bus stops.
Please contact us or visit our website for more information. We look forward to meeting you!

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King's Park International Church

On Campus Contact

Michelle Zhang (myz2@duke.edu)

Church Info

Denomination: Reformation Protestant

1305 Odyssey Drive
Durham, NC 27713
(919) 544-6304
http://www.kpic.org/

English Service: 10 AM on Sundays
Chinese Service: 10:30 AM on Sundays
Spanish Service: 5 PM on Sundays
Wednesday Night Prayer: 7:00 PM on Wednesdays

Church Description

From http://www.kpic.org/aboutus/:
While our impact is international, King's Park is rooted in the communities of the Triangle region. More than a collection of people, King's Park is a family of believers including students and professionals, singles and families, empty-nesters and 20 something's. King's Park is about knowing and enjoying God, and living life with the fullness He intends. It's about understanding God's plan for our lives and daring to make a difference in the world. King's Park is a place where God's Word is honored and where He is worshipped with passion. We invite you to personally experience King's Park on a Sunday morning or a Wednesday night. Your life will never be the same.

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Raleigh Chinese Christian Church (RCCC)

On Campus Contact

We do not currently have an on campus contact, so please contact the church directly for information about rides.

Church Info

Denomination: Non-Denominational Chinese Christian Church

6288 Chapel Hill Rd.
Cary, NC 27513
919-834-3815
http://www.raleighccc.org

Chinese Service: 9:30 AM
English Service: 11:15 AM
English Sunday School: 9:45 AM

Church Description

Mission
To reach the Chinese community for Christ. To transform them into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ by becoming a reverent, Christ-centered, caring community that glorifies Christ.

Information
RCCC is a non-denominational church. In addition to serving the Chinese adults, RCCC also has specific ministries serving college students (AO) and recent graduates (the Young Adults). The Sunday schedule includes a Chinese worship service followed by an English worship service. Lunch is provided at RCCC following the English service.

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Resurrection Methodist Church

On Campus Contact

We do not currently have an on campus contact, so please contact the church directly for information about rides.

Church Info

Denomination: United Methodist

4705 Old Chapel Hill Road
Durham, North Carolina 27707
919-489-6552
http://www.resurrectionumc.org/

Sunday School: 9 AM
Worship: 10:15 AM

Church Description

From http://www.resurrectionumc.org:
The mission of Resurrection United Methodist Church is to be a community where all persons may receive the grace and forgiveness of God and become disciples of Jesus Christ.
We gather to worship God, to proclaim the good news that Jesus is Lord and Savior, and to grow as believers and disciples. We seek to serve one another and the world by reaching out in love and service as Christ's hands.
Through God's Word, our lives are changing internally, which compels us to love each other, and then bring that love to our community by our words and actions.
Resurrection could be the church home you're looking for! God has done wonderful things through this dynamic congregation and there is a place here for you.

FAQ (from http://www.resurrectionumc.org):

  • What type of church are we?
    We are a United Methodist Congregation that welcomes individuals from all backgrounds; we strive to be a true multicultural and interracial community. We are committed to being an inclusive community; a community for all people regardless of race, economic status, physical or mental ability.
  • What style is the Sunday worship service?
    Our Sunday morning worship is a blended service including both contemporary and traditional elements
  • What's the dress code?
    There is none! Come as you are; you'll find all styles of dress.
  • What time does the Sunday service start?
    10:15 am
  • How long is the Sunday service?
    Approximately 75 minutes
  • What about Sunday school?
    Classes meet from 9:00 to 9:45am. There are classes for all ages of children, youth and adults.
  • What size is your congregation?
    We have about 250 members and friends. Our average worship attendance is 140. Our sanctuary/fellowship hall seats about 240 when set up for worship.
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Saint Joseph's Episcopal Church of Durham

On Campus Contact

We do not currently have an on campus contact, so please contact the church directly for more information.

Church Info

Denomination: Episcopal

1902 W. Main Street
Durham, NC 27708
919-286-1064
http://www.saintjosephsdurham.org/
saintjosephsdurham@yahoo.com

Service times:
Sundays: 10:30 AM Eucharist
Mondays - Fridays: 8 AM Morning Prayer

Church Description

About the Sunday service: Rite II Book of Common Prayer with some sung psalms, canticles, and prayers.
About the community: We are a smaller community with deep roots in the Durham and Duke communities. We are located right off East Campus on Main St. between 9th and Broad.

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The Summit Church

On Campus Contact

Jack Li (jack.li@duke.edu)

Church Info

Denomination: Southern Baptist

Brier Creek Campus
Sundays @ 9 AM, 10:45 AM, & 5:30 PM
Saturdays @ 6 PM
2335 Presidential Dr.
Durham, NC 27703

West Club Campus
Sundays @ 9:45 AM & 11:15 AM
2031 West Club Blvd.
Durham, NC 27705

Cole Mill Campus
Sundays @ 9:15 AM & 11 AM
1417 Cole Mill Road
Durham, NC 27705

http://www.summitrdu.com/

College Sunday School: 9 AM at Brier Creek

Church Description

The Summit Church has grown a ton since I first started attending the church three years ago. About one and a half years ago, the church sold its property and began to meet at Riverside High School while praying about and waiting on God to show them where He would have them build a new, larger church building to accommodate the much larger congregation (of about 1,200 attendees every Sunday). It is a little weird at first to attend a worship service in the auditorium of a high school, but it hasn't stopped the church from continuing to grow in numbers. JD Greear is an amazing pastor who is sold out for God and who passionately preaches Bible-based, highly engaging messages that are applicable to our daily lives. The Gospel is made clear each and every week, and there are often series that are aimed at visitors who may be skeptical about Christianity but are trying to find the truth. Even then, the sermons continue to challenge all present. The worship through music is contemporary, lively, and focused on giving all praise to God. The church is committed to developing authentic Christians and preparing them to share the Gospel in different ways to reach all different kinds of people. The Summit is a church that is passionate about prayer with a heart for missions and evangelism. It has an especially heavy burden to reach out to those in need spiritually, physically, and financially in Durham and creates opportunities to serve in the community in different ways throughout the year. Brad O'Brien is the College Pastor at Summit and is an excellent teacher. This fall, we are going to meet in one large group each Sunday morning at 9:30 AM at the Summit's other building on Cole Mill Road about a mile away from the high school. I believe Brad will teach most weeks and then invite other guests to speak on certain topics they are especially familiar with occasionally. Since the Summit is a large church, there are a wide variety of ministries to get involved in and tons of people to meet, but it does take a lot of effort and personal motivation to do so. Often people new to the Summit get lost in the crowd and have complained about not being able to meet a lot of people there. It is very easy to go to the Summit every week with your friends for an entire year and not really meet anyone (except maybe saying hi and having a very quick superficial kind of conversation with the people sitting around you). However, if one makes an attempt to get involved, I tell you, it is possible. =) Becoming a member, going to prayer meetings, going to Sunday school every week, participating in special outreach events throughout the year, and/or just making an effort to talk to people other than those you came with can help a lot.

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Triangle Vineyard Christian Fellowship

On Campus Contact

We do not currently have an on campus contact, so please contact the church directly for information about rides.

Church Info

Denomination: Reformation Protestant

3915 Western Blvd.
Raleigh, NC 27606
(919) 233-8463
(919) 233-2293
http://www.trianglevineyard.org/vineyard/
office@trianglevineyard.org

Brunch: 9:30-10 AM
Worship: 10-11:30 AM

Church Description

From http://trianglevineyard.org/vineyard/aboutus/:
We want to learn how to be a group of people who follow Jesus ... doing what he taught us to do. He loved everyone and showed by accepting everyone, caring for the poor, healing the sick and helping people become really free to be who he made them to be. Quite a radical life when you think about it.
We know that we cannot do this by ourselves and so we want to become the sort of community where we can help each other move ahead in living and loving like Jesus. We also know that we cannot do without learning to depend upon God in every area of our lives and living in the power of His Holy Spirit.
Triangle Vineyard is part of the family of churches known as Vineyard. It is an international group of churches who share many values and priorities which are reflected in the way we do church.
One of the best ways to get to know is to understand our values. Two of major values reflect one simple principle. We want to encounter God in life changing ways and we believe that we will do this primarily through worship and through His Word

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Vintage 21

On Campus Contact

Michael Worsman (michael.worsman@duke.edu)
Michael Harward (michael.harward@duke.edu

Church Info

Denomination: Non-denominational

209 Oberlin Road
Raleigh, NC 27605
919-749-3838
http://www.vintage21.com

Service: 9:30 and 11:15 AM

Church Description

Vintage 21: "a community of God seekers, God followers and God doubters"

The Name
"Vintage" stands for authentic Christianity, dating all the way back to the first followers of Christ. The early followers of Jesus spent time with Him during his life here on earth and had a direct model for living. This genuine faith is what we are looking to live out, not for the sake of tradition, family ties, or emotions, but because the life of Christ is the most beautiful life ever lived. "21" stands for the 21st Century. The message of Jesus Christ is as relevant now as it was for the first century followers, and our goal is to take their passion and dedication to Jesus and apply it to our lives today.

Vision
We exist to establish a community of God-seekers, God-followers, and God-doubters who explore the deep message of Christ.

Mission
We desire to love God and the world by:

  • Sharing the hope of Jesus Christ with people living in the Triangle
  • Journeying together into a profound relationship with the Trinity: God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit.
  • Wrestling with the message of Jesus and pursuing the path that He directed: life to the full
Our Beliefs (the Apostle's Creed)
We believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. We believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified and buried; he descended into Hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From there he will come to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian church of all times and all places, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. For more information, e-mail info@vintage21.com or visit the website.

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World Overcomers Christian Church

On Campus Contact

Jesse Huddleston (jesse.huddleston@duke.edu)

Church Info

2933 S. Miami Blvd.
Lincoln Park West
Suites 101-106
Durham, NC 27703
866-956-9622
http://www.wocconline.org/

Weekly Service Times:
Sunday at 8 AM
Sunday at 10 AM
Sunday at 12 PM
Wednesday at 7:30 PM

Church Description

From http://www.wocconline.org/discover/:
World Overcomers is not your typical North Carolina church. Our service is dynamic and uplifting from beginning to end. The Worship is contemporary. The Word is living and active, and the experience is one you will surely remember. Be our guest! We'd love to have you!

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Zion Temple United Church of Christ

On Campus Contact

Alisa Ray (amr20@duke.edu or alisa.ray@gmail.com)

Church Info

Denomination: United Church of Christ

508 Sparella Street
Durham, NC 27703
919-596-4705
Facebook
http://ztradio.blogspot.com

Service: 9:30 AM
Sunday School: 8:30 AM

Church Description

The most important thing for me in a church is the teaching, and strength in this area is one thing that drew me to Zion Temple. Our motto is "Empowering People to Live with Purpose", and I like this because it really captures what Zion Temple is about. We are about developing a relationship with God and loving people, not doing things simply out of tradition. We're community minded, and strive to edify each other not only in the church, but also to have an impact on the greater Durham community. For example, we have received a grant in collaboration with Durham Parks & Recs that enables us to run a Friday night hang-out program (Da Basement) for teens that provides them a safe place for them to get together to play video games, basketball, etc. in addition to having a discussion about issues of importance to them. We also do things like collect canned goods for needy families and support HIV/AIDS outreach programs.

Zion Temple is a predominantly black church, but as far as the worship service goes, there's no set style and the worship culture often varies from week to week. We sing a mixture of contemporary/urban and old school gospel music (on youth Sunday we often even have our in house DJ spinning). People feel free to "come as they are" and to worship however they feel most comfortable. On any given Sunday, you'll see attire varying from from jeans to suits and ties.

Our pastor, the Reverend Cheryl D. Moore, is an anointed woman of God and a dynamic preacher. She loves the Lord and is passionate about sharing the word he places on her heart each week. I look forward to the teaching she brings from week to week. I've heard many gifted preachers at different churches, but this is the first time I've ever had a pastor and a body of believers that truly felt like family. If you've never experienced anything like that, I encourage you to come visit. It's an awesome sense of community, and we're always looking to grow, so I hope to see you there!

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