Faith in Focus

Faith in Focus: Singles encouraged to trust God’s providence

CorrespondentApril 9, 2014 

The Raleigh Flute Choir will be performing a benefit concert to support Love Wins Ministries at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 11 in the sanctuary of Hillyer Memorial Christian Church, 718 Hillsborough St, Raleigh. The ensemble has recorded three CDs and has performed for five occasions at The White House. The concert is free and a love offering will be taken with all proceeds will be given to Love Wins, a ministry of presence and pastoral care for the homeless and at-risk population of Raleigh.

Hope Community singles night

Hope Community Church is having its monthly singles worship night from 7 to 9:15 p.m. on Friday at the church, 821 Buck Jones Road, Raleigh. The speaker will be Hope Singles Ministry Director, Ginger Warner, sharing a message for single adults titled “On Dry Ground – God’s Providence in the Middle of Crisis.” Singles of all ages are invited to attend the worship, share a potluck meal, socialize and enjoy live music. For more information, call 919-532-0620, email or visit

Soapstone United Methodist Men’s Spring Barbecue

The Soapstone United Methodist Men are holding their annual spring barbecue from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 11, at the church, 12837 Norwood Road, Raleigh. Plates are $9 and include chicken or pork along with include small potatoes, corn-on-the-cob, green beans and a roll. Containers of pork (16 oz.) & chicken (2 pieces) will be available for $7 each. During the dinner serving, the youth will be selling desserts and drinks for $1. Supervised children may also play on the moon bounce from 4 to 7 p.m. The UMM will be accepting pre-orders of 10 or more items with for free delivery within a 10 mile radius. Call David Carstens at 919.676.6011 to place a pre-order. For more information, visit www.

Raleigh International Church’s 5th Annual Hope Connection

Raleigh International Church is holding its Hope Connection event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 4020-152 Capital Blvd., Raleigh (beside Burlington Coat Factory). During the day, underprivileged citizens will be provided with food, groceries, healthcare services, fitness advice, haircuts, face painting and prayer from dedicated ministry leaders for their concerns. Attendees will also have opportunity to receive complimentary mammograms administered by Rex UNC Health Care. The event is free and open to anyone in the community who needs assistance. For more information, call 919-875-0950 or email

West Raleigh Presbyterian Church Palm Sunday Celebration in Evening

West Raleigh Presbyterian will celebrate Palm Sunday beginning at 4:30 p.m. with the Gathering and Blessing of the Palms on Sunday, April 13, at the church, 27 Horne St., Raleigh. Instead of the traditional morning worship, the church is holding its service in the evening because of the road closures due to the Rock n’ Roll Marathon. An informal and interactive worship service will begin at 5 p.m., followed by a potluck meal at 6 p.m. For more information, call 919-828-5468 or visit

Dramatization of the Last Supper

Ephesus Baptist Church is presenting its 14th annual dramatization of the Last Supper as painted by Leonardo Da Vinci at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at the church, 6767 Hillsborough St. Raleigh. The event is free. For more information, call 919-851-1928.

Jennifer Goforth Gregory compiles Faith in Focus. Contact her via email at Please submit items for this feature at least two weeks prior to the event date.

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