North Carolina Council of Churches celebrates its 75th anniversary at Duke

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Friday, April 23, 2010

The North Carolina Council of Churches will celebrate its 75th anniversary on May 18 with a series of activities at Duke University. The Council has long been an important voice for progressive social justice in North Carolina.

In the afternoon, friends of the Council will speak about the organization’s past and look forward to its future.  Speakers will include Richard Smith, son of Council founder Shelton Smith, and Collins Kilburn, Executive Director Emeritus of the Council.

Following a buffet dinner, Hope Morgan Ward, bishop of the Mississippi Conference of the United Methodist Church and former first vice president of the North Carolina Council of Churches, will lead a worship service in Goodson Chapel.  Music will include United Voices of Praise, Moravian Brass Choir, and the Goodson Chapel organ.

All events are free, with the exception of dinner.  For details and to register, visit the NC Council of Churches.