Imani MCC of Durham

Focusing Our Faith

“We live by faith (Imani) and not by sight.” II Corinthians 5:7
Second Sunday of Advent
Important Notice to Members and Regular Attendees:
This year, we are going to conduct our Annual Congregational Meeting virtually. It will take place on Sunday, December 20, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. The only agenda item requiring an official vote will be the adoption of our budget for 2021.
The Board of Directors’ proposed budget will be sent to you, via separate email, tomorrow morning, December 5, 2020. Please read it and, if you have any questions or concerns, contact Pastor Marilyn ( or a Board member by Saturday, December 12, 2020. A link to the Congregational Meeting will be provided a few days in advance.
Please “hear” this as a personal appeal, from me, to attend this meeting if you are: 1) a member of Imani MCC; and/or 2) someone who was regularly attending our worship services prior to the suspension of in-person services in March; and/or 3) someone who plans to attend regularly whenever we resume in-person worship and when you feel safe doing so; or 4) if you don’t live in the local area and desire to maintain an active long-distance relationship with Imani.
If you are in any of the above categories and do not receive the proposed budget tomorrow, please know that any such omission would be an error of the head and not a reflection of our collective heart. In this unprecedented year with no in-person services since March, we have to rely on our official membership list and giving records to compile the list of members and regular attendees. If neither of those records reflect someone’s regular attendee status, there might be an omission of that name. Please do not take it personally. Contact me ( or, Jim Manchester (, or any Board member to request to be added to the list.
I hope to see you on the 20th!
Grace, Peace and Love,
Pastor Marilyn
November 2020
Above-The-Tithe Challenge Offering
Imani MCC and Friends: We are pleased and grateful to announce that several generous benefactors have  matched a total of $1,000 for last month’s Above-the-Tithe Challenge.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Above-the-Tithe Challenge Offering Record....
  • Sunday, November 1st: $150.00
  • Sunday, November 8th: $0.00
  • Sunday, November 15th: $30.00
  • Sunday, November 22nd: $240.00
  • Sunday, November 29th: $880.00
  • Total toward $1,000 Challenge to Date: $1,300.00
  • Matched Donation: $1,000.00
  • Total November 2020 Challenge Offering: $2,300.00
Communion at Imani MCC

In response to expressions of appreciation for our virtual Communion celebration on Easter Sunday, we will celebrate Communion via Facebook Live on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays.
Any form of bread and beverage will suffice.
Virtual Wednesday Night Bible Study

The in person Wednesday Bible Study at our Ministry Facility is on hiatus. But you can still join us using your computer or phone at 7:00 pm on most Wednesdays! Pastor Marilyn has set up a Virtual Bible Study using Google's Hangouts Meet. Here's how to connect:

Join Hangouts Meet

Join by phone
‪+1 415-604-0770 PIN: ‪204 489 182#

Need help joining the study? Tap on the link that is right for you to get instructions: This service is being offered for free from Google.
Wednesday Night Bible Study

The in-person Wednesday Bible Study at our Ministry Facility is on hiatus due to the pandemic. But you can still join us using your computer or phone! Pastor Marilyn has set up a Virtual Bible Study using Google's Hangouts Meet.
Voices of Imani Rehearsal
The Voices of Imani is not currently rehearsing.
AIDS Alliance Food Pantry
All items collected for the Food Pantry will be taken to the AIDS Alliance Food Pantry. Remember your non-perishable items to share with those in need of food support.
You Can Tithe through Our Website
Please remember that you may use our website and click on the "Contribute" link. Your donation will be processed through PayPal but you do NOT need a PayPal account to Contribute.

And just to make sure we always get your Tithe, you can set up recurring contributions for every month by clicking on the "Make This Recurring (Monthly)" box. Thanks for supporting the faithful ministries of Imani MCC!

Cash App
You may now use the Cash App to send your tithes and offerings to Imani MCC. Our Cash App address is: $ImaniMCCofNC
Get Involved Imani MCC Ministry Teams
There are new and exciting ministry teams forming at Imani MCC. If you are looking to serve please feel free to join a team that aligns with your gifts and talents. For more information please contact Priscilla Ross.
  • Economic Empowerment Ministry
  • Community Outreach Ministry
  • Youth Ministry
  • Marketing/Media Ministry
Like Us on Facebook!

Please like the IMANI MCC Facebook Page. In order to assist with getting important information to you concerning the church, you really should like the Facebook page.

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Sermons on the Imani MCC website
Audio sermons are available on the Imani MCC website. (listen to the sermons)
Sunday's BulletinDid you know that you can see this Sunday’s bulletin online?
If you can’t make it to Imani MCC to worship one Sunday, please download the Worship Bulletin from the website and pray for us during the service.

And let’s say you are one of our jubilant singers in the choir or the congregation, and you want to make sure you have brushed up on the words for this Sunday’s songs. They are in the bulletin, and you can download it every week.

It’s available at this link:

Usually by Thursday afternoon of each week, we print the Worship Bulletins for Sunday. They are usually printed on both sides of a legal size sheet of paper and folded in thirds. They are printed in full color. Then, they are uploaded onto the website. Don’t miss a week of worship with Imani MCC.
Help Wanted!
We need a few good and Faithful Ones to help make our ministry more effective. Here are some of the openings:
  • Sound Team Volunteers
  • Cleaning Crew
  • Musicians: singers, piano, bass, guitar, sax, kazoo, etc.
If you are interested in any of these opportunities or know someone who might be good in them, please speak with Pastor Marilyn.
Imani MCC of DurhamImani MCC of Durham

Worship Service: Sundays at 10:00 am
Imani MCC Ministry Center
3602 C-View Street
Durham NC 27713
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