Imani MCC of Durham

Focusing Our Faith

“We live by faith (Imani) and not by sight.” II Corinthians 5:7
Sweet Hour of Prayer

Sweet Hour of Prayer

Please join Imani on Saturday October 5th at 10:30 am for Sweet Hour of Prayer.

This will be a time of teaching on the principle, discipline and the power of prayer. We will discuss the connection between prayer and faith.

All are welcome. Invite a friend.

Focus Verse/Scripture
October 6-20, 2019

Topic: The Christ
Focus Thought: Jesus Christ is the revelation of God. Christ in us brings praise and glory to God and continues to reveal Jesus to the world.

Focus Verses: Ephesians 1:17-18
“That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints.”

This Week’s Scripture Study Reading: Ephesians 1:4-14
A spiritual connection with Imani’s Garden

Imani Community Garden

Please join Imani as we learn the spiritual connection and basic agriculture education for the care of Imani’s Garden. Georie Bryant, Garden Consultant who specifically works with churches will provide education immediately following the Sunday service Sunday October 13, 2019 for about a 30-minute presentation. We look forward to seeing you!
Corporate Day of Prayer/Fasting

Imani would like for you to join us in growing spiritually both personally and as a body of Christ by participating in a weekly Corporate Day of Prayer/Fasting starting on Wednesday October 16, 2019 and ending on Wednesday December 18, 2019.

During the next 10 Wednesdays, Imani is asking members and friends of Imani to consecrate and commit to praying/fasting for our church, pastor, nation, leaders, family/friends, and ourselves. Each week a theme will be provided in Sunday Service and on Social Media so we can focus our praying as a corporate body.
Imani MCC Shut In!

We are so excited to announce our long-awaited Shut-In. All are welcome to attend as we gather at the church on Friday October 18, 2019 at 9:00 pm for prayer, study, teaching, singing, and sharing. You may stay as long or as short as you can. You may bring snacks. (You may contact a Board Member for further details)
Imani MCC at the North Carolina State Fair

Come join us as we attend the North Carolina State Fair. Imani would like to attend the State Fair as a group. If you would like to join us, then please meet us at the church on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 1:30 pm. We will head over to the Fairgrounds in Raleigh for a few hours of food, fun, and fellowship.

If enough are interested in the outing, we will be able to get a group tickets in advance. A sign-up sheet is located in the back of church for those interested in this group outing. As a reminder, this a child friendly and family event.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month

On Sunday, October 20, 2019 Imani is asking all members and friends of Imani to “Wear Pink” in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During our Sunday Service we will have a moment of silence for all those near and dear to us that were lost to cancer. You may call out their names to honor their legacy. Afterwards prevention and early detection literature will be available for people to take with them.
Rev. Marilyn Bowens and Rev. Annie Ross

Greetings, Beloved!
Effective October 1st, I will embark on my first sabbatical in over ten years of pastoral ministry. I am deeply grateful to everyone at Imani MCC for this opportunity. I would not take this time off without knowing that I can count on our Ministry Team, Board of Directors, Deacon, Praise Team, Ministry Leaders, Church Administrator, members, and friends to offer your time, talent, and treasure to Imani as faithfully as you have always done.
I take this leave with a strong sense of expectancy that God will refresh my spirit and impart “2020 vision” for our journey into next year and beyond.
I also look forward to seeing you all discover new spiritual gifts and graces as you grow into “next level” service and leadership during this time.
Rev. Annie Ross will serve as Acting Pastor of Imani during my sabbatical. She possesses all of the gifts, graces, and anointing that the office requires. Please afford her all of the respect and support that I’ve enjoyed while serving Imani.
I will ring in the New Year with you at Watch Night service and resume my duties January 1, 2020.
“The Lord watch between me and thee when we are absent one from another.”
Grace and Peace,
Pastor Marilyn
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 if you are NOT able to bring your tithe to worship with you on Sunday, 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
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Sermons on the Imani MCC website
Audio sermons are available on the Imani MCC website. (listen to the sermons)
Wednesday Night Bible Study
Our Bible Study topic is normally held Wednesday nights at 7:00. Pastor Marilyn leads us.
Voices of Imani Rehearsal
All are welcome to come and practice with our talented Voices on Thursday evenings beginning at 6:00 pm.
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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Phone: 919-682-0154
Mailing Address: Imani MCC of Durham • PO Box 13172 • Durham NC 27709-3172
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