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Fresh Start
In my teaching career I have found myself murmuring this...
Unlock the Door!
It was hot, muggy and wet Friday afternoon. I had been...
Summer rains, even during storms, are usually uneventful....
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My Cup Runs Over
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;...
Not Much Fun
Wine makes you mean, beer makes you quarrelsome— a staggering...
My Soul Thirsts
O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts...


Five Oaks Seventh-day Adventist Church is located at 4124 Farrington Rd, Durham, NC 27707, midway between Durham and Chapel Hill, NC. We are a family of diversity, with members from many different nations and ethnicities around the globe. We unite in our diversity to undertake God's mission for us in our community. We invite you to join us as we seek God's will in worship and in service to the community.


September 20, 2014  
9:30am, Bible Study
11:00am, Worship Service

Our speaker today is Nyamweya Omundi.


Bible Reading Plans for 2014 can be found HERE. Note that the tabs at the bottom of the Excel spreadsheet will take you to one of several different reading plans depending on your preference for the order in which to read through the Bible in one year.

This week's HEALTH NUGGET:

Could Artificial Sweeteners Be Contributing To The Obesity Epidemic?

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It’s been unclear whether artificial sweeteners actually help the obesity crisis – some evidence has shown that they may do just the opposite. One reason is that already overweight people may be more likely to use artificial sweeteners. Or it could be that artificially sweetened drinks give us the green light to consume more food in general, since we’re “saving” so many calories in our drinks. But now, a new study in Nature adds a compelling piece to puzzle: Artificial sweeteners appear to lead to higher blood sugar, in both mice and men. And this isn’t because the chemicals interfere with the function of any of our organs: They seem to interfere with the friendly bacteria in our gut.

Read the rest of the article HERE.

See video from our March 2, 2014 InStep for Life 5k/10k Run HERE.

See video of our school's 2013 Spring Bike-A-Thon Fundraiser HERE.

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Join us every Saturday afternoon for a walk along a beautiful trail in one of Durham's parks or nearby nature preserves. 

Check our calendar for time and location.