"Nolia Swap" on Saturday, August 10: the place to exchange kid's clothes, toys, and school supplies!

1004 Morning Glory Avenue: Past, Present, and Future


As we serve coffee here on Morning Glory Ave, we're conscious of the fact that we stand of the shoulders of giants. We can look to the future from a higher vantage point because of those who have gone before us.

Pictured here is a 1979 photo of The Lord House, housing one of several black congregations in this space before it became Spectre Arts in 2013, and now Nolia.


In many ways, we still consider our work here to be "church" in its ideal form: a safe gathering place for like-hearted people from ALL walks of life dedicated to living out love in the world. We just happen to use a coffee bar as the pulpit. 

Click HERE to see a more complete history from Open Durham, a historical preservation group dedicated to uncovering the stories beneath the stories here in our great city. 

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