Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Invitation to see new film

We received this invitation from the Unitarian Universalist Peace Fellowship in Raleigh.

Greetings Rev Nowling Williams:
I'm a playwright from Rocky Mount, NC--and a short film version of my play, You Wouldn't Expect, will be screened at the UU PEACE Fellowship on December 20th at noon.  This film recounts the horrific experiences of one of the almost 8,000 victims of the NC Eugenics Program. I would like to personally extend a welcome to you and any of your members to join us for the screening and discussion of the film.

Thanks, and best to you.

Marilynn Barner Anselmi

Monday, November 30, 2015

November 29, 2015 Weekly News PDF

November 29, 2015 Weekly News (PDF)

The online calendar is always available and is always up-to-date.

Newsletters from 2013 and 2014 may be found on the News blog. Older newsletters are found in the archive.

Family Advent Celebration

5-7PM, Fellowship Hall

Come decorate the tree, share a pizza supper, and share Christmas Joy with other families.  All ages and any kind of family are welcome.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Blankets, heavy sweaters, and coats for refugees

Joan McAllister will take your clean, in-good-condition blankets, heavy sweaters and coats to the drop off site.  The items will be given to refugees from Syria who are living the camps as the winter sets in.   She is collecting through December 4.  Bring them to her at church.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Thanks to Food Bank Volunteers

(from Gray Woodard)

A huge thank you to the 22 volunteers who helped out at The Food Bank on Saturday, November 21. With the help of some community volunteers, we bagged 2,000 pounds of greens and 10,000 pounds of white potatoes for a total of 10,105 meals!  Some of that food will be on Thanksgiving tables, so you can feel wonderful about the work you did. We also got to spend some time with some church members we don't often hang out with and a good time was had by all. A special thank you to Santi for encouraging the youth to participate.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Put on your Santa Hat & Save the Date!

Welcoming, Fellowship & Growth is sponsoring CUCC’s Annual Adult Christmas Party on Saturday, December 5th, 7:00pm, VFH. WFG will provide desserts, drinks (including wine and beer), and entertainment. We ask you to provide a ready-to-eat/serve finger-food for 6 to 8 people. We’ll mingle and share holiday greetings and then gather in the fellowship hall to sing carols and share what the holidays mean to us.  Along with your dish to share, we ask, if you are able, to please bring a Food Bag for Urban Ministries. If you can’t bring a food bag, the Food Bag Piggy Bank will be available for any monetary donations (any amount accepted).

RSVP to the church office (919-809-8850 or office.cucc@gmail.com) with the number of people coming and what dish you will bring to share. Hope to see you at the festivities!

Food bags should include:
1 lb. grits; 1 lb. rice; 1 lb. dried beans; 2 cans tomatoes; 2 cans applesauce; 2 macaroni & cheese; 1 jar peanut butter; 2 1qt pkg. dry milk; 2 cans navy, pinto or pork ‘n beans.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Ida Klages memorial service to be Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 3 PM

A memorial service for Vandy Bradow's mother Ida Klages will be held at Community UCC on December 1 at 3 PM.

A preliminary obituary is available here ....


Here are a few photos of Ida taken during the past 5 years at CUCC. You can click on any photos to obtain a large view of all the photos.

Friday, November 20, 2015

I have been trying to figure out how to extend a warm welcome to the refugees fleeing from the wars in Syria and Iraq. I don't agree with turning all of these families away because there might... just might... be someone among them who might do us harm. 

I decided a first step might be to hang a welcome sign in the window of our home. Maybe you would like to make a sign, too? Or print mine, if you prefer.

- submitted by Jane Smith, not representing any group

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Ida Klages

(from email sent today by Pastor Peg Williams)

Ida Klages, mother of Vandy Bradow, peacefully passed away this morning at the age of 96. Arrangements are pending and we will share those at a later time.

I know your prayers are with Vandy and her family at this time.

Pastor Peg

Monday, November 16, 2015

Bring your form to food bank service project

Food Bank Service Project - Sat., Nov. 21

CUCC is on the volunteer schedule, Saturday, November 21, from 1:00pm - 4:00pm at the Food Bank. We need 25 volunteers and especially want to get the youth involved and need your help!  Volunteers must be 12 or older.  Contact Gray Woodard, or Śānti Matthews  (education.cucc@gmail.com).
  • Bring your completed release form.  FORM
  • Wear closed toe shoes.  Wrong shoes?  No participating.
  • Dress warmly (unheated warehouse). 
Parking:  Volunteers can park along the street as marked.  
Directions:  3808 Tarheel Drive, Raleigh, NC, 27609

Please arrive by 1pm because we may be scheduled with another group.