Wednesday, September 28, 2011
- Add landscaping plants to improve the appearance of the Dixie Trail parking lot
- Plant a fall/winter vegetable garden with the children and youth attending
- Weed the children’s playground and the bank along Wade Avenue
- Pick up branches and pine cones on all of the CUCC grounds
- meet basic needs of those in the community,
- advocate justice to public and private institutions,
- share God's welcome and love with one another and with folks often shunned by society,
- care for our staff who help us grow, worship, and work, and
- care for the bit of creation which God has entrusted to us.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
In order to verify my memory, I checked the bio for Wangari Maathai found at Wikipedia. It would appear that she and her husband had a very tortured relationship, but the facts there appear to verify my memory. So I'm posting this information so folks will be aware of a small connection between our church and a very remarkable African woman.
Monday, September 26, 2011
You can read more about Neighbors in Need at http://www.ucc.org/nin/ . Thanks for supporting this work which allows us to reach beyond our walls and our neighborhood to neighbors in our country.
Friday, September 23, 2011
The Raleigh CROP Walk 2011 is Sunday, October 30. Every year, CUCC and surrounding churches join forces to raise money to provide food for the hungry. The proceeds are used both locally and globally. The event begins and ends at the Marbles Kids Museum. Registration and fun festivities for the entire family begin at 1:00 and the walk kick-off is at 2:45. Event organizers are hoping to make this year’s event better than ever, offering kids’ activities prior to the walk. They are also encouraging walkers, young and old, to come wearing Halloween costumes. CUCC had fewer than ten walkers last year, so let’s set a goal of twenty walkers this year and make our presence known! Fund-raising materials will be available in the Narthex prior to the 10:30 service two Sundays in early October. For more information, see Amy Jensen or Mike Schafele, or check out the Crop Walk website at http://www.cropwalkraleigh.com/.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
II Corinthians 1:23-2:17
II Corinthians 7:2-16
Monday, September 19, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Samora Lebanon Christian Church, 349 CUNNINGHAM RD , SEMORA NC 27343
- deep breathing, connecting to the Breath of Life
- reconnecting to the rhythms of your life
- picking a mantra to remind yourself to let go of what is "not helpful", steering clear of unhelpful input
- reading (fantasy literature or inspiration biographies, for example)
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
You can read Shirley's Labor Day Ministry Moment and consider specific actions you might take.
Being a sign of love and acceptance - come to NC Pride: Since many of our youth will be involved in the Cycle for Hope event, it is even more important that our CUCC members come to participate in the September 24 event, which runs around 11 am to 5 pm. It is on the Duke East Campus, off Swift Avenue in Durham. We will need help staffing the table (in the shade) and talking with visitors who want to know more about UCC. We will need WALKERS to walk the parade route (about 1.5 miles) We will need people to help set up in the morning and take stuff down in the late afternoon. Please come and be a part of this event. The LGBT community desperately needs to hear that churches exist who are loving, accepting, embracing. Especially now.
Monday, September 12, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
What is matins? Matins is the early morning prayer service in the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran and Eastern Orthodox liturgies of the canonical hours. Around the world, Christians begin their day with roughly this format: greeting, song, scripture of the day, prayers of the community, Lord’s prayer, benediction. Whether you enjoy formal liturgy, are curious, or simply want to start your weekday with prayer and friendship, consider Wednesday Matins, 7-7:45 am.
We’ll be adapting the matins from a new book, Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals, which was written by participants in the “new monastic” communities: Shane Claiborne (Simple Way, Philadelphia), Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove (Rutba House, Durham), and Enuma Okoro (Duke University).
Where: Bradow room (the room with the comfy furniture
When: Wednesdays, 7-7:45 am (Sep. 14 to Oct. 19)
I hadn’t planned for childcare, assuming those with children will be busy with school routines. Let me know if you’d like to come but need childcare and I’ll see what I can arrange.
Friends are welcome!