Wednesday, April 25, 2012

NAMI walk is May 5

The National Alliance on Mental Illness will have its annual Raleigh NAMI walk on May 5. You can donate online or by sponsoring a walker. Lisa Marsh from the CUCC congregation is a participant. See the NC NAMI website for more details.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

CUCC Auction Report

The annual auction of time, talent, and miscellany took place Saturday, April 21. Carol Kepler reports that the auction raised approximately $5,271. A number of photos from the 2012 auction are posted in the photo album below:

CUCC Auction 2012

On April 7 Mike Schafale led the nature walk at Swift Creek Bluffs which was an item listed in last year's auction. Photos (mostly by Amy Jensen) from the nature walk are available.

Nature Walk - April 7, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

Eating Together, Eating Healthy

How do you define healthy eating?
- Choosing foods which honor the earth?
- Tailoring your diet to your body?
- Buying foods grown and harvested so that workers stay healthy and are paid a living wage?
- Gaining the benefits of laughter and friendship?

Mark you calendar for the first Wednesdays of summer for three potlucks for friendship and healthy eating.  Let the dish you bring reflect a healthy habit that you are trying to adopt.  Bring the list of ingredients so that others can choose which dishes meet their goals.  Be prepared to swap recipes.  All ages welcome.

No guilt, no preaching.  Just friendship and the encouragement that comes from journeying together.

Themes:
June 6:  Why did you choose to bring this dish?
July 4:  After dinner, join others watching the fireworks.
August 1:  Swap gardening advice with others preparing to plant a fall garden.

IDEA:  With folks already there for dinner, why not plan your meeting or group for after the meal?

- submitted for the Growth Committee
A Gathering of Friends series


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Richard Sylla column in N&O

An article co-authored by Richard Sylla entitled "Early on, the makings of a corporation nation" is a lead editorial in today's edition of the News and Observer. http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/04/18/2007733/early-on-already-a-corporation.html

Monday, April 16, 2012

Supper for Newcomers, Friday, May 18

Do you have questions about how your spiritual journey might connect with that of the faith community at CUCC?  Have you wanted an opportunity to get to know people a bit better?  Do you wonder what we believe and how that informs what we do? Join some CUCC regulars for supper on us.  


Friday evening, May 18.  
Hors d'oeuvres at 6pm, dinner at 6:30.  
RSVP to the church office by May 16 (Wednesday). Let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or need childcare. 
We look forward to getting to know you.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Two Economic Justice questions on table for May 6 congregational meeting


At the congregational meeting on May 6 the Economic Justice Task Force plans to present the following two proposals to the congregation for approval: 1) To adopt an Economic Justice Covenant and 2) To become partners with H K on J Movement (Historic Thousands on Jones Street).  [Read here by clicking on the link.] Copies of the Covenant and information about H K on J will be available on tables in the Narthex and in Fellowship Hall after church on April 15, 22 and 29.  Members of the Task Force will be available at the tables to answer questions.  Also, copies will be sent by email to those who receive the electronic newsletter.  There will also be bulletin inserts and Ministry Moments presented during April church services. 
- Submitted for Shirley Birth and Economic Justice Task Force

Monday, April 2, 2012

Easter morning celebrations

Easter Sunrise Service - We'll join with other congregations from the neighborhood.  Meet at the CUCC courtyard (or Fellowship Hall if it is raining).  6:30am

Taize' - Meditative service of silence, chants, and scripture in the sanctuary. 9:00am

Traditional - Joyful music, communion, and something for people of all ages in the sanctuary. 10:30am

Bring a flower for the resurrection cross.  You might want to bring a camera to ask someone to take your photo - a CUCC tradition.

No Forum, but Bible study and Children's Church School will meet.