Friday, October 25, 2013

Friday Email - 25 OCT 2013

Adult Forum
Youth Lock-in
Petition in Support of an Increased Minimum Wage for NC Workers
Sisters in Spirit (SIS), Tuesday, Oct. 29
Crop Walk this Sunday, Oct. 27
After the Crop Walk – Potluck Supper for the Walkers
SNAPcut Challenge
Menu of Compassionate Gifts
NC Interfaith Power & Light Workshop on Climate Reality, Nov. 3
Beer & Hymns – Local Event, Nov. 3
New to CUCC? Newcomers' Supper, Monday, November 11
Congregational Meeting, Sunday, Nov. 10
Read Now, Discuss Later:  Talking with People on the “Other Side”
Costume Poetry Slam with Cafe Style Coffee and Dessert
Thanksgiving with CUCC Friends
Method Child Development Center  
“Birding in Honduras” by Lena Gallitano

Beer and Hymns comes to Raleigh

I learned yesterday that Hollie Woodruff Duncan (one of our guest preachers this summer) is bringing this Wild Goose Festival favorite to Raleigh.  I'm sad I have a commitment I can skip.  Feel free to extend the invitation to your friends who love those old hymns.

If you love those old hymns, this is an experience not to miss.  Imagine hearing this was happening in Munich while you were there on vacation; you would definitely check it out.  

The details - 

Beer and Hymns - Sing along in this centuries-old tradition on Sunday, Nov. 3, 7pm at Tir na Nog (218 S Blount St, Raleigh).  Folks gather, buy the beverage of their choice, and sing old hymns.  Expect lots of gusto, full harmony, and all the verses!  I first experienced Beer and Hymns at the Wild Goose Festival and it quickly became one of my favorite events (and I don't even drink beer!).  The tradition reaches back to the dinner table of Martin and Katharina von Bora Luther when Martin's students would gather to sing and drink. Who knows?  Maybe "A Mighty Fortress" made its debut at Beer and Hymns at the Luthers'.  

A few words about 
Parking - The Moore Square parking deck is directly behind Tir na Nog; entrance is from Wilmington Street.  Parking is free after 6pm.  The area is well-lit because the deck also serves the CAT bus station.

Family-friendly - I expect this will be family friendly.  I took elementary-aged-Abby to Tir na Nog for meals and they sponsor Celtic bands, fun runs, and all sorts of community event. The Wild Goose Festival is also family-friendly, so I expect that good company feel to continue.

- submitted by Jane Smith as a personal invitation

Friday, October 18, 2013

Friday Email - 18 OCT 2013

Church-Wide Campfire and Sing-along this Saturday evening!
Adult Forum
Church Council Ministry Fair
Earth Sabbath Celebration, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 7-8:30pm, VFH
Newsletter Deadline – Wednesday, Oct. 23
Spirit, Mind and Body group
Youth Lock-in
Sisters in Spirit (SIS)
PLM Families Together
Keeping Homeless Families Together
Crop Walk
New to CUCC? Newcomers' Supper, Monday, November 11
Congregational Meeting
Read Now, Discuss Later:  Talking with People on the “Other Side”
Costume Poetry Slam with Cafe Style Coffee and Dessert
Method Child Development Center  
CUCC Appalachian Service Project

Friday, October 11, 2013

Friday Email - 11 OCT 2013

An Evening of Blue Grass
Adult Forum
Walk for Hope
Retiree’s Fellowship
Life & Faith in Downtown Raleigh
PFLAG Triangle Educational Forum on LGBT Youth (and a potluck, too!)
Church-Wide Campfire and Sing-along
Church Council Ministry Fair
Crop Walk
RSVP for Spirit, Mind and Body group to begin October 16.
PLM Families Together
Keeping Homeless Families Together
New to CUCC? Newcomers' Supper, Monday, November 11
Read Now, Discuss Later:  Talking with People on the “Other Side”
Costume Poetry Slam with Cafe Style Coffee and Dessert
Method Child Development Center
CUCC Appalachian Service Project

Monday, October 7, 2013

Costume Poetry Slam with Cafe Style Coffee and Dessert

November 16
7:00pm
in the fellowship hall
This is our NovemberFest celebration.

Select a favorite poem or literary piece or song lyrics to read (or better yet write something of your own!). It should be short, lasting 1-2 minutes. Then wear something that relates to or enhances the reading. Coffee and dessert will be served cafe style by our youth wait staff. We'll give mock prizes and have fun some with this new idea!

Campfire, songs and s-mores for everyone!

Come join the fall fun and be part of a Church-Wide Campfire, Sing-along and Smores night!

Saturday, Oct. 19
7-9pm
on the church grounds
 
Bring a camp chair and a copy of Rise Up Singing (if you have one, and don't worry if you don't).  We all had so much fun signing at our church-wide camping trip last spring; we didn't want to have to wait until next spring to gather around a fire again.  If you have questions, contact Śānti Matthews, Mike Schafale, or anyone in the CUCC Youth Group.

Read Now, Discuss Later: Talking with People on the “Other Side”

Do you ever find yourself talking with someone whose viewpoint is different from and hostile to yours?  I do.  I want to be clear about what I believe about the issue while also being loving and building the relationship.  Justice and love.  Love and justice.  I’m just not very good at this.  If this sounds like your struggle, too, let’s discuss Justin Lee’s book Torn:  Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs-Christians Debate .  What do his suggestions - geared to the Christian disagreement on welcoming LGBT people - say to us on all kinds of issues of faith in the public square?  Read the whole book before we meet November 10, 6:30-8pm, Bradow Room.  RSVP to Jane Smith or the Church Office (919-787-6422) or cucc@nc.rr.com as soon as possible.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Friday Email - 4 OCT 2013

World Communion Sunday
Adult Forum
ONA Task Force Meeting this Sunday
Food Bags for Urban Ministries due this Sunday
An Evening of Blue Grass
Date Change for “Life & Faith”
Neighbors in Need (NIN)
Walk for Hope
Retiree’s Fellowship
Church-Wide Campfire and Sing-along
Church Council Ministry Fair
Crop Walk
Read Now, Discuss Later:  Talking with People on the “Other Side”
Keeping Homeless Families Together
Mystery Flag
RSVP for Spirit, Mind and Body group to begin in October