Friday, August 15, 2014

Friday Email - 15 AUG 2014

Free Durham Bulls Baseball Tickets!
Help Community Outreach Fill the Packs for PLM Families Together
Search Committee for Interim Pastor
Upcoming August Youth Events
Pray at the Legislature
Wednesday Evening Bible Study
PFLAG
Save the Date!  Welcoming Sunday is Sunday, September 7
“Welcoming Tonto” – Tuesday, August 26, 7:00pm
No Sunday School or Youth Church School on Sunday, August 31
Volunteers Needed for Wake Federation of the Blind
NEWSLETTER DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20

Free Durham Bulls Baseball Tickets!
Keith Stolarick has 10 tickets for the Durham Bulls Baseball game on Tuesday, August 19, 2014.  If you would like one or more of these tickets, please contact Bev or Keith at bstolarick@att.net or 919-859-3851.

Help Community Outreach Fill the Packs for PLM Families Together
During the month of August, the Community Outreach Ministry will be collecting school supplies for children supported through PLM Families Together.  Starting August 3, backpacks will be placed in the Narthex and the Vaughan Fellowship Hall.  Please use the school supply list below to help fill the backpacks!  Donations will be taken to PLM Families on August 24, 2014.  Items to include in the backpacks are:
College Ruled Paper                 Graphing Paper               Notebooks
3 ring binders                            Protractors                      Compasses
Pencils                                       Highlighters                     Pens
Erasers                                      Pens                                 Glue sticks
Crayons

Search Committee for Interim Pastor
If you would like to be on the Interim Search Committee as we search for an Interim Pastor, please contact Ellen Beidler at 919-783-4989 or ebeidler@usa.net.

Upcoming August Youth Activities
Sunday, August 17: Wright Center Meal.  Youth will prepare the meal in the CUCC kitchen from 10:30am – Noon.  The Youth will serve the meal at the Wright Center from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.

Saturday, August 23: Love Our Animals! (Please come whether you have a dog or not!) Bring your dog/s, if you have one and want to, (or bring a photo of a pet or animal you especially like), to the entrance of Lake Johnson (4601 Avent Ferry Road, Raleigh 27606). We'll meet at 10:30am and all go for a nice long walk around the unpaved side of the lake and play with and appreciate our four legged friends. RSVP to Śānti Matthews by Friday, August 22.

Also, please consider bringing donations for Saving Grace (a local animal shelter).

Saving Grace is always in need of the following:
Monetary donations - medical expenses are by far their greatest expense
Gas cards (they drive many miles each week to rescue dogs and take dogs to vets)
High quality dog food (the shelter dogs consume 1,500 lbs. of dog food a month)
Large, heavy duty trash bags
Stamps
Copy paper (letter size)
Paper towels
Dog crates (both plastic and wire)
High Efficiency ("HE") type liquid laundry detergent
Used towels and blankets

Sunday, August 24: Make cards and/or a children’s book for the Wake Med Children’s Hospital or if our house work was canceled due to rain, we'll work on the house at 802 Dixie Trail.

Sunday, August 31: No Church School - Labor Day Weekend (the next week, September 7, is a first Sunday of the month, but we will all participate in Welcoming Sunday worship, fun, and potluck lunch!)

Pray at the Legislature
Every Tuesday, from 12:30pm to 1:00pm, Duane Beck from the Mennonite Church meets with some of us. Go in the front door off of Jones Street. Turn left and meet at a table in the garden area.  Scriptures will be provided if requested. (SJM)

Wednesday Evening Bible Study
Bring a brown bag supper and join us as we study and discuss the Bible (at times, the lectionary passages, at other times a particular book of the bible).  All are welcome to "just show up" and need not come to every session. There is no need to read anything in advance. People drop in and out as life dictates and the membership keeps changing.  Wednesday, August 20, 6:30pm, Pilgrim House.

PFLAG
Please join us Wednesday, August 20, at 7:30pm for our monthly support meeting.  All meetings are confidential and all are welcome! PFLAG is the United States' largest organization for parents, families, friends, and straight allies united with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT).
The mission of PFLAG Triangle is to:
Support Families and Friends – by working to foster loving relationships, by helping them understand and affirm their gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered loved ones; Educate Ourselves and the Public – by working with educators, faith groups, businesses, media, and the larger community;
Advocate for Equality – by calling for equal human and civil rights.  We strive to create a world where our loved ones are judged on the content of their character, not by their sexual orientation or gender identity. (ONA)        

Save the Date – Welcoming Sunday is Sunday, September 7
Welcoming Sunday is our Homecoming.  Join us as we welcome everyone back from the summer with a variety of activities: games, crafts, music, social justice activities - and food!  We will meet in the sanctuary at 10:30am and then gather in the main church yard where the festivities begin.  Please bring a pot luck dish to share. Invite family, friends and neighbors to visit with us. All are welcome!  See you on September 7!

“Welcoming Tonto” – Tuesday, August 26, 7:00pm
“Welcoming Tonto:  Inviting and Accepting Support in Acting on Your Mission.”  Process led by Worthy Durgan and Roger Manus.  Sponsored by the Triangle Men’s Council with support from the ManKind Project.  Men of all ages invited.  Tuesday, August 26, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Hoffmann Room.

No Sunday School or Youth Church School on Sunday, August 31
We will not have Sunday School or Youth Church School on Sunday, August 31, due to the Labor Day Holiday.  Children and Youth will remain with their families in the church service.

Volunteers Needed for Wake Federation of the Blind
The Wake Federation of the Blind, the local chapter of the National Federation of the Blind, will host the annual state convention of North Carolina from Thursday, September 18 through Sunday, September 21, 2014, at the Crabtree Holiday Inn.  Robert Parrish, Vice President of the local chapter, is looking for volunteers to assist in helping blind and visually impaired individuals at this convention.  We need volunteers to help people check into the hotel, guidance to their rooms and other areas, and help blind with serving their food in the hospitality room.  The main days that assistance will be needed are Thursday, September 18, and Friday, September 19.  If you wish to volunteer, please call Robert at 919-616-1606 or email at rcp7@bellsouth.net.  Some orientation on how to guide blind and visually impaired individuals will be provided by Robert.

NEWSLETTER DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20
The newsletter deadline for the September 2014 newsletter is Wednesday, August 20.  Please email (office.cucc@gmail.com) your newsletter articles to the church office by 1:00pm Wednesday.  Thank you!

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