Friday, August 8, 2014

Friday Email - 8 AUG 2014

Godspell, Jr – Tonight and Saturday, 7:00pm – FREE!
Help Community Outreach Fill the Packs for PLM Families Together
We Welcome Monica Jones to Our Worship Service This Sunday
Search Committee for Interim Pastor
Gardening Therapy at CUCC
Life & Faith in Downtown Raleigh – August 12th
Upcoming August Youth Events
Save the Date!  Welcoming Sunday is Sunday, September 7

Godspell, Jr – Tonight and Saturday, 7:00pm – FREE!
Erin Moorman Wenger and North Raleigh School of Music are putting on Stephen Schwartz’s beloved musical Godspell, Jr. in the CUCC sanctuary on August 8th and 9th at 7:00pm.  It is free and open to everyone.  There will be singing, dancing, and a lot of clowning around.  Come and support the arts!

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

We Welcome Monica Jones to Our Worship Service This Sunday
We welcome Monica Jones to our worship service this Sunday, August 10, as our guest musician.  Monica teaches music at Fox Road Elementary School.  Her daughter, Victoria, is a first year grad student at Penn State and son, Victor, is a sophomore at UNC-Greensboro.  She and her husband, LaMonte, will soon have an empty nest.

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.

Gardening Therapy at CUCC
We hope you can join us for a little gardening therapy!  Bring your favorite gardening gloves and tools.  Our therapy includes weeding, as well as picking up pine cones and sticks.  The best part is we make the church grounds lovely while sharing time with our CUCC friends. Please join us on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each summer month.  Our next therapy sessions are August 12th and August 26th from 9:00am – Noon.

Life & Faith in Downtown Raleigh – August 12th
Life & Faith in Downtown Raleigh will meet Tuesday, August 12th.  New people are welcomed enthusiastically.  Those who come set the topic for the night as we learn to connect what we believe to what we do - 6:30pm for those who want dinner; 7:00pm for beverage-only people. Dutch treat. Look for our red Life & Faith comma at the corner round table at Tyler’s Tap Room - 18 Seaboard Avenue, Raleigh. For more info, contact Jane Smith.

Upcoming August Youth Activities
As we explore our theme, Seek the Welfare of the City, we continue to find meaningful ways to be helpful to our city and to reach out to our community beyond the walls of our church: "For in its welfare, we will find our own welfare." (Jeremiah 29:7)

Sunday, August 10: Youth will work on the house at 802 Dixie Trail, or if it's raining, we'll make cards and/or a children’s book for the Wake Med Children’s Hospital. Wear clothes for painting!

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!)

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 meet in the sanctuary at 10:30am, 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!

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