Sunday, September 28, 2014

October Opportunity: CROP Walk

Please join us in supporting the Raleigh CROP Hunger Walk. CUCC has a team walking. There are two ways you can get involved (1) Join the team, or (2) donate. You can do either of these via our team website: http://hunger.cwsglobal.org/goto/cucc_cropwalk2014.

The walk will take place on Sunday October 26. The walk begins at 3 pm. 5k or 1 mile short options available. We begin and end at Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E Hargett St. Registration starts at 2pm. It is a family friendly event and includes a costume contest for the kids.

For further information or for paper registration, please contact Maria Mayorga.

October Sunday Forums to focus on economic justice

Join the discussion as we learn from experts in the field and consider how we might respond.

Sunday, October 5: Children at the Border.   More than 66,000 unaccompanied children have crossed the border.  In the last year more than 47,000 children have crossed.  More than 1,400 of those children have recently been relocated to North Carolina.  We have 170 of the children in Wake County.  There are many legal and moral issues involved.  Ann Robertson and Hans Linnartz will join us at Forum to discuss this child immigrant crisis.    Ann is an immigration lawyer with the Robertson Immigration Law Firm in Raleigh.  The firm represents individuals and companies in all aspects of immigration law, including employment-based and family-based immigration, naturalization, citizenship, asylum and non-immigrant visas.  Hans is a Raleigh immigration lawyer whose practice emphasizes deportation defense, immigration consequences of criminal cases and appeals of denied immigration benefits.  He teaches Immigration and Nationality Law at Duke Law School and also directs the Summer Institute on Law, Language and Culture.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Friday Email - 25 SEP 2014

New Members this Sunday!
NC Pride Festival and Parade – Saturday, September 27
Forum – September 28, 9:15am
UNC Infectious Diseases Clinic Coat Drive
People’s Climate Change Vigil
Need Help with Fellowship in October
Stewardship Ministry Meets this Sunday
Documentary - "Pictures from a Hiroshima School Yard"
Pray at the Legislature
Sisters in Spirit (SIS)
Neighbors In Need Offering - October 5
Walk For Hope - Sunday, October 12
Raleigh CROP Hunger Walk
Come Help PLM Families Together Grow!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Climate Change Vigil held at CUCC

On September 21, 2014, a national climate change rally was held in New York. In support of that rally, the Triangle Interfaith Alliance held a supportive vigil at Community UCC to coincide with the New York demonstration of support for national action on climate change. Representatives from a wide spectrum of Triangle religious groups participated in the vigil, which was led by CUCC Pastor Steve Halsted. The vigil lasted for approximately an hour. The video included here is a 10-minute condensation that shows the breadth and scope of the vigil. In order to make the vigil as "public" as possible, the vigil was held on the corner of Wade Avenue and Dixie Trail on the lawn in front of the church. Thus there is considerable traffic noise in the background. (Filmed by Lavon Page and Karen Withem.) This video is permanently archived in the CUCC Archive.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Neighbors In Need Offering - October 5

Community UCC has traditionally supported one church-wide mission offering in the spring and another one in the fall. The fall offering, Neighbors in Need (NIN), will be collected October 5. 

Neighbors in Need is a UCC mission offering that targets needs near to home by supporting ministries of justice and compassion in the United States. One-third of NIN funds support the Council for American Indian Ministry(CAIM). Two-thirds of the offering is used by the UCC's Justice and Witness Ministries(JWM) to support a variety of justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects through grants.

Neighbors in Need grants are awarded to churches and organizations doing justice work in their communities. These grants fund projects whose work ranges from direct service to community organizing and advocacy to address systemic injustice. And here are just a three examples of grant recipients:
  • Mano en Mano is the “go-to” agency in Downeast Maine for Latino/Latina, immigrant, and farmworker issues.
  • San Francisco Night Ministry has a mission is to provide middle-of-the-night compassionate non-judgmental pastoral care, counseling, referral and crisis intervention to anyone in any kind of distress every night of the year.
  • Workers Interfaith Network (WIN) of Tennessee is a humble, yet powerful group of people who assists workers protect their rights as employees from exploitative employers.
You can find more at the UCC website: http://www.ucc.org/nin/stories.html

Neighbors in Need helps make another world possible. It needs your support. Please give generously. 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday Email - 19 SEP 2014

People’s Climate March Vigil
Forum – September 21, 9:15am
30-Day Vegan Pledge
“Voting Rights for All”
Pray at the Legislature
Presentation by Rev. Mitri Raheb – September 24, 2014
Documentary - "Pictures from a Hiroshima School Yard"
NC Pride Festival and Parade – Saturday, September 27
Sisters in Spirit (SIS)
Neighbors In Need Offering - October 5
Walk For Hope - Sunday, October 12
Raleigh CROP Hunger Walk
Come Help PLM Families Together Grow!
Kroger’s Guns-in-Stores Policy

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Judy Miller obit

The News & Observer reported today that Judy Miller died in Seattle WA on June 13, 2014. Judy and her late husband Howard Miller were long time participants in the CUCC Sunday Morning Forum. Howard predeceased her in 2012.

Judy Miller obituary reported by Raleigh N&O, Sept. 14, 2014

(Note that there is a misprint in the obit that gives the date of death in the header as June 13, 2013. The correct date is June 13, 2014.)

Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday Email - 12 SEP 2014

New Parent Meeting for Those New to Youth Program
Communion will be Served the Second Sunday in September
Fall Sunday School class will begin Sunday, September 14th
All Youth (6th-12th grade) Church School Kick-Off
Forum Resumes September 14th
Sisters In Spirit – (SIS)
Cooks Needed for Wright Center Meal
Pray at the Legislature
Volunteers Needed for Wake Federation of the Blind
Updated Church Directories
West Raleigh Presbyterian Church – Fall Art Exhibition
“Voting Rights for All”
Presentation by Rev. Mitri Raheb – September 24, 2014
Documentary - "Pictures from a Hiroshima School Yard"
PFLAG Fundraiser
NC Pride Festival and Parade – Saturday, September 27

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Painted Faces

At Welcoming Sunday on Sept. 7, the Youth Group painted faces for children.




Friday, September 5, 2014

Friday Email - 6 SEP 2014

You’re Invited to a Wedding!
Communion Table Flowers
Welcoming Sunday is this Sunday, September 7th!
Claim your 30-seconds of fame
Food Bags Due this Sunday
Life& Faith in Downtown Raleigh – September 9th
Communion will be Served the Second Sunday in September
Fall Sunday School class will begin Sunday, September 14th
All Youth (6th-12th grade) Church School Kick-Off
Save the Dates! Forum Resumes September 14th
New Parent Meeting for Those New to Youth Program
Pray at the Legislature
Volunteers Needed for Wake Federation of the Blind
Basement Keys Missing
Updated Church Directories
West Raleigh Presbyterian Church – Fall Art Exhibition