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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

Adult Forum - Sunday, October 27, 9:15am, VFH
What can CUCC do to assist in the outreach and enrollment effort? Adrienne Little and Ellen Beidler will lead a discussion with those interested in determining what we at CUCC might do to help out in this effort or support those in our congregation who want to work on this initia…

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 a…

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

Church-Wide Campfire and Sing-along this Saturday evening!
Come join the fall fun and be a part of a Church-Wide Campfire, Sing-along and Smores night!  Saturday, October 19, 7:00pm -9:00pm…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 singing at our church-wide camping trip last spring; we didn't want t…

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

An Evening of Blue Grass 
The Wake Federation of the Blind invites you to enjoy an evening of Blue Grass Music with musical artists India Cain and Allen Keith.  The event will be held on Saturday, October 12 at 7:00pm at Community United Church of Christ.  Tickets are $10.00 each and will aid blind and visually impaired people to become more independent citizens in society.  For more information contact…

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 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

World Communion Sunday
As we prepare to celebrate “World Communion Sunday” this Sunday, October 6, we invite you to bring something to church that morning that connects you to people in faraway places, perhaps some little trinket or piece of artistic work from your travels to other parts of the world. Pastor Steve plans to bring either a small wooden cross of St. Francis from Italy or a piece of pottery from New Mexico. See what you have that would connect us to others around the globe on World Communion Sunday and we will share…