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Friday Email - 30 MAY 2014

Providing Food and More – (Food Bags Due this Sunday)
Forum on Break for the Summer
“Community Church Low Income Housing Corporation”
ONA Task Force Meeting this Sunday
Durham Bulls Baseball, Friday, June 6
Tuesday Evening TaizĂ© Worship – June 3, 2014
Pray at the Legislature – Tuesdays, 12:30pm-1:00pm
Youth Confirmation Next Sunday. June 8
Graduate Celebration – Sunday, June 15
Church Women of the Southern Conference 2014 Women’s Summer Conference
Caregiver Support Group
Gardening Therapy at CUCC
Community Corrections and Re-entry Task Force Meeting
Affordable Housing Task Force
Congregations for Social Justice Petition
Sam and Jack Alcorn Support Affordable Housing with Bike & Build

Providing Food and More – (Food Bags Due this Sunday)
"Food insecurity is one of the biggest concerns for those facing poverty, especially during the summer months when children are home from school."  (Urban Ministries)

How many times do you come back from the grocery store with paper towels, soap, or toothp…

I've Been Flocked!

You've probably noticed the table in the narthex staffed by the Appalachian Service Project Team. One of the things you can do at the table is to contract for a "flocking". Last night I went outside to look for one of the cats and discovered flamingos in the yard. Not only that, there was a car parked on the street with two "flockers" hiding behind it. This morning the evidence of the "flocking attack" is quite manifest throughout the yard. Thanks to the ASP team and their sponsors for this delightful "birthday" surprise.
--- Lavon Page
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Friday Email - 23 MAY 2014

Moral Monday Ad Hoc Group Meets this Sunday
Forum on Break for the Summer
Gardening Therapy at CUCC begins Tuesday, May 27
Earth Sabbath Celebration, Tuesday, May 27
Pray at the Legislature – Tuesdays, 12:30pm-1:00pm
Durham Bulls Baseball
Loaves and Fishes Breakfast
Church Women of the Southern Conference 2014 Women’s Summer Conference
“Community Church Non Profit Housing Corporation”
Community Corrections and Re-entry Task Force Meeting
Affordable Housing Task Force
Sam and Jack Alcorn Support Affordable Housing with Bike & Build
Congregations for Social Justice Petition

Moral Monday Ad Hoc Group Meets this Sunday, May 25
The Ad Hoc Moral Monday Group will meet at 9:30am, Sunday, May 25, VFH.  The group will be discussing Lobby Day, May 27, sponsored by the Moral Monday Movement.  Jane Smith sent in the following announcement:  “I'll deliver your letter to the NC General Assembly. - On Tuesday, May 27, Moral Monday is sponsoring a lobby day. I know many of you have daytime commitments that…

Sign up for Durham Bulls Baseball trip

It’s time once again for Durham Bulls Baseball.  This year’s outing will take place on Friday, June 6.  Come cheer on the Bulls in the newly renovated Durham Bulls Athletic Park as they take on the Pawtucket Red Sox.

Please sign up for the game through the church office, 919-787-6422, by Wednesday May 28 as tickets are going fast. Tickets for the game are $14.99 per person and include a $5.00 coupon toward concessions. If you wish to attend the game, please write a check for the appropriate amount and place it in the offering plate or send it to the church office.  Be sure to write Durham Bulls in the memo pad so that the church can properly be reimbursed.  For those interested in carpooling, we’ll meet at the church on Friday, June 6 (time to be determined) and carpool to Durham Bulls Athletic Park in time for the 7:00pm start. I look forward to seeing you on Friday, June 6 as we cheer on the 2013 International League champions Durham Bulls.   - Submitted byRobert Parris…

Gardening Therapy at CUCC

We hope you can give us a hand over the summer 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: May 27, June 10 & 24, July 8 & 22 – 9:00am – Noon. - Property Ministry

Friday Email - 16 MAY 2014

Urban Ministries is in need of Volunteers
Climate Action NC Presents: “Leader and Activist Training”
AIDSWALK & RUN 2014
Moral Monday Ad Hoc Group Meets this Sunday, May 18
Forum, Sunday, May 18, 9:15am – VFH
Church School this Sunday, May 18
“Let There Be Light” Art Show
All Women of the Church Invited
Craig Stevens of Dimock, PA to speak on Fracking
Durham Bulls Baseball
Safety tip:  Battery & Light Bulb Recycling at CUCC

Urban Ministries is in need of Volunteers, Saturday, May 17
Urban Ministries is in need of volunteers for their Tour de Coup and Coup Carnival fundraiser at Urban Ministries on May 17th.  There are numerous shifts and location options, including:
8:00am - setup at Urban Ministries
9:15am to 12:30pm - shift at Urban Ministries staffing ticket sales, monitoring the kids bounce house, managing beverage sales, etc.
Noon to 3:00pm - shift for same as above
3:00pm to 6:00pm shift for cleanup
9:30am to 12:30pm - At the three Whole Foods locations in Raleigh and Cary, we need at le…

Campout at Umstead State Park

On May 9-10, the CUCC youth invited everyone to join them for a campout at Umstead State Park. The photos here were taken on Friday evening.

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Property Purchase completed - It's Ours!

The Community Church Low-Income Housing Corporation became a meaningful reality today as the closing on the purchase of the Lloyd property took place around 2 PM at Hodge and Kittrell Realty in north Raleigh. Everette Noland represented CUCC presenting the details of the contract, and Treasurer Carol Kepler signed for the purchase on behalf of the church. Assistant Treasurer Carol Clark was also present. Anne Bailey Zschau served as the church's real estate agent.
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd, the sellers, were present and engaged in a long conversation with us. The had owned the property for about 30 years. Mr. Lloyd served on a Liberty ship during the early stages of World War II. And indeed his brother perished on a Liberty ship when the convoy of 30 ships was attacked by German U-Boats on its way to Murmansk, Russia. Only 11 of the boats returned.

Mr. Lloyd is a delightful gentleman who had a long career employed by the Raleigh fire department. And he is very proud to have rented the hous…

Community Church Low-Income Housing Corporation

At the congregational meeting on May 4, Frank Gailor (on behalf of the Ad Hoc Property Committee) announced that a non-profit corporation is being formed to oversee the property adjacent to the church (closing scheduled for May 9 at 2 PM). The name of the new non-profit is Community Church Low-Income Housing Corporation. The initial Board of Directors for the non-profit will be appointed by Church Council, but the intent is to roll over the selection of these board members into the annual congregational elections for ministries and committees. If you would like to volunteer or nominate someone to serve on the initial board, please contact Lavon Page, moderator. Suggestions are appreciated.

Report on May 4 Congregational Meeting

The congregation of Community UCC held its annual spring meeting on May 4. Actions taken at the meeting included the following ...
Report on property purchaseDeacons report on pastoral transition processReport on solar panels (Gary Smith)Two proposals regarding fracking (Grady McCallie and Mac Hulslander)Approval (after minor additions and corrections) of the minutes for the November 10, January 12, and March 16 congregational meetings.Passage of a technical proposed introduced by Frank Gailor to expedite the closing on purchase of the Lloyd property on May 9. The corporation referred to in the motion is a non-profit corporation that has been set up to manage the property on behalf of the church. Here is the text of the motion passed today.

Motion: That Carol Kepler as Church Treasurer be authorized and directed to execute all such loan documents as may be necessary to complete the purchase of the Lloyd Property by the Community Church Low-Income Housing Corporation, Inc., a NC non-prof…

Sunday Forum - May 4

The slide show presented at the Forum on May 4. Click the picture to view the Powerpoint presentation complete with notes using Google Slides. (No Google account is required.)


Friday Email - 2 MAY 2014

We Welcome Musician Eric Dyke to Sunday Worship
Spring Congregational Meeting - May 4
OutRaleigh! Volunteers Needed, Saturday, May 3rd
Providing Food and More (Food Bags Due this Sunday)
A Note from Linda Baker (Who Graciously Delivers the Food Bags)
Forum, Sunday, May 2, 9:15am – VFH
Dedication of Bricks – Loaves and Fishes Gratitude Garden
BYC Summer Camp Registration Due Sunday, May 4
New Phone Number for Anne Pope
Tuesday Evening TaizĂ© Worship – May 6, 2014, 7:00pm
Church-Wide Outdoor Event! – May 9 – 10
Pray at the Legislature – Tuesdays, 12:30pm-1:00pm
Community Corrections and Re-entry Task Force Meeting
Affordable Housing Task Force
Wake Federation of the Blind Yard Sale
Retirees’ Group, Monday May 12, 10:30am
Urban Ministries is in need of Volunteers
Apartment in CUCC Area Needed

We Welcome Musician Eric Dyke to Sunday Worship
We welcome Eric Dyke, double bass player with the NC Symphony, to our 10:30am worship service this Sunday.  This will be Eric's second time to play for our Sunday mor…