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Friday Email - 31 OCT 2014

VOTE!! Election Day is Tuesday, November 4
Daylight Savings Time Ends This Weekend!
A Message from the Stewardship Ministry
Forum – November 2, 9:15am
Pray at the Legislature
Beer and Hymns
Fall Congregational Meeting
No Tuesday Evening Taizé Service in November
Putting Faith into Action: Clean Energy 101
All Church Workday – Saturday, November 8, 2014 – 9:00am-Noon
Costume Poetry Slam with Café Style Coffee and Dessert
Sisters in Spirit (SIS)
“A Soldier and a Refusenik”
Birds and Climate Change

THE STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN HAS BEGUN Monitor our progress at communityucc.org
VOTE!! Election Day is Tuesday, November 4
Election Day is Tuesday, November 4.  Please remember to vote if you have not already done so.  It’s so important to make our voices heard! Polls are open on Election Day from 6:30am until 7:30pm in North Carolina.  If you are standing in line at 7:30pm when the polls close, you will be allowed to vote.  You do not need an ID to vote this election; but will need to have one beginning 2016.  YO…

CUCC Newsletter Oct. 31, 2014

The groups and members of Community UCC invite you to participate in these opportunities to care for one another, to grow spiritually, and to work for social justice.
CUCC News
Letter from Pastor Jenny
Monday Lunch Group celebrates Geradine Bryan's 90th birthday

CUCC opportunities
October Sunday Forums to focus on economic justice
November Forum series announced: Greenhouses Gases and What We Can Do October Opportunity: CROP Walk Help our friends and get into the fair free! UNC Infectious Diseases Clinic Coat Drive Come Help PLM Families Together Grow!
BYC Covenant - sign and return to office
From the community and our members Retreat offered by our friends at Pullen

Next newsletter deadline:  Tuesday, November 7, 2014, 9AM  office.cucc@gmail.com

Monday Lunch Group celebrates Geradine Bryan's 90th birthday

On October 27, the Monday Lunch Group celebrated the 90th birthday of Geraldine Bryan. (Her actual birthday was October 25). The program included chocolate cake (pre-arranged at the CUCC auction last spring) and ice cream, and lots of stories about Geraldine. Normally Monday Lunch Group ends about 1:45 PM, but at this party folks had to be pushed at the door about 2:10 because the merriment was not winding down. Guests included Arnold and Peggy Hoffman's daughter Rosemary, and Judy Smallwood and Sally Cook who live at Carol Woods in Chapel Hill.



Friday Email - 24 OCT 2014

A Message from the Stewardship Ministry
Forum – October 26, 9:15am
Pray at the Legislature
Economic Justice Task Force Meeting
Raleigh CROP Hunger Walk
Come Help PLM Families Together Grow!
Earth Sabbath Celebration, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 7:00pm
Beer and Hymns
Fall Congregational Meeting

A Message from the Stewardship Ministry
As we look around us, soaking up this glorious fall sunshine, we have much to be grateful for.   Please reflect on this as you consider making a generous pledge to the church for our operating budget next year.  The congregation is very active in many areas, spiritual, outreach, youth enrichment and beauty..........and all deserve support and leadership.  You will be hearing from members of our congregation during the next 3 weeks, discussing why they pledge and why this is significant to the life of the church.  The youth will join us in another great Poetry Slam/ Coffee House party on Saturday, November 15, to also help publicize our Stewardship efforts.  Definitely save th…

Retreat offered by our friends at Pullen

Singing the Sacred Songs on November 22 at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church

As we approach the hectic holiday season, you are warmly invited to prepare for Advent with a day of Taizé music and quiet reflection entitled Singing the Sacred Songs. We will gather at Pullen’s Poteat Chapel on Saturday, November 22, from 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM to sing familiar Taizé songs and learn new ones in a restful, spacious atmosphere. The cost of the retreat is $10, which includes a vegetarian lunch.


To register, go to Retreat Registration – Taizé Retreat or pick up a form in the church office at Pullen.

If you have questions, please contact Judith Dean at deanjude@bellsouth.net.

Last year this day was a gracious, inspiring experience for all who participated. So we hope you will join us for this time of drawing close to the Holy through singing sacred songs.

- submitted by our friend Ruth Pardue from Pullen Spiritual Life Group

November Forum series announced: Greenhouses Gases and What We Can Do

Community United Church of Christ Adult Forum series
Nov 2 – Dec 7, 2014 Presented by the Justice in a Changing Climate (JCC) Task Force
Week one - Nov 2.  “Birds and climate change:  Save the Songs”
North America's birds are and will continue to be affected by the impact of climate change on their existing and future habitats. Many species that breed, nest, migrate or winter in North Carolina are among those at risk.  According to a landmark study released by The National Audubon Society (Birds and Climate Change), hundreds of species will be threatened or endangered in our children's lifetime.   Of the 588 continental United States and Canadian bird species examined in the seven-year study, 314 species are at risk.  214 of these species spend time in North Carolina.


Chris Canfield, Vice-President, Gulf Coast and Mississippi Flyway, National Audubon Society and former Executive Director of Audubon North Carolina will lead a discussion on the Birds and Climate Change report and hel…

Friday Email - 17 OCT 2014

COME JOIN THE PARTY!
Forum – October 19, 9:15am
Pray at the Legislature
Straight Talk about Key Issues in the Midterm Election Season
Youth Fellowship Night – Friday, October 24
Raleigh CROP Hunger Walk
Come Help PLM Families Together Grow!
Fall Congregational Meeting
Stewardship Letter
Newsletter Deadline – Wednesday, October 22

COME JOIN THE PARTY!
THE CAT'S OUT OF THE BAG! A few folks were planning a small, surprise house warming luncheon for Joy Alford on the 19th of October, but as the word got around more and more people wanted to participate, and the number continues to grow. Due to the enthusiasm of so many, the celebration is being announced so that all are welcomed to join in a HOUSEWARMING FOR JOY. Gifts are not necessary, but anyone wishing to bring a gift is asked to bring a gift card for Joy from your favorite store.  Please bring a "finger food" to share during Fellowship as we congratulate Joy on her new home. Sunday, October 19th, Noon, Vaughan Fellowship Hall.

Foru…

Friday Email - 10 OCT 2014

Forum – October 12, 9:15am
UNC Infectious Diseases Clinic Coat Drive
Bike for Birds
Walk For Hope! Sunday, October 12!
Life & Faith in Downtown Raleigh – October 14th
PFLAG
Sisters in Spirit (SIS)
Raleigh CROP Hunger Walk
Come Help PLM Families Together Grow!
Pray at the Legislature
COME JOIN THE PARTY!

Forum – Sunday, October 12, 9:15am
“Reforming North Carolina's Redistricting Process” - Our current redistricting process is unfair, partisan, divisive, often skewed and non-competitive.   It doesn't have to be this way.  A speaker from the North Carolina Coalition for Lobbying and Government Reform will present a proposal for a non-partisan redistricting process in North Carolina (House Bill 606) that will reduce partisan divisions and ensure fairness and equity.  The Coalition is a non-partisan group of almost 50 individuals and groups, which works to make government more transparent and responsive to the people of North Carolina.

UNC Infectious Diseases Clinic Coat Drive
The Infectiou…

Help our friends and get into the fair free!

Cathy Cralle Jones is a gym buddy who is also a member of our sister congregation, St. Paul's Christian Church (our Maundy Thursday worship partners).  She mentioned that they are scurrying to fill all the slots for this annual ministry at the state fair and wondered if I would mind passing along the invitation to folks at CUCC.  So read below to see if you might be able to contribute a few hours to help out our friends.  I signed up for Wed. the 22nd!   posted by Jane Smith

Cathy's email to me:  Thank you so much for passing this invitation onto your congregation.  We'd love to have an opportunity to work and serve more closely with our friends at Community UCC.  I've copied Peggy McRight on this email as she is our Fair Chair and can answer any additional questions folks may have.


St Paul's has been providing good food and a place of rest and fellowship at the North Carolina State Fair for almost 50 years.  In its earliest days as a new congregation in Raleigh, the…

Friday Email - 3 OCT 2014

World Communion Sunday
Forum – October 5, 9:15am
UNC Infectious Diseases Clinic Coat Drive
Emergency food bags
Bike for Birds
Sisters in Spirit (SIS)
Neighbors In Need Offering - October 5
Tuesday Evening Taizé Worship
Walk For Hope! Sunday, October 12!
Raleigh CROP Hunger Walk
Come Help PLM Families Together Grow!
Pray at the Legislature

World Communion Sunday
This Sunday, October 5, we celebrate World Communion Sunday. World Communion Sunday is a celebration observed by several Christian denominations, taking place on the first Sunday of every October, to promote Christian unity and ecumenical cooperation. The tradition originated in the Shadyside Presbyterian Church in 1933, was adopted throughout the US Presbyterian Church in 1936, and subsequently spread to other denominations. In 1940, the Federal Council of Churches (now the National Council of Churches), led by Jesse Moren Bader, endorsed World Communion Sunday and began to promote it to Christian churches worldwide. Come join us as we sha…

UNC Infectious Diseases Clinic Coat Drive

The Infectious Diseases Clinic at UNC is having a coat drive for their patients.Many of their patients come to the clinic with no coat or maybe a light windbreaker because they can’t afford a warm winter coat.If you have a child’s or adult coat that you would like to donate, please drop it off at the church office or in the box provided in the Vaughan Fellowship Hall by Sunday, October 12th.If you have any questions, please contact Cathy Marshall at the church office.
This coat drive is an outgrowth of what we learned in September during the Forum focus sponsored by our Open and Affirming Task Force.

Come Help PLM Families Together Grow!

PLM Families Together has received a free playground for the families they support!  Now, all they need are people to help them install it!  The group is asking for volunteers on any of the following three dates - October 27, 28, 29 - for various tasks from building, to signing people in, to helping with children's activities, medical volunteers, and food.  Builders must be 14 years or older, but there will be activities available for younger children to participate in on October 29.  PLM FT would love to have a strong CUCC presence helping out.  If you are interested in learning more about this fun opportunity, please contact Laurel Powell.