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Calling All Youth! Recycling Service Project

Calling All Youth! Recycling Service Project Join in the Fun THIS Saturday, February 2, 4:30-6:30PM.  Recycling Service Project  Recycling at SE Raleigh High School (Science Olympiad) Meet at Church parking lot at 4:30PM and return at 6:30PM (snacks provided).

Opportunities for the Week of February 3, 2019

Sunday  02/03      9:00am  Nursery provided 9:00am Taizé Worship – Sanctuary 9:30amAdult Bible Study - Bradow Room 9:30amChoir Practice - Sanctuary 10:30amWorshipService- Sanctuary 10:45amChildren’s Sunday School - Sunday School Rooms 10:45amNo Youth Sunday School - Youth stay in service with families

That They May All Be One

Dear Partners in Christ: 
The vision of a body united –in purpose, in mission, in vision – is one that inspired the birth of our denomination. All of our spiritual impulses reverberate in an effort to call us into a more perfect union. Throughout our shared history as a people of faith and as a part of the Body of Christ, we have challenged ourselves to widen the circle of inclusion. Widening the circle has always come with growth pains as we shed old skins and welcome those whom we had previously thought unwelcome. And, with each new articulation of a more fully expressed Body of Christ we have realized new joy. Through it all we remain focused on the call to be one and committed to meeting the challenges inherent in that call.

We are now living in and through a season when the threats to unity are legion. Talk of walls that mark refugees as threats, labels like ‘terrorist’ that attach too easily to Muslims, overt racial bias that normalizes fear and hatred, a pandemic of abuse to wo…

Join us at the Congregations for Social Justice Annual Dinner – Feb. 4

The annual CSJ dinner is a great time to learn more about the organization’s work and to hear from a speaker who has made a difference in the area of social justice. This year’s event will be held on Monday, Feb. 4 at 6 p.m. at Highland United Methodist Church, 1901 Ridge Rd. The speaker is Tom Campbell, moderator of the popular WUNC-TV weekly show “NC Spin – Balanced Debate for the Old North State.” The dinner will be catered by the Interfaith Food Shuttle's Horizon Catering at a cost of $15/person. Please contact Adrienne Little (919-781-0829) or Merrilee Jacobson (919-274-4539) if you’d like to attend. The Littles and Jacobsons invite you to sit with them. - an announcement from CUCC's Social Justice Ministry

Poetry Slam and Mexico Night

This Saturday, January 26
6-8PM Vaughan Fellowship Hall

Come enjoy a Mexican meal (vegan and vegetarian friendly)!
Share a favorite poem or simply delight in a night of poetry (including poems by Oaxacan poets)!

ALL POEMS AND READERS ARE WELCOME.

Support the Youth Mission Trip to Oaxaca, Mexico at this fun evening fundraiser! Suggested donation of $10 per person is requested.

For more information, contact Śānti Matthews, Youth and Adult Education Coordinator, education.cucc@gmail.com.

Opportunities for Worship and Fellowship for the Week of January 27, 2019

Sunday 01/27      9:00am Nursery provided 9:00amTaizé Worship – Sanctuary 9:30amAdult Bible Study - Bradow Room 9:30amChoir Practice - Sanctuary 10:30amWorshipService- Sanctuary 10:45amChildren’s Sunday School - Sunday School Rooms 10:45amYouth Sunday School - Youth Room 11:45amFellowship - Vaughan Fellowship Hall 12:00pmCONGREGATIONAL MEETING - Vaughan Fellowship Hall Monday01/28 12:15pmMonday Lunch Group - Hoffmann Room Tuesday01/29   9:30amTai Chi – Vaughan Fellowship Hall 10:00amOffice Staff Meeting - Pilgrim House Sunday02/03   9:00amNursery provided

Congregational Meeting: Sunday, January 27, 2019

The next CUCC Congregational Meeting will be Sunday, January 27, 2019, Noon, in the Vaughan Fellowship Hall. 

Review these documents before coming:
- yearly reports from the Ministries and Committees (The Moderator will include time in the agenda for questions, but you might also contact the report authors to get a more leisurely answer.)
- draft minutes of the November congregational meeting (To be approved/amended)
- slate of officers and ministry/committee members and chairs (The Nominating Committee is still working on this slate; contact Marty Lamb if you are interested in serving.  We will elect them at the meeting.)

Contact Grady McCallie, 2018 moderator, at grady@airpost.net, or by cell @ 919-802-7592 for details or questions.

Pastor's Letter

Follow Me By Rev. Traci Blackmon
"Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will send you out to fish for people." - Matthew 4:19
Whenever I read the gospel accounts of how Jesus organized The Discipleship Movement I am reminded of how important it is to understand the roles of both leader and ally.
"Follow Me" Jesus proclaims over and over again as he invites others to help change the world. Some of his actions may seem illogical. A carpenter from Nazareth telling fishermen to "follow him" and he will make them fishers of men.
Who is he to tell others how to fish?
Later, Jesus issues an invitation to a tax collector to "follow him" in the Movement with no promise to make him treasurer. Time and time again, Jesus invites others to join him. The invitation is broad, and the directions are minimal but consistent. All who are willing to join are welcome, but you must "follow me."
Isn't it just like Jesus to teach us so much with so litt…