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Sermon + for August 18 worship reflection

August 18 worship was BYC-style led by our youth. It examined Exodus, the focus of our summer youth camp this year.

As we explore these stories, we recognize that we all carry the baggage of our plagues endured, our strength tested, our heartbreaks suffered. And sometimes, after a time, we break through our own egos and others’ attempts at control. We arrive at our promised land, our freedom and we look around with fresh eyes. We understand anew what’s being asked of us. New work begins.

Can you name your Pharaoh? Name what your oppressor has been? What attitude has gripped your mind? What grief has owned your heart? What can you name as your oppressor with the intention of letting it go?

The worship bulletin cover was Zentangle art created at camp by Maya Cobeland.

Prayer for racial justice at CUCC

Campaign Nonviolence (CNV) will hold a community prayer vigil at CUCC on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m.  Both the youth and adult choirs will participate in the event which will focus on racial justice. 

For more information, contact CNV members Sue Cottle, Robert Parrish or Merrilee Jacobson.

Join CUCCers at the Congregations for Social Justice Meeting

Oak City Cares 1430 S. Wilmington Street, Raleigh
September 11, 8:30 AM

You are welcome to sit with Merrilee, Adrienne or Bill who usually attend.

The September meeting will be at Oak City Cares, a hub that connects people experiencing homelessness with a wide range of services.   Your Wake County and City of Raleigh taxes help fund this one-stop shopping service center.

Congregations for Social Justicealso has an Affordable Housing task force that meets monthly at 6 p.m. at the Robertson Hill Community Room, 1725 Poole Road. The next task force meeting is scheduled for September 10. 

Congregations for Social Justice is a coalition of faith communities committed to advocating for public policies that create a better Raleigh for all people.  Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month (except in July and August) and rotate among local churches.

For more information on either of these social justice groups, please contact Adrienne Little (919-781-0829) or Merrilee Jacobson (9…

Here's what you missed at August Wednesday Night Supper

TONIGHT - August 14 - Wednesday Night Supper

Welcome & Fellowship Ministry is preparing to make this a recurring event on the 2nd Wednesday of each month! We are in the planning stages, so look for the protocol to change.

For our August meal, just please come to share chicken, baked potatoes and salad. You may bring a side dish or dessert IF it fits your plans. No cost this time and no need to RSVP.  Food goes on the table around 6PM.

Wednesday, August 14
6:00 PM
CUCC's Fellowship Hall
All ages

Let’s get together!

Contact Susan Atkinson with questions -

School supplies for needy children - final date Thursday, Aug. 15

Imagine being a child who can't afford the supplies needed for school.
Bring some of these items to CUCC this week for the Oxford Manor Backpack Buddies program.  Here is a shopping list.
Drop off your items at CUCC by this Thursday, August 15.

Thank you!
From Dawn Koonce and Community Outreach Ministry

Tai Chi—New Day and Time

Tai Chi—New Day and Time Wednesday Mornings, 9:00am, in the Vaughan Fellowship Hall.
After warming up with stretching exercises, the group moves through ten Tai Chi movements which have been modified for people with movement limitations.  In a standing position, we do the movement leading with the left foot, ground our energy, then repeat with the right foot, and finish by grounding our energy and meditating.  Movements are performed slowly to music.  No experience is required.

Welcoming Sunday Is September 8, 2019

Welcoming Sunday is  Sunday, September 8, 2019.  Pot luck after worship. Bring a side or dessert and we’ll fire up the grill.  Time to get back in step and get in the swing of fall! 

Pledge Status Reports

The Mid-Year Status Reports are available for you to pick up on the table in the back of the sanctuary. Thank you.Questions? Contact Jeanne Ledbetter at

Wright Center Meal

Wright Center Meal
Like to cook and/or serve people? Community Outreach and The Helen Wright Center could use your help. Cook part of the meal (main dish, veg, or dessert) serving 40. Or serve the meal (6:30-8PM). A good family (or pair of families) service project. 
The Wright Center is a ministry of Urban Ministries of which CUCC was a co-founder. This small, intimate shelter is a great place for families to volunteer and for children to learn that helping other people is fun. Many CUCC children have grown up cooking and serving a meal annually. The Helen Wright Center serves women who are homeless. It is located in downtown Raleigh. 
The Helen Wright Center Program goes beyond providing a safe place to sleep, offering professional assistance in attaining goals of health care, education, employment, and stable housing. Contact Dawn Koonce or Charles Coble to learn more or volunteer.
- A service project organized by the Community Outreach Ministry of CUCC


Annual PFLAG Triangle Signature Ad Dear Friends of PFLAG,
PFLAG Triangle once again will sponsor a Signature Ad in the NC Pride issue of Independent Weekly on September 26th, 2019. This is our only fundraiser of the year, and these funds enable PFLAG to carry out its mission.