May 11, 2018
This Sunday at Binkley
May 13, 2018
Ascension Sunday
Christian Formation Sunday
Morning Celebration
9:00 am, Lounge

Sunday School
9:30 am

Welcome to Binkley Inquirer's Class
9:30 am, Library

11:00 am, Sanctuary
Marcus McFaul preaching
The Binkley 411
Binkley Readers Cancelled
Friday, May 11
The May meeting of Binkley Readers has been cancelled. The group will discuss the entirety of T he Warmth of Other Suns  at the June 8 meeting.
This Sunday, May 13, 9:30-10:30 am, please join us for adult Sunday School. You are always free to drop into a class you haven’t tried before:

Mindful Parenting, Lounge: This week, Miles Highsmith will be facilitating the discussion.

Evangelism and Vocation in a Post-Singularity World, Sunroom: Brian Foreman will be leading the class in a rethinking of the term “calling” as not only belonging to a few—but to all of us. How might that revision change our approach to vocation, faith, and the emerging world around us?

Finding Myself on a Journey, Chapel: Meredith Bratcher guides this Bible-based experiential learning and life reflection class. This Sunday, the focus will be Luke 24: 44-53.

English as a Second Language and Christianity, Room 18: Myra Knight and Joe Pardington take turns leading the class in an engaging study of Christian faith, while helping participants improve English fluency.
Binkley Golf Open
May 15
The much anticipated Occasional Binkley Spring Open will be played Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the Southwick Golf Course near Swepsonville. We will gather at 9:30 for team selection. The first tee time is 10:00 AM.

The Open fee is $30 ( make checks to Joe Clontz and can be paid at the Tournament ) and includes green fees, cart and a hot dog and drink at the turn.  Information, registration and directions are available from Joe Clontz (919-969-4517)   Registration deadline is Sunday, May 13.  Join us for fun!
Wednesday Night Series
Supporting Immigrants in this Difficult Day: Thinking Aloud with Alice Glover and Colleagues
May 16, 5:30 pm, Lounge
 Alice, an immigration attorney, along with her colleagues, will speak about the issues immigrants face in North Carolina. Alice will also help us as to brainstorm ways we can effectively offer our energies on behalf of these most vulnerable. Check ‘Event’ the Friendship Register to make a reservation, or contact the office by Monday at noon. Dinner is $6 for adults, $3 for children. Dinner begins at 5:30; Program at 6. Menu: Crab cakes**If you cannot eat shellfish or are vegetarian, please say so and we will make Savory Corn Cakes (**Please designate this when you sign up so that we’ll know how many to make.), Corn on the cob, Chopped Power Salad w/ Lemon Vinaigrette, Homemade bread, Dessert
Church-Wide Offering
Sunday May 20, 2018
Benefiting Hope Mission Partners of the Alliance of Baptists
Binkley belongs to several Baptist organizations;Two of the major ones are our denomination, the American Baptist Churches (ABC), and the Alliance of Baptists (the Alliance). In the past we have collected several church-wide offerings a year to benefit the ABC. In an effort to be more balanced and to better reflect our ties to both the ABC and the Alliance, the Outreach Committee, with the approval of the Church Council, has decided to collect one offering a year for the ABC and a second offering a year to benefit the Hope Mission Partners of the Alliance.  The church wide offering for the Alliance Hope Mission Partners will be Sunday, May 20, 2018.

The Hope Mission Partners offering will benefit those Alliance partners that provide food for the poor, a place of welcome for the marginalized and health care and healing both nationally and internationally. Our sister congregation, the Pinheiro Baptist Church in Brazil, benefits fr the om the Hope Mission Partners program of the Alliance. Please remember the good work that can be done by this progressive body of Baptists when you write your checks to Binkley for the Alliance Hope Mission Partners offering on May 20 th
Earth Ministry’s May Challenge:
Ugly Mug Month
On Earth Day Sunday, the Earth Ministries Committee proposed the first of twelve challenges in the year ahead. May’s challenge : Check your cupboards for interesting, different, or infrequently-used mugs to donate. Bring your mug to the Narthex, tucking a slip of paper inside the mug with your name. At the end of the month, we’ll name “winners” in three categories: (1) ugliest; (2) most original; and (3) most unusual. Winning mugs with the “mugs” of their owners will be pictured in the next newsletter. Why all this fun? As our newly adopted Proclamation of Sustainability declares, one way that Binkley is going “green” is to reduce the amount of one-use consumption disposable (including recycled) items . So start digging for treasures.
Binkley VBS
June 25-29 
Summer is almost here, and so is VBS! Our theme is Peace Lab,  and children will learn stories of peace-making from the Bible. Children who are 4 years old (by July 1, 2018) through rising sixth graders are welcome, 9-12:15, for five mornings of worship, story, music, arts and crafts, and snack-outdoor play time.  Please invite friends and reach out to neighbors!  VBS is one of our best intergenerational learning events! Youth who have completed 6th grade and older are welcome to serve as shepherds or helpers.

Registration forms available here , or outside Stephanie Ford's door.  
Our Wider Community
Click the links below for more information on each event.

Housing Needed for Female UNC Student June 10-24
Please consider providing a room for a recent Vanderbilt University Divinity School graduate who will be taking a prep course for two weeks at UNC to ready her for learning the Mayan language. She is fluent in Spanish and will be spending the rest of the summer in the Yucatan. She does not need transportation or meals, but would appreciate access to a kitchen. If interested, please contact Caryl Price: , 919-619-3998. Thank you!

May 14,12:30 pm, FPC Durham
Come hear the personal story of Nahida Halaby Gordon, a Palestinian-American Christian woman who, with 750,000 Palestinians was made a refugee in 1948.   For more information or to car pool, click here , or contact Mary Lou Smith , 919-967-5181  

May 17-19
Sessions in this three-day training will cover: power, self-interest, culture of a broad-based organization, public and private relationships, individual meetings, and more.  Click the link above for more info.

May 19, 7 pm, Blacknall Presbyterian Church
The Caramore Community provides housing, vocation, and supportive services to adults with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness.

TEE SHIRT FUNDRAISER: Binkley Preschool is selling tee shirts with a quotation from Dean Smith as a fund raiser. Shirts range in size from Adult S-XL, in every color (though Carolina Blue is going fast!) as well as Youth XS & S. They are available for a suggested minimum donation of $10 per shirt. Any proceeds over cost will go directly to the Preschool. Please email Kim Buckley, Preschool Director, at if you want to get a shirt. 
(And for those of you who may not know, Dean Smith’s kids went to the Preschool many years ago.) Click HERE t o see a photo of the shirt.

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