August 16, 2019
This Sunday at Binkley
August 18, 2019
Simply Summer Worship
9:45 am, Lounge

11:00 am, Sanctuary
Marcus McFaul preaching
From Our Pastor
It's tomorrow, y'all. The  Binkley-Barbees's Yard Sale  is tomorrow,  Saturday, August 17th  and we need you to volunteer in a number of ways. Cashiers, traffic directors, cleaner-uppers, and more...keep reading to learn how to get plugged in.

Oh, and shop too. Looking for a college diploma?
Here's a silly little poem I came across this last week,  "Binkie's Big Yard Sale" by Mike Hauser:

It's the big day of the big yard sale
Where every thing must go
There was much to much to haul out to the front
So I opened up the home
There were gobs of people everywhere
Wandering around with arms packed full
I'm making money hand over fist
This idea was really cool

You see my neighbors came to me with their front door key
And asked if I'd watch Binkie their cat
While they spent a few days away, I said sure what the hey
So they showed me where everything Binkie was at

While they were gone Binkie got bored
He missed his masters who were out of town
I thought a yard sale would be just the thing, Binkie purred that'd be neat
And of course it brought Binkie's good mood back around

Now before you start thinking bad thoughts of me
And wonder how anyone could sell everything they had
I want you to know I had a slight twinge of guilt
Right before I sold Binkie the cat

Bye, Bye Binkie Bye, Bye ;0)
And this meme from Scott Hawkins:
Enough frivolity. This Sunday we will gather the day after the exhausting (yet wonderful!) Yard Sale to worship our God who encourages us, in the words of the book of Hebrews, " Lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint, but rather be healed  (Hebrews 12:12-13)."

My sermon is drawn from several passages found in the letter/sermon of Hebrews as well as Luke 12:13-21, entitled " Saints, Stuff and Steadfastness: A White Elephant Sermon."  I do hope to see you all at  BOTH  the Yard Sale on Saturday (there may be a gnome or two for sale but no pups, kittens, or tots)  AND  on Sunday morning. 

With much affection for you
Your Pastor,
Marcus McFaul
The Binkley 411
The countdown has begun. Not yet involved in the Binkley–Barbee’s Yard Sale? Too busy during the week? Can you still help with this year’s effort? YES, indeed!!! 

Here is how you can help on Saturday:

  • Cashier – 90 minute shifts available.
  • Be a helper in a busy department, circulating and assisting customers with purchases. (White Elephants, Bake Shop, Jewelry, and more.)
  • Join the Traffic crew to help manage vehicle traffic in and out of church property.
  • Clean up after the sale. Show up at 1 PM to help box up unsold merchandise to be collected by community agencies who can use or sell the goods.

To volunteer in one of these important ways, contact  Sue Wallace  or  Claudia Templeton .

Unable to fill one of these needs? How about:

  • Donating your brown paper grocery bags. Bring them to church on Friday.
  • Help us spread the word by sharing the Facebook event, posting a flyer, or canvassing your neighborhood.
  • By all means, show up to shop and lend moral support. See ya on Saturday, 8 to 1, at the big sale!!!
August 18
Bring used batteries, medications, and eyeglasses/sunglasses that you want to be responsibly discarded to church on August 18. The Earth Ministries crew will make sure your unwanted items are disposed of properly.
An Invitation to Dialogue

Binkley Leadership has scheduled a listening session on Sunday, August 25, immediately following our 11 o’clock worship. This gathering will give us, as a congregation, an opportunity to discuss a proposed statement regarding human suffering in our country. The statement speaks up for families who are being torn apart, people being treated inhumanely, and people being marginalized because of
  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Sexual orientation/identity, and/or
  • Citizenship status

This statement, proposed for publication in The Raleigh News and Observer , urges individuals and other churches to work for these humane concerns.

Please stay after worship to express your feelings, listen and learn. Light refreshments will be provided. If you are unable to attend but wish to express your support or concerns, please contact your deacon or a member of Church Council to register your opinion. To read the statement in full, follow this link .
Flowers for the Communion Table
There are two more opportunities left in 2019 to provide flowers for the communion table. Providing flowers is a great way to honor or commemorate a loved one or special event in your life while beautifying our worship space. Dates available are August 25 and October 13. Please contact to claim one of these dates.
New Website for Orange County Bail/Bond Justice Project
Thanks to a generous donation from Tim and Ruth Ann Ross, we now have a website for our Orange County Bail/Bond Justice Project! You can visit it at . This website will be the central location for learning about the Bail/Bond Project. educating the community about bail/bond issues, and making donations.
Our Wider Community
Click the links below for more information on each event.
Saturday, August 24, 10 am, Chapel Hill Library
A symposium featuring scholars and historians, sponsored by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP, OCCRC, and Chapel Hill Public Library. 

Renowned Al’s Burger Shack is teaming up with Dr. Linnea Smith, Louise Coggins , and Lift Up the Vulnerable (LUV) every Tuesday through September with a LUV Burger. A portion of the proceeds will help Lift Up the Vulnerable end human trafficking in warzones. Learn more .

Fabric for Rosa
Our friend Rosa, who is in Sanctuary at Church of the Reconciliation, is looking for fabric to sew aprons and other items. If you have spare fabric, please contact Ashley Nissler.

Binkley Preschool has openings in the four-year-old classes for this fall. Contact Kim Buckley if you are interested. (Tel 919-968-1427)

Link your grocery store loyalty cards to BPS. Here's how.
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