June 1, 2018
This Sunday at Binkley
June 3, 2018
11:00 am, Sanctuary
Children's Musical & Chorister Recognition
Marcus McFaul preaching
The Binkley 411
End-of-School Picnic and Children's Musical
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Sunday School has ended for the spring, but, beginning June 10, please join us for Early Worship in the Lounge, 9:45-10:30. Learn and worship together across the generations. 
Putting on our Sunday Best
In light of our 60th Anniversary Celebration coming up later this year, the Building Maintenance Committee (and others) are looking to improve the look of our campus. What do you see when you look around that needs improvement? We are compiling a list and would love your input. Please send your thoughts by June 6 to Don Willhoit, co-chair of Building Maintenance at willhoit@bellsouth.net.
Lunch and Learn with The Reference Team
June 10, Post-Worship
The Reference Team and our consultant, David Brubaker invite you to an after worship service lunch and learn opportunity to hear from each other in the congregation. David Brubaker will report on major themes and their frequency of response during the April and May Cottage Meetings. Then, the Reference Team members will facilitate a focused group discussion on the topic of a congregational behavioral covenant. What is a congregational behavioral covenant? A congregational behavioral covenant is an agreement outlining what God is calling the congregation to be and how we will live out that calling with one another. A light meal and childcare will be provided. RSVP by Wednesday, June 6, at noon (please indicate of childcare is needed): office@binkleychurch.org or 919-942-4964.
Reference Team: Meredith Bratcher, Nancy Cheek, Tom Fewel, Tonya Hamm, Matthew Ripley-Moffitt, Jenny Walters, Don Willhoit and David Brubaker, consultant
The Earth Ministries Committee now issues the June Jaunt Challenge . At the Earth Day outdoor service Marcus asked attendees to shout out natural areas they had visited. The responses spurred us to issue this challenge for all Binkley members and friends: take a roll, stroll, walk, run, bike, hike, canoe or kayak visit to a nearby park, reserve, lake or other natural area during the month of June. Then please share where you went and any comments you wish to make about your outdoor adventure on note cards that will be provided in the Narthex or that you bring to place on the table. We will compile a list of visited places and share that with the congregation – to spur future outdoor experiences.

Sunday, June 24, 2 pm:
Field Trip to Battle Park (UNC). Details to come.
Binkley VBS
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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.

A National Call for Moral Revival 
Monday, June 4, 2pm, Bicentennial Plaza, Jones St, Raleigh

June 7, 7 pm, St. Matthews Episcopal, Hillsborough

Celebrate Chapel Hill Creamery 's living wage certification by buying their products this Saturday! Details via the link above.
Binkley was certified as a living wage location in 2016, thanks to the efforts of Kimberly Brewer.  There are brochures in the narthex listing living wage businesses and entities in Orange County as well as cards you can leave at living wage locations to thank them.  Pick some up and patronize living wage businesses! You can also find a constantly updated list of certified employers here.

The Sanctuary Movement
ICE has been active in the Chapel Hill area. Families in our community need your help. Click here to find how you can attend to immediate needs.
Help for Rosa
Rosa, who is in sanctuary at Church of the Rec, has discovered a passion for jewelry making. Having a productive way to spend her time has lifted her spirits and also given her hope that she might soon be able to sell some of the pieces she has made to contribute to her children’s care. On June 3 and 10, Ashley Nissler will be in the narthex before and after church with a basket collecting beads for Rosa. If you have jewelry (primarily with beads) you no longer wear that she could take apart and make into something new (or even jewelry making you know you’ll never use again), it would be greatly appreciated. If you have questions, please contact Ashley Nissler at  ranissler@mindspring.com .

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

August 10-12, St. Francis Springs Prayer Center
You are invited to a weekend retreat opportunity August 10-12, 2018 at St. Francis Springs Prayer Center, led by Marilyn Wolf. Participants will explore the presence of God the Mother in our lives. Registration deadline is July 16, but the retreat is filling up. Click here to register.
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Church Office Hours

8:30 am - 4 pm

8:30 am - 3 pm
Publication Deadlines

Submissions for the July Newsletter are due by:

June 20

Submissions for the weekly bulletin and Friday Update are due by:

Wednesday Noon
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