The January issue of the Beacon was published last week amid the excitement of Christmas--so we thought we'd remind you to take a look at it now that things are settling down. Keep yourself informed as to what's coming at Binkley in the new year! Click the image above to get started, or go to binkleychurch.org/about/newsletter.
Monday, December 31: 9:30 am - 1 pm
Tuesday, January 1: Closed
Men of Binkley
January 5, 2019
8 am, The Egg and I
Saturday morning January 5
, we have reserved the community room of the
Egg & I
1101 Environ Way, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
) from 8-9:30 am for breakfast and fellowship. Dutch treat.
All Men of Binkley and friends
are welcome. It is not at all required, but if you plan to attend, drop one of us an email note.
Co-Chairs, Men of Binkley
What Gift Can We Bring?
January 6, 2019
9-10:30 am, Fellowship Hall
Join us in celebrating the gifts of the Magi with a fun, informative, and festive time of music and service. At 9:00 am in the Fellowship Hall, we will hear the musical stylings of
, followed by a brief introduction to the four
. Then, we will fill bags and boxes for
which supports detainees and their visiting families at the Stewart Detention Center, near Lumpkin, Georgia.
Click here for event details.
Call for Donations
For the Service Project component of the Coffee House, we will be gathering supplies for
. El Refugio, in the remote town of Lumpkin, Georgia, offers support to the 1,800 male detainees, and their visiting families (overnight lodging, legal support, and more). These families come a long way to visit their loved ones, and there are no hotels nearby. Families with children bunk up in a small ranch home. So, we are preparing a big care package to send to El Refugio, with Ashely Nissler’s help.
Here is a list of needs:
- Spanish and English language books in a variety of genres
- Toys (without small pieces or batteries–choking hazard)
- Books for children (Board books are especially welcomed)
- Puzzles (large pieces best)
- Bath towels
- Kitchen towels
- Full and twin sheet sets
- Liquid laundry detergent
- Art supplies for children
- Gas gift cards (Shell is best)
- Gift cards for Subway and Dunkin Donuts
Two wonderful musicians will be joining us in January to provide interim coverage for our music program.
will serve as Chancel Choir Director through February 3.
will serve as interim organist until the new Minister of Music/Organist begins (likely in early March).
We are grateful to
Karen Coletti, Mike Davis,
and all other Binkley musicians who have bridged the gap for us during the holiday season.
Welcome to Binkley!
Sundays, Jan. 13-Feb. 3. 9:45 am, Library
An Inquirer’s Class Opportunity for those interested in learning about the mission and ministries of our church. Facilitated by Senior Minister Dr. Marcus McFaul, these sessions are designed especially for those who are interested in joining by membership. January 13, 20, 27, and February 3, during the Sunday School hour (9:45-10:30 am in the Library). Register for the class no later than January 8 by
contacting the church office.
Safety Committee Information Meeting
On January 13, 2019 the Safety Working Group will have an informational meeting to report on the activities of the group during the past year. The meeting will be held in the Fellowship Hall immediately after the morning worship service. Light refreshments will be provided.
Christmas Eve Offering 2018
The Outreach Committee’s recommendation to the Church Council for the Christmas Eve offering has been approved, and will be divided among three projects: Fifty percent (50%) will go to
Binkley families in need
. Thirty percent (30%) will go to the
Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC)
to assist migrant laborers recovering from Hurricanes Florence and Michael. Migrant workers often do not have access to other hurricane relief funds. And twenty percent (20%) will go to
Wi’am Palestinian Conflict Transformation Center
, a grassroots civil society organization located at the Separation Wall. In Arabic, “
” means “cordial relationships.” The Center reaches out to children and families in Bethlehem to provide a safe space for learning and playing, and varied educational and recreational activities including drama, music therapy.
last day to contribute to this offering is January 6, 2019. Please postdate your check for December 31, 2018 if you would like this contribution to appear on your 2018 Statement of Giving.
As of December 28, we have received $3,952 toward the Christmas Eve Offering. Thank you for your generosity!
Choose and Commit to ONE Sustainable New Year's Resolution
Ready to take on a more sustainable lifestyle in the New Year? Looking for ways to minimize your impact on the planet? This year make changes that will help both you and the Earth! To get you started, we’ve compiled a list of some potential resolutions for you to choose from. Think about what is reasonable for you when choosing a resolution. Some of these may seem easy, but others may be quite challenging! You can obviously adapt any one to fit your own personal needs.
Some Earth Ministries Stats to Know:
As of 5:00 p.m., December 17, Binkley Church’s solar panels have saved 31,215 kg of CO2 emissions from being emitted; the equivalent of 1,732 trees planted, and have saved $4,884 on our electricity bills since the installation of the solar panels in July 2016.
From May 15 to December 15, Binkley has diverted 9.43 tons (18,865 pounds) of compostable waste from the landfill. By December 31, we will have diverted 10 tons! That is 1.18 metric tons/month of avoided CO2 emissions.
All are welcome to attend the next Earth Ministries meeting on January 31 from 1:30-3 pm in the library.
Click the links below for more information on each event.
Monday, December 31, 2018 at 7-9pm, Pullen Memorial Church
We will hear from Rev. Dr.
William J. Barber, II
and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis as well as North Carolinians who understand why we must build a movement to end systemic racism, poverty, the war economy/militarism, ecological devastation and our nation's distorted moral narrative. Click
to learn more.
Church Office Hours
8:30 am - 4 pm
8:30 am - 3 pm
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