January 4, 2019
This Sunday at Binkley
January 6, 2019
The Epiphany of our Lord
Communion Sunday
 Epiphany Coffee House
9:00 am, Fellowship Hall

11:00 am, Sanctuary
Marcus McFaul preaching
The Binkley 411
Men of Binkley
January 5, 2019
8 am, The Egg and I
On  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?

Coffee House

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 Darrell Adams , followed by a brief introduction to the four 2020 Initiatives . Then, we will fill bags and boxes for El Refugio , which supports detainees and their visiting families at the Stewart Detention Center, near Lumpkin, Georgia.

Questions? Contact Sondra VanSant , Moderator.
Music News
Two wonderful musicians will be joining us in January to provide interim coverage for our music program. Sue Klausmeyer will serve as Chancel Choir Director through February 3.

Jeff Hammack will serve as interim organist until the new Minister of Music/Organist begins (likely in early March).
This Sunday we welcome special musician, Darrell Adams , a singer-songwriter based in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of MedWater, a non-profit organization that empowers communities to manage the critical components of their public health infrastructure. Of his work in this field, Darrell says, “The world's health challenges are too complex to be solved singularly. What is needed is a collaboration of many organizations dedicated to the idea that everyone, regardless of who or where they are, should have access to safe water, basic sanitation, and hygiene education.”

*Please stay tuned for updates on rehearsals for Children’s Choir, Youth Choir, and Hand Bells.
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 12:30 pm, Lounge
Anyone available for a hearty lunch and a wholesome program at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, January 9 is invited to Primetimers. This month, we will hear from Randy Callahan about his life as a drummer. Lunch from K&W is $9. Please RSVP to the office or sign up outside Dale’s door by Monday, January 7.
Wednesday Night Series
Jan. 9, 5:30 pm, Fellowship Hall
Program: Poetry, Justice, Healing, and Hope. We will watch a stirring video on “Poetic Justice,” which brings art and voice, life story and poetry together as a healing force for change. Tessa Hale, Associate Director of the Carolina Justice Policy Center and Binkley member, will facilitate our thoughtful conversation following the video. Check ‘Event’ in the Friendship Register or RSVP to the office by Monday, January 7 at noon. Dinner is $7 for adults, $4 for children.
Welcome to Binkley!
Inquirer’s Class
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.
New Binkley Church Sign Proposal
The committee appointed to make recommendations for a new church sign will present a display of our recommendations in January and eagerly await your comments. Join us in the narthex at 10:15 before worship and following the service on January 20th to look at the plans for the sign and see a model of the planned sculpture that is recommended to be part of the sign. Committee members will be available to answer questions at that time. There will be a place to receive your written comments after you review the recommendations.
~The Sign Committee (Rob Lewis, chair, Fred Schroeder, Janet O’Neal, Chon Shoaf) 

*Please note that the originally publicized date of January 13 has been cancelled due to other activities taking place that day. We look forward to presenting these the following week on January 20.
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

As of January 4, we have received $5,127 toward the Christmas Eve Offering. Thank you for your generosity!

The 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.

Fifty percent (50%) will go to Binkley families in need. Thirty percent (30%) will go to the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC)  And twenty percent (20%) will go to Wi’am Palestinian Conflict Transformation Center .

January Challenge
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. Pick one to share with us this Sunday, and your resolution might make it in next Friday's Update!

All are welcome to attend the next Earth Ministries meeting on January 31 from 1:30-3 pm in the library.
Save the Date:
2019 Seymour Symposium
March 2-3
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Serene Jones, our featured speaker for the Symposium, comments on some issues of our time in the videos below. You will not want to miss her when she joins us in March.
Our Wider Community
Click the links below for more information on each event.

The 34 th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Banquet will be on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at the Friday Center. Reception 5-6 p.m. The Banquet will begin promptly at 6. Caryl Price and Mark Davis will be among banquet participants. Tickets are $30.00. Lillian Lee has tickets.
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January 21

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