February 8, 2019
This Sunday at Binkley
February 10, 2019
Morning Celebration
9:00 am, Lounge

Sunday School
9:30 am

 Worship
11:00 am, Sanctuary
Stephanie Ford preaching
Church-in-Conference
Post-worship, Sanctuary

 Youth Group
6:00 pm, Sunroom/Lounge
The Binkley 411
Adult Sunday School Classes
9:30 am
Join us on Sunday morning, February 10, 9:30-10:30 for an adult Sunday School class. There are a variety of opportunities to choose from, and each class is open to newcomers!

Mindful Parenting, Lounge: This week, Cate Alexander will be facilitating the conversation.

The Bible and The New York Times , Sunroom: Marcus McFaul is leading a discussion on the recent NYT article: "A Canadian Preacher Who Doesn't Believe in God."

Finding Myself on a Journey , Chapel: Meredith Bratcher guides this Bible-based experiential learning and life reflection class. This Sunday, the passage to be considered is Luke 5:1-11 .

It’s Not Just One Way , Room 17: Each week in this class, an individual or couple shares their spiritual journey with the group.

English as a Second Language and Christianity , Room 18: Bo Lloyd leads the class in an engaging study of Christian faith, while also helping participants improve English vocabulary and fluency.
Church-in-Conference
Sunday, Post-worship, Sanctuary

A Church-in-Conference will be held in the Sanctuary immediately following worship for the purpose of voting on

1. The 2019 budget
2. The recommendation from the Minister of Music Search Committee.

Grab a cup of coffee in the narthex and join us for this important gathering.

Login to the Members section of the website to view the proposed budget.
Wednesday Night Series
Feb 13, 5:30 pm, Fellowship Hall
Program: Standing Our Ground: Environmental Law Making a Difference. Join us for an informative, compelling presentation by Gundrun Thompson , Senior Attorney at the Southern Environmental Law Center. Thompson is the Leader of SELC’s Energy Efficiency Program, and is active in numerous initiatives to protect the ecosystems of our state.Check ‘Event’ in the Friendship Register or RSVP to the office by Monday, February 4 at noon. Dinner is $7 for adults, $4 for children.
Registration Now Open!
2019 Seymour Symposium
March 2-3


Volunteers and donations of plastic jugs and cylindrical oatmeal boxes are need for the children's program. Contact Sheryl Scrimsher for more information.
Monday, Feb. 18, 12:30 pm, Lounge
NOW ON MONDAYS! Anyone available for a hearty lunch and a wholesome program at 12:30 pm on Monday, February 18 is invited to Primetimers. This month our program is led by Marcus McFaul, “Life with Uncle Ernest: The Ernest Tubb Story.” Lunch from K&W is $9. Please RSVP to the office or sign up outside Dale’s door by Friday, February 15.
Safety Update
The safety working group received Council approval to implement the security procedures presented a few weeks ago. Please read this Sunday's bulletin announcements for details. In general, you can always exit the building but you can only enter worship after 11:15 using your key fob or with the assistance of a safety coordinator in the narthex. Remember backpacks are not allowed in the sanctuary. As we integrate these plans during the 11:00 worship hour, we continue to seek your feedback and cooperation.
From Outreach

Because of the congregational visioning process this summer and fall, the Outreach Committee suspended its normal application process where members of the congregation could request funds for certain charitable and social justice entities and Outreach would allocate the money. Upon reflection and because of the changes necessitated by the visioning process, Outreach has significantly changed the way it will allocate money for the next budget year. We have moved what we consider historic partners into the Outreach budget category called “Sustaining Partnerships”, and we are providing specific funds for the congregational choices for four visioning projects this coming year. Rather than allocate the remainder among nominated entities as we have done in the past, we have chosen to leave the remainder of the Outreach budget in a Social Justice Fund. The Outreach Committee encourages you to submit proposals to that fund that fit within the intent of the four visioning projects. For example, if you believe an entity like Josh’s Hope needs financial support, you might want to invite them to provide an educational session on compassion at a Sunday school lesson or at a Wednesday dinner and figure out a way to provide funding. If you think we and Barbee’s Chapel should have a stronger presence at HK on J, you might want to apply for money to charter a bus. If you think Eyes, Ears, Nose and Paws needs assistance and provides for social justice, you could apply for a grant to sponsor a puppy and at the same time provide for an educational session for a Sunday school class about what EENPs does, complete with dogs in training. The idea is to make our outreach projects more immediate and personal. In this way we hope to move outreach efforts away from simply writing checks to a place where we can all participate in outreaching. 
February Challenge
Plant a Tree
The Earth Ministries Team is confident that Binkley members and friends lament the great loss of trees and whole forest in the rapidly urbanizing area in which we live. Not only do we appreciate the natural beauty of trees and forest, we are also mindful of their benefits to humans and all other living creatures. As a reminder, here is a list of 10 benefits of trees:
 


When you get a little weary recycling, composting and watching plastic use, try singing Buck's delightful song and you will find new energy for the tasks!

Earth Care Resolution Song
Lyrics by Buck Horton
To the tune of the 'Oscar Mayer Bologna' Jingle

I made a resolution:
Be nice to Mother Earth.
It is our only home
And the planet of our birth.
We can’t climb in a spaceship bus
And move somewhere that’s nice for us
So think before you throw away
What could be used another day.
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I said I’d use cloth totebags
Instead of plastic ones
I said I’d use less water
Or use it more than once.
I try to use less every day
And if you ask me why I’ll say
‘Cause caring by the human race
Is what it takes to save this place.
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So keep your resolutions,
They’re a promise to yourself
And to your children’s children
And everybody else
If we cut all the forests down
And let our island nations drown
What else will go we just don’t know.
We might end up like the Dodo.
Souper Bowl of Caring Results
Last week’s Souper Bowl of Caring collection raised $159.45 for the IFC Food Pantry with $112.70 of the ‘wagers’ going to the Saints, $25.75 to the Patriots, and $21 to the Rams. The real winners are the community members who will receive meals as a result of your gifts. Thanks to all who were able to contribute.
From Our Office Manager

Thank you for all the shows of concern and for your patience the last several days while I went through a little rough patch. I had a bad reaction to some new medication that necessitated a trip to the ER last Friday night. I'm feeling much better and am on the right track now. I am grateful for the deep kindness and generosity that has been shown to me by this community. I'd also like to thank Lori King for stepping in to get everything done for Sunday. I felt and continue to feel very loved and supported during my recovery! ~Stephenie Sanders
Our Wider Community
Click the links below for more information on each event.
HKonJ--THIS SATURDAY: Click the image above for details. If you want to carpool, contact Karen Long: 919-929-7315

Orange County Justice United needs 5 volunteers from Binkley Church to attend a Public Action rally on Monday, February 11 at 6:30 P.M. at the meeting of the Orange County School Board in Hillsborough. We will encourage board members to keep commitments to hire more minority teachers and have a Spanish-speaking person in the front office of every school. The location has now been moved to a larger space to accommodate Justice United supporters: Gravelly Hill Middle School, 4801 W. Ten Rd., Efland.  If you can attend, please email or call Paul Lindsay, plindsay2@aol.com , 919-604-1699.

April 5, 2019, St. Thomas More Catholic Church
Registration now open. A day-long interfaith conference in Chapel Hill on April 5, exploring how faith influences our reactions to suicide and what we can do better in our responses. Speakers will address how faith communities can engage, support, and build resiliency around those affected by suicide and suicidality. Click here for more information.

Peace in Our Land: Toward a World Without Violence
July 15-20, 2019, Cali, Colombia
We invite you to join us for the 2019 Global Baptist Peace Conference in Cali, Colombia! The conference is open to everyone and anyone interested in peacemaking and will also serve as the 2019 Summer Conference for BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz. During our time together, we will build on the important work of Baptists engaged in peacemaking processes around the globe and equip those engaged in ecumenical and interfaith peacebuilding around the world.  
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February 18

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