April 13, 2018
This Sunday at Binkley
April 15, 2018
The Third Sunday of Easter
Morning Celebration
9:00 am, Lounge

Sunday School
9:30 am

11:00 am, Sanctuary
Jo Hudson preaching
Falling Upward Book Discussion
1:00 pm, Library

Service of Installation for Marcus McFaul
2:30 pm, Pre-service music begins, Sancutary
Post-service Reception, Fellowship Hall
Youth Choir
5:00 pm, Choir Room

Youth Group
6:00 pm, Lounge/Sunroom

Sanctuary Matters
7:00 pm, Library
The Binkley 411
Church Family Updates

We celebrate the birth of Ellis Dean Kimple , born on April 11, 2018. Ellis is welcomed by parents Adam and Kelly Kimple, and brother Leland. Grandmother Linnea Smith and Aunt Kristen Smith-Young are also part of the Binkley community. Thanks be to God!

Our condolences to the family of Lynn Houser who died on April 10, 2018. A memorial service has been scheduled for 2 pm on April 21, 2018 at Binkley.
This Sunday, April 8, 9:30-10:30 am, please join us for adult Sunday School. You are always free to drop into a class you haven’t tried before:

Mindful Parenting, Lounge: This week, Miles Highsmith will be facilitating the discussion
Evangelism and Vocation in a Post-Singularity World, Sunroom: Charles Coble will be leading the class on Science Fiction.

Finding Myself on a Journey, Room 17: Meredith Bratcher guides this Bible-based experiential learning and life reflection class. For this Sunday, and April 15 and 22, the class will be viewing and reflecting on a movie on the Gospel of John. Please note room change!

English as a Second Language and Christianity, Room 18: Myra Knight and Joe Pardington take turns leading the class in an engaging study of Christian faith, while helping participants improve English fluency.
Deacon Elections
           On April 15, we will elect new deacons to take office in May. These new deacons will replace those completing their three-year terms: Roal Carlson, Lillian Lee, Tim Ross, Brennetta Simpson, Karen Van Manen and Melinda Wilde. The new deacons will join Chair-elect Terry Huneycutt-Horn and Gretchen Aylsworth, Margie Billinger, Marcella Burk-Groon, Stuart Cantrell, Barbara Davis, Tom Fewel, Lyn Lamont, Allan Maltbie, and Anne Winfield. Our congregation speaks of the mission of Binkley Baptist Church as “building compassion and joyful community”. Deacons personify this by assisting our ministers in pastoral care for the congregation. This may differ from deacon to deacon as each decides how best to reach out to those members assigned to him/her in order to deepen our congregational connections.

After the 11 o’clock service this Sunday, April 15, 2018.  Take five minutes to write a post card conveying your thoughts about pressing issues of the day.  A table in the narthex will have pre-stamped postcards, pens, addresses, and guidelines.
Falling Upward: Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Franciscan Fr. Richard Rohr:
Sundays thru May 13 4-5:30 pm, Library
According to Rohr, a spiritual transition occurs from one half of life to the next. This transition may take years or happen quickly, when some unbidden event occurs that shakes our very foundation. It is at this point that the religion of our early years appears inadequate for the challenges of the adult life—because it usually is. Falling Upward introduces readers to concepts that appear throughout Rohr’s writing, including the two halves of spiritual life, the true and false self, the shadow self, and more. If you are interested in a deeper study, A Companion Journal to Falling Upward is also available. The discussion will be facilitated by Cate Alexander, Binkley member and spiritual director. Contact office@binkleychurch.org to sign up.
Rev. Dr. Marcus McFaul’s Installation Service
On Sunday, April 15, at 3:00 PM we will celebrate a new ministry within Binkley Church and to our larger community as The Reverend Dr. Marcus McFaul is installed as the fifth Senior Minister at The Olin T. Binkley Memorial Baptist Church.  A reception will follow.  

If you would like to make a contribution of finger food for the reception, please contact Lillian Lee,  lilweslee@yahoo.com  (919-942-6528)

McFaul Installation Service
An invitation to all ordained clergy members of Binkley Church
All members of the Binkley congregation who have ever been ordained as ministers are invited and encouraged to join Binkley clergy and visiting clergy to robe (red stole, if possible) and participate in the opening processional during the Installation Service for Rev. Marcus McFaul on Sunday, April 15, at 3:00 p.m.   

Please plan to assemble in the Chapel by 2:30 p.m. Rev. Peg Williams will greet and organize the procession of clergy.
Teresa of Avila:
Adventures with God
Friends of Christ School Gathering
Tuesday, April 17, 7:00 pm, Church of the Reconciliation
Stephanie Ford will speaking on Teresa of Avila (1515-1582), a remarkable woman of spirit, passion, prayer, and psychological acumen. Stephanie will consider the Spanish mystic's life, her insights into prayer and community, her friendship with John of the Cross, and her vision for a life of holy freedom.  
Wednesday Night Series:
Tiny/Small Homes: Lightening Your Footprint on this Earth Can Begin at Home
Apr. 18, 5:30 pm, Lounge
: April Kemper will discuss small and alternative homes as well as the traditional tiny home, focusing on the people who have chosen to live this way and the benefits they have experienced. Check ‘Event’ in the Friendship Register to make a reservation, or contact the office by Monday at noon. Dinner is $6 for adults, $3 for children. Dinner begins at 5:30; Program at 6. Menu: Sesame ginger chicken stir fry, Sesame ginger tofu stir fry, Jasmine rice, Asian Super Food Salad, Hearty Homemade Bread, Dessert. Please indicate “vegetarian.”
Earth Day Worship
Next Sunday, April 22
Worship next Sunday—weather permitting—will be held outside in the Peace Plaza. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and dress casually! Our Old Time Gospel Band will offer their musical gifts and Dr. McFaul will preach. A special proclamation from Earth Ministries will be included, and our friends from Anathoth Community Garden & Farms will be here to talk produce! A potluck lunch will follow, so bring a dish to share (salads, desserts, etc—fried chicken will be provided). Chairs will be provided for those who cannot bring their own.
Join or Support the April 22 CROP WALK!
Join the the Binkley CROP Walk Team (members to-date are Linda and Daniel Textoris, Sherri Davis, Sondra and Jerry VanSant, Sibyl Wagner and Adams Wofford, Julie Lentz, Amy-Jae and Tom Crawford, Kimberly Brewer and April Kemper).  You can join on-line by going to the Binkley CROP WALK website crophungerwalk.org/chapelhillnc/binkley (click " Join Our Team " mid-page).  And there's a big " DONATE " button that on that same site that we would love for you to click. Binkley’s CROP Walk team members will be in the Narthex Sunday to give CROP Walk packets to walkers collecting cash and check donations (non-online), to help walkers register on-line, to accept donations for the team, and sell some awesome CROP Walk T-shirts.
Binkley Outreach Proudly Presents:

Durham County Community Living Programs (DCCLP)
Intellectually Challenged Adults
Talent Show
April 28, 6:30 pm, Fellowship Hall  
Everyone is invited for dessert and a show that will warm your heart. The Intellectually Challenged Adults that live in Group Homes and the Independent Apartment Living Program that are managed by DCCLP are working hard and getting very excited about performing for us.

We will be hosting the group for dinner at 5:00 and then the show will be open to all at 6:30. If you would like to bring a dessert or would like to be an ambassador at a table with our guests for the dinner, then please contact Terry Huneycutt-Horn at 919-218-3243, or at Mediate4321@gmail.com

I look forward to this joyful evening with all of you.
 For more information about this organization, please see DCCLP.org.
Inquirer’s Class to Start April 29
The Inquirer’s Class is a four-session opportunity for anyone interested in uniting with Binkley to learn more about our mission and ministries. It is also designed for those who’ve recently joined the church. The class will meet during the Sunday School hour (9:45-10:40 am) for four consecutive weeks (4/29, 5/6, 13, and 20). The final session on May 20 falls on Pentecost Sunday and will include breakfast. Marcus McFaul will facilitate the class. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to office@binkleychurch.org by April 24.
The Reference Team invites you to...
Cottage Meetings

The Reference Team and the Cottage Meetings hosts invite you to a time of listening and sharing. The purpose of these meetings is to consider how our past experience can inform future times of discussion and decision making in our church, to envision our future building on the work of the transition team, and to foster relationships.

You are invited to sign up online by clicking here
or in the narthex Sunday, April 15 and Sunday, April 22nd. 

You may also send any thoughts or concerns to our collective email account referenceteam@binkleychurch.org.

Reference Team: Meredith Bratcher, Nancy Cheek, Tom Fewel, Tonya Hamm, Matthew Ripley-Moffitt, Jenny Walters,Don Willhoit and David Brubaker   
Binkley VBS Volunteers Needed 
Vacation Bible School takes place at the end of June, June 25-29 (with a short orientation Sunday evening, 6/24). VBS will meet each morning from 9:00-12:15, and there are a number of ways you can serve: helping with one of the centers (Bible story, arts and crafts, science, music), being a shepherd to a group, helping with snacks, or offering behind-the-scenes support. It is a lot of fun and meaningful for all ages. Our theme this year: "God's Garden, God's City." Adults and youth are welcome to volunteer! Want to know more? Chat with Stephanie Ford or send her a quick email: stephanie@binkleychurch.org.
Request for Proposals for Endowment Fund Grants
The Binkley Endowment Fund produces income that is to be made available for three specific uses:
1.      To provide support for special outreach ministries
2.       To supplement support for special projects and programs, and
3.       To provide for emergency needs of the physical plant.
The Endowment Committee is seeking proposals for use of income generated for use in 2018. Requests can be made by any church board or committee or from individual church members. The amount of funds available for 2018 is approximately $11,000.
Proposals should include a statement of the purpose of the request (one or two paragraphs should be sufficient), explanation of how the request meets one or more of the three allowed uses listed above, and the amount of the request. Requests should be submitted by the end of April and sent to the Endowment Committee through the church office.  The committee will then review the requests and make formal recommendations to the Church Council. Ordinarily, funds must be spent or obligated prior to the end of the calendar year.
Our Wider Community
Click the links below for more information on each event.

There are many opportunities coming up soon in the Chapel Hill area to work for social justice. Click the link above to learn more. This page changes weekly, so keep checking back for updates.

On April 14, Binkley will once again be walking with other faith communities to raise money to support NAMI Programs here in North Carolina. Anyone wishing to be a walker or to sponsor a walk should contact Rob Lewis or Gloria Lightsey-Lewis, or click here .

The Binkley  Peace and Justice Action  and  Outreach Committees  sponsor a table at the annual Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet. The banquet is on April 28 at 6:00 p.m., Chapel Hill Sheraton Inn. Banquet tickets are $50. A few tickets already purchased are available to others as needed: see Dale.  Funds raised support ongoing local branch efforts, scholarships, and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. For information and tickets, contact Tom Fewel,   tfewel@gmail.com .

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