May 4, 2018
This Sunday at Binkley
May 6, 2018
Deacon Ordination
Morning Celebration
9:00 am, Lounge

Sunday School
9:30 am

Welcome to Binkley Inquirer's Class
9:30 am, Library

11:00 am, Sanctuary
Youth Choir Benefit Concert
7:00 pm, Sanctuary
A Message from Dale
Dear Binkley Family and Friends,
Very glad to report that Suzy and I arrived home from Carteret General Hospital. My gratitude for everyone’s prayer support is overwhelming. To be held up in your love and God’s healing grace has been a miracle for me. 
I have much recovery work ahead of me.   The discharge plan from my doctors involves rest, rest and more rest. Being a near drowning survivor has left me dealing with the continued effects of acute renal failure and a few other maladies. 
Therefore, much as I love visitors, it is in my best physical and emotional interest not to have any until further notice. My beloved wife Suzy and precious daughter Lydia are attending to my needs admirably. Even my parents in Richmond have been asked to stay home. 
We will be asking for food assistance in the next couple of days and that will be coordinated through the church office.** That kind of help will be welcomed. Your cards, texts and prayers are also coveted by me. They are a positive way of connecting and I will reply when I have the energy. 
Finally, please know that the Youth of Binkley Baptist Church are remarkable and courageous children of God. 

** Meal Train for the Osbornes**

Click HERE to sign up to provide a meal for the Osborne family in the coming weeks. Instructions and details can be found on the Meal Train sign-up. At this time, we ask that you please limit your contribution to one day so that as many people can participate as possible.

The Binkley 411
Men of Binkley
May 5, 8 am, Sunroom
Our featured guest will be an presentation by Rev. Dr. Bob Seymour who will be speaking on the topic: Chapel Hill in the 60’s . As most know this was a very turbulent decade in America’s history – desegregation of the schools, racial riots, the assassinations of President Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Presidential Candidate Robert Kennedy; President Johnson’s War on Poverty and the Civil Rights Act; the Vietnam War; and on and on. Through all of this decade Rev. Seymour was Senior Minister at Binkley and emerging as a significant community leader in the Chapel Hill community. Come be a part of this special time for sharing and learning. We will also enjoy Sunrise biscuits, cinnamon rolls, coffee, and a time of prayer and fellowship together. The Men of Binkley is open to all who identify as male and are 18 or older. We welcome your participation and the opportunity to strengthen the relationships and bonds of all men at Binkley.
This Sunday, May 6, 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, Megan Highsmith will be facilitating the discussion, considering different types of self-esteem.

Evangelism and Vocation in a Post-Singularity World, Sunroom: Karin Mills will be presenting on the topic of Science Fiction.

Finding Myself on a Journey, Chapel: Meredith Bratcher guides this Bible-based experiential learning and life reflection class. This Sunday, the focus will be John 15:9-17.

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.
Wednesday Night Series:
An Evening with Binkley's Refugee Resettlement Team
May 9, 5:30 pm, Lounge
Members of Binkley’s Refugee Resettlement Team will speak about what they have learned since they set up their team in 2005. We’ll also get hear from members of both Siu families about their journeys. Check ‘Event’ 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: Pulled Pork BBQ, Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Broccoli Salad, Hush puppies, Dessert. *Please indicate Vegetarian .*
Binkley Golf Open
May 15
The much anticipated Occasional Binkley Spring Open will be played Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the Southwick Golf Course near Swepsonville. We will gather at 9:30 for team selection. The first tee time is 10:00 AM.

The Open fee is $30 ( make checks to Joe Clontz and can be paid at the Tournament ) and includes green fees, cart and a hot dog and drink at the turn.  Information, registration and directions are available from Joe Clontz (919-969-4517)   Registration deadline is Sunday, May 13.  Join us for fun!
Church-Wide Offering
Sunday May 20, 2018
Benefiting Hope Mission Partners of the Alliance of Baptists
Binkley belongs to several Baptist organizations; two of the major ones are the American Baptist Churches (ABC) and the Alliance of Baptists (the Alliance). In the past we have collected several church-wide offerings a year to benefit the ABC. In an effort to be more balanced and to better reflect our ties to both the ABC and the Alliance, the Outreach Committee, with the approval of the Church Council, has decided to collect one offering a year for the ABC (One Great Hour of Sharing) and a second offering a year to benefit the Hope Mission Partners of the Alliance.  The church wide offering for the Alliance Hope Mission Partners will be Sunday, May 20, 2018.

The Hope Mission Partners offering will benefit those Alliance partners that provide food for the poor, a place of welcome for the marginalized and health care and healing both nationally and internationally. Our sister congregation, the Pinheiro Baptist Church in Brazil, benefits from the Hope Mission Partners program of the Alliance. Please remember the good work that can be done by this progressive body of Baptists when you write your checks to Binkley for the Alliance Hope Mission Partners offering on May 20 th
Earth Ministry’s May Challenge:
Ugly Mug Month
On Earth Day Sunday, the Earth Ministries Committee proposed the first of twelve challenges in the year ahead. May’s challenge : Check your cupboards for interesting, different, or infrequently-used mugs to donate. Bring your mug to the Narthex, tucking a slip of paper inside the mug with your name. At the end of the month, we’ll name “winners” in three categories: (1) ugliest; (2) most original; and (3) most unusual. Winning mugs with the “mugs” of their owners will be pictured in the next newsletter. Why all this fun? As our newly adopted Proclamation of Sustainability declares, one way that Binkley is going “green” is to reduce the amount of one-use consumption disposable (including recycled) items . So start digging for treasures.
Binkley VBS
June 25-29 
It's time to register for Vacation Bible School at Binkley: June 25-29, 9:00 am-12:15 pm. If your child is 4 by July 1, 2018 through a rising 6th graders, please sign up for this week of Bible story, art, music, science, and a lot of fun!

Registration forms available here , or outside Stephanie Ford's door.  
Sunday Morning
A/V Volunteers Needed
The Sound Team and the Assisted Listening team will welcome new team members, so please consider if you can help in either of these capacities. These teams work mainly during Sunday Worship and there are NO Committee meetings! For more details contact Jerry Van Sant (sound), or Bill McNairy , (assisted listening)
Talent Show Gratitude
We owe a debt of gratitude to the dozens of Binkley members and others who helped make the Durham County Community Living Programs (DCCLP) Talent Show last Saturday night a joyful affair: To Terry Hunneycut-Horn who was MC and prime mover, to Linda Bourne the chef for an amazing baked ziti meal, to Scott Hawkins who did sound and provided decorations, to Margie Billinger, Lyn Lamont, Lynne O’Brien and Thomas Britton the core kitchen and server crew, to Libby Fosso who did triple duty as table set up and tear down, greeter and recycling czar, to Victoria and Josephine Tetteh, Anne Winfield, Julie Lentz, Linda Hill-Wise and Jim Wise, who helped serve and to Sonnie VanSant who not only helped serve and clean up but also led community singing, to Connie Gates, Barbara Davis, Charles Coble and Arlon Kemple who did table set up, to Mary Ann and Tim Bradshaw who did clean up, and to the many, many Binkley members who provided desserts. In this case it took a village to provide dinner and a space for 60 intellectually challenged adults to have a talent show and a lot of fun. Many many thanks! 
Our Wider Community
Click the links below for more information on each event.

Housing Needed for Female UNC Student June 10-24
Please consider providing a room for a recent Vanderbilt University Divinity School graduate who will be taking a prep course for two weeks at UNC to ready her for learning the Mayan language. She is fluent in Spanish and will be spending the rest of the summer in the Yucatan. She does not need transportation or meals, but would appreciate access to a kitchen. If interested, please contact Caryl Price: , 919-619-3998. Thank you!

May 14,12:30 pm, FPC Durham
Come hear the personal story of Nahida Halaby Gordon, a Palestinian-American Christian woman who, with 750,000 Palestinians was made a refugee in 1948.   For more information or to car pool, click here , or contact Mary Lou Smith , 919-967-5181  

May 17-19
Sessions in this three-day training will cover: power, self-interest, culture of a broad-based organization, public and private relationships, individual meetings, and more.  Click the link above for more info.

May 19, 7 pm, Blacknall Presbyterian Church
The Caramore Community provides housing, vocation, and supportive services to adults with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness.

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