July 6, 2018
This Sunday at Binkley
July 8, 2018
 Early Worship
9:45 am, Early Worship, Lounge

Worship
11:00 am, Sanctuary
Marcus McFaul preaching
The Binkley 411
60th Anniversary Project and Birthday Party for Robert Seymour
You've probably seen this invitation to Rev. Robert Seymour's birthday party. We'd also like you to know about the following:

2018-Building a Beloved Community: 
 Committing our hands and hearts to community service through the building of Crescent Magnolia, a 24 unit townhome community in Hillsborough, designed for seniors (55+) to live safely at home.  The first house will be dedicated in honor of Rev. Robert Seymour, an advocate for the needs of elders, and will be the project of our 60th Anniversary celebration. Binkley members and friends are asked to commit time in support of the building of these homes. There will be more details about signing up to help in September. 

Please note that the RSVP for the party has been extended to July 11. Please respond if you plan to attend.

-60th Anniversary Committee
Memorial Service Information

  • A memorial service for Jo Flair will be held at Binkley on Saturday, July 7, at 11 am, with a reception to follow at 139 Old Lystra Road.

  • A memorial service for Allen Davidson will be held Saturday, July 14, at 2 pm in the Sanctuary with a reception following in the Fellowship Hall.
This year, our focus turns to worship and its enlivening place in our spiritual journeys as individuals and as a faith community. Brad Berglund, author of  Reinventing Sundays , as well as a gifted musician and minister, will be our guide. All ages will appreciate Brad’s personal, creative, and engaging style. There will also be time for nature hikes, arts and crafts, a scavenger hunt, outdoor games, and a yearly tradition: a delightful talent show on Saturday evening. All talents welcome! Please contact Stephanie Ford if you have questions. The retreat begins Friday evening and concludes on Sunday morning; 4 meals and 2 nights.  Registration forms available HERE or at Stephanie Ford’s door. Deadline is July 10.
Guest Preacher and Teacher:
Bill Leonard
July 15
Dr. Leonard will present “Adapting to the Changing Christian Religious Landscape” during a church-wide Sunday School forum from 9:30-10:40 in the Fellowship Hall, after which he will preach at the 11 am service.
The Looking Great at 60 Campaign is open for business! We are committed to sprucing up our building in time for Binkley’s 60th Anniversary, to be celeb rated this September. Beginning on July 8, one of us will be in the Narthex following worship to answer your questions and take your contributions! Consider adopting a task and helping us reach our goal quickly! For more information, see pages 8-9 of the July Newsletter .
July Challenge: #choosetorefuse
For the month of July, people far across the US and the world are taking part in “Plastic Free July,” a global campaign which encourages people to stop using single use plastics during July, whether for a day, a week or even the whole month!
All you have to do to complete the challenge:
  •  Refuse one of the ‘Big 4’! These are plastic bags, coffee cup lids, straws, and plastic bottles.
  • Take a picture of you with your non-plastic alternative (e.g.: Your cup and/or your cup with no straw, your non-disposable beverage cup in lieu of a plastic bottle, your paper bag or cloth bag in lieu of your plastic bag, your coffee cup with no lid)
  • Post it on the Binkley Facebook Page (with the hashtag #choosetorefuse) and then—
  • Challenge and tag two other Binkley people to do the same. Fun! (You can also do this on your own FB page.)
  • And that’s it – simple, right? Only four simple steps to take in order to make a change this July and to make a greater statement that you want to be a part in caring for our Earth.

The next meeting of the Earth Ministries Team will be Thursday, July 12 from 1:30 -3:00 pm in the Library. All who feel called to this special ministry are welcome to attend.


These hardy hikers participated in the June Jaunt on June 24.
IFC Community Kitchen News
Every fourth Wednesday of the month, two terrific Binkley volunteer crews prepare a hearty lunch and dinner for approximately 75 hungry friends at the Community KItchen (corner of Rosemary and Columbia). David Resnik has been a skilled leader for the dinner crew for many years but he is moving and must turn over the reins to a new leader. Many thanks to David for helping God's children with nutrition and fellowship. Now God is calling someone new to lead the Dinner Crew. Is that person you? I sure hope so. Tom Fewel, Sue Wallace, Sarah Colwell, Sherri Davis and other Dinner volunteers are eager to work with you. Contact Dale Osborne is you are ready to put on an apron and serve.
Richard Rohr’s  Immortal Diamond  Discussion Grou p
The discussion group that just completed Richard Rohr’s  Falling Upward: Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life  will read Rohr’s next major book,  Immortal Diamond: the Search for the True  Self starting in September. Would you like to join us?

If you have read Falling Upward (or want to read it over the summer), you are ready for the group. In addition to weekly discussions at the church, we’re going to take an online course associated with the book for additional multi-media materials, including talks by Fr. Richard, and a moderated discussion for participants. Registration for the course is now open and participants should sign up at  cac.org  (follow links to Online Education, Immortal Diamond). 

Any questions and/or interested? Contact Cate Alexander, 919-903-9563.
Our Wider Community
Click the links below for more information on each event.
Many of the 3,500 children in our community who rely on the school lunch program may not have access to regular meals during the 11 weeks that school is not in session.

Volunteering is as easy as picking up a box of lunches at a school cafeteria, distributing them at a local community center or housing community and returning a tally sheet to the cafeteria.  Shifts last from 11:25 – 1:15, so you can volunteer at lunch. And you can choose how often you wish to participate.
 
Please visit our Volunteer Signup page or contact Carolyn Brandt

Opportunities for Kids and Youth (OKAY)  a partner of IFC, supports programs that serve low-resource families in our community so children can have some activity during the summer. Church members and friends are encouraged to volunteer and/or donate supplies. Suggested programs: RENA Community Center (919-918-2822), June 25 to August 3; El Centro Hispano ( aalanis@elcentronc.org ), July 23 to July 27; Food for the Summer at IFC takes lunch & activities to housing complexes all summer (919-960-1163,  foodforthesummer.org ). The OKAY Coordinator is our own Connie Gates,  conniegates@juno.com

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