May 18, 2018
This Sunday at Binkley
May 27, 2018
 Worship
11:00 am, Sanctuary
Stephanie Ford preaching
The Binkley 411
Sunday School has ended for the spring, but, beginning June 10, please join us for Early Worship in the Lounge, 9:45-10:30. Learn and worship together across the generations. 
Welcome Back, Dale!
Next  Tuesday, May 29 , will be Dale's first day back at Binkley. As he continues to regain his strength, a limited time will be available for those who would like to come by and greet him from 10:00 to 11:00 AM on that day. So if you are available, come by the Lounge , sip a cup of lemonade, and let him know how glad you are he's back with us.
Binkley VBS
June 25-29 
Summer is almost here, and so is VBS! Our theme is Peace Lab,  and children will learn stories of peace-making from the Bible. Children who are 4 years old (by July 1, 2018) through rising sixth graders are welcome, 9-12:15, for five mornings of worship, story, music, arts and crafts, and snack-outdoor play time.  Please invite friends and reach out to neighbors!  VBS is one of our best intergenerational learning events! Youth who have completed 6th grade and older are welcome to serve as shepherds or helpers.

Registration forms available here , or outside Stephanie Ford's door.  
End-of-School Picnic and Children's Musical
Click here for more info!
Putting on our Sunday Best
In light of our 60th Anniversary Celebration coming up later this year, the Building Maintenance Committee (and others) are looking to improve the look of our campus. What do you see when you look around that needs improvement? We are compiling a list and would love your input. Please send your thoughts by June 6 to Don Willhoit, co-chair of Building Maintenance at willhoit@bellsouth.net.
Lunch and Learn with The Reference Team
June 10
The Binkley Congregation is invited to join the Reference Team, including our consultant David Brubaker, for a time of congregational conversation on June 10 following the 11:00 service of worship.  We will receive and discuss a report on the themes that emerged from recent cottage meetings and two other meetings. We will work toward developing a congregational covenant around healthy communication using a process of Quaker style consensus decision- making. A light lunch and childcare will be provided. This time of congregational conversation will conclude by 3:00 pm. More details regarding signup for lunch and childcare will be forthcoming.
Binkley's Health Ministry hosts an
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Thursday, June 21, 2-6:30 pm, Fellowship Hall
We need as many people as possible to sign up to donate blood--that includes you, your friends and your neighbors. Please help make this a success. Summer months are the times when blood is most needed. S ign up at https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.  Enter zip code (27514) or date (June 21) or Sponsor- Binkley. Contact Linda Textoris with any questions. 
Alliance of Baptists Offering   
Many thanks to all who contributed to the Alliance of Baptists offering to benefit mission partners last Sunday. It’s not too late to contribute: there are envelopes and brochures in the narthex to do so. You can also go online to  binkleychurch.org  to make a contribution under the GIVE tab. 
Our Wider Community
Click the links below for more information on each event.

The Sanctuary Movement
ICE has been active in the Chapel Hill area. Families in our community need your help. Click here to find how you can attend to immediate needs.
Help for Rosa
Rosa, who is in sanctuary at Church of the Rec, has discovered a passion for jewelry making. Having a productive way to spend her time has lifted her spirits and also given her hope that she might soon be able to sell some of the pieces she has made to contribute to her children’s care. On June 3 and 10, Ashley Nissler will be in the narthex before and after church with a basket collecting beads for Rosa. If you have jewelry (primarily with beads) you no longer wear that she could take apart and make into something new (or even jewelry making you know you’ll never use again), it would be greatly appreciated. If you have questions, please contact Ashley Nissler at  ranissler@mindspring.com .

TEE SHIRT FUNDRAISER: Binkley Preschool is selling tee shirts with a quotation from Dean Smith as a fund raiser. Shirts range in size from Adult S-XL, in every color (though Carolina Blue is going fast!) as well as Youth XS & S. They are available for a suggested minimum donation of $10 per shirt. Any proceeds over cost will go directly to the Preschool. Please email Kim Buckley, Preschool Director, at director@binkleypreschool.org if you want to get a shirt. 
(And for those of you who may not know, Dean Smith’s kids went to the Preschool many years ago.) Click HERE t o see a photo of the shirt.

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August 10-12, St. Francis Springs Prayer Center
You are invited to a weekend retreat opportunity August 10-12, 2018 at St. Francis Springs Prayer Center, led by Marilyn Wolf. Participants will explore the presence of God the Mother in our lives. Registration deadline is July 16, but the retreat is filling up. Click here to register.
Revised November 2016
Church Office Hours

Mon.-Thurs.
8:30 am - 4 pm

Friday
8:30 am - 3 pm
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May 21

Submissions for the weekly bulletin and Friday Update are due by:

Wednesday Noon
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