The power is on at Binkley Church and all Sunday events will occur as scheduled. We'll see you tomorrow!
Honoring our Past,
Building our Future
If you joined Binkley church between the years of 1988-1997, you are asked to wear your name tag and sit in a roped-off area in the front right section of the Sanctuary. Your group will be recognized during worship.
On October 14,
we welcome Rev. James Forbes, Binkley’s first ministerial intern, as our guest preacher. You might remember Rev. Forbes from when he preached at our Homecoming Celebration in 2015. Our sister congregation, Barbee’s Chapel, will join us for worship on that day and we will enjoy a time of food and fellowship together following the worship service. Please bring your favorite casserole, salad, fried chicken, dessert, or anything you’d like to share. This is always a great time to renew friendships with our friends from Barbee’s.
Please bring your lunch contributions to the kitchen by 10:30 am.
This Sunday morning, October 14, 9:30-10:30 am, please join us for adult Sunday School. You are welcome to visit or join any of the classes:
This week Lisa Parks facilitates the discussion, considering how to help our children develop resilience.
The Bible and The New York Times
Marcus McFaul guides a discussion of an article in
The Christian Century:
“Do Politics Belong in the Church?”
Finding Myself on a Journey
Meredith Bratcher guides this Bible-based experiential learning and life reflection class. This Sunday, the focus will be Mark 10:17-31, when Jesus is asked, “What must I do to inherit eternal life?”
It’s Not Just One Way
, Room 15:
Each week in this class, an individual or couple shares their spiritual journey with the group. These stories are shared with loving respect for each one’s understanding of God, the Universe, Higher Power, or however that connection to the More is seen. Cate Alexander, Tracy Berger, and Joel & Lucy VanderKamp share facilitation.
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.
October is here and that means the Chancel Choir's annual pumpkin patch will be here October 14th through the 31st. This is one of the Chancel Choir's biggest fundraisers for the year. This fundraiser helps to support our Choral Scholars ministry plus supply special instrumentalists throughout the year that assist us in worship and other special programs. We need your help in two ways. First, by letting your friends, families, and co-workers know that the
Pumpkin Patch will be available October 14th through the 31st. Second, by signing up to take one of the shifts to sell the pumpkins. A sign-up sheet is available in the Narthex both before and after worship services. The Chancel Choir at Binkley greatly appreciates the congregation’s generous support in this and many other music initiatives.
Wednesday Night Series
October 17, 5:30 pm, Lounge
Program: Randy Bell and
Conversations with America. Alliance of Baptist’s friend and author of fourteen books, Randy Bell raises questions about what it means to be an American in the early 21st century. In his new book,
Conversations with America
, Bell champions respectful conversations that consist not just of talking, but also listening fully to what others are saying, and the transformative possibilities that result. Director of Spring Creek Spirituality, Bell brings Buddhist underpinnings to his work. Check ‘Event’ in the Friendship Register or contact the office by
NOON ON MONDAY 10/15
to make a reservation. Dinner is $7 for adults, $4 for children.
Lunch and Conversation
Sponsored by the
Sunday, October 21, Post-worship
Fall with the sun filtering so beautifully through the trees has come to our part of God’s world and with it so many exciting happenings at Binkley Church. We are celebrating our 60
Anniversary and sharing goals and hopes for our future. Undergirding all we do is how we show respect and care for each other in one-on-one conversations, small gatherings and congregational meetings and events. The Reference Team invites you to a time of discernment and further sharing about our proposed Congregational Behavioral Covenant. Having received your ideas at the Lunch and Learn on June 10, the Reference Team has incorporated these ideas into a draft Behavioral Covenant for your consideration. We invite your attendance on Sunday, October 21
following church when we will enjoy lunch together and consider this covenant and your response. We hope you will join us for this important time in the life of our church. Please let the church office know if you would like childcare. Thank you. The Binkley Church Reference Team: Meredith Bratcher, Nancy Cheek, Tom Fewel, Tonya Hamm, Matthew Ripley-Moffitt , Jenny Walters, Don Willhoit and consultant David Brubaker
will be named a Town/Community Treasure by the Chapel Hill Historical Society. Please attend the free ceremony, if you can, and tell Edith how proud we are of all her accomplishments! The Chapel Hill Historical Society Presents: 2018 Town/Community Treasures: Proclamations by the Mayors of Chapel Hill and Carrboro Presentation and Reception, Sunday, October 21, 2018 3:00 PM, Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room B, 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC.
Invite your neighbors and friends. The more the merrier! It’s like being at a village fair with loving church friends making it so. Healthy snacks provided, too!
STILL TIME TO JOIN!
Last year we had the idea of putting together groups for people interested in getting together for potlucks over a six-month period. One group had ice cream one time, made music together another time, and had several potlucks too. Another group got together monthly for the six months and has decided to stay together for another four months. Other groups met less frequently, but still had a chance to get to know each other better. The six months are up and it is time to sign up for groups again. All are welcome. Children are adored. People will be assigned to a group with the goal of mixing people together who may not know each other well. The potluck groups are meant to provide an opportunity for people to meet for fun and fellowship, forming new bonds and deepening others. If you have questions, please call Gretchen Aylsworth (919-942-7817) or Sibyl Wagner (919-967- 9733).
Leaves & Ballots
For October 2018, Earth Ministries presents two challenges to the congregation and friends of Binkley Baptist Church. In just a few weeks millions and millions of leaves will turn their brilliant fall colors and come tumbling down from the deciduous trees that form the climax forest canopy in our part of the world. So, the first challenge is to identify the trees or bushes whence the leaves fell. We encourage families and children to create leaf collections and identify by name the associated trees. We will create a space to show off your collections.
The second challenge has to do with adults exercising their civic duty by voting for candidates for local, state and national office that, based upon as much information and knowledge you can obtain about the candidates, will make decisions favorable to the preservation and restoration of the Earth’s environment and to the preservation of democratic governance, so dear to the Baptist tradition.
Earth Ministries is not endorsing any candidates
we challenge you to VOTE and to do so early!
Here's a beautiful example of an artful leaf collection by Joe Pardington.
Click the links below for more information on each event.
Interfaith Council (IFC) is conducting a capital campaign to build a new food services building in Carrboro where meals will be served and folks can pick up groceries. Click the link above to contribute.
Sunday, October 21, 12:30 pm, Peace and Justice Plaza
Click the link above or see Paul Lindsay or Karen Long for more details.
Thursday, October 25,
Orange United Methodist Church
Join IFC staff, members, volunteers and donors for an evening of updates, food and good company!
: Your RSVP helps us plan.
Church Office Hours
8:30 am - 4 pm
8:30 am - 3 pm
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