October 18, 2019
This Sunday at Binkley
October 20, 2019
Morning Celebration
9:00 am, Lounge

Sunday School
9:30 am

11 am, Sanctuary
Marcus McFaul preaching
Binkley at Barbee's
12 noon, Barbee's Chapel
Dale Osborne preaching

Hand Bell Choir
4:30 pm, Choir Room
From Our Pastor
A little bible study today...in II Kings 5 the story of Naaman, the Syrian, a military commander with leprosy, is told. The prophet Elisha commands the commander to simply wade into the waters of the Jordan River and wash seven (7) times saying, " and your flesh shall be restored and you shall be clean."

Naaman is somewhat insulted because the healing directions weren't dramatic and spectacular; to say nothing of the brackish waters of the Jordan. Naaman says,  "I thought (Elisha) would wave his hand over the spot, and cure my leprosy! And are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel?"  He then stomps off, angry that the means and methods of healing seemed inadequate and puny.

But one of his servants convinces him to reconsider. The unnamed servant argues that if the prophet Elisha had commanded a difficult task Naaman would have done it in a heartbeat,
" how much more, when all he said to you was, 'Wash, and be clean'?"  Naaman immerses himself seven times and " his flesh was restored like the flesh of a young boy, and he was clean." 

It is a significant boundary-breaking story, so much so that in his inaugural sermon (read Luke 4:16-30) in Nazareth, Jesus tells it to underscore the universality of the gospel. He held up a sign that read in essence,  SYRIAN LIVES MATTER.  Jesus still believes those lives matter.

I hope to see you Sunday. I'll be preaching at Binkley at 11am from Luke 17:11-19 (another boundary-breaking story of leprosy), titled  "Borders and Orders."
Dale Osborne is preaching as part of our  Binkley at Barbee's  day at Barbee's Chapel. Please note that our friends at Barbee's have moved their worship time to 12:00 noon. Lunch follows that service.

I am so grateful for you.

With much affection,
Your Pastor
Practicing Compassion
“Compassion is...the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too. ”
― Frederick Buechner

This week, uncover one belief that prevents you from wishing peace and joy for others.  
The Binkley 411
Benefiting our Music Ministry and The IFC

10 am-6 pm

1 pm-5 pm

Volunteer to staff the patch: bit.ly/binkleypumpkins

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Adult Sunday School Classes
This Sunday, October 20, 9:30-10:30 am, please join us for an adult Sunday School class. There are a variety of wonderful opportunities to choose from, and each class is open to newcomers!

Jesus Deported , Lounge: This week Micheal Palmer is exploring our role in the refugee crisis, focusing on Matthew 5: 43-44 (“You have heard it said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”)

Mindful Parenting, Sunroom: This week, be surprised. Either Kara Richards-Baker or Miles Highsmith will be facilitating the conversation. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and all who care for children and teens welcome!

Twisted Christian Messages: Even though participants found the class quite engaging, we are suspending the class because of low attendance. We will be looking for new ways to engage others in what were extremely meaningful discussions of the impacts of various theologies on our lives.

The Book of Job , Room 17:   Joe Templeton writes, “This week the Job crew will look closely at the women in this story. Texts and translations take center stage.”

The Way of the Pilgrim, Room 15 : This week, our “wayfaring strangers” (also the song for meditation) are Annie Dillard and Simone Weil. These outlaw pilgrims go/went against the orthodox way, creating new paths. Susan Ketchin facilitates this class.

Easy English Bible Study , Room 18: Bo Lloyd leads the class in an interesting study of Christian faith, which also helps participants improve English vocabulary and fluency.
Binkley at Barbee's
This Sunday, October 20 , we will carry on our tradition of combined worship with Barbee’s Chapel. Binkley members are encouraged to attend worship at the Barbee’s Campus (5916 Barbee Chapel Rd) and stay after for a wonderful meal provided by our hosts.The worship service at Barbee’s will begin at noon. For those who cannot make it to Barbee’s Chapel, we will hold regular 11 am worship at Binkley.
Monday, Oct. 21, 12:30 pm, Lounge
Join Mike Davis and me as we pray, eat, enjoy one another's company and make plans for Primetimers gatherings from November through May. Lunch from K&W is $9. Hope to hear from you via phone, email or text by Sunday evening. ~Dale Osborne (919-923-3874).
Wednesday Night Series
Oct. 23, 5:30 pm, Fellowship Hall
A Conversation with Anna L Richards
Richards retired from Boeing in 2013. During a 42-year career with several corporations, while pursuing increasing professional responsibility, Anna was a committed mentor and community volunteer. Now as President of the Chapel Hill/Carrboro branch of the NAACP, Anna brings a vision for local engagement on behalf of racial justice. Check ‘Event’ in the Friendship Register or contact the office no later than NOON on Monday, Oct. 21 to make your reservation. Dinner is $7 for adults, $4 for children.
YOGA is coming to Binkley!
Sponsored by Health Ministries
Thursdays, 10/24, 11/7 & 14, 5:30 pm, Fellowship Hall
Led by Jill Simon. Cost is $10 per drop-in class. No yoga experience required. Bring a yoga mat, towel, water and loving kindness towards your body. All are welcome. Contact Tonya Hamm with any questions.
80th Birthday Celebration for Betty Hornaday
Saturday, Oct. 26, 2-4 pm, Fellowship Hall
You are invited to drop in and wish Betty a happy birthday between the hours of 2 and 4 pm in the Binkley Fellowship Hall.
Bill Leonard at Binkley
October 27
Bill is the founding dean and professor of Church History at the Wake Forest University School of Divinity, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and a friend of Binkley. Bill will preach at 11 am and offer a Lunch and Learn post-worship, during which he will address the changing landscape of American Christianity and shifting identities of Baptist congregations. If you would like to attend the lunch, RSVP to the church office by Thursday, October 24 at noon. Lunch will be catered from K&W; cost is $10.
** Please note that we will NOT serve dinner during this event.

This event is free and open to the community. Help us spread the word by sharing the Facebook event .
Planning Meeting for Humanitarian Crisis Response
Sunday, Nov. 10, Post-Worship, Fellowship Hall
Please bring a bag lunch. Dessert and drinks will be provided. After publishing our statement in local newspapers, we are organizing ways to put our words into action.
Current efforts:
  • Group #1 - planning an event at Binkley that includes other religious and moral organizations.
  • Group #2 - spreading the word through all forms of media (TV, radio, newspapers, social media, op eds., banners, posters, etc.). We also hope to have a poster-making event in conjunction with collecting more supplies for the Stewart Detention Center.
  • Group #3 - organizing a way to coordinate volunteer opportunities, places to donate, upcoming events, etc. We also hope to reactivate our postcard writing to members of congress.
  • Group #4 - working on different ways that music and the arts can be used to express and strengthen our voice to support the marginalized.

Join us and pick a group that interests you!
Advent Quiet Weekend:
Awakening Compassion
December 6-8, St. Francis Springs Prayer Center
Registration is open for Binkley’s annual Quiet Weekend December 6-8. The Quiet Weekend is a time for adult Binkley members and friends to prepare for Advent. The weekend theme of Awakening Compassion is presented in group sessions with ample personal time to ponder the theme, all amidst the natural, peaceful setting of the St. Francis Springs Prayer Center . Please contact Lori Cahill or Janet O'Neal for more information.

The weekend, beginning at 4:00 Friday afternoon and ending after lunch on Sunday, includes a single or double room and 6 excellent meals. Single room rate is $120 per night; double occupancy is $90 per night. Register by contacting Alice Glover no later than November 19 with check. (No refunds can be made after November 22.) Space is limited.
Our Wider Community
Click the links below for more information on each event.
Nov. 1-3, Various times and locations
Lanier is an award-winning pianist-composer whose melodies are created to bring peace, rest, hope and healing to listeners around the world. He was dedicated at Binkley as a child. Click here for details.

Sat., Nov. 2, 5:30 pm, NC Museum of Art
In light of our recent Wednesday Night event featuring Christine Cowger from NC Stop Torture Now, you might be interested in learning more about this film which focuses on the investigation of the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program (created in the aftermath of 9/11). Click here for details.

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October 21

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