More Bees, Please!
Binkley’s Labor Day Service Project.
September 1, 9:30-10:30 am, Lounge:
Something for ALL Ages!
Did you know that 90% of all plants require cross-pollination to reproduce and that bees are the major “pollinators”? Earth’s wonderful variety of fruits and vegetables depend on our bees friends.
, bees are in jeopardy. How can we help them survive and thrive?
Join us on Labor Day Sunday (September 1) as we hear about bees from our own local beekeeper
. We’ll learn ways to help bees, write postcards on their behalf, make bee crafts, and more!
Finally, we will be able to give our dollars and cents to Heifer projects for beekeeping and local bee-health causes
Coffee, juice, and breakfast snacks available!
A Year of Compassion:
Launching a New Year at Binkley
September 8, 2019
9:30-10:30 am, Sanctuary
Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. (Galatians 6:2)
At Binkley, we are called to learn the ways of compassion, for ourselves, our neighbors, the stranger among us, and God’s beloved Earth. And so with joy, on Sunday, September 8, we launch a new year of Sunday School for all ages: children, youth, and adults.
Join us this Launch Sunday in the Narthex at 9:15 am, where you will be greeted with coffee and juice, breakfast snacks, and friendly faces.
Then, in the Sanctuary, at 9:30 am, we will sing, hear a story, meet teachers, and worship together, before children and youth then follow their leaders to their classrooms. Adults will remain in the Sanctuary to discover the wide-ranging opportunities for Adult Christian Formation.
Adult Formation brochure
for class listing.
Kerygma Bible Study: Good News for All: the Gospel of Luke
Bible Study led by Rev. Dr. Marcus McFaul
Tuesdays, 7 pm, Lounge, beginning September 17
Luke's Gospel is uniquely inclusive, involving all people. The Good News is for the outcast and the establishment, for the religious and those searching. Luke speaks to women, to men, to the strong and healthy, to the weak and dispossessed. Its relevance today inspires faith, spirituality and action. Register by September 5 at firstname.lastname@example.org. Workbook is $22 to be paid at the first meeting.
Bring to church used eyeglasses, sunglasses, medications, and ink cartridges that you want to be responsibly discarded. The Earth Ministries crew will make sure your unwanted items are disposed of properly.
School Supplies Needed
Collecting in the Narthex Sundays thru 9/8
School begins for Orange County students on August 26, but many students do not have the resources to get the supplies they need. We can help by donating to Morris Grove Elementary. Please add a couple of items the next time you go shopping:
- #2 pencils
- colored pencils
- crayons (24 pack)
- spiral notebooks (wide-ruled)
- marble composition books
- notebook paper (wide-ruled)
- glue sticks
- 1 inch 3-ring notebooks
- 3-pronged plastic folders
2019 Men of Binkley Retreat
October 18-20, 2019 Trinity Center, Salter Path, NC
“I Have No Idea!” Facilitated by Rev. Don Durham (
CBFNC ministry partner Healing Springs Acres near Denton, NC).
We welcome your participation in this third annual event – please note that registration is first come, first served! Registration forms are available
in the narthex.
Registration and full payment of $240/double or $280/single is due no later than Sunday, September 28, 2019
. Place your registration form in the offering plate, deliver to the church office, or slide under Marcus’s office door if he is not in. Write a check to Binkley and designate “Men’s Retreat.” See Charles Coble or Larry McManus for more information.
Summary of August 25 Meeting on Proposed Newspaper Statement
More than 50 people stayed after worship last Sunday, August 25, to consider the proposal to publish a newspaper advertisement stating our concern for the inhumane and unjust treatment of immigrants, refugees and marginalized groups in the U.S. The background that lead to the congregational gathering was shared at the beginning of the meeting. Next, Ashley Nissler provided information about temporary sanctuary options available should our churchwish to offer such services in our own community. Then Larry McManus spoke about his recent experiences helping to feed arriving immigrants and refugees at the Texas border. During the Samoan Circle discussion that followed, there was broad support for the content of the statement, although there was discussion about the wording of the statement. Others shared concerns or pointed to additional related activities we could undertake. The tone of the discussion led by Moderator Gary Stutts was uplifting, and the meeting was an affirmation of Binkley values. Church leadership will move forward with the statement based on substantive input provided by this congregational event.
Click the links below for more information on each event.
Saturday, August 31, 12-2 pm, Old Slave Cemetery, Hillsborough
The Hate-Free Schools Coalition of Orange County has contacted Binkley asking for our support for a rally this coming Saturday, August 31, to counter this past Saturday’s rally by the Ku Klux Klan in downtown Hillsborough. Join others who choose to stand for an open and inclusive society where all are welcome and against racism and white supremacy. Details
The Peoples Academy is a 5 week, 10 class opportunity to learn, connect and lead. Participants gather at Town or Town partner facilities to learn more about services, connect with their fellow community members, and gain valuable knowledge and understanding to lead in the Chapel Hill community. Interested? Click
Join us for "Death Over Dessert"
This will be a conversation on death, grief, and end-of-life care issues featuring our very own "Grief Guru" J. Dana Trent, author of the forthcoming
Dessert First: Preparing for Death While Savoring Life
(releases September 10, from Chalice Press).
has received advance praise from
New York Times
Dr. Barbara Brown Taylor
. Support local bookstores by pre-ordering
or at your favorite bookseller. Dana will be in conversation with Rev. Sally Bates, retired Duke Divinity School Chaplain and UMC Pastor. Of course, there will be dessert!
Renowned Al’s Burger Shack is teaming up with Dr. Linnea Smith,
Lift Up the Vulnerable
(LUV) every Tuesday through September with a
portion of the proceeds will help Lift Up the Vulnerable end human trafficking in warzones.
Fabric for Rosa
Many thanks to all who donated beads and fabric to Rosa so far! It has brought her much joy and helped fill her hours. She is especially enthusiastic about sewing right now. This Sunday, September 1, pupusas (with slaw and salsa) will be available between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Church of Reconciliation in Chapel Hill for a donation of $5 for 2 pupusas. A delicious lunch you can either eat there or take home. Contact
for more information.
Binkley Preschool has openings in the four-year-old classes for this fall. Contact
if you are interested. (Tel 919-968-1427)
Link your grocery store loyalty cards to BPS.
Church Office Hours
8:30 am - 4 pm
8:30 am - 3 pm
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