May 17, 2019
This Sunday at Binkley
May 19, 2019
Morning Celebration
9:00 am, Lounge

Sunday School
9:30 am

11:00 am, Sanctuary
Youth Sunday
Youth Group
6:30 pm, Maple View Farm
From Our Pastor
My friend and former colleague in Lawrence, KS, Steve Kawiecki, inquired " what are you reading now ?" And so, I ask you this same question, Binkley-ites: what books are on your summer reading plan? 

The variety of genres and styles from favorite authors, academic tomes, beach/mountain fare, spiritual/theological, guilty pleasure (mine are suspense thrillers), new authors, political commentary, biographies, historical fiction, will keep many of us busy well past the summer months.

Here's my list for the summer:
Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others  from Barbara Brown-Taylor, who is on a first name basis with our own Dana Trent, on the joy of discovering beauty and truth in other world religions

A Sin by Any Other Name  by Robert W. Lee, yes, a descendent of Robert E. Lee, an episcopal priest whose path has been/is fascinating

In This World of Wonders: Memoir of a Life in Learning  by Nicholas Wolsterhoff, recommended by Jeff Swanson, who is a good friend to the family

David Brooks' latest,  The Second Mountain , an author-commentator who gets better the longer we endure the current administration's mess

Bill McKibben's new book,  Falter , this is a creation-justice call to arms that broadens the work from his seminal work The End of Nature which was the first book to alert us to global warming. 

Stanley Hauerwas'  The Character of Virtue: Letters to a Godson  promises to be spiritual wisdom from a world-class theologian located nearby
Cemetery Road  from Greg Iles, thriller for beach and/or mountain vacay
Sacred Resistance  by Ginger Gaines-Cirelli

The Road Back to You  a book on the Enneagram co-authored by Suzanne Stabile and Ian Morgan Cron
Seekers, Saints, and Sinners :  Life Changing Encounters with Jesus  a brand new book by the brilliant, gifted, and insightful baptist pastoral theologian (and NC native) H. Stephen Shoemaker

Following the Red Bird: First Steps into a Life of Faith,  from local author Kate Rademacher

Sports biography of Cal Ripken, Jr. entitled  Just Show Up,  and also Baltimore related,  The Boys of Dunbar  by Alejandro Danois takes us through the 1981-1982 season with the Dunbar High Poets as the team conquered all its opponents. But more than that, he takes us into the lives of these kids, and especially of coach Bob Wade, a former NFL player from the same neighborhood who knew that the basketball court, and the lessons his players would learn there, held the key to the future.


Dachshunds - The Owner's Guide From Puppy To Old Age - Choosing, Caring for, Grooming, Health, Training and Understanding Your Standard or Miniature Dachshund Dog 

because...Meet Ollie B. (a.k.a. Bink)
Take and read! Happy summer reading fellow sojourners. The late Eugene Peterson valued what he called spiritual reading, reading that considers any book that comes to hand in a spiritual way, tuned to the Spirit, alert to intimations of God. Think politics to puppies.

With much affection for all of you,
The Binkley 411
Adult Sunday School Classes
9:30 am
Join us on Sunday morning, May 19, 9:30-10:30 for an adult Sunday School class. There are a variety of opportunities to choose from, and each class is open to newcomers!
This is the final Sunday School meeting for the 2018-2019 Program Year. We'll see you in September!

Mindful   Parenting,  Lounge:  Each week, the group discusses ideas about parenting from current resources. The simple format includes the following: prayer, brief check-in, summary of the book or article being shared, and a discussion on prepared questions. We welcome novice and experienced parents alike looking to share laughter, support, and hope in the journey of parenting. 

Finding Myself on a Journey , Chapel:  Meredith Bratcher guides this Bible-based experiential learning and life reflection class. This Sunday, the passage to be considered is   John 13:31-35.

It’s Not Just One Way , Room 17:  Each week in this class, an individual or couple shares their spiritual journey with the group.

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.
Monday, May 20, 12:30 pm, Lounge
Anyone available for a hearty lunch and a wholesome program at 12:30 pm on Monday, May 20 is invited to Primetimers. This month our program is led by Phil Szostak, who will talk with us about his career as an architect. Phil is responsible for some recognizable and important buildings in our area. Lunch from K&W is $9. Please RSVP to the office or sign up outside Dale’s door by Friday, May 17.
June 1, 3:30 pm-6 pm, Peace Plaza

 All ages are welcome to Binkley Church to celebrate the
end of the school year. There will be a bouncy house, water play, games, hot dogs, and ice cream served on the Peace Plaza. $5 per person ($20 family limit). RSVP to by May 30.
Early Worship Leadership Opportunities
Early Worship, which meets on Sunday mornings in the summer (9:45-10:30 am), has given us a chance to worship with new eyes, ears and voices over the past 6 years. Now we need your creative presence to move us forward in 2019. You are invited to join us for Early Worship planning on June 2 at 9:45 am in the Lounge. Coffee, juice and snacks await all attendees. If you have never led worship please fear not, many will encourage and support you. An individual, family or any grouping can claim a Sunday. Working and planning together creatively will give us a chance to fully engage with the 9:45 - 10:30 am worship opportunities which will begin on June 9. Contact Dale or Stephanie if you plan to attend or for more info.
May Challenge
Baker's Dozen:
 Personal/Family Sustainability Proclamations
  Our May Challenge is for each member or friend of Binkley to craft a Personal and/or Family Proclamation of Sustainability that can help guide your actions regarding Earth Care, especially as the time for vacations and travel is
approaching. Only if we are mindful of our daily decisions can we live in greater harmony with Mother Earth.
At a Wednesday Night dinner in the Fall, we will be asking individual and family volunteers to share their Proclamations.

You can read Binkley's Proclamation of Sustainability here .
Our Wider Community
Click the links below for more information on each event.
Saturday, May 18, 9:30 am, Dorothea Dix Park, Raleigh
NAMIWalks will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh to raise awareness for mental illness. The 5K (3.1 miles) path also offers a short-cut. Faith Connections on Mental Illness has invited Binkley Baptist Church to join their team. There is no cost to participate. We will offer a free FCoMI T-Shirt to new walkers to our team (while supplies last). Individuals who raise $100 in contributions will receive a free NAMIWalks T-shirt from event organizers. Even if you can’t walk, donations are gratefully accepted. Click here to learn more or contact Ann Cockrell with any questions.

June 21-23, Virginia Beach, VA

Peace in Our Land: Toward a World Without Violence
July 15-20, 2019, Cali, Colombia

Binkley Preschool has invited us to watch their rising kindergartners graduate from Preschool.  Graduation is Friday, May 24th at 9:20 am in the sanctuary.  The ceremony lasts an hour or so and then there are cupcakes! We are all welcome.

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