July 20, 2018
This Sunday at Binkley
July 22, 2018
11:00 am, Sanctuary
Dale Osborne preaching
The Binkley 411
We lift up in prayer the nearly fifty from Binkley who will be heading to Blowing Rock for the Church-Wide Retreat today. May God shepherd them safely to and from their destination.
Looking Great at 60 is a project to spruce up our church now so that we are ready for our big 60th celebration this fall. So far, we are thrilled to announce that many generous Binkley folk have given a total of  $24,360, or 68% of our goal!  Thank you to everyone! And this is in only a week and a half! Every contribution helps us get even closer to the goal. Let’s close the gap and get to the goal: there are still projects to be adopted or you can give to the Clean-Up Bucket general fund. Don Willhoit will be in the Narthex after worship on Sunday, so make your contribution then. Or you can email Don, Priscilla Bratcher or Duane Gilbert with a pledge or stop by the church office to talk to Duane. As Kimberly Zirkle said last Sunday, let’s “Clean up aisle 4,” and everywhere else around the church! Priscilla Bratcher, Karin Mills, Don Willhoit, Kimberly Zirkle
Post card Sunday returns!  
Stop by the table in the narthex after worship to write a postcard to an elected official about something on your mind. Postcards, pens, postage and prompts provided. If you can't wait for Sunday or if you want to call rather than write, here are some phone numbers:
Sen. Thom Tillis (202) 224-6342
Sen. Richard Burr (201) 224-3154
White House (202) 456-1111
Binkley Night at Durham Bulls
Saturday, July 28, 6:30pm
Come join the Binkley family at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park to sing the national anthem before the game and stick around to see the fireworks. Get your tickets after worship in the narthex. Bring your family, a friend, or just come be with your Binkley family. All are welcome!

Binkley T-Shirts are here
If you ordered a t-shirt, they are available for pickup in the office during business hours. We ordered a very limited number of extras which are available on a first come, first serve basis. Please contact the office if you would like to claim one of the extras or if you need to arrange a time for pickup outside of business hours.
July Challenge: #choosetorefuse
For the month of July, people far across the US and the world are taking part in “Plastic Free July,” a global campaign which encourages people to stop using single use plastics during July, whether for a day, a week or even the whole month!
All you have to do to complete the challenge:
  •  Refuse one of the ‘Big 4’! These are plastic bags, coffee cup lids, straws, and plastic bottles.
  • Take a picture of you with your non-plastic alternative (e.g.: Your cup and/or your cup with no straw, your non-disposable beverage cup in lieu of a plastic bottle, your paper bag or cloth bag in lieu of your plastic bag, your coffee cup with no lid)
  • Post it on the Binkley Facebook Page (with the hashtag #choosetorefuse) and then—
  • Challenge and tag two other Binkley people to do the same. Fun! (You can also do this on your own FB page.)
  • And that’s it – simple, right? Only four simple steps to take in order to make a change this July and to make a greater statement that you want to be a part in caring for our Earth.
Our Wider Community
Click the links below for more information on each event.
Saturday, July 21, 11 am-2 pm, United Church Chapel Hill
Fundraiser for the Refugee Support Center in Carrboro. Click here for details.

Click here to donate to an affordable housing community for seniors in Orange County. The first building of the community is being built in honor of our own Bob Seymour.
Many of the 3,500 children in our community who rely on the school lunch program may not have access to regular meals during the 11 weeks that school is not in session.

Volunteering is as easy as picking up a box of lunches at a school cafeteria, distributing them at a local community center or housing community and returning a tally sheet to the cafeteria.  Shifts last from 11:25 – 1:15, so you can volunteer at lunch. And you can choose how often you wish to participate.
Please visit our Volunteer Signup page or contact Carolyn Brandt

Opportunities for Kids and Youth (OKAY)  a partner of IFC, supports programs that serve low-resource families in our community so children can have some activity during the summer. Church members and friends are encouraged to volunteer and/or donate supplies. Suggested programs: RENA Community Center (919-918-2822), June 25 to August 3; El Centro Hispano ( aalanis@elcentronc.org ), July 23 to July 27; Food for the Summer at IFC takes lunch & activities to housing complexes all summer (919-960-1163,  foodforthesummer.org ). The OKAY Coordinator is our own Connie Gates,  conniegates@juno.com

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