Notes of the Advocate

Dear People of the Advocate,

With one week under our belts of worshipping together in-person and hybrid, we will continue with the same schedule.

8:30 am Holy Eucharist inside the chapel (no tech) - a traditional style service utilizing The Book of Common Prayer and traditional style hymns

10:30 am Holy Eucharist inside the chapel and on zoom (hybrid service) - typical “Advocate” style service utilizing music led by piano, voice, guitar.

12:30 pm Holy Eucharist outside by the pond (no tech) - typical “Advocate” style service by the pond. Music will be a cappella (or bring an instrument and we'll have an ad hoc music team) and please bring a chair!

**Masks are required inside and will be made available in the church if you need one. They may be removed by readers during the service and to receive communion. If you would like to receive communion after the service outside, please let me know.

And feel free to hang around the church after the 10:30 service and before the 12:30 for a time of fellowship with your fellow Advocates!


9:30-10:30 am

See you tomorrow!



Worship at The Advocate

10:30 Worship

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 438 568 2876

Passcode: Whitby

March 20 Liturgy Guide:

March 20 Music and Psalm Guide:

Guest preacher Sunday, March 20 at the 10:30 and 12:30 services

Our guest preacher tomorrow is Mike Daisley, a civil litigation attorney who has practiced law in Charlotte since 1985. when he graduated from UNC Law School.  He is no stranger to Chapel Hill, having studied here at UNC Law, worshipping at Chapel of the Cross, and often visiting family that live here now. Mike describes himself as a “lifelong cradle Episcopalian” who finds himself “a raging agnostic at least two or three days a month.”   Despite that fact (or maybe because of it) he was appointed in 2019 as a Licensed Lay Preacher for the Diocese of NC.  An “unapologetic anglophile in love with the BCP,” he is author of the blog “With Gladness and Singleness of Heart: A Lawyer’s Reflections on the Liturgy (”

HOLY WEEK: Save the date!

While plans are still being made, please make note in your calendar the following dates and times for Holy Week (all services will be at the church)

Palm Sunday: April 10, 2022 8:30, 10:30, 12:30 pm

a palm procession will take place at all services

10:30 service will be hybrid

Maundy Thursday: April 14, 2022 7:00 pm

location on the church grounds and in the chapel

foot washing will take place at this service

service will be hybrid

Good Friday: April 15, 2022 12:00 pm and 7:00 pm

solemn service in the chapel

7:00 pm service will be hybrid

The Great Vigil of Easter: April 16, 2022 7:00 pm

in the chapel with the service of light beginning outside and then

moving indoors to hear the story of God's promise of salvation to all

of God's people. We will renew our baptismal vows and celebrate the

Day of Resurrection when Jesus is brought forth from the tomb into

new life.

Easter Day: April 17, 2022 8:30 am and 10:30 am

8:30 am service of Holy Eucharist in the chapel

10:30 am service of Holy Eucharist OUTSIDE by the pond

Hello everyone! 

Despite the temperatures' best efforts this weekend, it's going to start feeling more and more like spring! And with it our annual spring work day. We will gather on Saturday, April 2nd at 9 am to mulch, trim, and tidy up for a wonderful spring and summer. 

Before we gather there are two ways you can help. 

1. Help us acquire wood chips. I have been calling around to various tree companies looking for some with no luck so far. If you or a neighbor has a tree taken down, please consider asking the tree company to dump the wood chips at The Advocate. 

2. There is a huge mulch pile across the railroad tracks where the new subdivision is being built. I never drive that way, but if you are someone who frequents Homestead Rd, would you be willing to ask any workers present what they plan on doing with that mulch? That of course would be perfect for spreading in our beds. 

Please give my number/email to any potential people who could connect us with these two sources of mulch. Thank you!

Andrew Hammond



The Moral Monday March on Raleigh on Monday March 28, which began 8 years ago by Rev. Dr. William Barber, will once again lift up the voices of impacted people from across NC as well as Virginia and South Carolina, These gatherings are joined by faith leaders, moral allies, and artists to demand that NC and this whole nation do MORE to live up its possibilities: MORE to fully address the interlocking injustices of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation and the denial of health care, militarism and the war economy and the false moral narrative of religious nationalism. MORE to change the narrative and build the power of those most impacted by these injustices. MORE to realize a Third Reconstruction agenda that can build this country from the bottom up and realize the nation we have yet to be.

Folks interested in going are asked to meet at the church at 3:00 p.m. for the 5:00 assembly that takes place at Bicentennial Plaza, 16 W Jones St. You can RSVP your attendance here:

Teach in: The Orange and Chatham District Attorney Races

You're Invited!

Teach-In for the District Attorney Assembly

Tuesday, March 22, 7-8:30 pm (via Zoom)

Hosted by Orange County Justice United, co-sponsored by the Orange County Bail Bonds Justice Project, IFC, Chapel-Hill Carrboro NAACP's Criminal Justice Committee, Kehillah Synagogue, and Binkley Baptist Church

Learn more and RSVP:

Zoom link will be emailed to registrants and posted on the event page

In preparation for our District Attorney Candidates' Assembly (April 26), this Teach-In is your chance to learn:

  • What's at stake for equity in our local justice system
  • Directly from community members who've been impacted by the justice system
  • How you can get involved!

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Lenten Book Study

We continue our deep discussion of prophets on Wednesday looking at chapters 5-8! See you then!

The following Wednesdays in Lent (March 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6) join with other Advocates for a lively discussion of the book, The Time is Now: A Call to Uncommon Courage by Joan Chittister led by Hilda Bukowski and Marion Sprott-Goldson. We will meet via zoom from 7:30-8:30. You can purchase your book here and if you need assistance in the purchase, please be in touch with Marion.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 826 016 7245

Passcode: Lent2022

Preparing Children for The Story of The Passion

April 5th from 7:30-8:30PM, Zoom

It can be difficult to know how to talk with children about the death and resurrection of Jesus. During Holy Week and Easter, kids often have poignant questions that can catch us off guard. Join in a one-hour conversation with Sarah Bentley Allred (via Zoom) as we explore age appropriate ways of engaging this tough topic with children. Any adult who love and cares for the children in their lives and the children of The Advocate is welcome!


Compline each evening at 8:30pm via zoom.

What is compline? Compline is the last set prayer service for the day. It is typically prayed before bed or when settling down for the evening. You can check out the liturgy here.

Contemplative prayer meets each Wednesday at 6pm with a group in person in the chapel (wearing masks and distanced) and on zoom. (Contact Marion to get the zoom link)


The Third Sunday in Lent

Almighty God, you know that we have no power in ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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