October 19 2014 thisweek - United Church of Chapel Hill


October 19 2014 thisweek - United Church of Chapel Hill
United Church of Chapel Hill
A Congregation of the United Church of Christ
Sunday, October 19
8:45 & 11 am Worship - Sanctuary
9 am Children’s Choir - Music Room
10 am Sunday School for all ages
Adult Forum - Fellowship Hall
Faith and Family - Family Parlor
Young Adults - Assembly Hall
Youth and Children’s - downstairs classrooms
2 pm Ambassadors Rehearsal - Assembly Hall
3 pm Voice for Life - Music Room
4 pm Youth Choir - Music Room
7 pm Taize Worship - Sanctuary
Monday, October 20
12 pm Noon Book Discussion - Library
5 pm Spanish Class - Conference Room
6 pm Bronze Voices Handbells - Music Room
7:15 pm Women’s Group - Library
7:30 pm Chancel Bells - Music Room
Wednesday, October 22
7 am Bible Study - Library
3 pm Spanish Class - Conference Room
6:30 pm Pottery Class - Art Studio
7:30 pm Chancel Choir - Music Room
Thursday, October 23
10 am UCCH serves lunch IFC Kitchen
7:30 pm Chamber Singers - Sanctuary
Friday, October 24
9:15 am Yoga - Assembly Hall
11:30 am Prayer Group - Library
Saturday, October 25
6 pm Spanish Worship Service - Sanctuary
On Wednesday mornings at 7 am
in the church library, join one of
your pastors and fellow church
persons in looking ahead at the
lessons for the coming Sunday.
It’s early, but the coffee is on and
the study is rewarding.
To be discussed - Wednesday, October 22
October 26 - 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Deuteronomy 34:1-12
Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17
1 Thessalonians 2:1-8
Matthew 22:34-46
Jesus summarizes the law in the two great commandments to love God and our neighbors.
To be discussed - Wednesday, October 29
November 2 - 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time
Joshua 3:7-17
Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37 1
Thessalonians 2:9-13 Matthew 23:1-12
Jesus rejects religious hypocrisy and urges his followers
to humbly serve one another.
To be discussed - Wednesday, November 5
November 9 - 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25
Psalm 78:1-1
Thessalonians 4:13-18
Matthew 25:1-13
Jesus warns us to prepare ourselves for the coming of
God’s kingdom.
NC CLIMATE JUSTICE SUMMIT, November 21-23, Haw River State Park
The NC Climate Justice Summit (NCCJS) is the first statewide gathering of youth and adult community leaders
focused on connecting the dots between social justice issues and climate change and answering these questions:
How do we manifest climate justice in North Carolina?
How can we make all of our communities more resilient?
We will explore how climate change impacts our food, water, energy, housing, transportation, health and economy in NC. Together, we will name the problems and identify emerging solutions. Together, we will build new
community connections and skills that will support us to do the work of building the world we want to live in.
It is time to Re-imagine. Resist. Reform. Re-Create. It is time for the NC Climate Justice Summit! For more
information and to register, please go to: acespace.org/NCClimateJusticeSummit. At United Church, you are
also able to speak with Nadia Sheppard ([email protected]) for more information.
Taizé Worship Service
Tonight (7 pm)
Adult Forum: Witness for Peace
Southeast (10 am, Fellowship Hall)
Witness for Peace Southeast is a grassroots non-profit
organization that works to promote peace, justice and
sustainable economies in the Americas. Each fall, we
organize a tour with a Latin American speaker who is
personally affected by U.S. policies and corporate
practices in their home country.
This year's tour features Julia Vallejos, a Nicaraguan
fair trade advocate credited as a founding member of
Masilí; a free trade zone factory. Julia will give her
perspectives on how free trade policies and U.S. corporate practices have affected her community and the
choices we as consumers can make to support alternative trade models like Masilí.
Taizé is a style of Christian
worship that originated in Taizé,
France, some 75 years ago.
It is woven with Christian song
and chants, interspersed with prayerful silence,
scripture reading, more song, more prayer, and more
silence. The effiect is profound and takes one deeper,
beyond intellect, into the very heart of worship. Be
prepared to walk away from the experience refreshed,
renewed, and at peace.
You will find that Taizé worship will satisfy the
longing of your heart to be filled with God’s presence.
Faith & Family Class (10 am, Family Parlor)
Reading All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of
Modern Parenthood.
Young Adults - Sunday Morning Book &
Discussion Group (10 am, Assembly Hall)
Reading the book 7: An Experimental Mutiny
Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker.
There are NO afternoon/evening youth
group activities today, due to the
youth retreat to Blowing Rock.
There WILL be Voice for Life (3 - 4 pm)
and Youth Choir (4 - 5 pm).
Sunday, October 26
Congregational Meeting
(No Adult Forum)
United Church of Chapel Hill is a selfgoverning congregation. We have a congregational meeting in the fall to establish a mission spending plan for the coming year and to
discuss other congregational business. In
May or June we have a congregational meeting or annual meeting to receive annual reports, elect new officers and other business of
the congregation.
On October 26 the Church Council will present a mission spending plan for 2015, a review of the progress of the capital campaign
thus far, and a next step proposal.
Coming up - Mark your calendars
• October 17-19- Fall Retreat to Blowing Rock,
Traces of the Trade (Small Groups!)
October 26- Pumpkin Party 5 pm (Youth arrive
in costume by 4 pm for games set-up)
Youth Choir - 4-week Planner
• Sunday: Oct 19 - Voice for Life, 3 - 4 pm; Re•
hearsal, 4 - 5 pm
Sunday: Oct 26 - Rehearsal, 12:30 - 1:45;
Voice for Life 1:45 - 2:45
Sunday: Nov 2 - Voice for Life 3 - 4 pm; Rehearsal, 4 - 5 pm; Sing for Vespers 5 - 6 pm.
Sunday: Nov 9 - Warmup, 9:30 - 10 am; Sing
for Worship 11 am; Rehearsal 1:45 - 3 pm.
On October 13, we’ll begin
discussing the first 6 chapters (pages 1-106) of
Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
In addition to being the
2014 Duke Summer Reading selection, this book is a
winner of the National
Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, an
NPR “Great Reads” book, and a Goodreads
Best of the Year pick.
The group meets weekly, on Mondays at
7:15 in the UCCH Library. All women of
the church are welcome to join us.
Sunday October 26 (2:30 - 5:30 pm)
Mandela Auditorium, Global Education FedEx
Building, 301 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill
(with free parking under the building).
Four nationally prominent Jewish, Palestinian, Black
and Latino panelists will explore common elements
in struggles for justice and peace in an October 26
program offered by North Carolina's Abrahamic Initiative on the Middle East (AIME).
What can we learn from each other's experiences
with dispossession, propaganda, incarceration, and
Pumpkin Party!
While oppressed communities' liberation struggles
are distinct, they share many of the same dynamics,
strategies, needs and solutions. Come join the conversation.
Sunday, October 26
(4:30-6 pm, Fellowship Hall)
Children are invited to wear their Halloween
costumes to to this annual fall festival at
church! The youth group will provide games,
crafts and plenty of pumpkin treats.
New this year:
A Halloween sing-a-long with Kathy Pause; Transactors for Families (Improv for Kids);
and group dance lessons before the Pumpkin Parade!
There is no charge for this party, but please bring in a bag of coins to add to our collection
cauldron; our coin stew will be given to the UNC Dance Marathon, which benefits UNC's
Children's Hospital.
We invite church members to donate tiny pumpkins, which children will paint during the
party. Look for the tub marked “pumpkins” in the Narthex. Thank you!
Linking Liberation Struggles: The Quest
for a Just Peace in Israel and Palestine
This Week - October 19, 2014
♦ Rabbi Brant Rosen, co-founder of the Jewish
Voice for Peace Rabbinical Council
♦ Yousef Munayyer, Exec. Director of The Jerusalem Fund and the Palestine Center
♦ Ajamu Dillahunt, Senior Outreach Consultant of
the Workers Rights Project, NC Justice Center
♦ Gabriel Camacho, Boston-based coordinator for
immigration programs with the American
Friends Service Committee.
Further info: Jerry Markatos 919 542-2139
No admission charge. Donations gratefully accepted.
Book Readings and Events on
Touchdowns for Jesus and Other Signs of
Lifting the Veil on Big-Time Sports
By Marcia W. Mount Shoop
Why do sports matter to so many
people? And why should we care?
Theologian and football coach’s
wife, Marcia Mount Shoop, invites you to take a closer look at
the hold that sports have on us.
This book takes you beneath the veil in some of the
most challenging issues in sports today: fanaticism,
sexism, racism, and abuse of power. And beneath the
lifted veil you also encounter wisdom about how we
can find our way back to what is most life giving about
sports. If you love sports or if you just wonder why
others do, Touchdowns for Jesus will give you a whole
new way to view the games people play.
Monday, October 20
Flyleaf Books (7 pm)
752 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC
Tuesday, October 21
Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church (7:30pm)
314 Great Ridge Parkway, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
The Rev. Marcia Mount Shoop, Ph.D.
Marcia Mount Shoop is a theologian, author, and
preacher as well as a mother and football coach’s wife.
She has a PhD in Religious Studies from Emory University and a Master of Divinity from Vanderbilt University. Her first book, Let the Bones Dance: Embodiment and the Body of Christ, was released in 2010. For
most of her life she has worked on issues of dialogue
and relationship around race, political polarization, and
religious differences in academic, church, and community contexts. She blogs on everything from faith to
football at marciamountshoop.com. Her husband of
almost twenty years, John Shoop, has coached in the
NFL and in Division I College football for over twenty
This Week - October 19, 2014
From the Library
David “Goya” Gonzalez
& the Latin Jazz Experience
For additional perspectives
on today’s readings, check
out the following:
Here are some ways we can do an even better job of
extending an authentic, extravagant welcome to all:
⇒ Greet people – visitors and members. Don’t
leave it to the ushers or the extroverts! And
don’t worry that someone may tell you they’ve
been here for forty years. Just share your name
and ask for theirs. Simple is good.
⇒ After worship, invite them to join you for
coffee hour. Accompany them there if they
accept. Introduce them to a couple more people.
⇒ Look around in the Fellowship Hall.
Is anyone sitting alone? Standing off to the
side? Go speak. Ask if you can get them some
food. Talk about the weather, sports, the kids
running around on the stage — whatever. No
super-intrusive questions, but asking if they
live here or where they work or how they
found us is fine.
Viviano, B.T. God in
the Gospel according to
Matthew. Interpretation: A Journal of bible
and Theology, 64(4),
p341-354, Oct 2010.
220 Int
Migliore, D.L. Faith in
God vs. faith in the
gods. In The Power of
God, p24-29. 231.7
Mig P
Hauerwas, S. Matthew 21-22: Jerusalem and
the temple. In Matthew, p181-194. 226.7
Hau M
Rensberger, D. Persisting in presence. Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual
Life, 22(2), p16-23, Mar/Apr 2007. 205 Wea
Oden, T.C. No other gods. In I Am the Lord
Your God: Christian Reflections on the Ten
Commandments, p41-54. 241.5 Bra I
Kirsch, J. ‘I know thee by name.’ In Moses:
A Life, p259-261. 222.9 Kir M
Winner, L.F. More parables and marriage in
the resurrection. In The Voice of Matthew,
p123-128. 226.7 Win V
A volunteer will be available in the library,
10:00-11:00, to assist you in finding these materials or other items of interest to you. At other
times, please serve yourself.
IFC’s Annual Meeting
Thursday, October 23
6 to 8 pm at United Church
Come early and see the construction underway for the
new IFC @ SECU Community House (adjacent to the
There will be a short business meeting in the Sanctuary.
IFC executive director John Dorward will give some updates on the state of the IFC and the new building. New
Board members will be introduced.
Then we will move to the Fellowship Hall to socialize
and share finger food.
A very special volunteer will be awarded the Mildred
Berkeley Community Service Award.
Please RSVP at www.ifcweb.org/rsvp and bring your
favorite finger food to share!
• Sunday Morning Book & Discussion Group
(Sundays at 10 am in the Assembly Hall)
Now reading the book 7: An Experimental Mutiny
Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker. Please join us.
This Week - October 12, 2014
Table 2030 Social Gatherings: - Beginning Tuesday, October 14, the Young Adults group will get
together monthly, every 2nd Tuesday at 6:30 pm for
good food, drinks and conversation. For a detailed
list of dates and meet-ups check out the website:
In Concert at United Church
Saturday, November 1
7:30 pm
David Gonzalez and The Latin Jazz
Experience are a part of a new emergence of Latin jazz. David Gonzalez,
piano, and Idalberto Perdomo,
drums, will offer a concert on Saturday evening at Iglesia Unida de
Chapel Hill. A freewill offering will be
received to benefit Iglesia Unida.
David Gonzalez & The Latin Jazz Experience represent a union of musical
forces that delivers an exploration of
Latin Jazz, by fusing the indigenous
music of Puerto Rico, Salsa, and a
unique and fresh approach that flirts
with Fusion creating for some dynamics that set the tone for a musical
journey that may start in Old San
Juan, and end up in Birdland, NYC.
This Week - October 19, 2014
Sunday, November 2
All Saints Sunday
On Sunday, November 2, we will observe “All
Saints Sunday” when our congregation remembers
those in our lives who have died. Our tradition is to
include names of loved ones who have died in the
past year in the prayers of the church. Please contact the church office ([email protected]) or
phone 919-942-3540 to give us names by NOON of
Friday, October 31, so that we may include the
names of those the congregation wishes to remember on Sunday, November 2.
Pledge Sunday/Stone Soup
At United Church of Chapel Hill we celebrate
stone soup to emphasize our collective desire to be
sacrificial in our giving to the church. On November 2, bring your 2015 pledge card and a vegetable
and join us for Stone Soup. We’ll sit down and
enjoy a bowl of soup together while all of our
pledges are counted. We will start serving soup at
10:45 am for early service attenders.
We suggest that you bring (chopped and ready to
go) onions, leeks, carrots, celery, and canned diced
tomatoes by 9:30 am. Fellowship Board is providing bread. Please no: potatoes, hard beans, or meat
for the soup.
the story
Once upon a time, somewhere in post-war
times, there was a great famine in which people
jealously hoarded whatever food they could find,
hiding it even from their friends and neighbors.
One day a wandering soldier came into a village
and began asking questions as if he planned to
stay for the night. “There's not a bite to eat in
the whole province,” he was told. “Better keep
moving on.”
A 7-part series with The Rev. David Frazelle
Thursdays, October 30 - December 18, from
5:30-7 pm, at The Chapel of the Cross, 304
East Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC
All are welcome to attend! This course is intended
for anyone who desires a dynamic, intimate, transformative relationship with God. The purpose is to
cultivate that relationship within a spiritual community. There is no pre-requisite or prior experience
necessary. We will explore contemplative prayer
with Scripture, interior image, interior word, icons,
sound and silence, Christian yoga, and sacraments.
“Oh, I have everything I need,” he said. “In fact,
I was thinking of making some stone soup to
share with all of you.” He pulled an iron cauldron from his wagon, filled it with water, and
built a fire under it. Then, with great ceremony,
he drew an ordinary-looking stone from a velvet
bag and dropped it into the water. The villagers
asked if they might try some of the soup -- “yes,
if you bring a vegetable for the pot you may
have a bowl.” Soon the pot was thick with delicious vegetables and they all enjoyed “Soup fit
for a King!”
Do you have a special day to remember?
A friend or family member you’d like to honor?
A special anniversary or birthday
to celebrate?
If so, consider volunteering to provide the
flowers for the church altar that enrich our
Sunday worship.
“Many Hands Make Light Work”
Volunteers sign-up on the 2015 Flower
Calendar, which is on a stand in the church
Please help with Stone Soup on November 2. We need volunteers to help set-up at 10 am and
help with clean-up around 1 pm. If you can help, please let us know by...
About registration. The fee for the course is $25.
Participants may register and pay online at
www.friendsofChristschool.com or by completing
and mailing a registration form and check. Additional information is located on the Friends of
Christ School for Christian Spirituality website.
The Rev. David Frazelle serves as a priest at The
Chapel of the Cross in Chapel Hill, where he is responsible for adult education, youth ministry, 20's
and 30's ministry, and Centering Prayer, among
other things. David learned contemplative prayer
practices as an undergraduate at Sewanee. He then
earned a degree in Biblical Studies at the Institut
Catholique de Paris, and his MDiv from Virginia
Theological Seminary in Alexandria. Following a
five-month “ordination retreat” from Maine to
Georgia on the Appalachian Trail, David began
parish ministry in 2004. He is now enrolled in the
“Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups and Retreats” program of the Shalem Institute for Spiritual
Formation in Washington, DC.
⇒ Contacting the church office at [email protected], or
⇒ Contacting Fellowship Board member Jeff Hall at [email protected], or
⇒ Or write “STONE SOUP” as the Friendship Register is passed this morning and
You will get a reminder closer to the date you
choose with options for providing flowers.
Contact David Frazelle at 919.929-2193 or email
[email protected]
we’ll get in touch with you.
This Week - October 19, 2014
This Week - October 19, 2014
Our Building Hope Partnership has begun!
If you wish to volunteer, please go to the Habitat
for Humanity (HFH) website at: http://
United Church of Chapel Hill -- heir to the Pilgrims through our Congregational heritage -has traditionally served Thanksgiving dinner at the IFC Community Shelter.
We try to create a Thanksgiving meal that you or I would share with our families.
Follow the directions for registering or, if previously registered, for signing-up for a morning or
afternoon Saturday time slot.
To do so we will need:
7-8 Carved Turkeys
You may buy, cook and carve a turkey before bringing to the church office.
We will need volunteers for the next five weekends (October 18 & 25 and November 1,8,&15).
If you have questions about the on-line sign-up
process, please call Dennis Pagano at 919-4199502 or email your questions to [email protected]
PLEASE NOTE: We cannot receive frozen turkeys this year.
Please plan to roast your turkey before bringing to the church kitchen.
Gravy - We need the equivalent of 12-15 jars of gravy.
12 Cans of Jellied Cranberry Sauce
8 Pans of Stuffing
7 Pans of Sweet Potatoes (with marshmallows on top is popular!)
8 Pans of Vegetable Casseroles
Each week look for build updates in the Sunday
“This Week”.
The 26th Annual RSVVP Day
(Restaurants Sharing V/5 & V/5 Percent)
is on Tuesday, November 11.
14 Pies (or a Thanksgiving Dessert equivalent)
Pies may be home-made or store bought
And we’ll need volunteers to:
• 6 servers on Thanksgiving Day (normally needed from 10 am - 1 pm.)
• 1 or 2 volunteers at church on the Wednesday afternoon before Thanksgiving to receive food.
Sign-up sheets are on the table in the Narthex. Please sign up for a particular task and take a disposable pan. Due to the number of people and the volume of people, we may not be able to return a personal pan back to its rightful donor. When you bring in a casserole for Thanksgiving
dinner, please clearly mark it “IFC Thanksgiving.” Thank you!
This Week - October 19, 2014
Eat out or take out, all day (breakfast,
lunch and/or dinner) at a PARTICIPATING
restaurant and 10% of your tab will be
donated to IFC hunger-relief programs: the
Community Kitchen and the Food Pantry.
The full list of restaurants at
United Church serves lunch on 4th Thursdays, we
have several volunteers but could always use more
in the rotation. In addition, we need one person
who is willing to coordinate. Please speak with
Anne Hastings, [email protected], or
Richard Edens, [email protected], if you
can assist.
Food Pantry Critical Needs
Tuna, Peanut Butter, Chicken Noodle Soup,
Canned Fruit, Mac and Cheese, Spaghetti Sauce,
Pork and Beans, Soap
Special Needs
• Clean socks, bras and other undergarments
(Please, only NEW underwear).
• Clothes for the men in the Community House and
the women and children at HomeStart.
Clothing can be dropped of with food donations at the
110 Main Street office in Carrboro or brought directly
to the Community House or HomeStart.
Volunteer Needs
Community Services is in need of:
• Client Interviewers Spanish: Monday 1-4; Tuesday 9-12; Weds 9-12; Weds 1-4; Thurs 1-4
• Front Desk Receptionist: Thursday 1-5
• Client Interviewer: Friday: 1-4
• Pantry Helpers: Monday from 12-3 and 2-5
Home Start is need of: (Women Volunteer Only)
Receptionists/Interviewers/Cooks - Weekdays
Receptionists: 5-8 weekdays
People to help manage donations during Holidays
To volunteer with IFC or inquire about volunteer
needs please contact Karen Carr at 929-6380 ext. 30
or [email protected]
This Week - October 19, 2014
What do Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzay, Nobel Peace Prize Winners, have to do with
United Church?
This year’s Nobel Peace Prize winners are activists who have fought on behalf of children, for child labor
protections, access to education. United Church’s God’s Bidding Auction and Alternative Gift Market will
fund real solutions for children and youth -- provide access to education, and protection from child labor!
God's Bidding is an online auction which will (along with the Alternative Gift
Market), provide many opportunities to purchase gifts that will, in turn, help alleviate human poverty and suffering. Our on-line auction, God's Bidding, is a wonderful and fun way to participate in compassionate gift-giving. Watch your email
and bulletins for more information on the auction in November.
AUCTION GOES ONLINE: November 21 (6 pm)
AND WILL END: December 12 (3 pm)
We’ll be featuring various
vendors weekly until the market.
Go Conscious Earth
• working to protect and conserve Earth’s
ecosystems and indigenous communities
• selling t-shirts, hats, African Art, and more
You may be one of the winning bidders this year, and/or you may have the perfect item to donate to the God’s
Bidding auction. Can you bake a Yule Log or a pie? Drive to airport? Make soup? Teach swimming? Loan your
vacation tent, house, or cabin? Play Christmas carols for a party? Make your favorite dinner for a party? Write
a simple will ? Give garden advice - how to attract pollinators? Birdwatching 101 “How To Set up a Feeder”?
Give a beginning Yoga Lesson or Tai Chi?
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County
• provides homes and builds communities
around the globe
• selling holiday cards to help support its local
Our Goal is to have 25 more auction items in the next week.
Jinja Fair Trade
• provides artisan partners with fair pay, business support, product development and
consistent access to international markets
• selling handmade items from India, Kenya
and Uganda
To inspire you, here are a few of the things that will be available this year:
⇒ Three dozen homemade Christmas Cookies - made fresh for the winning bidder after December 17 by
Joanna Wolfe. Professionally decorated & Delicious
A Relaxing Week at Bearymoore- a secluded three bedroom cabin in the woods near the waterfalls near
Otto, NC
Carolina Bar-B-Que dinner for 12: Prepared by Chip Baker. Packed and delivered when you want!
College Counseling: Allie Mendelsohn is an independent educational consultant (IEC) who has lived in the
Chapel Hill area for nearly 20 years. She has a graduate certificate in college counseling from UCLA which
was earned With Distinction, the highest possible honors.
AND SPECIAL thanks for those who have purchased and donated over the past years!
Please fill out the green form in today’s bulletin or contact:
• Robb Anderson ([email protected], 929-0523)
• Linda Raftery ([email protected], 419-0170)
• Andrea Vizoso ([email protected], 929-5362)
Josh’s Hope Foundation (new this year…)
works with and helps promote public awareness for young adults suffering from mentalhealth issues
• selling hand crafted cutting boards, cheese
boards, coasters, candle holders and other
items created in their Tools for Hope Workshop
...stay tuned to see who else is coming...
NOW ACEPTING JEWELRY—Jill's Jewelry invites your donations for the AGM Jewelry Sale, to
benefit the UCCH Youth's Royal School of Church Music Program. Donations may be brought
to Jenny Anderson at the church office. For pieces of higher value, please include a description
of any precious stones or metals.
This coupon entitles the bearer to give
love instead of mass-produced gifts. Clip
it, copy it, give it to your loved ones. Contrary to peer pressure and advertising,
happiness and meaning in life come
through relationships - within ourselves,
with others, with Creation and God - not
through stuff.
Alternative Gift Market
Saturday, November 22
9 am to 2 pm
Sunday, November 23
10 am to 1 pm

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