Notes for the Season Ahead

img_7929Mark Your Calendars!
Thursday, May 25
2nd Annual Durham Convocation Ascension Day Mass 7 PM
Iglesias Episcopal El Buen Pastor
1852 Liberty Street in Durham.
Note that the Durham Convocation is one of six regions in our Diocese. It extends from Pittsboro to Henderson and includes Durham and Chapel Hill.
Saturday, June 3
Diocesan History Day

Changes, Challenges and Crisis: Remembering the Civil Rights Era in the Diocese of North Carolina,1963-1973

St. Philip’s in Durham 10:30 AM – 3 PM

Including stories of The Advocate’s launching member, George Esser.

See more  here.
Sunday, June 4
The Day of Pentecost!
Liturgies at 9 and 11 AM
Festival Brunch at 10 AM
Sunday, June 11
Blue Grass Mass at the Advocate! at 11 AM
(classic TEC at 9 AM)

Wednesday, June 14
An Advocate Readers Roundtable
Saturday,  June 17
Diocesan Ordination of Transitional Deacons
Including our own David Wantland!!!
11 AM at Church of the Good Shepherd in Raleigh
Saturday, June 24
Game Night!
at the Advocate. 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Wednesday, June 28
Annual Durham Convocation Pauli Murray Service
St. Titus in Durham  at 7 PM

Sunday, July 2
Advocate Summer Schedule begins (and continues through Sunday September 3)
A Single Sunday Liturgy Sundays @5PM
See more here

Sunday, July 9
Second Annual Advocate July Cookout!

after the 5 PM.

Wednesday, July 12
Readers Roundtable
Discussion of The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
7 PM.

Sunday, July 16
At the 5 PM, Sherry Merger visits to teach us about Hospitality and Autism
Pizza Party 
after the 5 PM

Friday, August 25
Advocate Bulls Night! Game starts at 7 PM.

check TheAdvocateChurch.org for updates and additions)

Plans to Re-Purpose the Advocate House This Summer!

deer at the houseRepurposing the Advocate House

This summer, the Advocate plans to re-purpose our house for be used as an ADA-compliant space for office and gathering. Currently, the house is a private residence and is not up to code as a public gathering space and office. Funds have been raised that will allow doorways and the large bathroom to be brought to ADA compliance. to add an access ramp and small deck off the Chapel side of the house, and to convert the living room/library’s east window into an accessible doorway.

In addition, the current office space will be converted more fully to a kids space, and one of the back rooms will become the office. Recessed lighting will be installed throughout the house, the linoleum floors will be replaced, and the exterior trim will be restored. If funds are available, the fireplace with be fitted with a gas log insert.

To complete our obligations to the Town of Chapel Hill for development of the site south of the pond, funds raised will also be used to finish a parking area with ten parking spaces behind the house, to add and additional handicap parking place, to bring sewer to the house, and remove the existing septic system.

All of these things will allow the People of the Advocate better to care for our children, to learn, pray, break bread and welcome the stranger more faithfully and graciously, and will be done at the same time as our preparation for three Pee Wee Homes adjacent to the House.

At some point in the future, we hope to extend a deck around the house, and perhaps transform the carport into a finished meeting space….

Online donations can be made here.

Checks written to The Episcopal Church of the Advocate with a Memo to Building Campaign may be sent to:
8410 Merin Road
Chapel Hill, NC  27516

Click to view the Advocate House plan with deck.