News and Notes for January: Epiphany Begins!


candle“May Christ, the Son of God, be manifest in you, that your lives may be a light to the world…”
(from the Book of Occasional Services Blessing).

In this Season of Epiphany, we are mindful of the Light of Christ that has come into the world, and we realize the many ways we are called to reflect that Light and make it known in the community and world around us.

In addition to our regular prayer, worship and fellowship on Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesday, join us for any or all of the following to live more fully in this Season of Light:

Wednesday, January 6 Burning of the Greens, Epiphany Eucharist, Kings Cake! See more here.

Sunday, January 10 at 10:30 AM A Maronite Christian born in Lebanon will help us to learn (or at least hear) the Lord’s Prayer in Arabic. During lunch we will have the opportunity for conversation about Arab-speaking Christians.

Sunday, January 17 Michael Reinke, director of the Interfaith Council, will join us for church and during lunch to help us to know more about the work of this important agency in our community.

Sunday, January 24 Ellen Andrews, Director of Durham Immigration & Refugee Program for Church World Service will join us for church and during lunch will help us to know more about refugee re-settlement in North Carolina and how we can be involved.

Sunday, January 31 The Advocate Annual Meeting! Come and reflect on our first full year in the chapel together. Meet those who have come into our life together during that year. Hear plans about getting the Advocate House up to code and possible next steps for developing our site as a place of mission and ministry. 10:30 AM!! There will be food!

images-1Episcopal 101: Invites a Conversation, starting January 20
The Rev. Nathan Kirkpatrick will take the lead in helping us know more about the Episcopal Church and it’s ways. Conversations will generally be on Wednesdays at 7 PM. Some will take place in the Chapel in the spirit of Indulgences, others will be online via Go To Meeting. Informative and witty video clips will be employed! Open to all. More information to be posted on the Advocate website soon.

Other News
UnknownA Gilead Salon
In the Season of Easter, Advocate and NC State English professor Sheryl Cornett will lead participants in dinner and engaging conversation about the Marilynne Robinson trilogy, Gilead, Home, and Lila. Start reading now if you would like to participate!