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March for Better Bus Service, Saturday August 15, 2:45 pm.
Assemble at Rogers Road Community Center, 101 Edgar St, Chapel Hill.
Two miles. That’s how far you’d have to walk if you live in Rogers Road and need to take the bus home after the HS Route stops running in the early evening. Two miles, in the dark, at the mercy of weather, on the side of busy roads. This is what Justice United leaders heard when they teamed up with residents to talk about doing something to improve bus service to their neighborhoods.
Join Rogers Road residents and members of the Chapel Hill Transit Partners to walk the two miles from the Eubanks Road Park and Ride to the Rogers Road Community Center in symbolic recognition of the limited service on the HS Route.
At the conclusion of the march, Transit Partners will be publicly asked to make a commitment to do everything in their power to support the HS service increase proposal.
Logistics: We will carpool from the Rogers Road Community Center to the Eubanks Park and Ride. Transport will be available to help all return to their cars following the completion of the action.
Over the last five months Rogers Road residents have worked with RENA, Habitat for Humanity, the Church of the Advocate and Justice United to create a proposal to increase the service frequency and hours of the HS Route.
The proposal was developed and ratified by the Rogers Road community through two canvassing actions that reached over 100 households each, one community meeting, and outreach at the Unity in the Community celebration. 134 Rogers Road residents and 26 UNC students who volunteer at the Rogers Road Community Center have signed a petition in support of the proposal.
On April 28 leaders presented this proposal to the decision making body, Chapel Hill Transit Partners, who delegated the proposal to Chapel Hill Transit staff for analysis. The Transit Partners will reconvene in late August to review the Transit staff’s analysis and potentially make a final decision.
The Advocate is glad for our connections through the years with the young adults of the Johnson Service Corps. Part of the Episcopal Service Corps network, Johnson Service Corps members live together in an intentional community, learning community and leadership skills while working in a non-profit placement in Durham/Chapel Hill.
The Advocate is excited to host the commissioning and pounding party for the 2015-2016 Johnson Service Corps members, Sunday, August 30.
The Commission will take place in the context of our 5 PM liturgy, and the Pounding Party will follow at 6:30 PM.
A Pounding Party is a southern tradition; bring a pound of something to help the corps members set up their new home!
The dinner will be a potluck, so please bring a side dish or dessert to share.
Learn more about the Johnson Service Corps in a brief video featuring some familiar people and scenes from the Advocate HERE!
All are welcome and encouraged to come celebrate the new corps members: Allie, Ashley, Helen, Jordan, Jahkazia, Jessi and Loui.
Advocate Peter Morris takes his Christian vocation very much to heart.Trained in public health and as a pediatrician, he now serves as the Executive Director of Wake Urban Ministries in Raleigh.
He also takes time to advocate for those in our state who have been cut out of Medicaid expansion.
See more in the most recent Independent Weekly magazine, here.
All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe
and in the smallest of your creatures.
You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.
Pour out upon us the power of your love,
that we may protect life and beauty.
Fill us with peace, that we may live
as brothers and sisters, harming no one.
O God of the poor,
help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth,
so precious in your eyes.
Bring healing to our lives,
that we may protect the world and not prey on it,
that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.
Touch the hearts
of those who look only for gain
at the expense of the poor and the earth.
Teach us to discover the worth of each thing,
to be filled with awe and contemplation,
to recognize that we are profoundly united
with every creature
as we journey towards your infinite light.
We thank you for being with us each day.
Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle
for justice, love and peace.
From the early days of Orange County Justice United, the Advocate has been grateful to be involved. Justice United provides a mean by which we can engage more effectively in justice work in our community, and now in our neighborhood in north Chapel Hill.
Thursday, July 23, friends and people of the Advocate are encouraged to join a diverse group of religious and secular leaders from northern and southern Orange County to learn how we can build a Core Team for action: a group of leaders capable of building a power base to act effectively to support affordable communities and other issues that matter most to our membership in Orange Justice United.
Time: 7 PM
RSVP: Justice United Organizer Devin Ross, email@example.com
Questions? Ask the Vicar, The Rev. Lisa G. Fischbeck: vicar@theAdvocateChurch.org
St. Paul AME Church, 101 N. Merritt Mill Rd. Chapel Hill
On March 31 during the Justice United Clergy Meeting, local clergy/religious leaders committed to develop a campaign to support affordable housing at St. Paul Village. This is an opportunity to enhance the relocation of St. Paul AME to its future site off Rogers Road with the addition of affordable housing, thus creating a village.
All are encouraged to be part of this opportunity to be good neighbors to our future neighbors, St. Paul AME.