News and Notes: February 23 – March 8

I invite you, therefore, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word.… from the Book of Common Prayer Ash Wednesday liturgy.

Notes for the days ahead at the Church of the Advocate:

All are welcome!

Thursday, February 23     Theology on Tap returns to the Carolina Brewery (upstairs)  7-8:30 PM  Topic: Rights and Faith. All are welcome!

 

Saturday, February 25, 9:30 AM – 3 PM: Lenten Quiet Day with Rev. Drs. Sam and Jo Bailey Wells. Sponsored by the Durham Convocation (of which the Advocate is a part). Note: This will be excellent. For more information and registration, visit: TheAdvocateChurch.org.

 

Sunday, February 26    The First Sunday in Lent 

Note: For the Season of Lent, we will have more silence in worship, music will be simpler, and kneelers will be available for those who wish to kneel. The liturgy each Sunday will begin with the Penitential Order.
8:45 AM     Holy Eucharist followed by tailgate coffee hour in the Unity parking lot.
5 PM           Holy Eucharist followed by dinner (provided)

The Vicar will celebrate and the Rev. Marilyn McCord Adams will  preach.

Child care for 1-6 year-olds during the Liturgy of the Word, though children are always welcome to join in the liturgy. At the Unity Center of Peace, 8800 Seawell School Road, across from the entrance to Chapel Hill High School.


Wednesday, February 29

Holy Eucharist at noon. At the Unity Center of Peace, 8800 Seawell School Road, across from the entrance to Chapel Hill High School.

Contemplative Prayer at 6 PM. At the Unity Center of Peace, 8800 Seawell School Road, across from the entrance to Chapel Hill High School.

 

Friday, March 2       Mental Health Workshop for Clergy, Individuals and Professionals. 9 AM – 4 PM at St. Thomas More Church. For more information, visit: http://faithconnectionsonmentalillness.org/default.aspx

 

Sunday, March 4  The Second Sunday in Lent 

Note: For the Season of Lent, we will have more silence in worship, music will be simpler, and kneelers will be available for those who wish to kneel. The liturgy each Sunday will begin with the Penitential Order.
8:45 AM     Holy Eucharist followed by tailgate coffee hour in the Unity parking lot.
5 PM           Holy Eucharist followed by dinner (provided)

The Vicar will celebrate and preach in the morning. The Rev. Marilyn McCord Adams will celebrate and the Vicar will preach in the evening.

Child care for 1-6 year-olds during the Liturgy of the Word, though children are always welcome to join in the liturgy. At the Unity Center of Peace, 8800 Seawell School Road, across from the entrance to Chapel Hill High School.


Wednesday, March 7

Holy Eucharist at noon. At the Unity Center of Peace, 8800 Seawell School Road, across from the entrance to Chapel Hill High School.

Contemplative Prayer at 6 PM. At the Unity Center of Peace, 8800 Seawell School Road, across from the entrance to Chapel Hill High School.

Dying Faithfully: What do we believe? Join us for the first of a three part series on Dying and Death. For more information, visit TheAdvocateChurch.org or see announcement below.

 

Thursday, March 8    Theology on Tap returns to the Carolina Brewery (upstairs)  7-8:30 PM  Topic: What is our Galilee? and how might we respond to the Bishop’s challenge to us to go there?  All are welcome!


Three Additional Notes:

Lenten Series on Dying Faithfully: 

This Lenten Season, all are welcome and encouraged to participate in a three-part series on dying faithfully — reflections on how we can faithfully prepare for our own death and the death of those we love.
Each session will be held at the Homestead House: 8410 Merin Road.
7 PM – 8 PM.
March 7 — The Christian way of death. What do we believe? What’s next? Does it matter? The Rev. Lisa Fischbeck, Vicar
March 14 — Palliative Care: Being present to those who are dying: Dr. Gary Winzelberg, attending physician in the UNC Palliative Care Program and Medical Director of Carol Woods Retirement Community.
March 21 – No class this week
March 28 — The funeral and burial as an expression of faith: Mark Higgins, Director of the Hall Wynn Funeral Home in Durham.

 

Pianist Needed!!

It is with sadness that we bid farewell to Angela Garcia-Lamarca, who has been the prima pianist of the Advocate through the 8 and half years since our launch. Angela, her husband, Morgan, and their sons, Rafa and Leo, are moving to Charlotte.

The Advocate is seeking a piano accompanist for our 5 PM liturgy beginning April 15. If you have thoughts or leads on a possible pianist for the Advocate, please contact the Vicar. phone: 919-219-4437 or Vicar@TheAdvocateChurch.org.

 

Oakwood Community in Durham Seeking Interns

From Jayme Johnson and Cliff Dywer of the Oakwood Community:
We are seeking interns for the 2012-13 year at Oakwood Community (www.oakwoodcommunity.org) near downtown Durham, NC. Please help us spread the word by forwarding this email, telling your friends, and posting about us on social networking sites!
Internships at Oakwood Community start in September 2012 and end in June 2013. Room and board are provided; in exchange, interns volunteer 20 hours per week at one of our partner non-profit organizations. We live intentionally in one house together: sharing meals, chores, and social life on a daily basis. We raise rabbits and ducks for meat and eggs, we grow our own vegetables, and we strive in all ways to live lightly on the land.
You can learn more about Oakwood Community and the work we do in Durham at our website, www.oakwoodcommunity.org. Request an application on our contact page if you’re interested in being an Oakwood Community intern next year. If you’re in the area, stop by at one our open community meals on Sundays at 7:00pm. 
Please pass this on to anyone you think might be interested in Oakwood Community!

 

“To stumble is not to fall”. A Haitian Proverb