News and notes: March 8 – 22

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, March 8    Theology on Tap, upstairs at the Carolina Brewery. 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!

 

Saturday, March 10      Second Saturday all Advocate Crafters who wish to craft with others meet at the Homestead house. 10 AM – noon. Coffee provided. Bring your own craft.

 

Sunday, March 11      The Third 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.

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 14

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 second of a three part series on Dying and Death. This week we will learn about 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.

7 – 8 PM at the Homestead House, 8410 Merin Road. For more information, visit TheAdvocateChurch.org or see announcement below.

 

Sunday, March 18      The Fourth 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 Rev. Marilyn McCord Adams will celebrate and Seth Raymond 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, March 21

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? will resume on March 28.

 

Thursday, March 22   Third Thursday Taizé Style Prayer at the Homestead House, hosted by Seth and Elizabeth Raymond. All are welcome at this simple service of song, prayer and meditation, inspired by the Taizé community in France. Invite a friend to join you.  7PM – 8PM.

Additional Notes:

DONATE! We’ve added an online donation option to our website: TheAdvocateChurch.org. Hopefully this will make it easier for our friends to donate to our Building Fund and our General Fund.

 

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