News and Notes: May 24 – June 10


Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tomb bestowing life! (the Easter Troparion)  

Weekly Calendar:

Thursday, May 24      Theology on Tap     7 PM at the Carolina Brewery (see note below)


Saturday, May 26
Enjoy the fair beauty of the Advocate Site!    10-2

Sunday, May 27 

The Day of Pentecost

5 PM Holy Eucharist followed by dinner (potluck). Unity Center of Peace. Wear RED to help celebrate the day. (see note below)

Note: In order for us to be together as one church on this festival day, we will on have one liturgy.


Tuesday, May 29    Steadfast Hope: The Palestinian Quest for a Just Peace (see note below)


Wednesday, May 30 
Holy Eucharist at noon; contemplative prayer at 6 PM


Saturday, June 2
Enjoy the fair beauty of the Advocate Site!    10-2

Sunday, June 3        Trinity Sunday

5 PM Holy Eucharist followed by dinner. Unity Center of Peace. Note that this Sunday we will begin a summer schedule with one service only.

Wednesday, June 6
Holy Eucharist at noon; contemplative prayer at 6 PM

Sunday, June 10      TheAdvocate@CampNewHope

The pool opens at 3 PM.   Holy Eucharist with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at 5 PM. Followed by a picnic! (As you are able, please bring a side dish or dessert to share!)

Thursday, May 24, will be the last Theology on Tap for the Season! 7-8:30 PM. at the Carolina Brewery, 460 West Franklin Street in Chapel Hill.
The topic will be: “Cosmopolitanism: theology for a world of strangers.” 
Theology on Tap is an informal gathering on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month of people who want to discuss the ideas that are foundational to and formational for the Christian life. For more information, contact
Nathan Kirkpatrick or Sam Laurent –

At each meeting, texts from the tradition will be distributed to prompt conversation, but we are confident that the conversation will head in many different directions from there.


Sunday, May 27, is the Day of Pentecost. Please wear red, as you are led, to symbolize the fire of the Spirit among us. We will hear the story of the day in the Acts of the Apostles, read by others in our congregation in: Greek, French, Haitian Creole, Romanian, Japanese, Italian, Portuguese, Arabic, and more! Note that dinner will be a Festival Potluck! As you are able, please bring a festive dish to share. For fashion tip, click here. (Thanks to Marilyn McCord Adams for providing this link!)


Steadfast Hope: A Tuesday Night Series on the Palestinian Quest for a Just Peace

Do you ever wonder why, after over 60 years, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict still drags on unresolved?  As Christians, what stake do we have in this conflict-and what, if any, responsibility do we have to help make peace between these two peoples?

If you’ve ever asked yourself these questions-or even if you haven’t-please join us for a study of the Palestine-Israel issue offered on four Tuesday evenings in May by Chapel of the Cross, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, and Episcopal Church of the Advocate. The Advocate will host the final session on Tuesday, May 29 at the Unity Center of Peace.

Each session will begin at 7:00 p.m. with a DVD presentation followed by discussion.  A simple supper will be provided beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Come to any session or come to all!