Opportunities to Engage With the Community Around Us

  Opportunities to Engage
With the World Around Us

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Joining in the Rogers Road Community
By the official maps, the Advocate site is part of the Historic Rogers Road Neighborhood. (see some of the history of the neighborhood here).
One of the Advocate’s Three Goals for 2015 is to engage more fully with the neighborhoods around us, including the Rogers Road Community. In the weeks ahead, there are several opportunities for us to engage with our neighbors on and around Rogers Road.


Orange Justice United works to help bring public transit to the Roger Road neighborhood.
See more information here.
As you are able, help survey the neighborhood this Saturday, March 14, from 1-3 p.m. Justice United has created a proposal for an altered HS bus route based off of community identified needs. We will be canvassing the Rogers Rd neighborhood to ratify the proposal and sign up residents for a petition in support.
We’ll meet at the Rogers Road Community Center (101 Edgar, Chapel Hill) at 1:00 pm for a brief orientation before heading out together.
Habitat Surveys Phoenix Place Residents
This spring Habitat for Humanity of Orange County will be administering two surveys with Habitat homeowners in the Rogers Road community — in the Pheonix Place and the New Homestead sites. Habitat invites the Advocate to assist in these efforts. Working as a Survey Administration Volunteer gives individuals the opportunity to connect with the Phoenix Place and New Homestead communities and get to know their residents. Surveying community members is about more than just the data we collect – it’s a chance to get to know our fellow community members better!  This is especially true as members of The Advocate build relationships with the residents of Rogers Road. Read more about surveying and training here.
Or contact Rebecca Ogus <rebeccaogus@gmail.com>
“Unity in Community” April 18.
This event for all in the Rogers-Eubanks Neighborhood, which in clues The Advocate, Pheonix Place, Rogers Road, and more, will take place Saturday, April 18, from 11 to 4.
Centered at the Rogers Road Community Center near Phoenix Place, Unity in Community will include food, live entertainment, performances by community groups, speakers, games, children’s activities, and resource booths from community organizations.  The Advocate is signed up to help with logistics. For more information, contact the Vicar or Kerry Bullock-Ozkan <kerdragon@yahoo.com>
Legislative Seminar!
Those who seek to work and more effectively lobby for justice in our community and in our state are encouraged to join the Vicar in participating in the North Carolina Council of Churches Legislative Seminar on April 14. See more information here.
Faith Connections on Mental Health Workshop on April 10
On Friday, April 10, 2015, Faith Connections is holding is 5th annual conference to help faith communities engage, encourage, and serve persons who suffer from mental illness and those who care for them. The day-long even is open to clergy, lay leaders, individuals, and professionals. More information here.
2015 CROP Walk
CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by local volunteers to raise funds to end hunger. The 2015 Chapel Hill/Carrboro CROP Hunger Walk will be held on April 19.
To learn more, to register to walk with the Episcopal Church of the Advocate, to support a walker, or just to donate to this great cause, look here.
To learn logistics for the Advocate walkers and/or get a t-shirt, contact: Nancy Trueblood <trueblood.nancy@gmail.com>
And in Our Diocese of North Carolina:

Safe Church Training

You are invited to participate in an upcoming Safe Church training at St. Luke’s in Durham on March 21st from 9 a.m. – 12 noon. The training, which is required for all volunteers working with children, is designed to increase awareness regarding sexual misconduct and abuse of power, to outline steps toward preventing abuse, to offer ways to intervene when misconduct occurs and to equip anyone in a position of parish leadership with ways of healing and rebuilding the body of Christ. For more information and to register, visit the Diocese’s website —http://www.dionc.org/Diocese/safe-church-training.html. (Also, let Nathan Kirkpatrick know that you will be attending as he will be coordinating an Advocate presence.)


Seeing the Face of God in Each Other: An Anti-Racism Seminar

Sponsored by the Bishop’s Committee for Racial Justice and Reconciliation

As a follow-up to our congregational study of The New Jim Crow, you are invited to participate in a diocesan anti-racism seminar on Saturday, May 16, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Haw River. The cost to attend is $15, which includes lunch. To register, contact Nathan Kirkpatrick (nek@duke.edu) who will be coordinating an Advocate presence.