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The Chimes Vol. XXXIII No. 12

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December 2012

Dear Friends,

Our Church Family

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The Church Office Needs Some Volunteer Help!

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How to Submit Articles for the Bulletin and The Chimes

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Lessons and Carols: December 16

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Congregational Brunch: December 16

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Spring 2013 Haiti Mission Trip

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We Celebrate Our New Member

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Presbyterian Youth Connection: December Calendar

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Christmas Eve Services and Offering

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Christmas Joy Offering: December 22

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Unwrapping the Christmas Crèche: 4 p.m. Christmas Eve Service

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Christmas Caroling: UPC Choirs

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News from New Hope Camp and Conference Center

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Presbyterian Campus Ministry

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After such a full and heartening November at University Church, the turn toward December seems almost anti-climactic. There was such a display of enthusiasm in the air around the church during the Faith Forward campaign, and so many talented and dedicated people willingly devoted so much time and energy and treasure to the success of the campaign. On behalf of the Session, I want to express my deep appreciation to all the teams and their leaders, to all the volunteers, and to each of you for making the campaign such a positive experience for the church. There is much yet to do, of course. First Fruits Sunday on December 2 will give us an opportunity to make our first tangible gifts to the three-year commitments we have made. And there is also the matter of the gap between the campaign goal and the pledges we have in hand. But we are confident that we will reach a very positive conclusion of the campaign’s pledging stage in the days ahead. If you have not yet made a commitment, either to the 2013 Operating Budget or to the Faith Forward Campaign, I encourage you to do so as soon as possible. Please let the office know if we can be helpful in providing pledge cards or any information you may need, and let us hear from you soon. The month of December will bring its own enthusiasm, of course. We hope you are making plans to be present for the Christmas Lessons and Carols service on December 16 and one of the three Christmas Eve services this year, as well as the Advent services that will fill the monthly calendar. Advent is such a rich season of expectation, and we do invite you to engage in it fully. Finally, I want to say a personal word of gratitude for your care for the Dunhams during these last weeks since Marla’s accident. The thoughtful cards, the wonderful food and the gracious offers and provisions of rides for Marla have all touched our hearts.

Please Join us for Deep and Wide: Special Tuesday Evening Service

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November was a month we will always remember with deep gratitude. But we are eager, too, to turn toward these days of Advent and to Christmas beyond. And we are most grateful that we get to share that journey together with this church family, which in recent days has signaled once again just how remarkable and exceptional it truly is. May the hope and promise of Advent stir your hearts in these days, and fill you with wonder and gratitude.

Choir News: Miss Persia, 2013 Dinner Theater Production

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Peace,

Join UPC on Facebook (www.facebook.com/upcch)

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Bus Service For Carolina Meadows

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Announcements from UPPS

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UPC Membership Directory: How to Register for Access

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~ With love from the staff of

Friends of Christ School for Christian Spirituality: 2013 Winter Enrollment

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University Presbyterian Church

Adult Christian Education Local Outreach News

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Robert E. Dunham

May Blessings and peace be with you and your families this Christmas!

University Presbyterian Church is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and is a Stephen Ministry Congregation


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Our Church Family “Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord,” James 5:14. Due to privacy concerns and HIPAA laws, there are no notifications or lists at any local hospitals or clinics which would inform the church if you are hospitalized, receiving treatment or undergoing surgery.

The UPC congregation and its pastors take seriously the call to pray and be present with those who are in need, so we encourage you, a friend or a family member to let us know if you have scheduled surgery or have been admitted to the hospital. During the week, please call the church office at (919) 929-2102, and over the weekend, please call one of the pastors. Thank you.

Visit our Website: www.upcch.org

H ow t o S u b m i t A r t i c l e s fo r T h e Bu l l e t i n’s Announcemen ts O r f o r The Chimes Please submit articles for the monthly newsletter (The Chimes) or announcements for the worship bulletin (Weekly Announcements) to our Publications Coordinator, Jennifer Potts. Email her at potts@upcch.org or call (919) 929-2102, extension 113.

The Ch ime s i s a m o n t h l y p u b l i c a t i o n o f U n i v e r s i t y P r e s by t e r i an Ch u r c h The Chimes is published monthly. Deadline for submission of articles is the 15th of each month for the following month’s edition (with a few exceptions to accommodate holiday schedules). Please include your name, phone number and email address. The newsletter is posted on the church’s Website (www.upcch.org). Send article submissions and inquiries to Newsletter Editor, University Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 509, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-0509, or email potts@upcch.org. The church office may be reached by telephone at (919) 929-2102, by fax at (919) 929-7669 or by email at upcch@upcch.org. Visit the UPC Website (www.upcch.org) or the UPC Facebook page (www.facebook.com/upcch) for more information. ** Deadline for the January issue is noon on Saturday, December 15, 2012. University Presbyterian Church Staff: Robert E. Dunham, Pastor; Anna Pinckney Straight, Associate Pastor; John Rogers, Assoc. Pastor for Campus Ministry; Heather Ferguson, Staff Associate for Education; Kim McNeill, Staff Assoc. for Youth and Congregational Life; Thomas Brown, Minister of Music; Beth Auman Visser, Youth and Children's Choir Dir.; Mitzi Lesher Thomas, Associate in Ministry; Phyllis Koehnline, Associate in Ministry; Ellen Parker, Dir., UPPS; Jeanette Schmidt, Office Manager; Cristen Mugford, Financial Administrator; Karen Fisher, Director of Membership; Jennifer Potts, Publications Coordinator; Dennis Dallke, Property Mgr.; Rob Kurtz, Sexton.

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A F e s tiva l of Chr is tm as : L es s o ns and Car ols S u n d a y, D e c e m b e r 1 6 , 8 : 3 0 a n d 1 1 : 0 0 a . m . This favorite celebration of the season traces the story of the birth of our Lord through Lessons from the Old and New Testaments and with favorite music of the season sung by all the choirs of University Church. The stories of the fall from grace in the Garden of Eden, visions of Old Testament prophets, the announcement of the Incarnation by the Angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary, and the birth of Jesus will be interspersed with Christmas hymns and carols, including music by Lynn Shaw Bailey, Philip Ledger, Ken Berg, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Jonathan Willcocks, Mark Hayes and Daniel Pinkham. Soloists Ethan Merklein and Nicholas Osborne will sing the first verse of Once in Royal David’s City, and instrumentalists will include Rose Peifer, flute, Lily McCormick, oboe, and Paul Neebe, trumpet. We join churches around the world in offering this beloved service of scripture and music to celebrate Christ’s birth.

C h r i s t m a s Co n g r e g a t i o n a l B r u n c h : De c e m b e r 1 6 Please plan to attend this event as we celebrate Advent. The Congregational Life Committee will host a potluck fellowship brunch at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Beverages will be provided, and we ask that each member of the congregation bring a breakfast dish to share (quiche, muffins, fruit, etc.). This brunch replaces the Second Sunday lunch for the month of December. Feel free to leave your serving spoons at home. There are plenty to use at UPC. If you choose to bring your own, please clearly mark them with your name and be sure to pick up all of your dishes after the brunch.

S p r i n g 2 0 1 3 M i s s i o n Tr i p t o Haiti: March 29–April 6 For the past three years, our Haiti mission teams have joined the Haitian people in the celebration of Easter. There is no better place to witness the Resurrection than among people whose spirituality and resilience carry them up through natural disasters and extreme poverty. During this trip, we will witness the amazing work of our friends and partners in Port-au-Prince, Ldogane, Fondwa and Jacmel and marvel at their many wonderful accomplishments under dire circumstances. Please join us as we visit and support UPC’s special friends and partners. For more information, please contact John Rogers (jrogers@upcch.org, 919-929-2102), Kay Leaman (leaman@aol.com, 919-929-5913) or Lisa Lord (lisalord@mindspring.com, 919-490-8635). Thank you!

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We C e l e b r a t e O u r N ew M e m b e r In November, University Presbyterian Church welcomed the following new member into the life of the church. The neighborhood assignment is designated within brackets. Chelsea McElwee – Chelsey comes to UPC by transfer of her membership from Clemmons Presbyterian Church. Born and raised in Clemmons (and at Clemmons Presbyterian Church), Chelsey is a 2011 graduate of Elon University. She moved to Chapel Hill after graduation to accept a teaching position with the Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools and currently teaches Fourth Grade at McDougle Elementary School. Chelsey is an active participant in Presbyterian Women and the Young Adult Group, and in her free time, she enjoys running.

P r e s by t e r i an Yo u t h Co n n e c t i o n i n De c e m b e r All 6th-12th graders are encouraged to be a part of the Presbyterian Youth Connection Family. We meet each Sunday from 6-8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. We start with dinner in the Fellowship Hall ($5) and then move to other rooms of the church for our program. Email Kim McNeill, Staff Associate for Youth and Congregational Life, (kim@upcch.org) for more information or with any questions. We invite youth and parents to follow our Twitter page @UPCPYC. Go to https://twitter.com/upcpyc

P YC D e c e m b e r C a l e n d a r PYC is held on Sundays from 6-8 p.m. and begins in the Fellowship Hall unless otherwise noted. Sunday, December 2: Meet the Methodists! We're going to join University United Methodist for a rousing game of Bible Trivia in the Fellowship Hall. Bring all your best Bible knowledge and enjoy a night of fun with new friends! Sunday, December 9: Advent Spirituality Centers. We'll take some time to slow down and connect to the real meaning of the Advent and Christmas seasons through creative and meaningful stations around the church. Sunday, December 16: Christmas Gala! Wear the craziest Christmas clothing you can find! Reindeer antlers with lights? Yes! Grandma's sweater with tinsel? You bet! Red and green fluorescent wigs? Bring it! We'll gather at 5 p.m. (no choir tonight) and enjoy dinner together while Charlie Brown reminds us of the real meaning of Christmas. Then, we'll head down Franklin St. to the Varsity Theater to enjoy a longer Christmas movie. Pick up will be back at the Youth Center at 8 p.m. Sunday, Thursday, December 20: Caroling with Youth Choir. PYC will join voices with the UPC Youth Choir for caroling and dinner. Look for details about where to meet in Kim's weekly email. Sundays, December 23 and 30: No PYC. Looking ahead—Sunday, January 6: PYC parent meeting, 5-6 p.m. PYC Spring Kickoff, 6-8 p.m.

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C O M E C E L E B R AT E W I T H U S ON CHRISTMAS EVE

Worship Services on Monday, December 24, Christmas Eve

4:00 p.m.

This service is designed especially for families with children of all ages. See the description on page 6. The Junior and Children’s Choirs will lead the music.

7:00 p.m.

Candlelight Service. The candlelight service at 7:00 p.m. will be more traditional. The Youth Choir will lead the music for this service.

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Candlelight and Communion. The UPC Chancel Choir will lead the music for the traditional service at which Communion will be served by intinction.

Christmas Eve Offering The Christmas Eve Offering will be received during each service. The monies received from this special offering will be divided between the Pastor's Discretionary Fund and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Fund.

Christmas Joy Offering: Sunday, December 23 Remember that the Christmas Joy Offering of the Presbyterian Church (USA) will be received Sunday, December 23. The offering will bring good news of great joy to the poor in circumstance or spirit. This special offering provides the opportunity for future leaders of the church, from all racial and ethnic backgrounds, to pursue and fulfill their dreams through Presbyterian-related education. The offering also assists families of active and retired church workers meet unexpected needs through the Assistance Program of the Board of Pensions. Page 5


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… U n w r a p p i n g t h e C h r i s t m a s C r è ch e A S p e c i a l Wo r s h i p E x p e r i e n c e fo r C h i l d r e n , Families and All Who Long to See this H o l y N i g h t t h r o u g h N ew E y e s P l e a s e Jo i n u s o n M o n d a y, D e c e m b e r 2 4 a t 4 p. m . i n t h e S a n c t u a r y University Presbyterian Church invites children, youth, parents, grandparents and all others to a special Christmas Eve worship service that will lift our spirit in the lively ringing of bells and take us into the sacred tradition of unwrapping all of the characters in the Christmas Crèche. Emotions stir and memories of Christmases past flood our hearts as we carefully open the favorite box in the pile of Christmas decorations. At the heart of the excitement is the Christ child, born into our hearts anew!

Christmas Caroling C h i l d r e n’s, J u n i o r an d Yo u t h C h o i r s The Children’s Choir will go Christmas Caroling on Sunday, December 16 at 3:00 p.m. at the DuBose Center at The Cedars. After caroling, the children and their families are invited to Jake Bryan’s home for a Caroling Party! The Junior Choir is going Christmas Caroling on Sunday, December 9. Following their regular rehearsal at the church, the choir will carpool to Reid Barker’s home to enjoy dinner and then caroling in the Lake Hogan Farms neighborhood. The Youth Choir and PYC will go caroling on Thursday, December 20 at Carol Woods Health Center and church members’ homes. Please meet at 5:00 p.m. at Lewis Peel’s home. Afterward, the choir and PYC are invited back to Lewis’s for dinner. We look forward to a wonderful time!

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Contact Beth Auman Visser at visser@upcch.org for more information.


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N ew s f r o m New Ho p e C am p an d C o n f e r e n c e C e n t e r It’s that time of year again. The air is crisp, and the leaves on the trees are changing into their beautiful coats of color. These changes must mean we’ve just had our 9th Annual BBQ and Barn Dance. It was a wonderful evening of family fun. The food was great, as was the music and dance. If you missed it this year, make sure you watch for it in October 2013. Things usually slow down here a little in the fall, but so far, it’s shaping up to be a busy one. If you are looking for a relaxed place to have your Holiday gathering, take a look at New Hope Camp and Conference Center. Have you ever wanted to be a puppeteer? If so, we have an opportunity for you! We have put together a puppet nativity performance. We need puppeteers to participate in this ministry. Experience is not required. Call Bruce at the camp office at (919) 942-4716 if you think you might be interested.

As you consider possible year-end benevolences along with tax planning, we would ask that you consider a tax-deductible donation to New Hope Camp and Conference Center to help us with the renovation of 60-year old Fleming Hall. Fleming is headquarters for the summer camp program and a favorite host site of many other groups throughout the year. The planned renovations will make it ADA compliant (handicap accessible), will increase the number of restrooms and provide a caterer's kitchen. Your questions and donations may be directed to Richard Stevens, Executive Director. Contact Richard at 919-942-4716 or richard@newhopeccc.org. Donations can be sent directly to New Hope at 4805 Hwy 86, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. Thank you for your consideration and generosity.

P r e s by t e r i an C a m p u s M i n i s t r y PCM offers programming for undergraduate, graduate and professional students and welcomes new participants at any time. Visit www.uncpcm.com or contact John Rogers at jrogers@upcch.org or (919) 929-2102 for more information.

PCM Board members helping with the dinner

PCM Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

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Adult Christian Education Term 3: December 2, 9, 23 (Christmas Brunch—December 16, no regular education hour) The Season of Advent with Frederick Buechner: Frederick The First Paul: Reclaiming the Buechner, Presbyterian minister and acclaimed author, is one Radical Visionary Behind the of the most widely read and beloved Christian theologians of Church’s Conservative Icon: In this our time. Buechner’s work has often been praised for its ability class, we will continue reading, studyto inspire readers to see the grace in their daily lives. Using ing and discussing Paul’s life using three chapters from his book Secrets in the Dark: A Life in SerM.J. Borg and J.D. Crossan’s book mons, this study of Advent themes will be interwoven with The First Paul (2009). Paul is second only to Jesus in importance in the birth of Christianity and the scripture and sacred music. author of many books of the New Testament. Paul continues The sermons to be discussed will be: to be a controversial figure in the church. Borg and Crossan - December 2: “The Birth” “use the best of biblical and historical scholarship to explain - December 9: “Longing for Home” the reasons for Paul’s mixed reputation…and his inspiration - December 23: “Come and See.” for radical grace…” and argue that there are “Three Pauls” in A number of copies of the book have been ordered and will be the New Testament: The Radical Paul (Pauline letters); The made available to class members at the first class. Those with Conservative Paul (the disputed letters); and The Reactionary Paul (inauthentic letters). Kindles or Nooks may prefer to download their own copy. Unfortunately, because of the recent copyright (2006), we are In truth, Paul was a remarkable disciple of Christ, faithful to unable to make them available free online or print copies. the message of Jesus. Please join us as we learn more of the Facilitators: Jack and Nancy Benjamin

Location: Terrace Room

Apostle Paul. Facilitator: Randy Kabrick

A Thrill of Hope: The Christmas Story in Word and Art: This three-week study presents the familiar story of Christmas as told in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. Each of six scripture passages will be illustrated and interpreted in the stunning artwork of John August Swanson along with commentary by some of America’s premier Biblical scholars, featuring names such as Dr. Thomas G. Long, Dr. Michael Joseph Brown, Dr. Carol A. Newsom, and more. The study is divided into six 7-minute chapters, each one featuring a passage of Scripture, commentary by the scholars, and a Swanson work of art based on that passage. Included are A Visit (Luke 1:26-38), The Nativity (Luke 2:1-7), The Shepherds (Luke 2:8-20), Epiphany (Matthew 2:1-12), Presentation in the Temple (Luke 2:21-40), and Flight into Egypt (Matthew 2:13-15). Two scripture passages will be covered each of three Sundays. Facilitators: Variety of Members

Location: Vance Barron Hall

Location: Garden Room

Feasting on the Word: Feasting on the Word is a resource that incorporates the uniqueness of the award-winning Feasting on the Word commentaries to explore one of the weekly Lectionary passages in ways that engage participants in faithful learning and discussion. The lessons provide comprehensive, accessible biblical background for facilitators from four theological perspectives. Beginning with a solid scriptural and theological base, this class invites leaders and learners deeper into the rhythm of the church year. It utilizes a common Bible passage for all learners, making it easy for families or individuals to learn and live out their faith together. Most often, the passage for study is the same text to be used in Sunday worship and offers even more reflection and conversation. Facilitators: Variety of Members

Location: Education Office

All are welcome to adult education classes at UPC! If you missed a previous term or week, no worries! Participation and enjoyment are not dependent upon previous classes. Watch for more details for each class and a detailed reading list in the Weekly E-News, the Sunday morning bulletin and the UPC website. Visit www.upcch.org and click “Education.” To sign up for E-News, click “Subscribe to E-News” at the bottom of the Website.

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Adult Christian Education Highlights for the Upcoming Term: January 6—February 10 The Faith and Wisdom of Wendell Berry: Wendell Berry is a distinguished author of novels, short fiction, essays and poetry. He is the recipient of many honors, including the 2010 National Humanities Medal. Berry’s experiences as a farmer from rural Kentucky inform his works, which explore themes such as the relationships of mankind with the Earth and with each other. Whether you are already a Berry enthusiast or have not yet discovered his writings, please join us as we discuss his life, his literature and topics that affect us each day.

the disorder being illustrated. A discussion will focus on how we are called to support individuals and families in our congregation and elsewhere who are affected by mental illness. Facilitator: Jay Williams

Location: Vance Barron Hall

Building Faithful Virtues in Children: Many of the teachings of Jesus are aimed at the health and development of relationships, especially the ways in which we treat “the other.” This class will take a look at how we can encourage virtues Facilitators: Variety of Members and Guests Location: Terrace Room such as empathy, conscience, self-control, respect, kindness, tolerance and fairness in our children. Mental Illness, Movies and My Faithful Response: “For Facilitator: Jim Schultz Location: Stephen Ministry Room nothing will be impossible with God.” (Luke 1:37). This adult education class will describe the most common mental disorFeasting on the Word: Class continues. ders and illustrate each with scenes from popular movies. A Location: Education Office guest discussant will share his or her personal experience with Facilitators: Variety of Members

L o c a l O u t r e a c h N ew s : I F C C o m m u n i t y K i t c h e n As a part of Local Outreach, The Inter-faith Food Shelter fund of $1,000 is used to reimburse University Presbyterian Church members for meal preparation expenses. Since the mid 80’s, UPC has provided lunch and dinner at the IFC Community Kitchen on the third Thursdays of each month. The Women’s Circles take turns providing lunch. They bring about a dozen loaves of sandwiches to supplement soup or a hot dish. From 9:45 until 11:15 a.m., volunteers cut up fruits and vegetables for salads. From 11:15 a.m. until 1 p.m., they serve usually about 100 guests.

A small portion of your annual pledge to UPC is used to reimburse main dish purchases. THANK YOU! It would be helpful to have a list of volunteers on-call for working at the Kitchen (10-1 for lunch or 5-7 for dinner) and running errands (picking up sandwiches and delivering them by 10:30 a.m., doing last minute shopping). It has been suggested that we try something to involve more people. For instance, on the Sundays before UPC’s night to cook, aluminum pans with instrucFor ten months a year, a coordinator plans the menus, shops tions to follow a casserole recipe could be handed out with the for the main dish and other items needed to supplement what- understanding that the pan with the casserole in it would be ever is in stock at the Kitchen and recruits members of UPC delivered to the Kitchen by 5 p.m. on the third Thursday. A and friends for the prep and serving crew. From around 4:45 dinner coordinator of the month would be welcome for orgauntil 6:15 p.m., they work together to prepare the main dish, nizing the suggested “multi-pan method” similar to PYPs’ chili cut up fruit and vegetables, slice and heat bread, stir up choco- nights or for the duties listed above. late milk and arrange desserts (day–old cakes, cookies and pies donated by local grocery stores) on platters. From 6:15 until 7 Upcoming dates for Third Thursdays are December 20, Janup.m. about 70 guests are served a good hot meal. ary 17 and February 21. Since 1997, Amy Whitley has coordinated chili dinners twice a year in March and October by calling on PYPs (Parents of Young Presbyterians) members. Donations of chili and salad fixings, fruit, dessert (homemade is a special treat!) and milk are dropped off all day long. The prep/serve crew combines all the different containers of chili into one BIG pot to heat while they prepare rice, assemble salads and put out the desserts.

To help at lunchtime, call Jean Phillips at (919) 929-04688 or email jdnp@mindspring.com. For dinner, call Jane Darter (919) 929-8820 or email jane_darter@unc.edu. Jane Darter, IFC Meal Coordinator

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D e e p a n d W i d e : A We e k l y S e r v i c e o f Re n ew a l Tu e s d a y E ve n i n g s, 6 : 3 0 - 7 : 1 5 p . m . Deep and Wide is a weekly gathering held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-7:15 p.m. in the Sanctuary and other sacred spaces in the church. The services include centering prayer, lectio divina, music, silence and monthly communion. There will also be time for sharing concerns and joys and renewing the deep and wide presence of God in our midst. This service is a wonderful time to reconnect with the holy and simply be in the presence of God with few distractions and to be open to the Holy Spirit and the stirring of the soul. For more information, please contact the Staff Associate for Education, Heather Ferguson, at ferguson@upcch.org.

C h o i r N ew s : 2 0 1 3 D i n n e r T h e a t e r P r o d u c t i o n Miss Persia, The Story of Esther Presented by

UPC Youth Choir and Congregational Life Committee

First FULL Cast Rehearsal Saturday, January 5 from 3-6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall

Miss Persia is a delightful, toetapping new musical comedy, a cross between Aladdin and My Fair Lady. It's a Disneyesque telling of the classic Book of Esther about one of the greatest heroines in history. In this comedy set in ancient Persia, women and Jews were looked down upon, but a Jewish beauty queen made a difference. We look forward to putting on a great show!

Performance Dates: February 7, 8, 9, 2013 To stay up-to-date with everything happening with the UPC choirs, as well as viewing program updates and information about special services and events happening at UPC, check out our Facebook page! Visit www.facebook.com/upcch and click “Like” to join. Stay “in the know!”

B u s S e r v i ce fo r C a r o l i n a M e a d ow s Re s i d e n t s There is now bus service for Carolina Meadows residents to attend the 11:00 worship service. The bus leaves from the main entrance of Carolina Meadows at 10:15 a.m. The bus will use Robertson Ln., and we ask that all people parking on the Robertson side pull their vehicle in so that their vehicle rear does not block the lane. Thank you to University United Methodist Church for offering this ministry to UPC free of charge.

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Announcements from UPPS UPPS Working Hard with our Play Our 86 children who attend UPPS during the week are closing up a fun Fall semester. In just a short amount of time, our students have learned new routines and created oodles of artwork. They’ve also been busy learning all of the important things that a preschooler needs to know, like figuring out new friendships, putting on their coats and making new connections with books, toys and the world around them. We’re very proud of all the children at UPPS!

Change in UPPS Registration Dates We’d like to remind you that priority registration for UPC members begins Sunday, January 6 and runs through Sunday, January 20. This year, we will also be accepting applications for our Two-Year-Old class during this period, so please be sure to get your application submitted before January 20! Our annual Open House will be on January 16, but if you would like more information at any time, please contact the UPPS Director Ellen Parker at (919) 929-8658 or preschool@upcch.org. Thank you.

T h e U n i v e r s i t y P r e s by t e r i a n C h u r c h M e m b e r s h i p D i r e c t o r y O n th e U P C We b s ite a n d Pa s swo r d - p r o te c te d A directory listing and a photographic directory of UPC members are posted on the UPC Website. They are accessible only to registered users with a password and a login (see directions below on how to register). The posted directory will be updated several times a year.

How to Re g i ste r fo r O n li ne D ir e cto ry Ac ce s s Go to the church Website at www.upcch.org - In the upper right corner, click the “Login” icon. - On the right of the page, you will see “Not registered? Click here.” Click on “here.” - Fill in your name in the “Real Name” box. We will use this name to verify that indeed you are a UPC member and eligible to access the directory. - Choose a Login name that you can easily remember; that will be your unique Login for this site. No spaces or special characters allowed. - Enter your email address. This is required so that your login can be activated. An email address may be used only once. If your household shares one email address, everyone in the household will need to use the same login and password. - Choose a password that only you will know. Make a note of the password you choose because it cannot be retrieved by the church staff. - Re-type the password in the “Verify Password” box. - We do not plan to use the Website’s email feature at this time, so leave the “no” button checked. - Read the Disclaimer and check the box beside “I agree to the above.” - Decipher the security code and type it in the box. If the code is not clear enough, click it to change to another. - When finished, click on the “Complete” button. After submitting the registration request, you will receive an email at the address you provided stating that your account is inactive and must be approved by an administrator before you can log in. A member of the church staff will verify each registration, so if you register at night or on the weekend, you may not get approval until a staff member reviews your request. Once the request is approved, you will receive an activation email letting you know that you may now log in using the Login name and Password you submitted. After logging in, the “Become a Member” tab at the lower right of the homepage will become “Members’ Corner.” Click on that tab to access the directory. If you have questions about registering for online directory access or the UPC Membership Directory, please contact Jeanette Schmidt at jeanette@upcch.org, or call the church office at (919) 929-2102. Page 11


We w e l c o m e a l l f a c u l t y, s t u d e n t s , n e w c o m e rs and v i s i t o rs . University Presbyterian Church is affiliated with The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and is a Stephen Ministry Congregation. On Sunday mornings, worship services are held at 8:30 and 11:00 and church school for all ages at 9:45 a.m. Children of all ages are welcomed and cherished by this congregation. Childcare for infants through kindergarteners is provided on Sunday mornings by our paid sitters and parent volunteers.

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The sanctuary is wheel-chair accessible. Handicapped parking spaces are available, and a parking assistant will be available to help you out of your car. Assistive hearing devices and large-print bulletins and hymnals are available during worship. Office hours: Monday—Friday 8:30-4:30. Call (919) 929-2102 for more information. Learn more about our programs from the church Website (www.upcch.org) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/upcch).

F r i e n d s o f C h r i s t S ch o o l fo r C h r i s t i a n S p i r i t u a l i t y 2 0 1 3 W i n t e r Te r m E n r o l l m e n t Friends of Christ School for Christian Spirituality is currently enrolling participants for the Winter term. The School finished its inaugural Fall term in November with 58 participants taking Class 1: The Christian Journey as Transformation. Class 1, a prerequisite to the other three classes, will be offered on Tuesdays, 7—9 p.m. at Amity United Methodist Church (UMC) and Wednesdays, 1—3 p.m. at St. Thomas More Catholic Church beginning on January 8 and 9. Orientation sessions for those interested in finding out more about the school will be held on Thursday, January 3, 7:30—8:30 p.m., and Saturday, January 5, 10—11 a.m., both at Amity UMC in Chapel Hill. More information and registration forms may be found on the school’s website, www.friendsofChristschool.com. The School is an ecumenical school for spiritual seekers who desire to explore a deeper relationship with God and to discover the common spiritual path of transformation rooted in the Christian faith and traditions. The purpose of the School is to contribute to the spiritual formation of participants and to supplement what is already offered within our own faith communities. As Laura Dunham, coordinator of the School, expresses in her book, Path of the Purified Heart, “Despite the myriad of forms, creeds, doctrines, and belief systems that constitute modern Christianity, the spiritual pathway of transformation still lies at the heart of our common faith.” The School offers the opportunity to walk the common Christian path, a “path of the heart,” within an open, inviting community. We explore the riches of the Christian spiritual traditions and experience in-depth its core spiritual practices of worship, reflection on Scripture and prayer. Four eight-week core classes form the foundational curriculum for the School: The Christian Journey as Transformation, Spiritual Wisdom and Guidance, Practices for the Journey, and Discernment and Rule of Life. Registration will be capped at 25 per class. Participants may register online, through our brochure or by contacting info@friendsofChristschool.com. The cost for each class is only $25, and this includes books and materials. Come walk the path with us!


Chimes December2012