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The Chimes Vol. XLV No. 12

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December 2013

Dear Friends, As we enter fully into Advent this year, I write to share the sad news of the impending departure of two of our valued administrative staff members.

DECEMBER Lessons and Carols Service

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Christmas Congregational Brunch

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Christmas Joy Offering

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Welcome, New Members!

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New Hymnals Are Coming

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Celebrate Christmas Eve: Services and Offering

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“Over 50” Group Christmas Gathering

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Decorating the Jesse Tree: 4 p.m. Christmas Eve Service

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Christmas Caroling: UPC Choirs

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Presbyterian Youth Connection

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Choir News

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Communion Preparers Needed

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Adult Education: Term 3

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Christian Education Update

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Presbyterian Campus Ministry

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A Letter from Karen to UPC

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UPPS: Registration Date Change

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PCM: Lilly Endowment Grant

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Session Digest

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Gifts of Beauty and Bounty Order Form

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2014 Spring Women’s Retreat

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As noted elsewhere in this issue of The Chimes, Karen Fisher will conclude her work as Director of Membership with us at the end of December. Following a recent decision by the Personnel Committee to upgrade her position to full-time to provide additional administrative support, Karen decided not to accept the upgraded position. Across the 23 years of her service to University Church, she has worn many hats: first, as administrative assistant, then as office manager; some years back she scaled back to part-time and became Director of Communications, before assuming her current part-time role two years ago. While I certainly support the decision to provide needed office help, I am also saddened to lose Karen’s gracious spirit and professionalism in the office. She has been a friend to many of our volunteers and a welcoming presence to those who have come to the office seeking assistance. Hers was one of the first faces to welcome me when I arrived at University Church in 1991 (her service pre-dated mine by one year), and we have worked very well together across the years. We wish her the very best in the months and years ahead. We were also sad to learn recently that Cristen Mugford will be leaving after fourand-a-half years of service as our financial administrator. Cristen’s husband, Josh, has accepted an employment opportunity in Boston, and much as we would have preferred that he commute so that Cristen could stay with us, we send them off with our deep gratitude and our fond best wishes. Cristen brought a level of expertise, along with a ready willingness to be of service, to her work in the finance office. I know I speak for the entire staff in saying we will miss her (and her boys) around the office. Advent is a season of waiting and expectation, but we will be moving quickly to find new persons to assume Karen’s and Cristen’s responsibilities. I am confident we will find good people to do so, but for now we are simply sad to see them go. We wish them Godspeed for the journey before them. I hope you will take a moment in the coming weeks to express your gratitude to them for their service to the church. And we ask for your patience and understanding as we make the transitions in the next few months. I hope for you all a rich and meaningful Advent season and joy and gladness later this month when the season of Christmas comes upon us. Grace and peace,

Robert E. Dunham, Pastor Breaking News: PCM Awarded Lilly Endowment Grant! See page 10 for details.

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 to S u b m i t A r tic le s fo r T h e S u n d a y B u lle ti n’s Announcements O r fo r th e M o n th ly New s le t te r, Th e 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.

Th e Ch imes i s a 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 C h 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) and on www.issuu.com/upcch. 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 edition of The Chimes is noon on Sunday, December 15, 2013. University Presbyterian Church Staff: Robert E. Dunham, Pastor; Anna Pinckney Straight, Associate Pastor; John Rogers, Associate Pastor for Campus Ministry; Kim McNeill, Staff Associate for Youth and Congregational Life; Thomas Brown, Minister of Music; Beth Auman Visser, Youth and Children’s Choir Director; Ellen Parker, Director, UPPS; Jeanette Schmidt, Office Manager; Karen Fisher, Director of Membership; Jennifer Potts, Publications Coordinator; Cristen Mugford, Financial Administrator; Dennis Dallke, Property Manager; Rob Kurtz, Sexton.

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A F e s tiva l of Chr istm as L essons a nd Ca ro ls S u n d a y, D e c e m b e r 2 2 , 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 Tom Colvin, Jeff Reeves, Sheldon Curry, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gerald Near, Benjamin Britten and Healy Willan. Instrumentalists will include Lindsay Guamán, flute and recorder, Lily McCormick, Oboe, Eleanor Costley, cello, Peter Gollmar, guitar, Bobby, Dorothy and Grace Gollmar, Mia Morrell, Jim Baxley and Deirdre Curran, percussion, Paul Neebe, trumpet, and Jacquelyn Bartlett, harp. We join churches around the world in offering this beloved service of scripture and music to celebrate Christ’s birth.

Christmas Congregational Brunch S u n d ay, D e c e m b e r 2 2 Mark your calendar for UPC’s annual Christmas Congregational Brunch! This year, the brunch will be held on Sunday, December 22, at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The Congregational Life Committee and Deacons will host this potluck fellowship brunch. Beverages will be provided, and we ask that each member of the congregation bring a breakfast dish to share (quiche, muffins, fruit, etc.). Please remember to label your dishes and serving spoons with your name if you’d like to have them back. Be sure to pick up anything you brought with you following the brunch. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Christmas with your church family. Please note the Christmas Congregational Brunch will take the place of our Second Sunday Lunch in December and is held on the same morning as our Service of Lessons and Carols (see above).

C h r i s t m a s Joy O f f e r i n g S u n d ay, D e c e m b e r 2 2 Remember that the Christmas Joy Offering of the Presbyterian Church (USA) will be received Sunday, December 22. 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 helps families of active and retired church workers meet unexpected needs through the Assistance Program of the Board of Pensions. Page 3


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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 s In November, University Presbyterian Church joyfully welcomed the following new members into the life of the church. Please join us in welcoming the newest members of our congregation! Jeff and Cooper Biersach (Elizabeth and William) – The Biersach family come to us by transfer of their membership from another church in the community. Jeff is a Wisconsin native and a graduate of Williams College and Cornell University. He teaches English and Economics at Durham Academy. Cooper was born in New Bern and describes herself as “a triple Tar Heel,” having received her undergraduate degree, law degree and MBA from UNC. She is the co-founder of the Family Enterprise Center at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, and she also consults with family-owned firms. Elizabeth is a ninth grader at Durham Academy; she was part of the 2013 confirmation class and preceded her parents in membership at UPC. She is active in Presbyterian Youth Connection (PYC), and she enjoys dance and field hockey. William is in fourth grade at Durham Academy. Like his dad, he enjoys golf and playing the guitar.

N ew H y m n a l s A r e C o m i n g The Session has approved the acquisition of the new Presbyterian Church (USA) hymnal for use in congregational worship. The recently published Glory to God: The Presbyterian Hymnal will replace the 1990 hymnals currently in use. Glory to God has 853 hymns and responses, compared to the 605 in the current blue hymnal, yet because of thinner pages actually will take up less space in the pew racks. All of the congregation’s most frequently sung hymns are included in the hymnal, plus newer hymns and a wider representation of global faith songs and responses. Like all new hymnals, this one has certain assets and liabilities. On balance, the taskforce that studied the new hymnals for the Session believes the hymnal will serve the congregation well over the next years, as our current hymnal has done during better than two decades of service. The weekly hymnody and the music program of University Presbyterian Church will not be changing as a result of having a new hymnal. In those areas where the new hymnal may have deficits, we will supplement (as we do today) to maintain the quality of our worship. The Session ordered the new hymnals now to take advantage of a cost savings available in the first months of publication. Hymnals cost $17.50 each now, but will rise to $20 in 2014.

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If you would like to give a hymnal (or multiple hymnals) in memory or in honor of loved ones, you may do so for $17.50 each. To order, please fill out and submit the online order form at http://www.goo.gl/fqoOVI. Paper forms are available in the church office, or you can print your own by visiting the “Worship” page of the UPC Website (http://www.upcch.org/info/worship.html) and clicking “Glory to God Presbyterian Hymnal” from the left-hand side of the screen. Instructions for payment are included on the form.


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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 Tuesday, 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.

11:00 p.m.

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.

“ O ve r 5 0 ” G r o u p Ch r is t m a s G a th e r in g You are invited to a Christmas Gathering on Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Music in the Sanctuary will begin at 11:30 a.m. by Tom Brown, UPC’s Minister of Music. Please come and share this time with the “over 50” group. The gathering is sponsored by the UPC Board of Deacons. Please RSVP to Catherine DeMaere at demaere@mindspring.com or (919) 9424553, or you may call the church office at (919) 929-2102.

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D e c o r a t i n g t h e J e s s e Tr e e w i t h t h e S t o r i e s o f G o d ’s Pe o p l e A S p e c i a l C h r i s t m a s E v e Wo r s h i p S e r v i c e , Tu e s d a y, D e c e m b e r 2 4 , a t 4 p.m. in the Sanctuary 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. This is a very special worship experience created especially for children and their families, moving from creation through the birth of Christ.

All are welcome!

Christmas Caroling C h i l d r e n’s, Ju 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 22, at 3:00 p.m. at the DuBose Center at The Cedars. What a lovely gift to the residents. After caroling, the Children’s Choir and their families are invited back to Abigail Bozymski’s home for a Caroling Party. The Junior Choir will go Christmas Caroling on Sunday, December 15. Following their regular rehearsal at the church, the choir will carpool to Josh Singleton’s home to enjoy dinner and then caroling in the Southbridge neighborhood. Don’t miss the fun! The Youth Choir and PYC will go caroling on Sunday, December 22, at Carol Woods Health Center and church members’ homes. Please meet at 5:00 p.m. at Weston and Reid Barker’s home. Afterward, the choir and PYC are invited back to the Barker’s for dinner and a white elephant gift exchange. We look forward to a wonderful time! Page 6


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P r e s by t e r i a n Yo u t h C o n n e c t i o n ( P YC ) Advent is a wonderful time to celebrate with your PYC family. All 6th-12th graders are encouraged to join us for these events in December. PYC meets from 6-8 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall (drop-off at 6 p.m.) and Youth Center (pick-up at 8 p.m. in the parking lot). For more information contact Kim McNeill, Staff Associate for Youth and Congregational Life, at kim@upcch.org. We invite youth and parents to follow our Twitter page @UPCPYC. Go to https://twitter.com/upcpyc.

December Calendar Sunday, December 1 - No PYC. Continue enjoying Thanksgiving weekend as you transition into Advent and celebrate Sabbath with your family. Sunday, December 8 - Advent Contemplation: We’ll enjoy a night of crafts and prayer stations to get us in the Advent Spirit. Meet from 6-8 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Sunday, December 15 - Christmas Gala! Wear your most outrageous Christmas attire and meet in the Fellowship Hall at 6 p.m. We’ll eat a quick dinner and walk down to the Varsity for a movie night created just for PYC. Pick-up will be at 8:15 p.m. in the church parking lot. Sunday, December 22 - PYC and Youth Choir will join together for a night of Christmas Caroling. Meet at the home of Weston and Reid Barker at 5 p.m. We’ll go caroling and head back to the Barker’s for dinner and a white elephant gift exchange. If you’d like to participate in the gift exchange, please bring a wrapped gift worth no more than $5. Tuesday, December 24 - We’ll see you at UPC’s Christmas Eve services! Sunday, December 29 - No PYC. We’ll start back with a family potluck on January 5 at 6 p.m.

C h o i r N ew s The Technical Team for Narnia will meet on Sunday, December 1, at 6 p.m. We will go over the show, the set’s requirements and assign jobs. Help is needed with lights, sound, set design and building, props, makeup and costumes. Join this fun group of dedicated techies! Adults and youth are welcome. The first full cast Narnia rehearsal is coming up on Saturday, January 4, from 3-6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The tech team will also meet that Saturday afternoon to get organized building the sets for the show. Check your emails for your specific rehearsal calls. Performance dates are February 6, 7 and 8, 2014. Don’t miss it! The Montreat Worship and Music Conference will be held June 15-21, 2014. This year, Montreat is offering a reduced conference fee of $200 for early bird registration. After January 6, registration will be $253. Big savings! Please let Beth know if you would like to take advantage of this offer. Countdown to Montreat! For more information about UPC choirs, please contact Beth Auman Visser, Director of Children’s and Youth Choirs, at visser@upcch.org or (919) 929-2102.

Communion Preparers Needed Would you like to be a helper at University Presbyterian Church on a once or twice yearly basis? Please consider joining the group of Communion Preparers. Training and support are provided to all who join. If you’re interested, please contact Laura Piver at lpiver@bellsouth.net or (919) 929-5515. This is a great way to serve the church while getting to know other members! Consider serving today.

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A d u l t Ch r i st i a n E d u c a t i o n Term 3: December 1 - December 15, 2013, 9:45-10:45 a.m. People, Look East: Advent Hymns That Have Guided Our Way: The lessons for this class have been written by well-known song writer Mary Louise Bringle, and each session presents the history and relevance of hymns that are often sung during Advent. The author introduces the study by reminding us that hymns have histories: they were written by particular people, often in response to particular circumstances in the writers’ lives. More than this, hymns teach history. By paying attention to their back stories, we learn of joys and struggles that have occupied our ancestors in the faith from biblical times to our own. So come, learn about these songs and enjoy singing your way through Advent. Facilitators: Granville and Fred Hill Location: Terrace Room Feasting on the Word: Join us for reflections, activities and conversations that will help you encounter each other and God through the rhythm of the Revised Common Lectionary. Each class will focus on the lectionary text of that particular Sunday, and this year, we’ll bring in a variety of additional resources and media to help us to make God’s story our story.

Connections: The Christian Response to Divisiveness and Inequality: As political, economic and social issues these days create chasms between neighbors, God calls us to be bridge builders and peacemakers. Recall the words of the prophet Micah, “What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” During this term, we will continue to use an “umbrella theme” of The Christian Response to Divisiveness and Inequality to engage thought provoking topics that are timely to our lives as Christians. Class Schedule: December 1 – It’s A Wonderful Life December 8 – Miracle on 34th Street December 15 - A Midnight Clear Facilitators: A Variety of Members and Guests Location: Stephen Ministry Room

Discovering the Bible: This full-year Church School class is a Bible study based on materials published by Kerygma. The class is divided into two sections. The first section is at capacity. It will run through December 15 and focuses on the Old Testament. The second section will run from January 5 Facilitators: A Variety of Members and Guests April 27 and will focus on the New Testament. Location: Education Office There are a few spots available to join the class for the secHoly Grounds: An Informal Gathering for Coffee and ond half of the year. If you are interested in learning more Conversation: This class recognizes that Christian fellowship about this possibility, you may email Anna Pinckney Straight is one of the strongest bonds among people and aims to pro- at apstraight@upcch.org. vide a space for gathering and great “stand alone,” one-on-one Facilitator: Anna Pinckney Straight and small group discussions. Whether you Location: Vance Barron Hall drink coffee or not, come join us for fellowship and spiritual renewal! Facilitator: Alison Kavanaugh Location: Fellowship Hall near the Landing

U p d a t e Co n c e r n i n g C h r i st i a n E d u c a t i o n a t U P C Adult Education: D.G. Martin (dgmart98@gmail.com) and Jim Copeland (jcopeland1@nc.rr.com), starting January 2014 Children’s and Youth Ministry: Day McLaughlin (day.mclaughlin@gmail.com) Children’s Church School: Kristen Stewart (kristenboek@hotmail.com) and May Bryan (maymartinbryan@gmail.com) To the right, we provided a list of contacts for various areas in the life of the church. If you have questions, please don’t hesi- Godly Play: Lou Pons (lou_pons@hotmail.com) and Leslie Moye (leslie.Moye@gmail.com) tate to get in touch with these dedicated people who have Nursery: Amy McEntee (amcentee@nc.rr.com) and Megan agreed to step up their service to the church. Crunkleton (meganwolf@mac.com) Page 8 Confirmation: Kim McNeill (kim@upcch.org) As many of you are aware, Heather Ferguson, UPC’s Staff Associate for Education for over three years, said goodbye last month and accepted a new opportunity, starting December 1. Heather will be missed, but we have a dedicated group of members who will be stepping up to answer any questions that may have previously been directed to her.


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P r e s by t e r i a n C a m p u s M in i s t r y A n n u a l T h a n k sg i v i n g D i n n e r

Presbyterian Campus Ministry (PCM) offers programming for undergraduate, graduate and professional students and welcomes new participants at any time. The programming is supported by the outreach of University Presbyterian Church. For more information visit the Website at www.uncpcm.com or contact John Rogers at jrogers@upcch.org.

D e a r F r i e n d s a t U n ive r s i ty P r e s by te r ia n Ch u r ch : A L e t te r f r o m Ka r e n After much prayer, I will be saying goodbye to my work on the staff at University Presbyterian Church. I have enjoyed the great privilege of working at UPC as a part-time Director of Membership and Director of Communications. Before that I served full-time as Office Manager and Administrative Assistant. While the position of Director of Membership will become full-time in January, I am not able to increase my working hours due to family responsibilities. I will work at UPC through December 20, and will look for part-time work in the new year. For over twenty-three years on the staff, one constant has been change. A generation of babies have grown to adulthood before my eyes, and what a blessing to witness this march of time. I have coordinated weddings and memorial services, shared in your joys and sorrows. I have been inspired by so many who have taught me about service and commitment. I have taken these lessons to heart as I have become more committed to my own faith development and church family. Long before I ever dreamed of working at UPC as a newcomer to Chapel Hill, I came to the UPC Mother’s Enrichment program under the leadership of Marian Johnson. I felt welcomed into a wonderful group of young mothers. That would have been about 30 years ago, so you can see how UPC holds a special place in my heart. Over the years, deep respect, hard work, friendship and laughter have made working with my colleagues a joy. Thank you for the opportunity to serve among you. With a thankful heart and in peace,

Karen Stevens Fisher, Director of Membership

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U P P S Wo r k in g H a r d w i th O u r P la y Our 86 children who attend University Presbyterian Preschool (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!

Change in UPPS Registration Dates A reminder that priority registration for UPC members begins January 5 and runs through January 19. 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 19! Our annual Open House will be on January 15 from 10-11:30 a.m., but if you would like more information at any time, please contact UPPS Director Ellen Parker at preschool@upcch.org or (919) 929-8658.

P CM Aw a r d e d L il ly E n d ow m e n t G r a n t It is with great excitement that I share the news that UNC’s Presbyterian Campus Ministry (PCM) has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Lilly Endowment as a participant in their Theological Exploration of Vocation for Campus Ministries Initiative. This is a five-year grant, starting in 2014, where UNC PCM will be afforded ample opportunity to have greater investment with our students, particularly in the area of helping them discern how and where God is calling them professionally. We know that some of our students will pursue seminary education as they respond to a call to ordained ministry, but this is designed as much for those who will discern other careers and how to do that faithfully as a response to God’s call upon their lives. The title of our Lilly-funded program will be “Guide My Feet.” More information will be coming in the new year. What great news to share with you! A wonderful early Christmas present for our PCM family! ~ John Rogers, Associate Pastor for Campus Ministry

S e s s io n D i ge s t At the November meeting of Session, we: • listened to a devotion by Kelly Moore on the importance of giving thanks in everything, citing several Bible passages including Psalm 136 and 1Thessalonians 5:16-18; • received a report from the Endowment Committee presented by their Chair, James Smith, including their recommenda-

tions for the fall disbursements from the Fund and approved the following proposals: ◊ $5,000 for FRIENDS of Orange County Department of Social Services for clients in crisis (specifically to help clients

affected by June flooding in Chapel Hill); $3,000 for a propane stove for Pastor Enock’s school in Haiti; $1,500 for improvements to UPC’s Sanctuary organ; $1,400 for professional tree service work on UPC grounds; $2,024 for a “hearing loop” for the Sanctuary at Chapel in the Pines; • received a report from the Hymnal Task Force with a recommendation to purchase the new Presbyterian hymnal and then

approved that purchase of the new hymnals; • received a report from Chip Sudderth on the October 26 New Hope Presbytery meeting. Chip remarked on the excellent

new ministers received and on the wonderful diversity within the Presbytery, along with the challenges that can pose; and • exchanged goodbyes with Heather Ferguson as she begins a new opportunity. Heather thanked the Session for their

support and the Session thanked Heather for her energetic and dedicated service to UPC.

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~Mary Ellen Olson, Clerk of Session


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G i f t s of B e au t y an d Bo u n t y Join us this year as we honor and remember the special people in our lives in one of two ways. You may give a poinsettia, which will be used to decorate the chancel during Christmas, or you may make a contribution to the Inter-Faith Council for Social Services, which will be used to provide support to those in our community who are in need. You may choose to do both! The names of those we honor or remember will appear in the Sunday Worship Bulletin, December 22, 2013. If you would like the church to send a postcard notifying the person or family being honored, please check the box and print clearly the address of the honoree beside the name.

Please complete this form and return it by noon on Monday, December 16, 2013. Your name(s): ________________________________________________________________________________________ Daytime telephone number: _______________________________________________________________________ Please order __________ poinsettias at $12.50 each. Please make check payable to University Presbyterian Church, marked “Poinsettias.” Any amount received in excess of the cost of the poinsettias will be used by the Flower Committee occasionally throughout the year to provide arrangements in the sanctuary. Amounts received in excess of the Flower Committee needs will be donated to the Inter-Faith Council for Social Services. In lieu of flowers, I wish to make a contribution to the Inter-Faith Council for Social Services in the amount of $_____________. Please make your check payable to University Presbyterian Church, marked “Inter-Faith Council.”

These gifts are given: (Please print clearly)

In honor of: ___________________________________________________________ ——————————————————————————————————— ——————————————————————————————————— Check here if you wish a postcard sent notifying the honoree of the gift. Please include complete mailing address, including zip code, and print clearly.

In memory of: _________________________________________________________ ——————————————————————————————————— ——————————————————————————————————— Check for $____________ payable to “UPC Poinsettias” enclosed ($12.50 per poinsettia). Check for $____________ payable to “UPC Inter-Faith Council” enclosed. Please return this form to: University Presbyterian Church, Gifts of Beauty and Bounty, P.O. Box 509, Chapel Hill NC 27514-0509. Deadline for orders: Noon on Monday, December 16, 2013. ► This form is available online at www.upcch.org

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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.

University Presbyterian Church 209 East Franklin Street P.O. Box 509 Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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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).

S a ve th e D a t e : 2 0 1 4 S p r in g Wo m e n’s Re t r e a t All UPC women are invited to the 2014 Spring Women’s Retreat, to be held April 11-13, 2014 at Laurel Ridge Camp and Conference Center in Laurel Springs, NC. This year, we have a very special guest helping with the leadership, Rev. Mitzi LesherThomas! Be sure to put this date on your calendar, and watch for more details coming soon! Megan Crunkleton and Sarah Owen will be heading the planning of this years’ retreat.

May blessings and peace be with you and your families this Christmas and holiday season! ~ With love from the staff of University Presbyterian Church


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