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The Chimes Vol. XLX No. 5

Web Edition

May 2014

Dear Friends,

MAY Help Needed for VCS: Crafts Team and Camp Volunteers


Presbyterian Youth Connection: May Calendar and Summer Trips


Welcome, New Members!


News from UPC Choirs


Adult Christian Education: Term 6 and Summer Offering


Presbyterian Women’s Spring Dinner


Presbyterian Campus Ministry: Class of 2014


Meet Our Summer Intern!


Middle School Mania: Mystery Night and DC Service Trip


Session Digest


UPC Administrative and Program Staff Contact Information


Local Outreach News: The Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC

I want to say two words of gratitude this month. First, I offer a deep word of appreciation to all those who made Lent, Holy Week and Easter such a memorable season in the life of University Church. I begin with Tom Brown and the wonderful choir that soared to new heights this year. The Chichester Psalms were, for many in the church, a highlight of the season—such powerful music, Leonard Bernstein at his best. The anthems and voluntaries of Holy Week soared as well. I thank Beth Auman Visser and the children’s and youth choirs, who lent their voices as well. A special word of thanks to Anna Pinckney Straight, John Rogers, Kim McNeill and all those who picked up the slack during my several surgery-related absences. The administrative staff didn’t miss a beat either. Jennifer Potts, Jeanette Schmidt and Kaitlin Dunn produced worship bulletins like a professional publishing house. And, of course, the volunteers who gave so much of their time stuffing bulletins, and ushering, and creating lovely worship flowers—we could not function without them. You know who you are, and we are most grateful. The second word of thanks is a more personal word. I want to thank Marla, my companion in life and faith these last forty-four years, for the countless ways she has worked behind the scenes to make it possible for me to engage in ministry the way I have. Marla spent many years keeping the home fires burning, providing loving care for our family, while engaged in her own other career in education. She will retire this month from Alamance Community College after more than four decades in the teaching profession, and I am deeply proud of the devotion she has shown to that honorable work and to her students. I will not miss (nor will she) the long, late nights and weekends grading papers and quizzes. She never did figure out how to teach writing without having her students write papers; multiple-choice themes just never seemed the way to go. But her students were the beneficiaries of her attentiveness and thoughtfulness, as were her family. Marla’s retirement seems especially well-timed as we await the birth of our first grandchild in September. Without her steadfast support, I could never have devoted the time and energy to the life of the church in the way I have been able to do. In your company, I wanted to say a word of thanks to her. Grace and peace,


Get Involved with Local Outreach at UPC


Book of Remembrance: Submissions from Our Members


News from New Hope Camp and Conference Center


Robert E. Dunham, Pastor

Check out page 5 to learn more about the Junior and Children’s Choirs production of Table for Five...Thousand! The Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes, a musical by Tom Long and Allen Pote. Please join us on Friday, May 2, at 7 p.m. or on Sunday, May 4, at 8:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary. It’s going to be a great show!

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.

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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 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 ( and on Send article submissions and inquiries to Newsletter Editor, University Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 509, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-0509, or email The church office may be reached by telephone at (919) 929-2102, by fax at (919) 929-7669 or by email at Visit the UPC Website ( or the UPC Facebook page ( for more information. ** Deadline for the June edition of The Chimes is noon on Thursday, May 15, 2014. 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; Jennifer Potts, Publications Coordinator; Kaitlin Dunn, Administrative Assistant; Dennis Dallke, Property Manager; Rob Kurtz, Sexton.

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Help Needed for Vacation Church School: The Crafts Team and Camp Volunteers The VCS Crafts Team is collecting flat plastic lids (oatmeal, grits, drink mix canisters, etc.), and any size, shape or color will do. A box is in the main office under the mailboxes for easy drop off, and we will be accepting lids through May 31. Thank you! Registration for Vacation Church School is now closed. However, we are still in need of volunteers to help out during the week. If you’re interested in volunteering, please visit the VCS page on the UPC Website at This page includes a link to register online and a link to print out a paper form. If you have questions, please contact This year, VCS will be held June 23-27, and we will be spending all five days at New Hope Camp and Conference Center. VCS is a morning activity from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. This year’s theme is Breathe it In: God Gives Life.

P r e s by t e r i a n Yo u th Co n n e c t io n ( P YC ) All 6th-12th graders are invited to attend PYC 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). This amazing group of teens meet every week as they help one another strive to be faithful Christians in the world. For more information contact Kim McNeill, Staff Associate for Youth and Congregational Life, at We invite youth and parents to follow our Twitter page @UPCPYC. Go to

M a y C al e n d ar a n d Su m m e r Tr i p s Sunday, May 4 - Pig Pickin at New Hope Camp and Conference Center. Meet at the Back Pavilion (near the pool) at 6 p.m. or as soon as you can get there from Choir practice. We’ll eat, play games and enjoy being outside! Pickup is at the back pavilion at 8 p.m. Bring $5 for dinner. Sunday, May 11 - Last official PYC! Meet from 5 - 7 p.m. at Maple View Farms. (No choir tonight.) Bring $5 for dinner and money for ice cream. Sunday, May 18 - Senior Dinner for Graduating Seniors and their families. Sunday, May 25 - No PYC. Have a great summer! Summer Trips with PYC are all about living in community with one another and growing in relationship with God as we serve others and expand our perspective. Keep our youth and adults in your prayers as they travel together this summer. Sunday, June 15 - Saturday, June 21 - Montreat Worship and Music Conference Sunday, July 13 - Saturday, July 19 - Appalachia Service Project Sunday, July 27 - Saturday, August 2 - Montreat Youth Conference

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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 April, 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! Kelli Hunnicutt (Isabelle and Lydia Potts) – Kelli Hunnicutt and her daughters, Isabelle and Lydia Potts, come to UPC by transfer of their membership from Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church in Asheville, NC. Lydia is a senior at UNCChapel Hill and plans to work for Teach for America in eastern NC after graduation. Isabelle is a sophomore at UNCChapel Hill and is looking forward to figuring out where life is going to take her. Kelli is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and has always wanted to move back, so when the opportunity arose this past year, she took the plunge. When Kelli lived in Atlanta, she was chair of her congregation’s Peacemaking and Justice Committee and served on the Peacemaking committee for Greater Atlanta Presbytery. She is currently beginning her Chapel Hill job search.

Stephen and Genevieve Embree (Guenther) – Stephen and Genevieve Embree come to UPC by transfer of their membership; Genevieve from the First Presbyterian Church of Salt Lake City (where she grew up) and Stephen from Covenant Presbyterian Church in Durham (where they have both been active for the last several years). Genevieve is a member of the UPC Chancel Choir. Stephen and Genevieve moved to Chapel Hill last year when she began the residency program at UNC hospitals in the areas of Internal and Preventative medicine (she is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine). Stephen grew up in Texas and works in RTP in the area of Computer/ Software/Electrical Engineering. They have an eight-week old son, Guenther.

Edward and Leslie May (Reeve, Harrison and Hollis) – Edward and Leslie May and their children, Reeve (4), Harrison (5) and Hollis (8), come to UPC by transfer of their membership from the First Congregational Church of New Canaan, Connecticut. Edward and Leslie are both graduates of UNC-Chapel Hill and moved back to Chapel Hill from Connecticut in 2013. Leslie works as an interior designer ( and Edward works in the area of private equity.

Tracy and Jay Davies (John) – Tracy and Jay Davies come to UPC by reaffirmation of their faith. Natives of Connecticut, they moved to Chapel Hill this past fall from New York City for Jay to begin the Executive MBA program at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. Jay works with Winston Hospitality in Raleigh, and Tracy works for UBS Financial Services. They have a son, John, who just turned one-year-old. John will be baptized at University Presbyterian Church on May 4 at the 11:00 worship service.

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N ew s f r o m U P C C h o i r s The Junior and Children’s Choirs cordially invite you to Table for Five….Thousand a musical by Tom Long and Allen Pote Friday, May 2, at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at 8:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary The musical is about Jesus proclaiming the gospel, a child’s generosity and the miracle of the loaves and fishes. “I am the Bread of Life. Those who come to me will never go hungry.” ~ John 6:35

Time to graduate another great class of seniors at UPC!

Senior Sunday: May 18 The Youth Choir will lead the music at 11 a.m. worship, singing two anthems: The Chariot Spiritual arranged by Donald Moore that will feature the Youth Choir tenors and basses and at the Offertory, You Are Not Alone, by Mark Hayes.

Congratulations Class of 2014! Montreat Worship and Music Family Meeting: 4-5 p.m. on Sunday, May 4, in the Fellowship Hall. Bring completed forms and a check for $185 made payable to “UPC.” Countdown to MONTREAT: June 15 - 21, 2014! For more information about UPC choirs, please contact Beth Auman Visser, Director of Children’s and Youth Choirs, at or (919) 929-2102.

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A d u l t Ch r is t i a n E d u c a tio n 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 announcements and the UPC Website. Please visit and click “Education.” To sign up for E-News, click “Subscribe to E-News” at the bottom of the Website. You can also find information about upcoming education opportunities on the UPC Facebook page. Visit and click “Like” to join. Stay connected!

Term 6: Through May 18, 2014, 9:45-10:45 a.m. 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. Facilitators: A Variety of Members and Guests Location: Terrace Room

Holy Grounds: An Informal Gathering for Coffee and Conversation: This class recognizes that Christian fellowship is one of the strongest bonds among people and aims to provide a space for gathering and great “stand alone,” one-on-one and small group discussions. Whether you drink coffee or not, come join us for fellowship and spiritual renewal! Facilitator: UPC Member Location: Fellowship Hall near the Landing

Stations of the Heart: Parting with a Son; a memoir by Richard Lischer; a professor of divinity at Duke University: Feasting on the Word: Join us for reflections, activities and This is the story of one last summer and the young man, Adconversations that will help you encounter each other and God am, who lived it as honestly and faithfully as possible. We meet through the rhythm of the Revised Common Lectionary. Each class Adam in many phases of his growing up, but always through will focus on the lectionary text of that particular Sunday, and the narrow lens of his undying hope, when in the final season this year, we’re bringing in a variety of additional resources and of his life, he becomes his family’s spiritual leader. This poignmedia to help us to make God’s story our story. ant love story of a father for his son is at once funny, heartbreaking and hopeful. Facilitators: A Variety of Members and Guests Adam’s life and death surely changed his Location: Education Office parents and his family. I hope it will Discovering the Bible: Class at capacity. This full-year Church change yours, as well. Please join us to discuss this book. Copies are available in School class is a Bible study based on materials published by the Kindle version on Amazon at $10.97 Kerygma. The class is divided into two sections. The first section concluded on December 15. The second section will run and a limited number of hardcopies are in the church office for $10. through April 27 and will focus on the New Testament. Facilitator: Jim Schultz Facilitator: Anna Pinckney Straight Location: Garden Room Location: Vance Barron Hall

A d u l t E d u ca t io n S u m m e r O f f e r in g Ta k e a Tr i p t o t h e H o l y L a n d W i t h o u t L e a v i n g H o m e This summer, the Adult Education Committee will offer a four-part series of videos on Holy Land sites. We invite you to join us. Details coming soon!

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P r e s by t e r i a n Wo m e n’s S p r in g D in n e r The Presbyterian Women’s Spring Dinner will be held Tuesday, May 13, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Please join us for an evening of great fellowship, food and surprises! You won’t want to miss our special guest, Mitzi Lesher-Thomas, who will be our speaker for the evening. Please RSVP by Thursday, May 8, to If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Shaw at or (919) 9291587. We are going to have a lovely, seated dinner and dessert catered by Diane Dodge of Home On The Range Catering Service. The cost for the dinner is $12. You may pay at the door or send a check to the church office made payable to “UPC.” Please write “Women’s Dinner” in the memo line. We look forward to seeing many of you there! It’s sure to be a fun evening! Thank you.

P r e s by t e r i a n C a m p u s M in i s t r y The class of 2014 will graduate from Carolina on May 11. It is with excitement for them and their futures, but sadness on our part to see them go, that we wish them well as they begin the next phase of life. Many in this class will be heading off the week after graduation to Peru to walk the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. It will be a great way for them to put a stamp on their time together at PCM. I am sad to not be able to do this trip with them, but in many ways, being able to do this trip on their own speaks to the leadership and qualifications of this particular class of PCM students. These students enjoy their time together, and they possess a leadership quality that makes me confident that the experience they have will be a rewarding one as they share in that leadership together. These students will do many things after graduation—one will be in Chicago with Teach for America, another in Chicago taking on a new job in health care consulting, one to Nashville to volunteer with the PC (USA)’s Young Adult Volunteer program, some on to more education to learn how to be a better teacher, one to a year in service in Central America followed by medical school, another to Ohio, and two to seminary (plus our intern). And as they move on, it is with our blessing and prayers that wherever they may go, God will grant them a new community to help them grow in their Christian identity and faith. We are grateful to have invested in these students and could not think of our PCM family without them. Godspeed, Class of 2014! ~ John Rogers, Associate Pastor for Campus Ministry 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 or contact John Rogers at

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M e e t O u r S u m m e r In t e r n ! Anna Richardson is a rising sophomore at UNC from Greensboro, North Carolina. Anna loves the creative arts, especially dancing and singing, and is a Biology major and Chemistry minor. She is very much invested in our Presbyterian Campus Ministry program here at UPC. Anna grew up at Alamance Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, where she was heavily involved in her youth group and participated in service trips to DC and youth conferences at Montreat, as well as other sites around the country. Of these trips, Anna said, “I truly believe that the experiences I had in these places worked to expand my understanding of the Christian faith.” We agree Anna! And we are so glad to have her on board for our many youth trips this summer. Be sure to meet Anna in worship on June 8.

M id d le S ch o o l M a n i a Our Presbyterian Youth Connection middle schoolers had two opportunities for fun and service last month. We started with a Middle School Mystery Night. Our trusting Middle Schoolers loaded up and headed out not knowing where the night (or their youth advisors) were taking them. We ate pizza, saw the new Muppets movie and ended the night with a frozen yogurt party where we met UNC’s JP Tokoto! Next, our Middle Schoolers hopped on the van for the DC Service Trip. This group worked in soup kitchens and shelters, helping to provide food and friendship to those facing homelessness in the DC area. As the youth met and talked with those who are homeless, they learned how easy it is for folks to become homeless and just how difficult it is to get back into stable housing. Their stereotypes of the homeless were quickly dismantled as they learned personal stories from those we served. Our eyes were opened by the generosity of those in need and each youth came home with new ideas of how to serve those struggling with homelessness and hunger in our own community. When they weren’t serving, our youth had a little fun taking in the sights of Washington DC.

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S e s s io n D i ge s t At our April meeting, the Session: • listened to a devotion by Scott Buck on all kinds of signs, including signs from God in the New Testament, posing the

question of whether we would recognize these signs today and concluding we should be mindful of these signs; • approved the baptism of Elizabeth Anne Greene, the daughter of Coleman and Courtney Greene, on April 13, 2014,

and the baptism of John Hywel Davies, IV, the son of Jay and Tracy Davies on May 4, 2014; • approved the wedding of Robert Hutchins and Heather Kileff on April 19, 2014 and the wedding of Julia Taurus and

Bryan Krehnbrink on April 26, 2014; • approved a recommendation from the UPPS Committee to hire Lib Ferguson as a preschool teacher to fill the vacancy

that will be created when Joy Gattis retires this spring; • approved the 2014 UPPS budget; • discussed the line item budget from the Outreach Committee—where cuts had been made and how that funding would

be added back if adequate funds become available. The Outreach budget was approved; • learned the recently elected Associate Pastor Search Committee has been meeting under the leadership of Chairman

Laura Baxley to begin the search process; • was updated on the Building Committee activities—meeting with the site manager from CT Wilson to decide how to

stage the renovations within the church that will begin soon; and • approved a change in the Endowment Articles to allow committee members to serve for three (three-year) terms as

needed for continuity. ~Mary Ellen Olson, Clerk of Session

C o n t a c t I n fo r m a t i o n fo r t h e S t a f f a t 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 Administrative Staff:

Program Staff:

Jeanette Schmidt, Office Manager; Ext; 129

Robert E. Dunham, Pastor; Ext. 111

Jennifer Potts, Publications Coordinator; Ext. 113

Anna Pinckney Straight, Associate Pastor; Ext. 112

Kaitlin Dunn, Administrative Assistant; Ext. 110

John Rogers, Associate Pastor for Campus Ministry; Ext. 119

Dennis Dallke, Property Manager; Ext. 115

Thomas Brown, Minister of Music; Ext. 131

Rob Kurtz, Sexton; Ext. 115

Beth Auman Visser, Youth and Children’s Choir Director; Ext. 118

Ellen Parker, Director of University Presbyterian Preschool; Ext. 124

Kim McNeill, Staff Associate for Youth and Congregational Life; Ext. 114

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L o c a l Ou t r e ac h N ew s : L e ar n M o r e Ab o u t T h e Fo o d B an k o f C e n t r a l a n d E as t e r n N C The Local Outreach Committee at UPC supports the work of the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina in their mission of feeding hungry people and views it as a vital partner in the state’s fight against hunger. We encourage members to give to the various food drives sponsored by the Central and Eastern North Carolina Food Bank. The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina was founded in 1980 as the Community Food Bank, the first food bank in the state. Concern about an increasing problem of homelessness and hunger in Raleigh and its surrounding communities prompted the inspiration to start the organization. Since its founding, the Food Bank has expanded services in an attempt to keep pace with a growing demand for emergency food, distributing more than 236 million pounds of food in the process. In 1984, the Food Bank gained affiliation with Feeding America, formerly America’s Second Harvest. (To learn more about Feeding America, please visit On three separate occasions, the Food Bank has outgrown warehouse space. In 1985, the organization distributed just under 1 million pounds of food to a network of nearly 100 agencies. In 1996, distribution rose to 6.5 million pounds of food to a family of 480 private, emergency feeding programs and sister food banks (1 million pounds of which was disaster relief in the wake of Hurricane Fran).

tion caused by the flooding after Hurricane Floyd was identified as the worst ever in North Carolina’s history. The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina distributed 18.8 million pounds of food in fiscal year 1999-2000. Today, the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina is a nonprofit organization that has provided food for people at risk of hunger in 34 counties in central and eastern North Carolina for more than 30 years. The Food Bank serves a network of more than 800 partner agencies, such as soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters and programs for children and adults through distribution centers in Durham, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, the Sandhills (Southern Pines) and Wilmington. Many people can identify with local community pantries; the Food Bank provides the food and goods that many of these pantries serve. In fiscal year 2012-2013, the Food Bank distributed nearly 52 million pounds of food and non-food essentials through these agencies. Sadly, hunger remains a serious problem in central and eastern North Carolina. In these counties, more than 560,000 struggle each day to provide enough food for their families.

To learn more about the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, please visit, In 1999, Hurricane Floyd hit eastern North Carolina, and with or you may continue reading below to learn more about the it came the Food Bank’s largest distribution ever. The devasta- Food Bank Kids Meals and More Program.

T h e Fo o d B an k F e e d s H u n g r y C h i l d r e n : K i d s M e al s an d M o r e P r o g r a m The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina provides a number of Child Nutrition programs under the umbrella title of the Kids Meals and More Program. These programs are provided throughout the 34 county service area, with aspirations to reach every county and, ultimately, every needy child. The following is the current programs. Kids Cafe Program

This program began in 1999 with five sites. In 2012-13, Kids Cafe had grown to 26 programs, serving 1,465 kids. Weekend Power Pack The Weekend Power Pack Program meets the nutritional needs of children at risk of hunger during weekends. Through the program, kids are given special backpacks filled with nutritious foods.

Kids Cafe is an after-school program that offers tutoring, nutrition education, mentoring and nutritious meals to children at The program was initiated in 2005 providing packs for 30 chilrisk of hunger. Kids Cafe provides a safe and positive environ- dren from one school. In 2012-13, the program supported 55 sites providing 412,800 meals. ment for children to gather after school.

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L o c a l Ou t r e ac h N ew s : T h e Fo o d B a n k K i d s M e al s an d M o r e P r o g r a m , c o n t . vided access to well in excess of 100,000 Lbs of difficult (and expensive) to source items like individual cereal packs, individKids Summer Meals ensures that children in low-income areas ual, shelf stable milk and 7.5 oz. popcontinue to receive nutritious meals during long school vaca- top canned goods. tions when they do not have access to school lunch or breakfast. The Food Bank sponsors this program in our 34-county The School Pantry Program service territory by providing feeding sites with breakfast and lunch meals at no cost. Sites include community based organi- This year, 2014, the Food bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina has zations at schools, churches and youth centers. In summer 2013, the Food Bank sponsored 90 sites serving over 136,000 started a pilot program of pantries in school settings. Programs have been set meals to more than 4,100 children. up in traditional Elementary, Middle The BackPack Community Bulk Purchasing Program and High Schools together with a yearround elementary to serve needy chilThis program enables community partners who engage in their dren and their families in a trusted enviown weekend “backpack” program to source products at a ronment. It is our hope that the pilot program will provide a reduced cost, through the purchasing power of the Food model of best practice that can be replicated throughout our Bank. Started in 2013, this emerging program has, to date, pro- service area. Kids Summer Meals

G e t I n vo l v e d w i t h L o c a l O u t r e ac h a t U P C UPC has a long tradition of extensive local outreach, including work with the Inter-Faith Council, Habitat for Humanity, the CROP Walk and more. If you would like to become a member of the Local Outreach Committee, adding your voice and vision to the group, contact Pamela Smith at You may also visit the “Outreach” page of the UPC Website ( to learn more about Local and Global Outreach.

Book of Remembr ance: S u b m i s s io n s f r o m O u r M e m b e r s University Presbyterian Church is seeking to preserve the life stories of our loved ones whose ashes are interred in the church’s Anne McClamroch McFall Memorial Garden. To this end, some of the church’s deacons have been working with the memorial garden committee and church staff to compile a Book of Remembrance that will be on permanent display and accessible to visitors of the garden. Our hope is that each person whose name is carved into the garden’s wall will have a page in this book. Items such as a photographs, a brief biography, memorial service bulletin, obituary, anecdote or favorite Bible verse would recognize each person’s unique life. Please let us know if you would like these materials returned after they are scanned/copied. We look forward to hearing from you and will gladly answer any questions that you may have about this project. Information/Materials may be sent to: University Presbyterian Church, Attn: Anna Pinckney Straight P.O. Box 509, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.

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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

Non Profit Org. Permit No. 78 U.S. Postage Paid Chapel Hill, NC

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The Sanctuary is wheelchair 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 ( and Facebook page (

S p r in g N ew s f r o m N ew s f r o m N ew H o p e Ca m p a n d Co n f e r e n ce Ce n te r Thank you for your support of the 9th Annual Auction and Appetizers Fundraiser. Thank you to all the volunteers and staff who worked tirelessly to help create a thoroughly enjoyable and successful evening. See you next year! Camp starts on June 16, 2014. It’s hard to believe it’s this time of year again, especially when the weather has been so cold lately. Spaces are starting to fill up, so we encourage everyone to submit their registration forms as quickly as possible. It’s going to be a fun-filled summer. Janet Borel is planning more weaving and felting activities for the children, and Walt Beckwith will be back again for more interesting woodwork projects. All are welcome to our camp Open House on May 17, 2014 from 1 - 5 p.m. The pool will be open, and you will have a chance to meet our summer staff. Pool passes are available for purchase in the office. To download a pool pass application form, please visit the New Hope Website at Welcome to Jeana Schopfer, our new Program Director. Hiring is nearly complete for summer staff, and Jeana is thrilled to start working with them. Jeana brings her expertise in creating and facilitating afterschool programs, and starting in July 2014, we will be offering afterschool programs. We received a generous donation to buy a camp bus. To register or for more information, email or call the office at (919) 942-4716. Look out for our bus road starting in July. ~ Suzanne Blankfard, Summer Camp Registrar New Hope Camp and Conference Center


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