Dinners Every Wednesday!

Followed by fellowship and programming. Come join us for casual evenings with community.

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Cookie Exchange!


Tis the Season at The Rec

Join us!

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Young Adults on Christmas Eve

If you are headed home to The Rec for the holidays or joining your family for The Love Feast, we would love to have you participate in the service that evening. We miss you and your voices, so please consider joining us! Contact Karen for more information.

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Cookies & Carols

Join us!


PORCH - The Youth are our new neighborhood coordinators!

We collect Sunday, December 11th due to the Holiday!

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Many ways to get involved!

On October 13, 900 handwritten postcards will be mailed to encourage voting

in the midterms.

A three week book group has been formed to discuss a book titled Trust Women.

by Reverend Rebecca Todd Peters. We will meet in the chapel on Oct. 30, Nov. 6, and Nov. 13 after church at 12:30. Expect an interesting and spirited discussion
on reproductive Justice, the author of Trust Women is a professor in the school
of religious Studies, a Social Ethicist, a feminist, and an ordained minister.
Bring a sandwich and join us.

Stay tuned:  Dr. Rebecca Todd Peters will be preaching at The Rec on December
11th. She will join us for lunch and discussion afterward. Mark your calendars.

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Solar Garden

Native plant garden at the Rec:  A garden of native trees, shrubs, and perennials has been planted where the pine trees were cut for the installation of the solar panels.  This garden will provide beauty and a meditative space for humans and food and shelter for birds and animals and underscores our commitment to the environment as an Earth Care congregation.  It will take a couple of years or more to grow into its full beauty so please keep that in mind when you see a somewhat spare space.

Making a donation to the cost of the garden installation is a wonderful way to honor or memorialize loved ones.  A plaque with names of those being honored will be installed in a few months.  Karen has made a card which can be given to those for whom donations have been.  Please consider this as an alternative Christmas gift for those who love gardens and who have no need for material gifts.

You can donate by filling out the donation sheet that is in the narthex or clicking here, contributing or making your payment through the website, or putting a check in the Sunday offering.  Be sure to put “Solar Garden donation” in the memo line.

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Little Library

Book Donations Needed!


Equal Exchange

Order Form Here

Check out our new items (hot chocolate mixes, nutritious Medjool dates from Palestine and the traditional large bottles of Palestinian olive oil, coffees, dark chocolate minis, chocolate bars, new herbal teas like ginger with turmeric, hibiscus, peppermint). Place your order with Libby Johnson by emailing eriklib@earthlink.net.


Happenings in Our Community

Come here for information on organizations we support and opportunities to serve and show up for our community.

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Invitation for The Rec -

stand with others who want North Carolina to abolish the death penalty, including immediate commutation of death row sentences of thos incarcerated in our own backyard.
WHEN: Saturday, December 10, 12:00 pm - 2:00 p.m. to tell Gov. Cooper: NO MORE DEATH ROW! Central Prison Camp; the NC Governor's Mansion Raleigh NC. North Carolina for Alternatives for the Death Penalty is asking us to join people from across our state for a march and rally in Raleigh demanding commutation of our state's 135 death sentences. In June, NCCADP began convening a monthly Commutation Working Group including attorneys, activists and people directed impacted by the death penalty. Our goal: To compel Governor Cooper to commute death sentences before he leaves office in 2024. It is time to launch our commutation campaign publicly. -- Erik Johnson 

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Holiday Meals are for Sharing!

Please see the attached document in order to see how to donate to IFC (Inter-Faith Council) for a meal for a needy family.  They usually serve 200 families at Thanksgiving and another 200 at Christmas.  A meal costs $30.  I hope you can help support a hungry family.  Thanks! Lisa Anthony

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Shelter Needs

Donations needed for HomeStart Shelter for Women and Families as well as Community House Shelter for Men.

Click the image to see the list!

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Creation Justice Ministries director, Karyn Bigelow, expresses the joy and hopes of many climate advocates across the U.S. who see the “Inflation Reduction Act of 2022” as a “big win” if it passes. She lauds those “who have worked many years for this moment” hoping that “this historic legislation sets a pattern for Congress to prioritize climate justice for all of God’s creation.” 
Please pray that this proposal becomes law. Also, you can join in support by phoning our U.S. Senators. Since we have Republican senators unlikely to support it, we can still call to tell them how important we feel it is to support this bill and climate action in general.   
To leave messages, call Senator Richard Burr at 202-224-3154 (you’ll get a machine) or Senator Thom Tillis at 202-224-6342 (maybe a person will answer). Just give your name, zip code in NC, and a brief polite message!  
Thanks! Nancy Corson Carter, facilitator, Earth Care Committee at the Rec

Every Contribution Counts


Items needed for the Community Market

Be a Part of Real Change


Session & Deacons

Session: Charron Andrews, Babbie Cameron, Craig Carlson, Kurt Elia, Alex Hawkins,

Carolyn Ikenberry, Jeep Morrison, Kate Scott, Beth Welton
Deacons: Bill Andrews, Cindy Covington, Mary Anne Dooley, Catrina Elia, Helen Maxwell, Patricia Sawin, Ann Stuart, Kate Scott (Session Liaison)