Friday, December 29, 2006

Shaker Christmas Music

An intergenerational performance of traditional Shaker Christmas Music -- Anna Howells, Erin Kiel, Catherine Manus, David Snee, Annetta Berg, Marty Lamb, Maria Murray-Riemann. (December 2006)

Shaker Christmas Music (13:38)

Friday, December 15, 2006

Geraldine Bryan - A Children's Christmas

In 2005 "Dreams of Christmas" (available was written by Geraldine as a Christmas narrative for adults. In 2006 Geraldine presented a narrative for children (and all others who appreciate the clarity of childhood). This narrative was the central part of the Children's Christmas Eve service on December 24, 2006. Lavon Page collaborated.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Jim Seymour preaches at CUCC - November 19, 2006

John Little introduces Rev. Seymour

Rev. Jim Seymour sermon at CUCC - November 19, 2006

Howard Miller at the Forum

Howard Miller reflects on what he has learned in his 90 years, most of which has been lived in Raleigh. Remarks delivered to the Sunday Morning Forum on November 19, 2006.

The Wisdom of Howard Miller (55:33) 

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Geraldine Bryan - An Interpretation of Noah

In the fall of 2006, Geraldine constructed an elaborate reflection and meditation on Noah. Lavon Page again collaborated with Geraldine in selecting images and music to fit the theme. The video is one hour long and can be viewed full screen by clicking the expander button near the bottom right of the video.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Social Justice Ministry and Smithfield Foods (2006)

During 2006 the Social Justice Ministry became involved with labor issues at the Smithfield Foods plant in Tarheel NC. The documents shown on this page describe the nature and reasons of that involvement.

Saturday, June 3, 2006

Lavon Page - Birmingham Summer 1965

A reflection by Lavon Page based on an incident that occurred in the summer of 1965. The setting is Birmingham, Alabama (more specifically the suburb of Fairfield). It was during George Wallace's first term as Governor of Alabama, and while Lavon was teaching at Miles College in Birmingham. (Miles College was where Joan Baez recorded her live version of "We Shall Overcome" which appeared on her second album in the early 1960s.) This reflection was recorded in the summer of 2006.
Receipt for bond money paid to get out of jail
Return of cash bond following acquital

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Separation of Church and State

A panel sponsored by Unitarian Universalist Peace Fellowship, Pullen Memorial Baptist, and North Raleigh United Church on April 27, 2006. The speakers are Stephen Middleton, NCSU history professor; Rev. Collins Kilburn, former pastor of CUCC and executive director emeritus of the NC Council of Churches; and Prof. Marshall Dayan, NCCU law school. Dr. Clay Stalnaker,retired professor of philosophy at NC State, moderates the discussion. The audio files are in mp3 format.

Use this player to play all the tracks below:

Monday, February 20, 2006

A view of United Church from the Quaker community

An October 10, 1988, oral history interview with Phyllis Tyler provides a view of United Church (Community UCC's predecessor church) in the 1950s and early 1960s from the perspective of a member of the Society of Friends (Quaker).  Most of our documentation of the time describes public events and people, but without providing much insight into what it was like to act publicly for civil rights.  Ms. Tyler's interview includes anecdotes of the risks and consequences of the actions taken by civil rights activists.

The interview does include a few transcription errors or omissions.

Transcription errors or clarifications
The housing development is RICH Park (Raleigh InterChurch Housing), not Ridge Park.  RICH Park Housing Congregations are Community United Church of Christ, Cosmopolitan Baptist Church, Davie Street Presbyterian Church, First Baptist Church (Wilmington Street), Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh.  Read more about RICH Park here.

Method Day Care did expand beyond the space provided by Pullen Memorial Baptist Church; it is now Method Child Development Center on Method Road.

The United Church minister is the Rev. Collins Kilburn, not Carlos.

After United Church moved to the corner of Wade Avenue and Dixie Trail, it merged with First Evangelical and Reformed Congregation and became Community United Church of Christ.

The member exchange was between United Church and First Congregational Church.

The Kings are Cyrus and Carolyn, not Cyress.