Thursday, February 27, 2014

Grady McCallie on "Cleaning up N.C.'s toxic coal ash ponds"

In February 2014, Duke Energy Company experienced a major coal ash spill into the Dan River. Grady McCallie, long time CUCC member who works with the NC Conservation Network, spoke to the issues involved with this spill.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Rev. Gaylord Noyce reflects on his pastorate 1954 to 1960

The Rev. Gaylord Noyce served United Church from 1954 to 1960.  In a letter written in 1983 to Wilma C. Peebles of Community UCC he describes two primary activities of his ministry:  the Institute of Religion and the integrated vacation church school.  The latter led to the desegregation of North Carolina's state parks.

Brief histories of CUCC

Anne Elleman, CUCC's historian, wrote and collected brief histories for the congregation's work around 1976.  This may have been in preparation for the search for a new pastor.  Anne was also gathering items for the time capsule in cornerstone for the Vaughan Fellowship Hall wing (dedicated December 20, 1977).

Untitled history
Found in records donated by CUCC historian Anne Elleman (circa 1976)
May have been written for the pastoral search?

Notes on our Church's History
Found in records donated by CUCC historian Anne Elleman (circa 1976)

Attached to Notes on our Church's History - 3 published histories focusing on different aspects of United Church and the letterhead for Institute of Religion which lists some past speakers:

Strength Through Union:  The United Church of Raleigh, North Carolina has fused three groups will [sic] conquering a pestiferous debt and expanding its social and religious horizons.
Advance (July 1945)
Author:  unknown, but possibly Peggy Hoffmann

How Big Can a Little Church Be
International Journal of Religious Education (December 1954)
Author:  Mrs. Arnold E. (Peggy) Hoffmann

Our deacons will babysit
Advance  (January 12, 1955)
Author:  Peggy Hoffmann

Institute of Religion letterhead

Carolyn and Cy King Peace and Justice Award - Feb. 9, 2014

In June 2012 Carolyn and Cy King were presented with a special award for their service in the cause of peace and justice. The video from that occasion is available in this archive. Following that event, an annual award was established in their names. Carolyn died in the fall of 2012, but Cy was present in February 2014 for presentation of the annual award for 2014 to Bill Towe, Slater Newman, and Peg and Mac Hulslander.

A special song that Cy loves is "Precious Lord, Take My Hand." Julia Robertson, Tim Jensen, and Mike Schafale sang the song for Cy at the Feb. 9, 2014, awards ceremony. And they ended the service with a brief version of "What Does the Lord Require of You?.

Precious Lord, Take My Hand

What Does the Lord Require of You?

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Carolyn and Cy King Peace and Justice Awards - Feb. 9, 2014

Peg and Mac Hulslander
accept awards at the 2014 ceremony
The Carolyn & Cy King Peace and Justice Awards was established in 2012. On February 9, 2014, the awards for 2014 were presented during the 10:30 worship service.

This year's honorees were Peg and Mac Hulslander, Slater Newman, and Bill Towe (posthumous award accepted by his son Christopher). Cynthia Ball managed the ceremony, with help from Sue Cottle, John Little, and Frank Gailor.

The video below runs for 35 minutes.

Cy King addresses CUCC Forum - February 9, 2014

On February 9, 2014, the annual Carolyn & Cy King Peace and Justice Awards were to be presented during the 10:30 worship service. In conjunction with that even, Cy himself was invited to speak to the Sunday Morning Forum. The resulting crowd at the Forum was one of the largest to attend a Forum session within memory.

The recording below includes almost all of that Forum session. The video runs for 49 minutes and was filmed in the Vaughan Fellowship Hall by a stationary camera.