A note from annual campaign chairs Carter Kersh and Jim Noonan:
This Sunday marks the beginning of the 2015 Annual Fund Campaign: You Are Here. This year’s campaign will be different from previous campaigns in some significant ways. It will be shorter and more focused, spanning only four weeks from October 26 to in-gathering Sunday on November 23.
Those four weeks will encompass one of the most important annual campaigns in the history of our parish. 2015 is the year that will set the tone and direction for the work of The Chapel of the Cross for years to come. Will we rise to the occasion and the opportunity to use our new facilities to serve God and our community in greater ways than we ever have before? We are confident that we will.
The pledge packets have been mailed. The online 2015 annual fund pledge page has been activated. Please prayerfully and intently discern your ability and intention to contribute to God through The Chapel of the Cross. In the next four weeks, respond to the call indicating your pledge for next year, even (and especially) if you are unable to contribute. Finally, on November 23rd we will celebrate the conclusion of a successful campaign on in-gathering Sunday. Thank you.
Join us Sunday evening for the parish barbecue. We will celebrate our new building, celebrate the workers who built it, celebrate the architects and engineers who designed it, and celebrate the planners and officials who helped us make it so. We are expecting a great many of you in our Great Hall. Check in at the reception desk and pick up your new, permanent COTC nametags in the lobby. (If you haven’t ordered one yet, you can do it at the BBQ.)
Children can enjoy the EYC’s Carnifall and Haunted House. The Haunted House begins at 5:30 in the Overlook Classroom on the second floor. Carnifall will unfold in the youth rooms on the third floor.
The meal will be catered by The Filling Station of Robersonville, NC, with chopped pork, barbecued chicken, and vegetarian lasagna. Also stewed potatoes, green beans, rolls, tea, and desert!
The Pentecost Pickers, with special guest Cliff Brown (on banjo, fiddle, guitar, and mandolin) will make beautiful music. We will also host other representatives from Barnhill, our architects and engineers, the University, the Town of Chapel Hill, Orange County, the State of North Carolina, our utility companies, and others who have helped us come so far towards the realization of a great vision.