English bond

Our beautiful masonry work is coming into its own on the arboretum side of the building.  The brick is being laid in an English bond — appropriate for an Episcopal church in the Anglican Communion.   The pattern alternates a stretcher course — bricks laid end to end, lengthwise — with a half-brick course.  This matches the original pattern on the remaining Battle Building as well as the Yates addition.


An English bond gives the building loads of character as well as structural strength.  The masons have modified the pattern a bit to make sure there are full bricks turning all the corners with full head joints — mortar covering the entire surface of the two bricks where they join.

 

At the gable ends of the building, where the brickwork is flush with the roof and trim (called the rakes), there are brick triangles on a 45-degree bond.  Another fancy detail is the addition of corbels on the corners of the building near the top — successive rows of masonry projecting out from the face of the wall.  Soldier courses — bricks standing up — and row locks — bricks lying down — over windows and doors — add character and shed water.

 

Variation and diversity in the pattern will make our building one of a kind while strengthening the fabric of the masonry.  It’s just another way the outward and visible aspects of our building symbolize the inward and spiritual truths of our varied, character-filled, and strong parish.  Thank you for all the diverse ways you have chosen to support both the building campaign and the ongoing work of the parish. All your gifts, whether time, talent, or treasure, reflect your character and your strength.

Walker Mabe

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No guts/no glory

Inspectors were on site this week to examine and approve the guts of the building — the pipes, chases, conduits, and ductwork that carry water and wastewater, warm air and cool air, power and light, and telephone and computer cables.  Each trade has to have its work inspected.  Our electricians, plumbers, HVAC contractors, and IT folks have been working side by side to complete their work prior to hanging the drywall, or sheetrock, that covers it all up.

The good weather and longer days this week resulted in dawn-to-dusk activity.  Now the roof is closer to being dried in and masons have made good progress on the arboretum side.  More scaffolding awaits them around the rest of the structure.  Next week ductworks, fans, and venting will be installed in the current dining room, kitchen, and dish room — the future library and first-floor classroom for the new building.

There were no inspectors on hand to look at the guts of the folks who embarked on this project — though some might have thought they needed their heads examined!

As a 20-year vision comes to life, your vestry and parish commissions are working together to develop an intentional, strategic vision of mission and ministry that will enable us to live into this great work we are doing together. We need everyone’s help as we prepare to open the doors of our Galilee building.  No guts; no glory…  Have you made your best pledge?

Walker Mabe

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Spread the word

The ABC Sale is in the final stages of preparation. The success of the sale depends on the generous donations of our parishioners. Most any type of merchandise is acceptable including furniture, lamps, accessories, kitchen items, antiques, decorative pieces, linens, books, garden items and clothing. Donate only items that are truly able to be sold to the benefit of others — clean, mended, in working order, in good repair.

Our volunteers will meet you curb-side at St. Thomas More Catholic Church to receive your donations, help unload your trucks and cars and give you a receipt for your tax deductible contribution.

Donation Hours Are:

Tuesday, April 221:00 pm5:00 pm

Wednesday April 238:30 am7:00 pm

Thursday   April 24 — 8:30 am4:00 pm

Bring plants for the Garden Shop and baked goods for the Bake Shop on Friday April 25 between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.

Spread the word to your neighbors and friends that the doors will open for the 52nd annual ABC Sale at 8:00 am on Saturday, April 26th in the St. Thomas More Parish Center, which has been turned into a specialty store offering quality goods at affordable prices.

Please note the items that will not be accepted. They include artificial Christmas trees, child car seats, used baby bottles, computers, printers, associated electronics, encyclopedias, textbooks, medical/law books, exercise bikes, treadmills, elliptical, futons, waterbeds, sleeper sofas, mattresses, bed pillows, skis, ski boots, inline skates, telephones, televisions, toys, typewriters and soiled or torn clothing.

If you have a few hours to help during the preparation week or on the day of the Sale or have questions, please contact Bud and Mary Jo Sell at sellfam123@aol.com or 919-542-2629.

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Candidates for the Second Vestry Run-off

Ann Craver

Membership

Member of the Chapel of the Cross since 1996.

Previous Vestry Service

Member of the Vestry at Chapel of the Cross from 2008 until 2011.  While on the Vestry, liaison to the Global Mission Committee and Chair of the Finance Committee.

Current parish activities

  • Finance Committee since 2010 (Chair 2010-11).
  • Delegate to the Diocesan Convention for the past six years, serving two consecutive terms.  As a delegate, served on the Constitution and Canons Committee, and the Elections Committee.

Past parish activities

  • Member of the Parish Communications Committee 2006 until 2012.
  • Co-Chair of the ABC Sale with Mary Kent Hill, circa 2004.
  • Taught Church School during son John’s early years in the parish
  • Husband Rhodes and I supported the Junior Choir and Acolyte Program for many years
  • Participated for two full terms in the Education for Ministry (EFM) Course, under the direction of Tammy Lee.

Work outside the parish

  • Member of the Board of Trustees at The Asheville School, where I serve on the Executive Committee, the Strategic Planning Committee, and the Committee on Student Life.
  • Friends Board of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
  • Immediate Past Chair of the Durham Library Foundation
  • Member of the Economic Development Task Force at North Carolina Central University
  • Past President of the Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties and active Sustainer
  • Served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Junior Leagues, International
  • Practiced law for many years, but have concentrated on service to non-profit and community organizations for the past two decades

Barbara Day

Membership

Member of the Chapel of the Cross for more than 20 years

Current Parish Activities

  • Member, Global Mission Committee:Chair, South Africa Committee; Chair, Committee to Welcome South Africa Partnership Group to our Church (May 2014)
  • Representative to Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes (CEEP): Leader, Faith in Action Pre-Conference Seminar; Member, Program Committee
  • Co-chair, Hospitality Ministry:Chair, Funeral Receptions; Co-chair, Newcomers’ Receptions
  • Lay Eucharistic Minister

Past Parish Activities

  • Co-chair, Hospitality Guild: Initiator Shepherds’ Ministry; Reorganizer, Bread Ministry; Co-chair, Funeral Receptions and Co-leader, Newcomers’ Reception
  • Lector and Intercessor
  • Founding Member, Global Mission Committee: Leader, Pilgrimage to South Africa, KWASA School and St. Peter/St. Paul Anglican Church for 15 Chapel of the Cross Pilgrims; Coordinator, Year-Long Study prior to Pilgrimage; Initiator of Partnership between Chapel of the Cross and KWASA School
  • Representative, Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes (6 Years); Chair, Faith in Action Pre-Conference Seminar (5 Years); Member, Program Committee (5 Years)
  • Leader and Team Leader, Annual and Capital Campaigns
  • Member, Finance Committee
  • Contributor to Cross Roads

Work outside the Parish

  • Recently retired UNC Professor and Chair:Doctoral Student Dissertation Advisement
  • Member, LEAP Board of Directors (Latino Educational Achievement Partnership)
  • Counselor, UNC Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society
  • Member, Doctoral Student and Dissertation Committee, Duke Divinity School
  • Member, Kiwanis Club of Chapel Hill-Carrboro: Initiator, “Read for Fun,” UNC Children’s Hospital Playroom
  • Board Member, UNC Women’s Club

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There is More Than One Way to Be Part of the 2014 ABC Sale

ABC2013There are many ways to be involved and contribute to the success of the sale while being a part of the largest social outreach ministry of our parish.

Bake Shop – Start baking and freeze muffins, cookies, cakes, breads and treats of all sorts

Cash  – Your tax-deductible donation will help offset the expenses of the sale

Garden – Divide your perennials, start seeds and cuttings to stock the Garden Center. Contact Richard Gaillard at (rgaillard@nc.rr.com) with questions.

Jewelry – Check your jewelry box for broken pieces, unloved and unworn items of sterling silver, 14K and 18K gold or platinum – all will be sold with proceeds going to the ABC Sale

Large Items – Contact Nancy Tunnessen (ntunnessen@nc.rr.com) to arrange time and date for pick up of large items

Merchandise – Clean your attics, basements and closets and donate your sellable items

Snacks – Provide snacks, water and soft drinks for our hard- working volunteers. Contact Mary Sullivan for details
at (mlsull2nc@gmail.com)

Time – It takes over 100 volunteers to staff the sale from Tuesday, April 22 through Saturday April 26th. Our volunteers come together in friendship and fellowship while sorting, pricing and selling parishioner donations. No experience is necessary – only a willingness to lend a hand and a few hours.

Contact Bud and Mary Jo Sell (sellfam123@aol.com or 919-542-2629) with questions or your offer of help.

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Spring Cleaning Guidelines for the ABC Sale

ABCNoDonationThe success of the sale depends on the generous donations of our parishioners. Simplify, discard, clean out and give your sellable items to the 2014 ABC Sale. Most any type of merchandise is acceptable from furniture, lamps, accessories, kitchen items, antiques, books, garden items, and clothing. Please only donate items that are truly able to be sold – clean, mended, in working order, in good repair. We cannot sell dirty, torn or broken items.

The following items will NOT be accepted for the Sale:

  • Artificial Christmas trees
  • Child car seats, used baby bottles, sippy cups
  • Computers, printers, fax machines and associated electronics
  • Encyclopedias, textbooks, medical/law books
  • Exercise bikes, treadmills, ellipticals
  • Futons, waterbed, sleeper sofas
  • Large appliances
  • Mattresses and bed pillows
  • Skis, ski boots, inline skates
  • Telephones (wired or wireless)
  • Televisions
  • Torn or soiled clothing, underwear
  • Toys
  • Typewriters
  • Worn out shoes

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Vestry Run-off Candidates

Ann Craver

Membership

Member of the Chapel of the Cross since 1996.

Previous Vestry Service

Member of the Vestry at Chapel of the Cross from 2008 until 2011.  While on the Vestry, liaison to the Global Mission Committee and Chair of the Finance Committee.

Current parish activities

  • Finance Committee since 2010 (Chair 2010-11).
  • Delegate to the Diocesan Convention for the past six years, serving two consecutive terms.  As a delegate, served on the Constitution and Canons Committee, and the Elections Committee.

Past parish activities

  • Member of the Parish Communications Committee 2006 until 2012.
  • Co-Chair of the ABC Sale with Mary Kent Hill, circa 2004.
  • Taught Church School during son John’s early years in the parish
  • Husband Rhodes and I supported the Junior Choir and Acolyte Program for many years
  • Participated for two full terms in the Education for Ministry (EFM) Course, under the direction of Tammy Lee.

Work outside the parish

  • Member of the Board of Trustees at The Asheville School, where I serve on the Executive Committee, the Strategic Planning Committee, and the Committee on Student Life.
  • Friends Board of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
  • Immediate Past Chair of the Durham Library Foundation
  • Member of the Economic Development Task Force at North Carolina Central University
  • Past President of the Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties and active Sustainer
  • Served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Junior Leagues, International
  • Practiced law for many years, but have concentrated on service to non-profit and community organizations for the past two decades

Barbara Day

Membership

Member of the Chapel of the Cross for more than 20 years

Current Parish Activities

  • Member, Global Mission Committee:Chair, South Africa Committee; Chair, Committee to Welcome South Africa Partnership Group to our Church (May 2014)
  • Representative to Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes (CEEP): Leader, Faith in Action Pre-Conference Seminar; Member, Program Committee
  • Co-chair, Hospitality Ministry:Chair, Funeral Receptions; Co-chair, Newcomers’ Receptions
  • Lay Eucharistic Minister

Past Parish Activities

  • Co-chair, Hospitality Guild: Initiator Shepherds’ Ministry; Reorganizer, Bread Ministry; Co-chair, Funeral Receptions and Co-leader, Newcomers’ Reception
  • Lector and Intercessor
  • Founding Member, Global Mission Committee: Leader, Pilgrimage to South Africa, KWASA School and St. Peter/St. Paul Anglican Church for 15 Chapel of the Cross Pilgrims; Coordinator, Year-Long Study prior to Pilgrimage; Initiator of Partnership between Chapel of the Cross and KWASA School
  • Representative, Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes (6 Years); Chair, Faith in Action Pre-Conference Seminar (5 Years); Member, Program Committee (5 Years)
  • Leader and Team Leader, Annual and Capital Campaigns
  • Member, Finance Committee
  • Contributor to Cross Roads

Work outside the Parish

  • Recently retired UNC Professor and Chair:Doctoral Student Dissertation Advisement
  • Member, LEAP Board of Directors (Latino Educational Achievement Partnership)
  • Counselor, UNC Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society
  • Member, Doctoral Student and Dissertation Committee, Duke Divinity School
  • Member, Kiwanis Club of Chapel Hill-Carrboro: Initiator, “Read for Fun,” UNC Children’s Hospital Playroom
  • Board Member, UNC Women’s Club

Katherine Kopp

Membership

Member of the Chapel of the Cross since 1979

Previous Vestry Service

  • Chapel of the Cross vestry, mid-1990s: chair of the Personnel Committee and liaison to the Chapel of the Cross Preschool

Current Parish Activities

  • Member, Stewardship and Faith Formation committee
  • Member, Annual Campaign Advisory Committee
  • Member, Newcomers committee
  • Member, Altar Guild

Past Parish Activities

  • Sunday School teacher
  • Co-chair of the ABC Sale
  • Served on the Christian Education and Formation Committee
  • Served on the Parish Communications Committee
  • Episcopal Church Women (ECW) and the Women’s Gatherings
  • Hospitality Coordinator (a past position that oversaw use of the parish kitchen)
  • Sunday Child Care Director
  • Guild of the Christ Child (welcoming newborns and their families to the parish)
  • Worked with parishioner Lee Thomas and the Rector to write the current mission statement for Chapel of the Cross, which was subsequently adopted by the Vestry.

Work outside the parish

  • Real estate broker at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services York Simpson Underwood Realty in Meadowmont Village
  • Freelance writer and editor
  • Board member and trustee of Preservation Chapel Hill (term ends 2014)
  • Member of the Chapel Hill Historic District Commission (HDC), a community advisory board appointed by the Town Council (term ends 2014)

Boone Turchi

Membership

Member of the Chapel of the Cross since 1972

Past Vestry Service

  • The Episcopal Church at Harvard and Radcliffe: Vestry, 1961-63, Senior Warden 1962-63
  • The Chapel of the Cross: Three terms on the vestry, 1973-75, 1977-79, 1988-90

Current Parish Activities

  • Lay Reader

Past Parish Activities

  • Social Ministry Committee, Founding Chair, two terms
  • University Ministry Committee, multiple terms
  • Personnel Committee, chair and member, multiple terms
  • Acolyte advisor

Work outside the Parish

  • Member of the Diocesan Commission on Ministry in Higher Education
  • Professor in the Department of Economics at UNC

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