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Join your clergy this Sunday to learn how we can prepare for the upcoming Lenten season. (The previously scheduled presentation by Devin Ross of Orange County Justice United has been rescheduled – at his request – to March 5).

Support IFC Food Pantry

Sunday, Feb. 19, we ask that you bring shelf stable groceries for the Food Pantry. The Pantry is in need of tuna, spaghetti sauce, and pinto beans. Please bring your items to the Narthex where you will find two grocery carts waiting to be filled.

Mid-week Eucharist

We will celebrate St. Matthias with a celebration of the Holy
Eucharist at noon on Friday, February 24, in the nave.

World Day of Prayer

Church Women United will observe World Day of Prayer on March 3, 2017 at Mount Carmel Baptist Church Fellowship Building, 2016 Mt. Carmel Church Road, Chapel Hill, at 10:00 a.m. The program will be “Am I being unfair to you?” All are invited to attend. If you have questions, contact Sheryl Forbis (

Adult Forum: My Favorite Saint

February 12, 9:00 a.m., Parish Hall. Next up in our year-long series, My Favorite Saint, Rebecca Shores will be telling us about the English saints Cuthbert and Guthlac, island hermits who died around 700 C.E. Unlike the desert fathers, these saints had a profound relationship with water. Come learn about these seafaring saints, the telling of whose stories involves treasure and 8th-century ghost stories.

Prayer Shawl Knitting Group

Attention all experienced knitters, those who want to learn to knit, and those who crochet – Patti Bischoff and Lisette Bolduc are restarting the prayer shawl ministry. The purpose is to provide prayer shawls for those who are ill and/or homebound as a means of surrounding them in a tangible way with the prayers and love of Holy Family. The group will meet once a month at the church in the morning. The first meeting will be Tuesday, February 21 at 10:00 a.m. in the Gallery Classroom. If you would like to participate, contact Julie Hege in the church office (919-942-3108).

Yokefellows Prison Ministry

February 14 marks the Yokefellow Team’s next night to provide refreshments for their meeting with the inmates at Orange Correctional Center. Once again we ask your help in providing finger foods. Please leave your food contributions in the Gallery by 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 14. Thank you for your help!

Bishop’s Ball

Diocesan Youth Bishop’s Ball (6th-12th grade) is February 17-19 at Camp Walter Johnson in Denton, NC. There will be a DJ, a dance floor, an opportunity to meet the candidates for Bishop of North Carolina, and a Stop Hunger Now meal packing event. Contact Tyler Hambley for more information (

St. Paul Village Community 5K

5th Annual St. Paul Village Community 5K Walk/Run will be held on March 4, 2017 at McDougle Middle School, 900 Old Fayetteville Road, Chapel Hill. Early bird registration by February 1, 2017 is $20.00 for individuals, and $40.00 per family. After February 1 fees are $5.00 more. There will be prizes for all ages. Proceeds benefit St. Paul Village. Questions? Contact Kim Batson (

Vestry Election

The election of four new Vestry members will take place on Sunday, January 29, when ballots will be distributed at the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. liturgies and the Annual Meeting. Nominees are Anson Burtch, Ed Eastman, Penny Machin, Fred Mason, Jim Ray, Jason Scoggin, Mary Sugioka, and Amy Willis-McLamb. Enrolled, confirmed communicants, age 16 and older, may vote.