Ministry is nothing more and nothing less than being the Body of Christ joined together in common pursuits.
At Binkley our varied ministries range from educational endeavors to participation in issues of social justice. Opportunities for service, growth, and fellowship are available each and every day at Binkley. Our ministries seek to learn, live, and love the gospel of Jesus in ways that are meaningful and purposeful.
The Earth Ministries Committee promotes earth care and sustainability, worship opportunities and outreach. Earth Ministries actively collaborates with Binkley ministers and ecumenically with other congregations, to plan Earth care events and action opportunities. The committee also keeps Binkleyites informed about ways they can individually make a difference. For information about this ministry please contact Charles Coble.
Binkley provides financial assistance ministry for church members and greater community members who are in financial crisis. The ministry is funded by members of the church primarily through direct giving. Special offering envelopes are provided for this Pastoral Discretionary/Emergency Fund.
Persons from the greater community are encouraged to call the church office at 919-942-4964 to find out if Binkley is providing financial assistance on any given week (sometimes funds are not available to help). If funds are available, the caller will receive instructions on how to obtain assistance.
Every person is invited into conversation and prayer with a minister even if their financial need cannot be met. All guests are given information about other community resources as well.
The Binkley Health Ministry Committee focuses on the intersection of health and spirituality. Some of the committee’s main objectives are planning an annual Healing Service with ministers, providing health related information to the congregation, and offering support services to Binkley and wider community members such as a facilitating a healing shawl ministry, overseeing Margaret’s Health Supply closet, hosting blood drives in conjunction withe the American Red Cross, and maintaining emergency equipment.
Humanitarian Crisis Workgroup
The mission of our Humanitarian Crisis Workgroup is to visibly and boldly advocate for people who are marginalized. We do this through our Black Lives Matter (BLM) Vigils, newspaper ads, buttons, banners along Fordham Boulevard, writing elected officials, signing petitions, partnering with other religious and non-religious organizations.
We urge everyone to speak up when they see injustice anywhere. Our work is done by volunteers and we welcome anyone who wishes to join us in this work.
Binkley members are active in a variety of efforts to support justice and peace in our local community and wider world. Some of the organizations or activities where you can become involved as a part of Binkley’s Outreach ministries include: The InterFaith Council for Social Services, Habitat for Humanity, Orange County Bail/Bond Justice Project, The Refugee Resettlement Team, The Racial Reconciliation Ministry, Justice United (JU), and the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America, just to name a few.