Music & Creative Arts Camp
Music and Creative Arts Camp is an exciting opportunity for children to grow spiritually, musically and dramatically in a supportive and creative environment. Activites will include singing, drama, movement and art and two performances of a musical. This year’s theme is Sailing Stories from the Bible. All children who will be entering grades 3-7 in the summer or fall of 2016 are invited to attend. The camp will be held on the campus of First UMC Cary from Sunday, June 26, 5:30-8:30pm and Monday, June 27 through Thursday, June 30, 9:00am to 3:00pm.
The registration deadline is June 1. Click here to sign up.
Foundry: Young Professionals Small Group
Just graduated from high school or college? #congrats. Still figuring out what to do with your life? … so are we. Join us for MIDWEEK Wednesdays at 7:00pm. Questions? Contact Kollin Baer at 281.380.1177 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit firstcary.com/connect/young-adults for meeting locations and more information.
Servants Helping Servants at The ROCK
Every summer, we offer our regular servants a break, so they can get renewed and refreshed and hopefully return to teaching at the ROCK in the fall. This leaves some gaps in our teaching schedule that we’d like YOUR help in filling! Please click HERE to sign up for a date or two – it’s the best thank you that can be given to those that serve tirelessly all year long, shepherding your child on their journey of faith.
P.S. The first ten summer servant subs get a free ROCK t-shirt!
Bridge the Gap Mission
During the months of May and June, Bridge the Gap Mission will be collecting balls (all kinds), jump ropes and Frisbees for our Field Day in Southeast Raleigh at the end of June. During First UMC Cary’s Youth Mission Week the youth will come to Southeast Raleigh and have fun activities for the children. Several summer camps participate and Bridge the Gap Mission wanted to be able to give them equipment to use for the rest of the summer. Equipment can be dropped at the boxes in the hallway or the office. Thank you for your generous donations.
Commit to One Thing In May Health Challenge
Join Health Ministries for the COMMIT TO ONE THING IN MAY challenge! Pick one small thing (ex: drinking water, stretching, praying, reading scripture, meditation, walking, opening your blinds) that you can do for as many days as you can during the month of May. Email Christin at email@example.com or go to the “Be Oriented” Facebook page. You will receive a calendar to help track your progress.
Carolina Veterans Support Group: Sponsor a Flag
On Tuesday, May 24, Troop 200 Boy Scouts will be building flags for the Town of Cary Veteran’s Freedom Park Memorial Day celebration. Troop 200 will also be assisting in installing the flags at Cary’s Veteran Freedom Park at 1513 North Harrison Avenue on Friday, May 27. Flags are $10.00. Donations can be mailed to CVSG, 8004 Belgium Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606, or online at http://cvsgnc.org to honor a loved one who served in the military. Please be sure to include the Veterans’ name, rank, and branch of service. Thanks to our Scouts for their help with this project!
Annual Charge Conference
On Thursday, May 26 at 7:00 p.m. in room 200, we will hold a called Charge Conference prior to the Church Council meeting. The purpose of the Charge Conference will be to elect church officers for 2016-2017. Following the Called Charge Conference, the Church Council will have a strategic discussion exploring strategies for ministry focus, proposed changes to First UMC Cary’s Employee Handbook will be introduced as well as a Bereavement Meal Proposal from the UMW. Everyone is invited; members of the Church Council may vote.
Hands Held High Puppet Ministry
There will be an interest meeting Thursday, May 26 from 6:30 to 7:30pm in the Youth Room regarding the Puppet Ministry. It is open to everyone from sixth grade to senior adults. Click here to learn more, or contact Wanda Schramm at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gracious Harvest Community Garden Open House
Gracious Harvest Community Garden is having an Open House on Sunday, June 12 from 9:00am –1:00pm in the garden located behind the Columbarium. Come and see what we have growing and enjoy some light snacks with great live music. We look forward to seeing you there!
His Way to Start Your Week Summer Study
Greetings, Women of First Cary! Do you want to grow in your relationship with God? Are you interested in learning more about prayer? Would you like an hour and a half each week to fellowship with other women? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then join us this summer! We will study “Praying in the Messiness of Life” on Mondays from 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m., beginning June 13. Childcare is available for all ages. To secure your spot, click here to register for the Summer Study Group: His Way to Start Your Week.
Please contact Mandy Baucom (email@example.com) if you have any questions. We hope to see you there!