Bosnia Mission Team
Final preparations are underway as the Bosnia Mission Teams prepares to leave July 14. This is the 20th year of partnership with the children and youth in Bosnia and it will be time of celebration for them and us. Donations of basic craft supplies (crayons, markers, construction paper, face paints and brushes, stickers) are still welcome. These and monetary contributions can still be made by this Sunday and can be left in the Trinity Sunday School room. Thanks to all who have supported this ministry all these years with your gifts and prayers. We will return July 24.
Bridge the Gap Mission
Bridge the Gap Mission will be collecting backpacks, notebook paper, pencils, crayons and markers in July and first of August. Last year we delivered backpacks full of school supplies to needy children in Southeast Raleigh. Drop-off locations are in the First UMC Cary office or Bridge the Gap box in the hallway. Check Facebook for more drop-off locations as they become available. Please drop off by Sunday, August 7. If you would like to volunteer to pack backpacks or help distribute them, just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
United Methodist Men’s Breakfast
Charlie Wood, a Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Graduate and past Retail Vice President of Southern States Cooperative, has started a unique concept in Richmond, VA, that has empowered his church and the community to help job seekers socially network using the old fashioned hand shake with social media internet methods. Join us July 9 at 8:00am for “The best breakfast in town.” Click here to make your reservation.
MCC Teacher Needed
The Methodist Children’s Center is seeking a Lead Teacher for our two-year-old class, and an Assistant Teacher for our older two-year-olds, Monday through Thursday. These positions are part-time from 9:00am-12:30pm August to May.
The applicant must be energetic, warm, nurturing and be able to lift up to 40 pounds easily. This individual should be organized and have the ability to multi-task while constantly working with the children in the classroom.
A degree in Early Childhood Development or a related field is preferred. Teachers are required to complete a first aid and CPR class every other year, paid for by MCC and attend other classes in-house as designated by the director. The teacher must submit to and pass a criminal background check to include finger printing and a TB test prior to beginning the job. Pay is dependent upon experience. If you would like to apply for this four day a week position, please visit our website at www.methodistchildrenscenter.com and go to the “Other Information tab” for a complete copy for the job description and to print a copy of the application. Return the completed application along with your resume to the director, Alicia Shelton at email@example.com or you may mail it to the director’s attention at Methodist Children’s Center, 121 Waldo Street, Cary, NC 27511. Applications must be received by Monday, July 11.
Help Serve Victims of Violence
We have an opportunity to serve adults and children who have been victims of domestic violence. The youth attending Annual Conference Session for Youth (ACS) are collecting items to assemble kits. These kits will be delivered to shelters that serve people that have experienced violence. Let’s help in this important task! Please click here to learn more.
Medical Supplies for Bolivia Team
The Bolivia Team is making its final preparations for our trip to La Paz on July 8. We will be improving a childcare center in El Alto including sanding, painting, roofing and landscaping…all while playing with the 25 beautiful children at the day care center. The organization we work with, CSRA, also asked us to bring some medications that are very useful in their day to day work at the walk in health clinics.
We are asking for the following supplies:
Puzzles (age 6 months – 5 years old) (new or used)
Hand puppets (new or used)
Ibuprofen or similar pain reliever for children
Ibuprofen or similar pain reliever for adults
Multivitamins especially for children (i.e. Gummy vitamins)
Please drop off your donation at the church office before July 6. If you have any questions, please contact Kelley Davis at 919-244-9632.
Summer Choir Opportunity
If you have ever felt led to sing in the Chancel Choir in the Sanctuary services, then you should consider singing in the Summer Choir during July.
Summer Choir will rehearse on July 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31. Rehearsal times are before the services each Sunday, beginning at 8:00, 9:20, and 10:40. We will sing easier music for the month, and there will be members of the choir there to help lead and support you.
To be a part of the Summer Choir, contact Kerry Johnston (firstname.lastname@example.org), Christy Farrior (email@example.com), or Patti Cook (firstname.lastname@example.org), and we will get you involved. We look forward to YOU singing in the Summer Choir!
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.
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 Absher Baer at 281.380.1177 or email@example.com. Visit firstcary.com/connect/young-adults for meeting locations and more information.
Coming soon – Hope Grows – sponsored by the ZOE team
On July 24 our ZOE team will be inviting the congregation to raise funds to support orphaned/vulnerable children in Zimbabwe by participating in what we are calling “Hope Grows.” Click here to learn more!