MannaFest Weekend: September 24-25
Saturday morning @ First UMC Cary 8:00am Breakfast;8:45am Panel Discussion: First UMC Cary Pastors
12:00am Stop Hunger Now (The 10:00am S.H.N. and ZOE Soup Packing shifts are FULL) Sunday morning @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre 10:30am Worship Service: Rev. Dr. Carl Frazier preaching Danny’s BBQ lunch after worship – bring a dessert to share!
Click here to sign up for breakfast, service opportunities and BBQ lunch!
Wednesday Night Connections
Join us tonight at 6:30pm in the fellowship hall as we continue our Fall Table Talk (Adult Bible Study) series. All are welcome to attend. There are also offerings for children, youth and young adults: Small Talk, Youth Talk and Foundry.
2016 State Fair Booth Sign-Ups
It is time for the Fair! Please plan to work some shifts at the fairbooth restaurant this year. It is fun and all proceeds go to White Plains and First UMC Cary local and global Ministries. Please bring a hat to wear while working at the restaurant, and wear comfortable, closed toe shoes, and clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty! We will provide aprons. Click here to learn more and sign up to serve!
Leadership Small Group (Sunday Night)
When? Sunday Nights from October 9 -November 13 (6-7:30PM)
Where? Room 226
What? This is an interactive, six-week leadership course following John Maxwell’s “15 Invaluable Laws of Growth.” This course will be taught by professional executive and former CIO of SAS, Suzanne Gordon. While the course is targeted towards 18-35 year olds, all are welcome to join! Click here to sign up. You can also email Suzanne directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bridge the Gap Mission
Bridge the Gap Mission is collecting new and gently used coats, jackets and zip up hoodies from infant to XXX sizes. We also are collecting gloves, mittens and scarves. On November 5, we will hold a dollar coat sale in Southeast Raleigh. Any funds raised go to our December event, Santa’s Workshop. We will be collecting until October 30. For more information, contact Becky at email@example.com.
Young Adult Ministry
18-35 year old? College-aged? Young Professional? Young Parent? Get plugged into our Young Adult Ministry: FOUNDRY. Visit firstcary.com/foundry or email Kollin Absher-Baer at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how!
2016-2017 First UMC Cary Girls Basketball
The Girls Basketball team is beginning preparation for the upcoming winter basketball season. We are seeking Middle School and High School girls to join our returning girls from last season. We accept any girl who wants to play regardless of experience level. First timers to seasoned veterans are encouraged to join our team. We have fun, learn fundamentals, improve our skills as individuals and team and play hard together.
We practice Monday and Friday nights from 6:45 – 8:00 in the fellowship hall and play our games on the weekends. Games will begin in December and last through February. There is a participation fee of approximately $45.00. Scholarship assistance is available if needed. We will use the first practice date Monday, September 26, as a dual interest meeting and first practice. Please contact Gary Churchill for additional details at 919-757-9621 or email@example.com.
T4! Thursday, Teaching, Talking and Tasting This is a new Small Group beginning September 22 continuing through November 17. We will focus our study on the Phillip Yancey book, “The Bible Jesus Read.” The group will meet Thursdays 10:30 to noon in room 231. Co-led by Lisa Banks and Doug Richmond. Click here to sign up!
Terrific Tutoring Tuesdays!
Beginning on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 First UMC Cary Hispanic Community Outreach will be providing free tutoring for 4th and 5th grade Hispanic students in need of some help with their math skills. Tutoring will be offered on Tuesdays from 5:00 to 6:00pm at First UMC Cary. Our goal is to get 35 or more high school, college and adult Tutors and Assistants. We also have a need for servants to supply a small snack for 25 students each week. If you would like to join us in this outreach opportunity, please call or text Eric Christian at 919-630-3191 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MCC NEEDS YOU!
Do you love children? Do you have some time to share with a child? Would you like to earn some additional money and work in a fun environment?
If so, MCC is the place for you. Our preschool needs subs for all our classes for the 2016-2017 school year. Schedules are flexible and if you can’t work when you are called that is fine, we will catch you another time. MCC serves children age one through six and has a fantastic staff that supports each other and has a great time together daily. If you are interested in being a part of our team, contact Alicia Shelton at email@example.com for paperwork and more information.
Family Fun Night
Friday Sept 30, 2016 from 5:30pm-8:30pm Please join First UMC Cary’s Wisdom Sunday School class in our endeavor to “Grow” our contribution to the Zoe Hope Grows challenge. To raise funds for our class “Income Generating Project,” the Wisdom class is sponsoring a church-wide cookout dinner and bazaar complete with burgers, baked goods, crafts, a silent auction and games for the children—a true Friday night of fun for the whole family. Tickets are on sale at Easy Reg on the church website. For further information, contact Nancy Merrick, Wisdom Class Missions Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-467-6778.
GriefShare is a 13-week program designed to encourage healing by walking with others who are also grieving. Each week, different topics are addressed in relevant videos, with various individuals sharing their wisdom to promote healing. They share how they were able to find a “new normal” in their lives, filled with joy and hope for the future. If you have lost a loved one and are struggling with your grief, we encourage you attend GriefShare. There is a fee of $15 for the GriefShare workbook. If you are repeating the series and already have your workbook, there is no fee. We will meet Thursday, September 15 through December 15 at 7:00pm in room 125. Click here to sign up.
ZOE ‘Hope Grows’ Income Generating Projects About fifty members of our congregation have taken the ZOE ‘Hope Grows’ challenge to raise funds for orphans and vulnerable children in Zimbabwe. Check out this link (click here) to see goods and services they are offering (tote bags, custom art work, bicycle cleaning, gourmet food products and bluebird houses), with all proceeds going to ZOE. All of these folks are ready to take your orders! Please call Helen Papageorgiou at 919-749-6966 if you would like to discuss. Thank you for all you do to support the ZOE mission.
ASP Adult Mission Trip (for ages 23 and older)
ASP 2016 was different than some of the past years. In addition to helping to make homes in Appalachia warmer, safer and drier, five of our teams were on site for the terrible flooding that brought so much destruction to West Virginia and specifically to the small town of Rainelle.
Appalachia Service Project is dedicated to helping to rebuild or replace the homes destroyed this summer in Rainelle. ASP FUMC is asking for your support in three ways:
– Continuing prayers for the families in Rainelle and those working to rebuild the town
– Consider joining one of the adult work teams going from FUMC to help rebuild or replace homes in Rainelle
– Contribute to the Rebuilding Rainelle Fund to provide needed resources to help repair and replace homes that were destroyed.
For information about ASP efforts to rebuild Rainelle, contact Dennis Hilton at email@example.com or 919-772-6950. Click here to sign up.
Habitat for Humanity 2016
First United Methodist Church Cary is partnering with nine other area churches to sponsor a new home for a young family in the Holly Springs area. This year’s build will be on a nine-week schedule beginning November 5 and ending on or about January 6, 2017. The ground blessing will be held on October 1 at 10:00am for those wishing to attend. About the family: Carlos Baez is originally from Venezuela, and his wife, Juliemar Baez, is originally from Puerto Rico. Carlos works for Advance Auto Parts, and they have one daughter, Julianna. They currently rent a home and are excited about having a home of their own. Spending their free time at home is what they enjoy doing, and the Baez family is looking forward to working to build and care for their new home at 3521 Crittenden Lane, Holly Springs.
First UMC Cary Committed Volunteer Saturdays
11/5/2016 First UMC Cary Agape Circle will provide lunch.
12/17/2016 First UMC Cary Wesleyan Circle will provide lunch.
Work day schedule:
8:00-8:15am – Servant Check-in and Registration
8:15am: Servant Orientation and Safety Overview, work day begins
11:30am-12:00pm: Lunch Break (lunch not provided unless otherwise indicated)
3:30-4:00pm: Site Cleanup
4:00pm: Work Day Ends
Servants are free to sign up for any available dates. However, we have committed to providing servants on each of the above dates. Register and sign up at http://vhub.at/CaryCoalition. Questions? Contact Mike Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-552-0190.
CROP Hunger Walk
Your congregation is invited to be a part of The Greater Triangle Area CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 2:00pm at Broughton High School (723 St. Mary’s Street, Raleigh). The CROP walk brings together people of different faiths to join as one in making a difference for hungry people here in our community and around the world. Click here to learn more.
Fellowship Feast Reservations
Join us for the Fellowship Feast Wednesday, September 21 at 5:30pm hosted by the First UMC Cary Staff. The menu is spaghetti with meat sauce, garden salad, garlic bread and dessert. Please click here to RSVP and place your order by noon Tuesday, September 20.
Small Groups Sign-Ups
There are a number of new Small Groups forming this fall. Click here to learn more!
J.O.Y. Annual Appreciation Banquet
You are cordially invited to attend the JOY Group’s Appreciation Banquet Thursday, September 22, 2016 in the fellowship hall 5:30pm. The price of admission is one canned good. The program includes entertainment and the Carol Russell Award Presentation. You MUST pre-register by Noon, Monday, September 19. Please contact the church office if you need transportation to or from the banquet: 919-467-1861. Click here to register.
Bolivia Outreach/City BBQ
Thursday, September 22, City BBQ (located at 1305 Kildaire Farm Road) will give 25% of all proceeds to the First UMC Cary Bolivia Outreach Mission. For more information, email Kelley at email@example.com. Click here for coupon, which must be presented at time of purchase.