Sounds of Christmas Concerts & Luncheons
Enjoy a 30-minute concert of easy listening Christmas favorites at 12:00 noon in the sanctuary, followed by a light lunch in the fellowship hall.
December 21: Brent Hubbell and Kollin Absher-Baer. Please click here to RSVP for lunch.
¡Las Posadas and Big Pot Luck!
Wednesday, December 21 at 5:30pm in the Fellowship Hall
We will be singing Christmas Carols to our neighbors close to Walker Street and returning to the fellowship hall by 6:15pm where we will have the Gran Posada celebration. Bring a dish to share. Come with the whole family! Email email@example.com or call 919-467-1861 for more information.
Christmas Eve Worship Schedule: Saturday, December 24
There will be two family-friendly services for families with young children at 11:00am and 4:00pm in the sanctuary. At 6:30, 9:00, and 11:00pm there will be a candlelight service of Holy Communion in the sanctuary. The 6:30 and 9:00pm services will be broadcast live in the fellowship hall, with a worship leader and Holy Communion. Childcare will be available in 1st Cup (the room at the back of the fellowship hall) for children up to age four from 6:00 to 8:00pm.
Christmas Day and New Year’s Day Worship Schedule
On Sunday, December 25, there will be one service of Lessons and Carols in the sanctuary, beginning at 10:30am. We will not have Sunday school or nursery, and families are encouraged to “come as you are!”
On Sunday, January 1, there will be two worship services at 10:30am: one in the sanctuary and one in the fellowship hall. Everyone is welcome to join us for the traditional Wesley Covenant Service.
Habitat for Humanity
Here is a quick update on our Habitat home build. (Check out the pictures here: https://goo.gl/photos/
One Small Thing Can Make a Big Impact
During the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, it may seem impossible to think about doing something to impact your health and well-being. Between December 13 and December 24, Elf for Health will offer one idea per day that can make a huge difference in your overall health. Click here to sign up. Get a jump start on 2017!
Young Adult Ministry
18-35 year old? College-aged? Young Professional? Young Parent? Get plugged into our Young Adult Ministry: FOUNDRY. Visit firstcary.com/youngadults or email Kollin Absher-Baer at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how!
Thank you for your continued support of our BackPack Buddies outreach! Your donations are feeding nutritionally challenged elementary school children. Acceptable items are very specific, so here’s an easy reference for what can go into a BackPack Buddies bag:
- one can of meat (such as beef stew or canned chicken)
- one can of tuna
- one can of fruit
- one EasyMac
- one bag Ramen noodles
- two snack items (such as granola bars)
- two oatmeals (individual packets)
- two juice boxes
- two cans of vegetables
- two boxes of milk
Contact Rev. Colin Snider at email@example.com to learn how you can help.
Dorcas Ministries Food Pantry
Your holiday food donations will help those in need have a happier holiday season! Most needed items:
- small canned hams
- stuffing mix
- Bisquick or baking mix
- canned fruit
- fresh or canned potatoes
- fresh or canned sweet potatoes
- packaged desserts (cookies, frozen pie, etc)
- grocery store gift cards for turkey
Please drop off at the Dorcas Food Pantry, 187 High House Road, Cary, NC Monday–Friday 8:00am-6:00pm; Saturday 8:00am-3:00pm and Sunday 11:00am-2:00pm. Call Jill if you have questions: 919-469-9861, ext 201.
Stephen Ministry Training
Stephen Ministry has been a part of First UMC Cary for over 20 years. With a congregation of over 4,000 in number, we need a strong Stephen Ministry in order to support the needs of people who could use the presence of someone who cares. If you’re at a time in your life when you’re asking God, ‘What more can I do to serve you?’ and you are a caring person, please consider becoming a Stephen Minister. If you are interested in finding out more about our Stephen Ministry program, please email Bob Hight at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-656-3622, or email Chuckie Chinault at email@example.com or call 919-306-0460. Stephen Ministry training will commence in January, 2017. Please be in prayer for our Stephen Ministry program at First UMC Cary and consider becoming a part of this ministry. We will be glad to get you started on the application process.
New Koinonia Study to Begin in January
Beginning January 15 the Koinonia Sunday school class will begin a five-week study of “The History of Israel, of Palestine, and of the Current Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.” In anticipation of group discussion, members will be encouraged to read a relevant book or view an historical movie from citations provided.
The class will be led by Dick Pearson, a new member of First UMC Cary. Visitors are welcome. The class meets at 9:45am in room 124. For further information and a subject outline, Dick may be reached at 919-378-9989 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.