United Methodist Men Golf Events
Putter-Palooza: Please join the United Methodist Men of FUMC and the USO of North Carolina RDU Center for Free Family Fun, Free Miniature Golf, and Free Krispy Kreme Doughnuts at this year’s Putter-Palooza on Sunday, May 21 from 9:00am to Noon in the Templeton courtyard on Waldo Street.
Tee Up Fore Charities Golf Classic: This year’s 23 Annual Golf Classic will be held on Monday, September 11 at MacGregor Downs Country Club in Cary, NC. Please join us to help support this exciting annual event that provides funding for programs and services of both the United Methodist Men of FUMC and the USO of North Carolina RDU Center. For more information about the event, please contact Eric Christian by cell/text 919-630-3191 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The handbell choirs of First UMC Cary will celebrate the end of the ringing year with the annual Spring Ring concert on Sunday, May 21, at 3:00pm in the fellowship hall. Each choir will play two selections to show off their ringing skills.
A dessert potluck, beginning at 2:45, will be a part of the festivities. The audience is asked to bring a dessert of their choice for eight other people to share. Seating will be around tables, and fun will be had!
There will be a called meeting of the Charge Conference of FUMC, Cary on June 8 at 7:00pm. The purpose of the Conference shall be:
1. Electing officers for terms from July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018; and
2. Revising and amending the charter for the Permanent Endowment Fund.
Members of the Church Council are voting members of the Charge Conference. Everyone is welcome to attend. Following the Charge Conference, there will be a regular meeting of the Church Council.
Town Hall Meeting
There will be a Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, May 23 at 7:00pm in room 200 to discuss options and direction for the NC State Fair Food Booth. All are welcome to attend. Please email Christine Hildebrand (email@example.com) if you have any questions.
The Healing Service will take place on Saturday, June 10, at 5:00pm in the Sanctuary. All who need healing in their lives—physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, relational—are invited to come for a time of worship and community. The service will include anointing with oil and time for prayer with a pastor or Stephen Minister. For more information, you may email Rev. Heather Herrin Wong at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-467-1861.
Bolivia Outreach Team Selling Butter Braids
The Bolivia Outreach Team of 2017 is selling Butter Braids for $14.00 each to support the July trip. Please consider buying one or more. Orders will be taken from now until May 21 and ready for pick-up at the church on June 2 or June 4. Please contact a Bolivia Outreach Team member to order, or look for the order forms in the church office. Questions? Please contact Nancy Bloebaum at email@example.com or (919) 649-1835. ¡Muchas gracías! Your 2017 Bolivia Team
NC State Fair Booth Operations Manager
Please email Christine Hildebrand if you are interested in managing our NC State Fair Food Booth this year by clicking here. The NC State Fair this year begins October 12 and runs through October 22.
There will be a Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, May 23 at 7pm in room 200 to discuss options and direction for the NC State Fair Food Booth. All are welcome to attend.
ZOE Challenge – Double Your Impact!
ZOE is a non-profit organization that helps orphaned and vulnerable children help themselves. Operating in seven countries, ZOE’s highly effective empowerment model lifts children out of loneliness and extreme poverty to a life of dignity and self-sufficiency. Since 2010, FUMCC has empowered 1700 children so that they never need charity again. Wow! But there are more children who need a hand to help them up.
A ZOE supporter is offering to fund a ZOE working group of 60 to 100 orphans and vulnerable children over their three-year journey out of extreme poverty, for every working group partnered by someone else. This is an offer to match up to 20 working groups, and means as many as 4,000 additional children may have a chance to sustainably escape from extreme poverty.
There are several ways you can participate by making a commitment by May 31, 2017:
- Fund your own Working Group for $8,000/year for three years
- Partner with someone else and fund half a Working Group for $4,000/year for three years. One FUMCC couple is looking for a funding partner.
- Participate in crowd funding. For $35 per month for three years, anyone can be part of funding a working group of ZOE children. To join now, go to: zoehelps.org/SPRING.
1:17p.m. Daily Prayer Text or Email
If you would like to receive a daily prayer, you can either text @117pray to 81010 or you may sign up to receive daily emails by clicking here.
Legal Clinic for Immigrants
Do you know a refugee or immigrant that needs immigration legal help? There is a low-cost Legal Clinic for Immigrants: Apex Immigration Services, 203 E. Moore Street, Apex, NC 27502. The clinic will be open on the second and fourth Fridays of every month from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Talk in private to a BIA certified representative about an immigration legal issue. Please call in advance. To make an appointment, call (919) 589-5231 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com to find out how!
Appalachia Service Project Stock Sale
The ASP “Stock Sale” will be on-campus Sunday, June 4. ASP is a hands-on relationship ministry working to transform lives while making substandard housing warmer, safer and dryer for low-income families across five central Appalachia states. First UMC Cary servants have been participating in this important outreach ministry for 37 years. Click here to learn more and purchase “stock.”