Bosnia Mission 2017, June 29 – July 12
2017 will mark FUMC’s twenty-first year of ministry in Bosnia. We were the first church to send a relief team to that war torn country and one of the few congregations remaining in partnership with the people there. We are blessed to have a special relationship with the children, youth, and families in Gornji Vakuf. Your generosity over the years has made it possible for volunteers to provide a summer camp each year for the children in this small rural community. Few recreational opportunities are available in this community where unemployment is near 50% and the majority of citizens live in poverty. The following list of general supplies is very helpful for this summer program. Donated supplies can be left in the Trinity Sunday School Room.
Markers, Crayons, Construction Paper (all colors), Yarn (bright colors/multi colors), Glue Sticks, Elmer’s Glue, Index Cards, Stickers (the children love stickers), Paper plates (large and small), Staplers and Staples, Beads, Tissue Paper, Pipe Cleaners, Pompoms, Streamers, Foam Shapes, Popsicle Sticks, Masking Tape, Scotch Tape, Wiggly eyes, Face painting/tempera paint, Paint brushes, Feathers, Paper lunch bags (brown or white), Streamers, Sidewalk chalk, Coffee filters.
Bolivia Outreach Team
The Bolivia Team is making its final preparations for our trip to La Paz on July 7. We will be improving a childcare center in El Alto including sanding, painting, roofing & landscaping. All while playing with the 25 beautiful children at the day care center. We will also visit a Transitional Shelter for homeless/abandoned children to deliver much needed supplies.
The organization we work with, CSRA, also asked us to bring some OTC medications that are very useful in their day-to-day work at the walk-in health clinics. We are asking for the following supplies:
Twin sheet sets, Blankets, Infant formula (powder), Board books in Spanish, Coloring books, Puzzles (age 6 mos – 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), Band-Aids, Large luggage/duffle with wheels
Please drop off your donation at the church office before July 5. If you have any questions, please contact Kelley Davis at 919-244-9632. God Bless!
One Person’s Trash Is Another Person’s Treasure
We are Gathering Gear! Clean out your closets or garages and help make this VBS Fun!
At Maker Fun Factory VBS here at our church we serve around 300 kids. These kids will discover not only that God made them the way they are, but that they are made for a purpose too! The Excitement is building for us and the kids. We need your help! We are looking for many things that you might have lying around, we plan to make robots and gears/gadgets out of these items:
– recycled large boxes
– recycled/cleaned cans (especially large ones – family size)
– old paint cans with paint or not
– old large paint brushes, rollers
– old mops or brooms
– pool noodles, not being used
– buttons, any size, shape
– bolts, screws, random metal objects
– recycled bottles, large soda bottles, and other large water bottles (like 5 gallon big bottles)
– hoses, used or new
– old vacuum cleaners, carpet cleaner, stand up steamer, electronics
– dryer vents tubing
– rubber motor belts
– industrial looking items
– bike tires, or gear-like objects
Anything you might think we can use, bring it! The stranger the better! PS: youth interested in serving, please click here!
United Methodist Men Golf Event
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.
2017-28 Fellowship Feast Host Sign-Up
If your Sunday School class, small group or ministry team would like to host a Fellowship Feast, please click here to sign up.
MannaFest Weekend 2017
We hope you will join us for MannaFest Saturday, September 16, and Sunday, September 17!
Saturday morning at First UMC Cary
– 9:00am: Breakfast in the fellowship hall (reservations needed,$5 each)
– 9:45am: Panel Discussion
– 11:00am: Service opportunities (ZOE Soup Preparation and Stop Hunger Now Meal Packing)
Sunday morning at Koka Booth Amphitheatre
– 10:30am: Worship Service and Holy Communion at Koka Booth Amphitheatre. (Gates open at 9:45am)
– 12:00pm: Everyone is invited to bring lawn chairs and enjoy a Danny’s BBQ catered picnic lunch
Click here to make reservations!
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 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/youngadults or email Kollin Absher-Baer at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how!