Vacation Bible School
July 17–21, 9:15am to 12:30pm Monday–Friday
The theme this year is “Maker Fun Factory: Created by God and Built for a Purpose.” Maker Fun Factory is filled with Bible-learning experiences that kids can see, hear, touch and even taste! Thank you for all the recycled items brought in last month! Our Youth during Mission Week made many robots to be displayed next week with the recycled items. They will make sciencey-fun gizmos, play team-building games, and sing cool songs. We will gladly accept any tasty treats sent in any day for the 150+ servants—just drop them off in 1st Cup.
We will be singing VBS songs Sunday, July 23 in the Celebration Service, so come join us! Sign up your kids to sing here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054faead283-vbssinging1 It is going to be the best week of the summer, for sure!
Music Instructor Job Posting
The Methodist Children’s Center is seeking a Music Instructor for our three, four and five year olds. The candidate must have experience working with preschoolers; the ability to organize and conduct two music programs a year with the preschoolers and pass a complete background check to include fingerprinting prior to being offered the position. The hours would be Monday – Thursday 9:00am-1:00pm and salary is based on experience. To apply please complete an application which can be found on the first page of our website at www.methodistchildrenscenter.com and send along with your resume to Alicia Shelton at email@example.com by Friday, July 21, 2017.
School Supplies Collection for Bridge the Gap Mission
Bridge the Gap Mission is collecting school supplies and packing book bags to be distributed to needy children in Southeast Raleigh now to August 20. We need book bags, crayons, pencils, notebook paper, colored pencils, safety scissors, and markers. Drop off locations include: First United Methodist Church Office, Glass Law Firm at 201 W. Chatham St. Cary. We will post other drop off locations as they become available.
As You Travel This Summer…
…remember that you can continue to worship with us through the live stream (http://firstcary.com/streaming/).
The stream remains online until the following Sunday. Also, you can continue to support the church with your gifts online (go to http://firstcary.com/give/ and click the “Give Online” box).
It’s Music Registration time for Fall 2017!
Click HERE to go to the music registration link. Please register by July 30.
Who needs to register? All children ages 4 – 11 – singing and ringing choirs, all youth grades 6-12 who sing, ring or play an instrument, all adults who sing, ring, or play an instrument
Kick off dates: August 4-5 Youth Music Retreat (registration available online) Click Here to register for this event
Wednesday August 30 Children’s Choirs Kick Off (registration available online) Click Here to register for this event
Adult choirs resume regular schedule beginning September 6.
Information and Equipping Session
All leaders and/or representatives of Sunday school classes, small groups and community groups are invited. The session will take place on Sunday, August 6 at 12:20pm in room 200. A light lunch will be provided.
Let us help equip you for ministry—Sign-up here …
Contact Terese Lamm at 919-467-1861, firstname.lastname@example.org or Rev. Martha McLean, 919-467-1861, email@example.com with any questions.
You are invited to take the ZOE challenge and develop your own Income Generating Project (IGP) to help raise funds for ZOE
On July 23 or 30, stop by one of the baobob trees located around the church campus. Sign out an envelope with instructions and $150.00 seed grant to get you started. Return the seed money and all your profits by October 29.
Monday Morning Brothers
The men’s small group, Monday Morning Brothers, will begin a new book study: “The Parables of Jesus” by William Barclay. Starting Monday, July 17 at 7:30am. We will meet at the IHOP at 1301 Kildaire Farm Road in Cary.
GriefShare is a 13-week program designed to encourage healing by walking with others who are also grieving. 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 Thursdays, beginning September 7, 2017 and end on December 14, 2017 at 7:00pm in room 125. Click here to register.
Ice Cream Social
Take a break and come enjoy ice cream and entertainment provided by “The Caryliners,” a competitive senior dance team.
Where: Room 200 (Marty Bell Room)
When: July 27, 2017, 2:00pm — 4:00pm
J.O.Y. will provide a variety of ice cream and beverages…all we need is YOU!
Click here to register by July 24.
Travel with JOY to the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral With Lunch at Kid Cashew
When: August 8. Transportation will depart from the lower First UMC Cary lot at 8:00am and return around 5:30pm.
Cost: You will need to bring money for lunch at Kid Cashew, (Mediterranean menu). It is also requested that a $5 donation be made to the Cathedral’s renovation program. Click here to register by August 2.
ZOE & VBS 2017
Hi, VBS and ROCK families! We still have some slots open for “kid run businesses” in the courtyard the week of VBS!
So far we have 2 awesome games and prizes, a “whoopie pie” bake sale, homemade pencil pouches to be sold, and a few other exciting tables, but we would love a few more! Some ideas that have not been taken are free art/lego creation stations, a Little Caesar’s pizza sale in the afternoons, photo booth, face painting, jewelry making—I know the creativity of our families is endless and we want to see what other ways you can make a few dollars investment in ZOE grow!!!
For one day or five days—the sign up genius to reserve a table is found here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go
Thank you so much for considering participating in our fun and meaningful project! Contact Stephanie Purdy at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. If you want to ask a business to donate a product for your “kid biz,” the ZOE tax ID number is: 45-4671349. Please visit ZOE’s website, www.zoehelps.org for further information on this life-changing organization our church supports.
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 email@example.com.
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 with Rev. Carl Frazier and special guest, Rev. Jim Harnish
– 11:00am: Service opportunities (ZOE Soup Preparation and Rise Against Hunger Meal Packing)
Sunday morning at Koka Booth Amphitheatre
– 10:30am: Worship Service and Holy Communion at Koka Booth Amphitheatre. (Gates open at 9:30am)
– 12:00pm: Everyone is invited to bring lawn chairs and enjoy a Danny’s BBQ catered picnic lunch. Bring a dessert to share.
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 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!