Lazy Daze at the Town Hall Campus
Just a reminder that Lazy Daze is coming up this Saturday and Sunday around Town Hall Campus. To accommodate the festival, many roads around Town Hall Campus will be closed or altered from 5:00pm on Friday to 9:00pm on Sunday:
- Wilkinson Avenue will be closed;
- N. Academy Street from Chapel Hill Road to Ambassador Loop will be closed;
- Ambassador Loop will be closed
- East Adams Street will be closed to through traffic;
- The one way on East Durham Road will be closed to accommodate shuttles;
- The turning lane on east bound Chapel Hill Road/Academy Street will turn into the east bound lane.
No parking signs placed on E. Johnson St., Cedar St., Walker St., Gray St., Boyd St., N. Academy St., Adams St.
Invitation from the Chancel Choir
Join the Chancel Choir for a sample rehearsal and refreshments. The rehearsal will be from 7:30 to 9:00pm on Wednesday, September 6, in the choir rehearsal room, located behind the main office. You will be welcome to join the choir, or simply enjoy a rehearsal to see what choir is all about. For more information, contact Kerry Johnston email@example.com or Christy Farrior cfarrior@firstcarycom. See you on September 6!
NC State Fair Servant Sign Ups
Cross and Key Banquet
Come celebrate the ministry of Disciple Bible Outreach Ministries with speaker David Crabtree of WRAL, and guest Bishop Richard Wilke (author of Disciple Bible Study). Durham, NC’s “100 Men in Black” will provide music. Click here to register.
Please email Rev. Green at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
NC State Fair Ham Cooking and Biscuit-Making Workshop
Save a Life: Donate Blood
Saturday, September 23
First UMC Cary, in partnership with UNC Rex Healthcare, will hold a blood drive September 23 from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Registration will be in room 114. You are encouraged to have some food and water before coming to donate, and be sure to bring your photo ID. You can call the church office at 919-467-1861 with questions. Click here to sign up! http://signup.com/go/sharingtheheart
UMW Chicken Pie Sale
The UMW Chicken Pie Sale is almost here. These pies are all chicken and are made from a secret recipe given to us by a church in Winston-Salem and are like the Moravian Pies made in Old Salem. Our pastry and pies are made in our church kitchen. You may order your pies by clicking here. If you do not have computer access, you may call the church office or Michele Dyer at 919-274-0330 and leave a message for number of pies and your phone number. All pies are $10.00 and should be paid for when they are picked up on September 9, between 10:30 and 1:00 at the church kitchen. We have a few more pies left before they are sold out so don’t wait too late and miss out.
Mighty Mondays Math Help
Starting on September 18, 2017 “Mighty Mondays” is providing math help for 4th and 5th grade Hispanic students. Math help will be offered on Mondays from 5:00pm to 6:00pm at First UMC Cary. Our goal is to get 20 or more servant Tutors and Tutoring Assistants. This way they will have the flexibility to help tutor once or more a month based upon their availability. Servants should be of High School age, College age or Older and do not need to speak Spanish. Adult age servants will need to complete the church’s “Safe Sanctuary” program online. Contact Eric Christian: Cell/Text 919-630-3191 or Email email@example.com.
What You Need to Know about Advance Directives
How many of us have plans in place to make our wishes known to our loved ones regarding our future medical and other care? Just thinking about advance directives can be scary, but it’s a gift to yourself and your family to have those plans in place. Stephen Ministry invites you to join us for a presentation on advance directive practical tips from Transitions LifeCare on Tuesday, September 5 at 6:30pm in room 200. Hope to see you there!
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).
Music Ministry Kick-Off Dates
Youth Choir kick-off is Sunday, August 27
Children’s Choirs kick-off meeting is Wednesday, August 30
Children’s Choirs first full rehearsal is Wednesday, September 6
Chancel Choir kick-off is Wednesday, September 6
Spirit Ringers kick-off is Thursday, September 7
Youth Handbells kick-off is Sunday, September 10
Carillon Handbell Choir kick-off is September 11
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.
United Methodist Men Golf Event
2017-28 Fellowship Feast Host 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!