All Saints’ Sunday
This Sunday is All Saints‘ Sun
All Saints‘ Sun
Wisdom Sunday School Class Yard Sale
Saturday November 11, 2017, 7:00am until Noon at the home of Rick and Cheryl Randecker, 1201 Hampton Valley Rd, Cary 27511. Items for sale include: Golf clubs, cross country skis, queen bed comforters, books, household items, clothing, toys and much, much more! We will also have baked goods for sale, coffee and samples of the Zoe team soup. This is our class Income Generating Project for Zoe and all proceeds will be contributed to the Zoe Hope Grows campaign.
Cary Unity Walk & Fun Run
Saturday, November 11, 8:00am — 12:00pm, Downtown Cary & WakeMed Soccer Park
The 2nd annual Cary Unity Walk is an event to celebrate citizens working together to support local first responders and create a safe, unified, and nurturing community for our youth and our future. This event will also benefit two non-profit organizations that serve many needs in our community:
The 200 Club of Wake County provides immediate financial help for the families of police officers, sheriff deputies, firefighters, EMS squad members, and North Carolina highway patrol serving in Wake County who lose their life in the line of duty.
The North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run® This charity unites officers from law enforcement agencies and corrections departments across the state in an effort to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics North Carolina.
The event kicks off with a Prayer for Peace by our very own Rev. Heather Herrin Wong, followed by a walk from Downtown Cary just steps from First UMC Cary to WakeMed Soccer Park (approximately two miles). At the park, there will be a festival with exhibits from local area responder agencies and fun activities for kids. Fit & Able will also stage a 5K and 10K, 1 mile and 1/2 mile race.
Join our First UMC Cary team and walk together! Click here to register.
American Red Cross / Financial Risk Group Blood Drive
Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 10:00am to 2:30pm
Held on the Red Cross Bus which will be located at 320 South Academy Street in Cary. To schedule a donation time, visit redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code FRG. If you have any questions, please contact Megan Jones at email@example.com.
Angels Are Coming!
Angel Tree tags can be picked up Sundays November 19 and 26. The donations can be dropped off in room 125 on December 3. Watch for details to come!
First UMC Cary is approaching its 150th anniversary. It would be wonderful if we could produce a book documenting our history. To do this, we need documents, pictures, and memories from church members. Please contact me at 919-467-0088 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help.
Small Group Parenting Study
First UMC Cary’s Family Ministry Team is offering a Small Group Parenting Study at 6:30pm in room 126, on Wednesday nights through November 15, 2017, Parenting Beyond Your Capacity.
In Parenting Beyond Your Capacity, Reggie Joiner and Carey Nieuwhof help parents discover a “bigger story” in which to involve their family, one in which multiple influential voices combine in order to tell kids the same thing: that a relationship with God really matters.
Prison Ministry: Kairos 47
Kairos 47 is basically right around the corner! I want to ask if some of the men of the church would consider becoming team members for this Kairos. It is a commitment! There are four team meetings at St. Andrews UMC to get you ready to go into Central Prison. They are December 16, January 6 and 27, and February 3. These meetings are from 9:00am to 3:00pm. The program is February 7 through 10, 2018. There is a follow-up meeting on February 17 at Central Prison. We also go into the prison on the third Saturday of each month for reunion which the residents plan and we support. Three of us volunteer to go into the Central Prison Chapel for Prayer and Share each Tuesday from 6:00-7:00pm. If you feel a nudging from God to be in a ministry and in service to others, please consider being a part of this. I guarantee, you will bring away more from the experience than you put into it. I have applications on hand and would be glad to talk to anyone interested in becoming a Kairos Team Member. Call me 919-851-8515 or 919-614-3475 or email me at email@example.com. If I don’t pick up, please leave me a message. Please pray about this and become a team member.
Middle School and High School Girls Basketball
We are offering Middle School and High School Girls Basketball teams this year. We play in the FBC-Cary Girls Youth Basketball League with other church teams. The League Purpose is to help youth develop relationship with Jesus, encourage participation in church youth programs and activities, promote Christian fellowship, outreach, fun and athletic development, provide a physically and emotionally safe and positive environment for learning and developing basketball skills.
The League Bible Verse is Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Expectations: Coaches, players and parents will expect and demonstrate positive attitudes and respect for each other, coaches, referees and opponents. We will give our best efforts in practice and games. We will celebrate small successes: made goals, completed passes, rebounding, good defense, playing hard, etc. We will have fun! We track player eligibility for playing in games by youth activities participation. Those who practice and track their eligibility sheet will play in games. Practices are Monday and Friday nights 6:45 – 8:00 in the Fellowship Hall unless notified otherwise by a coach. Games begin in December and last through February and are played on Saturdays and Sundays. Game sites rotate between FBC-Cary, Hayes Barton Baptist and Trinity Baptist. The church will provide a game uniform. Players may wear their choice of athletic gear for practice. The league participation fee is $40.00 per youth. Scholarship assistance is available if needed.
All Faiths Women’s Book Group
The book for discussion at the next All Faiths Women’s Book Group will be Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore. It is a story of the unlikely friendship of two men from very different walks of life. It is a good read with much wisdom and goodness. I hope you will enjoy it. There are multiple copies of the book at the public libraries but there is a short wait list. So get your copy and start reading!
We will meet to discuss the book on November 19 at 2:30 at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Hall located in Cary at 830 Old Apex Road. For more information contact Susan Ciccarelli at Susan@SusanCiccarelli.com.
Charge Conference ~ December 7
Our annual Charge Conference will be December 7 at 7:00 p.m. in room 200. The charge conference will receive and act on the 2018 Pastor Compensation recommendation from Staff Parish. Following the Charge Conference, the Church Council will consider the 2018 Budget recommendation and Building to Serve Financing Plan from Finance. All are welcome to attend.
SUMMER TRIP, ASP WEEK 2:
Date: June 17-23, 2018
Center location: TBD
SUMMER TRIP, ASP WEEK 7:
Date: July 22-28, 2018
Center location: TBD
Mental Health, Movies and Our Faithful Response
Beginning Thursday, October 12 a small group study entitled “Mental Health, Movies and Our Faithful Response” began. Each week we will focus on a specific mental disorder; discuss the symptoms, treatment options and medications; watch a film clip featuring the disorder and then hear from a person either living with the disorder or a family member. The class will meet from 7:00-8:30pm in room 156 and all are welcome. Click here to sign up.
October 12: Going Sane—a documentary about evidence-based treatment for mental illness
October 19: Mood Disorders and Bipolar Disorder
October 26: Anxiety Disorders
November 2: Autistic Spectrum Disorders
November 9: Substance Abuse Disorder
November 16: Dementia and Alzheimer’s
GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays
Help and Hope as you navigate the Holiday Season
Wondering how you will survive the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas? Are you dreading these holidays, knowing that everything has changed and that happy memories from past years can’t be recreated? Our Surviving the Holidays seminar is especially for people who are grieving a loved one’s death.
You will learn:
- How to deal with the many emotions you’ll face during the holidays
- What to do about traditions and other coming changes
- Helpful tips for surviving social events
- How to discover hope for the future
Thursday, November 9 at 7:00pm in room 125. Light refreshments will be served.
2017-18 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.
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!
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 through December 14, 2017 at 7:00pm in room 125. Click here to register.
Hurricane Harvey: How We Can Help
As we watch news coverage of the devastating flooding that Hurricane Harvey continues to produce, we want to help. Currently the best way to donate financially is through UMCOR’s US Disaster Response Advance #901670. You may give online to this fund or you may donate offline with a check. To donate offline, please place a check in your local United Methodist Church offering plate and designate UMCOR US Disaster Response Advance #901670 on the memo line OR mail a check to Conference Treasurer-Raleigh Area, P.O. Box 890202, Charlotte, NC 28289-0202 with the advance name and number on the memo line. Please continue to pray for those impacted so adversely by this storm and for the many workers and volunteers who are offering rescue and care to those in need.