Traffic Alert – Large Crowds Anticipated in Cary for SAS Championship
- The Town of Cary is advising citizens to expect heavy traffic around central Cary’s Prestonwood Country Club and near the intersection of High House Road and Cary Parkway on October 13-15 from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
- Additionally, elevated crowds are expected on Friday, October 13 for Food Truck Friday from 4:00 to 8:00pm and on Saturday, October 14 for the O2 Fitness 5K at the SAS Championship from 7:00–9:00am.
- Citizens attending the tournament should use the public parking options at Fred G. Bond Metro Park and take advantage of free shuttle services starting at 8:45am on Friday and Sunday, and 6:45am on Saturday.
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.
Small Group Parenting Study
On October 11 we will begin 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.
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.
NC State Fair Servant Sign Ups
It is almost time for the Fair! Please plan to work some shifts at the fairbooth restaurant this year. It is fun and all proceeds go to local and global outreach ministries. Click here to learn more and sign up to serve.
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.
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 we will be hosting a small group study entitled “Mental Health, Movies and Our Faithful Response”. 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 7-8:30pm 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
Disciple’s Path Study
The Koinonia Sunday school class will begin the seven-week study, “Disciple’s Path” by Dr. James Harnish, on Sunday, October 1. Please join us!
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 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!
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.