Kairos Prison Ministry: Collecting Cookies Sunday February 4
Kairos Prison Ministry Inside team will be going into Central Prison for the 47th time in February from the 7th through the 10th. As usual, I will be soliciting your prayers for the team and for the attendees. We hope to plant the seed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His loving sacrifice for us. We, in and of ourselves save or convert no one. Jesus Himself told His disciples, “I Am the vine, you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing”. Trust me when I tell you, Jesus takes a central part in our program. We always put a chair with His name on it in the most central spot! I will put prayer chain sheets in the Sunday School folders and in the foyer and First Cup. Please, please look for these and sign a line on the sheet. I will leave them in the Sunday School folders until Sunday, February the 4. I’m beginning to get interest from some men in the church about serving on a team. We need men each 6 months to serve with us inside and outside the prison. Cookies do not go to the correctional officers any more, but each of us who go inside need 40 dozen. We have gone to chocolate chip only, so those of you who would like to bake a dozen or two, I will have boxes in the Kitchen on Sunday, February 4 to collect them. If I get more than 40 dozen, OK! Some of our team members can’t get all 40 dozen. Again, these are to be 2 1/2 inches in diameter and in quart squeeze and seal bags (not the zipper bags). God blesses this ministry each time we go in and I think a lot of this is because we bathe the ministry in prayer. If anyone is interested in hearing more in a small group of the church or individually about Kairos Prison Ministry, contact me at email@example.com or call me. I’m in the church directory.
– Your brother in Christ, Scott Hansen
Children’s Spring Consignment Sale
Friday, February 16, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
• Shop for $5 donation 6:00pm – 7:00pm
• Power consigners shop for Free!
• Free to public 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday, February 17, 8:00am – 11:00am
• Free admission
• 1/2 price only on those items marked with discount “YES” on the tag
For more information, click here.
Consignor Drop-Off Shifts: http://www.
Sale Shifts: http://www.
Snack Donations: http://www.signupgenius.com/
Join T4! Thursday, Teaching, Talking and Tasting for a Lenten Study: The Five Means of Grace, 10:30 to Noon, February 15 through March 22. Co-Facilitators are Lisa Banks and Doug Richmond. The group will meet in room 231. The “Five Means of Grace” is based on those practices that Wesley considered “indispensible channels for experiencing God’s Grace.”
The material was prepared by Dr. Elaine Heath, Dean of the Duke Divinity School. She is also Professor of Missional and Pastoral Theology at Duke. The six sessions are:
1) The Means of Grace are Spiritual Practices; 2) Prayer; 3) Searching the Scriptures; 4) The Lord’s Supper; 5) Fasting; 6) Christian Conferencing
There is a DVD to assist us featuring, the author Dr. Heath, and Dr. Joerg Reieger, Professor of Theology and Methodist Studies at Duke. There is also a book that the church will provide for the study. If you want to keep a copy of the book, it is available for $5.00. Click here to register.
United Methodist Men’s Monthly Breakfast and Program
The UMM February 11 breakfast will begin at 8:00am. The program will be about the Young Marines, and will begin around 8:45am. R.S.V.P. for the best breakfast in town by clicking HERE.
ASP Celebration & Concert
Saturday, March 10, featuring “Alathea” plus special ASP guests
Admission is FREE – Donations will be accepted – Proceeds will be used to help fund ASP mission trips and projects. Fellowship Hall doors will open at 5:30pm – Program will start at 6:30 pm. Refreshments will be served.
Alathea is a musical duet from the hills of east Tennessee. Mandee and Cristi like to describe their style of music as “porch music,” and it is reflective of their mountain heritage and deep faith. They have traveled to many places to share their music and stories, including Korea and Germany, and have won numerous awards. Mandee and Cristi are huge ASP supporters and have captured the essence of the ASP experience in one of their music videos, “I Still Carry You.” Please join us for a fun-filled evening of music and fellowship. You will be blessed!
Baskets of Hope
Baskets of Hope is having a gently used stuffed animal and candy drive now through March 11. Please bring in stuffed animals and individually wrapped candy or single serving candy packs. You can drop off your donations in the bins around the church with signs. This gives you a great reason to clean out those toy bins! Thanks for your support!
If you have lost a loved one and are struggling with your grief, we encourage you attend GriefShare. We meet Thursdays, beginning January 25 from 6:30 to 8:30pm in room 125. Click here to register.
White Plains UMC Square Dance Fundraiser
Friday, February 23, 2018
A SQUARE DANCE Fundraiser will be held from 6:30pm to 9:00pm in the CLC at White Plains UMC, 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary, to benefit our International Missions Fund. Vance McDaniel will be our caller. There is NO ADMISSION charge but donations toward International Missions will be gratefully accepted! Beverages will be provided — Please bring a simple snack to share!!
The History Committee has had some response to our request for help with producing a book celebrating out 150th anniversary in 2021. We still need some help from people who are interested in doing some research, then writing up their results. If you don’t want to write, but have memories you want to share, you should contact us. The success of the book depends on you. Please contact me at 919-467-0088 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Timmons Player at Timmons@monkeyplayground.net if you can help. — Bob Warner, FUMCCHistorian
Date: June 17-23, 2018
SUMMER TRIP, ASP WEEK 2:
Center location: TBD
SUMMER TRIP, ASP WEEK 7:
Date: July 22-28, 2018
Center location: TBD
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!