We’re glad you’re here. Your presence makes us whole.

At First Cary, we believe connection matters, and would love to connect with you! Whether it be through worship, outreach, small groups, community groups, or Sunday school classes, there is a place for you here.
Contact us to get connected!

Learn more below about just a few of the ways you may get connected at First Cary and contact us to learn more about these and other ministries of First Cary United Methodist Church.


Sunday School and Small Groups

On Sundays we have a Christian Formation and Sunday School hour for adults, children and youth at 9:45 a.m. There are also many adult Small Groups and Community Groups that meet during the week. Contact Rev. Anna Hughes, Pastor of Christian Formation, for more information about any of these opportunities.


First Cary Children

First Cary Children’s Ministry seeks to provide a place where all children can imagine, learn, and grow in the presence of God. Throughout the year, we offer special events that teach our young people about God, cultivate a compassionate community, and provide opportunities to serve our community. Contact Emleigh Appel, Children’s Ministry Associate, to learn more, or sign up for the First Cary Children weekly email.


First Cary Youth

First Cary Youth creates a safe environment where students can be their authentic selves, experience God’s love, and love one another. We provide weekly opportunities on Sunday mornings, Sunday evenings, and weekdays, plus trips, retreats, and events throughout the year. Contact Brad Inman, Youth Ministry Associate, to get connected, or sign up for the First Cary Youth weekly email.


Young Adults

Our community of young adults is called Foundry. Foundry provides a stable and inclusive space for college-aged young adults (18-22) and young professionals (21+) to workshop our faith, be molded by the love of Christ, and belong. Reach out to Rev. Kollin Absher-Baer, Pastor of Young Adult Ministry, for more information. Follow Foundry on Facebook or Instagram.


Missions and Outreach

Through First Cary Outreach We strive to embody the love of Christ in the church, community, and world as we connect with each other and work together to make a big impact wherever we are serving, and acknowledging the Christ in all as we serve together. Find out more our outreach efforts and service opportunities by contacting Stephanie Purdy, Director of Outreach.