Welcome to First Cary!

We are glad you found us. At First Cary, we believe connection matters, and we would love to connect with you! Whether it be through worship, outreach, or any of our many small groups, community groups, or Sunday school classes, there is a place for you here.

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Sunday Worship

We offer two worship experiences on Sundays at First Cary; we invite you to find the right fit for you!

Sanctuary services are offered at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. and feature classic and traditional Christian acts of worship in ways that are relevant to the world in which we live. Great hymns of the faith are sung; the traditional creeds are recited; communion, or the Lord’s Supper, is served the first Sunday of each month; and biblically-based sermons that seek to emphasize spiritual growth and Christian service are preached. These services are holy but not solemn and have the feeling of a family gathering.

First on Chatham gathers at 11:00 a.m. in the Building C Community Room. First on Chatham’s style of worship is modern, approachable, and authentic. Sermons are honest and challenging; rooted in scripture and applicable in nature, and the music is an often-acoustic blend of new Christian singer-songwriters and ancient hymns with a modern twist.

What about Childcare?

Young disciples of all ages are always welcome in worship. Clipboards are available outside of each worship entrance with sermon-focused activities and opportunities for busy hands. Nursery is available for children ages newborn to 5 during the 11:00 a.m. worship hour. First on Chatham offers “Children Worship Well” for ages kindergarten through 3rd grade. This age-appropriate worship formation time will be offered weekly during the sermons; we will release your little ones during the service to a member of the Children’s Ministry team, and usher them back to the Community Room after the sermon. 

More About Sunday Mornings

  • Parking and directions
  • Building map
  • Coffee: Yes, we have coffee! Be sure to visit the coffee station in Building A, to fill up before Sunday School or First Sanctuary worship. You will also find a coffee station in Building C, right outside the doors to First on Chatham.
  • Sunday School: On Sundays we have a Christian Formation hour at 9:45 a.m. for in-person Sunday School and small group gatherings for children, youth, and adults. Need help finding a class or small group? Contact Reverend Anna Thornburg, Pastor of Christian Formation to find one that is right for you. 

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