Food, Friends, and Fun (we're thinking of
renaming it F3) returns to Cary Presbyterian on Wednesdays this summer.
Sign-ups for all the volunteer positions has begun.
We need age group
helpers, readers, craft leaders, recreation leaders, and kitchen help. Group
leaders are most successful when they can be here regularly. We will
also need at least one check-in and general help coordinator.
Duplicate mandatory training
for all will be held either at the Kirk of Kildaire PC, Wednesday, May 30 at
5:30 p.m. or at CPC Tuesday, June 5 at 6 p.m. (or at Greenwood Forest Baptist
at 7 p.m., date TBD). And,
there will be another training for all volunteers working directly with the
children about group management, not yet scheduled. Finally, we’re specifically
looking for leaders who can help the parents with baking (including bread
baking), budgeting, Zumba, and hair cutting/styling.
Be SMART: April 29, 7:00 p.m.
at 7:00 pm a program called “Be SMART” will be presented by speakers from Moms
This group does not
object to the Second Amendment but believes common-sense solutions can help
decrease the escalating epidemic of gun violence. The Be SMART
campaign asks parents and all responsible adults to prevent these tragedies by
following five simple steps.
Both gun owners and those who don't own guns
will find this a compelling and informational program. CPC members and friends
are invited to this upcoming event sponsored by CPC’s Social Justice Ministry.
The program will be held at CPC, is free of charge, and open to the public.
There will be time following the presentation for a question and answer
session. Duration is approximately one hour plus time for
Q&A. Childcare will be provided for this program.
Next CPC Blood Drive, Wednesday, May 2
Our next Blood Drive is Wednesday, May
2, from 2:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
You can only donate blood every eight
weeks. Therefore, please do not donate after March 3 to be eligible for our
(Schedule is subject to change. Check the calendar on the CPC
website and the weekly bulletin listings for up to date information.)
& Endowment Committee Announces its
Grant Cycle for 2018 Application
Deadline is June 18, 2018
Is there a mission or faith-based activity you are passionate about, but it is
not yet sponsored through the CPC budget?
If so, a grant issued by the Memorials & Endowment Team is a great
way to obtain capital needed to foster such a project.
The purpose of an M&E grant
is to provide resources to support faith-based initiatives. These initiatives
must align with the overall purpose of the Endowment Fund, which is to provide
opportunities for members to support the benevolent, educational, and mission
work of the whole church.
The grants are one-time, non-recurring gifts and are not intended to replace
existing budgets or support ongoing projects. Any CPC member may apply.
Some examples of past grants
are: Stop Hunger Now, Prayer Shawl Ministry, Fair Trade Coffee, Guatemala
projects, Bridge to Life Ministry, Children in Worship, Be the Hands, Indoor
Labyrinth, and many more…
Not sure if a certain
initiative falls within the parameters of the grant guidelines? Please contact one of the committee members
with this or any other questions regarding the application process. The committee members are Donna Adkins,
Barbara Carew, Jeff Clark, Barbara Nelson and Brian Short – team lead.
application deadline is close of business Monday June 18 and approved grants will be announced by August 1,
with funds disbursed by September 1 or as needed thereafter. Grant applications
as well as policy guidelines are located in the church office and online at www.carypresbyterian.org.
Volunteer Opportunity: Meals on Wheels Driver
Once a month - the third Tuesday of each month -
drive a delivery route at lunch time for Meals on Wheels. You will deliver
10-12 meals in the Cary area with meal pick-up at Resurrection Lutheran
Church on Kildaire Farm Rd.
Please contact our Meals on Wheels route delivery
coordinator Caroline Sinclair at firstname.lastname@example.org or
919-302-2207 if you are interested in participating in this
Future Blood Drive Co-Chairs Needed!
The Health Ministry Team is looking for two
volunteers to co-chair our bi-annual blood drives. Responsibilities
include working with the American Red Cross to schedule and coordinate blood drives on a
bi-annual basis. Training from current chair Sally Adams and support
from the Health Ministry Team is included.