What's Happening?

This Week at Cary Presbyterian Church

Calendar of Events for the Week of April 22, 2018 through April 29, 2018

Click here to go to calendar and 'What's Happening' page.

Scroll down the 'What's Happening' page for a list of upcoming events.

After Worship Coffee and Fellowship, is back each Sunday after 11:00 worship

We are currently hosting intentional time for coffee and fellowship, following the 11:00 a.m. service as a regular Sunday feature.

Thanks to the Congregational Fellowship Team (who has graciously committed to supplying coffee and snacks).

Please sign up here at SignUpGenius and let us know if you would be willing to help once in awhile with this fun fellowship opportunity! (Sign-up slots are available in May and beyond.)

CPC Worship Service Podcasts

Latest Service: April 22, 2018

Sermon: 'In the Name' Rev. Lori Pistor

(Click here to listen.)

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.

April 29 at 7:00 pm a program called “Be SMART” will be presented by speakers from Moms Demand Action.

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 Drive.

Mark your calendars: we hope to see you there!

Softball Season has begun!

Find the season schedule for CPC Gray and CPC Green at this link: https://tinyurl.com/ydefffb4.

(Schedule is subject to change. Check the calendar on the CPC website and the weekly bulletin listings for up to date information.)

The Memorials & 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.

The 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 Needed!

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 caroline.sinclair@raymondjames.com or 919-302-2207 if you are interested in participating in this ministry.

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.

If you are interested in helping, please e-mail Mandy Nester at mandy.nester@carypresbyterian.org

Interested in becoming a CPC member? Already planning to join? Just have questions about being Presbyterian?

Join Mitzi for a casual visitor/new member meet-up Sunday, May 20 at 9:45 a.m. in the fellowship hall. Coffee and light refreshments provided.

Questions? Contact Mitzi Lesher-Thomas at the church or at lesherthomas@carypresbyterian.org