The latest news and updates from Cary Presbyterian Church

News & Updates from Your CPC Family
Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
All Together Worship Service 
Sunday, July 8
Summer Worship Service - 10:00 a.m. 
Adult 1 Sunday School Class - 8:45 a.m.
(Adult 1 will be the only Sunday School class to meet until Sept. 9)

Sermon: Charlie Humperdink's Outdoor Grill, Duane Hix
Scripture Reading: Deuteronomy 8:1-10; 1 Corinthians 10:1-5; 14-17

Duane Hix, Mitzi Lesher-Thomas
Piano: Nancy Neubauer
Special Singing: Julie Henry

2018 Appalachia Service Project Fundraising: 2 More Days!

For 28 years, Cary Presbyterian Church has partnered with Appalachia Service Project. This year, 35CPC volunteers will work in Kentucky from July 8-14. Your donations of cash and snacks are of great help to us each year. 

  Funds may be contributed at this link. (Wait for the pop-up screen.) Volunteers and others may share this link with family in friends to assist us with fund raising. (Any prepackaged snack donations may be placed in the hall outside the church office until July 7.) 

ASP volunteers will be fundraising in the Narthex on Sunday, June 24 and July 1. The team  leaves for Kentucky on July 8 so all food, drink and dollars will need to be donated by July 7. We have a great team this year with lots of newbies (both youth and adults)!
There has been an ASP work day at CPC already. The results can be seen at the back kitchen door (new shed) and at the Outdoor Chapel (bench repairs, new Communion table and deck repairs as well). Thanks for your continuing support!

SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2018
In the Fellowship Hall
following 10:00 a.m. Worship
Hosted by the Transition Team
Participate in interactive conversations
about the ministries and future of CPC.
Light refreshments will be provided.  

Nursery helpers needed! 

We need one adult and one youth, per week, 
from this coming Sunday, July 8 through August 12. 
(Mariya, one of our regular staff, has gone back home for the bulk of the summer.)

Please contact
or Meredith Bullis at 
 to volunteer. 
Thank you!.

Christian Education Information

It's time to register for the Not-on-Sunday-Sunday School playgroup for children ages 3 - 7 and their parents. The playgroup meets on Thursday mornings at 9:45 a.m. to noon on July 12, 19, 26 and August 2.  There will be a story, a snack, playtime and conversation: feel free to stay for a brown bag lunch afterwards. 
Email Meredith Bullis at (or text her, number on sheet in the narthex).

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER! It's Back: Computer Bible Camp f or children in grades 2 through 6. Camp sessions will be held on July 23, 24 and 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Computer Camp will use the fun Bongo Loves the Bible software and more. Camp will have activities, video, games, and a snack. 
Sign-ups are in the narthex at the VBS station. Registration closes July 8. Free!

Food, Friends, Fun is underway!
Food, Friends and Fun is now in progress [at Cary Presbyterian 
on Wednesdays this summer from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and other churches Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday].
Please keep your sign-ups coming!
July 11, still need:
  • Leader in recreation
  • 4 adults as group leaders
  • 1 child care helper
More will be posted later. Thank you!

Thank you so much for contributing to this successful local mission.  We demonstrate God's love and care to all through this experience. Join in for the fun, the new friends, and the food! Sign-up here at this link.

Summer Youth Group News

All CPC youth are invited to stop by Fresh Cary, a local ice cream shop (138 East Chatham Street) on most Wednesday evenings this summer. We'll gather at 7:00 p.m. each week for fellowship and tasty ice cream, then wrap up around 8:30 p.m. Feel free to come and go as your schedule allows.  See you there!

Wednesday Evening Pop-Up Bible Study
returns next week on Wednesday, July 11th
at 6:00 p.m. in the CPC Library.

If an emergency happened at CPC, would you know what to do?

Join us either July 15 or August 26 to learn about 
the emergency plan for CPC as well as
Friends and Family CPR and AED (automatic external defibrillator) training.
The classes will be held at 9:00 a.m. (before 10:00 a.m. Sunday worship) 
lasting approximately 45 minutes. Questions? Call Mandy at (919) 467-8700.

Triple F Group News

For our next summer meetings, we will go to IHOP for brunch at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, July 16 and Monday, August 20. Come join us! 

Esperanza de Guatemala 2018 Fundraiser

Mark your calendar and join us for
a special viewing of Field of Dreams,
Sunday, August 19 at The Cary Theater, 
sponsored by Esperanza de Guatemala.

Tickets Now Available at Cary Theater Box Office
and at Etix online!

Evening Schedule
Reception with hors d'oeuvres at 6:00 p.m.
Beer and wine available at BREW.

Movie: Field of Dreams at 7:00 p.m.
Ticket prices: $25 for adults,
$15 for children 12 years old and under.
Your participation in this year's event
helps us bring clean water to
the town of Nimasac.
Tickets will be available beginning Monday, July 2 
at The Cary Theater box office (122 E. Chatham Street, Cary).
Box office hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  
On Mondays, the box office has hours from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
 at the Cary Arts Center (101 Dry Avenue, Cary). 

Or, you may purchase tickets at Etix beginning Sunday, July 1, after 1:00 p.m.

  Online - a $2 per ticket convenience fee 
will be added to the price of the ticket.

  By Phone - call 1-800-514-3849 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. or Sunday 12 p.m. - 8 pm.  A $2 per ticket convenience fee will be added to the price of the ticket.

Liberation Theology for Armchair Theologians
by Miguel A. De La Torre

A concise overview of the global religious movement known as liberation theology focused on defining the major themes of this movement, as well as dispelling some common misconceptions. 

Liberation theology attempts to reflect upon the divine as understood from the poor, the marginalized, and the disenfranchised. The key figures, historical developments, and interfaith manifestations are all explored in this thorough introduction. 

Nonfiction for adults, available to borrow only in the CPC library.


Summertime Online Learning:
Bishop Michael Curry's Free Class Is Underway
Class is in session (and ups remain open) for the new free class: From Palace to Public Square: The Way of Love with Royal Wedding Preacher Michael Curry. Register and take the class today, it runs through July 15; more than 500 people from around the world have registered so far. Click this link for a video preview.

Nearly 2 billion people perked up to hear the riveting words of Bishop Curry at the 2018 Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. What hit a nerve was an inspiring and encompassing meditation on love. And what's propelled Bishop Curry into the international spotlight is paving the way for even greater Gospel work done in the name of love.

In this course, Bishop Curry relives some of his memories of the Royal Wedding, including analysis of his sermon. He then unpacks what he means by 'The Way of Love', and 'The Jesus Movement.'  This course will spur conversation around evangelism and discipleship.
This free class is ideal for those looking to deepen their understanding of love and to ponder new ways of sharing and living into God's love. Resources for those that want to take the course as a group are available in the course description.
This Big Class is brought to you by Forward Movement.

Summer All Together Services at 10:00 a.m. 
continue through September 2
(Labor Day Weekend). 

Mark your calendars for these summer service changes: 
a single 10:00 a.m. Sunday worship service continues each week 
from this coming Sunday through September 2 (Labor Day Weekend).

There will be no Sunday School (except for the Adult 1 class at 9:00)
 during the Summer Schedule.

The public CPC Facebook page is a great continuing source of information about what is upcoming and what has happened at CPC. Visit it frequently for news and pictures you won't see elsewhere, and share the posts with your friends and on your own Facebook page! 

Follow the links to the public page and the CPC family page below: 

CPC Church Service Podcasts
CPC Service podcasts are added weekly to Soundcloud and for posting to the website on this page. They appear with the most recent service featured at the top of the page, with the illustration from that week's bulletin as an identifier (as shown above).

Need a Name Tag?

BE KNOWN! Wear your name tag!

Need a name tag?  Need a new name tag?
You can either:
Write "Need a name tag" next to your name in the Welcome Book
OR sign up for a name tag at the table by the TV in the Narthex.
As soon as yours is ready it will be on that same table.
Keep it where most convenient on one of the name tag racks.

Send Your News and Announcements

Bulletin and e-Link announcements to go in any upcoming print issue 
or email  are  due by 12:00 noon on the prior Wednesday.
Please send to Phil Melton at

CPC Calendar for July 8  through July 15

Did You Know?

Cary Presbyterian Church is a part of a larger family of churches comprising the New Hope Presbytery. 
From Efland to the Outer Banks, spanning 33 counties, with 122 congregations representing 28,314 members, we are a Mid-Council of the Presbyterian Church (USA) serving eastern North Carolina. 

To learn more about what is going on within our New Hope Presbytery, click here to sign up for the Presbytery of New Hope e-newsletter

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