History: First United Methodist Church in Cary

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Story and historical picture courtesy of Lori Balmer for First United Methodist Church Cary.

Cary, NC – Early Methodists worshipped east of Cary in an area called Asbury. You can still find it on a map, though there are no signs. There is an ancient cemetery, but with no tombstones. When Frank Page built his sawmill and the academy, the Cary community started to form. The worshippers from Asbury moved to meet in the academy building. Read more

FUMC Notes: Reality Check in Appalachia

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Story and pictures from Lori Barmer of First United Methodist Church in Cary.

Cary, NC – The work of First United’s Appalachia Service Project (ASP) specifically focuses on homes in disrepair. For the past 26 years, First United Church Cary has sent mission teams to impoverished communities in West Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky. Read more

CaryCitizen Worship Page

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Cary, NC – CaryCitizen is pleased to announce the publication of our Worship Page. This is the seventh directory in the Cary Guides section of the website. Read more

FUMCC Youth Walk Honors Victims in Boston

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Story by Community Contributor Lori Barmer. Photos by Jason Darden.

Cary, NC – The bombings in Boston touched everyone in America. Even right here in our North Carolina town. At First United Methodist Church in Cary (FUMCC), students wanted to do something. But sometimes, all you can do is pray. Read more

Church Notes: Women in the Pulpit

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Story and picture from Greenwood Forest.

Cary, NC – Throughout February, Greenwood Forest Baptist Church in Cary joins other Baptist churches in celebrating the annual Martha Stearns Memorial Month of Preaching. Greenwood Forest is honored to have women preaching for all four Sundays in February. Read more

From Russia With Love (and Faith)

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Story and photos by Emilie Mathura, 2012 graduate of Green Hope High School, who is currently working 9 months in the Ukraine at an orphanage called The Ark.

From Cary, NC to Kiev, in the Ukraine – Kiev, the bustling capital of Ukraine, is home to 2.6 million people and thousands of homeless children. Read more

3 Kings Parade This Saturday

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Photo of 2012 Three Kings Parade by Brooke Meyer.

Cary, NC – This Saturday, experience the annual Three Kings Parade in Bond Park, a Latino celebration of the birth of Jesus, presented by Diamante, Inc. Read more

Festival of Lights – Jewish Celebration in Cary

Sharon Kabalo, deputy consul general for Israel in Atlanta lights the Shamash at Cary’s 2nd annual Jewish Festival.

Story by Lindsey Chester, photos by Brooke Meyer

Cary, NC- For the second year, the Town of Cary has partnered with Chabad of Cary, the Jewish Federation of Raleigh-Cary and Temple Beth Shalom to bring the town a festival to celebrate Hanukkah. Cary lit the large public menorah on the second night of the holiday, this past Sunday.

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“Mom, is there really a Santa Claus?”

Guest post by writer Colleen Malloy-Cagnassola of Wake Forest. Photo by Brooke Meyer.

My young son approached me recently looking for the truth! Usually when he approaches me, it’s because he wants something tangible.  But this time was different. He seemed hopeless.  He looked up with sadness in his eyes, and asked, “Mom, is there really a Santa?” Instantly, my body froze. Read more

Art & Faith: Funding a Trip to India

Cary, NC- When your kids have a passion, you will do anything to help. Kate Cook’s children, Grace and Stuart, want to help orphans in faraway India through a program called Global Hope. Kate is hosting a juried art exhibit to raise the needed funds. Read more