Posts from November 2019

Posts from November 2019

Advent and Christmas Schedule

Advent at Genesis: The Redemption of Scrooge. Go from Bah! Humbug! to a Blessed Advent and Merry Christmas. Advent Sundays at 9:00 and 11:20 a.m.   December 1  “Bah Humbug! Making Change”   December 8    Christmas @ Genesis Musical Celebration   December 15    “The Life of Christmas Present: Look Upon Me”   December 22  “The Hope of Christmas Future: Death Defying Acts” Christmas Eve Worship, Tuesday December 24   “The Redemption of Scrooge: Keeping Christmas Well”   5:00…

Disciple Bible Studies begin in January

Want to learn more about the Bible and how it can relate to you today? Two Disciple    Classes will begin in January on Sunday nights @ 5 PM – 7 PM. Disciple 1 – Long Term (34 weeks) Begins January 5, 2020 Disciple 1 is a prerequisite for any of the other Disciple studies. Disciple 1 goes through the entire  Bible. Invitation to Psalms – Short Term (10 weeks) Begins January 26, 2020 If you have questions about Disciple studies,…

Christmas @ Genesis

You are invited to a Christmas Musical Celebration with the Genesis Chancel Choir, Instrumental Ensemble and Friends, directed by Marla Ham. The Christmas Musical Celebration will be presented Sunday December 8 at both the 9:00 a.m. and 11:20 a.m. worship services.

Hanging of the Greens

Sunday, November 24 @ 3:00 pm Join us in decorating God’s church for the arrival of the Christ child. We need a few strong men to assist us in bring the decorations down from the attic just after the 11:20 a.m. worship service or at 2:00 pm. Contact Helen Gragg, or Alex Thompson . Decorating begins at 3 pm. You are invited to help prepare the church for the arrival of our Lord and King!

Serve on Sundays

Help Out! Genesis is a volunteer-driven community and we need you to make things work! We are seeking Ushers, Greeters, Worship Coordinators, Communion Stewards, Welcome Hosts, Coffee Fellowship Hosts, and Counters to share the work of the church on Sunday mornings.  Sign up today!

2019 Methodist Build

Genesis Build Day – Saturday November 23! Seeking at least 10 Genesis Members & Friends. Genesis has joined with  Habitat for Humanity Wake County, other UMC’s and two other coalitions to build affordable townhomes in southeast Raleigh. This year’s build is called the Trinity Build. It takes a lot of volunteers! Saturday November 23th is Genesis Build Day.   We are committed to provide at least 10 Genesis Members to help with the build on that day. If you can hold…

Angel Tree

Our Angel Tree Collection is November 16 – December 8. We are sponsoring 20 children through Western Wake Health and Family Services. Come to God’s Light Cafe at Genesis. Choose an angel and bless a child.

Is There Room at Your Table?

Do you know  a person or a couple who have gone through a challenging time or may be alone this Thanksgiving or Christmas?  Consider inviting them to your holiday meal. Simply ask if they have plans. If they do not, invite them to join your family.  Keep it simple and friendly in tone. Leave the decision up to them. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.                            13 Contribute to the needs of the saints…

New! Card Ministry

Be part of this new Ministry at Genesis. Send cards to members and friends of the congregation to let them know we love them and are praying for them. Contact Kim Kligerman, or 919-467-2128 ext. 222.

Financial Peace University

Another 9-week Financial Peace University (“FPU”) class starts January 12th, 2:00 – 3:45 pm, room 105, Genesis United Methodist Church, 850 High House Rd., Cary. (Sign-up link below) Topics covered in this proven, biblically-focused class: how to reduce debt save an emergency fund ways to purchase items insurance types needed and shop for investments for retirement investments for college techniques to buy/sell a home Communicate better with each other Give more (it’s all HIS but he lets you keep 90%)…

12 Tips for Navigating the Holidays While Hurting

Reprinted with Permission from Lifeway By Laura Petherbridge The holiday season can be an excruciating time of year for those who’ve experienced a loss. In   addition to for those who’ve experienced a loss. In   addition to the death of a loved one,           divorce, illness, family trauma, job loss, a     wayward child, or moving to a new location can cause serious depression during the holidays. After having lived in a stepfamily for decades, I’ve definitely experienced “meltdown moments” and extreme…


Man2Man is a men’s Bible Study that meets each Tuesday morning at 7:00 am. You are invited to join us. Bring your breakfast and Bible.

Genesis Book Group – November

Thursday November 21 @ 7:15 pm When does a moral choice become a moral imperative? And where does one draw the line between punishment and justice, forgiveness and mercy? Join the Genesis book group on Thursday, November 21st, 7:15 pm at Michelle Picirillo’s home to discuss Jodi Picoult’s The Storyteller. Goodreads website describes The Storyteller as a searingly honest novel in which Jodi Picoult gracefully explores the lengths we will go in order to protect our families and to keep…

Senior Adults – November & December

November 20, 4:00-6:00 pm Come enjoy fellowship with our Seniors! We will have a lively discussion with a local police officer and learn all about safety in the internet. We will also talk about ways to stay safe at home and out and about. Bring questions you may have. Also bring an appetite and enjoy a light dinner. It will be fun for all. Hope to see you there! December 6, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Seniors come enjoy a wonderful…

Seeking Sewers

Collect and sew hats for Duke cancer patients. Hats are cut out and waiting for you with sewing instructions in the cupboard in room 212. Thank you for blessing these cancer patients.   Watch for our hat cutting events, held multiple times a year. Duke Cancer patients are very grateful for the hats, which are given free of charge. Many thanks to Spoonflower for the fabric donations. Contact Olwyn Oxenham

Worship at Brookdale

November 10 @ 1:30 pm Genesis members and friends hold a worship service with Holy Communion for the residents of Brookdale Assisted Living ( MacArthur Park Dr. ) on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 1:30 PM.  No sign up is necessary, just show up! Remaining dates for 2019 are November 10 and December 15.  Fred Stansell