Posts from November 2020

Posts from November 2020

Advent & Christmas Happenings

Fill the Night with Music & Light This Advent and Christmas, let us fill the night with music and light and affirm and act on the reasons why we can still “believe, even when” we are discouraged.  Online Worship Services via YouTube/GenesisUMCCary Advent and Christmas Eve online worship services are available to stream beginning at 9 am on Sundays December 6th, 13th, 20th and on Christmas Eve, Thursday December 24th via our youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/GenesisUMCCary. Outdoor Worship in the Parking…

Advent 2020 “I Believe Even When”

Fill the Night with Music & Light The history of humanity is fraught with pain–especially the pain that comes accompanied by fear and leads to oppression and violence of one people against another. The world of pain was what Jesus was born into and through which his teachings would challenge and call for transformation. The opening words of an anonymous Jewish poet, “I believe in the sun, even when the sun is not shining,” were scrawled on a wall during the Holocaust.…

Join an Adult Advent Study

Genesis welcomes you to participate in a virtual Advent study. Find peace and joy this Christmas through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We meet via ZOOM. New faces are always welcome! Choose a study and meeting time, then email the class facilitator for study information and ZOOM invites before the next class! Seekers class, Sundays at 10:00 am Begins November 29: “A Christmas Carol: Book and Bible Study Guide” In the Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol“, the reclusive curmudgeon, Ebenezer…

Worship Sunday November 29, 2020

November 29, 2020 1st Sunday of Advent: Hope Fill the Night with Music & Light This Advent and Christmas, let us fill the night with music and light and affirm and act on the reasons why we can still “believe, even when” we are discouraged.  We welcome you to join in worship this Sunday and participate in our Christian community. In Person: Each Sunday at 11:30 am, weather permitting, there is a live outdoor worship service in our parking lot.…

Adult Studies

Life is better surrounded by friends! Enjoy fellowship and insight with your Christian friends at Genesis and learn how God will help see us through. Scroll to an area of interest: Adult Christian Education Updated Nov. 23. New group: FUEL! Back Porch Gatherings Disciple Bible Studies New class offered in 2021! Genesis Book Group LIFT (Ladies in Faith Together) Man2Man Choose a study and meeting time, then email the class facilitator or adults@genesis-umc.org for study information, log-ins and Zoom invites before the…

Advent & Christmas Worship Schedule

Fill the Night with Music & Light This Advent and Christmas, let us fill the night with music and light and affirm and act on the reasons why we can still “believe, even when” we are discouraged.  Online Worship Services via YouTube/GenesisUMCCary Advent and Christmas Eve online worship services are available to stream beginning at 9 am on Sundays November 29th, December 6th, 13th, 20th and on Christmas Eve, Thursday December 24th via our youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/GenesisUMCCary. Outdoor Worship in…

December Prayer Calendar

We praywhen there’s nothing elsewe can do —but God wants us to pray,before we do anything at all. – Oswald Chambers You are invited to pray each day for Genesis UMC, it’s missions and ministries, our community and world using our monthly prayer calendar. Develop a habit of daily prayer by joining your heart and mind around one specific prayer focus each day.

Worship Sunday November 22, 2020

We invite you to join us in worship this Sunday and participate in our Christian community. Each Sunday at 11:30 am, weather permitting, there is a live outdoor worship service in our parking lot. Bring your own chair, a sun shield and mask. You may also worship online via our YouTube channel: genesisumccary. We worship together through music, a children’s moment, scripture readings and a Biblical centered message delivered by Pastor Craig Ham. November 22, 2020 Sermon: “Enter His Gates”…

Advent 2020

Fill the Night with Music & Light The history of humanity is fraught with pain–especially the pain that comes accompanied by fear and leads to oppression and violence of one people against another. The world of pain was what Jesus was born into and through which his teachings would challenge and call for transformation. The opening words of an anonymous Jewish poet, “I believe in the sun, even when the sun is not shining,” were scrawled on a wall during the Holocaust.…

Prayer Focus: Veterans

Heavenly Father, Today we honor our veterans.  We come before you in thanksgiving for the men and women who serve and have served in all branches of the US military.   Thank you for the brave soldiers who died in service to our country.  Comfort their families as only you can.   Remind us to rise up and support the widows and children they left behind.     Holy Spirit, we ask that you comfort, guard, and guide active military personnel.  Shield them from…

Giving Thanks

Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights. Let us challenge ourselves to purposefully set aside time to show our gratitudefor all our Father God has done and will do in our lives. Use this 30 day Gratitude Calendar from Crosswalk.com to guide you. 16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from…

Worship Sunday November 15, 2020

We invite you to join us in worship this Sunday and participate in our Christian community. Each Sunday at 11:30 am, weather permitting, there is a live outdoor worship service in our parking lot. Bring your own chair, a sun shield and mask. You may also worship online via our YouTube channel: genesisumccary. We worship together through music, a children’s moment, scripture readings and a Biblical centered message delivered by Pastor Craig Ham. November 15, 2020 Sermon: “Living in Hard…

Seekers Advent Study

Seekers, Sundays at 10:00 am Advent Study begins Novmber 29: “A Christmas Carol: Book and Bible Study Guide” In the Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol“, the reclusive curmudgeon, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited on Christmas Eve by four spirits who force him to examine his selfish ways. When Scrooge awakens on Christmas morning, he is a new man, flinging open the windows of spiritual transformation and given to an entirely new outlook on life.  A Christmas Carol Book and Bible Study…

12 Tips for Navigating the Holidays While Hurting

Reprinted with Permission from Lifeway FactsandTrends.net Extracted from an article written by Laura Petherbridge The year 2020 has been exceptionally difficult for all of us. The holiday season can be an excruciating time of year for those experiencing a loss. In addition to the pandemic and the death of a loved one, long term solitude, a divorce, illness, family trauma, job loss, or moving to a new location can cause serious depression. Take a moment during this season of “good cheer” and…

Genesis Prays … for Veterans

Wednesday November 11 @ 7:00 pm on ZOOM Join us this Wednesday November 11 on Zoom as we lift up our church, community, nation and world. Our focus this week is to pray for our Veterans. Zoom meeting information is posted Wednesday on the Genesis UMC Member facebook page, or email GenesisPrays@genesis-umc.org. Hosted by the Genesis UMC Prayer ministry.

Disciple 2 Long Term Bible Study

Disciple 2 (32 week study, Disciple 1 suggested pre-requisite)  Disciple: Into the Word Into the World is the second study in the four-phase Disciple program. Discipe II (aka “the green one”) offers a deeper examination of Genesis, Exodus, Luke, and Acts, emphasizing the rhythm of coming to God and going for God . . . approaching all experiences of life as opportunities for faithful witness and service.  5-7 pm Sunday evenings via Zoom Orientation: Sunday, January 3, 2021 Class Begins: Sunday, January 10,…
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