Posts from May 2021

Posts from May 2021

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Prayer for Marriages

Heavenly Father, we pause to take a few moments to thank you for the glories that you have bestowed upon us.  We especially take a few moments to thank you for the relationships that we share in marriage.  Paul reminded us that we can have faith, hope and love.  So we thank you for our faith in you, that you will guide and direct us as we share moments with our spouses and our families.  We thank you that we…

The Jesus Controversy

Sunday May 30, 2021 “The Jesus Controversy” ; Join us in worship this Sunday, May 30 at 9:00 a.m. in-person in the Genesis parking lot, or online at youtube.com/genesisumccary. For the outdoor service, bring your own chair. We are mask friendly. Online worship at youtube.com/genesisumccary includes music, a children’s moment, scripture readings and a Biblically centered message delivered by Pastor Craig Ham. In-person outdoor worship will continue each week, weather permitting. Watch the Genesis homepage, www.genesis-umc.org, or public facebook page…

C4C : Kingswood Elementary 2020-21

Genesis UMC adopted Kingswood Elementary school in Cary, NC several years ago as our Congregations for Children (C4C) school. Genesis supported Kingswood Elementary in the 2020-2021 school year by donating Walmart and Food Lion gift cards for their Feeding Friends program. The cards were given to families who are food insecure. We provided 22 bags of food which were distributed at Genesis UMC in December to families identified by the staff at Kingswood. Each bag contained canned and dried goods…
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Pentecost Sunday

Sunday May 23, 2021 Pentecost Join us in worship this Sunday, May 23 at 9:00 a.m. in-person in the Genesis parking lot, or online at youtube.com/genesisumccary. For the outdoor service, bring your own chair. We are mask friendly. Online worship at youtube.com/genesisumccary includes music, a children’s moment, scripture readings and a Biblically centered message delivered by Pastor Craig Ham. In-person outdoor worship will continue each week, weather permitting. Watch the Genesis homepage, www.genesis-umc.org, or public facebook page facebook.com/genesis.umc.cary for weather…

Methodist Build Dedication

Even in a pandemic our participation with Habitat for Humanity continues! Because of your generosity, we were able to make our financial contribution to the Methodist Build project for 2020.  The photos and video below show the work that your gifts have made possible.  We are very excited to announce that this year Genesis will once again make a financial contribution to Habitat for Humanity, and we will be able to join in with our Methodist brothers and sisters as well…

Thank You from Dorcas Ministries

Genesis partners with Dorcas Ministries on High House Road to provide services to our community. Here is the most recent report from Dorcas Ministries Development Director, Rose Cornelious; Executive Director, Howard Manning; and Director of Client Services, Jill Straight. May 10, 2021. I’d like to thank you for your support.  Since 1968, Dorcas Ministries has addressed the needs of struggling people in Cary and Morrisville.  Together, we put food on tables, help people avoid eviction, assist with educational pursuits, ensure…

Prayer for the Christian Home

Gracious God, who created the families of the earth, we commend to your care all the families in this congregation, community, and the world. We pray that each home may be a place where love, peace, and hope give light to life. May each home become a light spark for the transformation of this world into your holy Kingdom. We pray for those homes where there is danger, violence, fear, loneliness, hurtful words, and unceasing activity without reason. We pray…

The Supremacy of Love

Sunday May 16, 2021 “The Supremacy of Love” Join us in worship this Sunday, May 16 at 9:00 a.m. in-person in the Genesis parking lot, or online at youtube.com/genesisumccary. For the outdoor service, bring your own chair and practice social distancing. Masks are optional in accordance with North Carolina and CDC guidelines. Online worship at youtube.com/genesisumccary includes music, a children’s moment, scripture readings and a Biblically centered message delivered by Pastor Craig Ham. In-person outdoor worship will continue each week,…

Breakthrough Prayer for Pentecost

Genesis Prayer ministry hopes that you enjoyed the Breakthrough Prayer that was introduced during Lent: “God, help me to see myself as you see me. Create in me a pure heart. Amen.” A breakthrough prayer is a short prayer that the entire congregation prays together in their daily prayer life, individually and in small groups, classes, worship and anytime you pray. A breakthrough prayer is an additive component of prayer. It adds a request in every prayer occasion for God…

Book Group Reading for May

Genesis Book Group meets the third Thursday of each month, August through May. Next Zoom meeting: Thursday, May 20th at 7 pm via Zoom Book Selection: Beneath A Scarlet Sky by Mark T. Sullivan Based on the true story of a forgotten hero, Beneath a Scarlet Sky is the triumphant, epic tale of one young man’s incredible courage and resilience during one of history’s darkest hours. (GoodReads website). The book is available to borrow. Books can be picked up and returned in room 105 in the lower part…
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Mother’s Day

Sunday May 9, 2021 A Mother’s Day Sermon Join us in worship this Sunday, May 9 at 9:00 a.m. in-person in the Genesis parking lot. Mother’s will enjoy a special greeting in honor of Mother’s Day. Pastor Craig Ham will deliver a Mother’s Day message.  Bring your own chair and practice social distancing. Masks are optional in accordance with North Carolina and CDC guidelines. If you are unable to join us in the parking lot, participate virtually via YouTube. Worship…
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May Prayer Calendar

But when you pray, go to your room, shut the door, and pray to your Father who is present in that secret place. Your Father who sees what you do in secret will reward you. Amen () The Genesis prayer calendar is a tool to help each of us develop and maintain a habit of daily prayer. Join your heart and mind around one specific prayer focus each day. Ask God to break through in new and miraculous ways! Version…