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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.…

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.…

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,…

Worship Sunday November 8, 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 8, 2020 Sermon: “A Guarantee for…

New Time for Outdoor Worship

Being that it is getting colder, our Outdoor Service is changing to a new time beginning this Sunday November 1.  New Outdoor Worship time is 11:30 am Wear a mask, bring a chair. Join us in the Genesis UMC parking lot. Reminder: Saturday night we FALL BACK one hour. Change your clock and get some extra rest! *New Sunday School Zoom times*The Sunday morning Adult Education classes will adjust their zoom times. Please look for an email from your class facilitator with the new zoom time…

November Prayer Calendar

Pray each day for Genesis UMC, it’s missions and ministries, our community and world using our monthly prayer calendar. You are invited to develop a habit of daily prayer by joining your heart and mind around one specific prayer focus each day. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your…