AUMC Family News: 10.17.17

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The Peak Church hosted a very successful bike collection day on Saturday, Oct. 14, in partnership with Bikes for the World. We came together as a community and collected nearly 200 bikes which are now are on their way to provide transportation all over the world. Bikes for the World provide reliable transportation in developing countries. “A bicycle enables someone to move four times faster than walking and carry four times more. It can broaden their horizons, provide more control over their schedules and give them hope. It can make a significant difference in peoples’ lives.”

Bike Donation
Staff Changes
Adult ASP

All Saints Day: 11.5.17

Submit a name for us to remember this All Saints’ Day.  You can enter a name for someone who has died this past year, or the name(s) of others who are important to you.

Trunk or Treat: 10.29.17

Save the date for this year’s Trunk or Treat! Our Apex UMC Family youth will host a safe and fun event for children in the community on Sunday, Oct. 29th, from 5-7pm in the Apex UMC parking lot. Youth small groups will decorate their car trunks and hand out candy to preschool- and elementary-aged children. Prizes will be awarded to youth on their decorated trunks –  most creative, best participation and best overall. Cars must be registered in advance. E-mail Anna for more information.

Support Feed the Kids at Trunk or Treat: Bring a food donation for Feed the Kids when you come to Trunk or Treat and get a special treat bag! Items needed include individually-portioned cereal, oatmeal, macaroni and cheese, granola bars, soup and canned pasta with meat.

Happy B-day 519: 10.15.17

We can’t wait to celebrate with you our 5th B-day (Wooden Theme Anniversary) on Sunday, October 15th.

Special service planned at 9:30am and 11:00am.

More fun at Halftime from 10:15 to 10:45am with games, cake, balloons, orange punch and a take-home gift.  Stay after the 1st service or come early before the 2nd service.  You will not want to miss out.

Town Hall Meeting: 10.22.17

We will have a “town hall” or question and answer session as we update each other about what’s happening in the whole church, as well as, in our particular faith communities on Sunday, October 22th during Halftime (10:15-10:45am) and after the second service (12:00 to 12:30pm) in the Worship Space.

View 519’s Annual Report, read FAQ’s, or make a commitment with the online commitment card HERE.

Serve Sunday: 10.29.17

October’s Serve Sunday, October 29th, will focus on our ongoing work in Haiti. There will be a panel of 519 folks who have been to Haiti. We will also have someone from Family Health Ministries come and share about the work that’s currently being done in Haiti.

We will also feature some great Haitian music, food, and an opportunity to pray, celebrate, and look forward to what God has in store for this beautiful work that we get to participate in.  Please join us at either 9:30am or 11:00am services on Sunday, October 29th.

Children and Nursery will meet both services.

Leadership Gathering Recap

By Tim Catlett, Lead Pastor, AUMC Family of Faith

On September 18, members of the Apex UMC Family gathered for our annual leadership gathering, a “state of the church” event that provided an opportunity to learn more about the past, present, and future of our faith communities. Over 75 church members were in attendance at our 519 campus in Morrisville.

Todd Davis (519 Steering Team Chair) opened the night by welcoming our teams to 519 and shared a brief glimpse into how this new space is creating opportunities for people to encounter Jesus in Morrisville, Cary, Durham, and other communities across Southwest Wake County. A cross-campus worship team led us in singing praise to God and Eric Weller (Administrative Council Chair) continued our evening by thanking our leaders for serving the church and introducing the other chairs of our Steering Teams and Standing Committees. read more…

519 Hearts Haiti 5k/1mile: 9.23.17

On September 23rd, 519church is teaming up with local sponsors to offer a 5k run through Perimeter Park in Morrisville, NC. In its sixth year, this race has become a local favorite. Plus, your entry fee supports the work of Family Health Ministries to operate a women’s hospital in the mountains of Fondwa, Haiti.  Register to run, walk, or volunteer. Considering sponsoring? Read More.

This year’s new course provides a great race for both first-time and experienced runners. In addition to the 5k, we will also have a 1-mile fun run so that families can come out and run together. View the unofficial Course Map to scope out the elevation change or to go train on the course.

We are excited to offer a FREE Running clinic on Thursdays, starting August 3rd, 6:30pm at Omega Sports in Morrisville as we prepare for the 519 Hearts Haiti 5k. Aaron Cziraky, a fitness instructor at Rex Wellness and a certified running instructor will be leading the training.  Please arrive early to sign a waiver.

Hurricane Help

As we watch news coverage of the devastating flooding of Hurricane Harvey and Irma destruction, we want to help. Apex UMC Family of Faith is responding through UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) and currently, as rescue efforts are still underway, the best way to help is through financial donations or by donations for flood buckets.

You can give online at to US Disaster Response Advance #901670. If you prefer to write a check, please bring it to the Apex church office (100 South Hughes St., Apex, NC 27502) or drop it in the offering this weekend. Write the check to Apex UMC and designate UMCOR US Disaster Response Advance #901670 on the memo line.

In addition to financial contributions, MERCI is ready to send 2,000 UMCOR cleaning buckets and at least 2,000 health kits to areas hard-hit by Harvey. If you would like to help, we will collect contents for those buckets (no buckets needed) for the next few weeks in the Welcome Space at 519church. read more…

Fall Classes at 519

A great way to connect at 519church is through our Bible 101 class, lead by Pastor Owen Barrow starting September 14th on the 519campus.

September 14 – October 12th.

6:45 – 8:00pm

Register in the Welcome Space on Sunday or HERE.

Childcare provided with Reservation HERE.

For more class options on other campuses (one being a Contemplative Prayer Class co-led by 519 Hannah Eskridge), click HERE.

Warehouse Community

Join us for this fall to get a taste of what 519community is and does as we gather in the Warehouse space at 519church.

Beginning September 7th

6:30 – 8:30pm

Register in the Welcome Space or online HERE.

Childcare provided with Reservation HERE.

Q&A w/Owen: 9.10.17

Been checking out 519 for while and want to dig a little bit deeper?  This is not a DTR (define the relationship conversation) but a chance to ask any questions you may have.

Join us for Q&A with Owen on Sunday, September 10th after the 9:30 or 11:00am service in the Community Room (by the bathrooms).

Beer and Hymns: 9.10.17


Join us at 7:30pm on September 10th at Trali Irish Pub in Morrisville to eat delicious food and sing some good old hymns.

We will be raising money to benefit the Carmel Voltaire Women’s Health Center in the mountains of Haiti. Let’s get together, raise our pints and voices and help them help others! Learn about the Haitian hospital HERE.

This event is open to anyone and everyone, so bring your people!

Planning Center Online

On September 10th the team leaders will be meeting to plan the next quarter of serving for 519church. This will include October, November, and December.

Please log into Planning Center Online and block any dates that you will not be able to serve 519.

If you have questions, please contact your team leader or David Shaw, Volunteer Coordinator.