One of the great traditions of the Church is lighting the Advent Wreath in worship and around the table at home. We want to help you connect those two spaces this Advent.
You can download a resource guide for your home. It comes with meditations, prayers, scripture, discussion prompts and activities for both kids and adults.
519’s Christmas tree is decorated, full of ornaments with opportunities for you or your family to spread some Christmas love to the Wake County Foster Care Program.
A high-energy experience for the whole family! Join us on Friday, Dec. 8th, from 6:30-8pm in the CLC on the Apex campus for a Christmas skit and carols followed by hot chocolate, cookies, crafts, scavenger hunt, a Christmas disco party, and a train ride! Monetary donations will be collected for UMCOR for ongoing hurricane relief.
Help with volunteering at Jingle Jam.
The plea of God’s people throughout history has been for God to intervene – to come down, fix what is broken, heal what is wounded, and make real what faith struggles to imagine. We want the same things these days, don’t we? What if we invited God to come again and opened up our lives to first make room in our hearts for him. Read more about what Apex UMC Family of Faith events during Advent.
December 24, 2017
10:00am: Nursery Only; Communion
5:00: No Basecamp and No Nursery; Communion and Candle Light
7:00: No Basecamp and No Nursery; Communion and Candle Light
December 31, 2017
10:00am: Nursery Only
We’ll pass the Pitcher of Mercy to support Paws4Vets, which provides therapy dogs for former soldiers dealing with the physiological effects of war.
This event is open to anyone and everyone, so bring your people!
All are invited to enjoy fellowship, goodies, hot chocolate and coffee while making an Advent wreath and ornaments to take home! Join us on Sunday, Dec. 3rd between services (10:15 to 10:45am).
All supplies provided but if you stored your green wire ring from a previous year, bring it with you to reuse!
During the month of November, we will be collecting food for Feed the Kids.
Clean out the cupboard, grab an extra bag at the grocery store and drop off any of the following items on Sunday mornings at 519church.
Individual Cereal, Individual Fruit Cups, Canned Pasta, Granola Bars, Mac & Cheese, Canned Pasta Sauce, 1 lb. box of Spaghetti, Small Jar of Peanut Butter, Canned Soup, Large Can of Chicken Breast
Need a break? Need to start Christmas shopping? Drop your kiddos off at 519church from 5:30-8pm on November 19th!
519youth are hosting a Parent’s Night Out event that will include games, snacks, crafts, and more! Sign up your 3-year-old to 5th grader any time before the event. We are accepting a small love offering to support future youth endeavors!
Lament and Hope. We all have experience with both. Neither of these experiences should occur alone. We are called to mourn with those who mourn and rejoice with those who rejoice. We are called to carry one another’s burdens. We need each other. We need the Lord.
On Friday, Nov. 17th, at 7pm, you are invited to gather at our Peak campus (1200 N. Salem St., Apex) for an evening of lament and hope. We will sing together. We will pray together. We will weep together. We will also rejoice and embrace hope together. Nursery will be provided for infants to preschool age, and our prayer teams will be available to pray with and for you.
Please visit our family website and confidentially share your laments and hopes as a part of our worship experience.
Resources for Coping with Grief
We know this series has been a difficult one for many in our church. Our hope is that it has provided a source of comfort and healing. We also know that sometimes we need help from others during our journey of lament. Our church has many wonderful resources to offer:
- Stephen Ministry: Supervised lay volunteers are formally trained to provide Christ-centered care and confidential support. Contact Pastor Charlene Guider or Pat Evans.
- Grief Recovery Group: On Sundays in Lent, seasoned leaders will offer grief support for those grieving the death of a loved one. Contact Liz Williamson.
- Grief Support Gathering: For anyone experiencing grief from a death of a loved one. The group meets from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the third Saturday monthly in the Fellowship Hall. Contact Sandee Story.
- Journeying Through Grief Booklets: Following the death of an immediate family member, booklets are mailed over a series of months providing helpful information on the grief journey. Contact Pat Evans.
- DivorceCare: Starting in January, this weekly seminar/support group will help you heal from the hurt. Contact Pat Evans.
- Compassionate Friends: Each year the church opens its doors and hearts for a candlelight service of remembrance for those that have lost a child. This year’s service is Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. in DC 400. Contact Jeff Babcock.
This Sunday, October 29th, we will be focusing on our ongoing work in Haiti during the 9:30 and 11:00am services. Sunday classes for Nursery to 5th grade will meet as normal. Middle School will be joining us in the service.
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.
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.
BIKES FOR THE WORLD DONATION DAY
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.”
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.