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Welcome to our First Ladies’ Ministries Page!  We are so excited that you are here to see what God is doing in and through the lives of our First Ladies!  It is our desire in everything we do to:

  • …Live for HIM
  • …Love through HIM
  • …Lead others to HIM

“If we live by the spirit, let us also walk by the spirit.” Galatians 5:25

—Shirley Huddleston
Women’s Ministries Coordinator


Girlfriends in God Ministry

You don’t want to miss a “giG” where you can come hang & have fun with our First Ladies while “loving on & honoring” all of our “new friends” at the same time! The giG meets 3 to 4 times a year so be sure to check out this page for future dates!

giG leader/contact—Jane Walton

Mother’s Day

For: All Ladies age 18 and over
Date: May 14th
Time: 8:45a arrive, 9:00a start
Verse: 2 Tim 1:6 “Stir up the gift of God”
Colors: red and white gingham
Food: Light Country Continental Breakfast (biscuits, ham, fruit)


This semester, we are partnering with our church-wide community outreach called Touching Lives for Christ. Our specific project is to collect baby and children’s items that will be distributed to those in need, right from our own campus. Please bring any of the following items in good, clean condition to the church office by April 21st.

Clothes: Newborn to Youth XL
Children’s Toys/Games/Electronics: In working condition with batteries (if needed)
Nursery/Children’s Furniture: Cribs, Swings, Bouncy Seats, etc.
Nursery/Children’s Room Décor: Sheets, Blankets, Books, etc.

Please also sign up online to help with the sorting and distribution at TLC, Saturday, April 29th.

If you have any questions, please contact Aliza Travis.


Let’s be sure to ” Live Out Loud for Christ” by fulfilling the Great Commission ( Matt. 28:19)!

James 1:19-27 says,

19 Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. 20 Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires. 21 So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls.

22 But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves. 23 For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror. 24 You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like. 25 But if you look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don’t forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it.

26 If you claim to be religious but don’t control your tongue, you are fooling yourself, and your religion is worthless. 27 Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.”

Please join us in blessing widows and homebound in our community with a beautiful bouquet in love by making a donation through Café Connections Bible Studies and/or participating in the assembly and delivery of the bouquets through TLC (Touching Lives for Christ, April 23, 2016, Cary FBC).


A Lottie Moon Success Story

A different perspective of the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering from a young woman born to parents on the mission field, to parents whose salaries, housing, vehicle, budgets, etc. came from the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering and the Cooperative Program.


A LOTTIE MOON SUCCESS STORY, Jessica Yates

Yesterday was the official launch for the Lottie Moon 2013 Christmas Offering. I can’t recall the first time that I heard the name Lottie Moon, or the first time that I realized how it impacted me and my family. Instead, it somehow seems that as a missionary kid, I was programmed with the knowledge of who Lottie Moon was, how the offering came to be, and just how important the offering is to the work of IMB missionaries. I’ve visited countless churches with my parents over the holiday seasons; I’ve sat in the front pew with my sister and listened as my dad told stories about women bowed under the weight of several kilos of firewood before he broke up the seriousness with the age old story of finding fresh leopard tracks on the way back from the fishing hole. I’ve looked around at the wreaths, the decorated trees, the advent candles, and all of the churchgoers bedecked in the holiday uniform of red and black as my parents, together with the local pastor, implored them to give to the Lottie Moon fund. Lottie Moon has been my reality ever since I was born. That is why it never to fails to surprise me when I meet someone who knows about the offering, has given to the offering, and may even promote the offering, yet they have no idea what they’ve fostered by doing so.

In the most cliché way possible, I am a Lottie success story. I was born on the mission field, in the middle of a sprawling, but crowded African city. That was only made possible because Lottie Moon paid for my parents and my family to live in Kenya. It is Lottie Moon that provided for the 15+ trips back and forth to the States when there was a family emergency, wedding, or when my parents needed a break. It is Lottie Moon that put clothes on my back and fed me. It is Lottie Moon that paid for the malaria medication when I was sick and the x-rays when I hurt my wrist. It is Lottie Moon that made possible for me to go to a school where over 40 nations were represented, teaching me the invaluable lesson that God did not make a standard among humanity; instead everyone is unique, different, and special in his sight. It is Lottie Moon that then paid for my books in college when my scholarships and grants didn’t cover that exorbitant fee. It is Lottie Moon that paid for my family’s Christmas tree and the Holiday CD’s and movies when we lived in a region where people think snow is a myth. It is Lottie Moon that gave me the ability to say that I’ve pet a rhino and a cheetah, ridden a camel, watched a zebra give birth, and kept hedgehogs as pets. It is Lottie Moon that gave me the experiences of swimming in the Indian Ocean, witnessing countless African sunsets and sunrises, and feeling the red clay dirt under my bare feet. It is Lottie Moon that gave me an extended family within my mission; a family that is so wide spread now that on my birthday, I receive well wishes and birthday blessings for a global day, starting in the morning in Australia, and ending at night in Hawaii. It is Lottie Moon that made it imperative that if a boy ever wants to marry me, he has to ask not only my father, but my Luo uncle and his brothers first. It is Lottie Moon that blessed me with a family – by blood and by faith – so strong in the spirit that I have no doubt what Jesus and Paul intended when they called for the Body of Christ to be one. I am a Lottie success story.

But none of that comes close to comparing with the real Lottie Moon story. Because there is nothing else that I have experienced in this world that is similar to the feeling that you get when a woman’s face completely changes and the invisible weight is lifted off of her shoulders when she accepts Christ. There is nothing like holding an orphaned toddler, who until two weeks ago was testing as HIV positive, but is now healthy because of proper nutrition, medication, and the undying love of his new family. There is nothing like giving a New Testament to an illiterate elderly woman whose children have all died from AIDS, and watching as her granddaughter – one of many that she is having to raise in her old age – opens the silken pages to read John 3:16 to her family. There is nothing like watching the tears of pain change to tears of joy because the young high school girl believes whole heartedly that your prayer for her just reached the ears of God. There’s nothing like sitting under the shade of a Baobab – a tree that was not in fact made up by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry – and listening to a trifecta of local languages praising God for the new church plant. There’s nothing like sharing a warm coke with a young man and realizing he was discipled by a missionary who you fondly remember as a grandfather figure. There is absolutely nothing like the feeling of a small child, suffering from malaria, ring worm and malnutrition, holding your hand as he falls asleep in your lap because he’s finally comfortable and feels safe. There is nothing like watching a group of fourteen year old Muslim girls ask your best friend to pray for their examinations. And there is nothing like seeing a young girl run around the church like she owns it and realize that she was born in the midst of a bloody and violent post-election period. Because all of that, just in case you were wondering, all those people, they are Lottie Moon. Their hope, their tears, their laughter – all of it is the real Lottie success story.

So I challenge you, if you give to Lottie Moon or, if you have no idea what Lottie Moon is and instead individually sponsor missions, remember this: God does not deal in numbers and statistics – he deals in people. The Lottie Moon offering isn’t about money, and it definitely isn’t about the certificate that your church receives from the Baptist Convention, it is about the people. It is not about the missionary that you remember speaking at your church when you were little, it is about the work that they did and their dedication to the Great Commission. That’s my challenge; to realize that you are touching and impacting the lives of real people; real women, men, and children, who deserve every opportunity that they can to feel hope.

 

CafeConnection

Café Connection is our Thursday morning “Java with Jesus” time where we meet for coffee, light breakfast & Bible Study. We offer many different studies to choose from and invite  all adult ladies (members & nonmembers) to participate. We also offer for your convenience, Women’s Wednesday evening Bible Studies.  Check below for details. 

Contact person—Shirley Huddleston

Online registration is now closed. Please call the church office to register for one of these studies at (919) 467-6356 or email Jayme..

Spring 2017 Bible Studies

Child care (for ages 0-4) is provided for all classes as long as you sign up 2 weeks in advance of the class. Cary FBC offers great programs for kids, age 5-12th grade.


The city of ancient Corinth was much like our own modern-day cities: a melting pot of electrifying cultural experiences to be had, along with the myriad pitfalls of spiritual depravity. Still, Paul wrote to the Church of God in Corinth – meaning God’s Church is meant to thrive in any city and every circumstance in which we find ourselves. Paul’s letter is as timely as ever.
Over 8 sessions, Kelly Minter will lead you through the Letter of 2 Corinthians, exploring the anchoring truths of bearing treasures in jars of clay, meeting Christ through a pressing thorn, opening wide your heart in the midst of hurtful relationships, and what it means to embrace the lost and lonely as ministers of the new covenant. Each of us has a message to proclaim and live by: Because of Jesus the old has gone, the new has come.

Course Name: All Things New: A Study on 2 Corinthians
Instructor: Shana Clark
Class Meets: Thursday
# of Sessions: 9
Time: 9:15 – 11:45 am
Location: Conference Room A
Cost: $13


In Paul’s final letter to Timothy he charged him to not be ashamed to fulfill God’s call on his life. Just as God entrusted Timothy he entrusts us with the gospel message and he gifts us to carry it where we go even in difficult times. In this six week study we will be challenged to guard and be persistent with the deposit entrusted to us. 2 Timothy 1:12 I am know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have entrusted to Him until that day.
Please join us to study 2 Timothy together.

Course Name: Entrusted
Instructor: Julie Pekarski
Class Meets: Sunday
# of Sessions: 6
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: B-302
Cost: $15


What if your greatest struggle became your greatest strength? When your burdens and gifts collide, you discover what God uniquely created you to do – your purpose, the meaning behind the mundane and the extraordinary. It is time to quit Fighting God and instead surrender to Him and His plans. But to do so requires a leap of faith into the unknown. Sometimes it takes a freefall to discover that we can fly into a breathtaking journey toward a life of meaning.

Course Name: Freefall to Fly: A Breathtaking Journey Toward a Life of Meaning
Instructor: Jill Poyner
Class Meets: Sunday
# of Sessions: 6
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Room B-304
Cost: $13


As the gospel spread to both Jew and Gentile after Jesus’ earthly ministry, a conflict arose over what it means to be a Christian. How do we live in the grace of Christ? Do you have to follow the Law to be a Christian? Or are we free in Christ? Who is right? How will we know? God used an apostle to write a letter to struggling churches—a letter that still speaks today. It clearly defines the relationship between Law and grace and how Christians live under grace, led by the Spirit, free from bondage.

You don’t need to have done a Precepts study before to join this class. In the first week, we’ll review inductive Bible study and practice with the first lesson.

This class offers two different meeting options:

Course Name: Precept Galatians: Who Has Bewitched You? Why and How?
Instructor: Amy Mielock
Class Meets: Thursday
# of Sessions: 8
Time: 9:15 am
Location: Room A-301
Cost: $15.75
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Course Name: Precept Galatians: Who Has Bewitched You? Why and How?
Instructor: Anne Johnson
Class Meets: Sunday
# of Sessions: 8
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Room A-301
Cost: $15.75


In 7 sessions, Seamless covers the people, places, and promises of the Bible, tying them together into the greater story of Scripture. Whether you’ve grown up hearing Bible stories or you’re exploring Scripture for the first time, the full story of the Bible can be overwhelming.

Experience the Bible as a whole as you gain clarity and confidence in your understanding of Scripture. Discover a biblical context that reshapes and brings to life stories from the Old and New Testaments. Each week is accompanied by maps, general Bible facts, and word studies.

Course Name: Seamless
Instructor: Starla McKnight
Class Meets: Monday
# of Sessions: 7
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: 107 Gold Meadow Drive Cary
Cost: $13


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