Rev. Owen Barrow and a group of 150 pioneers from Apex UMC had prepared all year for this–Launch Sunday!
The planning, prayer, preparation and practice paid off as the new Apex campus in the West Cary/Carpenter area began on Oct. 14. More than 630 persons attended the two Sunday morning services. Lots of smiles, enthusiasm, humor and a warm welcoming “High 5-1-9” marked the occasion. Inaugural services included spirited worship and an equally-inspiring sermon. Both 9:30 and 11:00 services concluded with Holy Communion. Following the Benediction and plenty of fellowship time in the Lobby (i.e., the Carpenter Elem Schl cafeteria), the machine that is the 519 team had it all taken down, packed away, cleaned up and cleared out by 1:00…until next Sunday morning. Surveying the site of 519’s birthday, Rev. Barrow reflected with these profound words, “I need a nap!”
Please pray for 519 and follow their progress as a Ten Dollar Club church on their website: www.519church.org
(519’s mission field, the 27519 zip code, is the most unchurched area in the NC Conference.)