Stories

22May

Matthew and Lisa Maxfield

Meet Matthew and Lisa Maxfield who have Koral, Caden and Myles. Matthew and Lisa moved from Southern California and have been attending Summit Cary for the past 3 years. “We came to Summit because of the influence of adoption and the amount of adoptive families making us feel more at home and "normal." We wanted our children to look around and be able to see families like ours. Our faith has grown while being a part of this church as J.D. challenges us in amazing ways. I like hearing the same old Bible stories seem to take on a whole new meaning.”

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19May

The Ogles

The Ogles volunteer at Next Steps, are Small Group Leaders, are part of the AM service prayer team and help with ServeRDU. “We are high school sweethearts, starting our lives in our hometown of Carthage Missouri, moving to Nashville, TN, then to North Carolina. I am a hobby seamstress and embroidery/monogram craftsperson. I love making quilts and basking in the glow of fabric stores. Steve is a wood turner. Making awesome bowls: bark edge bowls, knitting bowls, pepper and salt mills or whatever the wood ‘tells’ him. Together we live in rural Sanford on 16 acres along the Deep River where we...

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12May

The Phillips Family

The Phillips have been attending Summit Cary since the campus first launched as a grassroots in Brier Creek south with a couple hundred interested people back in 2011. Ricky and Latrice lead their own multi generational small group as well as lead worship and large group for Summit Kids - Preschool. “Most people wouldn’t know I, (Latrice) grew up a farm girl in southeast NC (my dad has a pig farm) and I love party planning (thank you Pinterest)! Ricky enjoys all things home brew related (he is a self proclaimed beer aficionado). And he also loves to fish and hunt, which...

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12Apr

The Penny Family

Meet Elizabeth and Taylor Penny: I’ve been attending the Cary Campus for 3 years, just recently completed Financial Peace University and serve on the greeting team with my daughter Taylor. Something most people wouldn’t know about me is that I have had a service dog that has gone to work with me for the past eight years. We're thankful for families like the Pennys who have come to serve with us as the Summit. To get involved, visit summitchurch.com/serve.

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12Apr

What's in a Name?

This blog was written by one of our own, Cassie, who helps to lead worship at the Cary Campus. Read her thoughts on worship below.  Labels are powerful. Slap a non-GMO label on a can of beans, and you’ve garnered the clout needed to raise the price by a dollar. Titles are powerful. When we see the letters PhD or hear the word President, we perk up a little, and titles like “Aunt” or “Grandpa” produce feelings of pride and joy. Terms are powerful, too. What we call something or someone matters. Calling your wife, “old lady” may not produce the...

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12Apr

The Myers

Meet the Myers: (They have blessed us with their story of adoption today!) I've been asked to write about our adoption story. The thing is… it didn't happen just a year ago, it started five years prior when God started to take the broken pieces of infertility in our lives and make a beautiful mosaic that is our life today. For five years we stayed on our knees asking for a child and for five years we suffered in what felt like the silence of God. But in our weakness he moved in our souls allowing us to grow deeper in our...

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12Apr

Blake Patterson

Today Blake has chose to share with us his view on serving with the Cary Campus.  “I’ve been attending Summit Cary for 4 years and I serve as a Sunday Morning Shift Leader as well as a Young Professionals Leader. Most people don’t know I have an identical twin brother who also attends Summit Cary (Chad). I always assume people know this about me, but it seems every Sunday someone new comes up to me and tells me how they just realized that I had a twin! I remember several years ago, not too long after I first started attending, I was...

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