Benson Coffeehouses 2020

How would you like to have a brand new experience in this brand new year?  A brand new group of friends? Dance to some brand new music (or be reminded of some golden oldies?) Eat some brand new delectable goodies?


I have just the place for you! Come join us at Benson’s Coffeehouses, held quarterly during the year in our Fellowship Hall. The first one will be the last Friday of this month, January 31, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. This is a wonderful opportunity to extend hospitality to a special community of adults in Raleigh and Cary. Our guests come from all over seeking our acceptance and love.


Your participation only requires that you:

• Like to talk/chat

• Enjoy swaying to a good beat

• Like to taste delicious finger foods (especially cookies)

• Give hugs and/or handshakes with smiles


Tasks range from:

• Welcoming to cleaning-up

• Driving to dancing

• Carrying plates to pouring drinks


Just come…or if you are intrigued, call Carol Moore  (919) 601-1323 (cell) to find out details. No one leaves without a smile and a heart full of happiness. Grab your calendar and make a note for the following Fridays:


January 31

April 3

July 31

October 23



Fellowship Hall, 7:00-8:30 p.m.




Bring a crock pot full of your favorite soup for your church family to share; the church will provide bread, drinks, and dessert. You may bring your soups to the kitchen as early as 8:15 a.m. that Sunday, and we'll make sure the crock pots stay plugged in and the soups keep warm. (No need to bring a ladle, as we have plenty.) Everyone will be given a drink tray with four cups so they can try multiple soups.


This is such a fun event, and we hope as many members as possible will attend.


Everyone is welcome to attend. Come even if you don't bring a soup. There is always enough for everyone!


Scouts BSA Troop 214 B(oys) & G(irls)

invites you to a

Pancake Breakfast for the Congregation, Clergy, & Guests

in the Benson Memorial UMC Fellowship Hall

February 9, 2020, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.


Free to all! Mark your calendars and plan to join us!


Dietary options available (gluten-free, peanut-free, low-calorie).

Meal prepared by T214 scouts and scouters.


Celebrating 100 years of BSA & UMC Scout Sundays



Scouting Sunday 2020 is February 9!


Join us as BSA Troop 114 leads in worship services

at 8:45 and 11:00 a.m. in the Benson Memorial UMC sanctuary.


This year, we celebrate 100 years of BSA and UMC Scout Sundays. Be sure to join us!


 Women, you are invited to our

23rd Annual Women's Retreat

on Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25

in the Benson Memorial UMC Fellowship Hall.


Our facilitator will be The Reverend Trish Archer,

Ministerial Coach for Clergy and Laity, NCUMC Conference.

$50 will cover the cost of Friday's dinner, Saturday's breakfast and lunch, and supplies. Registration deadline is April 12.

Registration forms will be available in the narthex and the office.


Come Friday from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.

and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


For more information, please email retreat organizer, Pat Lee.



Benson Memorial Members Assist USO and marines

On Tuesday, December 10, members of Benson Memorial (organized by the men’s fellowship group) went out to RDU Airport to assist the U.S.O. in a wonderful event called “Marine Tuesday.” After graduating boot camp, a group of Marines comes through RDU Airport each Tuesday on their way to their assignments.


As volunteers, we assist them in getting their bags labeled, checked in for their flight, handing out snacks, and just casually conversing with them. These young Marines are always very appreciative of the help. This is a wonderful mission Benson Memorial has been helping with on a quarterly basis for five years in a row now!