Semillas de Amor
Semillas de Amor, a Hispanic ministry for families, is looking for volunteers for an after-school program from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Luz del Pueblo annex of White Plains United Methodist Church, 500 SE Maynard Road, Cary. Volunteers will help students with homework. No tutoring experience is needed, and materials are provided. Tutoring will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 16. For details, contact Connie Orander at 919-469-5322 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Dick Orander at 919-469-5322 or email@example.com; or Carolyn Booker at 919-469-1780 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Point Church food pantry gives bagged groceries, a hot meal and clothing to families in need from 11 a.m. to noon Saturdays at 1503 Walnut St., Cary.
Mother’s Morning Out
White Plains United Methodist Church has openings in the fall Mother’s Morning Out program for children 18 months through 4 years from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays from September through May at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. For details, contact Beth at 919-467-9394 or email@example.com.
Children’s centers and preschools
• St. Andrew’s Early Childhood Center atSt. Andrew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church
is accepting new students ages 3-5. The center is at 3008 Old Raleigh Road, Apex. For details and registration, call 919-387-8656 or go to
• Cary Presbyterian Preschool at
is registering students ages 3-4 for 2014-15. The church is at 614 Griffis St., Cary. For details or to schedule a tour, call Angie Keith at 919-469-2229 or go towww.carypresbyterian.org
• Christ the King Preschool ofChrist the King Lutheran Church
is accepting registration for ages 2-4 for the 2014-15 school year. The church is at 600 Walnut St., Cary. For more information or to schedule a tour, call director Beth Hollander at 919-460-0950 or go towww.christthekingcary.org/Preschool/Registration.aspx
has openings for ages 2-5 for 2014-15. The preschool is at 1788 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. For details, call Becki Ross at 919-380-0533, firstname.lastname@example.org
, or go towww.fellowshippreschool.org
•First Baptist Church - Cary’s
First Baptist Weekday Preschool has openings for children ages 18 months to 5 years for 2014-15. The preschool is at 218 S. Academy St., Cary. For more information, contact Aliza Travis at 919-467-6356, ext. 114, email@example.com
, or go towww.caryfbc.org/weekday
• Greenwood Forest Children’s Center atGreenwood Forest Baptist Church
has openings for preschool registration for ages 2-5 for the 2014-15 school year. The church is at 110 SE Maynard Road, Cary. For details and registration, call Sandy Duncan at 919-469-0140 or go tocc.gfbccary.org
•Kirk of Kildaire Children’s Center
has openings for ages 2-5 for 2014-15. The center is at 200 High Meadow Drive, Cary. For details, contact Brenda Holladay at 919-469-4895 firstname.lastname@example.org
, or go towww.kirkchildrenscenter.com
• Peace Presbyterian’s Children Center atPeace Presbyterian Church
has openings for ages 2 to 5 for the fall. The church is at 1777 W. Chatham St., Cary. For details or a tour, call 919-415-1733, email@example.com
or go towww.peacepca.org/ministries/ppcc
• St. Paul’s Preschool atSt. Paul’s Episcopal Church
in Cary is accepting registration for the 2014-15 school year. The church is at 221 Union St., Cary. For more information or to schedule a tour, contact Brooke Bowersox at919-467-3788
•Christ the King Lutheran Church
will host GriefShare, a weekly support program for people who have lost a loved one, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 20 at 600 Walnut St., Cary. There is no cost for the class or materials, and participants can start at any time. For details, call 919-467-8989 or emailGriefShare@christthekingcary.org
•Westwood Baptist Church
will host GriefShare meetings from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, except for the week of Thanksgiving, through Dec. 2, in room 209 at 200 Westhigh St., Cary. For details, call the church at 919-469-9393.
The 23rd annual First United Methodist Church Cary Children’s Consignment Sale will be from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, and 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at 117 S. Academy St. Admission is open with a $5 donation from 6-8 p.m. Friday, and free thereafter. There will be a half-price sale on Saturday. The consignment sale will raise money for local missions that serve women and children. For details, go to www.consignwithfumc.com.
Back to School Benefit
A Back to School Benefit for the White Plains United Methodist Church Children’s Center will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. Food trucks will begin serving dinner at 6 p.m., and live music by Crush will start at 7 p.m. There will also be a silent auction. Tickets cost $8 for ages 13-18 and $12 for ages 19 and older at tinyurl.com/wpcc2014. Children ages 12 and younger, who must be accompanied by an adult, will be admitted for free. For details, call 919-469-2217 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family & Friends Day Weekend
Holland Chapel AME Zion Church will host Family & Friends Day Weekend from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at 360 Burgess Road, Apex. There will be food, activities for families and kids, a presentation by the Rev. Saundra Nettles and gospel music.
The weekend continues on Sunday, Sept. 21, with a morning worship service at 10 a.m. The Rev. Cecil Wilson of Harris Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Siler City will speak, and dinner will be served that night. The church’s annual revival with the Rev. Anthony Farrar of Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Fuquay-Varina and the Rev. Dr. Orlando Dowdy of Holland Chapel AME Zion Church will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, through Wednesday, Sept. 24. For details, call the church at 919-362-7831.
Mosaic will host Kingdom Rock, a children’s ministry program, at 10 a.m. Sundays, Sept. 21, Sept. 28 and Oct. 5, at 250 Towerview Court, Cary. For details, call 919-535-8365 or go to www.madebeautiful.com.
Worship in the Park
Genesis United Methodist Church will host Worship in the Park at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept 21, in the Sertoma Amphitheatre at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road, Cary. The church is collecting school supplies to present to local teachers during the service.
The youth department of Holly Springs Baptist Church will host a yard sale to raise money for the annual Angel Tree from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 27, at 304 Raleigh St., Chapel Hill. The group will also sell baked goods and lemonade.
Community Memorial Service
White Plains United Methodist Church will host a Community Memorial Service, sponsored by the Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. There will be a naming and remembrance ceremony. Participants may bring framed photographs (5 inches by 7 inches or smaller) or single flowers. Participants are asked to bring pieces of cotton cloth, 8 by 10 inches, to add to a commemorative quilt. To RSVP, call 919-877-9959 or email email@example.com.
‘Instrumental Night of Praise’
The First Baptist Church Cary Caryllons and Colonial Baptist Church handbell choir’s “Instrumental Night of Praise” concert will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at First Baptist Church Cary, 28 S. Academy St. The concert is free, and anyone is welcome. Childcare for ages 4 and younger is available; to make a reservation, call 919-467-6356.
Stepping Up: A Call to Courageous Manhood
Cokesbury United Methodist Church will host a four-week study for men from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 8 through Oct. 29, at 6678 River Road, Fuquay-Varina. To register for the free program, contact Joel Burley at 919-363-7617 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
First United Methodist Church - Cary hosts GriefShare meetings at 7 p.m. Thursdays, through Oct. 9, in room 125 at 117 S. Academy St., Cary. The workbook costs $15. For information about the church, go to www.fumc-cary.org. To register, go to bit.ly/1sEsFba.
Worship services at The Cary
First United Methodist Church - Cary hosts worship services at The Cary theater at 9:45 a.m. Sundays at 122 E. Chatham St.
Holly Springs United Methodist Church hosts “There is a Solution” Alcoholics Anonymous group meetings from 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 108 Avent Ferry Road.
Sisters in Support
White Plains United Methodist Church hosts a support group for women who had or currently have breast cancer from 7-8:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. For more information, email Lee Heathcoat at email@example.com.
Raleigh Christian Women’s Connection
The Raleigh Christian Women’s Connection meets the third Tuesday of the month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the N.C. State University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. Lunch costs $16; a free nursery is available. To register, call 919-337-8003 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family support ministry meeting
A family support ministry organized by Mary Williams-Farrington and the Pardoned by Christ Ministry meets the first, second and fourth Tuesday of every month at The Point Church, 1503 Walnut St., Cary. The ministry provides support for people who have been incarcerated or who have or have had an incarcerated family member. For details, call 919-272-3045 or 919-255-5883 or go to www.pardonedbychrist.org.
Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church hosts Overeaters Anonymous meetings from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays in room 126, 100 Judd Parkway. The group’s supportive meetings don’t include weigh-ins, diets or fees. For more information, call 919-557-7712 or 919-771-1393.
Westhigh Evangelical Covenant Church will host Celebrate Recovery meetings for people recovering from hurting, hangups and habits at 8 p.m. Wednesdays at 590 Westhigh St., Cary. For more information on Celebrate Recovery, go to www.celebraterecovery.com. For more information on the church’s program, go to www.summitnc.org or email email@example.com.
Cary Presbyterian Church offers a labyrinth meditation walk from 5:30-7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at 614 Griffis St. For details, call 919-469-1337 or visit www.carypresbyterian.org.
Cancer support group
A cancer support group meets the second Wednesday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. in Room WC108 at Colonial Baptist Church, 6051 Tryon Road, Cary. Details: Phyllis Travers, 919-233-0355.
The Knights of Columbus Council 12119 hosts jackpot bingo at 7 p.m. Thursdays at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 1005 Wilbon Road, Fuquay-Varina. Doors open at 6 p.m. Food and beverages available. Details: Al Munno, 919-557-7718, or Sonny Butler, 845-797-0830.
Celebrate Recovery for Women
Celebrate Recovery for Women meets at 6 p.m. every Friday at the homes of members of North Cary Baptist Church. The group helps women with hurting, hangups and habits. Details: 919-469-8023.
Brown Bag Ministry
The Brown Bag Ministry, which feeds more than 1,400 people a week, is looking for middle- and high school-age volunteers. The group meets at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church in Apex about 9 a.m. Saturdays. Volunteers prepare bagged meals and hand them out in Raleigh. The group usually finishes by 1 p.m. Details: www.brownbagministry.org.