Tutoring program seeks volunteers
The Kirk Outreach After-School Learning Academy at Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church needs volunteers to help first- and second-grade students from Briarcliff Elementary School with their homework one day or more per week. The program is 3:45-5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, at the church at 200 High Meadow Drive, Cary. For information, call 919-467-4944 or email 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.
White Plains United Methodist Church will host a women’s retreat based on Angela Thomas’ study “When Wallflowers Dance!” from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. Register for $10 through Sunday, Nov. 9, at www.wpumc.com/register.
Raleigh Christian Women’s Connection
The Raleigh Christian Women’s Connection will meet for its annual Country Fair/Silent Auction from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the N.C. State University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. Yvonne Ortega will give an inspirational presentation about forgiveness. Reservations must have been made by Friday, Nov. 7.
Blood drives• Cary Presbyterian Church, 614 Griffis St., will host a blood drive Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 2:30 to 7 p.m. Register for an appointment at www.redcrossblood.org.
• Saint Francis United Methodist Church will host a blood drive for the American Red Cross from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at 2965 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. Register for a time slot by Saturday, Nov. 22, at www.saintfrancisumc.org/blood-drive.
Thanksgiving Fellowship Meal
Sunrise United Methodist Church’s Thanksgiving Fellowship Meal will be at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at 5420 Sunset Lake Road, Holly Springs. Bring a side dish or dessert to share.
Thanksgiving worship service and meal
Christ the King Lutheran Church will host a Thanksgiving worship service at 10:30 a.m. and a meal at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 27, at 600 Walnut St., Cary. Bring a side dish or dessert to share. To RSVP, call 919-467-8989.
Mosaic Church will bring in five tons of real snow for sledding at a Christmas Party from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, at 270 Towerview Court, Cary. There will also be bounce houses, homemade food and more. The event is free. For details, go to www.madebeautiful.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.