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.
Greater Life Ministries
Greater Life Ministries is collecting toys, household items, furniture, clothing and more for needy families. To arrange for donations to be picked up, call 919-798-6844, 919-274-2511 or 919-247-2693. Monetary donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 26083, Raleigh, NC 27611.
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Christmas tree sale
Saint Francis United Methodist Church’s Christmas tree sale is open at 2965 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. Trees will be sold from noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Free home delivery is available. For details and prices, go to www.saintfrancisumc.org/christmas-trees-cary.
‘We Three Spies’
The CaryKids Voices of Praise Kids Choir of the Cary Church of God will present the musical “We Three Spies” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, at 107 Quade Drive, Cary. For details, go to www.carycog.com.
The White Plains United Methodist Church Chancel and Youth Choirs will sing Joseph Martin’s “Tapestry of Light,” conducted by Martin, during the 8:20 a.m. worship service on Sunday, Dec. 14., at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. The Children’s Choirs will present “Room for Christmas” during the 11 a.m. worship service. Brunch will be served between services.
Good Shepherd United Church of Christ will hold a worship service with jazz music throughout and a special jazz cantata by the choir at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, at 1050 NW Maynard Road, Cary. Childcare will be provided.
The Saint Francis United Methodist Church Adult Choir and Youth Choir will present their Christmas cantata, “What Sweeter Music,” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, at 2965 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. For details, go to www.saintfrancisumc.org.
Christmas celebration and Advent open house
Wake Chapel Christian Church will have a Christmas celebration, led by Chancel Choir and Orchestra, at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 14. An Advent open house is 3-5 p.m. also is Dec. 14, at 905 Wake Chapel Road, Fuquay-Varina. For details, call 919-552-4147.
Saint Francis United Methodist Church will host a dinner from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and nativity displays from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, and Wednesday, Dec. 17, at 2965 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. For details, go to www.saintfrancisumc.org.
Beth Shalom Synagogue will host a Hanukkah party Friday, Dec. 19 at 5713 Yates Mill Pond Road, Raleigh, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. A Hanukkah Shabbat service follows. Dinner is $7 per person, or $30 per family. RSVP by Sunday, Dec. 14, by calling 919-858-7777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘The Perfect Gift’
The Bazzel Creek Missionary Baptist Church will present a play, “The Perfect Gift,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, at 1228 Wilbon Road, Fuquay-Varina. For details, call 919-552-2513 or 919-802-819.
Christmas fellowship dinner
Sunrise United Methodist Church’s Christmas fellowship dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, at 5420 Sunset Lake Road, Holly Springs. Bring a covered dish to share.
LoveFeast Worship Service
White Plains United Methodist Church will celebrate the season with a LoveFeast Worship Service at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
Christmas Eve services
•Saint Francis United Methodist Church
will host a service for children at 5 p.m. and candlelight and communion services at 7:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, at 2965 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. A nursery will be provided at the 7:30 p.m. service. For details, go towww.saintfrancisumc.org
•Sunrise United Methodist Church
will host services at 5, 7 and 11 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, at 5420 Sunset Lake Road, Holly Springs.
•Wake Chapel Christian Church’s
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, at 905 Wake Chapel Road, Fuquay-Varina. For details, call 919-552-4147.
•Good Shepherd United Church of Christ
will host an evening of lessons, carols and candle-lighting for all ages at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, at 1050 NW Maynard Road.
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.