Ash Wednesday service
White Plains United Methodist Church will host a service for Ash Wednesday at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, in the church’s sanctuary, 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. For details, go to www.wpumc.com.
World Day of Prayer
The sanctuary at St. Francis United Methodist Church will be open to anyone for the World Day of Prayer from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, March 7, at 2965 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. For more information, call 919-362-4107 or go to www.saintfrancisumc.org.
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Lent worship services
White Plains United Methodist Church will host worship services for the first Sunday of Lent on Sunday, March 9, at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. A traditional service will be at 8:20 a.m. in the sanctuary, followed by Sunday School and small groups at 9:45 a.m. and a contemporary service at 11 a.m. in the Christian Life Center. For details, go to www.wpumc.com.
Worship services at The Cary
First United Methodist Church - Cary will begin hosting worship services at The Cary theater at 9:45 a.m. Sundays at 122 E. Chatham St. The first service will be Sunday, March 9. For more information, call 919-467-1861.
Raleigh Christian Women’s Connection
Raleigh Christian Women’s Connection will meet for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at the N.C. State University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. Linda Wright will talk about “Triumph Over Tragedy,” and Beverly Hofert will demonstrate painting canvas floor cloths. Lunch costs $16. A free nursery is available. To make reservations by Thursday, March 13, call 919-337-8003 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Easter Festival and Egg Hunt
Ambassador Presbyterian Church will host an Easter Festival and Egg Hunt from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at 1010 Schieffelin Road, Apex. In case of bad weather, the event will be on Saturday, April 19. There will be an egg hunt for ages 12 and younger (in four age groups), inflatables, carnival games and prizes, crafts and a hot dog lunch. The event is free and open to the public. For details, call 919-249-0230 or go to www.ambassadorpres.org.
Christ the King Preschool registration
Christ the King Preschool of Christ the King Lutheran Church is accepting registration for ages 2-5 for the 2014-15 school year. The church is at 600 Walnut St., Cary. For more information, go to www.christthekingcary.org/Preschool/Registration.aspx.
Contemplative worship service
Woodhaven Baptist Church offers a contemplative worship service with meditation from 8:30-9:15 a.m. Sundays at 4000 Kildaire Farm Road, Apex.
Holly Springs United Methodist Church hosts “There is a Solution” Alcoholics Anonymous group meetings from 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays 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 second 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.
Summit 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 North Cary Baptist Church, 505 Reedy Creek Road, Cary. 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.