Faith and religious events for Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville.
High Holy Days
Beth Shalom Synagogue, 5713 Yates Mill Pond Road, Raleigh, opens its doors to the public as it celebrates High Holy Days in October. Babysitting is available on the first day of Rosh Hashanah, Monday, Oct. 3, and the morning services for Yom Kippur, Wednesday, Oct. 12. RSVP by Monday, Sept. 26. Free; donations requested. For more information, call 919-858-7777 or go to bethshalomnc.org.
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White Plains United Methodist Church, 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary, holds its Hispanic Heritage Celebration Sunday, Oct. 2. A special service is 11 a.m. and a celebration, featuring food and music from countries in the church’s Hispanic ministry, follows. Open to the public. For more information, call 919-413-0027.
Vendor registration is under way for the Christmas Shopping Spree at Genesis United Methodist Church, 850 High House Road, Cary. The event is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the church. For a vendor registration form, go to bit.ly/1ewPf34. Fees will benefit the church’s mission and ministry programs.
The Western Wake Bible Study group meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at Westhigh Evangelical Covenant Church, 590 Westhigh St., Cary. Selected Parables and Joshua are the focus of this year’s group. The non-denominational study group meets every Monday through April.
Family support group
The Pardoned By Christ Ministry offers a support group for family members and friends of people who are incarcerated. The group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. For more information, call 919-809-5312 or email email@example.com.
Prayer for Pastors’ Wives
Pastors’ wives of all Christian denominations can meet for prayer from 9:30-11 a.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at Ambassador Presbyterian Church, 1010 Schieffelin Road, Apex. 919-249-0230, ambassadorpres.org, firstname.lastname@example.org
Triangle Marriage and Family Life Center hosts GriefShare and DivorceCare groups from 9:30-11 a.m. Saturdays at 3761 NW Cary Parkway, Suite 102. 919-267-6747.
Toy, clothing collection
Greater Life Ministries collects toys and clothes to give to homeless and needy families. The organization also collects household items, furniture, clothing and more. To arrange for donations to be picked up, call 919-274-2511 or 919-432-3323. Mail monetary donations to P.O. Box 26083, Raleigh, NC 27611.
The Point Church food pantry offers free groceries, a hot meal and clothing from 11 a.m. to noon Saturdays at 1503 Walnut St., Cary, and 1402 E. Williams St., Apex.
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