Faith and religious events for Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville.
Concert of Thanks
The Music Ministry of First United Methodist Church Cary presents a Concert of Thanks at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, in the sanctuary of the church, 117 S. Academy St. The handbell choir and other musicians are scheduled to perform. The concert will include songs related to Thanksgiving and general songs of praise and thanks. Free and open to the public. Those attending are asked to donate a can of peaches, pears or pineapple to benefit Dorcas Ministries of Cary. 919-467-1861, firstcary.com
Operation Christmas Child
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Two churches in Fuquay-Varina are collection sites Nov. 14-21 for the Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child. Those interested can donate shoeboxes filled with school supplies, hygiene items and toys. The shoeboxes will be distributed to children in need around the world. The area collection sites are Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church, 100 S. Judd Parkway, 919-552-4331, fvumc.org, and Baptist Grove Baptist Church, 6140 Christian Light Road, 919-552-8592, baptistgrove.org. Contact each church for drop-off times. For information on packing a shoebox, go to sampur.se/2fzpzaV.
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.
Cancer support group
Cancer Companions, a monthly support group for cancer patients and caregivers, meets from 7-8:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month in the Prayer Chapel at White Plains United Methodist Church, 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. The next meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 15. Trained volunteers will lead the faith-based sessions. Open to all affected by cancer. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to bit.ly/2dby1c0.
A community Thanksgiving dinner is 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at White Plains Methodist Church, 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. Free and open to the public. Registration required. For more information and to register, call 919-467- 9394 or go to bit.ly/2fb5zLF.
Beth Shalom, 5713 Yates Mill Pond Road, Raleigh, holds a vegetarian potluck dinner and an interfaith service of gratitude at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18. For more information, call 919-858-7777 or email email@example.com. bethshalomnc.org
Holly Springs United Methodist Church, 108 Avent Ferry Road, hosts a community dinner from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19. The dinners are held the third Saturday of the month. Free. hsumc.net
Infertility support group
A support group for those coping with infertility or considering adoption or reproductive medicine meets at 10:30 a.m. the third Saturday of each month at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. The group is hosted by the Waiting Hearts Foundation. firstname.lastname@example.org, facebook.com/WAITINGHEARTSNC.
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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