Faith and religious events for Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville.
The Chancel Choir performs the Christmas cantata “The Lord of Glory” at the 8:30 a.m. service Sunday, Dec. 11, at White Plains United Methodist Church, 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. The church also is holding special Sunday evening worship services during Advent. The services are at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 and 18 in the chapel. Free and open to the public. 919-467-9394, wpumc.com
Cookies, cocoa, carols
First United Methodist Church Cary provides cookies and cocoa Sunday, Dec. 11, during its 1st on Chatham Worhip Services at 9:45 a.m. and 11:05 a.m. at The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St. Christmas carols also will be featured. Free and open to the public. 919-467-1861, firstcary.com/chatham, facebook.com/1stonchatham, firstcary.com
Beer & Hymns
Beer & Hymns holds a Beer & Carols sing-along at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at Trali Irish Pub, 3107 Grace Park Drive, Morrisville. Beer & Hymns holds a sing-along at 7:30 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at Trali. bit.ly/2fuzHOU
The “La Posada” Celebration is 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at White Plains United Methodist Church, 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. The event recreates the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem, where Jesus was born. Music, food, pinatas and more will be featured. Open to the public. 919-467-9394, wpumc.com
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.
Holly Springs United Methodist Church, 108 Avent Ferry Road, hosts a community dinner from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17. 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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