Faith and religious events for Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville.
Carols by Candlelight
The Carols by Candlelight Christmas service is 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, at Freeway Church in Bond Park Community Center, 150 Metro Park Drive, Cary. 919-986-0523, freewaychurchnc.com
Christmas Eve services
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▪ White Plains United Methodist Church, 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary, holds four special Christmas Eve services Saturday, Dec. 24. A contemporary family service is 5 p.m.; a traditional service is 7 p.m., with the Rev. Ray Warren preaching; a service of music and meditation is 9 p.m.; and a traditional service, with the Rev. Rob Phillips preaching, is 11 p.m. Open to the public. For more information: 919-467-9394, wpumc.com.
▪ A Christmas Eve service of lessons, carols and candle-lighting is 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24, at Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, 1050 NW Maynard Road. For all ages. 919-481-1441, gsucc.org
Morning worship is 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 25, at Holland Chapel AME Zion Church, 360 Burgess Road, Apex. Visitors welcome. The Rev. Dr. Orlando R. Dowdy is the senior pastor. For more information, call the church office at 919-362-7831.
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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