Holland Chapel AME Zion Church’s O.M. Brown Children and Youth Choir’s anniversary celebration will be during the 10 a.m. worship service on Sunday, Aug. 9, at 360 Burgess Road, Apex. The Usher Board’s anniversary celebration will follow. All are welcome and local church ushers are invited. 919-362-7831.
Vacation Bible school
Ambassador Presbyterian Church’s Hometown Nazareth: A Marketplace VBS for children in fourth through sixth grades will be from 5:15-7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, through Friday, Aug. 14, at 1010 Schieffelin Road, Apex. Dinner will be served. ambassadorpres.org.
International Community Day
Pleasant Grove Church’s 150th anniversary celebration continues with International Community Day from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at 1528 Davis Drive, Cary.
There will be food, kids’ activities, live music by Jazziando and performances by the Naach Masala Dancers. 919-363-5198, pgc-cary.org.
Beth Shalom will host a pool party from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, at the Lochmere pool and tennis club, 500 Lochmere Drive, Cary. Bring a picnic lunch. Admission is $5 per person or $20 per family (free to prospective members). Registration was required by Aug. 7. 919-858-7777, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pleasant Grove Church
Pleasant Grove Church will host a second, contemporary worship service, starting at 11:45 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, at 1528 Davis Drive, Cary. pgc-cary.org.
Missions Fellowship Dinner
Sunrise United Methodist Church’s Missions Fellowship Dinner is at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, at 5420 Sunset Lake Road, Holly Springs.
Raleigh Christian Women’s Connection
The Raleigh Christian Women’s Connection meets 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, at the N.C. State University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. Laura Polk will give an inspirational speech. Lunch costs $16 and a free nursery is available. Make reservations for lunch and the nursery by Friday, Aug. 14. 919-337-8003, email@example.com.
▪ Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church hosts GriefShare, a 13-week grief recovery support group, starting from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at 100 S. Judd Parkway. Registration costs $20. 919-522-4331.
▪ White Plains United Methodist Church hosts GriefShare meetings beginning at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, in C203, 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. 919-449-6392.
Back to School Backpack and Teacher Blessing
Sunrise United Methodist Church’s Back to School Backpack and Teacher Blessing is during the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship services on Sunday, Aug. 23, at 5420 Sunset Lake Road, Holly Springs.
Semillas de Amor
Organizers of White Plains United Methodist Church and Luz del Pueblo’s Semillas de Amor tutoring program are looking for tutors, substitute tutors and nursery volunteers. Register by Sunday, Aug. 30, for fall volunteer orientation from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8. Tutoring starts on Tuesday, Sept. 15. 919-469-5322, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kickoff Youth Potluck Party
The Kickoff Youth Potluck Party at Sunrise United Methodist Church is 5-6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, at 5420 Sunset Lake Road, Holly Springs.
Christmas Shopping Spree
Genesis United Methodist Church’s Christmas Shopping Spree craft show is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at 850 High House Road, Cary. genesis-umc.org.
Vendor registration is open. Registration for a six-foot table is $40 ($30 for Genesis United Methodist Church members) and electrical outlets are $10. bit.ly/1ewPf34.
Greater Life Ministries collects fans and air conditioning window units for those in need. The ministry regularly collects toys, household items, furniture, clothing and more. To arrange for donations to be picked up, call 919-985-0492 or 919-274-2511. 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.
Gentle stretching and yoga sessions will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Westwood Baptist Church, 200 Westhigh St., Cary. Sessions are open to the public for $5. Bring a mat.
Regeneration Addiction Support Group
Good Hope Baptist Church will host confidential Regeneration Addiction Support Group meetings for adults affected by any addiction, their friends and family members at 7 p.m. Mondays in FLC room 110 at 6628 Good Hope Baptist Church Road, Cary. goodhopechurch.org.
Family support ministry meeting
A family support ministry organized by Mary Williams-Farrington and the Pardoned by Christ Ministry meets the first, second and fourth 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. 919-272-3045, 919-255-5883, pardonedbychrist.org.
Holly Springs United Methodist Church hosts “There is a Solution” Alcoholics Anonymous group meetings from 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays 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. email@example.com.
Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church hosts Overeaters Anonymous meetings from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays in room 126, 100 Judd Parkway. 919-557-7712, 919-771-1393.
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. 919-233-0355.
The Truth Project Bible Study
White Plains United Methodist Church hosts The Truth Project Bible Study from 9:30-11 a.m. Thursdays, through July 30, at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. wpumc.com/register.
The Knights of Columbus Council 12119 hosts jackpot bingo at 7 p.m. Thursdays at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 1005 Wilbon Road, Fuquay-Varina. 919-557-7718, 845-797-0830.
Celebrate Recovery for Women
Celebrate Recovery for Women meets at 6 p.m. every Friday at the homes of members of North Cary Baptist Church. 919-469-8023.
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