Faith and religious events for Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville.
The Mother Teresa Catholic Mission in Cary celebrates the canonization of Mother Teresa as a saint. Bishop Michael Burbidge, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh, will preside at the 10:30 a.m. Mass Sunday, Sept. 4, in the auditorium at Green Hope High School, 2500 Carpenter Upchurch Road. A cookout and family activities will follow. Pope Francis will declare Mother Teresa a saint Sept. 4 in Rome. She died Sept. 5, 1997. bit.ly/2bBbBlL
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Fall orientation for volunteers for Seeds of Love, “Semillas de Amor,” is 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, at White Plains United Methodist Church, 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. Fall semester tutoring starts Sept. 13. The program, which assists Hispanic students in kindergarten to fifth grade, also is seeking additional tutors and substitute tutors. For more information on the program, go to bit.ly/2beUyTn.
First United Methodist Church in Cary holds its From the Heart Children’s Consignment Sale Sept. 16-17 at the church, 117 S. Academy St. Toys and clothes will be for sale. For a $5 donation, early bird shopping is from 6-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16. Free admission is from 7-9 p.m. The shop is open from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17; free admission. For more information, call the church at 919-467-1861.
Good Shepherd United Church of Christ and Covenant Christian Church in Cary host the “Reflections of Peace” benefit concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at Good Shepherd UCC, 1050 NW Maynard Road. The Brass Roots Trio will perform a program of jazz and contemporary arrangements of hymns and spirituals. Proceeds will go to the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants. Suggested donations: $10 adults, $5 children ages 6-12. Child care available for children 5 and younger. For more information and to register for the event, go to bit.ly/2bB6dPJ. 919-481-1441, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Western Wake Bible Study group meets at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, at Westhigh Evangelical Covenant Church, 590 Westhigh St., Cary. Cost: $15 for study materials. Selected Parables and Joshua will be the focus of this year’s group. The non-denominational study group meets every Monday through the end of April.
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.
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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