Southwest Wake: Community

May 16, 2014

Faith Notes: May 18

Local faith events.

Southern Wake Faith Community in Action

Southern Wake Faith Community in Action is looking for volunteers to work on client intake from 9-11:45 a.m. Thursdays and Tuesdays at St. Augusta Baptist Church’s Family Life Center offices, 605 Bridge St., Fuquay-Varina. SWFCA is an emergency financial nonprofit. No experience is necessary. For more information, email

First Baptist Weekday Preschool

First Baptist Church - Cary’s First Baptist Weekday Preschool has openings for children ages 18 months to 5 years for 2014-15. Summer camp is also available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, June 2, to Friday, June 6; Monday, July 7, to Friday, July 11; and Monday, Aug. 4, to Friday, Aug. 8. The preschool is at 218 S. Academy St., Cary. For more information, contact Aliza Travis at 919-467-6356, ext. 114, or, or go to

Christ the King Preschool camp

Christ the King Preschool at Christ the King Lutheran Church will host a summer camp for ages 2 1/2 to 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, June 2, through Friday, June 6, at 600 Walnut St., Cary. The camp costs $145. For more information, call 919-460-0950 or go to

Vacation Bible School

Sunrise United Methodist Church will host Vacation Bible School for 4-year-olds through fifth-grade students in the evenings Monday, June 16, through Friday, June 20, at 5420 Sunset Lake Road, Holly Springs. This year’s theme is “Weird Animals: Where Jesus’ Love is One-of-a-Kind.” For details and registration, go to

The church is also looking for more than 60 volunteers to help. If you are interested, email Sherry Barker at or Eric Prenshaw at

Peace Presbyterian Children’s Center

Peace Presbyterian’s Children Center at Peace Presbyterian Church has openings for ages 2 to 5 for the fall. The church is at 1777 W. Chatham St., Cary. For details or a tour, call 919-415-1733, email or go to

St. Paul’s Preschool

St. Paul’s Preschool at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Cary is accepting registration for the 2014-15 school year. The church is at 221 Union St., Cary. For more information or to schedule a tour, contact Brooke Bowersox at 919-467-3788 or

Greenwood Forest Children’s Center

Greenwood Forest Children’s Center at Greenwood Forest Baptist Church has openings for ages 2-5 for the 2014-2015 school year. The children’s center is also accepting enrollment for preschool and elementary school children in summer camp for the week of Monday, June 23, through Friday, June 27. The church is at 110 SE Maynard Road, Cary. For details, call Sandy Duncan at 919-469-0140 or go to

Raleigh Christian Women’s Connection

The Raleigh Christian Women’s Connection will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, at the N.C. State University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. Bev Hofert will demonstrate making canvas rugs and placemats. DiAnne Scott will give an inspirational speech. Lunch costs $16, and a free nursery is available. To make a reservation by Friday, May 16, call 919-337-8003 or email

Dinner and concert

White Plains United Methodist Church will host a potluck dinner at 5:30 p.m. and a concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. Bring a dish to share. The Chancel Choir, Youth Choir, Praise Team, other groups and soloists will perform. For details, call 919-467-9394 or go to

Women’s Month brunch

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church - Apex will host a DIVAS & Daughters Brunch at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 24, at 581 New Hope Church Road, Apex. India Reaves, author of the “I’m T.O.U.G.H.” devotional, will speak.

Women’s Day

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church - Apex will host a Women’s Day celebration at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 25, at 581 New Hope Church Road, Apex. Jessica Dunn of Transformation Christian Church in Raleigh will speak.

Spring cantata

The Christ the King Lutheran Church Senior Choir will present its spring cantata, “Different Times, Different Voices, All Praise to God,” at the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship services Sunday, June 1, at 600 Walnut St., Cary.

Concert on the Lawn

Cornerstone Presbyterian Church will host its fifth annual Concert on the Lawn with music by the church’s band and singers at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at 2220 High House Road, Cary. Bring a blanket or chair. The church will serve hamburgers and hot dogs. For details, go to

Durham Bulls game

White Plains United Methodist Church Family Ministries will organize a trip to a Durham Bulls game on Friday, June 27. Order tickets for $30 for ages 14 and older, $20 for ages 4-14 and free for children younger than 4 by Sunday, June 1, at The group has reserved a picnic shelter for a buffet.


First United Methodist Church - Cary will host GriefShare meetings at 7 p.m. Thursdays, July 10-Oct. 9, in room 125 at 117 S. Academy St., Cary. There will not be meetings on July 17 or July 31. The workbook costs $15. For information about the church, go to To register, go to

Summer writing camp

Peace Presbyterian Church will host a writing camp for ages 8-12 from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, July 14, through Friday, July 18, in room C106 at 1777 W. Chatham St., Cary. Register for $120 by Tuesday, July 1, or $125 after that. The registration fee includes supplies. To register, contact Katharine Parrish at 919-467-1924 or

Christ the King Preschool registration

Christ the King Preschool of Christ the King Lutheran Church is accepting registration for ages 2-5 for the 2014-15 school year. The church is at 600 Walnut St., Cary. For more information, go to

Contemplative worship service

Woodhaven Baptist Church offers a contemplative worship service with meditation from 8:30-9:15 a.m. Sundays at 4000 Kildaire Farm Road, Apex.

Worship services at The Cary

First United Methodist Church - Cary hosts worship services at The Cary theater at 9:45 a.m. Sundays at 122 E. Chatham St.

Alcoholics Anonymous

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. For more information, email Lee Heathcoat at

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. For details, call 919-272-3045 or 919-255-5883 or go to

Overeaters Anonymous

Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church hosts Overeaters Anonymous meetings from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays in room 126, 100 Judd Parkway. The group’s supportive meetings don’t include weigh-ins, diets or fees. For more information, call 919-557-7712 or 919-771-1393.

Celebrate Recovery

Summit Evangelical Covenant Church will host Celebrate Recovery meetings for people recovering from hurting, hangups and habits at 8 p.m. Wednesdays at 590 Westhigh St., Cary. For more information on Celebrate Recovery, go to For more information on the church’s program, go to or email

Labyrinth meditation

Cary Presbyterian Church offers a labyrinth meditation walk from 5:30-7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at 614 Griffis St. For details, call 919-469-1337 or visit

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. Details: Phyllis Travers, 919-233-0355.

Prayer study

Author and speaker Sarah Bush will host a 12-week study on prayer with her book, “The Invitation – Come Boldly to the Throne of Grace,” from 10-11:30 a.m. or 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays at 708 Town Side Drive, Apex. For information or registration, email


The Knights of Columbus Council 12119 hosts jackpot bingo at 7 p.m. Thursdays at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 1005 Wilbon Road, Fuquay-Varina. Doors open at 6 p.m. Food and beverages available. Details: Al Munno, 919-557-7718, or Sonny Butler, 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. The group helps women with hurting, hangups and habits. Details: 919-469-8023.

Brown Bag Ministry

The Brown Bag Ministry, which feeds more than 1,400 people a week, is looking for middle- and high school-age volunteers. The group meets at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church in Apex about 9 a.m. Saturdays. Volunteers prepare bagged meals and hand them out in Raleigh. The group usually finishes by 1 p.m. Details:

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