Vacation Bible School• Christ the King Lutheran Church will host “Gangway to Galilee: Amazing Grace Adventures” for 3-year-olds through fifth-grade students from 9-11:30 a.m. Monday, June 23, through Friday, June 27, at 600 Walnut St., Cary. Registration costs $30 for one child and $25 for each additional child in the family, including one CD per family and a T-shirt for each kid. For details and registration, call 919-467-8989, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.christthekingcary.org.
• Westwood Baptist Church will host Vacation Bible School for kids who have finished third through fifth grade from 5:30-8 p.m. Sunday, June 22, through Wednesday, June 25, at 200 Westhigh St., Cary. Registration is free; donations will be accepted for dinners. To register, go to www.westwoodbc.org.
• Cary First Baptist Church will host Vacation Bible School for kids who have finished kindergarten through fifth grade from 5:30-8 p.m. Sunday, June 22, through Thursday, June 26, at 218 S. Academy St., Cary. For details or registration about the free event, contact Kristin Kitchens at 919-467-6356 or email@example.com, or go to www.caryfbc.org/children.
• White Plains United Methodist Church will host Vacation Bible School for 3-year-olds through fifth-grade students from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, July 7, through Friday, July 11, at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. This year’s theme is “Weird Animals: Where Jesus’ Love is One-of-a-Kind.” Registration costs $15 per child, up to $40 per family. To register, call Beth at 919-467-9394 or go to www.wpumc.com/children.
• Saint Francis United Methodist Church will host Vacation Bible School for preschool through fifth-grade students from 5-7:45 p.m. Monday, July 14, through Friday, July 18, at 2965 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. The church also offers a Bible study for adults. Register for $10 by Sunday, June 29. For details and registration, go to www.saintfrancisumc.org/vbs.
Cary Presbyterian Preschool
Cary Presbyterian Preschool at Cary Presbyterian Church is registering students ages 18 months to 5 years for 2014-15. The church is at 614 Griffis St., Cary. For details or to schedule a tour, call Angie Keith at 919-469-2229 or go to www.carypresbyterian.org.
Summer camp and preschool
Greenwood Forest Children’s Center at Greenwood Forest Baptist Church has openings for summer camp for preschool through third-grade students from Monday, June 23, through Friday, June 27, at 110 SE Maynard Road. The church is also accepting preschool registration for ages 2-5 for the 2014-15 school year. For details and registration, call Sandy Duncan at 919-469-0140 or go to cc.gfbccary.org.
St. Andrew’s Early Childhood Center
St. Andrew’s Early Childhood Center at St. Andrew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church is accepting new students ages 3-5. The center is at 3008 Old Raleigh Road, Apex. For details and registration, call 919-387-8656 or go to www.saintandrew.org.
Kirk of Kildaire Children’s Center
Kirk of Kildaire Children’s Center has openings for ages 2-5 for 2014-15. The center is at 200 High Meadow Drive, Cary. For details, contact Brenda Holladay at 919-469-4895 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.kirkchildrenscenter.com.
Fellowship Preschool has openings for ages 2-5 for 2014-15. The preschool is at 1788 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. For details, call Becki Ross at 919-380-0533, email email@example.com, or go to www.fellowshippreschool.org.
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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.caryfbc.org/weekday.
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 email@example.com or go to www.peacepca.org/ministries/ppcc.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunrise United Methodist Church will host a blood drive with the Rex Blood Services bus from 3-7 p.m. Monday, June 23, at 5420 Sunset Lake Road, Holly Springs. To sign up for an appointment, go to www.mysignup.com/sunriseblooddrive.
Durham Bulls game
White Plains United Methodist Church Family Ministries will organize a trip to a Durham Bulls game on Friday, June 27. Tickets must have been ordered by Sunday, June 1, at bit.ly/1ombU51. The group has reserved a picnic shelter for a buffet.
The Hall Sisters
The Hall Sisters will lead the 8:20 a.m. worship service with music at White Plains United Methodist Church on Sunday, June 29, at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. For information about the band, go to hallsisters.com.
Bridge Mission Week
White Plains United Methodist Church of Cary will host Bridge Mission Week, four days of local mission projects and activities, for fourth- through ninth-grade students from Monday, June 30, through Thursday, July 3. Registration, including lunch, costs $25 per day or $80 for all four days at goo.gl/vKxL6R.
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 www.fumc-cary.org. To register, go to bit.ly/1sEsFba.
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 email@example.com.
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 www.christthekingcary.org/Preschool/Registration.aspx.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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. For details, call 919-272-3045 or 919-255-5883 or go to www.pardonedbychrist.org.
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.
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 www.celebraterecovery.com. For more information on the church’s program, go to www.summitnc.org or email email@example.com.
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 www.carypresbyterian.org.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: www.brownbagministry.org.