Cary News: Community

Faith Notes: Sept. 24

Semillas de Amor

Semillas de Amor, a Hispanic ministry for families, is looking for volunteers for an after-school program from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Luz del Pueblo annex of White Plains United Methodist Church, 500 SE Maynard Road, Cary. Volunteers will help students with homework. No tutoring experience is needed, and materials are provided. Tutoring began Tuesday, Sept. 16. For details, contact Connie Orander at 919-469-5322 or; Dick Orander at 919-469-5322 or; or Carolyn Booker at 919-469-1780 or

Food pantry

The Point Church food pantry gives bagged groceries, a hot meal and clothing to families in need from 11 a.m. to noon Saturdays at 1503 Walnut St., Cary.

Mother’s Morning Out

Fellowship Preschool will host a Mother’s Morning Out program for mothers of children 12 months or older from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Mondays, starting on Monday, Oct. 6, at 1788 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. For details, call Becki Rossi at 919-380-0533.

Family & Friends Day Weekend

Holland Chapel AME Zion Church will host an annual revival with the Rev. Anthony Farrar of Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Fuquay-Varina and the Rev. Dr. Orlando Dowdy of Holland Chapel AME Zion Church at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 360 Burgess Road, Apex. For details, call the church at 919-362-7831.

Rosh Hashanah services

Beth Shalom Synagogue will host Rosh Hashanah services for children and adults from Wednesday, Sept. 24, through Friday, Sept. 26, at 5713 Yates Mill Pond Road, Raleigh. Childcare is available with a reservation. For details and service times, go to

Movie night

Westwood Baptist Church will screen “Heaven is for Real” at 7:30 p.m., with a meeting for fellowship at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26, at 200 Westhigh St., Cary.

Yard sale

The youth department of Holly Springs Baptist Church will host a yard sale to raise money for the annual Angel Tree from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 27, at 304 Raleigh St., Chapel Hill. The group will also sell baked goods and lemonade.

Community Memorial Service

White Plains United Methodist Church will host a Community Memorial Service, sponsored by the Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. There will be a naming and remembrance ceremony. Participants may bring framed photographs (5 inches by 7 inches or smaller) or single flowers. Participants are asked to bring pieces of cotton cloth, 8 by 10 inches, to add to a commemorative quilt. To RSVP, call 919-877-9959 or email

Campfire Meet and Greet

Sunrise United Methodist Church will welcome the new youth pastor, the Rev. Amie Stewart, from 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at 5420 Sunset Lake Road, Holly Springs. There will be s’mores at a campfire, corn hole games and music. Bring lawn chairs.

‘Instrumental Night of Praise’

The First Baptist Church Cary Caryllons and Colonial Baptist Church handbell choir’s “Instrumental Night of Praise” concert will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at First Baptist Church Cary, 28 S. Academy St. The concert is free, and anyone is welcome. Childcare for ages 4 and younger is available; to make a reservation, call 919-467-6356.

Yom Kippur services

Beth Shalom Synagogue will host Yom Kippur services from Friday, Oct. 3, through Saturday, Oct. 4, at 5713 Yates Mill Pond Road, Raleigh. For details and service times, go to

Stepping Up: A Call to Courageous Manhood

Cokesbury United Methodist Church will host a four-week study for men from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 8 through Oct. 29, at 6678 River Road, Fuquay-Varina. To register for the free program, contact Joel Burley at 919-363-7617 or


First United Methodist Church - Cary hosts GriefShare meetings at 7 p.m. Thursdays, through Oct. 9, in room 125 at 117 S. Academy St., Cary. The workbook costs $15. For information about the church, go to To register, go to

Harvest Festival

Good Shepherd United Church of Christ will host a Harvest Festival dinner with silent and live auctions at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at 1050 NW Maynard Road, Cary. Doors open at 5 p.m. for a craft sale, children’s activities and a silent auction. Dinner seating begins at 5:30 p.m., and the auction starts at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $12 for adults, $5 for ages 3-10 and free for ages 2 and younger. Ten percent of proceeds will be donated to The Carying Place. For details or tickets, call 919-481-1441 or email



Christ the King Lutheran Church

will host GriefShare, a weekly support program for people who have lost a loved one, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 20 at 600 Walnut St., Cary. There is no cost for the class or materials, and participants can start at any time. For details, call 919-467-8989 or email



Westwood Baptist Church

will host GriefShare meetings from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, except for the week of Thanksgiving, through Dec. 2, in room 209 at 200 Westhigh St., Cary. For details, call the church at 919-469-9393.

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

Raleigh Christian Women’s Connection

The Raleigh Christian Women’s Connection meets the third Tuesday of the month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the N.C. State University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. Lunch costs $16; a free nursery is available. To register, call 919-337-8003 or email

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

Westhigh 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.


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: