Cary News: Community

Faith Notes: Nov. 16

Tutoring program seeks volunteers

The Kirk Outreach After-School Learning Academy at Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church needs volunteers to help first- and second-grade students from Briarcliff Elementary School with their homework one day or more per week. The program is 3:45-5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, at the church at 200 High Meadow Drive, Cary. For information, call 919-467-4944 or email

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.

Book fair

The Methodist Children’s Center of Cary First United Methodist Church will host the annual Scholastic book fair from 8:45-9:45 a.m. and noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, through Thursday, Nov. 20, in the Templeton Building, room 118, 121 Waldo St., Cary. Family Night with Clifford the Dog will be from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19. For details, go to

Blood drives

• Cary Presbyterian Church, 614 Griffis St., will host a blood drive Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 2:30 to 7 p.m. Register for an appointment at

• Saint Francis United Methodist Church will host a blood drive for the American Red Cross from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at 2965 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. Register for a time slot by Saturday, Nov. 22, at


Surviving the Holidays

White Plains United Methodist Church will host Surviving the Holidays, a program for people coping with grief during the holiday season, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 22, in the chapel at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. The church also offers Surviving the Holidays for Kids, ages 6-12, at the same time. Registration is requested. For details, call 919-449-6392 or email

Thanksgiving Fellowship Meal

Sunrise United Methodist Church’s Thanksgiving Fellowship Meal will be at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at 5420 Sunset Lake Road, Holly Springs. Bring a side dish or dessert to share.

Thanksgiving worship service and meal

Christ the King Lutheran Church will host a Thanksgiving worship service at 10:30 a.m. and a meal at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 27, at 600 Walnut St., Cary. Bring a side dish or dessert to share. To RSVP, call 919-467-8989.

Unified worship service

White Plains United Methodist Church will host a unified worship service beginning with music at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. Lunch and the annual Advent Fair will follow. There will be a show from Hands for God Puppet Ministry, activities and crafts for all ages. There will be an Advent wreath station for adults. To sign up to make the Advent wreath, contact Debbie Lewis at 919-467-9394 or

Christmas Party

Mosaic Church will bring in five tons of real snow for sledding at a Christmas Party from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, at 270 Towerview Court, Cary. There will also be bounce houses, homemade food and more. The event is free. For details, go to

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

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: