Cary News: Community

Faith notes: May 27


A Nightlife Cafe concert featuring local young artists Eagledown, When Forever Comes, Surrounding Jericho and Taylor Leopold will be from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 1, at the Connections Event Center, 1280 Buck Jones Road, Raleigh. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $5. For details, visit

An U2charist will be held at Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at 100 S. Judd Parkway S.E. The U2charist is a traditional communion service featuring the music of U2 performed live by the band, U2FX. An offering will be taken for the Accessibility to Clean Water project in Twifu, Ghana through the Twifu Rural Youth and Women Concern. For details, visit

5k Winners

The fifth annual Monarchs in Motion 5K held on May 12 at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Apex had a record 564 participants. The course started at the church and went through the Magnolia and Scotts Mill neighborhoods. The winners for the men are: first place, Wayne Crews at 17:48; second place, Jordan Kokoska at 18:25; and third place, Mark Ulrich at 19:49. The winners for the women are: first place, Renee Weaver at 21:37; second place, Mimi Sweitzer at 23:31; and third place, Cheri Lynch at 23:43.


Sunrise United Methodist Church, 5420 Sunset Lake Road, Holly Springs, sold over 800 plates of pork barbecue raising almost $4,400 during its spring fundraiser. The Methodist Home for Children and Disciple Bible Outreach Ministries each received $1,100.

Support groups

Holly Springs United Methodist Church holds “There is a Solution” Alcoholics Anonymous group meetings from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at 108 Avent Ferry Road.

Westwood Baptist Church will offer GriefShare classes on Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. at 200 Westhigh St., Cary. Cost is $20 per person. Childcare is provided if arranged in advance. For information, call 919-469-9393 or visit

Saint Francis United Methodist Church will offer a GriefShare support group at noon on Thursdays in the church library at 2965 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. For information, call 919-362-1666.

Vacation Bible School

Christ the King Lutheran Church will hold its annual vacation Bible school from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 30 through August 3 at 600 Walnut St., Cary.