Cary News: Community

Faith Notes: Nov. 18

Thanksgiving dinner

White Plains United Methodist Church’s free annual Community Thanksgiving Feast is 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, in the church’s Christian Life Center at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. To register, call 919-467-9394 or go to

Surviving the Holidays

A GriefShare session will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at First United Methodist Church Cary, 117 S. Academy St.

A GriefShare seminar will be at Westwood Baptist Church from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 5. The church is at 200 Westhigh St., Cary. The suggested donation is $10. Call to register: 919-469-9393.

Scholar in Residence program

Beth Shalom synagogue, 5713 Yates Mill Pond Road, Raleigh, will host a Scholar in Residence program Friday, Nov. 20, to Sunday, Nov. 22. The program features Jennifer Rudnick Zunikoff, a storyteller, who will lead workshops on immigration. Faith-based organizations are invited to attend Saturday, Nov. 21, at 10 a.m. for a conversation on how to be advocates for change in the community. 919-858-7777,

Food Pantry Thanksgiving meal distribution

White Plains United Methodist Church will distribute bags of Thanksgiving food from 3-6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, at the church’s Christian Life Center, 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. 919-467-9394.

Christmas for Kids

Tree of Life Lutheran Church invites kids, ages 4-12, to Christmas for Kids from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, for crafts, stories, music and more at 1155 Executive Circle, Cary. Call Pastor Roger Rockhoff to register for free: 919-500-2859.

Donations needed

Greater Life Ministries collects toys, household items, furniture, clothing and more and is starting to collect items for the holidays. To arrange for donations to be picked up, call 919-274-2511. Mail monetary donations to P.O. Box 26083, Raleigh, NC 27611.

Food pantry

The Point Church food pantry offers free groceries, a hot meal and clothing from 11 a.m. to noon Saturdays at 1503 Walnut St., Cary, and 1402 E. Williams St., Apex.

Soul Yoga

Gentle stretching and yoga sessions will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Westwood Baptist Church, 200 Westhigh St., Cary. Sessions are open to the public for $5. Bring a mat.

Regeneration Addiction Support Group

Good Hope Baptist Church will host confidential Regeneration Addiction Support Group meetings for adults affected by any addiction, their friends and family members at 7 p.m. Mondays in FLC room 110 at 6628 Good Hope Baptist Church Road, Cary.

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. 919-272-3045, 919-255-5883,

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.

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. 919-557-7712, 919-771-1393.

Celebrate Recovery

Westhigh Evangelical Covenant Church hosts Celebrate Recovery meetings at 8 p.m. Wednesdays at 590 Westhigh St., Cary.,,

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. 919-233-0355.

The Truth Project Bible Study

White Plains United Methodist Church hosts The Truth Project Bible Study from 9:30-11 a.m. Thursdays, through Dec. 2, at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary.


The Knights of Columbus Council 12119 hosts jackpot bingo at 7 p.m. Thursdays at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 1005 Wilbon Road, Fuquay-Varina. 919-557-7718, 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. 919-469-8023.

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