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Faith Notes: Dec. 13

Christmas trees, wreaths and decorations are for sale at St. Francis United Methodist Church in Cary. This week’s Faith Notes also include Christmas concerts and worship services.
Christmas trees, wreaths and decorations are for sale at St. Francis United Methodist Church in Cary. This week’s Faith Notes also include Christmas concerts and worship services. NEWS & OBSERVER FILE PHOTO

Christmas tree sale

The annual Christmas tree sale at St. Francis United Methodist Church, 2965 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, continues through December. The lot is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays and noon to 8 p.m. on weekdays. Free delivery is available Saturdays. Proceeds go to the Appalachia Service Project.

Christmas music

A worship service with the White Plains United Methodist Church Chancel Choir and Credo Choir is at 8:20 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. The church’s children’s choirs will sing at the 11 a.m. worship service and perform again at 3 p.m.

Christmas Cantata

The Christmas Cantata at Sunrise United Methodist Church is at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, at 5420 Sunset Lake Road, Holly Springs. mysunrise.org.

Meal distribution

White Plains United Methodist Church gives out bagged meals to those in need from 3-6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, in the church’s Christian Life Center at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Live Nativity

▪ Saint Francis United Methodist Church’s 17th annual Live Nativity event runs from Tuesday, Dec. 15, through Wednesday, Dec. 16, at 2965 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. A dinner will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and the outdoor Live Nativity will be 6-8 p.m. saintfrancisumc.org/advent.

▪ Sunrise United Methodist Church will also have a Live Nativity Scene from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, and Saturday, Dec. 19, at 5420 Sunset Lake Road, Holly Springs.

Christmas concerts

First United Methodist Church Cary hosts a 30-minute Christmas concert at noon Wednesday, Dec. 16, at 117 S. Academy St. “Keys for the King” by Christy Farrior and Kerry Johnston is on Dec. 16. firstcary.com.

A lunch will follow each performance. RSVP for lunch at bit.ly/1Trr2e5.

La Posada

White Plains United Methodist Church’s Mexican Christmas Celebration with Spanish and English carols is at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Christmas dinner

The Christmas fellowship dinner at Sunrise United Methodist Church will be at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21, at 5420 Sunset Lake Road, Holly Springs. Bring a covered dish to share. To participate in the church’s ornament exhange, bring an ornament and pick one up after the meal and program.

Christmas Eve services

Saint Francis United Methodist Church’s Christmas Eve services are at 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24, at 2965 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. The 5 p.m. worship service is family-oriented and features the church’s children’s ensembles; the Saint Francis Choir performs at the 7:30 p.m. service; and the Bell Choir plays at the 11 p.m. A nursery is available at 7:30 p.m. 919-362-4107, info@saintfrancisumc.org.

Sunrise United Methodist Church’s services are at 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. The 5 p.m. service is planned for children and families. There will be communion at the 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. services. The church is at 5420 Sunset Lake Road, Holly Springs. mysunrise.org.

Toy, clothing collection

Greater Life Ministries is collects toys and clothes to give to homeless and needy families for the holidays. The organization also collects household items, furniture, clothing and more. To arrange for donations to be picked up, call 919-274-2511 or 919-432-3323. 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. goodhopechurch.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. 919-272-3045, 919-255-5883, pardonedbychrist.org.

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. lee@wpumc.com.

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. celebraterecovery.com, summitnc.org, summit@summitnc.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. 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. wpumc.com/register.

Bingo

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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