Cary News: Community

Faith Notes: May 1

Hand of Hope Walk

The Hand of Hope Ministry’s 11th annual Walk for Life & Run Baby Run 5k and 10k races are from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at WakeMed Soccer Park, 201 Soccer Park Drive, Cary. The event also will include food vendors, entertainment and children’s activities. For more information and to register:

Purple Cloth 5K

The Purple Cloth 5K fundraiser for Dorcas Ministries, hosted by Genesis United Methodist Church of Cary, will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at Bond Park, 801 High House Road, Cary. For more information:

Fundraisers leading up to the event will be from 5-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at Patrick Jane’s Gourmet Pizza Bar, 1353 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary; and from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at Stone Creek Chick-fil-A, 1000 Valleystone Drive, Cary.

Church on the Streets

White Plains United Methodist Church members volunteer throughout the church’s campus and the community on Sunday, May 15. Projects will be before and after the 10:15 a.m. unified worship service, and lunch is included. Register online:

Family Night fundraiser

The White Plains Childrens’ Center will sponsor Family Night at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 19. Ticket vouchers for the fundraiser are $10 and can be purchased at the center, 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary, or online:

Summer camps

Cary Presbyterian Preschool will host two summer camps for children ages 4-5 years old at the preschool, 614 Griffis St.

The first session, “Take Me Out to the Ocean,” will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, June 20, to Friday, June 24. The second session, “Summer Olympic Fun,” will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, July 18, to Friday, July 22. The cost per week is $110. For more information contact Angie Keith at or call 919-469-2229.

Vacation Bible School

Registration is under way for Vacation Bible School from 5:30-8 p.m. Monday, June 27, to Thursday, June 30, at Cary First Baptist Church, 218 S. Academy St. The theme for the free event, for children in kindergarten through fifth grade, is “Submerged: Finding Truth Below The Surface.” Register at

Grief/Divorce Support Meetings

Triangle Marriage and Family Life Center hosts GriefShare and DivorceCare groups from 9:30-11 a.m. Saturdays at 3761 NW Cary Parkway, Suite 102. 919-267-6747.

Toy, clothing collection

Greater Life Ministries collects toys and clothes to give to homeless and needy families. 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.

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