Southwest Wake: Community

Faith Notes: Aug. 20

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.

Mother’s Morning Out

White Plains United Methodist Church has openings in the fall Mother’s Morning Out program for children 18 months through 4 years from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. For details, contact Beth at 919-467-9394 or

Children’s centers and preschools

St. Andrew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church

Cary Presbyterian Church

Christ the King Lutheran Church

Fellowship Preschool

First Baptist Church - Cary’s

Greenwood Forest Baptist Church

Kirk of Kildaire Children’s Center

Peace Presbyterian Church

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 919-467-3788

‘Blinky & Me’

The Men’s Club at Beth Shalom will screen “Blinky & Me,” a documentary by Tomasz Magierski about Yoram Gross, an Australian animator and Holocaust survivor, at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at 5713 Yates Mill Pond Road, Raleigh. Magierski will answer questions after the screening. For details, call 919-858-7777 or go to

Back-to-school blessing

Christ the King Lutheran Church invites students and families to bring their backpacks or briefcases to celebrate the new school year at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship services Sunday, Aug. 24, at 600 Walnut St., Cary. For details, call 919-467-8989 or go to

Youth Group Kickoff

Sunrise United Methodist Church will host a Youth Group Kickoff with information about fall events from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at 5420 Sunset Lake Road, Holly Springs.

Bible studies

Genesis United Methodist Church offers Disciple I and Disciple III Bible studies beginning Sunday, Aug. 24, at 850 High House Road, Cary. Disciple I is a 34-week study of Genesis through Revelation. Disciple III is a 32-week study of the Prophets and Paul’s letters. For details, call 919-467-2128.

Blood drive

Sunrise United Methodist Church will host the Rex Bloodmobile for a blood drive from 3-7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, at 5420 Sunset Lake Road, Holly Springs. Registration will be open online soon at

Sunrise Women Circle

Women of Sunrise United Methodist Church will meet to discuss outreach activities and plans for the fall from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 5420 Sunset Lake Road, Holly Springs. For details, email Lisa Pearson at or Barbara Vetter at

English as a Second Language classes

Westwood Baptist Church will host free English as a Second Language classes from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays from Aug. 26 through Dec. 9 at 200 Westhigh St., Cary. Classes include listening, speaking, reading, writing, conversation, pronunciation and U.S. culture. Free childcare and homework help for children will be provided. For details, call 919-469-9393.

Covenant Prayer Sunday

White Plains United Methodist Church will host a worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. There will be music from the Chancel Choir and Praise Team and presentations by rising ninth-grade students.

Financial Peace University

Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church

Genesis United Methodist Church

Community Bible Study

Community Bible Study will begin a 30-week study from 9:45-11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, at Westwood Baptist Church, 200 Westhigh St., Cary. Registration costs $25 for adults and $10 for children and teens. For details and registration, go to

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Western Wake Crisis Ministry’s annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors golf tournament and fundraiser will be from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, at MacGregor Downs Country Club, 430 St. Andrews Lane, Cary. For details, go to

Sunrise Golf Tournament

Sunrise United Methodist Church’s golf tournament to benefit the Holly Springs Food Cupboard will be from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, at Devil’s Ridge Golf Club, 5107 Linksland Drive, Holly Springs. The church is seeking sponsors, players and volunteers. Registration costs $90. For details, go to

Back to School Benefit

A Back to School Benefit for the White Plains United Methodist Church Children’s Center will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. Food trucks will begin serving dinner at 6 p.m., and live music by Crush will start at 7 p.m. There will also be a silent auction. Tickets cost $8 for ages 13-18 and $12 for ages 19 and older at Children ages 12 and younger, who must be accompanied by an adult, will be admitted for free. For details, call 919-469-2217 or email


First United Methodist Church - Cary hosts GriefShare meetings at 7 p.m. Thursdays, through Oct. 9, in room 125 at 117 S. Academy St., Cary. The workbook costs $15. For information about the church, go to To register, go to

Worship services at The Cary

First United Methodist Church - Cary hosts worship services at The Cary theater at 9:45 a.m. Sundays at 122 E. Chatham St.

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

Summit 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: