Southwest Wake: Community

Faith Notes: Oct. 19

Tutoring program seeks volunteers

The Kirk Outreach After-School Learning Academy at Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church needs volunteers to help first- and second-grade students from Briarcliff Elementary School with their homework one day or more per week. The program is 3:45-5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, at the church at 200 High Meadow Drive, Cary. For information, call 919-467-4944 or email

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.

Harmony Male Chorus

The Harmony Male Chorus of Holland Chapel AME Zion Church will celebrate its anniversary at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at 360 Burgess Road, Apex. Choral groups from other churches will join in the performance. For details, call the church at 919-362-7831 or go to

Saint Francis Brass Band

The Saint Francis Brass Band will play to raise money for the Wake Interfaith Hospitality Network at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at Saint Francis United Methodist Church, 2965 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. A nursery is provided. Admission is free, and donations will be accepted. For details, call 919-362-4107.

Blood drive

Christ the King Lutheran Church will host a blood drive from 2-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at 600 Walnut St., Cary. Donors must be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds. Walk-ins are welcome but priority is given to donors with appointments. To sign up, go to

Festivals and trunk or treat


TrueWay Apostolic Ministries’

annual Fall Festival is 2-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at 323 Lynch St., Apex.


White Plains United Methodist Church’s

Fall Festival is 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. There will be costumes and family pictures, a chili cookoff, games, a Puppet Ministry performance and trunk or treat. For details, go to



Woodhaven Baptist Church’s

Fall Festival will be from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at 4000 Kildaire Farm Road, Apex. There will be food, festival games and trunk or treat from 6:30-7 p.m. For details, call 919-362-0127 or go to



First Baptist Church, Cary

will host Festival 31 for children in fifth grade or younger and their parents from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at 218 S. Academy St.


Sunrise United Methodist Church

will host trunk or treat from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at 5420 Sunset Lake Road, Holly Springs.


St. Francis United Methodist Church

will host an Autumn Leaf Celebration from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at 2965 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary.

Wake Christian Academy students lead worship service

The Wake Christian Academy High School Chorale and Handbell Choir will lead an evening worship service at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at First Baptist Church, Cary, 218 S. Academy St.

Organ concert

Organist Jacob Drengler will perform music from Brahms to Bach at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at Kirk of Kildaire, Presbyterian, 200 High Meadow Drive, Cary. For information, call 919-467-4944 or go to

Worship services with ValLimar Jansen

St. Andrew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church will host singer and storyteller ValLimar Jansen from 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, through Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 3008 Old Raleigh Road, Apex.

Jansen also will lead a mission for senior adults from 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov. 4, at the church. Lunch will follow. Participation costs $5. To RSVP by Tuesday, Oct. 28, call 919-362-0685. For details, go to

Christmas Shopping Spree and Craft Fair

Genesis United Methodist Church’s Christmas Shopping Spree and Craft Fair is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at 850 High House Road, Cary.



Christ the King Lutheran Church

will host GriefShare, a weekly support program for people who have lost a loved one, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 20 at 600 Walnut St., Cary. There is no cost for the class or materials, and participants can start at any time. For details, call 919-467-8989 or email



Westwood Baptist Church

will host GriefShare meetings from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, except for the week of Thanksgiving, through Dec. 2, in room 209 at 200 Westhigh St., Cary. For details, call the church at 919-469-9393.

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

Westhigh 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: