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.
Collection for needy families
Greater Life Ministries is collecting toys, household items, furniture, clothing and more for needy families. To arrange for donations to be picked up, call 919-798-6844, 919-274-2511 or 919-247-2693. Monetary donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 26083, Raleigh, NC 27611.
Christmas Eve services
•Cary Presbyterian Church
will host a worship service for families with children at 5 p.m., a candlelight service at 7 p.m. and another candlelight service with communion at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, at 614 Griffis St., Cary. For details, go tocarypresbyterian.org
•Saint Francis United Methodist Church
will host a service for children at 5 p.m. and candlelight and communion services at 7:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, at 2965 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. A nursery will be provided at the 7:30 p.m. service. For details, go to
•Sunrise United Methodist Church
will host services at 5, 7 and 11 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, at 5420 Sunset Lake Road, Holly Springs.
•White Plains United Methodist Church
will host a contemporary service at 5 p.m., traditional service at 7 p.m., music and meditation at 9 p.m. and traditional service at 11 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. All services will include communion, and the 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. worship services will include candle-lighting.
•Wake Chapel Christian Church’s
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, at 905 Wake Chapel Road, Fuquay-Varina. For details, call 919-552-4147.
•Good Shepherd United Church of Christ
will host an evening of lessons, carols and candle-lighting for all ages at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, at 1050 NW Maynard Road.
Bill Barbour Memorial Scholarship
Sunrise United Methodist Church is raising money for a scholarship in memory of Bill Barbour. The church will sell whole, cooked pork shoulders to raise money for $40 each from 2-6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, at 5420 Sunset Lake Road, Holly Springs. Order at the church or online at mysunrise.org. For more information, email James Bingham at email@example.com.
Lessons and Carols
White Plains United Methodist Church’s Lessons and Carols unified service will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 28, at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. The story of Christmas will be told through scripture and song.
White Plains United Methodist Church will host a Laity Sunday unified service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. A potluck lunch will follow.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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. For details, call 919-272-3045 or 919-255-5883 or go to www.pardonedbychrist.org.
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.
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 www.celebraterecovery.com. For more information on the church’s program, go to www.summitnc.org or email email@example.com.
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 www.carypresbyterian.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. 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: www.brownbagministry.org.