Southwest Wake: Community

Faith Notes: Feb. 15

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.

Helping needy families

Greater Life Ministries is in need of a 15-passenger van to help feed the homeless and transport the elderly to church. The ministry also is collecting used vehicles, household items, furniture, clothing and more for needy families. To arrange for donations to be picked up, call 919-720-8226 or 919-274-2511. Monetary donations are accepted. Checks can be made to Greater Life Ministries and mailed to P.O. Box 26083, Raleigh, NC 27611.


Christ the King Preschool is enrolling ages 2-5, including a pre-kindergarten transition class, for the 2015-2016 school year. The preschool is at 600 Walnut St., Cary. For details, call preschool director Beth Hollander at 919-460-0950 or go to

Fellowship Preschool is enrolling ages 2-4 for the 2015-2016 school year. Hours of operation are from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and the preschool is at 1788 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. For more information, call Becki Rossi at 919-380-0533.

Food drive

Sunrise United Methodist Church’s preschool is collecting donations of dried beans and rice for the Holly Springs Food Cupboard from Monday, Feb. 16, through Friday, Feb. 20. One-pound packages are requested. Donations can be left in the grocery cart in the church’s narthex at 5420 Sunset Lake Road, Holly Springs.

Blood drive

Christ the King Lutheran Church will host a blood drive from 2-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, at 600 Walnut St., Cary. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. Donors must be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds. To sign up, go to

Shrove Tuesday

Cary Presbyterian Church will host a Shrove Tuesday pancake dinner from 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 614 Griffis St., Cary. Tickets are available at the door for $4 for teenagers and adults, $2 for ages 2-12 and free for children younger than 2, up to $15 per family. Donations will be used to support mission work in Guatemala.

White Plains United Methodist Church will host a pancake dinner at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Ash Wednesday

First United Methodist Church Cary will host an Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 117 S. Academy St., Cary. There will also be a service for children in room 118. Lunch will follow the services. For details, go to

Living Your Dash

Westwood Baptist Church will host Living Your Dash, a seminar, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at 200 Westhigh St., Cary.

Dr. Robert Melone, author of “The Dash to Significance: A Guide to a Fulfilling Life,” and Rich Gwaltney, a representative from Transitions LifeCare, will speak. To sign up, call the church at 919-469-9393 or go to


Westwood Baptist Church’s Singles Ministry will screen “Monumental” at 7:30 p.m., after a fellowship meeting at 7 p.m., on Friday, Feb. 27, at 200 Westhigh St., Cary.

Yard sale

White Plains United Methodist Church will host a yard sale to raise money for the church’s mission programs from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 7, at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Bible study

Ambassador Presbyterian Church will host No Other Gods: Confronting Our Modern Day Idols, a study for women, by Kelly Minter from 10:15-11:45 a.m. Wednesdays through March 11 at 1010 Schieffelin Road, Apex. For details, go to

Regeneration Addiction Support Group

Good Hope Baptist Church will host Regeneration Addiction Support Group 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. The group is confidential. For details, go to

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: