Community Thanksgiving Service
Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church will host a Community Thanksgiving Service 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 100 S. Judd Parkway, Fuquay-Varina. The worship service features local choirs and pastors from a variety of faith traditions in the community. Details: 919-552-4331.
Thanksgiving worship and meal
Christ the King Lutheran Church will celebrate Thanksgiving with a worship service 10:30 a.m. and lunch 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, at 600 Walnut St., Cary. Bring a side dish or dessert to share. To register, call 919-467-8989.
White Plains United Methodist Church will host a study of “The Journey” by Adam Hamilton 4-5 p.m. Wednesdays, Dec. 4, 11 and 18, in room C203 at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. Cost is $12. To register, call 919-467-9394 or visit www.wpumc.com.
GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays
Westwood Baptist Church will host a GriefShare seminar, Surviving the Holidays, at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at 200 Westhigh St., Cary. The program aims to help people who have lost a loved one through the holiday season. Registration starts 8:30 a.m. and costs $10. Details: 919-469-9393.
Coping with grief during the holidays
Christ the King Lutheran Church will host a program on coping with grief during the holiday season 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Dec. 7, at 600 Walnut St., Cary. The program is provided by Horizons Grief Center, a part of Hospice of Wake County. All are welcome. Details: 919-467-8989.
‘A Cary Christmas 2013: Songs of the Season’
First Baptist Church of Cary will celebrate Christmas with a reception at 5:30 p.m. in the dining hall and a presentation 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary Saturday, Dec. 7, and Sunday, Dec. 8, at 218 S. Academy St.
‘Worship Service for Those Dealing With Grief’
A worship service for people dealing with grief will be 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in the log cabin at First United Methodist Church - Cary, 117 S. Academy St. Details: the Rev. William Green, email@example.com.
Financial Peace University
Genesis United Methodist Church will host Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University class in January. An information session about the class will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at 850 High House Road, Cary. The class costs $100.
The children’s choirs of White Plains United Methodist Church will present their Christmas pageant, “Baby Jesus, We Love You,” 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, in the church’s Christian Life Center at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
Birthday Party for Christ
Everlasting Life Christian Church will host a nondenominational Birthday Party for Christ with workshops starting 2 p.m. and an evening musical starting 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at 212 E. Williams St., Apex. Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Details: www.elchristianchurch.com.
Traditional Christmas Concert
White Plains United Methodist Church will host the Traditional Christmas Concert of choir and ensemble singing, bells, the church orchestra and organ 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
Contemporary Christmas Concert
White Plains United Methodist Church’s Contemporary Christmas Concert will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. The Praise Team and New Spirit groups will perform popular and new Christmas songs.
Peace Presbyterian Church will host Fun With Words, a writing class for ages 8-12, from 1-2:15 p.m. Tuesdays, starting Jan. 8, at 1777 W. Chatham St., Cary. The class costs $115 before Jan. 1; $125 after that date. Details: Katharine Parrish, 919-467-1924 or email@example.com.
Contemplative worship service
Woodhaven Baptist Church offers a new contemplative worship service with meditation 8:30-9:15 a.m. Sundays at 4000 Kildaire Farm Road, Apex.
Holly Springs United Methodist Church hosts “There is a Solution” Alcoholics Anonymous group meetings 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays at 108 Avent Ferry Road.
Raleigh Christian Women’s Connection
The Raleigh Christian Women’s Connection meets the third Tuesday of the month 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the N.C. State University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. Lunch costs $16; a free nursery is available. To register, call 919-337-8003 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family support ministry meeting
A family support ministry organized by Mary Williams-Farrington and the Pardoned by Christ Ministry will meet the second Tuesday of every month. The ministry provides support for people who have been incarcerated or who have or have had an incarcerated family member. Details: Williams-Farrington, email@example.com or www.pardonedbychrist.org.
Sisters in Support
Sisters in Support, a breast-cancer-support group for women who have had breast cancer or currently are undergoing treatment, meets 7 p.m. every second Tuesday of the month at the White Plains United Methodist Church Christian Life Center, 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. For information, call L. Heathcoat at 919-467-9394, ext. 261, or 919-467-9394.
Westwood Baptist Church will sponsor English as a Second Language classes 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays until Dec. 10, at 200 Westhigh St., Cary. Students can enroll any time. The class is available in five skill levels, with an emphasis on conversation and American culture. There will be free homework help and child care. Details: 919-469-9393 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cary Presbyterian Church offers a labyrinth meditation walk 5:30-7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at 614 Griffis St. Details: 919-469-1337 or www.carypresbyterian.org.
Cancer support group
A cancer support group meets the second Wednesday of each month 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 7 p.m. Thursdays at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 1005 Wilbon Road, Fuquay-Varina. Doors open 6 p.m. Food and beverages are available. Details: Al Munno, 919-557-7718, or Sonny Butler, 845-797-0830.
Starfish support group
The Starfish Group, a support group for anyone who has been sexually abused or knows anyone who has been sexually abused, meets every third Thursday of the month 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center at Gateway Church, 201 Meadow Drive, Fuquay-Varina. Attendees must be at least 18 years old. Details: email@example.com or visit www.gatewaychurchnc.org.
Celebrate Recovery for Women
Celebrate Recovery for Women meets 6 p.m. Fridays at North Cary Baptist Church, 505 Reedy Creek Road, Cary. The group helps women with hurting, hang-ups 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.
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