Vacation Bible school
• Woodhaven Baptist Church will hold vacation Bible school for children ages 3 to rising sixth-graders from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 16, to Thursday, June 20, at 4000 Kildaire Farm Road, Apex. Dinner will be served at 5:15 p.m. every night. Reservations are required. To register, call 919-362-0127 or visit www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/woodhaven/gpgs/home.aspx.
• Apex Baptist Church will hold vacation Bible school for children in preschool through fifth-grade from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23, to Thursday, June 27; and 9 a.m. to noon Monday, June 24, to Friday, June 28, at 110 S. Salem St., Apex. A family fun night for all vacation bible school participants, family and friends will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 28. Registration is required and ends Sunday, June 9. To register, visit www.apexbaptist.org.
• White Plains United Methodist Church will hold vacation Bible school from 9 a.m. to noon July 15-19 at 313 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary. Cost is $15, with a family maximum of $40. For details, call 919-467-9394 or visit www.wpumc.com/children.
Cary Presbyterian Church, 614 Griffis St., offers a labyrinth meditation walk from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month. For details, call 919-469-1337 or visit www.carypresbyterian.org.
Raleigh Christian Womens Connection
The Raleigh Christian Womens Connection meets the third Tuesday of the month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the N.C. State University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. Cost is $16; a nursery is available. To RSVP, call 919-337-8003 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cornerstone Presbyterian Church will hold its annual Concert on the Lawn at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at 2220 High House Road, Cary. There will be free hotdogs and hamburgers. Bring blankets and chairs. For details, visit www.cspcusa.org.
Genesis United Methodist Church will offer a new sermon series titled, Guardrails Avoiding the Regrets in Your Life, in June at 850 High House Road, Cary. The sermons will be presented as Direction and Protection for Life on June 2; Why Cant We Be Friends on June 9; Run Baby Run on June 16; The Consumption Assumption on June 23; and Once and for All on June 30. For details, call 919-467-2128 or visit www.genesis-umc.org.
Saint Francis United Methodist Church, 2965 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, will hold worship services at 10:30 a.m. beginning Sunday, June 9, during the summer. Sunday school will be from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. For questions, call 919-362-4107.
Family summer events
White Plains United Methodist Church will host several summer events for families:
• 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 9: Summer kickoff with hymns and homemade ice cream.
• 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 26: Family game night.
• Thursday, July 4: Fireworks at the Durham Bulls Game. An area will be reserved.
• 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, August 11: Picnic In the Park at the Kiwanis Shelter at Bond Park.
• 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, August 25: Fall kickoff with pig pickin.
The church is located at 313 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary. For details, call 919-467-9394 or visit www.wpumc.com.
Summer youth programs
White Plains United Methodist Church will hold Wednesday summer programs for youth in grades six through 12 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. beginning June 12 in the youth room at 313 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary. For information, visit www.wpumc.com/youth.
White Plains United Methodist Church will hold a Bridge Mission Camp for children in grades four through eight from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, July 1, to Friday, July 5, at 313 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary. Each day, the youth will participate in a local missions project such as Meals on Wheels or Stop Hunger Now, and afternoons will include fellowship activities. Cost is $80. To sign up, contact Rob Phillips at email@example.com or visit www.wpumc.org.
Color Your World With Words, a writing camp for kids ages 8 to 12, will be from Monday, July 15, to Friday, July 19, at Peace Presbyterian Church, 1777 W. Chatham St., Cary. There will be games, stories, poems, lemonade breaks, interviews and time for writing. On Thursday, the campers will take a field trip to the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, followed by a hot dog lunch at Ashworth Drugs. Cost is $150 and includes all supplies. There is a $10 discount for those who register by Saturday, June 15. To register, contact Katharine Parrish at 919-267-1924 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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