Youth summer programs
White Plains United Methodist Church has weekly programs for middle and high school students from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the youth room at the church, 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
AWANA for children in kindergarten through fifth grade meets at 6:45 p.m. every Wednesday at North Cary Baptist Church, 505 Reedy Creek Road, Cary. For details, call 919-469-8023.
The Knights of Columbus Council 12119 hosts a jackpot bingo at 7 p.m. every Thursday at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 1005 Wilbon Road, Fuquay-Varina. Doors open at 6 p.m. Food and beverages are available. For details, call Al Munno at 919-557-7718 or Sonny Butler at 845-797-0830.
First United Methodist Church hosts GriefShare classes from 7 to 9 p.m. every Thursday through Aug. 29 in Room 125 at 117 S. Academy St., Cary. Cost is $15, including a GriefShare workbook. To register, call 919-467-1861.
Celebrate Recovery for Women
Celebrate Recovery for Women meets at 6 p.m. every Friday at North Cary Baptist Church, 505 Reedy Creek Road, Cary. The group helps women with hurting, hang-ups and habits. For details, call 919-469-8023.
Summer family recreation program
Fuquay-Varina Presbyterian Church holds a family recreation program, “Friday Night Lites,” at 6:30 p.m. every Friday in the summer at 310 N. Ennis St. Dinner will be served. To make reservations, contact Chrissy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 at Moore Square in Raleigh. The group usually finishes by 1 p.m. Go to www.brownbagministry.org for details.
The Hope Café Bible study
The Hope Café is starting a new Bible study. The first meeting will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at Chevy’s Ale House, 1402 E. Williams St., Apex. Dr. Jack Watson will lead the study. For more information, call 919-818-8350 or email email@example.com.
Summer Camp for Women
Pleasant Grove Church will hold a Summer Camp for Women from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday until Aug. 5 at 1528 Davis Drive, Cary. Childcare will be provided for children ages 6 months to 12 years. Cost is $5 per session. To register, call 919-523-8889 or visit www.pgc-cary.org.
Ambassador Presbyterian Church will hold a Bible study for women titled “James: Mercy Triumphs” from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 5 at 1010 Schieffelin Road, Apex. To register, call 919-249-0230 or visit ambassadorpres.org.
Summer book club
The summer book club at White Plains United Methodist Church will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the church at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. The group will discuss “In His Steps” by C. Sheldon. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family summer events
White Plains United Methodist Church will host several summer events for families:
• 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11: “Picnic in the Park” at the Kiwanis Shelter at Bond Park.
• 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25: Fall kickoff with pig pickin’ in the Christian Life Center at the church.
The church is located at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. For details, call 919-467-9394 or visit www.wpumc.com.
Preschool summer camp
Sunrise United Methodist Church will host a preschool summer camp with an “Ocean Treasures” theme for children ages 3 to 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 12-16 at 5420 Sunset Lake Road, Holly Springs. Enrollment is open. The camp costs $125; a deposit of $25 is required with the enrollment form, and the final payment is due on the first day of camp. For more information, call 919-303-3720 ext. 204 or email Kim Sain at email@example.com.
52 Week Food Drive
Urban Ministries of Wake County is campaigning to feed more of the 90,000 Wake County residents living in poverty. Urban Ministries seeks sponsors for each of the remaining weeks of the food drive. For more information, contact Carol Schwartz at 919-256-2179 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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