Faith notes: Aug. 7

August 5, 2013 

‘Boundaries’ workshops

Christian psychologists Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend will teach “Boundaries,” a self-help series of workshops for ages 15 and up from 6 to 8 p.m. Sundays from Aug. 18 to Oct. 13 at the First Reformed Church of Cary, 555 SW Maynard Road. The cost is $21 per person. For details, go to

Thrift ‘n Gift moving

Thrift ‘n Gift, a branch of Seeds of Mustard Ministries, will close its old store and open at its new location on Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 900 E. Chatham St., Cary. The store seeks donations and volunteers. For more information, call 919-651-0482.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Holly Springs United Methodist Church hosts “There is a Solution” Alcoholics Anonymous group meetings from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at 108 Avent Ferry Road.

Volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed at Semillas de Amor, or Seeds of Love, an after-school program of the Hispanic ministry at White Plains United Methodist Church, 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. The program meets from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. No teaching experience is necessary. Volunteers do not need to speak Spanish. To volunteer, email

Youth summer programs

White Plains United Methodist Church has weekly programs for middle school 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.

Labyrinth meditation

Cary Presbyterian Church offers a labyrinth meditation walk from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at 614 Griffis St.. For details, call 919-469-1337 or visit


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

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 for details.

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

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

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


Westwood Baptist Church will host GriefShare meetings from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 3 to Dec. 3, at 200 Westhigh St., Cary. The group will meet in room 209. GriefShare is a 13-week Bible-based program for people who have lost a loved one. For more information, call the church at 919-469-9393.

52 Week Food Drive

Urban Ministries of Wake County campaigns 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

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