Faith notes: Aug. 11

August 9, 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 p.m. 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 www.caryreformedchurch.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Holly Springs United Methodist Church hosts “There is a Solution” Alcoholics Anonymous group meetings from 7 p.m. 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 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. No teaching experience is necessary. Volunteers do not need to speak Spanish. To volunteer, email luzdelpueblo@yahoo.com.

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. For details, contact Williams-Farrington at maryw665@gmail.com or go to www.pardonedbychrist.org.

Sisters in Support

Sisters in Support, a breast cancer support group for women who have had breast cancer or are currently undergoing treatment, meets at 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.

Youth summer programs

White Plains United Methodist Church has weekly programs for middle school and high school students from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the youth room at the church, 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

AWANA

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.

Cancer support group

A cancer support group meets the second Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Room WC108 at Colonial Baptist Church, 6051 Tryon Road, Cary. For details, call Phyllis Travers at 919-233-0355.

Bingo

The Knights of Columbus Council 12119 hosts 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.

GriefShare

First United Methodist Church hosts GriefShare classes from 7 p.m. 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.

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 from 6:30 to 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. For details, email starfishgroup@ymail.com or visit www.gatewaychurchnc.org.

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 cbonestell@gmail.com.

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. Dr. Jack Watson will lead the study. For more information, call 919-818-8350 or email jack@hopecaferaleigh.com.

Family summer events

White Plains United Methodist Church will host several summer events for families:

• 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11: “Picnic in the Park” at the Kiwanis Shelter at Bond Park.

• 4:30 p.m. 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 ksain@mysunrise.org.

GriefShare

Westwood Baptist Church will host GriefShare meetings from 7 p.m. 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 cschwartz@urbanmin.org.

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