Faith Notes: Sept. 11

September 9, 2013 

High Holiday services

Beth Shalom Synagogue is hosting High Holiday services at 2713 Yates Mill Pond Road, Raleigh. Due to construction, some services will be held at St. Francis United Methodist Church, 2965 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. Services include children’s programs, youth and teen services, babysitting, Tashlik, Yizkor and Break the Fast. See the calendar at


GriefShare is a 13-week program for people who have lost a loved one.

•  Westwood Baptist Church hosts GriefShare meetings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 3 at 200 Westhigh St., Cary. The group meets in room 209. For more information, call the church at 919-469-9393.

•  White Plains United Methodist Church hosts GriefShare meetings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. For details, call 919-449-6392.

•  Christ the King Lutheran Church will begin hosting GriefShare meetings at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 600 Walnut St., Cary. Participants can join at any time in the program. For details, call 919-467-8989 or email

Bible studies for adults

White Plains United Methodist Church will host Bible studies for adults from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. on Wednesdays and Sundays beginning Wednesday, Sept. 4, and Sunday, Sept. 15. Sign up online at

Back to School Benefit Concert

White Plains United Methodist Church will host the Bluegrass and BBQ Back to School Benefit Concert with a catered dinner at 5:30 p.m. and music by Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road and The Gentlemen of Bluegrass from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. The fundraiser will benefit the White Plains Children’s Center. Buy tickets at

Journey to Financial Freedom

Westwood Baptist Church will provide a Journey to Financial Freedom workshop from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at 200 Westhigh St., Cary. Richard Hill and the Crossroads Financial Freedom Ministry Team will lead the program. Childcare will be provided.

Single Adults Movie Night

Westwood Baptist Church will host a Single Adults Movie Night with a screening of “Home Run” from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at 200 Westhigh St., Cary. The group is open to anyone over 18 who is not married, divorced or widowed. For details, call the church at 919-469-9393.

Western Wake Crisis Ministry annual benefit

The Western Wake Crisis Ministry’s 11th annual auction/dinner will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at MacGregor Downs Country Club, 430 Saint Andrews Lane, Cary. The ministry will host a golf tournament at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, at the country club. For more information, go to or contact Sue Mooney at 919-608-6532 or

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

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 necessary. Volunteers do not need to speak Spanish. To volunteer, call the church office at 919-467-9394.

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 or go to

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.


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 jackpot bingo at 7 p.m. every Thursday at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 1005 Wilbon Road, Fuquay-Varina. Doors open 6 p.m. Food and beverages are available. For details, call Al Munno at 919-557-7718 or Sonny Butler at 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 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 or visit

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.

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. Go to for details.

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