Esther Bible study
Ambassador Presbyterian Church will host Esther: Its Tough Being a Woman, a Bible study led by Beth Moore, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. from Oct. 2 to Dec. 11, at 1010 Schieffelin Road, Apex. For details and registration, go to www.ambassadorpres.org.
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 hosts GriefShare meetings at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at 600 Walnut St., Cary. Participants can join at any time in the program. For details, call 919-467-8989 or email GriefShare@christthekingcary.org.
First Baptist Church will have a free coat distribution, part of the Touching Lives for Christ mission, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, in the churchs dining hall, 218 S. Academy St., Cary. For details, go to www.caryfbc.org/missions.
St. Pauls Episcopal Church will host a Lobster Fest from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at 211 Union St., Cary. For details and online ordering, go to www.lobsterfestcary.com.
Benefit concert for Hospitality Network
The Saint Francis Brass Band will play to benefit the Wake Interfaith Hospitality Network at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at Saint Francis United Methodist Church, 2965 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. WIHN provides shelter to homeless families of Wake County. Admission is free. For details, call 919-362-4107.
Basketball and cheerleading
First Baptist Church is now accepting registration for basketball and cheerleading for elementary school students. The church is at 218 S. Academy St., Cary. For details and registration, go to www.caryfbc.org/upward.
The Kirk Outreach After-School Learning Academy seeks volunteers to help first- and second-grade students with homework one or more days per week. The program runs from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays during the school year at Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church, 200 High Meadow Drive, Cary. For details, call 919-467-4944 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Bible studies for adults
White Plains United Methodist Church will host Bible studies for adults from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays. Sign up online at wpumc.com.
Cary Presbyterian Church offers a labyrinth meditation walk from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at 614 Griffis St.. For details, call 919-469-1337 or visit www.carypresbyterian.org.
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.
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 www.brownbagministry.org for details.
Sunrise United Methodist Church will host a new casual worship service at 5:05 p.m. Saturday afternoons at 5420 Sunset Lake Road, Holly Springs. ReFuel will be a supportive group with a relaxed pace.
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