Faith Notes: Oct. 6

October 4, 2013 

GriefShare

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

•  Westwood Baptist Church hosts GriefShare meetings from 7 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 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at 313 S.E. 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.

Blessing of the Animals service

Pastor Kelly Lyn will offer prayers of blessing for animals and families at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Holly Springs United Methodist Church Prayer Garden, 108 Avent Ferry Road, Holly Springs. All families and pets are welcome; bring pets on leashes or in carriers.

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.

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 www.wwcm.org or contact Sue Mooney at 919-608-6532 or development@wwcm.org.

Singles worship night

Hope Community Church will host its monthly worship night for single adults with potluck food, social time and worship from 7 to 9:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at 821 Buck Jones Road, Raleigh. For details, email singles@gethope.net or go to www.facebook.com/hccjourney.

Breast cancer awareness

The Women’s Ministry of First Baptist Church of Fuquay-Varina will promote breast cancer awareness during the morning service beginning at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at 105 N. West St. For details, call 919-552-9150.

Tutors needed

The Kirk Outreach After-School Learning Academy seeks volunteers to help first- and second-grade students from Briarcliff Elementary School with homework one or more days per week. The program runs from 4 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 kirkofkildaire@nc.rr.com.

Raleigh Christian Women’s Connection

The Raleigh Christian Women’s Connection meets the third Tuesday of the month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the N.C. State University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. Lunch costs $16; a free nursery is available. To RSVP, call 919-337-8003 or email rcwcreservations@gmail.com.

Mother’s Morning Out

Mother’s Morning Out at White Plains United Church has openings in the weekly program for toddlers at 313 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary. For details, email beth@wpumc.com.

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.

Christmas pageant rehearsals

Rehearsals for the Christmas pageant at White Plains United Methodist Church will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday nights until the performance on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 313 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary. For details, go to www.wpumc.com.

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 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 maryw665@gmail.com.

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 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary. For information, call L. Heathcoat at 919-467-9394, ext. 261, or 919-467-9394.

ESL classes

Westwood Baptist Church will sponsor English as a Second Language (ESL) classes from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays until Dec. 10 at 200 Westhigh St., Cary. Students can enroll at any time. The class is available in five skill levels, with an emphasis on conversation and American culture. There will be free homework help and childcare. For details, call 919-469-9393 or email info@westwoodbc.org.

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 www.wpumc.com.

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.

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.

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