Faith Notes: Nov. 10

November 8, 2013 

Veterans Day worship service

Holly Springs United Methodist Church will host a worship service to commemorate Veterans Day at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at the monument beside the church at 108 Avent Ferry Road, Holly Springs.

Annual Country Fair and Silent Auction

The Raleigh Christian Women’s Connection will host the Annual Country Fair and Silent Auction from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the N.C. State University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. Lunch costs $16; make reservations at 919-337-8003 or

Operation Christmas Child

White Plains United Methodist Church will collect shoe boxes packed with gifts for the Samaritan’s Purse International Relief organization until Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. For details or instructions, email

Big Bazaar

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will have a Big Bazaar fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at 221 Union St., Cary. Local artists will sell their work to raise money for the Wake Interfaith Hospitality Network, PLM Family Together and Raleigh Episcopal Campus Ministries. There will also be kids’ activities, food trucks and a bake sale. For details, go to

Time, Talent and Craft Auction

The First Reformed Church of Cary’s 25th annual Time, Talent and Craft Auction will be Saturday, Nov. 16, at 700 Old Apex Road, Cary. The church will host a spaghetti dinner, silent auctions and craft sales from 4:30-6 p.m. A live auction led by Bud Wegner will start at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome.

Advent study

White Plains United Methodist Church will host a study of “The Journey” by Adam Hamilton from 4-5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, and Wednesdays, Dec. 4, 11 and 18, in room C203 at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. The class costs $12. To register, call 919-467-9394 or go to

ValLimar Jansen performances

Singer and story teller ValLimar Jansen will perform 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, to Tuesday, Nov. 19, at St. Andrew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, 3008 Old Raleigh Road, Apex. Everyone is welcome; admission is free. For details, go to

The church will also host Jansen for a lunch with senior adults from 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov. 19. Lunch costs $5. RSVP by Tuesday, Nov. 12, to 919-362-0685.

Thanksgiving dinner

White Plains United Methodist Church will host a traditional Thanksgiving dinner 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the church’s Christian Life Center at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. The meal is free. To register, call 919-467-9394 or go to

Community Thanksgiving Service

Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church will host a Community Thanksgiving Service at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 100 S. Judd Parkway, Fuquay-Varina. The worship service features local choirs and pastors from a variety of faith traditions in the community. For details, call 919-552-4331.

GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays

Westwood Baptist Church will host a GriefShare seminar, Surviving the Holidays, at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at 200 Westhigh St., Cary. The program aims to help people who have lost a loved one through the holiday season. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and costs $10. For details, call 919-469-9393.

Birthday Party for Christ

Everlasting Life Christian Church will host a non-denominational Birthday Party for Christ with workshops starting at 2 p.m. and an evening musical starting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at 212 E. Williams St., Apex. RSVP to For details, go to

Writing class

Peace Presbyterian Church will host Fun With Words, a writing class for ages 8-12, from 1-2:15 p.m. Tuesdays, starting Jan. 8, at 1777 W. Chatham St., Cary. The class costs $115 before Jan. 1; $125 if students sign up later. For details, contact Katharine Parrish at 919-467-1924 or

New worship service

Woodhaven Baptist Church now offers Contemplative Worship from 8:30-9:15 a.m. Sundays in the church’s multipurpose room at 4000 Kildaire Farm Road, Apex. The peaceful, sometimes silent service includes reading and meditation.

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 4-5 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

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

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

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.

ESL classes

Westwood Baptist Church will sponsor English as a Second Language (ESL) classes 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays until Tuesday, 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

Labyrinth meditation

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

Cancer support group

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


The Knights of Columbus Council 12119 hosts jackpot bingo at 7 p.m. Thursdays at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 1005 Wilbon Road, Fuquay-Varina. Doors open 6 p.m. Food and beverages are available. Details: Al Munno, 919-557-7718, or Sonny Butler, 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 6:30-8:30 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 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. Details: 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. Details:

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