Faith Notes: Nov. 17

November 15, 2013 

Contemplative worship service

Woodhaven Baptist Church offers a new contemplative worship service with meditation 8:30-9:15 a.m. Sundays at 4000 Kildaire Farm Road, Apex.

ValLimar Jansen performances

Singer and storyteller 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

Advent study

White Plains United Methodist Church will host a study of “The Journey” by Adam Hamilton 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

Alan Pedersen concert

Alan Pederson will sing at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at Apex United Methodist Church, 100 S. Hughes St., Apex. This is sponsored by the Wake County Chapter of The Compassionate Friends and Apex United Methodist Church. Pederson is an inspirational speaker on grief and loss. For more information about him, go to

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.

Thanksgiving worship and meal

Christ the King Lutheran Church will celebrate Thanksgiving with a worship service at 10:30 a.m. and lunch at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, at 600 Walnut St., Cary. Bring a side dish or dessert to share. To RSVP, call 919-467-8989.

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.

Coping with Grief during the holidays

Christ the King Lutheran Church will host a program on coping with grief during the holiday season from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 7, at 600 Walnut St., Cary. The program is provided by Horizons Grief Center, a part of Hospice of Wake County. All are welcome. For details, call 919-467-8989.

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. Register by emailing 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 after that date. For details, contact Katharine Parrish at 919-467-1924 or

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 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the N.C. State University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. Lunch costs $16; a free nursery is available. To register, 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 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 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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