Faith Notes: Dec. 1

November 29, 2013 

Worship service for people dealing with grief

A worship service for people dealing with grief will be at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in the log cabin at First United Methodist Church - Cary, 117 S. Academy St. For details, email the Rev. William Green at wgreen@fumc-cary.org.

Financial Peace University

Genesis United Methodist Church will host Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University class in January. An information session about the class will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at 850 High House Road, Cary. The class costs $100.

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 steveandtria@hotmail.com. For details, go to www.elchristianchurch.com.

Writing class

Peace Presbyterian Church will host Fun With Words, a writing class for ages 8-12, 1-2:15 p.m. Tuesdays, starting Jan. 7, 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 servantsong@aol.com.

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.

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 rcwreservations@gmail.com.

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 or go to www.pardonedbychrist.org.

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 child care. For details, call 919-469-9393 or email info@westwoodbc.org.

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 www.carypresbyterian.org.

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.

Bingo

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 at 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 starfishgroup@ymail.com or visit www.gatewaychurchnc.org.

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. 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: www.brownbagministry.org.

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