Faith Notes: Dec. 22

December 20, 2013 

Harp performances

White Plains United Methodist Church will host performances by Anita Burroughs-Price, principal harpist of the N.C. Symphony, at the 8:20, 9:45 and 11 a.m. services Sunday, Dec. 22, at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Lovefeast service

White Plains United Methodist Church will host a Lovefeast contemplative service with the Sanctuary Brass Ensemble and Junior Choir at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Candlelight service and sledding

Mosaic Church of Cary will host a candlelight service at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 270 Towerview Court. The church will have over four tons of snow brought in for sledding at 5 p.m. For details, call 919-535-8365 or go to www.madebeautiful.com.

Christmas Eve services

White Plains United Methodist Church’s contemporary service will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, in the Christian Life Center at the church, 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. The traditional service will be at 7 p.m., the service of music and meditation at 9 p.m. and another traditional service at 11 p.m. in the church sanctuary.

Pancake breakfast

White Plains United Methodist Church will host a pancake breakfast fundraiser for the Appalachian Service Project at 9 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. A worship service with carols will follow the fundraiser at 10:30 a.m. For details, call 919-467-9394 or go to www.wpumc.com.

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. 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.

GriefShare

•  Westwood Baptist Church will host GriefShare, a 13-week series of meetings for people who have lost a loved one. The first meeting is from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, in room 209, 200 Westhigh St., Cary. The program costs $25. For details, call 919-469-9393 or go to www.westwoodbc.org or www.griefshare.org.

•  White Plains United Methodist Church will also host GriefShare meetings. The first meeting is from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. Registration costs $15. For details, call 919-449-6392.

Contemplative worship service

Woodhaven Baptist Church offers a new contemplative worship service with meditation from 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 from 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 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.

Overeaters Anonymous

Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church hosts Overeaters Anonymous meetings from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays in room 126, 100 Judd Parkway. The group’s supportive meetings don’t include weigh-ins, diets or fees. For more information, call 919-557-7712 or 919-771-1393.

Labyrinth meditation

Cary Presbyterian Church offers a labyrinth meditation walk from 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 from 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 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 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, hangups 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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