Ice cream social
An ice cream social with games is scheduled from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Christ Community United Methodist Church, 1082 Amelia Church Road, Clayton.
Harvest Day will get underway at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Thanksgiving Baptist Church, 6701 N.C. 42 east of Clayton. The day will offer horseback riding, bounce houses, live music, Boy Scout and Cub Scout demonstrations, outdoor games and activities, a country store, antique tractor display and refreshments, including a hot dog lunch. Barbecue plates will be on sale from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The cost is $8 per plate. To order plates in advance, call 919-518-4308. An auction will begin at 7:30 p.m.
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Grace Episcopal Church will hold its annual yard sale from 6 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at 218 Parkridge Drive in Clayton’s Glen Laurel community. For more information, call Julie Ginsler at 919-553-2810.
Mt. Calvary Holiness Church will hold a yard sale Saturday, Sept. 20, at Calvary’s Miracle Closet, 101 Smith St., Four Oaks. The sale will offer clergy robes and accessories, home furnishings, furniture and clothing for men, women and children. For more information, call 919-440-3330.
Family-friendly comedian David Ferrell will perform at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Christ Community United Methodist Church, 1082 Amelia Church Road, Clayton. For ticket information and free child care, visit claytonccumc.org and click on “Comedy.”
Mitchener Memorial Missionary Baptist Church will hold the 19th Claudette Williams Scholarship Banquet at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Johnston Community College, 245 College Road, Smithfield. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. For tickets, call 919-934-3107.
A homecoming service is scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, at Burning Bush Holiness Tabernacle, 714 W. Market St., Smithfield. Elder Jewel Lee will speak. He is pastor of the Original Tabernacle of Prayer for All People in Goldsboro.
Tedaro Reid is celebrating his fifth anniversary as pastor of New Hill Baptist Church, 2591 Fire Department Church, Clayton. A service in his honor is scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14.
The Rev. Curtis R. Pierce will speak during a homecoming service at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at Johnson’s Chapel Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church near Benson. Lunch will follow the service. Revival services are scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday, Sept. 21-23. The following will speak: the Rev. Brad Crumpler, Sunday; the Rev. Marvin Bryant Jr., Monday; and the Rev. Larry Stancil, Tuesday.
Homecoming services are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16-18 and 11 a.m. Sept. 21 at Holy Temple Church, 228 Montgomery Heights Road, Selma.
“Nothing’s Gonna Steal My Joy,” a women’s conference, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Wilson’s Mills Baptist Church, 652 Swift Creek Road near Wilson’s Mills. Joani Tabor will sing and speak. The church will serve a light breakfast and cold-place lunch. Admission is free. For more information, call Angela Piper at 919-796-6007.
DivorceCare and GriefShare support groups meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Shiloh Baptist Church, 3414 N. Shiloh Road in the Cleveland community. The support groups are free, and child care is available upon request. To learn more, call Lee Smith at 919-553-3319 or visit shilohgarner.org.
The next meeting of “Grief Support” is scheduled from 8:10 to 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Grace Episcopal Church, 111 Lee Court, Clayton. Whether you have lost a loved one, a job or a marriage, you are welcome. For more information, call the Rev. John Gibson at 919-553-2810.
A golf tournament to benefit Pine Level Pentecostal Holiness Church will tee off at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at the Cardinal Country Club on Parrish Memorial Road near Pine Level. For more information, email email@example.com or call 919-697-1107 or 919-631-3814.
A golf tournament to benefit Burnell Baptist Church will tee off at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at Reedy Creek Golf Course, 585 Reedy Creek Road, Four Oaks. The cost is $60 per person. The tournament will award cash prizes for closest to the pin; Outback Steakhouse will cater lunch. For more information, call the Rev. Jessie Brock at 919-894-1418.
A Financial Freedom seminar is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 20, at Bethesda Baptist Church, 4967 U.S. 70 Business between Clayton and Smithfield. The cost is $10 per individual or couple and includes materials, child care and a continental breakfast. To register by Sept. 14, email firstname.lastname@example.org call the church office at 919-553-7678 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
For young people
At Grace Episcopal Church, fall Sunday School for children, tweens and teens begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 21. The church is at 111 Lee Court, Clayton. For more information, call Marty Cougler at 919-553-2810.
LOGOS, a faith-based program of education and fun for children and youth, has launched at Providence Presbyterian Church, 14664 N.C. 210 near McGee’s Crossroads. Meetings are from 5 to 7 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of the month. An adult Bible study meets at 5 p.m. on those Sundays. To learn more, or to register your child, visit providencepres.org.
AWANA, a club for students from age 4 through sixth grade, meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 5217 Barber Mill Road, Clayton. Also, the church has a youth group for students in grades 7-12. For more information, call 919-553-5187 or email email@example.com.
“Embracing an Alternative Orthodoxy,” a five-week class, will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at Grace Episcopal Church, 111 Lee Court, Clayton. The Rev. John Gibson will talk about how the spirituality of Francis of Assisi enables people to live more in tune with nature and God. For more information, call Gibson at 919-553-2810.
“Listening to God,” an ancient practice of prayer and scripture, is from noon to 12:45 p.m. Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 111 Lee Court, Clayton. For more information, call the Rev. John Gibson at 919-553-2810.
A country breakfast is scheduled from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at New Zealand Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, 5312 Meadowbrook Road in the Meadow community. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger. For more information, call 919-894-4848.
Two Johnston County churches are preparing to offer Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. Here are the churches with the start dates:
Southside Church, 2028 Orton Road, Clayton – 6 p.m. Sept. 21. For more information, or to register, call Kent Woodard at 919-553-7003.
C3 Church, 8246 Cleveland Road in the Cleveland community – 6 p.m. Sept. 16. For more information, or to register, call Abe Preciado at 919-934-3551.