Hayes Chapel Christian Church will host AWANA for grades K through 6 and Christians in Action (CIA) for grades 7 through 12 Sunday nights from 5:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. beginning Sunday, Sept. 8. Pre-registration will be held at the church from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 7. These youth ministry programs are open to all and are free of charge. For further information, call 919-779-3303.
Alignment Church will hold a launch service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at White Oak Cinemas, 1205 E. Timber Drive, Garner. For more information, visit www.alignmentchurch.org.
Family Fun Fest
The 8th Annual Family Fun Fest will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Community Baptist Church, 5771 N.C. 42, Garner. Activities include pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, carnival games, giant inflatables and food. For more information, contact Pastor Mike Knight at 919-733-3131 or visit www.cbministry.net.
Rusty Fulp of Creation Ministries International will discuss the myth of evolution in sessions held at 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 8, at Shiloh Baptist Church, 3414 N. Shiloh Road, Garner. Titles of the series are: “Dinosaurs and the Bible,” “Creation: Why it Matters – A Flood Evidence,” and “Creation/Evolution: A Changing of the Tide.” For more information, call 919-553-3319.
Men’s Bible study of Johnston County begins a verse-by-verse study of the Gospel of St. Matthew 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, at First Baptist Church, 202 S. Fourth St., Smithfield. This study group runs through May. Visit http://www.mbsjohnstoncounty.com/.
• Garner United Methodist Church will have a kids’ consignment sale from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 and 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept.14, followed by a half-price sale from noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 14. The church is located at 201 Methodist Drive, Garner. For more information, call 919-772-2042 or visitgarnerumc.org
• New Bethel Baptist Church is planning to host a craft show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at 2110 Benson Road, Garner. The church needs vendors for this event. Email Ruby Pearce at