World famous pianist, guitarist and songwriter John Nilsen will be returning to Mount Zion United Methodist Church for a piano concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18. The free concert will take place in the sanctuary of the church, located at 15772 N.C. 50 N., Garner. A reception will take place following the event.
Shiloh Baptist Church will host GriefShare and DivorceCare support groups from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. beginning Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 3414 N. Shiloh Road, Garner. There is no cost, and participants may enter at any session. Child care is available upon request. For more information, visit www.shilohgarner.org.
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Mount Zion United Methodist Church invites all vendors to its annual Christmas bazaar to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 in the fellowship hall and chapel. Vendors will be able to display and sell artwork, jewelry, crafts and holiday gifts. There will be a snack bar with breakfast and lunch items, drinks, snacks and desserts. Vendor application forms are available at www.mountzion-umc.org. For more information, call 919-772-8415.
Mount Zion United Methodist Church will host a barbecue chicken fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13. Eat-in or takeout plates are available. Plates are $8 for adults, $4 for children 4-12, and free for children 3 and under. For more information, call 919-772-8415.
Indoor yard sale
An indoor yard sale will be held from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 28 by Lord of Life Lutheran Church at 2100 Buffaloe Road, Garner. Proceeds will go to Outreach Ministries. For more information, call 919-772-9044.
A capella concert
The Master’s Men, an all-male a capella ensemble, will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29 at Saint Andrews United Methodist, 1201 Maxwell Drive, Raleigh. The public is welcome at this free concert. For more information, visit www.mastersmen.org or call the church at 919-772-4410.
Community of Hope Ministries will host a barbecue fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 in the Christian Life Center at First Baptist Church in Garner. The plates include pork barbecue, slaw, boiled potatoes and hushpuppies, catered by Clyde Cooper’s Barbecue. Dessert and tea will also be provided. Tickets are $10 per person and are available online at www.cohmin.org and by phone at 919-201-1211.
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. Contact Pastor Mike Knight at 919-733-3131 or visit www.cbministry.net.
Men’s Bible study of Johnston County continues a verse-by-verse study of the Gospel of St. Matthew from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org@aol.com.