Plates of barbecued chicken will be on sale from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at Powhatan Original Free Will Baptist Church, 3468 Powhatan Road, Clayton. The cost is $8 per plate. To place an order, call 919-612-1964.
A neighborhood picnic is scheduled for noon Sunday, Oct. 5, at White Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1459 White Memorial Church Road, Willow Spring. The picnic will offer free food, cornhole, bocce ball, horseshoes and games for children. For more information, call 919-639-9973. For directions, go to www.wmpcwillowspring.org.
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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.
A gospel sing is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Bentonville Disciples of Christ Church, 8566 Devil’s Racetrack Road, Four Oaks. The following will perform: the Bentonville Male Chorus, True Praise, Anointed Treasures, The George Sisters and the Male Chorus from Mt. Carmel Church Newburgh, N.Y.
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.”
Revival services are scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Sept. 24-26, at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, 2017 Galilee Road, Smithfield. The Rev. Michael C. McDougald of Fayetteville will speak.
Revival services are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Sept. 24-26, at Sanders Grove Baptist Church on N.C. 210 west of Smithfield.
Revival services are scheduled for 7 p.m. Sept 24-26 at Bethel AME Church, 9632 N.C. 96 North, Selma.
A homecoming service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at Bentonville Disciples of Christ Church, 8566 Devil’s Racetrack Road, Four Oaks. Elder Thurmond Herring of Newburgh, N.Y., will speak. Revival services are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23-24 at the church.
A homecoming service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at Warren’s Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church, 5270 U.S. 301 North, Micro. Pastor James Perry will speak, and a choir from Fremont will sing. Lunch will follow the service.
Addie Harris Rawls is celebrating her fourth anniversary as pastor of New Generation Christian Church. A banquet in her honor is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Smithfield-Selma High School, 700 Booker Dairy Road, Smithfield. Tickets are $25 for adults and $12.50 for children 12 and younger. For tickets, call he church 919-209-0536 or Phyllis Stephens 919-628-9041.
A homecoming worship service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at B ethesda Baptist Church, 4967 U.S. 70 Business West between Clayton and Smithfield. Lunch will follow the service.
A homecoming service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at Mitchener Memorial Missionary Baptist Church, 911 Blount St., Smithfield. The Rev. Anthony Raeford, pastor of Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, will speak.
A homecoming service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, at Ebenezer United Methodist Church on Harper House Road in the Bentonville community. The Rev. John Bowman will speak. A catered lunch will follow.
Full Praise Worship Ministries has begun meeting at at 69 Barbour Road, Smithfield. Services are at 10 a.m. Sundays. The pastor is Judith A. Lights. For more information, call her at 919-437-5731.
“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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
“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.
Oakland Presbyterian Church in the Cleveland community is seeking craftspeople for its crafts bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22. The church is inviting only makers of unique, handcrafted items. For a vendor packet, call the church office at 919-934-5476.
New Bethel Church, located at 2110 Benson Road, Garner, is seeking vendors for its crafts sale on Nov. 8. For more information, or for a registration form, email email@example.com.