For young people
A youth prayer rally and parade is scheduled from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, on the Town Square, 110 W. Main St., Clayton. Organizers invite the community to come together and light a candle for our youth. For more information, call Jacqueline Gathers at 919-391-8087.
At Grace Episcopal Church, fall Sunday School for children, tweens and teens meets at 9:30 a.m. Sundays. 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.
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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.
A fall bazaar is scheduled from 8 a. m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Bizzell Grove Pentecostal Holiness Church, 4700 Bizzell Grove Church Road, Princeton. Vendors will sell crafts and other items. Breakfast and lunch will be available. For more information, call 919-965-5850.
Johnson Memorial Church will celebrate Harvest Day Saturday, Oct. 4. A buffet and chicken pastry, fried chicken, sweet potatoes, string beans, potatoes and desserts will be available from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children, with takeout available. A country store will offer cakes, breads, brownies, canned goods, jellies, preserves and crafts. An auction will begin at 7:30 p.m. The church is on N.C. 50 two miles south of McGee’s Crossroads. For more information, call 919-894-3688.
A fall festival is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Johnston Community Church, 450 Janie Road, Selma. The day will feature inflatables, cupcake walks, games, door prizes, live music and free hot dogs, chips and drinks.
Mosaic church will hold a yard sale from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, on the empty lot on U.S. 70 Business between Durham and Compton streets in Clayton. In case of rain, the sale will move to Clayton Fitness, 1370 Cameron Way, Clayton.
Plates of barbecued pork will be on sale from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Pauline Baptist Church, 501 Strickland’s Crossroads Road, Four Oaks. The cost is $8 per plate, with takeout available.
A breakfast is scheduled from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Edgerton Memorial United Methodist Church, 401 W. Anderson St., Selma. The cost is $6 for scrambled eggs, link sausage, grits, a biscuit and choice of milk, coffee or orange juice.
Plates of barbecued chicken, boiled potatoes and green beans will be on sale from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at Grace Episcopal Church, 111 Lee Court, Clayton. The cost is $8 per plate.
Edgerton Memorial United Methodist Church in Selma offers Mother’s Morning Out, a free child-care program. While moms run errands or go to appointments, their children take part in Bible stories, activities, crafts, music and more. Hours are 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays through May 20. The registration form is online at edgertonumcofselma.com.
Grace Episcopal Church invites men to go bowling from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at Rainbow Lanes, 859 N.C. 42 North, Clayton.
The Hockadays will sing at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at Hickory Grove Advent Christian Church, 1232 Hickory Grove Church Road, Four Oaks.
A Women’s Day service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at St. Mark AME Church, 409 Bridge St., Smithfield. Crystal Kimpson Roberts will speak.
A homecoming service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at Bethesda Baptist Church, 4967 U.S. 70 Business West between Smithfield and Clayton. Lunch will follow the service.
Tee’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church will celebrate homecoming Sunday, Oct. 5. Pastor Dennis Pollock will speak during the morning worship hour. Lunch will follow. The church is at 6434 Brogden Road, Smithfield.
Founder’s Weekend services are scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 2-3 and 11 a.m. Oct. 5 at Mt. Calvary Holiness Church of Deliverance, 114 Lakeview Drive, Four Oaks.
A homecoming service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, at Believers Baptist Church, 100 Southerland Road, Clayton. The Glorymen Quartet will sing, and Pastor Eugene Worley will speak. Lunch will follow. For more information, call 919-938-3429.
Revival services are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28 ant 7 p.m. Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at Pisgah Baptist Church, 3689 N.C. 210, Smithfield. The Rev. John Graves of Pine Level Baptist Church will speak.
A homecoming service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at Moore’s Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church, 12424 NC. 42 East, Kenly. The Rev. Mick Snider will speak. Lunch will follow the service. The church will be in revival at 6 p.m. Oct. 5 and 7 p.m. Oct. 6-8. For more information, or for directions, call Pastor Jerry Banks at 919-284-3963.
A homecoming service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at Lee’s Chapel Advent Christian Church, 4154 N.C. 96 South, Four Oaks. A covered-dish lunch will follow the service.
A homecoming service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at Barbour’s Chapel Advent Christian Church, 164 Barbour’s Chapel Road, Four Oaks. Lunch will follow the service. Sunday School will begin at 10 a.m.
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 the church 919-209-0536 or Phyllis Stephens 919-628-9041.
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.
Pastor Sarah Campbell of Lillington will speak at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at Small Chapel Church near Newton Grove.
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.
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.”
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.
“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.