Barbecue plates will be on sale from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Burnell Baptist Church, 3720 Old School Road, Four Oaks. The cost is $7 per plate, with takeout available.
A fall festival is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at First Baptist Church, 411 N. Fayetteville St., Clayton. The festival will feature free food and games.
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Trunk or Treat is scheduled from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Wilson’s Mills Christian Church, at 179 Fire Department Road, Wilson’s Mills. A short program in the sanctuary will begin at 5:30 p.m.
A holiday bazaar is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 8, in Wesley Hall at Centenary United Methodist Church, 140 E. Market St., Smithfield.
A Christmas Shopping Expo is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Grace Community Assembly of God, 923 Booker Dairy Road, Smithfield. More than 40 vendors will sell their wares, including jewelry, candles, handmade soaps, home decor, good, kitchen gadgets, scarves, handbags, personalized gifts and items for babies and children.
Hallelujah Night is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at Interstate Ministries, 4584 U.S. 70 Business Clayton and Smithfield. The celebration will offer food, candy and games.
Trunk or Treat is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Bethesda Baptist Church, 4967 U.S. 70 Business West between Clayton and Smithfield. The event will feature candy, inflatables, popcorn, door prizes and a hayride.
Trunk or Treat is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at First Presbyterian Church, 215 S. Third St., Smithfield. Enjoy treats and games. Wear a costume if you want.
A fall festival will be held Saturday, Nov. 1, at Hickory Grove Advent Christian Church, 2595 Lassiter Road, Four Oaks. Chicken pastry, green beans, sweet potatoes and desserts will be available from 4 to 7 p.m. The cost is $6, with takeout available. An auction will run from 7 to 11 p.m. During the auction, the church youth will sell hot dogs, hamburgers and sweets.
A fall festival is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Baptist Center Church, 2163 Ranch Road, Clayton. The festival will feature a bounce house, games, candy and a hot dog dinner.
The JOY Connection of First Presbyterian Church will meet at noon Thursday, Nov. 6, at the church, 215 S. Third St., Smithfield. Pottery collector Art Andrews will talk about Cole pottery. To attend, call the church at 919-934-0988.
Horne Memorial United Methodist Church in Clayton will workshops for adults and children coping with divorce. “Surviving the Holidays” and “Surviving the Holidays 4 Kids” are scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, at the church, 121 E. Second St., Clayton. Participants will learn how to make it through the holidays. For more information, or to register, email Paula Brewer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Surviving the Holidays,” a support seminar, is scheduled from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at Shiloh Baptist Church, 3414 N. Shiloh Road, Garner. The seminar is for those grieving the loss of a loved one or going through divorce during the holidays. The seminar is free, and child care is available on request. For more information, visit shilohgarner.org or call 919-553-3319.
DivorceCare and GriefShare support groups meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Shiloh Baptist Church, 3414 N. Shiloh Road, Garner. 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 Hickory Grove Bluegrass Boys will sing at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at New Zealand Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, 5312 Meadowbrook Road in the Meadow community.
“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.
For young people
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.
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.
A Holy Convocation is scheduled for 7 p.m. Nov. 5-7, 6 p.m. Nov. 8 and 11 a.m. Nov. 9 at Mt. Calvary Holiness Church of Deliverance, 114 Lakeview Drive, Four Oaks. For more information, call 919-793-3008.
A homecoming service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at Thanksgiving Baptist Church, 6701 N.C. 42 east of Clayton. The. Leland Kerr will speak.
Full Praise Worship Ministries has begun meeting 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.