Jeff & Sheri Easter will sing at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, at Piney Grove Chapel Baptist Church, 4440-A Piney Grove Road, five miles East of Angier. For more information, call 919-639-2481.
Barbecue and chicken plates will be on sale from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at Hood’s Grove Baptist Church, 677 Hood’s Grove Church Road, Newton Grove. The cost is $8 per plate, with takeout available.
A bazaar is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at Bethel Original Free Will Baptist Church, 3168 N.C. 96 South, Four Oaks. The bazaar will offer crafts and other items for sale, plus homemade soup, Brunswick stew, chili, baked goods and hot dogs.
A holiday bazaar is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at Oakland Presbyterian Church, 8927 Cleveland Road in the Cleveland community. More than 40 vendors will offer crafts and food. Child care will be available. Some vendor spots remain; for more information, call 919-934-5476.
A shopping spree to benefit Discovery Church Preschool is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at 195 N.C. 42 East, Clayton. Vendors will offer crafts, jewelry, tote bags and holiday gifts. Vendor spaces remain; for more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-632-6082.
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.
Food for needy
A food giveaway is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 8, at Christ Community United Methodist Church, 1082 Amelia Church Road, Clayton. Recipients must bring their identification card with them.
Sanders Grove Baptist Church will hold its women’s retreat at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at Golden Corral on East Market Street near Interstate 95 in Smithfield. A Women’s Day program is scheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, at the church on N.C. 210 west of Smithfield.
Revival services are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3-6 at Stancil’s Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church at the corner of highways 42 and 222 near Kenly. The Rev. Jamie Coats, recently ordained at Powhatan Free Will Baptist Church near Clayton, will speak. He and his wife, Lisa, have two children and four grandchildren.
Evangelist Hattie Lofton of Smithfield will speak at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12-14 at New Greenleaf Disciples of Christ Church, 301 Hook River Road, Goldsboro. Lofton will speak at 4 p.m. Nov. 16 at Walking By Faith Divine Ministry,7745 Camden Road, Fayetteville.
Military Appreciation Day is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, at Hickory Grove Disciples of Christ Church, 5260 Devil’s Racetrack Road, Four Oaks. The celebration will feature music and a color guard presentation.
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.
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 email@example.com.
“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.
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.