News-Star: Celebrations

Faith Notes: Oct. 15

Fall events

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.

A rummage sale is scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 18, at St. Ann Catholic Church, 4057 U.S. 70 Business West between Smithfield and Clayton. The sale will feature a large variety of items. Fill a bag with clothes for $5.

A bazaar is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Elizabeth United Methodist Church, 4269 Cleveland Road, Smithfield. Bingo play will run from noon to 2 p.m.

Sanders Chapel United Methodist Church will hold its annual Harvest Day sale Wednesday, Oct. 22, at the Pomona Creech Community Building on Brogden Road five miles east of Smithfield. Supper will be at 6 p.m. An auction of crafts, baked goods, flowers and other items will begin at 7 p.m.

A harvest sale is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at Lee’s Chapel Advent Christian Church, 4154 N.C. 96 South, Four Oaks. Plates of barbecued pork and chicken will be on sale. The cost is $8 per plate and includes potatoes, hushpuppies, coleslaw and dessert. Takeout will be available. An auction of crafts, cakes, pies, applejacks, sweet potatoes, jams and jellies will begin at 7 p.m. For more information, call 919-963-2123.

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

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

For women

A women’s retreat titled “SOAR,” or Strengthen, Overcome, Anticipate and Renew, will take place Oct. 17-18 at Horne Memorial United Methodist Church, 121 E. Second St., Clayton. The Friday session, with dinner, will run from 6 to 9 p.m. The Saturday session, with a continental breakfast and lunch, will run from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Catherine Ritch will lead the retreat. She is an author, musician, composer, comediene and inspirational speaker. The cost is $20. For more information, or to register, call 919-553-6464, Ext. 0, or go to

Vendors sought

Elizabeth United Methodist Church near Smithfield is seeking vendors for a bazaar on Oct. 25. Spaces are $25. To reserve a spot contact, email or call 919-300-1552.

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

Support groups

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

For adults

“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.