News-Star: Celebrations

Faith Notes: Nov. 10

Fall events

White Oak Baptist Church will hold its annual bazaar Friday, Nov. 21, at the Archer Lodge Community Center, 14009 Buffalo Road. The event will start at 6 p.m. soups, sandwiches, hot dogs and desserts for sale until 7:30 p.m. Crafts and baked goods will be for sale from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and a silent auction will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The church will award door prizes throughout the evening. For more information, call 919-553-7560 or visit

Turkey shoots are scheduled from 5 to 10 p.m. Nov. 15 and 22 at Elizabeth United Methodist Church, 4269 Cleveland Road, Smithfield. The cost is $4 per shot, or six shots for $20, for a chance to win a turkey. The women of the church will sell chili, hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, baked goods, coffee, hot chocolate and cold drinks.

A live auction is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at First Christian Church, 1001 S. Crescent Drive, Smithfield. Doors will open at 5 p.m. for hot dogs, popcorn, snacks and drinks.

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 or call 919-632-6082.

Yard sale

A yard sale is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at Believers Baptist Church, 100 Southerland Road, Clayton.

Support groups

“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 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

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.

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

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