A fall festival is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at Oakland Presbyterian Church, 8927 Cleveland Road, Clayton. The festival will offer games, face painting, cakewalks, a pumpkin-carving contest, costume contests for children and adults, and hot dogs.
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.
Plates of barbecued chicken will be on sale from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, in the Blackman’s Grove Baptist Church fellowship center on Wood-Lee Road, Four Oaks. The cost is $8 per plate, with takeout available. An auction will begin at 7 p.m.
The women of First Pentecostal Holiness Church will hold a Harvest Sale Saturday, Oct. 25, at the church, 1000 Wilson’s Mills Road, Smithfield. Hot dogs will be for sale from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The Harvest Sale will begin at 6.
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.
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.
“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
Trunk & Treat is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Edgerton Memorial United Methodist Church at the corner of West Anderson and South Sumner streets in Selma. The event, for children to age 12, will feature a hot dog lunch, a bounce house and cotton candy.
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.
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.
The Rev. Dade Sherman will speak during a homecoming service at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at Pisgah Baptist Church, 3689 N.C. 210, Smithfield. Lunch will follow.
The Rev. Tyler Jernigan will speak during a homecoming service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at Pine Level Pentecostal Holiness Church, 112 E. Blanche St., Pine Level. Lunch will follow.
The Rev. Randy Johnson will speak during a homecoming service at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at Sanders Grove Baptist Church on N.C. 210 west of Smithfield. Johnson is an associate minister at Green Chapel Baptist Church.
Rains Crossroads Original Free Will Baptist Church will celebrate Harvest Sunday on Oct. 19. Sunday School will begin at 9:45 a.m. The worship service will begin at 11. Lunch will follow in the fellowship hall. Revival services are scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 20-22 at the church, 5430 Princeton-Kenly Road, Kenly.
Revival services are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19 and 7 p.m. Oct. 20-24 at The Church of God, 202 N. Fourth St., Smithfield. The Rev. Edward Williams of Smithfield will speak. He is pastor of The Church of God in Concord.
A program titled “100 Women Under the Blood” is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at Salvation Deliverance Temple, 420 E. Market St. in Smithfield. The church asks women to wear red.
Revival services are scheduled for 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Oct. 19 and 7 p.m. Oct. 20-22 at New Zealand Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, 5312 Meadowbrook Road in the Meadow community. The Rev. Jeff Hayes will speak.
A homecoming service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at Burnell Baptist Church, 3720 Old School Road, Four Oaks. A covered-dish meal will follow in the Family Life Center. The Rev. Randy Sawyer will speak during revival services at 7 p.m. Oct. 26-29.
Revival services are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19-22 at New Jerusalem Free Will Baptist Church on N.C. 222 west of Kenly. The Rev. Donnie Price Jr. will speak. He is pastor of Rosebud Baptist Church in Wilson.
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.
Elizabeth United Methodist Church near Smithfield is seeking vendors for a bazaar on Oct. 25. Spaces are $25. To reserve a spot contact, email email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.