News-Star: Community

Faith Notes: Nov. 23

Thanksgiving dinner

First Baptist Church in Smithfield will serve Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 27, at the church, 125 S. Fourth St. Also, the church will deliver meals to the homebound in the community. To sign up for delivery, call 919-934-9771 no later than Nov. 25.

Support groups

Horne Memorial United Methodist Church will offer DivorceCare and DivorceCare for Kids starting Jan. 6. They will meet from 6:15 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at the church, 121 E. Second St., Clayton. DivorceCare is a video seminar series and support group. DivorceCare for Kids, or DC4K, offers games, activities, arts and crafts, stories, exercise, videos and music for children ages 5-12. The cost is $15. For more information, email Paula Brewer at

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

Tastes of the Season

Tastes of the Season will take place Saturday, Dec. 6, at Amelia Christian Church, 1696 Amelia Church Road, Clayton. The day will begin at 9 a.m with ham and sausage biscuits, coffee and soft drinks for sale. The day with offer homemade casseroles, soups and baked goods for the freezer or pantry. Fresh-cut Fraser firs will be for sale. The event ends at 1 p.m.

Gospel music

The Taylors will sing at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at Piney Grove Chapel Baptist Church, 4440 Piney Grove Road, Angier. For more information, call 919-639-2481.

Black Creek, a Benson group that performs bluegrass gospel, will sing at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, at Friendship Baptist Church on Greenleaf Road a half-mile south of McGee’s Crossroads. Admission is free; the church will collect an offering for the group.

Programs, services

A Thanksgiving Communion service is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, at Smithfield Advent Christian Church at the corner of N.C. 210 and Galilee Road west of Smithfield.

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

For moms

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