News-Star: Community

Faith Notes: Dec. 21


A Christmas Eve service is scheduled from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, at Clayton Community Church Christmas, 5586 Covered Bridge Road, Clayton.

A candlelight Christmas Eve service is scheduled for 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, at Wilson’s Mills Christian Church, 179 Fire Department Road in Wilson’s Mills. Attendees will sing familiar carols, hear the Christmas story and share Communion. For more information, call 919-934-2751 or email

A Christmas play is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, at Salvation Deliverance Temple Church, 420 E. Market St., Smithfield.

A Christmas Eve story is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, at Grace Episcopal Church, 111 Lee Court, Clayton. The Rev. John Gibson will speak on “Testify to Love!” The church’s children will present the Christmas story at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 21.

The young people of Believers Baptist Church will present their Christmas program at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, at the church, 100 Southerland Road, Clayton. Refreshments will follow. A one-hour Christmas Eve service is scheduled for 5 p.m. Dec. 24.

Bizzell Grove Pentecostal Holiness Church will present its Christmas cantata at 6 p.m. Dec. 21 at the church, 4700 Bizzell Grove Church Road, Princeton.

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.

Financial Peace

Two Johnston County churches will offer Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. They are:

Oakland Presbyterian Church – 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 14-March 18, at the church, 8927 Cleveland Road in the Cleveland community. Child care will be available. More information and registration are online at Or call Earl Corbett at 919-934-5476.

Cornerstone Church – 7 p.m. Wednesdays starting Jan. 28 at the church, 11155 U.S. 70 Business, Clayton. For more information, or to register, 919-359-8424.

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

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