News-Star: Community

Faith Notes: Feb. 15

Chicken dinner

Plates of barbecued chicken will be on sale from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at Blackman’s Grove Baptist Church fellowship hall on Wood-Lee Road south of Four Oaks. The cost is $8 per plate, with takeout available.

Lenten season at Horne Memorial

Here’s the schedule for Lenten season services at Horne Memorial United Methodist Church on Second Street in downtown Clayton:

Ash Wednesday service – 6:30 p.m. Feb. 18 in the sanctuary. Mark the beginning of Lent by acknowledging sinfulness and mortality while seeking repentance. Receive ashes on your forehead during this service of reflection, scripture and song.

Palm Sunday – March 29, with traditional worship services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary and a contemporary worship at 9:45 a.m. in the fellowship hall.

Maundy Thursday service – 7 p.m. April 2 in the sanctuary.

Good Friday service – 7 p.m. April 3 in the sanctuary.

Easter Sunday – April 5, with traditional worship services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary and a contemporary worship at 9:45 a.m. in the fellowship hall.

For more information, call the church office at 919-553-6464, Ext. 121.

Black history

A black history program is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, 2017 Galilee Road, Smithfield. Wesley Chapel AME Church will present a play titled “The Glory Train.”

February at Grace

Grace Episcopal Church has a busy February on tap. On Feb. 15, David Crabtree, an Episcopal deacon and WRAL anchor, will moderate a panel discussion at 9:30 a.m. and speak during a Communion service at 10:30 at the church, 111 Lee Court, Clayton. An Ash Wednesday Communion service is scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 18. A men’s breakfast is scheduled for 8 a.m. Feb. 21. Melvin McPhearson, a career Army Man and ordained minister, will speak on “Men and Faith.” “A Journey with Mark,” a six-week exploration through scripture and art, will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 22. “Listening to God,” an ancient practice of prayer and scripture, meets from noon to 12:45 p.m. Tuesdays at the church. For more information about Grace Episcopal programs and services, call the Rev. John Gibson at 919-553-2810.

Church anniversary

Salvation Deliverance Temple will celebrate its 25th anniversary at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, at the church, 420 E. Market St., Smithfield.

For young people

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