Garner: Community

Faith Notes: Sept. 18

Piano concert

World famous pianist, guitarist and songwriter John Nilsen will be returning to Mount Zion United Methodist Church for a piano concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18. The free concert will take place in the sanctuary of the church, located at 15772 N.C. 50 N., Garner. A reception will take place following the event.

Launch service

Alignment Church will hold a launch service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at White Oak Cinemas, 1205 E. Timber Drive, Garner. For more information, visit

Yard sale & document shredding

Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Garner will host a professional document destruction and indoor yard sale 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 28 at 2100 Buffaloe Road. All contributions will go to Garner area Christian ministries. For more information, call 919-662-5493.

Harvest America

Aversboro Road Baptist Church will be a host church for the simulcast of Greg Laurie’s Harvest America Sept. 28-29. Featuring performances by top Christian artists such as Mercyme, Kirk Franklin and Jeremy Camp and a message by Laurie, Harvest America is a live nationwide event, streamed to thousands of participating locations across the country.

A capella concert

The Master’s Men, an all-male a capella ensemble, will be in concert at 6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 29 at Saint Andrews United Methodist, 1201 Maxwell Drive, Raleigh. The public is welcome at this free concert. For more information, visit or call the church at 919-772-4410.

Vendors needed

Mount Zion United Methodist Church invites all vendors to its annual Christmas bazaar to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 in the fellowship hall and chapel. Vendors will be able to display and sell artwork, jewelry, crafts and holiday gifts. There will be a snack bar with breakfast and lunch items, drinks, snacks and desserts. Vendor application forms are available at For more information, call 919-772-8415.

Support groups

Shiloh Baptist Church hosts GriefShare and DivorceCare support groups from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 3414 N. Shiloh Road, Garner. There is no cost, and participants may enter at any session. Child care is available upon request. For more information, visit

Bible studies

• The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints hosts a New Testament Bible study Thursdays at 7 p.m. at 1433 Aversboro Road, Garner. The group is ongoing. For more information, visit

•  Men’s Bible study of Johnston County continues a verse-by-verse study of the Gospel of St. Matthew from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, at First Baptist Church, 202 S. Fourth St., Smithfield. This study group runs through May. Visit



New Bethel Baptist Church is planning to host a craft show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at 2110 Benson Road, Garner. The church needs vendors for this event. Email Ruby Pearce at