Garner: Community

Faith Notes: Oct. 20


A Trunk-or-Treat and Chili Cook-Off will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1433 Aversboro Road, Garner. Participants are invited to come in costume, bring a pot of chili and a bag of candy, and enjoy the fall festival. For more information, visit


Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 2920 N.C. 42 W., Clayton, will host an Oktoberfest celebration from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. The celebration will include a bounce house, live music, face painting, games and more. German meals with brats and sauerkraut will be available for $10, dine-in or takeout. All proceeds raised will go to the Holy Cross Youth and I-Choose Pregnancy Support Services in Clayton.

Holyweenie Roast

Sharon Baptist Church, 116 Britt St., Smithfield, will host a children’s “Holyweenie Roast” at 6 p.m. Oct. 30. Costumes and parents are welcome. For more information, call 919-934-8845.

Trunk or Treat

Aversboro Road Baptist Church, 1600 Aversboro Road, Garner, will host a Trunk or Treat event from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. The event will include hot dogs, popcorn, games, inflatables, a live band, candy and more. For more information, call 919-779-0434.

Trunk or Treat

Plymouth Church will host a Trunk or Treat event from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31 at 6104 Rock Service Station Road. There will be food, games, and candy. Costumes are encouraged, but it is requested that they not be scary. For more information, email or call 919-772-8370.

Christmas bazaar

A Christmas bazaar will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 15772 N.C. 50 N., Garner. Vendors will sell jewelry, metal art, quilts, crystal lighted trees, plants, gift baskets, homemade food and more. There will be a snack bar with breakfast and lunch items. For more information, call 919-772-8415.


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

Surviving the Holidays

“Surviving the Holidays” will take place from 9-11:30 a.m. Nov. 16 at Shiloh Baptist Church, 3414 M. Shiloh Road, Garner. This one-day event will help those who have lost a loved one face the holidays with hope and joy. Light refreshments will be served, and childcare is available upon request. For more information, visit

Support groups

Shiloh Baptist Church hosts GriefShare and DivorceCare support groups from 6:30-8:30 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

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