Garner: Community

Faith Notes: Dec. 15

The Longest Night

Mount Zion United Methodist Church will host “The Longest Night” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at 15772 N.C. 50, Garner. “The Longest Night” is a service dedicated to those who mourn the loss of a loved one, broken relationships, insecurity and other tragedies of life that leave people isolated during the holidays. For more information, visit

Programs at Mount Zion UMC

Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 15772 N.C. 50, Garner, will host several events throughout the month.

6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15: Youth and Children’s Christmas Program in the sanctuary.

7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23: Christmas candlelight communion.

4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24: Family interactive service.

8 and 10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24: Traditional candlelight communion.

Support groups

Shiloh Baptist Church hosts GriefShare and DivorceCare support groups from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays 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 at 7 p.m. Tuesdays 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 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays at First Baptist Church, 202 S. Fourth St., Smithfield. This study group runs through May. Visit