Garner: Community

Faith Notes: Jan. 8

Annual Prayer Breakfast

Garner Mayor Ronnie Williams will host his 9th Annual Prayer Breakfast at 7 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at First Baptist Church Christian Life Center at 601 St. Mary’s St., Garner. The program will begin at 7:30 a.m. The speaker is the Rev. Dr David Forbes. Musical selections will be performed by Denise Nowell, the Wake Tech Inspirational Choir, Savannah Richmond and her father, and Kevin and Doug Pedigo. The event is free. Seating is limited. RSVP to Kim Moffett at 919-773 -4456.

Soccer league tryouts

Mount Zion United Methodist Church is registering boys and girls in grades K- 6 this month for spring soccer leagues, part of Upward Sports, the world’s largest Christian sports league for children. Mount Zion UMC will hold two evaluations from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, and Saturday, Jan. 25. For more information, call 919-427-6875 or email

Food pantry

Feed My Sheep Food Pantry will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan.11 at Christ Community United Methodist Church, 1082 Amelia Church Road, Clayton. An identification card is required upon receipt of food.

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 or call 919-553-3319.

Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 15772 N.C. 50, Garner, will host a cancer support group from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month. The group meets Monday, Jan. 27 due to the MLK holiday Jan. 20. The meetings take place in the Share & Care Classroom on the ground floor of the church. For more information, call 919-550-9092.

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