Garner: Community

Faith Notes

Pine Straw Sale

Lord of Life Lutheran Church will be selling pine straw 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 21 at 2100 Buffaloe Rd., Garner. Cost is $5 per bail. Free local delivery is available for 15, or more, bails. Proceeds from the sale will fund camp scholarships at Camp Agape. For more information, call 919-779-7691.

Garner United Methodist Church fundraiser

Garner United Methodist Church will hold a barbecue chicken fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 20, at the church, 201 Methodist Dr., Garner. Plates are $8 and include half a barbecue chicken, green beans, potatoes, bread and a dessert. The fundraiser will benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

Elizabeth United Methodist Church

Elizabeth United Methodist Church will offer BBQ pork or chicken, with 2 sides and dessert, for $8 a plate, Friday, March 20. Eat in or take out, delivery available for large orders. Drink is included with eat-in meals. Serving from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. See any member of the church for advance tickets, or pay at the door, 4269 Cleveland Rd., Smithfield.

Support groups

▪  Shiloh Baptist Church hosts GriefShare, DivorceCare and DivorceCare for Kids support groups at 6:30 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’s Healing Hope Cancer Support Group meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month, in the Share & Care classroom at the church, 15772 N.C. 50, Garner. Email or call 919-550-9092.

Bible studies

▪  Sisters Sharing the Savior will study Isaiah using the Life Change Series as a guide from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. through mid-March at Christ Community United Methodist Church, 1082 Amelia Church Road, Clayton. Call 919-989-8974 for more information.

▪  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

Extreme Easter Eggstravaganza

VIBE Church is hosting an Easter Eggstravaganza for Garner and surrounding areas on April 5 at 10:30 a.m. at Heather Hills Country Club, 901 Claymore Drive, Garner. There will be a live band, free food and giveaways. The event is free. Contact Lydia Ward for more details 919-885-4087.

Easter Egg Hunt

Plymouth Church in Raleigh will host an Easter Egg Hunt on April 4 at 10 a.m. It is a free event and will take place at 6104 Rock Service Station Rd. For more information contact the church at

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