Garner: Community

Faith notes: May 17

Bingo and Bazaar

Elizabeth United Methodist Church will host Bingo and a Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 6. Bingo will be played from noon to 3 p.m. The event is sponsored by Elizabeth United Methodist Women’s group to raise funds for its missions both locally and globally. $20 will buy a spot in the bazaar. All spots are outdoors (bring your own table). The church requests that each participant in the Bazaar donate one item worth $10 or more to be used as a Bingo prize. To reserve a spot, contact Holly at or call 919-300-1552.

Weeknight Worship Service

Mount Zion United Methodist Church has started a Thursday night worship service at 7:30 p.m. The church is at 15772 N.C. 50 North, Garner.

Food pantry

A food pantry is open from 9 a.m. to noon on the second Saturday of each month at Christ Community United Methodist Church, 1082 Amelia Church Road, Clayton. The food is free to anyone presenting an ID card. For more information, call 919-553-9770.

Bible Studies

▪  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

Support groups

▪  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.

▪  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.

The Growing Place

Registration is open for “Summer Fun at The Growing Place,” a 3-week program for babies and children through grade 5, at Aversboro Road Baptist Church, 1600 Aversboro Rd., Garner. Call Cassie Peacock at 919-661-0872 with questions.

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