Garner: Community

Faith notes: June 17

4th of July Pancake Breakfast

Oakland Presbyterian Church will host its annual Pancake and Sausage Breakfast, from 7 to 9:30 a.m. on July 4, at 8927 Cleveland Road, across from the GCAA ball fields. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat breakfast at just $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. Proceeds benefit the youth and children programs at Oakland. Then stick around for the annual Celebrate Cleveland Fourth of July Parade.

Vacation Bible school

▪  Mount Zion United Methodist Church will host its vacation Bible school, 6:15 to 8:45 p.m. July 6-10 at 15772 NC 50 North, Garner. Free meals will be served at 5:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Classes will be available for preschool potty-trained 3-5 year-olds, kindergarten-grade 5, grades 6-8 and 9-12. A series for high school graduates and college students will be at 6:00 p.m. An adult study will start at 7:30 p.m. Closing program will be at 11:00 a.m. July 12. To pre-register and for more information go to http://www.mountzion-umc.org, then click on the “Everest” Logo. Phone number is 919-772-8415.

▪  Oakland Presbyterian Church will host its annual vacation Bible school, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, July 19-23, at 8927 Cleveland Road, Clayton. Dinner will be served Monday through Thursday. Our theme this year is Gospel Light’s SonSpark Labs for ages 3 through rising 5th graders. An adult class will be presented by pastor Andrew Ruth, titled Bible 101. Nursery for children 2 and under will be available for adults attending the Bible 101 class. To register call the church office or check our website at www.oaklandpresbyterianchurch.org. All forms must be returned to the church office by Friday, July 10. Phone number is 919-934-5476. Email is info@mountzion-umc.org.

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

Feed My Sheep 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.

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 joanandbears@nc.rr.com 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 www.shilohgarner.org 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.

Send announcements at least two weeks before the event to jwhitfield@newsobserver.com.

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