Garner: Community

Faith notes: Dec. 13

Live nativity

Plymouth Church is celebrating “A Night of Christmas” from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 12-13, at 6104 Rock Service Station Road, Raleigh. Contact: 919-772-8350.

First Presbyterian Church events

First Presbyterian Church is located at the corner of Lakeside Drive and N.C. 50 in Garner.

▪  Christmas cantata: the adult choir will perform Lead Me Back to Bethlehem at 5 p.m. Dec. 13.

▪  Candlelight service: a candlelight service for families will be at 5 p.m. Dec. 24. A candlelight communion service will be at 10 p.m.

Christmas cantata

The adult choir of Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church will present a Christmas cantata titled “Bethlehem Morning” at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, at 8625 Mt. Pleasant Church Road, Willow Spring.

Christmas concert

A concert will be presented at 7 p.m. on Dec. 21, at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 2100 Buffaloe Road, adjacent to Lake Benson Park, in Garner. Brad Hunnicutt, music professor at Shaw University, and Erika Atchley, violinist with the N. C. Symphony will present “Sounds of Christmas.” A reception follows the program. Admission is free. Contact: 919-772-9044.

Christmas Eve service

Victory Church is celebrating a “Contemporary Christmas Eve Service” from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24, at 2825 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh. Refreshments provided. For more information, visit or call 919-779-5180.

Mount Zion United Methodist Church events

Mount Zion is located at 15772 N.C. 50 N in Garner. For more information call 919-772-8415 or email

▪  The choir musical, Breath of Heaven, will be performed at 8:15, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 20.

▪  A candlelight communion service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23.

▪  A family interactive service will be held at 4 p.m. Dec. 24 with costumes for children to wear and be part of the service. Candlelight Communion Service is at 8 p.m. and again at 10 p.m.

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 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.

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