Midtown: Community

New church ready to serve in Rolesville

When the congregation of the new Christ Church Rolesville worships together for the first time Sunday, they will be gathering for more than praying, singing and learning about the Gospel – they will be joining together to build a church community.

“Part of the vision of the church is that we will be a church in Rolesville for Rolesville. We want to be such a blessing to the community and fill such a need that if we ever left that there would be sadness over us leaving,” said Daniel Savage, pastor of Christ Church Rolesville.

After Christ Covenant Church in Raleigh experienced significant growth in recent years, the elders decided to start a church plant to help spread their ministry without the church growing too large. About 40 members of the Christ Covenant Church who live in the Wake Forest and Rolesville area answered the call to start Christ Church Rolesville.

“Our church will be teaching from the Bible and specifically the Gospel. Our focus will be on exalting Christ,” Savage said. “We want to be a church that serves every segment of the community.”

The church will have a strong focus on mission work, especially in its local community. Members will be volunteering with Rolesville Elementary, and the congregation is already looking for other ways to provide outreach. Savage said that a youth Bible study will be offered in the near future.

Worship begins at 10 a.m. Sunday morning at the Rolesville Community Center, 514 Southtown Circle, Rolesville. Nursery care will be provided for children age 3 and under. For more information, visit www.christchurchrolesville.org or call 919-878-2070.

Church Women United Friendship Day

Church Women United invites women to attend its May Friendship Day at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 4, at Martin Street Baptist Church, 1001 Martin St., Raleigh. An optional Bible study and coffee begins at 9:30 a.m. with a light lunch following the program. Friendship Day is an annual event to unite women in a common worship experience as they listen to other women’s stories. Attendees are encouraged to bring coins collected throughout the year to provide grants to women in need around the world. For more information, visit www.cwunc.org.

Tabernacle Baptist Community Day

Tabernacle Baptist Church’s Community Day is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 5, at 8304 Leesville Road, Raleigh. Free health checks will be available, including blood pressure, heart awareness questionnaires and weight management.

Attendees are encouraged to donate used computers, monitors, printers, lap tops, cellphones and televisions for electronic recycling. ShredIt will be onsite for free document shredding, and donations of toiletry items for human-trafficking victims will also be collected. For more information, call 919-781-4600 or visit www.tabernacle-raleigh.org.

Falls Lake Christian Stewardship Symposium

A Falls Lake Christian Stewardship Symposium is set for 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, May 6, and 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Monday, May 7, at North Wake Church, 1212 S. Main St., Wake Forest. During the symposium, environmental issues regarding Falls Lake will be discussed with a Christian perspective through sessions with both theologians and environmentalists. The event is sponsored by the L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture and the George Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability. Registrations are accepted but not required for the free symposium. For more information, visit www.sebts.edu.

Fairmont UMC hot dog fundraiser

Fairmont United Methodist Church will be serving hot dog plates from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at 2501 Clark Ave., Raleigh. All proceeds will help repair homes damaged by Hurricane Irene in Pamlico County. Each plate is $5 and includes 2 hot dogs, chips, baked beans, dessert and a drink. Entertainment will be provided by Fairmont Gospel Revue at 6:45 p.m. and Sunday Night Live at 7 p.m. For more information, call 919-832-3316 or email info@fairmontumc.org.

Run for Peace 5K

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church is holding the sixth annual Run for Peace 5K at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at the church, 11401 Leesville Road, Raleigh. Registration is $25 for the 5K and $10 for a 1/2-mile fun run at 8:45 a.m. All proceeds will go to the David J. McBriar Endowment Fund for Justice and Peace. Competitive runners, casual joggers, walkers and families are invited to participate. To register, visit www.stfrancisraleigh.wordpress.com. For more information, contact Trevor Thompson 919-847-8205 ext. 270 or trevor.thompson@stfrancisraleigh.org.