Smithfield Herald

Faith Notes: Feb. 4

Marriage seminar

A marriage-enrichment seminar is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 7, at New Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, 115 Robertson St., Clayton. The theme is “If Two Agree.” The seminar is free.

Food for the needy

Feed My Sheep food pantry will distribute food to the needy from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 14, at Christ Community United Methodist Church, 1082 Amelia Church Road, Clayton. Recipients must show their identification card. For more information, call the church office at 919-553-9770.

Gospel music

Carla and The Redemption will sing at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, at New Zealand Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, 5312 Meadowbrook Road in the Meadow community.

JOY in Smithfield

The next JOY Connection is scheduled for noon Thursday, Feb. 5, in the fellowship hall at First Presbyterian Church, 215 S. Third St., Smithfield. Enjoy soup, sandwiches and music by the duo of Rich Huckenbeck and Bennie Pope. To attend, call 919-934-0988.

Programs, services

A Black History Month program is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at First Missionary Baptist Church, 403 Caswell St., Smithfield. The Shaw University Choir will perform, and Carolyn Ennis will present a dramatic dialogue titled “UNITY.” The following will receive the Spirit of Shaw Award for Distinguished Service for Christ and Humanity: the Rev. Terence Leathers, Tony Nixon, Horace Sanders and Royal Williams.

Grace Episcopal Church has a busy February on tap. On Feb. 15, David Crabtree, an Episcopal deacon and WRAL anchor, will moderate a panel discussion at 9:30 a.m. and speak during a Communion service at 10:30 at the church, 111 Lee Court, Clayton. An Ash Wednesday Communion service is scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 18. “What Wondrous Love,” a six-week exploration through scripture and art, will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 22. “Listening to God,” an ancient practice of prayer and scripture, meets from noon to 12:45 p.m. Tuesdays at the church. For more information about Grace Episcopal programs and services, call the Rev. John Gibson at 919-553-2810.

A “Pack a Pew” program is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, at St. Mark AME Church, 409 Bridge St., Smithfield.

“From Then to Now,” a black history musical, is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Hickory Grove Disciples of Christ Church, 5260 Devil’s Racetrack Road, Four Oaks. Bring a canned good.

Wildlife supper, auction

Burnell Baptist Church will hold its annual wildlife supper and auction at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at the church, 3720 Old School Road, Four Oaks. The evening will include door prize, including a $200 cash prize. For more information, call the Rev. Jessie Brock at 919-894-1418.

Pancake supper

A pancake supper is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Hood’s Grove Baptist Church, 677 Hood’s Grove Church Road, Newton Grove.

For young people

LOGOS, a faith-based program of education and fun for children and youth, has launched at Providence Presbyterian Church, 14664 N.C. 210 near McGee’s Crossroads. Meetings are from 5 to 7 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of the month. An adult Bible study meets at 5 p.m. on those Sundays. To learn more, or to register your child, visit

AWANA, a club for students from age 4 through sixth grade, meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 5217 Barber Mill Road, Clayton. Also, the church has a youth group for students in grades 7-12. For more information, call 919-553-5187 or email

For moms

Edgerton Memorial United Methodist Church in Selma offers Mother’s Morning Out, a free child-care program. While moms run errands or go to appointments, their children take part in Bible stories, activities, crafts, music and more. Hours are 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays through May 20. The registration form is online at