• Christ Community United Methodist Church will host a Pinewood Derby Nov. 3. Testing is 10:30 a.m.-noon, and the race starts at 1 p.m. There’s also a silent auction at noon and 2:30 p.m. The church is accepting donations for the auction. Contact Chris Cipriani, 919-810-8901 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The Fall Festival and Arts and Crafts Show at New Bethel Baptist Church, 2110 Benson Road, Garner, is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 10. Send emails to email@example.com.
• Oakland Presbyterian Church is having a Crafts Bazaar 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 17 and organizers are looking for vendors who sell unique, handcrafted items. Single, double and special spaces are available on a first-come, first- served basis. Call 919-934-5476 for a vendor packet.
• The gospel trio Mercy’s Cross will be in concert at Bethesda Baptist Church, 4967 U.S. 70 Business W. 7 p.m. Oct. 12. Donations are welcome. Call 919-553-4578.
• Fellowship Baptist Church, 911 W. Main St., Clayton has several special services planned in October, including an Old Fashioned Day with lunch and guest speakers for services Oct. 21 and 28. For details, call 919-553-6774 or visit www.fellowshipbaptist.com.
• Christ Community United Methodist Church, 1082 Amelia Church Road, Clayton will have an “American Heritage Girls” information meeting at 10 a.m. Oct. 27. AHG is a Christ-centered, character-development ministry for girls 5-18.
• Calvary United Methodist Church, 329 Medlin Rd., Clayton, will host homecoming services Oct. 14. There will be a covered dish meal at 1 p.m. and services at 2 p.m. Becky Balentine will speak. Music will be provided by the Trinity UMC Choir.
• Greater Heights United Methodist Church, 111 E. Second St., Clayton, offers a financial planning course at 9:15 a.m. Sundays through Nov. 4. Call Jay Hall at 919-359-0504 to register.
• Hocutt Memorial Baptist Church at 215 S. Robertson St., Clayton, is offering a nine-week financial-planning course at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays until Nov. 7. Call Mark McClanahan at 919-553-6650 to register.
• Southside Community Church at 2028 Orton Road, Clayton, is offering a nine-week financial-planning course at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays until Nov. 14. Call Kent Woodard at 919-553-7003 to register.
• Sisters Sharing the Savior are studying the books of Ruth, Esther and Proverbs 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays through April at Christ Community United Methodist Church, 1082 Amelia Church Road, Clayton. Call 919-697-1214.
• The Discovery Church at 195 N.C. 42 E. Clayton, has Bible study 7-8:30 a.m., Wednesdays. Call 919-553-7256 or 919-523-4344.
Grief support group
• Shiloh Baptist Church offers a 13-week grief-support group for anyone suffering from the death of a loved one. It meets Wednesdays 6:30-8 p.m. until Oct. 27 at 3414 N. Shiloh Road, Garner. Call 919-553-3319, ext. 202. • Shiloh Baptist Church is also hosting a surviving-the-holidays support group 9-11:30 a.m. Nov. 10. For details call 919-553-3319 ext. 202 or visit shilohgarner.org.
• The Child Development Center at First Baptist Church is enrolling children ages 4 and younger. Call Jo Scott at 919-550-4018.