Benefit in Clayton
A “Shower of Blessings” is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, July 19, at Mount Vernon Christian Church, 300 N. Lombard St., Clayton. The program will feature drama, music, praise dancing, clogging and mimes. The church asks those attending to bring donations for Harbor, which provides aid, including shelter, to victims of rape and domestic violence.
Harbor is in need of the following: cleaning supplies, twin-b ed items, personal-hygiene items, hair products, sleepwear, laundry products, sandwich bags, 13-gallon trash bags, washcloths, towels, toilet tissue, paper towels, footies, socks, bedroom slippers, 60-watt light bulbs, coffee, sugar, breakfast cereals, bottled water, kids’ snacks and drinks, peanut butter, canned tuna, canned chicken, pasta and other nonperishable food items.
The Women’s Fellowship Ministry of First Missionary Baptist Church in Smithfield will hold its second annual Women’s Retreat Sept. 19-21 at the Sea Mist Oceanfront Resort and Conference Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The registration fee is $40, and transportation by bus is $95. For more information, call Marjorie Allen at 919-934-3718 or Pansy Crumpler at 919-934-7007.
VBS at Providence
Vacation Bible School is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 28-Aug. 1 at Providence Presbyterian Church, 14664 N.C. 210 near McGee’s Crossroads. The church will also offer an adult Bible study. For more information, or to register, visit www.providencepresb.org.
VBS at First Baptist in Clayton
Vacation Bible School is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. July 14-18 at First Baptist Church, 411 N. Fayetteville St., Clayton. To register, call 919-553-4161 or visit www.fbcclaytonnc.org.
Camp meeting at Wilson’s Mills
Wilson’s Mills Church of God will hold its fifth annual camp meeting July 15-19 at the church, 4869 Wilson’s Mills Road. Pastor Cliff Gobble of LaBelle, Fla., will speak at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday. Pastor Greg Adkins of Enterprise, Ala., will speak at 11 a.m. on those days. Pastor Brian McDonald of Texarkana, Texas, will speak at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 919-989-6316 or visit www.wilsonsmillschurchofgod.org.
VBS at West Clayton
Vacation Bible School is scheduled for 6 p.m. July 14 and 7 p.m. July 15-17 at West Clayton Church of God, 1008 S. Lombard St., Clayton. The kick-off will be at 11 a.m. July 14 with Dan the Animal Man.
VBS at Oakland
Vacation Bible School is scheduled from 5:30 to 8 p.m. July 8-12 at Oakland Presbyterian Church, 8927 Cleveland Road in the Cleveland community. The week will offer Bible stories, crafts and singing for pre-kindergarten through rising fifth-graders. A program for adults will begin at 6:15 p.m. each evening. To register, call 919-934-5476 by July 4.
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