For children, families
Hallelujah Night is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Baptist Center Church, 2163 Ranch Road, Clayton. The event will offer free candy, a cakewalk, hay ride, inflatables and games.
Family Fun Night will get underway at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at Shiloh Christian Church, 211 Durham St., Smithfield. The event will offer food, games and activities for children. For more information, call 919-934-0278.
A fall festival is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Fellowship United Methodist Church, 5755 Rains Crossroads Road, Princeton. The festival will feature hot dogs and games.
Trunk or Treat is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at Believers Baptist Church, 100 Southerland Road, Clayton. The event will feature games, candy, inflatables, hot dogs and drinks. For more information, call 919-255-0629.
A children’s “Holyweenie Roast” is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Sharon Baptist Church, 116 Britt St., Smithfield. Costumes and parents are welcome. For more information, call 919-934-8845.
Trunk or Treat is scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Wilson’s Mills Christian Church, 179 Fire Department Road, Wilson’s Mills. The evening will begin with a short worship service. Food and crafts will follow in the fellowship hall at 6 p.m. Afterward, treats will be available in the parking lot. Costumes are welcome, but no scary ones.
Awana, a program designed to develop spiritually-strong children, meets from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Wednesdays at Bethesda Baptist Church, 4967 U.S. 70 Business West between Clayton and Smithfield. Awana is for children from 2 years old to fifth grade. For more information, or to register, visit www.bethesdaclayton.com.
Trunk or Treat is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Bethesda Baptist Church, 4967 U.S. 70 Business West between Clayton and Smithfield. The event will include candy, inflatables, popcorn, door prizes and a hayride. Hot dogs and drinks will be for sale.
A fall festival will get underway at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at Benson Pentecostal Holiness Church, 407 E. Church St., Benson. The festival will feature Trunk or Treat, games with prizes, inflatables, door prizes and free food. A grill-off, cupcake wars and pumpkin-carving competitions will also be held.
An Italian supper is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at Grace Episcopal Church, 111 Lee Court, Clayton. The cost is $8 per plate and includes chicken Parmesan, salad, bread sticks, dessert and a drink. For more information, call 919-553-2810.
Barbecue plates will be on sale from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Burnell Baptist Church, 3720 Old School Road, Four Oaks. The cost is $7 per plate, with takeout available. For more information, call 919-894-1418.
Plates of barbecued pork and chicken will be on sale from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Hood’s Grove Baptist Church, 677 Hood’s Grove Church Road, Newton Grove. The cost is $7 per plate, with takeout available.
Plates of barbecued pork and chicken will be on sale from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, 8164 Flower Hill Road, Middlesex. A $7 ticket is good for a pork plate, chicken plate or one-pound container of barbecued pork. Takeout will be available.
A bazaar is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Oakland Presbyterian Church, 8927 Cleveland Road in the Cleveland community. Shoppers will find homemade food and crafts. The church will serve breakfast and lunch. Children can shop in the Secret Santa Workshop. For more information, call 919-934-5476.
For older adults
The next meeting of JOY Connection is scheduled for noon Thursday, Nov. 7, at First Presbyterian Church, 215 S. Third St., Smithfield. Kyle Lock of Butterball Turkeys will speak, and the group will serve a meal of turkey with traditional trimmings. JOY Connection is for adults 60 and older. For more information, call 919-934-0988.
“Gospel Explosion, ” a day of praise and worship music, is scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Perpetual Covenant Fellowship Ministries, 800 McKay Place, Lillington. The church invites choirs, Christian music groups and soloists to perform. For more information, call 919-793-8495.
Sounds of Hope, a gospel music group, will perform at 6 p.m Sunday, Oct. 27, at Smithfield First Pentecostal Holiness Church, 1000 Wilsons Mills Road, Smithfield. Admission is free; the church will collect an offering for the group.
A gospel-music extravaganza is scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at Cornerstone Gospel Tabernacle, 4369 N.C. 70 West, Princeton. The Wade Sisters of Goldsboro and other groups will perform. Admission is free. For more information, call 919-731-9818.
Appreciation services for Overseer E.J. Covington and Bishop E.L. Covington are scheduled for 7 p.m. Nov. 7-9 and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nov. 10 at Mt. Calvary Holiness Church of Deliverance, 114 Lakeview Drive, Four Oaks. Sunday. For more information, call 919-793-3008.
Revival will be held Nov. 3-10 at Wilson’s Mills Church of God, 4869 Wilsons Mills Road. Evangelist Harold Hanks of Mount Dora, Fla., will speak at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sundays, 7:30 p.m. weekdays and 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information, email email@example.com.
Wanda Dawson will preach her first sermon at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at Greater Saint Bethel United Holy Church, 11441 Claude Lewis Road, Middlesex. For more information, call 252-235-3930.
A men’s conference will take place Nov. 1-2 at Quest Fellowship, 5120 Raynor Road, Garner. Ilario Pantano, a former marine who led combat troops in Iraq, will speak. Pantano is director of the N.C. Division of Veterans Affairs. The conference opens with registration at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The Saturday session opens at 9 a.m. with breakfast. The cost is $29 in advance and $39 at the door. To register, go to http://realconference.org/registration/.
Revival services are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, Oct. 27-30, at New Jerusalem Free Will Baptist Church on N.C. 222 west of Kenly.
Through Nov. 3, Little Creek Fellowship is offering “New Beginnings,” a biblical perspective on current events, at 7 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Child care is available. The church is at 2585 Little Creek Church Road, Clayton.
Edgerton Memorial United Methodist Church in Selma has resumed its Mother’s Morning Out program. The free program cares for children ages 3-5 while their moms run errands, clean house, go to appointments or simply take a break. It offers activities, stories, music, playtime and Bible lessons. Hours are 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays through May 21. For more information, or to register a child, call 919-965-3761 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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