Faith Notes: Nov. 3

November 1, 2013 

Fall fundraisers

A fall bazaar is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, in the fellowship hall at Bethel Original Free Will Baptist Church, 3168 N.C. 96, Four Oaks. The church will sell homemade soup, chili, Brunswick stew and hot dogs. Vendors will offer baked goods, crafts and yard-sale items. For more information, call 919-894-3865.

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.

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.

Vendors sought

Bethesda Baptist Church is seeking vendors for its Holiday Extravaganza, which is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the church, 4967 U.S. 70 Business West, Clayton. The table fee is $35 and is due on or before Nov. 9. For more information, call 919-723-8319.


he Men of Valor, a male chorus, will celebrate their ninth anniversary at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Howell Chapel Church of Christ, 214 E. Preston St., Selma. For more information, email

A gospel music concert is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, in the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium at Johnston Community College. The following will perform: the Ambassadors, Canaanland, the Directors Trio, Heartsong, Legacy, the Mike Lane Band, the Royal Descendants, Servants Heart, Second Edition, Touch of Grace, His Redeemed and the Social Security Boys. For more information, call 919-965-6276.

Sounds of Hope, a gospel music group, will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at Smithfield First Pentecostal Holiness Church, 1000 Wilson’s Mills Road, Smithfield. Admission is free; the church will collect an offering for the group.

“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.

Programs, services

A women’s breakfast retreat is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Sanders Grove Baptist Church, 6989 N.C. 210, Smithfield. The theme is “The Role of Women in These Changing Times.” For reservations, call 919-934-2376. Sanders Grove will observe Women’s Day at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 17.

Revival services are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday, Nov, 17-19 at Calvary Free Will Baptist Church, 9708 Hawley Road, Kenly. The Rev. Dennis Pollock will speak.

Revival services are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Nov. 12-14, at Howell Chapel Church, 214 E. Preston St., Selma. The church will celebrate its 109th homecoming Sunday, Nov. 17. Elder I.G. Glenn will speak at 11 a.m. Lunch will follow. Bishop Clarence Laney Jr. will speak at 3 p.m. For more information, call 919-614-4136.

The Rev. Joseph Warren Jr. of Smithfield is the new pastor of St. Stephens Church of Christ, 308 W. First St., Princeton. A “meet and greet” is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the church.

Aaron McCray of West Palm Beach, Fla., will speak at 7 p.m. Nov. 13-15 at Burning Bush Holiness Tabernacle on West Market Street near N.C. 210 in Smithfield. For transportation, call 919-934-0252, 919-938-2503 and 919-934-7918.

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

For children

Awana, a program designed to develop spiritually strong children, meets from 6:30 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

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

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.

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