Faith Notes: Nov. 10

November 8, 2013 

Fall events

Harvest Day is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church, 2900 Ebenezer Church Road, Coats. Plates of barbecued pork and chicken will be $8 each, with a drive-through available. Crafts and homemade baked goods will be for sale throughout the day, and the church will raffle a quilt. Raffle tickets are $1. For more information, call 919-624-0431.

White Oak Baptist Church will hold its fall bazaar Friday, Nov. 22, at the Archer Lodge Community Center, 14009 Buffalo Road. Soups, sandwiches, hot dogs and desserts will go on sale at 6 p.m. Crafts and baked goods will go on sale at 6:30 p.m. A silent auction will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m., and the church will give away door prizes throughout the evening. For more information, call 919-553-7560 or visit

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.

A country breakfast is scheduled from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at New Zealand Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, 5312 Meadowbrook in the Meadow community. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger.


The 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

“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

Revival services are scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 13-15, at St. Mark AME Church, 409 Bridge St., Smithfield. The church will celebrate Family & Friends Day at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. The Rev. DeAshley Curtis will speak.

Sanders Grove Baptist Church will hold a women’s breakfast retreat at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Golden Corral on East Market Street near Interstate 95 in 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, at the church, 6989 N.C. 210, Smithfield.

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.

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.

Elder James Perry is celebrating his ninth anniversary as pastor of Warren’s Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church. A service in his honor is scheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at the church, 5270 U.S. 301, Micro. Elder Terry Joyner, pastor of Greater Love Baptist Church in Wilson, will speak.

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

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