Faith Notes: Dec. 15

December 13, 2013 


A country breakfast is scheduled from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at New Zealand Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, 5312 Meadowbrook Road in the Meadow Community. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger.


Lifeline Fellowship Church will wrap Christmas presents for free next weekend. Hours are 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, and 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec, 21, at the church, 9856 N.C. 210 near McGee’s Crossroads. Enjoy coffee, hot cocoa or sweet tea while you wait. For more information, call Pastor Ash Jones at 919-219-3240 or email

The Voices of Lee will present the “Sounds of Christmas” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Temple Baptist Church, 1250 S. Pollock St., Smithfield. For more information, call 919-965-6746.

Soprano Shelley Maddox will present a Christmas concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, at First Presbyterian Church, 215 S. Third St., Smithfield. Maddox, who teaches voice at Chowan University, holds a master's degree in vocal performance and pedagogy from East Carolina University. She received her bachelor's degree in vocal performance from Maryville College. Admission is free. A reception will follow the concert.

West Calvary Free Will Baptist will present “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, at the church, 309 Powell St., Smithfield.

A Christmas program is scheduled for 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at Bethesda Baptist Baptist Church, 4967 U.S. 70 Business, Clayton. The church’s adult choir and Shout Praise Kids will celebrate Christmas through music and a traditional pageant. Refreshments will follow.

Burnell Baptist Church will present a Christmas play, “Seeing Is Believing,” at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at the church, 3720 Old School Road, Four Oaks. The church will present a Christmas cantata, “Seek and Ye Shall Find,” at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22.

The choirs of Sharon Baptist and Bethesda Baptist churches will present “Lord of Glory,” a Christmas cantata, at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at Bethesda, 4967 U.S. 70 Business between Clayton and Smithfield.

A Christmas program is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, at Burning Bush Holiness Tabernacle on West Market Street near N.C. 210 in Smithfield.

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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