Faith Notes: April 2

March 31, 2014 

Easter

An Easter egg hunt for children 10 and younger is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at Wilson’s Mills Christian Church, 179 Fire Department Road, Wilson’s Mills. The church will serve refreshments. The rain date is April 12.

Rocky Hock Playhouse will present “God So Loved,” an Easter drama, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at Wilson’s Mills Baptist Church, 652 Swift Creek Road near Wilson’s Mills. Tickets are $18 for adults, $17 for adults 62 and older, $12 for children 12 and younger, and $15 for groups of 10 or more. For tickets, call 252-482-4621.

An Easter celebration is scheduled from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at the Archer Lodge Community Center and White Oak Baptist Church. The celebration will feature inflatables, cotton candy, an egg hunt and a walk-through drama of the Easter story. For more information, call the church at 919-553-7560 or visit whiteoakchurch.us.

Through April 9, midweek Lenten services are scheduled for noon Wednesdays in the sanctuary at First Presbyterian Church at the corner of South Third and Church streets in Smithfield.

Bethesda Baptist Church will hold an Easter egg hunt from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 12, at Wilson Farm, 5494 Wilson’s Mills Road near Wilson’s Mills.

Fundraisers

A rummage sale is scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 5, at St. Ann Catholic Church, 4057 U.S. 70 Business West between Smithfield and Clayton. The sale will feature a variety of items. Fill a bag with clothes for $4.

A yard sale is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at Asbury United Methodist Church on South Bright Leaf Boulevard in Smithfield. Hot dogs will be available.

Plates of barbecued pork will be on sale from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, April 4, in the parking area at Affordable Auto Repair at the corner of Lee Court and N.C. 42 West in Clayton. The cost is $7 per plate and includes barbecue, slaw, green beans, roll and dessert. Proceeds will go to Grace Episcopal Mission. For advance orders, call 991-553-2810.

Bingo play with dinner will get under way at 6 p.m. Friday, April 4, at Johnston Memorial Church, 8280 N.C. 50 in the McGee’s Crossroads community. For adults, the cost is $15 for a hot dog supper and two bingo cards. Children ages 6-11 can play for $10. Proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. For more information, call 919-894-3688.

Elizabeth United Methodist Church near Smithfield is seeking vendors for its Bingo and Bazaar event on Saturday, May 3. Spaces are $25. To reserve a spot, email Holly Lucas at lucas3innc@nc.rr.com or call her 919-300-1552. The rain date is May 10.

Gospel music

Ugandan Thunder, a children’s choir, will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at Wilson’s Mills Baptist Church, 652 Swift Creek Road near Wilson’s Mills. For more information, call 919-934-4181.

Church launching preschool

This fall, Bethesda Baptist Church near Clayton will open WEE Ones, a preschool for children from age 2 to pre-kindergarten. WEE is short for Weekday Early Education. The preschool will operate from 9:15 a.m. to 1 p..m. weekdays. To learn more, call 919-907-0933, email weeones@bethesdaclayton.com or visit bethesdaclayton.com.

For young people

A talent show for young people ages 12-18 is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at Wilson’s Mills Elementary School, 4654 Wilson’s Mills Road, Wilson’s Mills. First Missionary Baptist Church in Wilson’s Mills asks attendees to bring a donation of canned goods.

Programs, services

A prayer breakfast is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at New Generation Christian Church, 4423 Wilson’s Mills Road, Smithfield. Elder Latoya Brewington-Dickens will speak. For more information, call 919-209-0536.

Good Samaritan United Church of Christ has begun meeting at Kid’s Clubhouse, 72 Coats Commercial Drive in the Cleveland community. Joyful Noise, a service for families with young children, meets at 9 a.m. A fellowship hour follows. A traditional worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call the Rev. Linda Leuser, pastor, at 919-628-9320.

Quest Fellowship will host a Priscilla Shirer simulcast from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at the church, 5120 Raynor Road, Garner. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit QFellowship.com.

Golf tournament

A golf tournament to benefit Baker’s Chapel Ministries will tee off at 1 p.m. Friday, May 23, at the Cardinal Country Club, 363 Parrish Memorial Road, Selma. Registration will begin at noon; a reception will follow the completion of play. For more information, call Elaine Mozingo at 919-989-7615.

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