VBS at Powhatan
Vacation Bible School will be held July 24-27 at Powhatan Original Free Will Baptist Church, 3468 Powhatan Road, Clayton. The day begins at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 9:45 a.m. Saturday. Each day will offer a meal, music, games and crafts. The church will also collect food for the Clayton Area Ministries food closest. For more information, visit www.powhatanchurch.com.
VBS at Elizabeth United
Vacation Bible School is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Elizabeth United Methodist Church, 4269 Cleveland Road, Smithfield. The event, for children ages 2-12, will feature a Bible lesson, craft time, music and outdoor games. The church will serve a morning snack and lunch. For more information, call 919-207-1636.
Gospel at Mount Sinai
A Youth Gospel Explosion is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Mount Sinai United Holy Church in Pine Level. Members of the Smithfield Police Department and Janie Bright of the State Employees’ Credit Union will speak. For more information, call 919-464-3757.
Women’s Day at Union Hill
A Women’s Day service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at Union Hill AME Church, 52 Harrison Road, Wilson’s Mills. Elder Yvette Chappell of Holy Temple Church of God in Selma will speak. Women’s Angelic Voices of First Missionary Baptist Church in Clayton will sing.
Women’s Day at Warren’s Chapel
A Women’s Day service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday, July 21, at Warren’s Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church, 5270 U.S. 301 North, Micro. Samantha Hooker of Perry’s Temple Church in Wilson will speak, and Paula Waters of Smithfield will sing. Lunch will follow the service.
Quartet at Piney Grove
The Butler, Hughes and Hayes Quartet will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at Piney Grove Chapel Baptist Church, 4440-A Piney Grove Church Road, Angier. For more information, visit www.pineygrovechapel.org.
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VBS at Mount Zion
Vacation Bible School is scheduled from 6:15 to 8:45 p.m. July 22-26 at Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 15772 N.C. 50 N. in the Cleveland community. VBS is for children 4 years old to rising seventh-graders. A light supper will be at 5:45 p.m. daily in the fellowship hall. The VBS musical program will be at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 28. A covered-dish lunch will follow. For more information or to register, visit www.mountzion-umc.org/vbsregistration.aspx.
Family and Friends at Saint John AME
Family and Friends Day services are scheduled for 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at Saint John AME Church, 400 W. Watson St., Selma. For more information, call Beverly Harris or Shirley Cohen at 919-965-5090.
Family and Friends at Howell Chapel
A celebration of Family and Friends Day will take place Sunday, July 21, at Howell Chapel Church of Christ, 214 E. Preston St., Selma. Elder Lauree McEachin, former pastor of Star of Bethlehem Church in Warsaw, will speak at 11 a.m. Lunch will follow the service.
Apostle Vonner Horton of New Oxley Hill Baptist Church in Merry Hill will speak at 3 p.m. For more information, call Eddie Smith 919-614-4136.
VBS at Ebenezer
Vacation Bible School will take place July 25-28 at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church, 2900 Ebenezer Church Road, Coats. Hours are 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Sunday’s VBS will be during the morning worship service. A covered-dish lunch will follow. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/EbenezerPresbyterianCoats.
Women’s Day at Mitchener
A Women’s Day service is scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at Mitchener Memorial Baptist Church, 911 Blount St., Smithfield. The program will feature a skit titled “The Ator Sisters.” Also, Elder Cherlyn Kelly of Covenant International Christian Fellowship in Fayetteville will speak. For more information, call Tanya Boland or Lucy Washington at 919-989-6426.
VBS at Salvation
Vacation Bible School is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. July 24-26 at Salvation Deliverance Temple Church, 420 E. Market St., Smithfield. For more information, call Priscilla Lofton at 919-464-4722 or the church at 919-934-2650.
Breakfast at New Zealand
A country breakfast is scheduled from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday, July 20, 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. For more information, call 919-894-4848.
Men’s Day at Green Chapel
Men’s Day services are scheduled for 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at Green Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 2861 Brogden Road, Smithfield. The Rev. Randy Johnson will speak in the morning. The George A. Jones will speak in the afternoon.
The Women’s Fellowship Ministry of First Missionary Baptist Church in Smithfield will hold its second annual Women’s Retreat Sept. 19-21 at the Sea Mist Oceanfront Resort and Conference Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The registration fee is $40, and transportation by bus is $95. For more information, call Marjorie Allen at 919-934-3718 or Pansy Crumpler at 919-934-7007.
Benefit in Clayton
A “Shower of Blessings” is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, July 19, at Mount Vernon Christian Church, 300 N. Lombard St., Clayton. The program will feature drama, music, praise dancing, clogging and mimes. The church asks those attending to bring donations for Harbor, which provides aid and shelter to victims of rape and domestic violence.
Harbor is in need of the following: cleaning supplies, twin-bed items, personal-hygiene items, hair products, sleepwear, laundry products, sandwich bags, 13-gallon trash bags, washcloths, towels, toilet tissue, paper towels, footies, socks, bedroom slippers, 60-watt light bulbs, coffee, sugar, breakfast cereals, bottled water, kids’ snacks and drinks, peanut butter, canned tuna, canned chicken, pasta and other nonperishable food items.
To have donations picked up, call Katie Strickland at 919-333-4029 or the church 919-553-8539.
VBS at Providence
Vacation Bible School is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 28-Aug. 1 at Providence Presbyterian Church, 14664 N.C. 210 near McGee’s Crossroads. The church will also offer an adult Bible study. For more information, or to register, visit www.providencepresb.org.
VBS at Divine Crossings
Vacation Bible School will be held July 18-20 at Divine Crossings Baptist Church, 440 Little Divine Road, Selma. Hours are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.
For more information or to register, call Kimberly Brantley at 919-550-0498 or email email@example.com.
VBS at Yelverton Grove
Vacation Bible School for all ages is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. July 21 and 6:30 to 9 p.m. July 22-25 at Yelverton Grove Original Free Will Baptist Church, 1094 Yelverton Grove Road, Smithfield. Commencement and fun day will be at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 28. For more information, call Dianne Etheridge at 919-934-1838.
Vacation Bible School is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Baker’s Chapel Church, 2421 Baker’s Chapel Road, Smithfield. For more information, call 919-989-7615.
The gospel music group Harvest Time will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 21.
The church will hold its annual plate sale from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. The cost is $7 per plate, with takeout available.
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