Faith Notes: Dec. 1

November 29, 2013 

Fundraisers

Manna from Heaven Community Outreach will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at 905 S. Pollock St. in Selma, next to the Marathon gas station. The sale will offer clothing for men, women and children; shoes; and household goods. Proceeds will go to Manna from Heaven’s soup kitchen. For more information, call 919-817-5187.

Christmas

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 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Sharon Baptist, 116 Britt St., Smithfield. A second performance is scheduled for 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at Bethesda, 4967 U.S. 70 Business between Clayton and Smithfield.

The choir of Wilson’s Mills Baptist Church will present “Christ Was Born for This,” a Christmas cantata, at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at the church, 652 Swift Creek Road near Wilson’s Mills.

Divine Crossings Baptist Church will hang its holiday greenery at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at the church, 440 Little Divine Road, Selma. The church will present its Christmas cantata, “The Christmas Song” by Marty Parks, at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 22. For more information, visit www.DivineCrossingsBaptistChurch.org.

Selma Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church will present “Christmas With a Capital C” at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at the church sanctuary, 508 W. Chestnut St., Selma.

The children of Elizabeth United Methodist Church will perform the play “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at the church, 4269 Cleveland Road, Smithfield. A free soup and sandwich dinner will follow.

Four Seasons Tea

Mitchener Memorial Baptist Church’s Missionary Circle will host a Four Seasons Tea at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at 911 Blount St., Smithfield.

Programs, services

Revival services are scheduled for 7 p.m. Dec. 11-13 at Salvation Deliverance Temple, 420 E. Market St., Smithfield.

The JOY Connection will meet at noon Thursday, Dec. 5, at First Presbyterian Church, 215 S. Third St., Smithfield. A lunch will be held, along with the singing of Christmas carols. For more information and to reserve a place, call 919-934-0988.

Courses

The Western Assembly Disciples of Christ Churches’ Bible Institute will begin courses Saturday, Dec. 7. Classes run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $20, and the classes will take place at the Western Assembly Headquarter Building, 9766 U.S. 701 North, Newton Grove. For more information, call 910-594-0397.

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 www.bethesdaclayton.com.

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 edgerton.umc@att.net.

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