Faith Notes: March 23

March 21, 2014 

Health fair Friday

“Spring into Good Health,” a health fair and wellness expo, is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 28, in the fellowship hall at First Baptist Church, 415 Main St., Four Oaks. The fair will offer blood-pressure, blood-sugar, hearing and vision screenings; body mass index measurements, dental appointments, massages, information booths and CPR demonstrations. The dental bus will be available until 4 p.m. For a dental appointment, call 919-963-2102.

Easter

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.

Fundraisers

New Zealand Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church will hold a yard sale with tractor show at 6 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at Carolina Furniture Factory Outlet, 15590 Hobbton Highway, Newton Grove. The church’s youth will sell sausage biscuits, hot dogs and homemade ice cream. A tractor parade will begin at 1 p.m. For more information, call 252-885-7234.

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.

A fish fry is scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 28, at St. Ann Catholic Church, 4057 U.C. 70 Business West between Smithfield and Clayton. The cost is $8 and includes fried fish, boiled potatoes, hush puppies, coleslaw, dessert and drink.

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

The Sounds of Hope will sing at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at Smithfield First Pentecostal Holiness Church, 1000 Wilson’s Mills Road, Smithfield. Admission is free; the church will collect an offering for the group.

Keeping the Faith will sing at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at Friendship Free Will Baptist Church, 758 Friendship Church Road, Middlesex.

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 youth choir workshop is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Bentonville Disciples of Christ Church, 8566 Devil’s Racetrack Road, Four Oaks. A performance will follow at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 13. The workshop cost is $8 in advance and $10 at the door. The church will serve lunch. For more information, call 919-585-6132.

Programs, services

Burnell Baptist Church will celebrate Friends & Family Day on Sunday, March 30, at the church, 3720 Old School Road, Four Oaks. The Watchman Quartet will sing at 9:45 a.m. A covered-dish lunch will follow the 11 a.m. worship service. For more information, call 919-894-1418.

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.

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