Faith Notes: Oct. 6

October 4, 2013 

Drama production

The Aversboro Road Baptist Church drama team will present “Barney’s Retirement Party” at 6 p.m. today, Oct. 6. The show is a takeoff on “The Andy Griffith Show,” and stars Jimmy Stevens as the sheriff and Garner High School basketball coach Eddie Gray as his deputy. There is no admission, and the public is invited.

Yard sale

Church in the Woods will hold a community church yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at Garner Church of Christ, 1364 Benson Road, Garner. Proceeds will benefit Church in the Woods. For more information, visit

Musical program

PEACE Be Still, Inc. will sponsor a “Providing the Calm in your Storm” musical program at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 at Poplar Springs Christian Church. The public is invited to attend this domestic violence awareness program, which promotes an increased knowledge and understanding of the effects of abuse on the family and within the community. The speaker for the evening will be Rev. Tracy Bell of New Bethel Christian Church, and the featured artist is Maurice Myers of Showers of Blessings Community Church. Admission is free. For more information, call 919-758-3613.

Support groups

Shiloh Baptist Church hosts GriefShare and DivorceCare support groups from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 3414 N. Shiloh Road, Garner. There is no cost, and participants may enter at any session. Child care is available upon request. For more information, visit

Bible studies

• The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints hosts a New Testament Bible study Thursdays at 7 p.m. at 1433 Aversboro Road, Garner. The group is ongoing. For more information, visit

• Men’s Bible study of Johnston County continues a verse-by-verse study of the Gospel of St. Matthew from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, at First Baptist Church, 202 S. Fourth St., Smithfield. This study group runs through May. Visit


New Bethel Baptist Church is planning to host a craft show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at 2110 Benson Road, Garner. The church needs vendors for this event. Email Ruby Pearce at

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