Church Notes


Friday, November 17, 2017


Wayman AME Church Youth Department will hold its annual Youth Day service at 11 a.m. Sunday. The speaker will be Elder Kenneth D. Arrington. The Junior Choir will provide the music.

NorthSide Community Church, 1660 Beaver Pond Road, has begun their new Awana year for children age 2 through fifth grade. The Awana Club meets from 6:15-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. For information, call 985-2985.

Englewood Presbyterian Church, 100 S. Englewood Drive, will offer a new Sunday School curriculum for children in first through fifth called called Kids of Character. Each month the focus will be on a different character trait that can be applied to every day life. Instruction includes videos, life application tips, bible stories, scripture, activities and refreshments. Class will be held from 9:15-10:15 a.m.

Free Will Baptist Children’s Home seeks Christian families who will open their home to a child who has been removed from his or her home due to abuse or neglect. For information, call Eliza Harrell at 235-2161 or go to fwbchildrenshome.org.


The LSV Scholarship Fund Committee will hold a Gospel Fest at 3 p.m. Saturday at Pines Chapel Church of Pinetops. The program will feature the Pines Chapel Gospel Choir, the Fantastic Shades of Harmony, Izeal Bulluck, the Rev. Joyce Ricks and the Rev. William T. Keys. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken.

Anniversary services will be held at the following churches:

  • The senior choir of Johnson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 317 Beauvue Road, Elm City - 4 p.m. Sunday.
  • The St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church Male Chorus - 32nd anniversary at 3 p.m. Nov. 26.

New Life World Outreach of Snow Hill will hold a Thanksgiving gospel concert featuring Mal Williams, The Sensational Nightingales and Luther Barnes at 5 p.m. Nov. 26. Admission is free. For information, call 933-6935.

Church of God Church is seeking musicians and singers. For information, call 813-3181.

Themed Events

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 301 Circle Drive, will hold a free turkey giveaway from 9 a.m.-noon (while supplies last) Saturday.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Rocky Mount, 516 N. Church St., will hold a “Giving and Gratitude” service at 10 a.m. Sunday. For information, call 977-6023.

Christ Christian Center, 9779 York Chapel Road, Nashville, will hold a worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be Evangelist Geraldine Stanback.

Foster Memorial Baptist Church, 1911 S. Church St., will hold a Family and Friends Day service at 3 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Richard Battle.

Luther Chapel Holiness Church, 10778 Church St., Castalia, will hold a brotherhood service at 4 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Thaddeus Alston. Mount Zion AFC Choir, Deacon Joe Alston and Deacon Morris Alston will provide the music.

Emanuel Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church will hold its monthly evangelistic service at 4 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be Apostle Pam Jones.

Oakdale Baptist Church L.I.F.E. Ministry, an addiction recovery ministry, meets at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday at Oakdale Baptist Church, 13037 U.S. 64 Alt. W. and the second and fourth Tuesday at the Peacemakers building, 1725 Davis St. The meeting is open for men and women with a free meal served For information, call 442-6587.

Proctor's Chapel Baptist Church, 2917 Old Wilson Road, will hold a community Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Dr. Jeffrey Chappell will be the speaker. For information, call 446-3683.

St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 527 E. Thomas St., will hold a pre-Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ivory Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

A study on the Apostles' Creed will be held from 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays at the Rocky Mount Church of the Nazarene, 1530 Hunter Hill Road. The 12-week study will consider the value of declaring our shared beliefs and affirm the faith tradition of Christians who came before us. For information, call 937-4436.

Alpha & Omega Fellowship will hold Bible study from 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays at Days Inn & Suites conference room across from Gardner's Barbecue. For information, call 544-7054 or 459-2207.

Still Standing support group, a group for people/family members in recovery, will meet from 7:30-9 p.m. Thursdays at Red Oak United Methodist Church.

The Edgecombe/Nash & Vicinity Ministers' Wives and Ministers' Widows Association will meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 27 at East End Baptist Church, 928 E. Highland Ave. All wives of a licensed minister are invited to be a part of this association. For information, contact Sister Deborah J. Battle at 985-4481 or the Rev. Frances Davis at 442-3204.

Whitaker's Chapel, 5356 Thirteen Bridges Road, will hold its annual Christmas program at 3 p.m. Dec. 3. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Dusty Sprouse. Charles Harris will be the featured organist.

“And So He Came,” a contemporary account of the virgin birth through drama, music and dance, will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 9 at Keihin Auditorium at Edgecombe Community College, 2009 W. Wilson St., Tarboro. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the OIC. For information, call 985-7795 or 458-7933.

GriefShare, a grief recovery support group, will meet from 4-6 p.m. Jan. 7 through March 25 at First United Methodist Church. For information, call 977-0400.


The prayer ministry of Whitakers United Methodist Church offers prayers on request for individuals. For prayer requests, call Sheila Lanier from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 437-2450.

The Sanctuary, 1063 Old Carriage Trail, will meet for prayer from noon-1 p.m. Mondays.

Rise Up Rocky Mount, a community faith-based group, will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at The Pit Stoppe. For information, call Pete Vartanian at 458-1410.

New Destiny Outreach Ministries, 990 Cox Ave., will hold Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 527 E. Thomas St., opens its food pantry at 9 a.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month for Edgecombe County residents. Participants must meet requirements and provide identification.

East End Baptist Church, 928 E. Highland Ave., holds a community prayer meeting and testimonial service at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. This service will be followed by the Rev. Mack E. Battle leading a verse-by-verse study of the book of 2 Corinthians.

Mount Zion First Baptist Church, 320 W. Thomas St., will hold a Sweet Hour of Prayer and Praise service from noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays. Lunch will be served following the service. For information, call 442-1627.

The Rev. Mack E. Battle leads a special brotherhood session for men at 10 a.m. of the first and third Saturdays of the month at East End Baptist Church, 928 E. Highland Ave.

North End Baptist Church, 500 E. Grand Ave., will open its Clothes Closet every Saturday morning from 10 a.m.-noon.

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