Friday, December 29, 2017
Foster Memorial Baptist Church will hold a Youth Day service at 11 a.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be Sister Tynesha Mercer and Edgecombe County Sheriff Clee Atkinson. For information, contact Sister Doris Barnes at 904-3534.
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.
1st National Rock of Ages Cathedral, 430 Albermarle Ave., will hold a New Year's gospel concert 4 p.m. Jan. 7 featuring Bishop Williams and The Kingdom Travelers, The Original Bright Stars, Sister Joanae Knight and The Friendship Gospel Singers, Brother T. & The Melodies and The Christland Singers. For information, call 469-8483.
Church of God Church is seeking musicians and singers. For information, call 813-3181.
East End Baptist Church, 928 E. Highland Ave., will have a Pew Rally service at 11 a.m. Sunday. Special recognition will be given to the person that invites the most guest to church.
The Women's Baptist Home & Foreign Missionary Union of Nash County will convene with Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church of Nashville at 11:15 a.m. Sunday.
New Year's Eve/Watch Night services will be held at the following churches:
- East End Baptist Church, 928 E. Highland Ave. - 7 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Stacey Evans. Breakfast will be served following the service.
- St. Paul Missionary Church, 900 Lloyd St., Tarboro - 10 p.m. Sunday.
- Mount Zion First Baptist Church, 320 W. Thomas St. - 10:30 p.m. Sunday.
- St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 527 E. Thomas St. - 10:30 p.m. Sunday.
The Edgecombe/Nash & Vicinity Ministers' Wives and Ministers' Widows Association will host a special meeting for veterans and their family members at 6 p.m. Thursday. The (NABVETS) North Carolina State, Commander Washington-Williams will be the special guest sharing information on benefits and compensation for honorable discharged veterans. For information, contact Sister Deborah J. Battle at 985-4481 or the Rev. Frances Davis at 442-3204.
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.
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.
Hickory View Missionary Baptist Church, 3911 Bulluck School Road, will hold a men's fellowship service at 9 a.m. Jan. 6. The speaker will be Deacon Larry Parker. The Hickory View Fellowship Singers will provide the music. For information, call 442-1293.
Christ Christian Church, 9779 York Chapel Road, Nashville, will hold a worship service at 3 p.m. Jan. 7. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Charles Tabron.
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 Edgecombe/Nash & Vicinity Ministers' Wives and Ministers' Widows Association will meet at 6 p.m. Jan. 8 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 Deborah J. Battle at 985-4481 or the Rev. Frances Davis at 442-3204.
Greater Joy Baptist Church, 820 Nashville Road, will hold a Martin Luther King Jr. Day service at 11 a.m. Jan. 15. An African-American business expo will be held immediately following the service. If you would like to display your business for free, please register at greaterjoymbc.org or call 910-274-1813. Registration deadline is Dec. 30.
The Scripture Center will present its 6th annual Marriage and Couple's Ball Feb. 10 at the Imperial Center, 270 Gay St. The theme is "Enjoy Life While You Can." Tickets are $80 per couple and are non-refundable. Ticket deadline is Jan. 14. For information, contact Mabeline Davis at 314-7513 or Kimberly Batts at 446-5336.
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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