Church Notes


Friday, January 26, 2018


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 Astralis Chamber Ensemble will perform in concert at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 231 N. Church St. The program "French Impressions" will feature "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Fuan", "Techno Parade" and works by Emmanuel, Hue, Milhaud, Ravel and Saint-Saens. Admission is free and childcare will be provided. For information, contact Lawrence Goering at 442-1134, ext. 224.

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 4848 Pleasant Grove Church Road, Nashville, will have a gospel sing featuring Right Turn at 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken. For information, call 907-3876.

Penders Chapel Baptist Church, 3246 Howard Avenue Ext., Tarboro, will hold a gospel sing featuring the Dixie Melody Boys at 7 p.m. Feb. 10. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken.

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

Themed Events

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Rocky Mount, 516 N. Church St., will hold a moderated discussion on “Sexual Harassment” at 10 a.m. Sunday. For information, call 977-6023.

Pittman Grove Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its anniversary at 4 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Timothy Walker.

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.

The Edgecombe/Nash & Vicinity Ministers' Wives and Ministers' Widows Association will hold the Frank E. Hart Rocky Mount NABVETS (National Association of Black Veterans) Charter Ceremony at 11 a.m. Feb. 3 at East End Baptist Church, 928 E. Highland Ave. Commander Richard Kingsberry, district commander from Region 8, will be the speaker. For information, contact Sister Deborah J. Battle at 985-4481 or the Rev. Frances Davis at 442-3204.

Kingdom Empowerment Ministries Inc. and the Essence of a Man Ministry Association will hold its annual Super Bowl Sunday service at 10 a.m. Feb. 4 at Kingdom Empowerment Ministries Inc., 27441 N.C. 125, Scotland Neck. Attendees can wear their favorite team football jersey. For information, call 826-5029.

The Edgecombe/Nash & Vicinity Ministers' Wives and Ministers' Widows Association will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 12 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.

East End Community Sisterhood Outreach Ministry, 928 W. Highland Ave., will host a Red & White fellowship banquet at 5 p.m. Feb. 10. The Rev. James and first lady Rebecca Williams will share a synopsis on “The Gift of Love.” A donation of $15 is requested. For information, contact Leading Lady Deborah J. Battle at 985-4481 or Deaconess Mary Perry at 446-5642 to reserve your table by Tuesday.

East End Baptist Church, 928 E. Highland Ave., will celebrate Black History Month at 4 p.m. Feb. 11 and Feb. 18. The Rev. Eddie Davis will be the guest speaker on Feb. 18.

GriefShare, a grief recovery support group, will meet from 4-6 p.m. 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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