Church Notes


Friday, February 9, 2018


Metropolitan Baptist Church, 1213 Leggett Road, will hold a Youth/Heritage Day service Feb. 25. The guest speaker will be Brother Javian McMillian.

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.


Penders Chapel Baptist Church, 3246 Howard Avenue Ext., Tarboro, will hold a gospel sing featuring the Dixie Melody Boys at 7 p.m. Saturday. 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

Hickory View Missionary Baptist Church will hold a women's fellowship at 10 a.m. Saturday. A prayer breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. The guest speaker will be Sister Shirley Johnson.

Swift Creek Missionary Baptist Church, 2480 Swift Creek School Road, Whitakers, will hold a worship service at 8 a.m. Sunday. The male chorus will provide the music. For information, call 443-0632.

Christ Christian Center, 9779 York Chapel Road, Nashville, will hold a worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday. For information, contact the Rev. Jacqueline Richardson at 459-8254.

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

Black History Month services will be held at the following churches:

  • East End Baptist Church, 928 E. Highland Ave. -  4 p.m. Sunday and Feb. 18. The Rev. Eddie Davis will be the guest speaker on Feb. 18.
  • Pleasure Hill Baptist Church – 11:15 a.m. Feb. 18. Lunch will be served following the service.
  • Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of Whitakers – 3 p.m. Feb. 18. The guest speaker will be the Rev. James T. Worthy.
  • Johnson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 317 Beauvue Road, Elm City - Every Sunday in February during the 11 a.m. worship service. A celebration dinner will be served immediately following the service on Feb. 25.
  • William Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 6154 William Chapel Church Road, Elm City – 3 p.m. Feb. 25. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Novell Copper. Dinner will be served following the 11 a.m. service.
  • Pittman Grove Missionary Baptist Church – 4 p.m. Feb. 25. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Walter Cherry.
  • St. Paul Baptist Church, 1151 Winstead Ave. - 5 p.m. Feb. 25. The guest speaker will be the Rev. James Williams.

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

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.

Simply Sonja Events will present an “It's in the Bag!” women's conference from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 3 at Pittman Grove Missionary Baptist Church. The keynote speaker will be the Rev. Latoya Brewington. Registration is $10. For information, call 955-1184.

Swift Creek Missionary Baptist Church, 2480 Swift Creek School Road, Whitakers, will have a deacons, deaconess and trustee service at 4 p.m. March 4. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Ernest McCowan.

Swift Creek Missionary Baptist Church, 2480 Swift Creek School Road, Whitakers, will hold revival services at 7:15 p.m. March 20-22. The speakers will be March 20, the Rev. Kelly R. Andrews; March 21, the Rev. Gregory L. Evans; and March 22, the Rev. M. Lamont Littlejohn.

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.

Tri-Faith Ministries, 140 E. Goldleaf St., will offer GED classes at no cost to enroll. For information or to register, call 977-3002 or trifaithministries@gmail.com.


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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