Friday, March 2, 2018
Englewood Presbyterian Church, 100 S. Englewood Drive, will offer a new Sunday School curriculum for children in first through fifth 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 Rock Hill Senior Choir will celebrate their anniversary at 4 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Sherman D. Blandon.
Mount Zion First Baptist Church, 320 W. Thomas St., will present its annual Palm Sunday concert at 4 p.m. March 25. The concert will feature the Mount Zion Gospel Ensemble Reunion Choir.
Church of God Church is seeking musicians and singers. For information, call 813-3181.
Hickory View Missionary Baptist Church, 3911 Bulluck School Road, will hold a men’s fellowship service at 9 a.m. Saturday. The guest speaker will be Brother Marcus Thorne. The Hickory View Fellowship Singers will provide the music.
Simply Sonja Events will present an “It's in the Bag!” women's conference from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Pittman Grove Missionary Baptist Church. The keynote speaker will be the Rev. Latoya Brewington. Registration is $10. For information, call 955-1184.
Sandy Cross United Methodist Church, 3725 Sandy Cross Road, Nashville, will hold its old-fashioned chicken pastry supper from 3-7 p.m. Saturday. The all-you-can-eat supper is dine-in only. Tickets are $8 and children 5 and under eat for free. Tickets or reservations are required and can be obtained by calling Pat Joyner at 443-4586.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Rocky Mount, 516 N. Church St., will hold a service on “Truth or Consequences” at 10 a.m. Sunday. The speaker will be the Rev. Karen Matteson. For information, call 977-6023.
Christ Christian Church, 9779 York Chapel Road, Nashville, will hold worship services at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Charles Tabron will be the guest speaker at 3 p.m. The Voices of Glory will provide the music.
Anderson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will hold a worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday. The speaker will be Evangelist Margaret Knight.
Swift Creek Missionary Baptist Church, 2480 Swift Creek School Road, Whitakers, will have a deacons, deaconess and trustee service at 4 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Ernest McCowan.
Castalia Baptist Church, 9563 Main St., Castalia, will hold a service at 6 p.m. Sunday. The speaker will be Nikita Koloff. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken.
First Baptist Church, 605 Main St., Tarboro, will hold a worship service featuring Steve Hess and Southern Salvation at 6 p.m. Sunday. A love offering will be taken. For information, call 823-0111.
Anniversary services will be held at the following churches:
- Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of Whitakers - 104th anniversary at 11:15 a.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Jimmy Lowe.
- East End Baptist Church, 928 E. Highland Ave. - 14th anniversary of its pastor, the Rev. Mack Battle, and leading lady, Deborah Battle, March 9-11. Services include 7 p.m. March 9, the Rev. Carlton McCarter; 5 p.m. March 10, banquet at the R.T. McCarter Family Life Center, the speaker will be the Rev. Audrey McCarter-Hedgepeth, $25; and 4 p.m. March 11, Dr. Eddie Wayne Lawrence.
- Christ Christian Church, 9779 York Chapel Road, Nashville – Fifth anniversary at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. March 18. The guest speakers will be Elder Richard Ricks at 10 a.m. and the Rev. Desmond Sykes at 3 p.m.
- Emanuel Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church, 635 Henry St. - Ushers anniversary at 4 p.m. March 18. The guest speaker will be Bishop J.N. Perry Jr.
- Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of Whitakers – Deacons, deaconess, trustees and mothers anniversary at 4 p.m. March 18. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Melvin Johnson.
- St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 900 Lloyd St., Tarboro - 152nd anniversary at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. March 25. The guest speakers will be Bishop Antonio Gregory at 11 a.m. and the Rev. Alvin Jones at 4 p.m.
- The ushers of Hillsdale Baptist Church, 1601 Cherry St. - 4 p.m. March 25. The guest speaker will be Bishop Lynwood Batts.
Revival services will be held at the following churches:
- Nashville United Methodist Church, 209 E. Washington St., Nashville - 6:30 p.m. daily Sunday through Wednesday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. John Hobbs.
- Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of Whitakers - 7 p.m. daily March 20-22.
- Swift Creek Missionary Baptist Church, 2480 Swift Creek School Road, Whitakers - 7:15 p.m. daily 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.
- Emanuel Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church, 635 Henry St. - 7:30 p.m. March 21-23. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Terry Joyner.
- St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 5987 Red Oak Road – 7 p.m. daily March 28-30. The guest speaker will be Dr. Joseph Rogers Sr.
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.
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.
Emanuel Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church, 635 Henry St., will hold its annual sacrificial service at 2 p.m. March 11. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Calvin Williams.
The Edgecombe/Nash & Vicinity Ministers' Wives and Ministers' Widows Association will meet at 6 p.m. March 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, call Deborah J. Battle at 985-4481 or the Rev. Frances Davis at 442-3204.
Sister Vernita Council-Howard will preach her initial sermon at 3 p.m. March 18 at Anderson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.
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 email@example.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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