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YOUTH

Red Hill Missionary Baptist Church and St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church will hold a youth spring festival from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Youth Day services will be held at the following churches:

  • Salem Chapel Missionary Baptist Church – 11 a.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be Latrisha Lyons.
  • St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church – 11 a.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be Bishop Eddie L. Cherry.
  • Eastern Star Missionary Baptist Church of Tarboro – 11 a.m. May 4. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Preston Jordan. All youth are asked to bring a pair of flip flops to be donated to Haiti.
  • Pittman Grove Missionary Baptist Church – 4 p.m. May 4. The guest speaker will be Bryan Briggs.

Pittman Grove Missionary Baptist Church will hold youth revival services at 7 p.m. daily Tuesday through Thursday. The guest speakers will be Tuesday, the Rev. Quishun Jenkins; Wednesday, the Rev. Matthew McFarlin; and Thursday, the Rev. James R. Harris.

Union Missionary Baptist Church, 9853 E. N.C. 97 will hold “Kids for Jesus” classes for first- through sixth-graders at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 6 p.m. Sundays. There will be Bible lessons, crafts, music and mission activities. For information, call 977-9772.

MUSIC

St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 5987 Red Oak Road, will celebrate Choir Day at 3 p.m. Sunday.

The deaconess board of St. John AME Zion Church, 250 Atlantic Ave., will hold its annual gospel sing at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Anniversary services will be held at the following churches:

  • Gloria Harrison and The Gospel Singers – 18th anniversary featuring Anthony Adams and Confirmation, The First Step Gospel Singers, Charlie Canty and friends and The Horne Brothers at 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Augusta Free Will Baptist Church, 701 E. Virginia St. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken.
  • The mass choir of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church – 4 p.m. Sunday; featuring the Union Hill Baptist Church Choir and Thorne’s Chapel Mass Choir.
  • The couples choir of Pleasure Hill Baptist Church – 16th anniversary at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Social Union Baptist Church, 10011 Cooper Road, Nashville, will have a Choir Day at 5 p.m. Sunday.

The gospel ensemble choir of Mount Zion First Baptist Church, 320 W. Thomas St., will have a concert featuring the First Corinthians Baptist Church Mass Choir at 6 p.m. May 17.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 13943 U.S. 64 Alt., will have a musical program at 3 p.m. May 18.

THEMED EVENTS

Castalia Baptist Church will have a fish fry from 4 to 8 p.m. today. Cost is $8. For information, call to 459-4663.

Trinity Baptist Church, 2240 Benvenue Road, will have a yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Power House Church of God, 162 Mullins St., Princeville, will present “The Beatitudes” service from Matthew 5:3-10 at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Emanuel Chapel Church Original Free Will Baptist Church, 635 Henry St., will hold its quarterly meeting and communion service at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Hillsdale Baptist Church will have a Missionary Day service at 4 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. George Terry.

Anniversary services will be held at the following churches:

  • The usher’s ministry of St. Paul Baptist Church, 1151 N. Winstead Ave. – 4 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Elbert Heath.
  • Tabernacle Baptist Church, 1742 Ringwood Road, Enfield – 40th anniversary July 14.

Revival services will be held at the following churches:

  • New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 7798 Red Oak-Battleboro Road – 4 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. daily Monday through Thursday.
  • Barnes Hill Original Free Will Baptist Church, 5592 West Mount Drive, Nashville – 7 p.m. Monday through May 2.
  • Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church – 7:30 p.m. daily Monday through May 2. The guest speaker will be E. Ray Bynum.
  • Eastern Star Missionary Baptist Church of Tarboro – 7 p.m. daily May 13-15. The guest speakers will be May 13, the Rev. Anthony Adams; May 14, the Rev. Mike Craft; and May 15, the Rev. Mitchell Harris.
  • Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 13943 U.S. 64 Alt. – 7:30 p.m. daily May 28-30. The guest speakers will be May 28, the Rev. Kenneth Richardson; May 29, Apostle Christopher Silver; and May 30, the Rev. Samuel Champion.

Ebenezer Baptist Church, 702 W. Raleigh Blvd., will present “Heaven’s Gate, Hell’s Flames” at 5 p.m. Sunday and 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Admission is free; tickets required. For information or tickets, call 446-2378.

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church will hold its women’s fellowship services at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. The guest speakers will be the Rev. Doris Lindsey on Tuesday and the Rev. Brenda Tuten on Wednesday.

Helping Hand Church will hold its annual women’s conference at 7 p.m. daily Wednesday through May 2. The guest speakers will be Wednesday, Prophetess Linda Gilchrist; Thursday, the Rev. Audrey McCarter-Hedgepeth; and May 2, Bishop Annie Pettaway.

St. John Missionary Baptist Church will observe National Day of Prayer beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Celebrate Recovery, a biblical and balanced program to help people overcome hurts, hang-ups and habits, will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays at NorthSide Community Church, 1660 Beaver Pond Road. A kick-off meeting and spaghetti dinner will be held at 6 p.m. May 2. For information or reservations, call 985-2985.

Englewood United Methodist Women will hold a yard sale beginning at 7 a.m. May 3. Spaces available for $10. For information or to reserve a space, call 443-2926.

Hickory View Missionary Baptist Church, 3911 Bulluck School Road, will have a men’s fellowship service at 9 a.m. May 3. The speaker will be the Rev. Jesse Forbes.

The Carroll Puppets will perform at 11 a.m. May 4 at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 1742 Ringwood Road, Enfield.

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church will hold Women’s Day services at 11 a.m. May 4 and 11 and 8 a.m. May 18 and 25.

Luther Chapel Holiness Church, 10778 Church St., Castalia, will hold its annual Women’s Day service at 4 p.m. May 4. The speaker will be Elder Lula Durham. Joe Alston will provide the music.

New Destiny Outreach Ministries, 990 Cox Ave., will present a comedy show featuring Keeshia Lynch, David Bubbuh Dickens, Sister Honeydew, Elder Watermelon and Mike Goodwin at 7 p.m. May 9. Tickets are $10. For information, call 977-7000.

Mother’s Day services will be held at the following churches:

  • Eastern Star Missionary Baptist Church of Tarboro – 10:15 a.m. May 11. The speaker will be Jada Mayo.
  • Swift Creek Missionary Baptist Church – 11:15 a.m. May 11. The guest speaker will be Helen McEachin.
  • Pittman Grove Missionary Baptist Church – 11:15 a.m. May 11. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Gloria Harris.

The Edgecombe/Nash & Vicinity Ministers’ Wives and Ministers’ Widows Association will meet at 6 p.m. May 12 at East End Baptist Church, 928 E. Highland Ave. A covered-dish meal will be served. For information, call 985-4481 or 442-9553.

The Rev. Mary Williams of United Fellowship Assembly will host the 2014 Women of Virtue conference, “Women Moving in Power, Prayer and Purpose” at 7 p.m. daily May 14-16 at the Four Seasons, 209 N. Church St. For information, call 933-6935 or 459-1990.

Trinity Lutheran Church, 433 S. Winstead Ave., will hold a yard sale from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 17. Proceeds benefit the Lutheran World Relief. For information, call 443-7462.

Pittman Grove Missionary Baptist Church will have a Women’s Day service at 4 p.m. May 18.

  • Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 13943 U.S. 64 Alt., will hold a rainbow tea at 4 p.m. May 24.

ONGOING

Valley of Hope Ministries offers prayers on request for individuals. For prayer requests, call 544-5464.

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

Mount Zion First Baptist Church, 320 W. Thomas St., will hold prayer and praise service from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays. For information, call 442-1627.

East End Missionary Baptist Church, 928 E. Highland Ave., holds its prayer meeting followed by a verse-by-verse study of 1 Corinthians at 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

City of Hope Ministries, 721 Tiffany Blvd., will hold Bible study at 7 p.m. Fridays. For information, call 267-6523.

United Friendship Church of Christ Disciples of Christ, 1213 Scott St., will hold Bible study at 12:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursdays. For information, call 977-1711.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church will offer classes about Catholicism at 7 p.m. Thursdays in the parish hall. For information, call 972-0452, ext. 209, or email rcia@olphrm.com.

Young Men In Purpose, a ministry to boys and young men aspiring to live Christian lives, meets from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturday at Parker Middle School. For information, call 977-1901.

Graceful Girls, a ministry for girls ages 8-15, will meet from 9 to 11 a.m. every second and fourth Saturday at Fellowship of Christ Church. For information, call 977-1901.

East End Baptist Church, 928 E. Highland Ave., will host a brotherhood meeting from 10 a.m. to noon on the first and third Saturday.

North End Missionary Baptist Church, 500 E. Grand Ave., will distribute free clothing for children and adults from its clothes closet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday. For information, call 446-7755.

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