William Rigsbee will celebrate his 21st anniversary with a gospel sing at 4 p.m. Sunday at the O.D. Moore Alumni Building, 806 S. Alston St., Nashville.
The Annie Moses Band will perform at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at First Baptist Church. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken. For information, go to fbcrm.org.
St. Augusta Free Will Baptist Church, 701 E. Virginia St., will have a pre-Christmas gospel sing featuring Gloria Harrison and The Gospel Singers, The Traveling Angels, The Ragged Angels and Charlie Canty and Friends at 4 p.m. Dec. 8.
Whitakers United Methodist Church is accepting donations of coats, gloves and sweaters for its Coats for the Cold project. For information or to make a donation, contact Nancy Taylor at 437-8751.
Cherry Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, U.S. 301 S., Elm City, will hold a worship service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be Dr. Brenda Pollin.
Anniversary services will be held at the following churches:
Red Oak Grove Baptist Church, 6149 Old Smithfield Road, Bailey – 33rd anniversary for its pastor, Dr. J.B. Woodhouse, at 11 a.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Norman T. Davis.
Greater Mount Hermon Baptist Church – 92nd anniversary at 4 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Thomas Ray Green.
- Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, 844 Star St. – Pastoral anniversary at 4 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Ethan Arrington.
- The ushers of Power House Church of God in Christ – 5 p.m. Sunday. Bob Arrington and The Soul Redeemers will provide the music.
- St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church – Pastoral anniversary for the Rev. Walter Cherry Jr. at 4 p.m. Dec. 1. The guest speaker will be the Rev. O.D. Sykes.
Thanksgiving services will be held at the following churches:
- Johnson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church of Elm City – 7:30 p.m. Monday. The speaker will be the Rev. Ernest Barnes.
- Eastern Star Missionary Baptist Church, 718 E. Church St., Tarboro – 7 p.m. Tuesday.
- Ebenezer Pentecostal Holiness Church, 1456 First Street Extension, Nashville – 7 p.m. Tuesday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Ralph Brown.
- Power House Church of God in Christ – 10 a.m. Thursday.
- Fellowship of Praise Church, 3201 Benvenue Road – Fourth annual community “Feed the Families” Thanksgiving dinner from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday. There will be a free dinner provided to the elderly, homeless or to anyone in need or who wants a meal and fellowship. For information or to reserve a meal, call Shamonica Johnson at 903-7875 or 210-3490.
Mount Zion First Baptist Church, 320 W. Thomas St., will have a Sweet Hour of Prayer service at noon Wednesday. The guest speaker will be Archbishop James Salisbury Jr. Lunch will be served. For information, call 442-1627.
The Edgecombe/Nash & Vicinity Ministers’ Wives and Ministers’ Widows Association will meet at 6 p.m. Dec. 2 at East End Baptist Church, 928 E. Highland Ave. For information, call 985-4481 or 442-9553.
Whitakers United Methodist Church will sponsor its annual Coats for the Cold benefit from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 7. Winter outerwear will be available for all ages. For information, call 437-8751.
Mount Zion First Baptist Church, 320 W. Thomas St., will present its Christmas play and musical “Heaven Sent” at 1 p.m. Dec. 7.
Northside Community Church, 1660 Beaver Pond Road, will hold its women’s Christmas Extravaganza Festival of Tables at 6 p.m. Dec. 7. The guest speaker will be Rebecca Nichols Alonzo, author of “The Devil in Pew Number Seven.” Tickets are $15 and include dinner. Ticket required for admission. Deadline is Dec. 4. For information, call 985-2985.
A birthday celebration for Brother Joe Alston will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at Luther Chapel Holiness Church, 10778 Church St., Castalia. Groups providing the music include The Alston Brothers, The Alston Sisters and Words of Inspiration.
Pines Chapel Baptist Church of Pinetops will hold its Christmas program at 3 p.m. Dec. 14. The theme is “The First Christmas.”
New Destiny Outreach Ministries will have a “Luminaries for Christ” event from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 22 in downtown Rocky Mount behind the Booker T. Theatre. Cost is $5 per candle. For information or to purchase luminary, call 977-7000.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.