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YOUTH

Youth revivals will be held at the following churches:

  • St. Paul Baptist Church, 1151 N. Winstead Ave. – 7 p.m. today. The guest speakers are the Rev. Raemont Pinkney and the Rev. Stephanie Pinkney, both of Atlanta. Music will be by Just Praise and the Red Budd Youth Choir.
  • Branch Memorial United Holy Church, 223 Key St., Enfield – 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5-7. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Antoine Brown of Refreshing Springs Ministries, Rocky Mount. A different choir will perform each night.

Ebenezer Baptist Church, 702 W. Raleigh Blvd., will hold a summer camp for 5- through 12-year-olds from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 14. The cost is $20 per week. Registration is accepted from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays by calling 446-2378.

Emanuel Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church, 635 Henry St., will hold a Youth Day service at 9:45 a.m. Aug. 2.

Red Budd Holy Church, 637 Cleveland St., will hold a youth service at 3 p.m. Aug. 16. For information, call Lisa Barnes at 237-4220.

MUSIC

Marks Chapel Baptist Church, 2355 Leggett Road, will mark the anniversary of its youth and young adult choirs with a pack-a-pew service at 3 p.m. Sunday. Music will be by the St. Paul Baptist Church Youth Choir. Nashya Lucas will perform praise dance. Featured soloists will be Keyshaun Cherry and Haley Jones.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 13943 U.S. 64 Alt. W., will celebrate the anniversary of its combined choir at 4 p.m. Aug. 16.

THEMED EVENTS

Vacation Bible school will be held at the following churches:

  • Beulah Church of Christ, 450 E. Beulah Road, Nashville – 6-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Saturday, and 10:45 a.m. -4 p.m. Sunday. For information or transportation, call Marylee Bass at 459-7778 or Bre Matchem at 722-6654.
  • Red Budd Holy Church, 637 Cleveland St. – 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday-July 31. For information, call Lisa Barnes at 237-4220.
  • Edgemont Baptist Church, 1622 West Mount Drive – 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 31-Aug. 1 and 10:45 a.m. Aug. 2. The theme will be “Outback Rock.” For information, call 977-7017.
  • Grace Reformed Baptist Church, 5645 Hunter Hill Road – 6-8:30 p.m. Aug. 3-7. The theme of the program for kindergartners through sixth-graders will be “The King is Coming.” Supper will be provided nightly. Participants are asked to email Cynthia Sheffield at ccjjsheffield@gmail.com so meals can be planned. For information, call Christopher Sheffield at 382-4331.
  • Rocky Mount Church of the Nazarene, 1530 Hunter Hill Road – 6-8:30 p.m. Aug. 10-14. The program for children ages 5 to 12 is “Everest.” For information, call 937-4436.

Men’s Day service will be held at the following churches:

  • Hickory View Baptist Church – 11 a.m. Sunday.
  • Branch Memorial United Holy Church, 223 Key St., Enfield – 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday. The church’s Brother Jaron Fields will speak at the 11 a.m. service. The Rev. Malcolm Lynch of Quioccasis Baptist Church, Richmond, Va., will speak at the 3 p.m. service.
  • New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 7798 Red Oak Road, Battleboro – 11 a.m. Aug. 2. For information, call Ellen Conyers at 977-0398.
  • Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of Whitakers – 11:15 a.m. Aug. 2. For information, call 443-9846.
  • Remnant Christian Fellowship Church, 1217 Williford St. – 5 p.m. Sept. 20. The guest speaker will be Alonza Martin, founder of Christian Network Center. For information, call 977-3813.

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

  • First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 825 Beal St. – 11 a.m. Aug. 9. The guest speaker will be Sister Betty Titus Daniels of Word Tabernacle Church of Rocky Mount. The theme will be “Spiritual Growth for the Women of God.”
  • Remnant Christian Fellowship Church, 1217 Williford St. – 11 a.m. Aug 9 and 5 p.m. Aug. 16. The Rev. Authurice Mitchell of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church will be the guest speaker Aug. 9. Dr. Mildred Braswell of Light of Peace Missionary Baptist Church will be the guest speaker Aug. 16. For information, call 977-3813.
  • St. John AME Zion Church – 11 a.m. Sept. 19. The Rev. Teneka Jones-Smith of Jones Shekinah Church Ministries of Kinston will be the guest speaker, and the theme will be “Women of Zion Preparing for Such a Time As This.” Women are asked to wear white.

Anniversary services will be held at the following churches:

  • Gethsemane Temple Full Gospel Church, 2050 Thomas A. Betts Parkway – 4 p.m. Sunday; eighth anniversary of its pastors, Apostle Michael U. Smith and the Rev. Jessica Smith. The guest speaker will be Dr. Matthew Tillery of Tri-Faith International Covenant Ministries of Rocky Mount. Refreshments will be served after the service. For information, call JoAnn Lewis at 907-4031.
  • Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 13943 U.S. 64 Alt. W. – Anniversary of its pastor, the Rev. Arthur Vincent; 3 p.m. Aug. 2. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Roy L. Pittman.
  • Red Budd Holy Church, 637 Cleveland St. – 55th anniversary of church ushers; 3 p.m. Aug. 9. For information, call Lisa Barnes at 237-4220.

Family and Friends Day services will be held at the following churches:

  • Emanuel Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church, 635 Henry St. – 11 a.m. Sunday.
  • Hillsdale Baptist Church, 1601 Cherry St. – 4 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Le’Marcus Alston. The church’s praise team also will perform. For information, call James Steward at 985-1975.

Homecoming services will be held at the following churches:

  • Battleboro First Baptist Church, 8612 Battleboro-Leggett Road – 11 a.m. Aug. 9. The Rev. Dayhige Wright of Living Water Baptist Church of High Point will be the guest speaker. Dinner will be served following the service.
  • Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 13943 U.S. 64 Alt. W. – 11 a.m. Sept. 20. The Rev. Daryl Farmer will be the guest speaker. Lunch will be served following the service.

Joy Community Development Corp., Greater Joy Church, Word Tabernacle, Church on The Rise, Redeemer Church, the city of Rocky Mount, the Nash County Sheriff Department, Hunter-Odom Funeral Service and H.D. Pope Funeral Home will sponsor the 2015 Family & Friends Community Festival from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Boone Street Park, 539 Eleanor St. The event will include medical and dental checks, children’s games, bounce houses, arts, crafts, choir performances and free picnic foods. Donations of canned goods will be accepted. For information, call Sadie Gore at 442-0958.

Emanuel Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church, 635 Henry St., will hold its quarterly meeting followed by Holy Communion at 5 p.m. Saturday.

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Rocky Mount, 516 N. Church St., will offer a presentation by the Rev. Kathie McCutcheon on “How Do Religious Liberals Seek and Find Refuge, Renewal, Solace and Wholeness” at 10 a.m. Sunday. For information, call 972-0221.

St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 527 E. Thomas St., will hold a F.R.A.N-GELISM service as part of its Families, Relatives, Associates and Neighbors Evangelism ministry at 11 a.m. Sunday.

Metropolitan Baptist Church, 1213 Leggett Road, will hold its eighth July Community Fellowship Carnival from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The carnival will include bounce houses, a fire safety display, a gospel sing and free health checks from the Opportunities Industrialization Center medical staff. A free hot dog dinner and snacks will be served. Admission is free. For information, call Emma Sessoms at 442-4623.

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of Whitakers will hold its annual men’s prayer breakfast at 9 a.m. Aug. 1. The guest speaker will be Brother Wesley Alston of Galatia AME Church of Nashville. For information, call 443-9846.

Upward soccer will be offered by Southside Baptist Church for boys and girls from age 3 through sixth grade. Participant evaluations will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 1 and 15 and 6-8 p.m. Aug. 13 at the church’s athletic field, 4948 Carter Road, Elm City. Registration fee is $35. To register, go to upward.org/leagues/491874978/soccer or call 446-8579.

Red Budd Holy Church, 637 Cleveland St., will hold its Community Day service and events from noon-4 p.m. Aug. 1. For information, call Lisa Barnes at 237-4220.

The Golden Years Ministry will present the play “The Old Ship of Zion” at 6 p.m. Aug. 1 at Morning Star Disciple of Christ Church, 225 S. Glendale Ave.

Hillsdale Baptist Church, 1601 Cherry St., will celebrate Sisterhood Month in August with a series of services and a women’s conference. The dates and speakers are:

  • 11 a.m. Aug. 2 – Elder Shannon Deans.
  • 9:30 a.m. Aug. 15 – Women’s conference. The theme will be “Walking in Promise, Power, Possession, Possibilities.” The guest speakers will be the Rev. Verna Daye, the Rev. Doris Lindsey and the Rev. Authurice Mitchell.
  • 11 a.m. Aug. 16 – The Rev. James Steward.
  • 11 a.m. Aug. 23 – Elder Mildred Ricks.

Emanuel Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church, 635 Henry St., will hold pastor’s aide services at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12 and Sept. 16.

Take It By Force Ministries will sponsor a free back-to-school youth dominion camp meeting from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 8 at the South Rocky Mount Community Center track. The program includes motivational speakers, cultural arts groups, food, music and door prizes. For information, call the rev. Kelvin Lucas at 919-618-0260.

West Edgecombe Baptist Church, 13821 N.C. 43 N., will hold its second annual Back 2 Christ event from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 15 and will present a concert by Christy Nockels at 7 p.m. Aug. 15. The Back 2 Christ event includes live music, free food and distribution of free backpacks and school supplies. Admission is free. Nockels is a Christian singer whose hits include “Let It Be Jesus” and “My Anchor.” A donation of at least $5 is requested of concert-goers. For information, call the church at 442-7041.

ONGOING

The prayer 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.

Old Trinity Episcopal Church, N.C. 258 N., Scotland Neck, offers traditional language Anglican vespers at 5:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month. For information, call 826-4616.

St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 527 E. Thomas St., holds Bible study at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 11:30 a.m. Thursdays.

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.

Metropolitan Baptist Church, 1213 Leggett Road, holds Bible study at noon and 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Union Missionary Baptist Church, 9853 E. N.C. 97 holds “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.

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 1st Corinthians.

Emanuel Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church, 635 Henry St., holds a prayer, praise and Bible study from 7:30 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday after the first, third and fourth Sunday.

Destiny Apostolic International Prophetic Worship Center holds Bible study and prayer night beginning at 6 p.m. Fridays. For information, call Prophetess Shareta Berry at 919-438-1473.

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

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.

The Rev. Mack E. Battle leads a special brotherhood session for men at 11 a.m. of the first and third Saturdays of the month at East End Baptist Church, 928 E. Highland Ave.

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