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YOUTH

Emanuel Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church, 635 Henry St., will have a Youth Day service at 11 a.m. Sept. 6.

THEMED EVENTS

Revival services will be held at the following churches:

  • Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of Whitakers – 7 p.m. daily Tuesday through Thursday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Gregory Evans.
  • Anderson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 4352 Anderson Chapel Church Road, Macclesfield – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. The guest speaker will be Dr. Timothy J. Walker.
  • First Baptist Church, 8612 Battleboro-Leggett Road – 7 p.m. daily Sept. 8-11. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Wayne Hines.
  • St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 900 Lloyd St., Tarboro – 7 p.m. daily Sept. 14-16. The guest speakers will be Sept. 14, Apostle Theodore Herring; Sept. 15, the Rev. Zina Pittman; and Sept. 16, the Rev. Richard Joyner.

Homecoming services will be held at the following churches:

  • Anderson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 4352 Anderson Chapel Church Road, Macclesfield – 11 a.m. Sept. 6. Holy Communion will be observed. Dinner will be served following the service.
  • Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of Whitakers – 11:15 a.m. Sept. 6.
  • Emanuel Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church, 635 Henry St. – 11 a.m. Sept. 13.
  • St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 900 Lloyd St., Tarboro – 11 a.m. Sept. 13. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Ronnie Smith.
  • 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.
  • St. James United Methodist Church, 211 E. St. James St., Tarboro – 11 a.m. Sept. 27. A covered-dish lunch will be served following the service.

Anniversary services will be held at the following churches:

  • St. John 3:16 Missionary Baptist Church, 4000 Meadowbrook Road – 18th anniversary of its pastor, the Rev. Kenneth B. Richardson, at 3 p.m. Sept. 6. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Melvin Johnson.
  • Swift Creek Missionary Baptist Church – Ushers anniversary at 4 p.m. Sept. 13. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Elbert Lee.
  • Mount Zion First Baptist Church, 320 W. Thomas St. – 17th anniversary of its Sweet Hour of Prayer at noon Sept. 16.
  • Cedar Grove Baptist Church, 2932 S. Halifax Road – 125th anniversary at 11 a.m. Sept. 20. Elder Brandon Howard will be the guest speaker.
  • Emanuel Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church, 635 Henry St. – 17th anniversary of its pastor, Elder Dennis Battle, at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23-25 and Sept. 27. The guest speakers will be Sept. 23, Evangelist Annie Perry; Sept. 24, Dr. Lionel Moore; Sept. 25, Elder Marvin Taylor; and Sept. 27, Elder George Ward.
  • First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 825 Beal St. – Ushers anniversary at 4 p.m. Sept. 27. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Dennis Jones.
  • St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 900 Lloyd St., Tarboro – Ushers anniversary at 4 p.m. Oct. 25. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Rodney Harris.

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

Showers of Blessing Christian Center, 1740 E. Raleigh Blvd. – “God’s Jewels” at 10 a.m. Sept. 12. The guest speaker will be Patricia D. Lofton. For information, call 985-1848.

  • The Sisterhood Ministry of Mount Zion First Baptist Church, 320 W. Thomas St. – 10:45 a.m. Sept. 13. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Mary Heath Williams.
  • 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. The theme will be “Women of Zion Preparing for Such a Time As This.” Women are asked to wear white.

The Ebenezer Baptist Church Women’s Fellowship, 702 W. Raleigh Blvd., will present a hat and fashion show in memory of first lady Joyce N. Walker at 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken. For information, call Ella Battle at 977-6571 or Lillian Culpepper at 442-3807.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Rocky Mount, 516 N. Church St., will hold a moderated discussion on “Is There a Difference Between Power and Economic Resources?” For information, call 972-0221.

Howard Memorial Presbyterian and St. James United Methodist churches, will hold a kickoff Sunday worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday in the memorial gardens at Howard Memorial Presbyterian Church. In the event of rain, the service will be held in the sanctuary.

Remnant Christian Fellowship Church will hold an installation service at 5 p.m. Sunday at Evangel Christian Center, 1421 Graham St. The guest speaker will be Bishop Darnell Leach. For information, call 977-3813.

Luther Chapel Holiness Church, 10778 Church St., will hold a pastor’s aid program at 6 p.m. Sept. 5. The program will include the Mount Zion Crusade for Christ, Deacon Joe Alston and The One Man Gospel Band, The Heavenly Voices and The Christland Singers.

Christ Christian Center, 9779 York Chapel Road, Nashville, will hold worship services at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sept. 6. The Rev. Sandra Williams will be the guest speaker at 6 p.m.

Showers of Blessing Christian Center School of Ministry, 1740 E. Raleigh Blvd., will offer free classes at 6 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 6 through Dec. 27. Registration is required. For information, call 985-1848.

Abundant Life Ministries, 500 Peachtree St., will hold a “Women of Worth” conference at 7 p.m.. Sept. 11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 12 and 11 a.m. Sept. 13. The keynote speaker will be the Rev. Cynthia Brazelton. Cost is $40 per person and includes breakfast and lunch on Sept. 12 and all workshop materials. For information, call 557-1333, ext. 7.

Sisters of the Spirit Ministry of Freedom Church, 704 Arlington St., will hold a “Sister to Sister” program at 10 a.m. Sept. 13. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Ida Williams.

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

Emanuel Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church, 635 Henry St., will hold a fish fry beginning at noon Sept. 19. Cost is $8 per plate. The deadline for ordering is Sept. 6. For information or to place an order, call Felicia Lynch at 452-2310.

Remnant Christian Fellowship Church, 1217 Williford St., will hold a Men’s Day service at 5 p.m. Sept. 20. The guest speaker will be Alonza Martin, founder of Christian Network Center. For information, call 977-3813.

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.

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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