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YOUTH

Eastern Star Missionary Baptist Church of Tarboro will hold a Youth Explosion event featuring dance and mime ministries at 3 p.m. Saturday.

St. John 3:16 Missionary Baptist Church, 4000 Meadowbrook Road, will have a Youth Day service at 11 a.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Isaac Barnes.

The youth department of Refuge One Way Church will hold revival services at 7:30 p.m. daily Wednesday through Aug. 1. The guest speakers will be Wednesday, the Rev. Tony Flood; Thursday, the Rev. Lamone Hodges; and Aug. 1, the Rev. Christopher Barrow. For information, call 532-7412.

Emanuel Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church, 635 Henry St., will hold youth revival services 7:30 p.m. daily Aug. 6-8. The guest speakers will be Aug. 6, the Rev. Rod Edwards; Aug. 7, Elder Latoya Brewington Dickens; and Aug. 8, the Rev. Demarcus Kelly.

MUSIC

An appreciation and benefit concert for Junior Winstead featuring The Oak Grove Boys and Stephanie, The Ambassadors, The Tim Taylor Family and Northside Community Church Men’s Trio will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 2 at Northside Community Church, 1660 Beaver Pond Road.

The combined choir of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 13943 U.S. 64 Alt. W., will celebrate its anniversary at 4 p.m. Aug. 17.

THEMED EVENTS

Vacation Bible school will be held at the following churches:

  • Trinity Lutheran Church, 433 S. Winstead Ave. – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The theme is “Wilderness Escape.” A light lunch will be served. For information or to register, call 443-7462.
  • Grace Reformed Baptist Church, 5645 Hunter Hill Road – 6 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 4-8; kindergartners through sixth-graders. The theme is “Faith Expedition - God’s Treasure Revealed.” For information, call 382-4331.
  • East End Baptist Church, 928 E. Highland Ave. – Aug. 11-15. For transportation, contact Gwen Johnson at 446-5442.

Triple S Fellowship (Sister Sharing With Sistahs) will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ray of Hope Christian Center, 12120 Fisher Road, Whitakers. Lunch will be served following the meeting. For information, call 955-7893 or 977-2149.

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 900 Lloyd St., Tarboro, will have a Rainbow Tea program at 4 p.m. Saturday. For information, call 823-4483.

Arlington Baptist Church, 1500 Bethlehem Road, will have a free block party from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. There will be inflatables, entertainment, a flock market and food. For information, call 937-7729.

Light of Peace Baptist Church, 510 S. Glendale Ave., will hold its annual Women’s Day services at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday. The theme is “Praise Break!”

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

  • St. John AME Zion Church – 11 a.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Arthurice Mitchell.
  • New Hope Missionary Baptist Church – 10 a.m. Aug. 3. The guest speaker will be Evangelist Elizabeth Herring.
  • United Friendship Church of Christ, 1213 Scott St. – 11 a.m. Aug. 3. The guest speaker will be Evangelist Tachala Dawson-Hood.
  • Emanuel Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church, 635 Henry St. – 11 a.m. Aug. 10. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Rosemary Thompson.
  • Remnant Christian Fellowship Church – 5 p.m. Aug. 10. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Pamela Deloach.

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

  • Hickory View Missionary Baptist Church – 11 a.m. Sunday.
  • United Friendship Church of Christ, 1213 Scott St. – 4 p.m. Aug. 3. The guest speaker will be Elder Brandon R. Smith.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 516 N. Church St., will have a reading of two short plays by Marilynn Anselmi at 2 p.m. Sunday. For information, call 972-0221.

First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 825 Beal St., will have a deaconess service at 4 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Felix Petteway.

Anniversary services will be held at the following churches:

  • The dance ministry of St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 5987 Red Oak Road – 4 p.m. Sunday.
  • The ushers of the Church of the Open Door Baptist, 132 S. Glendale Ave. – 5 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. James Williams.
  • Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 13943 U.S. 64 Alt. W. – 14th anniversary of its pastor, the Rev. Arthur Vincent, at 3 p.m. Aug. 3. The guest speaker will be Elder Frederick Williams.
  • The ushers and hospitality ministry of St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 5987 Red Oak Road – 3 p.m. Aug. 24. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Gregory Evans.

Trinity Lutheran Church will hold its eighth annual Community Worship Series at 6 p.m. at the following churches. Offering proceeds benefit the ministry of My Sister’s House. For information, call 443-7462.

  • Sunday – Lakeside Baptist Church, the Rev. Garland Jones.
  • Aug. 3 – Greater Love Christian Church, the Rev. Alice Johnson-Curl.

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church will hold a women’s conference at 7 p.m. daily Tuesday through Thursday. The guest speakers will be Tuesday, the Rev. Zina Pittman; Wednesday, the Rev. Matissia W. Everette; and Thursday, Dr. Doris Ragsdale.

Metropolitan Baptist Church, 1213 Leggett Road, will hold its seventh community carnival from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Admission is free.

Ray of Hope Christian Center, 12120 Fisher Road, Whitakers, will hold its annual R.A.Y. conference at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Aug. 1. The annual R.A.Y. Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 2. For information, call 437-4700.

Morning Star Church of Christ, 225 Glendale Ave., will have a yard sale from 6:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 2 inside the fellowship hall.

Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, 844 Star St., will have a clothing giveaway beginning at 8 a.m. Aug. 2.

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 900 Lloyd St., Tarboro, will hold a flea market from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 9 at The Oakland House. There will be clothes, toys and housewares. Vendor spaces available for $5. For information or to reserve a table, contact Doris Marshburn at 458-3299 or Hilda Morris at 563-5561.

St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 5987 Red Oak Road, will have a Family and Friends Day service at 11 a.m. Aug. 17. A Family and Friends Day celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 16.

The Bread of Life Christian Center, 907 Holly St., will hold its annual Community Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 23.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 13943 U.S. 64 Alt. W., will hold a deacon ordination service for Donald Knight at 4 p.m. Sept. 7.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 13943 U.S. 64 Alt. W., will hold its homecoming service at 11 a.m. Sept. 21. Dinner will be served following the service.

St. James United Methodist Church of Tarboro will hold a holiday bazaar Nov. 15. Vendor spaces are available for $25. For information, contact Jeff O’Neil at 377-5491.

The Edgecombe/Nash & Vicinity Ministers’ Wives and Ministers’ Widows Association is seeking ministers’ wives and ministers’ widows to be a part of the association for the 2014-15 year. Membership enrollment is open to all ministers’ wives and widows who are licensed to a minister of the gospel. For information, call Deborah J. Battle at 985-4481 or the Rev. Katie McClain at 442-9553.

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.

Emanuel Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church, 635 Henry St., will hold a prayer, praise and Bible study from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month.

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.

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.

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