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YOUTH

The Holy Ghost Fire Outreach Ministry, 901 Columbia Ave., will hold a Toys for Tots program at 7 p.m. Saturday. For information, call 316-8011 or 316-8012.

Emanuel Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church, 635 Henry St., will have a Youth Day service at 11 a.m. Jan. 4. The speaker will be Elder Maurice Battle. The youth choir will provide the music.

MUSIC

Christmas concerts will be held at the following churches:

  • The Chancel Choir of St. James United Methodist Church, 211 E. St. James St., Tarboro – Cantata at 11 a.m. Sunday.
  • Gloria Harrison and The Gospel Singers – 4 p.m. Sunday at First Calvary Baptist Church, 823 Beal St. The program features Charlie Canty and Friends, Jerry Harrison and Faith, Higher Purpose, Gospel of Hope, Original Bright Stars, Brothers in Faith and The Anointed Voices. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken.
  • Morning Star Baptist Church of Battleboro – Christmas cantata and candlelight service at 5 p.m. Sunday.

Benvenue Baptist Church, 2464 Benvenue Road, will have a New Year’s gospel sing featuring Curtis Hyler and Jubilation and SafeHaven from 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 31. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken. For information, call 977-1950.

THEMED EVENTS

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 1151 Winstead Ave., will distribute bags of food at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 443-2389.

Christmas programs will be held at the following churches:

  • Emanuel Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church, 635 Henry St. – 5 p.m. Saturday. Dinner will be served following the service.
  • Northside Community Church, 1660 Beaver Pond Drive – 10 a.m. Sunday. Program includes “Alleluia” by the adult choir, communion, lighting of the Advent wreath and the reading of the Christmas Story.
  • St. Paul Baptist Church, 1151 Winstead Ave. – 11 a.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be Dr. Ruth Segrees.
  • Vaughan’s Chapel Church, 7261 Vaughan Chapel Road, Elm City – 11 a.m. Sunday.
  • Ivory Hill Baptist Church, 4505 Medoc Mountain Road, Enfield – Christmas play and celebration at 3 p.m. Sunday.
  • St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 5987 Red Oak Road – “Sing With Us The Christmas Story” at 4 p.m. Sunday.
  • St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 527 E. Thomas St. – “A Night in Bethlehem” at 5 p.m. Sunday.
  • Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of Whitakers – “The Christmas Buffet” at 5 p.m. Sunday.
  • Trinity Lutheran Church, 433 S. Winstead Ave. – 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. Wednesday. Services include Blessing of Children, Holy Communion and a birthday party for Jesus at 5 p.m. and sacred Christmas hymns and Holy Communion at 10 p.m. For information, call 443-7462.
  • Proctors Chapel Baptist Church, 2917 Old Wilson Road – Christmas Eve communion service at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
  • St. James United Methodist Church, 211 E. St. James St., Tarboro – Christmas Eve candlelight communion at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
  • Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church – 8 a.m. Thursday.
  • Ivory Hill Baptist Church and White Oak Baptist Church – 10 a.m. Thursday at Ivory Hill Baptist Church, 4505 Medoc Mountain Road, Enfield. The speaker will be the Rev. E. Ray Bynum.

David Bowens will preach his initial sermon at 3 p.m. Sunday at Bethlehem Baptist Church. For information, call 443-0659.

Remnant Christian Fellowship Church, 1217 Williford St., will have a fellowship service at 5 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Samuel Arrington.

New Year’s Eve/Watch Night services will be held at the following churches:

  • Faith Family Worship Center, 4839 Redman Road – 8 p.m. Dec. 31; featuring New Grace Bluegrass Gospel and Right Turn. Refreshments will be served. A love offering will be taken.
  • Ivory Hill Baptist Church, 4505 Medoc Mountain Road, Enfield – 10 p.m. Dec. 31. Breakfast will be served following the service.
  • St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 5987 Red Oak Road – 10 p.m. Dec. 31.
  • Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church – 10:30 p.m. Dec. 31.
  • Cherry Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, U.S. 301 S., Elm City – 10:30 p.m. Dec. 31.
  • Emanuel Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church, 635 Henry St., will hold its annual New Year’s Eve service at 10:30 p.m. Dec. 31. The guest speakers will be the Rev. Charlene Battle and the Rev. Angela Curry.

Emanuel Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church, 635 Henry St., will hold its quarterly meeting at 5 p.m. Jan. 25. Holy Communion will be held at 7 p.m.

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.

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.

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 1st 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. every Wednesday after the first, third and fourth Sunday.

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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