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MUSIC

Christmas concerts will be held at the following churches:

  • St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 900 Lloyd St., Tarboro – “Christmas Carols and Spirituals by Candlelight” at 6 p.m. Dec. 6. For information, call 823-4483.
  • Mount Zion First Baptist Church, 320 W. Thomas St. – “He Came for Us All” at 4 p.m. Dec. 13.
  • The Christian Education Department of East End Baptist Church, 928 E. Highland Ave. – Cantata at 5 p.m. Dec. 13. Christmas bags will be distributed to all children.
  • First Baptist Church of Tarboro – “A Celebration of Carols” at 6 p.m. Dec. 14.
  • West Have Presbyterian Church, 1001 West Haven Blvd. – “A Service of Nine Lessons and Carols” at 7 p.m. Dec. 14. The program includes scriptural readings and works such as “Ave Marie,” “Were You There on That Christmas Night?” and selections from Handel’s “Messiah.” The program is free. For information, call 446-5226.
  • Gloria Harrison and The Gospel Singers – 4 p.m. Dec. 21 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.

Marks Chapel Baptist Church, 2355 Leggett Road, will have a music appreciation for the Marks Chapel Sunday Best Band at 3 p.m. Dec. 7. The program will feature The Ragged Angels, The Palmers Family, Tamara Pitt and Marks Chapel Ministry in Motion. For information, call 977-6771.

THEMED EVENTS

Whitakers United Methodist Church is accepting donations for its annual Coats for the Cold benefit. For information or to make a donation, contact Nancy Taylor at 437-8751 or 955-9663.

Remnant Christian Fellowship Church will hold a worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Fred Williams.

First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 825 Beal St., will hold a trustee service at 4 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. James Worthy.

The Edgecombe/Nash & Vicinity Minister’s Wives and Minister’s Widows Association will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at East End Baptist Church. 928 E. Highland Ave. Wives or widows of licensed ministers are invited. For information, call 985-4481 or 442-9553.

Hearts Haven Youth Ranch, Englewood Baptist Church and Southside Baptist Church will present “A Journey to Bethlehem” from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 5 and 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 6 and Dec. 7 at Hearts Haven Youth Ranch, 6131 Town Creek Road, Elm City. There will be biblical re-enactments, live animals, realistic scenery and guided tours. Admission is free. For information, call 245-0632.

Hickory View Missionary Baptist Church, 3911 Bulluck School Road, will have a men’s fellowship service at 9 a.m. Dec. 6. The speaker will be William Featherson. For information, call 442-1293.

Marks Chapel Baptist Church, 2355 Leggett Road, will have a pre-birthday and retirement celebration for Della Fox at 4 p.m. Dec. 6. The program will feature Gloria Harrison and The Gospel Singers. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Douglas Leonard. Refreshments will be served.

The Edgecombe/Nash & Vicinity Minister’s Wives and Minister’s Widows Association will hold its annual Christmas fellowship dinner at 6 p.m. Dec. 8 at East End Baptist Church, 928 E. Highland Ave. Tickets are $15. Space is limited. For information, contact Shirley Parker at 977-9800 by Sunday.

The men’s fellowship of First Christian Church, 1101 West Haven Blvd., will hold a silent auction beginning at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 8 in the fellowship hall. Admission is $1. Proceeds benefit outreach projects. For information, call 446-4943, email fccrm@gmail.com or go to fccrockymount.com.

Rock Creek Baptist Church, 1238 Rock Creek Drive, Nashville, will hold its live nativity scenes from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 12-14. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken. For information, call 459-4477.

Whitakers United Methodist Church will hold its annual Coats for the Cold benefit from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 13. Free used outer wear will be provided to those in need. For information, call 437-8751 or 955-9663.

Pines Chapel Church, 502 E. Hamlet St., Pinetops, will present “A Christmas To Believe In” and performances by The Stars of Wonder and The Magnificent Praise Dancers at 4 p.m. Dec. 13. Admission is free.

The Holy Ghost Fire Outreach Ministry, 901 Columbia Ave., will hold a Toys for Tots program at 7 p.m. Dec. 20. Participants are asked to attend worship services to get their name on the list for the program. For information, call 316-8011 or 316-8012.

David Bowens will preach his initial sermon at 3 p.m. Dec. 21 at Bethlehem Baptist Church. For information, call 443-0659.

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. 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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