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YOUTH

St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 527 E. Thomas St., will have a Youth Day service at 11 a.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Felix Morgan Jr.

Fall festivals will be held at the following churches:

  • Union Missionary Baptist Church – 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 25. There will be games, face painting, a hayride and a marshmallow roast. For information, call 977-9772.
  • Proctors Chapel Baptist Church, 2917 Old Wilson Road – 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 25. There will be games, prizes and food. For information, call 446-3683.
  • Oakdale Baptist Church, 13037 U.S. 64 Alt. W. – 5 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 31. There will be candy and food. Costumes are permitted. For information, call 442-6587.
  • Showers of Blessing Christian Center and Love Church, 406 Cokey Road – Hallelujah Night for ages 2-11 from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31. There will be candy, games, prizes and food. Dress up is allowed but no scary costumes. For information, call 985-1848.
  • Bread of Life Christian Church and Community Center, 907 E. Holly St. – Hallelujah Night from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31. There will be candy, games, prizes, clothes giveaway and food. For information, call 446-6628 or go to breadofliferm.org.
  • Church on the Rise, 3520 Bishop Road – 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 31. There will be a hayride, games, a chili cook-off, inflatables and food. For information, call 972-7473 or go to churchontherise.org.
  • Battleboro United Methodist Church – Fall festival and bazaar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 1. There will be inflatables, games, face painting, contests and vendors. Vendor spaces available. For information, call 904-0096.

First Baptist Church childcare and preschool is accepting applications for the 2014 school year. The church offers Christian care with a Bible-based curriculum with drop-in and after-school care available with pickup services. For information, call 446-7416 or go to fbcrm.org.

MUSIC

Anniversary services will be held at the following churches:

  • The male chorus of Hart’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 5240 Nobles Mill Pond Road – 4 p.m. Saturday.
  • The gospel choir of Swift Creek Missionary Baptist Church, 2480 Swift Creek School Road, Whitakers – 31st anniversary at 6 p.m. Saturday.
  • The gospel choir of Anderson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church – 4 p.m. Sunday.
  • The mass choir of First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 825 Beal St. – 4 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Stacy Evans.
  • Charlie Canty and Friends – Fourth anniversary at 4 p.m. Nov. 1 at Redd Budd Church, 736 Cleveland St. Admission is free.
  • Ray of Hope Christian Center, 12120 Fisher Road, Whitakers – Musicians anniversary at 4 p.m. Nov. 15.

Musician appreciation services will be held at the following churches:

  • Luther Chapel Holiness Church, 10778 Church St., Castalia – 4 p.m. Sunday. The program includes George Alston, Harvey Robinson and The Heavenly Beams, The Soul Travelers and Joe Alston and The One Man Band.
  • Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 13943 U.S. 64 Alt. – Service for Marletha Muhammad at 4 p.m. Nov. 16.

THEMED EVENTS

Sandy Cross United Methodist Church will hold its annual barbecued chicken and bake sale from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the Coopers Ruritan Club Building, 6084 S. N.C. 58, Nashville. Plates are $7 each.

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 438-8751.

Anniversary services will be held at the following churches:

  • Remnant Christian Fellowship Church, 1217 Williford St. – 17th anniversary at 7 p.m. today, 6 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday. The guest speakers will be today, Apostle Collins Kornegay; Saturday, Apostle Emma Dickens; Sunday, the Rev. Doris Lindsey at 11 a.m. and the Rev. Thomas and Nadene Tucker at 5 p.m.
  • Plumbline United Holy Church, 1711 Drapers Road, Enfield – Preanniversary service for its pastor, Elder Phillip G. Rountree, at 7:30 p.m. today and anniversary service at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. The guest speakers will be Apostle Ed Edwards on today and Elder Clifton Ruffin on Sunday.
  • Hickory View Missionary Baptist Church – 4 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Richard Battle.
  • The usher board of Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church – 4 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Linwood Euells.
  • The ushers and nurses of Pittman Grove Missionary Baptist Church – 4 p.m. Sunday. Clay Johnson and Unity will provide the music.
  • St. Paul Baptist Church, 421 S. McDaniel St., Enfield – 4 p.m. Sunday.
  • Pine Chapel Baptist Church – 20th anniversary of its pastor, the Rev. Robert G. Hedgepeth, at 11 a.m. Oct. 26. The guest speaker will be Dr. Nilous Avery II.
  • St. John AME Zion Church, 250 Atlantic Ave. – 129th anniversary at 11 a.m. Oct. 26. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Walter Walker. A fellowship dinner will be served following the service.

St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church Senior Usher Ministry will hold a breast cancer awareness breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at 100 St. Patrick St., Tarboro. The guest speaker will be Zita Darlene Smith. Donation of $10 requested. For information, call 469-9888 or 813-1207.

Nashville Baptist Church, 512 E. Washington St., Nashville, will hold a Family Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. There will be inflatables, games and food. Admission is free. For information, call 459-3403.

Johnson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church of Elm City will have an Avon female fellowship program at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The guest speaker will be Dr. Audrey Lucille Battle.

Homecoming services will be held at the following churches:

  • Macedonia Baptist Church, 551 Macedonia Road, Spring Hope – 10 a.m. Sunday. The speaker will be the Rev. John Hamm. The Carlson Trio will provide the music. Dinner will be served following the service. For information, call 478-5880 or 883-5039.
  • Johnson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church of Elm City – 11 a.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Tommie Wells Jr. Dorothy Barnes and The Bells of Joy will provide the music.
  • St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 5987 Red Oak Road – 11 a.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Darryl Crump.
  • Proctors Chapel Baptist Church, 2917 Old Wilson Road – 10 a.m. Oct. 26. The speaker will be the Rev. Royce Williams.
  • Bethlehem Baptist Church, 305 S. Halifax Road – 10:45 a.m. Oct. 26. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Michael Noel. For information, call 443-0659.

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

  • Metropolitan Baptist Church, 1213 Leggett Road – 10:45 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Dennis Jones will be the guest speaker at 4 p.m.
  • Hart’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 5240 Nobles Mill Pond Road – 11 a.m. Sunday. The speaker will be the Rev. Elijah R. Harris Jr.
  • Hillsdale Baptist Church, 1601 Cherry St., will have a Men’s Day service at 11 a.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be Charles Williams.

Revival services will be held at the following churches:

  • Benvenue Baptist Church, 2464 Benvenue Road – 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. daily Monday through Wednesday. The guest speaker will be Evangelist Royce Williams. For information, call 977-1950.
  • St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 527 E. Thomas St. – 7 p.m. daily Tuesday through Thursday.
  • Mount Zion First Baptist Church, 320 W. Thomas St. – 7 p.m. daily Wednesday through Oct. 24. The guest speaker will be Dr. R. Lee Johnson. For information, call 442-1627.

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Rocky Mount, 516 N. Church St., will have a discussion on “What Does it Mean to Live in the South?” at 2 p.m. Sunday. For information, call 972-0221.

Nashville United Methodist Church, 209 E. Washington St., Nashville, offers DivorceCare, a support group for people going through separation and divorce, at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. For information, contact Kathy Smallwood at 459-1878.

The East End Community Sisterhood Outreach Ministry, 928 E. Highland Ave., will hold its fall session from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Oct. 29. The topic is “Sisters United in Prayer.”

Conferences will be held at the following churches:

  • Ministering in His Glory – 7:30 p.m. daily Wednesday through Oct. 25 at House of Liberty, 302 N. Second St., Pinetops. The guest speakers will be Bishop-Elect Ardean D. Eason, Apostle Maurice Garrett, the Rev. Mary Jo Atkinson, the Rev. Mattie Richardson and the Rev. Pamela J. Calhoun.
  • Interdenominational Christian Youth Retreat – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Oct. 24 and 5 p.m. Oct. 26 at Community Christian Fellowship Center. The speakers will be Wednesday, the Rev. William T. Cobb; Thursday, Elder Saquan Smith; Oct. 24, Bishop Gregory K. Hargrave; and Oct. 26, Bishop Antony W. Slater. A concert featuring The N.C. Voices of Victory from Roanoke Rapids and Dr. Ron Bigelow and the Interdenominational Fellowship Choir will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 25.
  • Abundant Life Ministries, 500 Peachtree St. – Women of Worth at 7 p.m. Oct. 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 25 and 11 a.m. Oct. 26. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Jennifer Spratley. Cost is $35 and includes continental breakfast and lunch for Oct. 25 and workshop materials. For information, call 557-1333, ext. 7.
  • Sixth annual Ladies in Pink luncheon and conference – Oct. 26-27. Activities include 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 26, luncheon at Four Seasons Restaurant, 209 N. Church St. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Addie H. Rawls; and 11 a.m. Oct. 27, worship service at East End Baptist Church, 928 E. Highland Ave. Breast cancer survivors will be honored. For information or to register, call 446-5442.

Anderson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will sponsor a Sunday School workshop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 25. The facilitator will be Dr. David Groves. Registration will be held at 8:15 a.m. Preregistration required by Oct. 20.

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church will have a Senior Circle program at 3 p.m. Oct. 26.

The Edgecombe/Nash & Vicinity Minister’s Wives and Minister’s Widows Association will meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 3 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.

The Edgecombe/Nash & Vicinity Minister’s Wives and Minister’s Widows Association will celebrate its fifth annual Founder’s Day at 5 p.m. Nov. 8 at the R.T. McCarter Family Life Center. The guest speaker will be Dr. Shirley Alexander-Hart. Tickets are $25. For information or tickets, contact Shirley Parker at 977-9800.

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.

Howard Memorial Presbyterian Church will hold its community Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m. Nov. 23. Attendees are asked to bring a canned good. Canned goods and the offering will benefit the Tarboro Community Outreach Center. For information, contact the Rev. Kristina Yeatts at 823-3783.

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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