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YOUTH

Metropolitan Baptist Church, 1213 Leggett Road, will hold a Youth/Heritage Day service at 10:45 a.m. Feb. 28. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Charles Penny II.

The combined youth department of Emanuel Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church, 635 Henry St., will celebrate its anniversary at 11 a.m. March 13.

THEMED EVENTS

Rocky Mount Church of the Nazarene, 1530 Hunter Hill Road, will have a yard sale from 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. today and 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. A barbecued chicken plate sale also will be held from 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. today and 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Plates are $8. For information, call 904-9428.

House of Resurrection, 102 S. King St., Whitakers, will have a Couples of Love service at 7 p.m. today.

Hickory View Missionary Baptist Church, 3911 Bulluck School Road, will have a men’s fellowship service at 9 a.m. Saturday. The speaker will be Deacon Larry Parker. The Hickory View Fellowship Singers will provide the music.

Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 702 W. Raleigh Blvd., will present “Crying from the Streets,” a play about former drug addicts, alcoholics and prostitutes who once were homeless watch their lives unfold as they go from bondage to freedom, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free; donations accepted. For information, call 446-2378 or email pastorwalkernc@gmail.com.

Anniversary services will be held at the following churches:

  • Red Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 15463 N.C. 33 N.W., Whitakers – Deacons, mothers, trustees and deaconesses anniversary at 8 a.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Dennis Gunter. Breakfast will be served following the service.
  • The Church of the Open Door-Baptist, 131 S. Glendale Ave. – 33rd anniversary at 11 a.m. Feb. 21. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Jimmy Parker.
  • Luther Chapel Holiness Church, 10778 Church St., Castalia – Second anniversary of its pastor, the Rev. Lewis and first lady Galloway, at 3 p.m. Feb. 21. The program will include Bishop Jessie Yowell, the Rev. Larry C. Terry, Deacon Joe Alston, Brother Frazier Williams and the MLK Ensemble, Catina Macklin and New Visions and The Safeway Travelers.
  • St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 900 Lloyd St., Tarboro – 150th anniversary at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. March 27. The guest speakers will be the Rev. E. Ray Bynum at 11 a.m. and the Rev. Elbert Heath at 4 p.m.

Christ Christian Center, 9779 York Chapel Road, Nashville, will hold a teaching series on prayer at 10 a.m. Sunday. For information, call the Rev. Jacqueline Richardson at 459-8254.

The Edgecombe/Nash & Vicinity Ministers’ Wives and Ministers’ Widows Association will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the fellowship hall at East End Baptist Church, 928 E. Highland Ave. For information, call leading lady Deborah Battle at 985-4481 or the Rev. Frances Davis at 442-3204.

St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1217 Bethlehem Road, will hold a worship service at 6:45 p.m. Thursdays. For information, go to connecttostpaul.com.

East End Baptist Church, 928 E. Highland Ave., will host a red and white fellowship dinner at 6 p.m. Feb. 12 in the fellowship hall. For information, call Wilma Sweeney at 903-8070.

The women’s fellowship of Hickory View Baptist Church will celebrate its anniversary at 10 a.m. Feb. 13. Breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Angela R. Young. The Fellowship Ministry Choir will provide the music.

The deaconess ministry of Foster Memorial Baptist Church, 1911 S. Church St., will have a surprise recognition program at 3 p.m. Feb. 14. The guest speaker will be the Rev. James Worthy. For information, call Deaconess Clara Knight at 904-3534.

Brother Joseph Bell Jr. will preach his initial sermon at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 1213 Leggett Road.

Black History Month services will be held at the following churches:

  • Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of Whitakers – 2:30 p.m. Feb. 21.
  • House of Resurrection, 102 S. King St., Whitakers – 3 p.m. Feb. 21.
  • Johnson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 317 Beauvue Road, Elm City – 3 p.m. Feb. 28. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Jimmy Parker. Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m.

House of Resurrection, 102 S. King St., Whitakers, will have a women’s conference at 7 p.m. Feb. 24-26. A women’s breakfast will be held at 10 a.m. Feb. 27. The guest speaker will be first lady Gerenda Howard-Williams.

The young adults of Foster Memorial Baptist Church, 1911 S. Church St., will present “The Cotton Club” at 11 a.m. Feb. 28. Dinner will be served following the service. For information, call Deaconess Clara Knight at 544-3519.

NorthSide Church, 1660 Beaver Pond Drive, will hold NorthSide Nights, an interactive worship experience for teenage and college students and young adults, at 7 p.m. March 6, March 13, April 3 and April 10.

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.

St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 527 E. Thomas St., opens its food pantry at 9 a.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month for Edgecombe County residents. Participants must meet requirements and provide identification.

Union Missionary Baptist Church, 9853 E. N.C. 97 holds “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.

Johnson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 317 Beauvue Road, Elm City, will hold a War Room Bible study at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesdays. The instructors will be Dr. Helen McEachin at noon and the Rev. Roderick L. Tillery Sr. at 7 p.m.

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.

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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