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YOUTH

Emanuel Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church, 635 Henry St., will hold a Youth Day service at 11 a.m. June 7.

St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 5987 Red Oak Road, will hold a youth retreat starting at 7 p.m. June 12. For information, call Mildred T. Alston at 459-9945.

MUSIC

Gospel sings will be held at the following churches:

  • Tabernacle Baptist Church, 1742 Ringwood Road, Enfield – 6:30 p.m. Saturday; featuring Mercies Cross.
  • Macedonia Baptist Church, 551 Macedonia Road, Spring Hope – 6 p.m. Sunday; featuring Curtis Hyler & Jubilation. For information, call 478-5880 or 883-5039.
  • First Free Will Baptist Church, 3150 Western Blvd., Tarboro – 7 p.m. Sunday; featuring the Four in Christ Quartet. For information, call Jeaneene Cook at 883-0557.

Anniversary events will be held by the following

  • The Gospelaires of Enfield – 29th anniversary; 2:30 p.m. June 7 at Smith Chapel Baptist Church, U.S. 301 North, Enfield; featuring The Friendship Singers of Scotland Neck, The Bulluck Family of Warrenton and The Happyland Singers of Nashville. Refreshments will be served.
  • Mass choir of Cherry Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, U.S. 301 S., Elm City – 4 p.m. Oct. 5; featuring The Marvelettes.

THEMED EVENTS

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

  • Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 13943 U.S. 64 Alt., W. – 11 a.m. June 7. The guest speaker will be David Pearce.
  • Pittman Grove Baptist Church – 11:15 a.m. June 28. The guest speaker will be Chief Damon Williams. A fellowship breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. June 27. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Samuel Clemmons.

Anniversary services will be held at the following churches:

  • United Fellowship Assembly, 402 S. Barnes St., Nashville – 20th anniversary; 7:30 p.m. June 15-16 at the church and 7:30 p.m. June 18-19 at the Four Seasons Conference Center, 215 N. Church St., Rocky Mount. For information, call 933-6935 or 459-1990.
  • Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 13943 U.S. 64 Alt., W. – 4 p.m. July 19. The guest speaker will be Elder Frederick Williams.

The following churches will hold vacation Bible school:

  • Ebenezer Baptist Church, 702 W. Raleigh Blvd. – 6 to 8 p.m. June 15-19. Based on John 3:16, the theme is “What’s Love Got to Do With It?”
  • St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 5987 Red Oak Road – 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 15-19. Open to all ages. For information, call Mildred T. Alston at 459-9945.
  • Emanuel Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church, 635 Henry St. – 6 to 8 p.m. June 22-26.
  • Rock Creek Baptist Church will hold vacation Bible school for rising second- through seventh-graders from 9 a.m. to noon June 22-25. The theme will be “Move.” For information, call 252-459-4477.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 13943 U.S. 64 Alt., W., will conclude its revival with a service at 7:30 p.m. today. The guest speaker will be the Rev. James Taylor.

Galatia AME Church, 320 Galatia St., Nashville, will presents a “Raindrops of Blessings” gala from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Edgecombe County Incubator, 110 Fountain Park, Battleboro. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Bob C. Pulley. Tickets are $50. For information, call 212-1602.

St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 527 E. Thomas St., will hold a Women’s Day service at 11 a.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be Vilma Leake, Mecklenburg County commissioner.

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Rocky Mount, 516 N. Church St., will hear the Rev. Joan Gelbein speak on “Spirit and Substance” at 2 p.m. Sunday. For information, call 972-0221.

Power House Church of God, 8737 N.C. 58 S., Elm City, will hold a district union service at 5 p.m. Sunday. For information, call Elder Charlie Frink Jr. at 972-2881.

Johnson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will be hold a men’s and women’s fellowship at 9 a.m. June 6. Its pastor, the Rev. Roderick Tillery Sr., will lead the men’s fellowship, and the Rev. Helen McEachin will lead the women’s. The topics are “Kingdom Man” and “Kingdom Woman.”

Hickory View Missionary Baptist Church, 3911 Bulluck School Road, will hold a men’s fellowship service at 9 a.m. June 6. The speaker will be Deacon Herbert B. Tillman. Music will be by the Hickory View Fellowship Singers.

Trinity Lutheran Church, 433 S. Winstead Ave., will hold a TLC Summer Splash program from 2 to 4 p.m. June 6. There will be games and treats. For information, call 443-7462.

Mark’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 2355 Leggett Road, will have a community yard sale starting at 7 a.m. June 13. For information or to participate, call 977-6771.

Ebenezer Baptist Church, 702 W. Raleigh Blvd., will hold a summer camp for 5- through 12-year-olds from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays from June 22 through Aug. 14. The cost is $20 per week. Registration is accepted from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays by calling 446-2378.

Emanuel Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church, 635 Henry St., will hold its quarterly meeting followed by Holy Communion at 5 p.m. July 25. The annual quarterly Family and Friends Day service will be held at 11 a.m. July 26.

The Community Sisterhood Outreach Ministry of East End Baptist Church will offer a trip Aug. 9-14 to Walt Disney World and the Holy Land Experience theme parks near Orlando, Fla. For information, call Deborah J. Battle at 985-4481.

Cherry Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, U.S. 301 S., Elm City, will hold a women’s conference at 7 p.m. daily Oct. 15-17 and 4 p.m. Oct. 19. The guest speakers will be Oct. 15, the Rev. Wanda Lyons; Oct. 16, the Rev. Thelma Lee Bulluck; Oct. 17, Vivian Washington; and Oct. 19, Venzella Perry. For information, call 236-3215.

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., will hold Bible study at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 11:30 a.m. Thursdays.

St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 527 E. Thomas St., will open 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.

Metropolitan Baptist Church, 1213 Leggett Road, will hold Bible study at noon and 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

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.

East End Baptist Church, 928 E. Highland Ave., will hold 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., will hold a prayer, praise and Bible study from 7:30 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday after the first, third and fourth Sunday.

Destiny Apostolic International Prophetic Worship Center will hold Bible study and prayer night beginning at 6 p.m. Fridays. For information, call Prophetess Shareta Berry at 919-438-1473.

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.

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.

The Rev. Mack E. Battle will lead 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.

Union Missionary Baptist Church, 9853 N.C. 97 E., will hold a study of the Book of Revelation at 6 p.m. Sundays. The Rev. C. Ray Barnhill will be the speaker.

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