Right Turn will perform at 11 a.m. Sunday at Oakview Baptist Church, 2412 Arlington St.
St. Augusta Free Will Baptist Church, 701 E. Virginia St., will have a pre-Christmas gospel sing featuring Gloria Harrison and The Gospel Singers, The Traveling Angels, The Ragged Angels and Charlie Canty and Friends at 4 p.m. Sunday.
The Reservoir Store, 5696 Bend of the River Road, will hold its monthly gospel sing at 7 p.m. Dec. 13. The children from Christian Fellowship also will present their Christmas play. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken.
Whitakers United Methodist Church will sponsor its annual Coats for the Cold benefit from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Winter outerwear will be available for all ages. For information, call 437-8751.
Hickory View Missionary Baptist Church, 3911 Bulluck School Road, will have a men’s fellowship at 9 a.m. Saturday. The speaker will be Willie Battle Jr. For information, call 442-1293.
Christmas programs and services will be held at the following churches:
- Mount Zion First Baptist Church, 320 W. Thomas St. – Christmas play and musical “Heaven Sent” at 1 p.m. Saturday.
- Whitakers Chapel – Christmas service at 3 p.m. Sunday.
- Pines Chapel Baptist Church of Pinetops – Christmas program at 3 p.m. Dec. 14. The theme is “The First Christmas.”
- Mann’s Chapel AME Church, 9992 Red Oak Road, Whitakers – 6 p.m. Dec. 21.
A birthday celebration for Brother Joe Alston will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at Luther Chapel Holiness Church, 10778 Church St., Castalia. Groups providing the music include The Alston Brothers, The Alston Sisters and Words of Inspiration.
Greater St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church will hold its annual candlelight service at 4 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Leonard Thompson.
The men’s fellowship of First Christian Church, 1101 West Haven Blvd., will hold a silent auction fundraiser beginning at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the fellowship hall. Admission is $1. Proceeds benefit outreach projects. For information, call 446-4943 or go to fccrockymount.com.
In the Name of Humanity, Black Workers for Justice will hold a discussion on “The Soldier and The Refusenik” at 7 p.m. Thursday at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 516 N. Church St. The speakers will be Maya Wind and Eran Efrati who will speak on the Israeli occupation of the West Bank.
Remnant Christian Fellowship Church will hold an appreciation service for the Rev. Kevin Cherry at 11 a.m. Dec. 15.
New Destiny Outreach Ministries will have a “Luminaries for Christ” event from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 22 in downtown Rocky Mount behind the Booker T. Theatre. Cost is $5 per candle. For information or to purchase luminary, call 977-7000.
Elm City Church of God of Prophecy, 4938 London Church Road, Elm City, will have a New Year’s Eve celebration from 9 p.m. to midnight Dec. 31. A candlelight communion service will be held. For information, call 813-8100 or 919-924-5973.
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.
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 1 Corinthians at 7 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.
City of Hope Ministries, 721 Tiffany Blvd., will hold Bible study at 7 p.m. Fridays. For information, call 267-6523.
United Friendship Church of Christ Disciples of Christ, 1213 Scott St., will hold Bible study at 12:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursdays. For information, call 977-1711.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church will offer classes about Catholicism at 7 p.m. Thursdays in the parish hall. For information, call 972-0452, ext. 209, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
North End Missionary Baptist Church, 500 E. Grand Ave., will distribute free clothing for children and adults from its clothes closet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday. For information, call 446-7755.