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YOUTH

Hart’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 5240 Noble’s Mill Pond Road, will hold youth revival services at 7 p.m. daily Monday through Wednesday. The guest speakers will be Monday, Elder Brandon Howard; Tuesday, the Rev. Malcolm Eatmon; and Wednesday, the Rev. Stacey Evans.

Easter programs and services will be held at the following churches:

  • Rocky Mount Church of the Nazarene – Community Easter egg hunt for children from newborns through 11 years old from 1 to 4 p.m. April 4. Children must be registered by 2 p.m. to participate in the egg hunt. There will also be inflatables, crafts and story time.

Youth Day services will be held at the following churches:

  • Anderson Chapel Church – 11 a.m. April 5.
  • Emanuel Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church, 635 Henry St. – 11 a.m. April 5.
  • Hart’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 5240 Noble’s Mill Pond Road – 11 a.m. April 5. The theme is “Serving to Save.”
  • Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, 2280 Morning Star Church Road – 11 a.m. April 19. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Johnny Neal.

The Combined Youth Department of Emanuel Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church, 635 Henry St., will have an evangelistic service at 4 p.m. April 19. The guest speaker will be Elder Bryant McNeil. The Higher Calling Youth Choir will provide the music.

MUSIC

Greater Mount Hermon Church will have a musician appreciation service for Michael “Buddy” Williams featuring George Dickens and the Gospel Disciples and two praise teams at 3 p.m. Saturday.

The sisterhood ministry of Mount Zion First Baptist Church, 320 W. Thomas St., will hold its annual Palm Sunday concert featuring Tunisia Bulluck at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Grace Baptist Church, 509 Kingston Ave., will have a gospel sing featuring Ted Jones and the Tarhill Boys Bluegrass Group at 6 p.m. Sunday.

The Tim Sutton Trio will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Original First Free Will Baptist Church, 3150 Western Blvd., Tarboro.

Anniversary services will be held at the following churches:

  • The youth and young adult choir of Hart’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 5240 Noble’s Mill Pond Road– 4 p.m. April 5.
  • The S.O.S. Choir of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of Whitakers – 3 p.m. April 11.
  • The Joyful Noise Choir of Red Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 15463 N.C. 33 N.W., Whitakers – 4 p.m. April 12.
  • Gloria Harrison and the Gospel Singers – 4 p.m. April 19 at First Calvary Baptist Church, 823 Beal St. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken.
  • Luther Chapel Holiness Church of Castalia – Eighth anniversary of Joe Alston, the One Man Gospel Band, at 4 p.m. April 19. The program Jerry Harrison and Faith, the New Melodeaires, Chozen, The Burnett’s Chapel All Male Chorus and the Greater Mona Chapel Praise Team.
  • The mass choir of Cherry Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, U.S. 301 S., Elm City – 4 p.m. Oct. 5; program features the Marvelettes.

Flame will perform with The Ambassador and Humble Tip at 6:30 p.m. May 1 at Englewood Baptist Church, 1350 S. Winstead Ave. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at door and can be purchased in the church office or at englewoodbaptist.com.

THEMED EVENTS

Hillsdale Baptist Church, 1601 Cherry St., will host a “Total Life Change” program from noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The guest speakers will be Carmolita Caesar and Carolyn Battle. For information, call Annie Steward at 314-6571.

Anniversary services will be held at the following churches:

  • St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 4000 Meadowbrook Road – 11 a.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Marcelious Phillips.
  • The ushers of Ebenezer Baptist Church, 702 W. Raleigh Blvd. – 35th anniversary at 4 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. George A. Terry.
  • Hickory View Missionary Baptist Church, 3911 Bulluck School Road – 11th anniversary of its men’s fellowship program at 10 a.m. April 4. Breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. The speaker will be the Rev. Fred Thorpe. The Shades of Harmony will provide the music. For information, call 442-1293.
  • Red Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 15463 N.C. 33 N.W., Whitakers – 12th anniversary of its pastor, the Rev. Eddie Davis, and first lady, Frances Davis, at 4 p.m. April 5. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Oliver Washington.
  • St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 900 Lloyd St., Tarboro – 15th anniversary of its pastor, the Rev. George A. Terry, at 11 a.m. April 12. The speaker will be the Rev. Claude Carr Jr. A preanniversary service will be held at 4 p.m. April 11.
  • United Fellowship Assembly, 402 S. Barnes St., Nashville – 20th anniversary of its pastor, Apostle Mal Williams, and first lady, Mary Williams, from April 15-19. Services include 7:30 p.m. daily April 15-17, worship service; 5 p.m. April 18, banquet at Four Seasons Restaurant, 215 N. Church St.; and 11 a.m. April 19, worship service. For information, call 933-6935 or 459-1990.

Greater New Life Missionary Baptist Church, N.C. 33, Whitakers, will have a missionary program at 3 p.m. Sunday. The speaker will be Dr. Terrence Jenkins.

First lady Angela Mallory-Pitt will be ordained as co-pastor of Bible Believing Ministries of Tarboro at 4 p.m. Sunday at Cherry Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 3349 Cherry Hill Road, Tarboro. The speaker will be Apostle Matthew Vaughters.

Johnson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church of Elm City will have a community fellowship service at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Remnant Christian Fellowship Church will have a fellowship service at 5 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Dennis Gunter.

The singles ministry of Marks Chapel Baptist Church, 2355 Leggett Road, will present “Waiting on the Lord” at 5 p.m. Sunday. For information, call 469-8483 or 977-6771.

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.

Revival services will be held at the following churches:

  • St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 5987 Red Oak Road – 7 p.m. Wednesday through April 3. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Danny Jones.
  • Zion Cross Baptist Church will hold revival services at 7 p.m. daily April 7-9. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Kelly Andrews.
  • Ebenezer Baptist Church, 702 W. Raleigh Blvd. – 7 p.m. April 9-10.

Easter services will be held at the following churches:

  • Johnson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church of Elm City – Holy Week services at 7 p.m. daily Thursday and April 3. The guest speakers will be the Rev. Oliver Washington on Thursday and Elder Brandon M. Howard on April 3.
  • East End Baptist Church, 928 E. Highland Ave. – Good Friday service including the Seven Last Sayings of Christ at 7 p.m. April 3.
  • Ebenezer Baptist Church, 702 W. Raleigh Blvd. – Good Friday service including the Seven Last Sayings of Christ at 7 p.m. April 3 and 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. worship services on April 5.
  • Greater Mount Hermon Church – The Seven Last Sayings of Jesus Christ at 7 p.m. April 3. The guest speakers will be the Rev. Leonard Johnson, the Rev. Ray Greene, the Rev. Samuel Arrington, the Rev. James Williams, the Rev. Douglas Leonard, the Rev. Archie Whitehead and the Associate Pastor Kevin Cherry.
  • Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of Whitakers – “The Six Miracles of Calvary” program at 4 p.m. April 4.
  • Proctors Chapel Baptist Church, 2917 Old Wilson Road – 7:30 a.m. Sonrise service and 10 a.m. worship service.

Parkwood Baptist Church, 1731 Hunter Hill Road, will have a barbecued chicken plate sale from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 11. Cost is $7 per plate in advance, $8 per plate day of sale. Proceeds benefit the church’s summer youth camp. For information, call 446-3121 or 985-9591.

The sisterhood ministry of Mount Zion First Baptist Church, 320 W. Thomas St., will hold its first annual “Hat Wearer Fashion Show” and brunch at noon April 11.

Anderson Chapel Church will hold an installation service for its pastor, the Rev. Malcolm Emmanuel Lewis, at 4 p.m. April 19. A pre-installation musical service will be held at 2 p.m. April 18.

The Church of the Open Door Baptist, 132 S. Glendale Ave., will hold a “Legacy of Love” banquet honoring Dot Armstrong Spruill at 7 p.m. April 24 at the McCarter’s Center at New Morning Star Church of Christ, 225 S. Glendale Ave. Tickets are $30. For information or to purchase tickets, call Barbara Thorpe at 908-1889, Genotre Penny-Boone at 442-8261 or Barbara Thomas at 977-0575.

North End Baptist Church, 500 E. Grand Ave., will hold its annual women’s conference at 6 p.m. May 1 at the Gateway Convention Center. The speaker will be Dr. Cynthia Hale. Registration is $35 and includes dinner. Registration deadline is April 15. For information, call Helen Hunter at 446-7755 or 904-8276.

A retirement celebration for the Rev. Florence Pender, former pastor of St. John AME Zion Church, will be held at 5 p.m. May 2 at Church of God of Deliverance, 140 E. Goldleaf St. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Michael Bell. A $20 donation is requested. For information, call Kay Thomas at 977-3451 or 813-3425.

A retirement celebration for the Rev. W.R. Burston will be held at 3 p.m. May 16 at New Morning Star Church of Christ, 225 S. Glendale Drive.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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. every Wednesday after the first, third and fourth Sunday.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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