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Religion news, Feb. 3


Saturday, February 3, 2018


■ Browns Chapel Holiness Church, 2260 N.C. 33 West, will host Eldress Bobbie Telfair at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 11 for a youth service.

■ Kingdom Empowerment Ministry, 1807 Dickinson Ave., will host its annual Super Bowl Sunday service at 10 a.m. Sunday. The event is sponsored by the Essence of a Man Ministry Association.

■ Mount Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 230 Boyd St., Winterville, will host a 100 Women in Red, program at 3 p.m. Feb. 11. The speaker will be Eldress Debra Simpson of Antioch Holiness Church. Delta Sigma Theta’s local chapter will be guests.

■ Mount Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 205 N. Elm St., Williamston, will have an installation service for the Rev. Cynthia Pointe at 2 p.m. Feb. 10. The Rev. Ernest Brooks III of Atlanta will be guest speaker, and music will be by Psalms 150 Praise Ministry.

■ Next Generation Church, 2506 N. Railroad St., Winterville, will have a Communion service at 11 a.m. Sunday.

■ Preparing The Way Ministries, 308B Pennsylvania Ave., will celebrate the anniversary of its deacons’ ministry with a service at 3 p.m. Feb. 18.

■ St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church, 1251 Fleming School Road, will host seniors fellowship at 11 a.m. Feb. 14. The Rev. Dorothy Hargrove of Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church will be guest speaker.

■ St. Paul Church of Christ Disciples of Christ, 4406 East Ave., Ayden, will host a pastor installation service for Elder Trudy Robinson at 3 p.m. Sunday. R. Earl Jones, presiding bishop of the Southern Assembly Churches of Christ Disciples of Christ Eastern District of America, Kinston, will officiate.

■ Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1001 Hooker Road, will host youth Sunday at 10:40 a.m. Sunday. The University Choir of N.C. A&T State University will present a Black History Month Celebration Concert at 7 p.m. Feb. 15. The event is sponsored by the Pitt County Alumni Chapter of N.C. A&T University. The church will host “Turning Stumbling Blocks into Stepping Stones,” a Black History Month service at 9 a.m. Feb. 17. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Alexa Canady-Davis, a pediatric neurosurgeon.

■ Waterside Free Will Baptist Church, 4631 Moye Turnage Road, Farmville, will host Minister James Dudley at 11 a.m. Sunday. Elder Paul Foxworth and Zion Hill Free Will Baptist Church will be guest at 2:30 p.m. Sunday as part of a series of pastor’s appreciation services. The series continues with services at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday. Guests include Eldress Sarah Tyson, Bishop Joe N. Dixon and Greater Mount Zion and Elder B.T. Walston and Sycamore Chapel. A concluding service will be held at 3 p.m. Feb. 11. Elder Ernest Gorham and True Praise Church Choir will be guests.


■ Churches Outreach Network will host a food distribution beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday at 713 Albemarle Ave. Food will be distributed while supplies last. Bring boxes and bags.

■ Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, 1095 Allen Road, will host a Black History Month presentation of “God’s Trombones,” by James Weldon Johnson, at 5 p.m. Feb. 11. The church will host a formal Sweetheart Ball at 5 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Family Life Center. Tickets are $25 each or $45 per couple and are available at the church office or online at www.cmbcnc.org/​sweetheart.

■ Covenant Church, 4015 Corey Road, Winterville, will host the annual Pursue the Passion women’s conference from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 23 and 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 24. Noelle Larson of Gateway Church will be the featured speaker, and music will be by Meredith Andrews. Tickets are $45. There are discounts for students and groups. Visit pursuethepassion.cc.

■ Dirty Vagabond Ministries will host a Mardi Gras celebration from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 13 at St. Peter Catholic Church Spriitual Life Center, 2700 E. Fourth St. The event is a fundraiser for the Greenville mission. Tickets, which include dinner, are $20 each or $30 per couple. Tickets are available at the parish office.

■ Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 3503 S. Walnut St., Farmville, will have breakfast at 9 a.m. Sunday. Hosted by the men’s fellowship, the meal will include cheese biscuits, eggs, ham, sausage and grits. Proceeds will benefit outreach ministries, including the soup kitchen. The Episcopal Church Women’s group will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday. The annual pancake supper will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 13. Cost is $5 for pancakes, sausage, and beverages.

■ Grifton United Methodist Church, 437 McCrae St., Grifton, will host a pancake breakfast from 7:30-10:30 a.m. today. Cost is $7 for all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage and beverages, eat-in or take out. Tickets will be available at the door. Call 524-4148.

■ Koinonia Christian Center, 1405 S.W. Greenville Blvd., will host The 5 Love Languages Marriage Conference at 9 a.m. Feb. 17. The conference will be led by Gary Chapman, author of the New York Times bestseller “The 5 Love Languages.” The event is open to individuals and couples. Registration is $39 each or $59 for two tickets. Visit 5lovelanguages.com/​go.

■ Reimage Church, 3950 Victory Lane, Winterville, will host a Community Date Night event from 6-9:30 p.m. Feb. 10 for ages 3 (must be potty trained) to 11. Free. Visit www.reimagechurch.com or call 355-6621 for more information.

■ White Oak Church, 4525 Mobley’s Bridge Road, Grimesland, will host a Valentine’s Gala at 5 p.m. Feb. 10. The event will include dinner, poetry, music and prizes. Call 215-1274 for tickets.

■ Winterville Baptist Church, 2593 Church St., Winterville, will host “Half Truths,” a communitywide study, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The study will focus on sayings such as “God helps those who help themselves,” and other commonly quoted phrases not found in the Bible.


■ Kings Crossroads Free Will Baptist Church, 2080 Seven Pines Road, Fountain, will host The Dixie Melody Boys in concert at 7 p.m. Feb. 11.

■ Wesley United Methodist Church, 2979 Wesley Church Road, Farmville, will host Four in Christ at 6 p.m. Feb. 17. A covered-dish dinner will follow.

■ Tarboro Church of God, 412 Shirley St.,, will host The Anchormen in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday. Free. An offering will be accepted.