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Religion news March 18


Saturday, March 18, 2017


■ Arthur Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 2632 Monk Road, Bell Arthur, will have a fellowship service at 3 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Billy Boyd, pastor of Hayes Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

■ Burning Bush United Holy Church, 610 N.C. 43, Vanceboro, will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Sunday, followed by a worship service at 11 a.m. A dedication service will be held at 4 p.m. with Bishop Ralph E. Love, presiding prelate of the Southern District Convocation.

■ Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, 1095 Allen Road, will host pastoral installation services for the Rev. Stephen Greene Howard at 7 p.m. today and at 7:45 and 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday. Guest speakers include Bishop Eunice Turner the Revs. Thomas Wilson, William C. Turner and Kenneth R. Battle.

■ English Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 101 E. Arthur St., will host family and friends day at 11 a.m. Sunday.

■ First United Methodist Church, 116 E. Church St., Williamston, will have revival services at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. March 26 and at 7 p.m. March 27-28. Ken Stalls will be guest speaker. A covered-dish supper will be held at 5:30 p.m. March 26.

Fleming Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church will have a family and friends day service at 11 a.m. Sunday. State Sen. Don Davis will speak, and music will be by Bonita Burney Simmons.

■ Holly Hill Original Free Will Baptist Church, 755 Porter Road, will have quarterly meeting services this weekend. A Communion service will be held at 6 p.m. today, followed by a worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday.

■ House of Judah Church of God, 3867 W. Wilson St., Farmville, will host a Communion service at 1 p.m. today followed by a quarterly meeting service at 11 a.m. Sunday. Lunch will be served. Pastor James Moore and Cool Spring Free Will Baptist Church of Ernul will be guests.

■ Live Oak Free Will Baptist Church 1577 Rock Road, Grifton, will host quarterly meeting at 11 a.m. Marcy 26. A Communion service will be held at 7 p.m. March 25.

■ Mount Zion Holy Church, 3325 Ayden Golf Club Road, Winterville, will have a building fund service at 5 p.m. today. The church will celebrate its 25th anniversary with services at 7:30 p.m. Monday through March 26. Guests include Pastor Rosabud Martin and Community Outreach Holy Church on the Rock,; Co-pastor Marvin Mooring and Burning Bush Pentecostal Holiness Church, Pastor Johnnie Phillips and New Jerusalem Holy Church, Pastor Johnny Powell and Holy Temple Holiness Church, and Elder Barbara Ann Telfaire and New Hope Holiness Church.

■ New Beginning Church of Faith, Stokes, will celebrate its 11th anniversary at 11 a.m. Sunday. Founder Rodney Brown will speak.

■ Next Generation Church, 2506 N. Railroad St., Winterville, will have the concluding service of its church anniversary celebration at 11 a.m. Sunday with Pastor Glenn Williams.

■ St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church, 1251 Fleming School Road, will host a men's fellowship ministry meeting at 9 a.m. March 25. Bishop James E. Tripp of Holly Hill Free Will Baptist Church will be guest speaker.

■ St. Matthew True Born Faith of Christ Church will host its annual men's day breakfast at 9 a.m. today. A men's day service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday with Co-Pastor Willis Bernard of About My Father's Business Ministries. Music will be by Moye's Chapel Men's Choir.

■ White Oak Missionary Baptist Church, 4525 Mobley's Bridge Road, Grimesland, will celebrate family night beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Charles Smith and Ware Creek Missionary Baptist Church will be guests.

■ Zion Chapel United American Free Will Baptist Church, 377 Planters Street, Ayden, will have a quarterly meeting service at 11 a.m. Sunday.


■ Elm Grove Free Will Baptist Church, 5403 Weyerhaeuser Road, Ayden, will host a pancake supper and breakfast from 7-10 a.m. today. Tickets are available at the door for $6 per person.

■ An interfaith clergy meeting will be held from noon-1 p.m. Thursday at New Dimensions Community Church, 1700 W. Sixth St. Refreshments will be served. Register by calling Debbie Dixon at 714-7063 or email deskcon2007@gmail.com.

■ Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1001 Hooker Road, will host a series of Women's Day events this month. A pancake breakfast will be held from 7-10 a.m. today at Highway 55 restaurant, 1900 W. Arlington Blvd. Tickets are $5. A lunch and learn financial wellness workshop will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 25. Pastor Eve Rogers of New Dimensions Community Church will speak at 7 p.m. March 31. Refreshments will be served from 5:45-6:45 p.m. Pastor Angelene Brinkley of St. Matthew True Born Faith of Christ Church will speak at 10:40 a.m. April 2.

■ Unity Free Will Baptist Church, 4301 Charles Blvd., will begin a 13-week session of GriefShare next month. The support ministry is for people who are grieving a death. Sessions will be held from 10 a.m.-noon or 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays beginning April 12. To register or for more information, call 756-6485.

■ Waterside Free Will Baptist Church, 4631 Moye-Turnage Road, Farmville, will honor musicians James Noble and Minister Donald Bridges at 3 p.m. Sunday. Pastor Jeffrey Wilson and St. Edwards Free Will Baptist Church of Dover will be guests.

■ Winterville Baptist Church, 2593 Church St., Winterville, will host Rise Against Hunger from 9-11 a.m. today. The community meal-bagging event is for Stop Hunger Now. Volunteers ages 5 and older are eligible to participate. For more information about volunteering or donating, call 756-5955 or visit riseagainsthunger.org.