Religion news, Dec. 23
Saturday, December 23, 2017
■ Burney’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 2628 VOA Site B Road, will have a New Year’s Eve watch meeting service at 10 p.m. Dec. 31.
■ Burning Bush United Holy Church, 610 N.C. 43, Vanceboro, will have a Christmas Eve service at 11 a.m. Sunday.
■ Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, 1095 Allen Road, will have a Christmas Eve service at 10 a.m. Sunday. A New Year’s Eve prayer and praise watch night service will be held at 10 p.m. Dec. 31.
■ Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 3505 S. Walnut St., Farmville, will host a morning prayer at 11 a.m. Sunday. A Christmas Eve service will be held at 11 p.m. Sunday. Music will be by guest organist Dayton Vesper.
■ First Presbyterian Church, 1400 S. Elm St., will have a worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday. Christmas Eve services will be held at 5, 7 and 11 p.m. Sunday.
■ Good Hope Free Will Baptist Church, 2506 Mill St., Winterville, will have a worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school will begin at 8:45 a.m.
■ House of Judah Church of God Ministries, 3867 W. Wilson St., Farmville, will host a New Year’s Eve service at 10 p.m. Dec. 31. Pastor Johnny Powell and Holy Temple Church, Walstonburg, will be guests. The annual Jubilee Week services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 1-5. Guests include Pastor Terry Cobb and Greater Peace United Holiness Church, Kinston; Bishop Michael Deloatch and Increasing Faith Ministry, Rocky Mount; Pastor Ella Murphy and Mount Zion Holiness Church; Minister Rayvon Roundtree and Devout Praise Church; and Pastor Gregory Messick and Little Creek United African Free Will Baptist Church. A gospel explosion will begin at 5 p.m. Jan. 6. Services continue at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Jan. 7. Lunch will follow the morning service, and Bishop Levi Murray and Jobe’s Chapel Church will be guests for the afternoon service.
■ Last Days Harvest Church of God in Christ, 3192 E. 10th St., will have Christmas Eve service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. Transportation is available. Call 679-1501.
■ The Memorial Baptist Church, 1510 S.E. Greenville Blvd., will host a candlelight Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. Sunday.
■ Mount Zion Holy Church, 3325 Ayden Golf Club Road, Winterville, will have a youth day service at 11 a.m. Sunday. Elder Katherine Moore will speak. The church will host holy union services at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 30 with Pastor Chester Beamon and Paul Chapel Holiness Church and at 11 a.m. Dec. 31. The theme is “A New Direction.” A watch meeting service will be held at 10 p.m. Dec. 31.
■ New Vision Faith Ministries,102 Eastbrook Drive, will have a Christmas Day service at 9 a.m. Monday. Music will be by the male chorus.
■ Next Generation Church, 2506 N. Railroad St., Winterville, will host a Christmas Eve service at 9 a.m. Sunday.
■ Oakmont Baptist Church, 1100 Red Banks Road, will host Christmas Eve services at 5 and 7 p.m. Sunday.
■ St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church 1251 Fleming School Road, will have a New Year’s Eve watch night service at 10:30 p.m. Dec. 31. The guest speaker will be Minister Anthony Herring.
■ St. Matthew True Born Faith of Christ Church, 601 Norris St., will have a worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday.
■ Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1001 Hooker Road, will host a Christmas Eve Communion service at 9 a.m. Sunday. A New Year’s Eve service will be held at 10:40 a.m. Dec. 31.
■ Unity Free Will Baptist Church, 4301 Charles Blvd., will have worship services at 10:15 a.m. Sunday and Dec. 31. Life groups will not meet. The church will host GriefShare sessions beginning Jan. 3. This is a support ministry for those grieving the death of someone close. Sessions are offered from 10 a.m.-noon or 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. For more information or to register, call 756-6485.
■ First Free Will Baptist Church, 2426 S. Charles Blvd., will host an expositional study of Genesis beginning Jan. 3-4. Sessions, led by Pastor Keith Gardner, will be available at 10 a.m. Wednesday and 7 p.m. Thursdays.
■ St. Peter’s Church of Christ Disciples of Christ, 2688 Seven Pines Road, will host an American Red Cross blood drive from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. today in the fellowship hall. For an appointment or more information, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org.