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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.


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