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Religion news, Dec. 30


Saturday, December 30, 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. Sunday.

■ Burning Bush United Holy Church, 610 N.C. 43N, Vanceboro, will have watch night service at 10 p.m. Sunday.

■ Come As You Are Christian Center, 4158 N.C. 33 West, will be open from 4-6 p.m. Jan. 7. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Jeanette B. Whitehead at 814-8089 or email at jbwhitehead7@yahoo.com.

■ Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, 1095 Allen Road, will host a New Year’s Eve watch night prayer and praise service at 10 p.m. Sunday. Breakfast will follow.

■ Emmanuel Community Unison Baptist Church, 3501 Speight Seed Farm Road, Winterville, will have a watch service at 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

■ Holly Hill Original Free Will Baptist Church, 755 Porter Road, will host a watch night service at 10 p.m. Sunday.

■ House of Judah Church of God Ministries, 3867 W. Wilson St., Farmville, will host a New Year’s Eve service at 10 p.m. Sunday. Pastor Johnny Powell and Holy Temple Church, Walstonburg, will be guests. The annual Jubilee Week services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. 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.

■ Live Oak United American Free Will Baptist Church, 1577 Rock Road, Grifton, will host a New Year’s service at 11 a.m. Jan. 7.

■ Mount Zion Holy Church, 3325 Ayden Golf Club Road, Winterville, will host holy union services at 7:30 p.m. today with Pastor Chester Beamon and Paul Chapel Holiness Church and at 11 a.m. Sunday. The theme is “A New Direction.” A watch meeting service will be held at 10 p.m. Sunday.

■ New Beginning Deliverance Center, 217 Queen Drive, will host services at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday as part of its Youth Gospel Explosion. Pastor Kera Johnson and Bethlehem Church, Hertford, will be guests.

■ Mount Zion Holy Church, 3325 Ayden Golf Club Road, Winterville, will host a watch meeting service at 10 p.m. Sunday.

■ Next Generation Church, 2506 N. Railroad St., Winterville, will have a New Year’s Eve service at 10 p.m. Sunday.

■ Phillippi Missionary Baptist Church, 2665 W. Virginia St., Simpson, will have a watch night service from 6-8 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. Sunday. The guest speaker will be Minister Anthony Herring.

■ St. Monica Missionary Baptist Church, 4882 Calvert School Road, Grimesland, will host a watch night service at 10 p.m. Sunday. Pastor Sheila Drivers of the Greater New Birth Church will be guest speaker. Breakfast will be served.

■ Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1001 Hooker Road, will host a New Year’s Eve service at 10:40 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Frankie L. McLean will speak. A men’s fellowship breakfast meeting will be held at 9 a.m. Jan. 13. The Rev. Jeffrey B. Robinson, pastor of Juniper Level Missionary Baptist Church, Raleigh, will be guest speaker.

■ Unity Free Will Baptist Church, 4301 Charles Blvd., will have a worship service at 10:15 a.m. Sunday. Life groups will not meet. The church will host GriefShare sessions beginning Wednesday. 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, call 756-6485.

■ White Oak Church, 4525 Mobley’s Bridge Road, Grimesland, will have an early worship service Sunday. The service will begin at 10 a.m. instead of 11 a.m.

■ Wynn Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 4419 Staton Mill Road, will have a watch care service at 10 p.m. Sunday.


■ Churches Outreach Network will host a food distribution at 9 a.m. Wednesday at 713 Albemarle Ave.

■ First Free Will Baptist Church, 2426 S. Charles Blvd., will host an expositional study of Genesis beginning next week. Sessions, led by Pastor Keith Gardner, will be available at 10 a.m. Wednesdays and 7 p.m. Thursdays.

■ The General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina will host a Martin Luther King Jr. memorial banquet at 7 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Tickets are $60 if purchased by Friday and $75 afterward. Call (919) 821-7466.

■ St. John Missionary Baptist Church Soul Saving Station, 2921 Briery Swamp Road, Stokes, will hold the annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, hosted by Interfaith Clergy and the Pitt County NAACP, at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 15. For more information, contact Rodney Coles at 717-9600 or Debbie Dixon at 462-1112.


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


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