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Religion news, Jan. 6


A Dixie Melody Boys concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday at Kings Crossroads Free Will Baptist Church, 2080 Seven Pines Road, Fountain.


Saturday, January 6, 2018

Editor's note: Due to weather conditions, some event schedules may have been altered.


■ Come As You Are Christian Center, 4158 N.C. 33 West, has resceduled its opening due to the winter storm. The event will be held from 4-6 p.m. Jan. 14. Light refreshments will be served. Next Level Women's Fellowship will be held at 10 a.m. Jan. 13. Basic Bible teaching will be held at 7:30 p.m Tuesdays and Thursays beginning Jan. 16. For more information, contact Jeanette B. Whitehead at 814-8089 or email at jbwhitehead7@yahoo.com.

■ Friendship Free Will Baptist Church, 182 Blizzard Road, Snow Hilll, will have quarterly meeting service at 11 a.m. Sunday. There will be no afternoon service.

■ House of Judah Church of God Ministries, 3867 W. Wilson St., Farmville, will host a gospel explosion at 5 p.m. today. Services continue at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday. 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. Sunday.

■ Mount Shiloh Misssionary Baptist, 230 Boyd St., Winterville, will celebrate the 11th anniversary of its women’s fellowship at 11 a.m. Jan. 13. Jacqueline McNair will be guest speaker.

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

■ Oakmont Baptist Church, 1100 Red Banks Road, will not have a Sunday school or a 9:40 a.m. service Sunday. A worship service is tentatively scheduled for 11 a.m. Visit facebook.com/oakmontbaptistchurch for updated information.

■ Opendoor Church, 4584 Reedy Branch Road, Winterville, will celebrate the opening of its new building and the beginning of a new year with Opendoor Conference from Jan. 14-17. Services will be held at 9 and 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Jan. 14 and from 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 15-17. Guest speakers include Brady Boyd, senior pastor of New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colo., and Jimmy Witcher, senior pastor of Trinity Fellowship Church in Texas. Visit opendoorchurch.com.

■ St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church, 1251 Fleming School Road, will host a seniors fellowship meeting at 11 a.m. Wednesday.Tiffany Thigpen, Pitt County Health Department's Community Health Assist coordinator, will be guest speaker.

■ Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1001 Hooker Road, will host the Rev. Michelle Laws at 10:40 a.m. Sunday for its first worship service of the new year. A men’s fellowship breakfast meeting is scheduled 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., hosts GriefShare meetings from 10 a.m.-noon or 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. This is a support ministry for those grieving the death of someone close. For more information, call 756-6485.

■ Waterside Free Will Baptist Church, 4631 Moye Turnage Road, Farmville, will host a service in appreciation of Elder Jimmy L. Stokes at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Pastor Tyrone Turnage and Next Generation Church wiill be guests.


■ First Free Will Baptist Church, 2426 S. Charles Blvd., hosts expositional study of Genesis, led by Pastor Keith Gardner, 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. Friday at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Tickets are $75. 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. Sunday. Visit facebook.com/kingscrossroads.


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