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Religion news, Feb. 17


Saturday, February 17, 2018


■ Anderson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Macclesfield, will host a Black History Month program at 11 a.m. Sunday. A youth service will be held at 4 p.m. Feb. 24. The theme is “Following the Way.”

■ Burning Bush United Holy Church, 610 N.C. 43 North, Vanceboro, will host quarterly meeting, family and friends day and homecoming at 11 a.m. Sunday. The service will honor the memory of former members Josephine Garris, Dorothy Floyd and Zack Barfield.

■ English Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 101 E. Arthur St., will have quarterly meeting this weekend, beginning with a Communion service at 7 p.m. today. A worship service will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday.

■ Fleming Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church, 1321 Belvoir Highway, will host Evangelist Mary Brown and the Spiritual Singers at 3 p.m. Sunday.

■ Haddocks United American Free Will Baptist Church, 111 Sunset Acres Lane, Winterville, will host a musical program at 7 p.m. today featuring Pastor Charles Franklin and The Flames of Fire of Goldsboro and the Community Male Chorus. A Black History Month program will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 25. The event will include music, skits and praise dancing.

■ Pillar of Fire Holiness Church, 3398 N.C. 258, Fountain, will have a healing and deliverance service at 11 a.m. Sunday.

■ Preparing The Way Ministries, 308B Pennsylvania Ave., will celebrate the anniversary of its deacons’ ministry with a service at 3 p.m. Sunday.

■ St. John Missionary Baptist Church Soul-Saving Center, 2921 Briery Swamp Road, Stokes, will host pastor’s anniversary services at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27-28 in honor of Pastor Gregory V. Black and Evangelist Patricia Black. Guests include Pastor Jeffrey B. Robinson of Juniper Level Missionary Baptist Church, Raleigh, and Pastor Freddie L. Hyman of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Oak City. A celebration banquet will be held at 4 p.m. March 3 at Yankee Hall Plantation. Tickets are required. The deadline for ticket purchase is Feb. 25. Call 531-8088 or 830-0259.

■ Mount Zion Holy Church, 3325 Ayden Golf Club Road, Winterville, will have anniversary services for Pastor and Founder Ella Mae Murphy at 7:30 p.m. today. Pastor Mary Pippens and Noah’s Ark Father Son and Holy Ghost Church will be guests. Winter revival services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Guest speakers include: Minister Nicole Williams, Evangelist Edna Ebron, Elder Cora Battle Pastor Julia Weaver and Elder Andrew Moore. Guest musicians include the choirs of New Jerusalem Holy Church, Community Holiness Church, Mount Zion Holy Church, Community Outreach Holiness Church on the Rock and Refuge Temple Holiness Church. A youth day service will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 25 with Evangelist Cassandra Roach.


■ Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, 1095 Allen Road, will host a formal Sweetheart Ball at 5 p.m. today at the Family Life Center. Tickets are $25 each or $45 per couple and are available online at www.cmbcnc.org/​sweetheart.

■ Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 3503 S. Walnut St., Farmville, will host Bishop Robert S. Skirving of the Diocese of East Carolina 11 a.m. Sunday. A luncheon will follow in the fellowship hall. Call 714-5930 or 753-3737.

■ Koinonia Christian Center, 1405 S.W. Greenville Blvd., will host The 5 Love Languages Marriage Conference at 9 a.m. today. The conference will be led by Gary Chapman, author of the New York Times bestseller “The 5 Love Languages.” The event is open to individuals and couples. Registration is $39 each or $59 for two tickets. Visit 5lovelanguages.com/​go.

■ St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church, 1251 Fleming School Road, will host a men's fellowship ministry meeting at 9 a.m. Feb. 24. The guest speaker will be Ben Johnson of Arthur Chapel Church. A Black History Month service will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 25. Pastor Dan Lawson of United Gospel Outreach of Kinston will speak. Music will be by Tarboro's Shades of Harmony.

■ Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1001 Hooker Road, will host “Turning Stumbling Blocks into Stepping Stones,” a Black History Month service, at 9 a.m. today. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Alexa Canady-Davis, a pediatric neurosurgeon. Musical guests will be members of the North Carolina Central University WPI Mass Choir.

■ Victory Christian Assembly, 4748 Stantonsburg Road, will host a Black History Month program at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 25.


■ New Mercies Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church Ministries, 2009 Pactolus Highway, will present “The Glory Train” drama at 7 p.m. Feb. 27. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

■ The Pitt Community College Symphony Orchestra is seeking singers to be part of a mass choir that will perform in concert with the orchestra, the PCC Gospel Choir and the PCC Chorale. The concert will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Koinonia Christian Center Church, 1405 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Rehearsals will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Koinonia. Call 493-7493.

■ Wesley United Methodist Church, 2979 Wesley Church Road, Farmville, will host Four in Christ at 6 p.m. today. A covered-dish dinner will follow.


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Drivers needed

The Pitt County Council on Aging is in need of volunteers to help deliver Meals on Wheels in Ayden and Bethel Monday through Friday. Drivers will provide lunch for homebound older adults. Route delivery takes about an hour. Training is provided. Call 752-1717.

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