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Religion news, April 14


Saturday, April 14, 2018


■ Anderson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 4352 Anderson Chapel Road, Macclesfield, will host a youth and young adult anniversary at 11 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Timothy J. Walker Jr. will be guest speaker. Lunch will be served.

■ Burning Bush United Holy Church, 610 N.C. 43 North, Vanceboro, will have a “Fruits of the Spirit” service at 3 p.m. Sunday.

■ Faith Community Outreach will host a worship service at 7 p.m. Friday at Robersonville Community Center, 202-203 E. Green St., Robersonville. The Rev. Rodney Coles Sr. of Children of God in Christ Church will be guest speaker. Refreshments will be served.

■ Falkland Church of God, 5925 S. Main St., Falkland, will have revival services at 7 p.m. April 25-27 with the Rev. Bob Worthington of Vanceboro. A homecoming service will be held at 10:30 a.m. April 28.

■ Friendship Holiness Church, 5843 N.C. 43, Falkland, will have a missionary day service at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Vernice Blow will be guest speaker.

■ Holy Trinity United Holy Church, 305 N. Skinner St., will have its spring revival at 7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday. Guests include: Bishop T.L. Davis of Progressive Free Will Baptist Church, Bishop Charles Parker of Zion Chapel Free Will Baptist Church and Apostle Norbett Simmons of Deeper Life Church Ministries.

■ House of Judah Church of God, 3867 W. Wilson St., Farmville, will host a men’s conference at 7:30 p.m. today and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday. Pastor Hailey Hall and Tabernacle of Deliverance will be guests. Lunch will be served following the 11 a.m. worship service Sunday. Minister Salina Antony of True Fellowship Church will be guest at 7:30 p.m. Monday. A building fund service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

■ Kingdom Empowerment International Fellowship will host its semi-annual convocation April 27-29 at 27441 N.C. 125, Scotland Neck. Worship services will be held at 7:30 p.m April 27, 6:45 p.m. April 28 and 10 a.m. April 29. Workshop sessions will begin at 5 p.m. April 28. For more information, call 826-5029, option 9.

■ Life Changing Ministry, 2111 Dickinson Ave., will host third pastoral anniversary services at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday with Pastor Lloyd Gatling and Apostle Gary Lee.

■ Live Oak United American Freewill Baptist Church, 1577 Rock Road, Grifton, will host its deacons and mothers anniversary at 3 p.m. April 22. Guest speaker will be Apostle Melvin Murphy of Sweet Hope Church Ministries.

■ Mount Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 230 Boyd St., Winterville, will host an usher anniversary service at 3 p.m. April 22 with the Rev. Romeo Garcia.

■ Mount Zion Holy Church, 3325 Ayden Golf Club Road, Winterville, will host a four seasons program at 4 p.m. April 21. The event will include speakers and dinner. The church will celebrate holy union with services at 7:30 p.m. April 28 and 11 a.m. April 29.

■ New Vision Faith Ministries, 102 Eastbrook Drive, will celebrate the pastor’s birthday at 10 a.m. Sunday. The fellowship choir and 180 youth choir will sing.

■ Phillippi Missionary Baptist Church, 2665 W. Virginia St., Simpson, will celebrate the Rev. Barry Keith Berryhill Sr.’s second pastoral anniversary at 4 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Jeffrey Robinson of Juniper Level Missionary Baptist Church, Raleigh, and his choir will be guests.

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

■ St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 3647 N.C. 222, Falkland, will have spring revival services at 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Guest speakers will be the Rev. Daniel House of St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church and the Rev. Jeremy Parker of White Oak Missionary Baptist Church. A devotional service will begin at 7:15 each night.

■ St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church, 1251 Fleming School Road, will celebrate the 55th anniversary of its No. 2 choir at 4 p.m. April 22. The church will host a men’s fellowship ministry meeting at 9 a.m. April 28. The guest speaker will be Deacon Leroy Telfaire of Triumph Missionary Baptist Church, Washington, N.C.

■ Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1001 Hooker Road, will host a women’s day worship service at 10:40 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Anthonette Wright of Community of Hope Baptist Church, Raleigh, will be guest speaker. The church will host a Communion service at 10:40 a.m. April 22.

■ Wesley United Methodist Church, 2979 Wesley Church Road, Farmville, will have revival services at 6 p.m. April 29 and 7 p.m. April 30-May 2. The Rev. Dennis Levin will be guest speaker. A covered-dish dinner will follow the April 29 service.


■ Destined to Win Ministries, 4368 Lee St., Ayden, will host a National Crime Victims Rights Week resource fair from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. today. For more information, call 756-8246 or 531-8324.

■ Eastern North Carolina Fellowship of Christian Athletes will host its annual fundraising banquet at 6:30 p.m. April 23 at Rock Springs Center, 4025 N.C. 43 North. The featured speaker will be Greenville native Brian Blick, a former high school football state champion who is now director of football operations for the Naval Academy Midshipmen. Individual tickets are $75. The organization’s Taylor Memorial Golf Classic will be held April 30. Registration deadline is April 23. Call 327-6341, email dwall@fca.org or visit easternncfca.org.

■”Elevating the Dialogue,” a public conversation about gender and sexuality in the church, will be held at 7 p.m. April 22 at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The discussion will include various viewpoints from the Rev. Jason Lineberger, lead pastor of Ignite Church; the Rev. Jason Ebeling, lead pastor of Discovery Church; and the Rev. Audra Abt, vicar of the Church of the Holy Spirit, Greensboro. Amelia Markham, an organizer at The Reformation Project, will moderate the discussion. Matthew Vines, founder and executive director of The Reformation Project, will facilitate a question-and-answer session. For more information, visit thereformationproject.org.

■ First Christian Church, 2810 E. 14th St., will host a reception at 3 p.m. Sunday for Amy Driver, who visited India with a national group of Disciples of Christ Women. The Disciples of Christ (Christian Church) sponsored 20 women from across the country each year to travel abroad to build friendships and better understanding of the challenges that women face in other countries.

■ Immanuel Free Will Baptist Church, 317 Vernon White Road, Winterville, will host the Pure Joy women’s conference from 8 a.m.-noon today. The guest speaker will be Terri Broome, author of “The Ordinary Road: When Faith Becomes Sight.” Cost is $10 per person, and proceeds will go to the fight against domestic abuse. Visit eventbrite.com for tickets.

■ The Interfaith Clergy of Pitt County will meet at noon April 26 at New Dimensions Community Church, 1700 W. Sixth St. Call 462-1112.

■ An interfaith Holocaust commemoration will be held at 3 p.m. April 29 at Congregation Bayt Shalom, 4351 E. 10th St. The event will feature “Remembering Through the Generations: Stories of Auschwitz Survivor Alice Kern,” told by her daughter, Geri Crain. There will be a display of Holocaust traveling exhibits, a musical presentation, candle lighting and prayer readings, followed by a reception. The event is presented by the Holocaust Education Network of Easter North Carolina. Email rabbi_harley@baytshalom.org or klaichkaren@gmail.com.

■ New Dimensions Community Church, 1700 W. Sixth St., will host “Temple Care” at 11 a.m. today. The event, sponsored by the women’s fellowship, will include information for women on how to take care of their bodies.

■ New Mercies Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church Ministries, 2009 Pactolus Highway, will host a “Blessing” give-away event from 8-10 a.m. today. Clothes, shoes, appliances and other items will be available for free. For more information, call 214-8556.

■ St. James United Methodist Church, 2000 E. Sixth St., will host its annual Spring Fling community yard sale and auction from 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m. April 21. Proceeds will benefit CareNet Counseling East, Operation Sunshine, Greenville Learning Center, Wahl-Coates Elementary School, Riley’s Army and Love A Sea Turtle. Visit stjconnect.org.


■ Chocowinity United Methodist Church, 678 N.C. 33 West, Chocowinity, will host a piano concert by June Arnold at 3 p.m. April 22. The event will include praise music and easy-listening selections.

■ Haddocks United American Free Will Baptist Church, 111 Sunset Acres Lane, Winterville, will host a musical program at 6 p.m. today. Musical guests include Nu Mynistree, Junior Consolators, Deacon Prince and The New Gospel Singers, Little Willie and The Spiritualaires, Long John and The Silver Stars, Big James Barrett and The Golden Jubilees and New Soul Stirrers with Leroy “Hamburger King.”

■ Reimage Church, 3950 Victory Lane, Winterville, will host Melodies of Praise from 6-9 p.m. April 28. The event, hosted by Christian Comedian Les Long, will feature John P. Kee and New Life, recording artists Gabby Smith and Yael Hilton and praise and worship leader Michael Cooper. General admission is $30, $40 for VIP. For more information, call 717-4074 or visit eventbrite.com.

■ The Tim Sutton Trio of Winterville will celebrate 30 years in gospel music ministry at 6 p.m. April 21 at Unity Free Will Baptist Church, 4301 Charles Blvd. Guest artists will include the Gold City Quartet of Gadsden, Ala., along with Ernest Silver. Free. The doors will open at 5 p.m.


Humans of Greenville


Local photographer Joe Pellegrino explores Greenville to create a photographic census of its people.


April 22, 2018

I’m stuck with a hoarder’s memory.

My brain — my attic, if you will — is entirely too full of random stuff. Entire passages of books I’ve read. Minor details of geography. Lyrics of Broadway show tunes. Odd bits of trivia with little apparent use or connectivity.


Bob Garner

April 22, 2018


Dear Short Answers: My girlfriend has become obsessed about the way she looks, and I think it might be the end of our relationship. Every day she asks me questions about her hair and her dress and her makeup, and honestly, I don’t know and I don’t care.…

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April 20, 2018

The 14th Community Youth Arts Festival will bring 150 visual and performing artists to Greenville on Sunday, leaving some people to wonder how on earth they had never heard of this before.

The newly named festival is actually two celebrations in one. The event combines the ECU Youth Arts Festival…


April 20, 2018

“I Feel Pretty” suffers from a fatal flaw: its premise. Built around the notion that there’s something inherently hilarious — even crazy — about a woman not supermodel-thin or -gorgeous behaving with the confidence of one who is, the comedy treats its star, Amy Schumer,…


April 20, 2018

Capsules of movies playing locally. New releases are indicated with an asterisk.

BLOCKERS — Three parents try to stop their daughters from having sex on prom night. (1 hour, 42 minutes) Rated R.

BLUMHOUSE’S TRUTH OR DARE — A harmless game of Truth or Dare among friends…


April 20, 2018

The Grifton Shad Festival, Pitt County’s oldest festival, celebrates its 48th year with events this weekend. For a complete schedule, visit griftonshadfestival.com. Here are some highlights:


5-11 p.m.: Carnival rides open (also 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday)

4-11 p.m.: “Be Mo…


April 20, 2018

Gray Gallery

A bachelor of fine arts senior group exhibition will open Tuesday. The exhibit will feature the work of Timothy Bada, Brittnee Bade, Tristan Freitag, Lyndsay Hutchins, Hillary Lehman, Elysia Netter, Michael Richardson, Jordan Scurlock, John Sommer and Clinton Todd. A reception will be…


April 18, 2018

Dear readers: the local markets are reopening. The Leroy James Farmers Market on County Home Road is open from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. The Town of Winterville opened its Thursday night “make it, bake it, craft it or grow it” Market on the Square again. Hours are 4-8 p.m. Support our…


April 18, 2018

Last year, I introduced you to the widely popular restaurant Dickinson Avenue Public House (DAP House). It offers a rotating menu of inventive dishes to take you from season to season utilizing fresh produce, meats, cheeses, bread, honey, wine and other North Carolina produced items.

Head Chef…


April 18, 2018

If you like spring rolls, then you will love this salad. All of the goodness typically stuffed into a rice paper-wrapped Thai or Vietnamese roll — rice noodles, shrimp, crisp veggies, fresh herbs and peppers — is jumbled together in a big bowl of salad. The result? You might be tempted…

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