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Religion news, May 12


Saturday, May 12, 2018


■ Burning Bush United Holy Church, 610 N.C. 43 North, Vanceboro, will have its spring revival services at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday. Elder Mardrecus Edwards, pastor of Mount Zion United Holy Church, Williamson, will be guest speaker.

■ Come As You Are Christian Center, 4158 N.C. 33 West, will host a Mother’s Day service at 4 p.m. Sunday.

■ Emmanuel Community Unison Baptist Church, 3501 Speight Seed Farm Road, Winterville, will host mortgage-burning celebration events at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Guests include Apostle Ed Thomas Edwards of Salvation and Praise, Farmville; Bishop Henry Brown of Mount Calvary Church; Apostle Jacki London of Pillar of Fire Church, Warsaw; and Bishop Jessie Jones and Dildas Chapel Church, Fountain. At 10:45 a.m. May 20, Bishop Robert Gay Sr. will be guest speaker. Lunch will be served. At 3 p.m. May 20, Bishop James Tripp of Holly Hill Original Free Will Baptist Church will be guest speaker. A day of celebration will begin at 9 a.m. May 19. Events will include a DAVE Walk-A-Thon, free hearing, blood pressure and kidney screenings and children’s activities.

■ Free Spirit Inclusive Catholic Community will celebrate its fifth birthday with a Eucharist at 5 p.m. May 27 at Unitarian Universalist Church, 131 Oakmont Drive. A pizza party will follow. Register by May 20. Call 412-3148 or email all826@suddenlink.net.

■ Good Hope Free Will Baptist Church, 2506 Mill St., Winterville, will host Mother’s Day and women’s day service at 11 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Lessie Sims of Solid Rock Christian Church, Jacksonville, will be guest speaker. The church will have revival services at 7 p.m. May 22-24. Pastor William Hudson Jr. of St. John Free Will Baptist Church, Kinston, will be guest speaker.

■ Haddock Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 1548 Ivy Road, will celebrate Mother’s Day and quarterly meeting this weekend. A Communion service will be held at 6 p.m. today, followed by a worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday.

■ Haddocks United American Free Will Baptist Church, 111 Sunset Acres Lane, Winterville, will host a quarterly meeting service at 11 a.m. Sunday.

■ Live Oak United American Free Will Baptist Church, 1577 Rock Road, Grifton, will have revival services at 7:30 p.m. May 23-25. Elder Gregory S. Messick will be guest speaker.

■ Mount Calvary Free Will Baptist Church, 411 Watauga Ave., will have Mother’s Day services at 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday.

■ Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 4284 West Ave., Ayden, will host a Mother’s Day service at 11 a.m. Sunday with guest speaker the Rev. Shontell Lane of Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church. A mission anniversary service will be held at 3 p.m. May 20. The annual women’s day service will be held at 11 a.m. May 27 with guest speaker the Rev. Faye B. Spruell, associate pastor of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church of Farmville. Lunch will follow the service.

■ Mount Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 230 Boyd St. Winterville, will celebrate women’s weekend with a breakfast at 10 a.m. today and a worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Annie Whitehead will be guest speaker.

■ Mount Zion Holy Church, 3325 Ayden Golf Club Road, Winterville, will host a Mother’s Day and women’s day service at 11 a.m. Sunday. The church will host a joy night service at 7:30 p.m. May 19 with Pastor Lionel Keys and the Living Water choir. A scholarship service and gospel explosion musical event will be held at 3 p.m. May 20. The church will have a service at 7:30 p.m. May 25 as part of its pastor’s anniversary celebration. Bishop Samuel Jones and the Purpose of God choir will be guests. A youth day service will be held at 11 a.m. May 27.

■ The New Lily of the Valley United Holy Church, 1515 Broad St., will host its annual women’s day service at 3 p.m. May 20. Evangelist Phyllis Jones of New Beginning Deliverance Church will be guest speaker.

■ New Vision Faith Ministries, 102 Eastbrook Drive, will celebrate Mother’s Day and women’s day at 10 a.m. Sunday.

■ Next Generation Church, 2605 N. Railroad St., Winterville, will host a Mother’s Day service at 11 a.m. Sunday. Eldress Mary Turnage will speak.

■ St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church, 1251 Fleming School Road, will host a women’s fellowship ministry meeting at 10 a.m. today. Guest speakers will be the Rev. Bertha Mooring and Evangeline Wilson. The church will host a meeting of its men’s fellowship ministry at 9 a.m. May 26. Deacon Leroy James of Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist Church will be guest speaker.

■ St. Monica Baptist Church, 4882 Calvert St., Grimesland, will host a Mother’s Day service at 10 a.m. Sunday with Minister Frank Haddock.

■ St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church, 1295 Mumford Road, will host an anniversary celebration for the deacons, deaconesses and trustees ministries at 3 p.m. May 20. The Rev. Frankie McLean will be guest speaker, and the Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist Church male chorus will sing.

■ St. Stephen African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, 3709 S. Walnut St., Farmville, will celebrate its 153rd Anniversary at 3 p.m. May 20. The speaker will be Bishop Kenneth Monroe, presiding prelate of the Eastern North Carolina Episcopal District of the AME Zion Church. Worship will be followed by a free community meal at 5 p.m. at the Farm-ville Community Center, 3886 S. Main St.

■ Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1001 Hooker Road, will host graduation Sunday at 10:40 a.m. June 10. Graduates are not required to be members to participate, but registration deadline is May 23. Send name, school, parents’ names, graduate date, achievements and awards and information on plans after graduation, along with a contact phone number and email address to shmbaptist@suddenlinkmail.com. The church will have a Communion service at 10:40 a.m. May 27.

■ Union Grove United American Free Will Baptist Church, 4182 California Road, Farmville, will celebrate Carolyn K. Tuten’s first anniversary at 6 p.m. May 20. Elder Arnold Darden and the Moye’s Chapel and St. Paul’s Free Will Baptist Church will be guests. The church will host revival services at 7:30 p.m. May 23-25. Pastor Laquan Rogers of Little Creek Free Will Baptist Church will be guest speaker.

■ Wesley United Methodist Church, 2979 Wesley Church Road, Farmville, will host a homecoming service at 10 a.m. May 20. The Rev. Clint White will speak, and musical guests will be Men of Faith. A covered-dish lunch will follow.

■ Wynn Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 4419 Staton Mill Road, Robersonille, will host family and friends fun day from noon-4 p.m. today. The event will include food, games and activities. A worship service will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday.


■ Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, 1095 Allen Road, will host a Mother’s Day luncheon at noon Sunday in the family life center. Tickets are $10 for ages 7 and older, $5 for ages 4-6 and free for ages 3 and younger. Call 752-4156 or visit www.cmbcnc.org. The church will host a book study/​discussion on The Five Star Church from 9 a.m.- noon on May 19. Books can be purchased at the church’s bookstore, online at Amazon or at Barnes & Noble. Call 752-4156.

■ GriefShare, a support ministry for those grieving the death of someone close, will be held Wednesday at Unity Free Will Baptist Church, 4301 Charles Blvd. Weekly sessions are available from 10 a.m.-noon or 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. To register or for more information, call 756-6485.

■ The Interfaith Clergy of Pitt County will meet at noon May 24 at New Dimensions Community Church, 1700 W. Sixth St. For more information, call 462-1112 or 717-9600.

■ Koinonia Christian Center will host “Soaring Beyond the Stars,” a fun fair for persons who are differently abled and their families, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 19 at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. For more information, contact Angela Revis at arevis@kccfamily.com or at 752-1898.

■ One Harbor Church,1605 Fisher St., Morehead City, will host Compassion International’s “The Compassion Experience” from Friday through May 21. The event is designed to take visitors on a virtual journey into the lives of Compassion-sponsored children living in countries like the Dominican Republic and Kenya. Through the use of an iPod, a headset and 1,700 square feet of interactive space, visitors will see the children’s homes, schools and markets, and hear their stories. Free. For group reservations, email changetour@compassion.com. For more information about “The Compassion Experience,” visit www.compassionexperience.com, @compassion_exp on Twitter, and www.facebook.com/​compassionexperience on Facebook.

■ St. James United Methodist Church, 2000 E. Sixth St., will host “Be the Bridge,” an information session on racial unity, at 7 p.m. May 22 in the fellowship hall. The church will host a STOP (Stop the Opioid Problem) event at 6 p.m. Thursday. The event, presented by the Pitt County Coalition on Substance Abuse, will focus on what law enforcement is seeing, along with personal stories. Pentecost in the Park will be held at 10:30 a.m. May 20 at the Town Common Amphitheater, 105 E. First St.

■ St. Peter Catholic Church, 2700 E. Fourth St., will host its Creative Fellowship Spring Craft Fair from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today. The event will include a bake sale and plant sale, along with vendors including jewelry makers, crafters, potters and other artists. Visit facebook.com/​stpetercreativefellowship.

■ Victory Christian Assembly, 4748 Stantonsburg Road, will host a free meal and clothing giveaway from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 26. Call 830-1442 to register. For more information, visit windowsofopportunities.org.


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