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Religion news, May 19


Saturday, May 19, 2018


■ Burning Bush United Holy Church, 610 N.C. 43 North, Vanceboro, will have quarterly meeting at 11 a.m. Sunday.

■ Carson Memorial Pentecostal Holiness Church, 1710 Pactolus Highway, will have its annual homecoming service at 11 a.m. Sunday. The group Unshackled will be musical guests. Lunch will be served.

■ Come As You Are Christian Center, 4158 N.C. 33 West, will host its annual mothers and daughters conference at 5 p.m. today. Evangelist Latina Teel will be guest speaker. Refreshments will be served. A men's fellowship meeting will be held at 9 a.m. May 26 with Minister Lonnie Whitehead. A light breakfast will be served.

■ Crisp Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, Crisp, will have a women's day service at 11 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Mary Atkinson and Living Hope Church will be guests.

■ Emmanuel Community Unison Baptist Church, 3501 Speight Seed Farm Road, Winterville, will host Bishop Robert Gay Sr. at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Lunch will be served. At 3 p.m., 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. today. Events will include a DAVE Walk-A-Thon, free hearing, blood pressure and kidney screenings and children’s activities.

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

■ 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 have revival services at 7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. 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 host Elder Walter C. Blount and St. James Free Will Baptist Church, Fountain, at 3 p.m. Sunday as part of its pastor's anniversary services.

■ Holly Hill Original Free Will Baptist Church, 755 Porter Road, will host spring revival services at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday-Friday. Bishop Arinzor Blue, pastor of Faith Temple No. 1, East Orange, N.J., and Faith Temple Extension Church, Wilson, will be guest speaker. Members of the Middle Eastern District Tabernacle Choir will be musical guests on Friday.

■ House of Judah Church of God Ministries, 3867 W. Wilson St., Farmville, will host a men's fellowship meeting at 10 a.m. today, followed by a Flamboyant Women's meeting at 1 p.m. Pastor James Heath and James Memorial Church of Washington, D.C., will be guests for a fellowship service at 11 a.m. Sunday. Lunch will follow. At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Pastor Ella Murphy and Mount Zion Holiness Church will be guests for a building fund service. At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Pastor W.C. Elliott and St. Rest Church will be guests for a service held as part of the pastor's anniversary celebration.

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

■ Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 4284 West Ave., Ayden, will host a mission anniversary service at 3 p.m. Sunday. 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 Zion Holy Church, 3325 Ayden Golf Club Road, Winterville, will host a joy night service at 7:30 p.m. today with Pastor Lionel Keys and the Living Water choir. A scholarship service and gospel explosion musical event will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday. The church will have a service at 7:30 p.m. Friday 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. Sunday. Evangelist Phyllis Jones of New Beginning Deliverance Church will be guest speaker.

■ New Mercies Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, 2009 Pactolus Highway, will host a Pentecost service at 10 a.m. Sunday.

■ St. James United Methodist Church, 2000 E. Sixth St., will host a Pentecost celebration at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

■ St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church, 1251 Fleming School Road, 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. Matthew True Born Faith of Christ Church, 601 Norris St., will celebrate its annual family and friends day at 11 a.m. Sunday. Lunch will be served following the service.

■ St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church, 1295 Mumford Road, will host an anniversary celebration for the deacons, deaconesses and trustees ministries at 3 p.m. Sunday. 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. Sunday. 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 Farmville Community Center, 3886 S. Main St.

■ Selvia Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 400 Watauga Ave., will have women's day at 11 a.m. Sunday. Elder Katrina Phillips of Philippi Church will be guest speaker.

■ 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 Wednesday. 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. A men's day event, featuring Ernest Silver in concert, will be held at 4 p.m. June 3. The church will host a “Building a House of Prayer” seminar from noon-1 p.m. Tuesdays in June. Interim Pastor Kenneth R. Hammond will be the facilitator.

■ Union Grove United American Free Will Baptist Church, 4182 California Road, Farmville, will celebrate Carolyn K. Tuten’s first anniversary at 6 p.m. Sunday. 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. Wednesday-Friday. Pastor Laquan Rogers of Little Creek Free Will Baptist Church will be guest speaker.

■ Warren Chapel United American Free Will Baptist Church, 2864 Speight Seed Farm Road, Winterville, will host its 10th pastor appreciation service for Elder Betty Haddock at 11 a.m. June 3. Bishop Billy R. Anderson and the Northwest A Conference, Trenton, will be guests. A celebration banquet will be held at 7 p.m. June 2 at the Hilton Greenville, 207 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Tickets are $25. The theme is "The Legacy Continues through a Decade of Service.”

■ Waterside Church, 4631 Moye Turnage Road, Farmville, will host Elder Travonte Ham and the Anointed Grahams for its choir and trustees service at 7 p.m. Monday. Services continue at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday with Pastor Freddie Williams and Atmosphere of Praise, Wilson, and Elder Arthur Robinson of Maury Chapel. The annual men's day service will be held at 4 p.m. May 27 with Pastor Steve Speight and Crisp Chapel.

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


■ Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, 1095 Allen Road, will host a book study/​discussion on The Five Star Church from 9 a.m.- noon today. Books can be purchased at the church’s bookstore, online at Amazon or at Barnes & Noble. Call 752-4156.

■ The Interfaith Clergy of Pitt County will meet at noon Thursday 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. today at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. For more information, contact Angela Revis at arevis@kccfamily.com or at 752-1898.

■ A Night of Worship and Prayer with Ernest Silver and family will be held from 6-8 p.m. today at The Biscuit & The Bean Cafe, 168 Beacon Drive, Winterville. Guests include Samuel Speight and Andro Brown. Free but donations accepted.

■ New Vision Faith Ministries, 102 Eastbrook Drive, will celebrate youth super weekend at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with poetry, Scriptures, oratory and singing.

■ One Harbor Church,1605 Fisher St., Morehead City, will host Compassion International’s “The Compassion Experience” through Monday. 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. Paul Pentecostal Holiness Church, 3251 E. 10th St., will have an indoor yard sale from 7-11 a.m. today

■ 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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