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Religion news, June 9


Saturday, June 9, 2018


■ Burney’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 2628 VOA Site B Road, will have its annual women's day service at 11 a.m. June 24.

■ Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 3170 E. Fire Tower Road, will celebrate its anniversary with a service at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Rev Dennis Walston of Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church in Middlesex will be guest speaker. Vacation Bible school will be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday-Friday.

■ Cherry Lane Free Will Baptist Church, 210 Wilson St., will host its annual youth day at 11 a.m. June 17. Pastor Louis Joyner and Living Waters Ministries will be guests.

■ Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 3503 S. Walnut St, Farmville, will start its summer schedule Sunday with a worship service at 10 a.m. (an hour earlier). Men’s Fellowship the Vestry and the ECW group will resume in September. Call 714-5930 for more information.

■ Falkland Church of God, 5925 S. Main St., Falkland, will have revival services at 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. The Rev. Michael Ball of La Grange will be guest evangelist.

■ Haddock Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 1548 Ivy Road, Winterville, will host pastor's anniversary services in honor of Elder Robert Wilder at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday. Betty Haddock and Warren Chapel United American Free Will Baptist Church will be guests for the morning service. Bishop Vernon Blake Phillips and the English Chapel Church will be guests for the afternoon service. Lunch will be served between services.

■ The Life Church will have a worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Drew Steele Center, 1058 S. Elm St.

■ Mount Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 230 Boyd St., Winterville, will host a Youth Explosion event at 3 p.m. June 16. It will feature area youth sharing their talents.

■ Mount Zion Holy Church, 3325 Ayden Golf Club Road, Winterville, will have a Communion service at 7 p.m. today. Quarterly meeting and men’s day service will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Johnny Phillips the choir of of New Jerusalem Holiness Church will be guests. A Pentecost service will be held at 7:30 p.m. June 16. Family and friends day will be celebrated at 11 a.m. June 24. The church will host services at 7:30 p.m. June 25 and June 29 in conjunction with Pastor Ella Mae Murphy's anniversary. Pastor Betty Blow and Community Outreach Holiness Church and Pastor Johnny Harris and True Believers of God Church, Farmville, will be guests.

■ New Beginnings Deliverance Center, 217 Queen Drive, will have services next week to celebrate Pastor Mary V. Sheppard's fifth anniversary. Services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 6 p.m. June 16 and 3 p.m. June 17. Guests include: Overseer Sheila Driver of Greater New Birth Holiness Church, Grimesland; Evangelist Talitha Stallings and Parsons Temple Holiness Church, Hertford; Pastor Carolyn Nails and Faith Christian Fellowship Center, Spring Lake; and Pastor Kera Johnson and Bethlehem Apostolic Faith Church of God and Christ, Hertford.

■ St. James Free Will Baptist Church, 4384 W. Perry St., Farmville, will have a men's day service at 3 p.m. Sunday. Bishop Jesse Jones will speak. Dinner will be served following the service.

■ St. James Free Will Baptist Church, Fountain, will have a family and friends day picnic at 3:30 p.m. today. The church will celebrate its mothers' anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday. Elder Bennie Vines of Brown Chapel, Wilson, will be guest speaker, and music will be by the Barnes Family of Crisp Chapel.

■ St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church, 1251 Fleming School Road, will host a seniors fellowship meeting at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The guest speaker will be the former Mayor of Greenville Ed Carter. The church will host its annual Father’s Day and men's day service at 11 a.m. June 17. The Theme is; Men Standing Strong in Faith. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Empro L. Wilford of Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Plymouth.

■ Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1001 Hooker Road, 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. Graduation Sunday will be held at 10:40 a.m. Sunday. Area graduates will be recognized. Valerie S. Ashby, dean of Trinity College of Arts and Sciences at Duke University, will be guest speaker. The church will host an “Iron Chef” gala from noon-3 p.m. June 23. Advance admission only. Tickets are $8 for general admission and $5 for ages 7 and younger. Call 756-4869, ext. 202.

■ Triumph Missionary Baptist Church, 7874 U.S. 264, Washington, N.C., will host its annual men's day service at 11 a.m. June. 17. St. Augustine University President Everett B. Ward will be guest speaker.

■ Union Grove United American Free Will Baptist Church, 4182 California Road, Farmville, will celebrate its home mission anniversary at 4 p.m. Sunday. Guest speaker will be Pastor Mary Jo Atkinson of New Bethel Free Will Baptist Church,Rocky Mount, Living Hope Free Will Baptist Church, Wilson.

■ Unity Free Will Baptist Church, 4301 Charles Blvd., will celebrate its homecoming and 37th anniversary at 10:15 a.m. Sunday. Lunch will be served following the service.

■ Waterside Free Will Baptist Church, 4631 Moye Turnage Road, Farmville, will celebrate its ushers' anniversary at 6 p.m. Sunday. Elder Arnold Darden will be guest speaker, and music will be by Waterside Praise Team.


■ Arthur Christian Church, 2616 Firehouse Road, Bell Arthur, will host Vacation Bible School for students in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade from June 17-22. The theme is "Maker Fun Factory". A kick-off celebration will be held at 10:45 a.m. June 17. VBS will meet from 5:30-8:30 p.m. June 18-21. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. An awards ceremony will be held June 22.

■ The God in Greenville Movement will host an outreach event from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. today at Reade and Second streets. The event will include food and live music. GIG supporters also will ride the Greenville Area Transit (GREAT) buses in an effort to get to know people. The outreach is the first public event hosted by God in Greenville, a nonprofit, Christian organization. For more information, email info@godingreenville.com or follow GIG Movement on Facebook.

■ New Mercies Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, 2009 Pactolus Highway, will host a men's conference at 6 p.m. June 21-22 and at 9 a.m. June 23. Speakers include the Rev. Ricky Freeman of Math and Esther Church Ministries, Kinston; the Rev. Kenneth Hammond, interim pastor of Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist Church; and the Rev. Sidney Locks of Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. The church will host a men's day service at 3 p.m. June 24 with Pastor William Keys of Pines Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Pinetops.

■ The Way of the Cross Jesus Center, 301 E. Academy St., Robersonville, will host Evangelist Joyce Allen at 2 p.m. today. The theme is “Powered by the Word.” Call 217-1295 for more information.


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