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Religion news, June 23


Saturday, June 23, 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. Sunday.

■ Clemon’s Grove Holiness Church, 3816 Sheppard Mill Road, Stokes, will have a women’s day service at 11 a.m. Sunday with Evangelist Maxine Perkins.

■ Come As You Are Christian Center, 4158 N.C. 33 West, will host its Community Outreach Fun Day from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. today. Revival services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday. Guests include Apostle Gail Speight of Abundant Life Ministry and Pastor Tyrone Turnage of Next Generation Church. The theme is “A Call to Repentance.”

■ Haddocks United American Free Will Baptist Church, 111 Sunset Acres Lane, Winterville, will celebrate its mothers’ anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday. Eldress Lillie Barnhill and Good Hope Church will be guests. Music will be by the anointed Graham Singers. The church will host vacation Bible school at 6 p.m. Wednesday-Friday. The theme is “Polar Blast: Where Jesus’ Love is Cool.”

■ House of Judah Church of God Ministries, 3867 W. Wilson St., Farmville, will host a 32nd anniversary celebration at 4 p.m. today for the Mighty Gospel Lites. A pastor’s aid program with Evangelist Annie Bradberry and Davis Chapel Church, Lucama, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

■ Live Oak United American Free Will Baptist Church, 1577 Rock Road, Grifton, will have quarterly meeting, Communion and family and friends day at 11 a.m. Sunday. Graduates will be recognized.

■ Mount Zion Holy Church, 3325 Ayden Golf Club Road, Winterville, will have family and friends day at 11 a.m. Sunday. The church will host services at 7:30 p.m. Monday and Friday 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.

■ St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church, 1251 Fleming School Road, will host a men’s fellowship meeting at 9 a.m. today. The Rev. Johnny Sherrod of Christian Community Free Will Baptist Church, Bethel, will be guest speaker. The church will host a seniors fellowship 15th anniversary celebration at 11 a.m. July 11.

■ Union Grove United American Free Will Baptist Church, 4182 California Road, Farmville, will celebrate its deacons and trustees day at 3 p.m. Sunday with Bishop Jessie Jones and Rouse’s Abundant Life Ministries. The church will celebrate quarterly meeting at 11 a.m. July 1.

■ Waterside Free Will Baptist Church, 4631 Moye Turnage Road, Farmville, will have a Monday night fire service at 7 p.m. Monday with Michele Nelson of Kingdom Entity Apostolic Ministries, Hassell.

■ Wesley Methodist Church, 2979 Wesley Church Road, Farmville, will have a worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday. Music will be by David Taylor.


■ Holy Ghost Deliverance Church, 464 Chicod St., Grimesland, will host 2018 Youth Explosion at 9 a.m. today. The event will include panel discussions about love, confidence in God, millennials, sex and money. Registration fee is $10 each. Call 754-234-4396.

■ House of Pentecost Ministries will host “The Reason Why We Sing,” a music workshop, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. June 30 at the East Carolina Heart Institute, 115 Heart Drive. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. A choir session will be led by Dorothea Taylor, and a praise and worship session will be led by Ahji Cook. Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth. Tickets at the door are $15 and $7. A concert will follow at 6 p.m. June 30 at Hendrix Theater on the ECU campus. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. For more information, call 347-9597.

■ Koinonia Christian Center Church, 1405 S.W. Greenville Blvd., will host a citywide baptism at 5 p.m. today. This free event is for individuals who are not members of a church but want to follow Jesus’ example of being baptized as a symbol of their commitment to the Christian faith. Visit www.kccfamily.com or call the church at 752-1898 to register.

■ The Life Church will host a car wash from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. June 30 at Advance Auto Parts, 653 S. Memorial Drive.

■ Mount Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 230 Boyd St., Winterville, will have men’s day at 3 p.m. July 1.

■ New Mercies Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, 2009 Pactolus Highway, will host a men’s conference at 9 a.m. today with the Rev. Sidney Locks of Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. The church will host a men’s day service at 3 p.m. Sunday with Pastor William Keys of Pines Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Pinetops.

■ The Salvation Army, 2718 S. Memorial Drive, has canceled the Disaster Preparedness Expo that was scheduled for today. The event will be rescheduled.

■ 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. The church will host a communion service at 10:40 a.m. Sunday.

■ York Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, 201 Tyson St., will host a parade of hats, presented by the Women’s Home and Overseas Missionary Society, at 6 p.m. June 30. There is no admission fee. Registration fee to be featured in the parade is $10. Refreshments will be served. Call 320-2759. The church will have vacation Bible school from 5:30-8 p.m. July 9-13. Dinner will be served from 5:30-6 p.m. daily. For more information, call 341-8235. For transportation, call 671-6765.


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