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Religion news, June 30


Saturday, June 30, 2018


■ Anderson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 4352 Anderson Chapel Road, Macclesfield, will host Evangelist Margaret Knight at 11 a.m. Sunday. The church will have vacation Bible school at 6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

■ House of Judah Church of God Ministries, 3867 W. Wilson St., Farmville, will have a worship service at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Pastor Jack Jones and Macedonia Holiness Church will be guests.

■ Mount Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 230 Boyd St., Winterville, will have men’s day at 3 p.m. Sunday. The church will have a mother’s consecration service for Gloria Grimes Short and Margaret Knight at 11 a.m. July 8. Pastor C. E. Cunningham will speak. The church will have revival services at 7:30 p.m. July 11-13.The guest evangelist will be Bishop Crooms of Beaufort. Guest choirs will be White Oak Missionary Baptist Church on July 11 and Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church on July 12.

■ Mount Zion Primitive Baptist Church, 5181 County Home Road, Winterville, will have a praise and worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday.

■ Next Generation Church, 401 N. Railroad St., Winterville, will have a Communion service at 11 a.m. Sunday.

■ St. James Free Will Baptist Church, 515 Railroad St., Fountain, will have a women’s day service at 11 a.m. Sunday. Eldress Gloria Williams and Lewis Chapel Church will be guests.

■ St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 3647 N.C. 222, Falkland, will host its annual men’s day service at 11 a.m. July 8. The Rev. Michael L. Felton of St. John Baptist Church, Richmond, Va., will be guest speaker. The Anointed Men’s Chorus will sing. Lunch will be served following the service.

■ St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church, 1251 Fleming School Road, will host a seniors fellowship 15th anniversary celebration at 11 a.m. July 11. The church will host a senior usher board anniversary celebration at 3:30 p.m. July 15. The Reunion Choir of Baltimore will be in concert at 3 p.m. July 21.

■ Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1001 Hooker Road, will have youth Sunday at 10:40 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Marc DeNeal. The church will host the final session of “Building a House of Prayer” from noon-1 p.m. Tuesday. Noon day prayer services will begin July 10 and will continue each Tuesday. The church will host an “Hour of Power” worship service at 7 p.m. July 13. Pastor Daniel house and the choir of St. Peter’s Missionary Baptist Church will be guests. Men’s day will be held at 10:40 a.m. July 15 with the Rev. Frankie L. McLean of Union Baptist Church, Durham.

■ Union Grove United American Free Will Baptist Church, 4182 California Road, Farmville, will have quarterly meeting at 11 a.m. Sunday.


■ House of Pentecost Ministries will host “The Reason Why We Sing,” a music workshop, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. today 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. Tickets at the door are $15 and $7. A concert will follow at 6 p.m. 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 food and fans from 10 a.m.-noon today. Food and fans will be available to seniors ages 65 and older, while supplies last. The church will host Convocation 2018 from July 19-21 with Bishops T.L. Penny of Shubach Ministries and Rudolph McKissick Jr. of the Bethel Experience. The conference, hosted by Bishop Rosie O’neal, will focus on creating a climate for church growth. Cost is $59 for general admission and $99 for pastors. Register at rosieoneal.com.

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

■ Sycamore Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 1610 Farmville Blvd., will host a fish fry beginning at 10 a.m. today. Fish sandwiches will be available for $3, and dinners including trout, string beans, potato salad, a roll, cake and beverage are $8. Call 902-4176.

■ Wesley Methodist Church, 2979 Wesley Church Road, Farmville, will host a pancake supper in memory of Tom Watson from 5:30-7:30 p.m. July 20. Cost is $7 for eat-in or takeout. Proceeds will benefit the Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf.

■ 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. today. 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.


■ Chocowinity United Methodist Church, 678 N.C. 33, Chocowinity, will present its annual patriotic musical, “A Story of America,” at 7 p.m. July 7 and 3 p.m. July 8. There is no admission charge.


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