County churches continue homecoming celebrations


Matt Harrelson | Daily Journal A small white cross sits atop the sanctuary of St. Stephens A.M.E. Zion Church on the corner of West Avenue and Aberdeen Street in Hamlet. The church has been rebuilt twice, once in 1938 and again in 1980.


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SATURDAY

EAST ROCKINGHAM FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 189 Airport Road, Rockingham, will host 2nd Chance Ministries in concert at 6 p.m. A love offering will be received. Everyone is welcome to attend.

SUNDAY

MARSTON FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 220 Stroman Road, Marston, will celebrate its annual homecoming beginning with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and morning worship service at 11 a.m. with Pastor John W. Gould delivering the message. Dinner will be served following the morning service. An afternoon service will begin at 3 p.m. with Pastor Joseph Kearns of Greater St. Johns Baptist Church in Asheboro as the guest speaker. Revival services will take place at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 24-28 with guest speakers Pastor Sam Richardson of Lee Thee A.M.E. Zion Church in Rockingham, Minister Shelia Smith of Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Rockingham, Pastor Nathaniel Cox of Resurrection Church in Lumberton, Pastor Donald Covington of Timmons Grove Baptist Church in Marston and Bishop Lomuel Stroman Jr. of Church of God of Prophecy in Ellerbe. The public is invited to attend.

VICTORY DELIVERANCE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST, 169 Fifth St., Hamlet, will have its family and friends day service beginning with Sunday school at 10 a.m. and morning worship service at 11 a.m. A Sunday evening service will take place at 4 p.m. with guest speaker Minister Tereal Pearson of High Point Church of the Living God in High Point. Everyone is invited to attend.

GREEN CHAPEL A.M.E. ZION CHURCH, 268 Green Chapel Church Road, Hamlet, will celebrate its homecoming starting with Sunday school at 10 a.m. and morning worship at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Yvetter Ramseur. Dinner will be served after the morning service. An afternoon service will follow at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Fred Miller and congregation of Centenary A.M.E. Zion Church. Revival services will take place at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 24-26 with the Rev. Miller.

ST. LUKE NO. 2 FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 119 Morrow St., Hamlet, will have Pastor Darrell McSween preach its 10:30 a.m. morning service. The public is invited to come out and enjoy praise and worship.

PHILADELPHIA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 157 Philadelphia Drive, Rockingham, will celebrate its annual homecoming during its 11 a.m. morning service with the Rev. Charles A. Bethea delivering the message. A fellowship dinner will be served following the morning worship. An afternoon service will begin at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Daniel Scott of Ebenezer Baptist Church bringing the message. Revival services will be held at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 24-28.

SNEED GROVE A.M.E. ZION CHURCH, 1402 Green Lake Road, Ellerbe, will celebrate its homecoming during 11 a.m. morning worship with the Rev. Melvin L. Ingram Jr. Dinner will be served following the morning service. An afternoon service will be at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Vivian Williams and the Bell View A.M.E. Zion Church family from Robbins. Revival services will take place at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 24-26 with guest speaker the Rev. Lester Chambers of Pleasant Hill A.M.E. Zion Church.

NEW BIRTH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 121 New Birth Drive, Hamlet, will celebrate its homecoming during 11 a.m. morning worship with Pastor Christopher Smith. Dinner will be served after the morning service. An afternoon service will be at 3 p.m. with guest speaker the Rev. E.L. Alexander of Saron Missionary Baptist Church in Ellerbe. Revival services will take place at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 24-26 with guest speakers Minister Toney Lindsey of St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Derby and the Rev. Ronnie Johnson of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Cheraw, South Carolina. Everyone is welcome to attend.

PINEY GROVE CHURCH, Windblow community, Ellerbe, will celebrate its annual homecoming beginning with the 11 a.m. morning worship with Pastor Robert McArthur delivering the message. Dinner will be served after the service. Revival services will take place at 7:30 p.m. nightly Aug. 26-28 with Elder Anthony Ledbetter delivering the message each night.

SIDNEY GROVE CHURCH OF DELIVERANCE, 401 McIntyre Road, Ellerbe, will celebrate its 141st church anniversary during its regular worship service at 11 a.m. The guest speaker will be Pastor Wayne Scott from Ashley Tabernacle Church of God in Christ in Columbia, Pennsylvania. All are invited to attend.

ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 311 Marlboro St., Hamlet, invites the community to worship at 11 a.m. Pastor Pfisterer’s sermon will conclude a five-week study of the sixth chapter of John. For more information, call 910-582-0729.

GREATER WALLS CHAPEL A.M.E. ZION CHURCH, Rockingham, will celebrate its annual homecoming during 11 a.m morning worship with the Rev. Deborah Chamber delivering the message. Dinner will be served following the morning service. An afternoon service will be at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Carol Turner of Stelleys Tabernacle A.M.E. Zion Church in Rockingham as the guest speaker along with her choir and congregation. Revival services will take place at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 24-26 with guest speakers the Rev. Joletha Dockery of Bessie Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church in Morven, the Rev. Mose Harrington of St. James Baptist Church and the Rev. Brandon Ingram of Ashley Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church in Rockingham. Everyone is invited to attend.

BASS TEMPLE UNITED CHURCH OF GOD, 157 Louis Breeden Blvd., Hamlet, will present The 12 Disciples at 3 p.m. Come and be lifted up with 12 speakers who have chosen to do God’s will. For more information, call 910-582-2134 or 910-716-9010.

NEW BETHEL A.M.E. ZION CHURCH will celebrate its homecoming revival services Aug. 23-26 beginning with a 3 p.m. service Aug. 23 with guest speaker the Rev. Joletha Dockery of Bessie Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church in Lilesville. At 7:30 p.m. nightly Aug. 24-26, revival services will continue with guest speakers Pastor Anita Owens Scott of New Direction Church in Norwood, the Rev. J. Ruth Davis of Shiloh A.M.E. Zion Church in Statesville and Pastor Stephanie Genwright of Stephanie Genwright Ministry in Fayetteville.

NEW HOPE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 1596 U.S. 74 E., Hamlet, will celebrate the first pastoral anniversary of the Rev. John Allen Jackson and Elder June A. Jackson at 3 p.m. The guest speaker will be the Rev. John Gullett of Asheboro. The public is invited to attend.

NEW BETHEL A.M.E. ZION CHURCH will celebrate its annual fall homecoming revival beginning at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Joletha Dockery of Bessie Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church in Lilesville. Revival services will continue at 7:30 p.m. nightly Aug. 24-26 with Pastor Anita Owens Scott of New Direction in Norwood, the Rev. J. Ruth Davis of Shiloh A.M.E. Zion Church in Statesville and Pastor Stephanie Genwright of Stephanie Genwright Ministers in Fayetteville.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 329 West Ave., Hamlet, will have an evening worship service at 4:30 p.m. with guest speaker Billy Quick of St. Mary’s Holiness Church in Dobbins Heights. Unity colors are white and any spring colors. The public is invited.

ABUNDANT LIFE CHURCH, 139 School St., Rockingham, will host The Shireys Trio from Columbia, South Carolina, in concert at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

UPCOMING-ONGOING

PRAYER DELIVERANCE MINISTRIES, 108 School St., Rockingham, hosts a feeding program for the homeless each Wednesday.

FAITH ASSEMBLY OUTREACH MINISTRIES will be having a soup kitchen 9 to 10:15 a.m. every Sunday and from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. every Tuesday. No one is turned away. Food furnished by the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina and donations.

POPLAR SPRINGS MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will be having a noonday Bible study and prayer meeting every Wednesday. The church will also provide breakfast for worshipers every first Sunday. Everyone is invited to share in these experiences. For information, call 910-997-2468.

ROCKINGHAM CHURCH OF CHRIST is offering a free home Bible study by mail for those who think the Bible is too hard to understand. The community is invited to participate. Call 910-895-4035 and clearly leave your name and mailing address.

BAND NO. 2 OF THE CHURCH OF GOD is offering homebound prayer meetings to the homes of people who can’t get out to go to church due to illness. Call for an appointment for prayer or Bible study services in your home at 910-997-1213.

NEW BETHEL A.M.E. ZION CHURCH will have a monthly all-you-can-eat breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. every first and third Saturday. The breakfast is $5 for eat-in or take-out.

CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 406 McDonald Ave., Hamlet, will open its doors from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday to pray for the nation. Everyone is invited. For information, call the church at 910-582-0289.

TABERNACLE OF FAITH PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS CHURCH, 101 Pine St., Hamlet, will have noonday prayer from noon to 1 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday. The church will also have Bible study from 6 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Every second and fourth Thursday of each month, its food bank will be opened.

NEW HOPE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 1596 U.S. 74 E., Hamlet, will have community prayer service at 6 p.m. each Tuesday of the month. This is a prayer service for local communities and the nation. All are invited to attend.

MORNING STAR HOUSE OF REFUGE, 120 McArthur St., Hamlet, will have a 10 a.m. morning service and a 7 p.m. night service every first, second and third Sunday of the month. Bible study will be from 6 to 7 p.m. every Thursday. All are invited to worship here.

FREEDOM BAPTIST CHURCH, 987 U.S. 1 North, Rockingham, offers a contemporary service at 9 a.m. and a traditional service at 11 a.m. on Sundays. Sunday school is in between at 10 a.m. with Sunday night services beginning at 6 p.m. and Wednesday night Bible study starting at 7 p.m.

FAITH ASSEMBLY OUTREACH MINISTRIES, 148 Daniels St., Hamlet, offers Sunday morning breakfast and delivery at 9 a.m., Sunday school at 10:30 a.m. and morning worship at 11:45 a.m. Every second Sunday, it will offer its Sister 2 Sister program at 4:30 p.m. The church will have its Tuesday soup kitchen at 5:45 p.m., Tuesday Bible study at 7 p.m., Friday morning food box at 10:30 a.m., Friday night service at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday morning food box at 10:30 a.m.

GREATER HARVEST PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS CHURCH will have Sunday morning worship services at 8 a.m. in its temporary location of Nelson Funeral Home Chapel, 302 N. Bridges St., Hamlet. All are welcome. For more information, contact Tasha Graham at 910-817-1054.

ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 311 Marlboro St., Hamlet, invites those without a church home or new to the community to worship with its congregation on Sunday mornings at 11 a.m. and to share in the mission to feed the hungry of the community. With a more traditional worship, St. Paul observes the church year calendar of Sundays and seasons. Food donations are welcomed and may be dropped off at the church from 10 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Tuesdays. For information, call 910-582-0729.

ST. PETER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH will celebrate its homecoming during the 11 a.m. morning worship service on Aug. 30. A fellowship meal will follow the morning service. Revival services will take place at 7 p.m. nightly Sept. 1-3 with guest speakers the Rev. Carter from Ellerbe Grove Baptist Church, the Rev. Leech from New Bethel Baptist Church and the Rev. Richardson from First Baptist Church. The theme for this year’s homecoming and revival services is “Hold to God’s Unchanging Hand.”

WEST ROCKINGHAM CHURCH OF GOD, 115 Garrett St., Rockingham, will have revival services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Aug. 30 and at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 31-Sept. 2 with the Rev. Greg Williamson.

CORDOVA BAPTIST CHURCH, 226 Ledbetter St., Cordova, will host the Beverly Hills Baptist Church Praise Band at 6 p.m. on Aug. 30. Pastor Doug Anderson and the congregation invites everyone to this time of praise and worship. For more information, call 910-895-4055.

BIBLE FREE WILL CHURCH OF WORSHIP, 682 N.C. 381, Hamlet, will have revival services at 6 p.m. on Aug. 30 and at 7:30 p.m. nightly Aug. 31-Sept. 4 with guest speakers Evangelist Jimmy Powers, the Rev. Andrew Smith and Evangelist Odell Wilkins. For more information, call the Rev. Tommy Leviner at 910-582-8485.

FAITH ASSEMBLY OUTREACH MINISTRIES, 148 Daniels St., Hamlet, will host its “21 Nights of Revival Fire” at 7:30 p.m. nightly Sept. 1-21. There will be 21 anointed speakers, 21 nights of salvation, healing and deliverance and 21 days of noonday prayer from noon to 1 p.m. For more information, call 910-997-4391 or 910-995-2955 or email lindaross.1234@yahoo.com.

FAITH TEMPLE HOLINESS CHURCH, 217 Rummage Pack Road, Ellerbe, will have revival services at 7:30 p.m. nightly Sept. 2-4 with guest speaker Pastor Mary Lindsay of St. John Baptist Church in Derby.

PEMBERTON TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST, 209 Monroe Ave., Hamlet, will have its annual rainbow tea at 5 p.m. on Sept. 5 with guest speaker Pastor Cynthia Martin of Flat Rock Community Church and Success Center in Wadesboro. Tickets are $10 at the door. Everyone is invited to attend.

ST. LUKE NO. 2 FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 119 Morrow St., Hamlet, will have Pastor Darrell McSween preach its 10:30 a.m. morning service on Sept. 6. The public is invited to attend.

FRIENDSHIP MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, N.C. 177 N., Hamlet, will celebrate its 86th church anniversary at 3 p.m. on Sept. 6 with guest speaker the Rev. W.E. McLeod of St. Peters United Methodist Church in Oxford along with his congregation.

MOUNT SINAI BAPTIST CHURCH, 1208 Rockingham Road, Rockingham, will celebrate its fall revival at 3 p.m. on Sept. 13 and at 7:15 p.m. nightly Sept. 14-16 with guest speakers Pastor T.J. Horne of Rock Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Lilesville, Pastor Derick Leak of Popular Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Polkton and Pastor John Jackson of New Hope Baptist Church in Hamlet. The theme for the revival will be “The Other Side.”

ELLERBE GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 162 Ellerbe Grove Church Road, Rockingham, will celebrate its senior choir’s 66th anniversary at 6 p.m. on Sept. 19. All local choirs and others are invited to attend.

FELLOWSHIP UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 1200 McDonald Ave., Hamlet, will celebrate its homecoming beginning with the 11 a.m. morning service with guest speaker the Rev. Gene Tyson. A covered-dish dinner will be served after the service.

Matt Harrelson | Daily Journal A small white cross sits atop the sanctuary of St. Stephens A.M.E. Zion Church on the corner of West Avenue and Aberdeen Street in Hamlet. The church has been rebuilt twice, once in 1938 and again in 1980.
http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_DSC_0006.jpgMatt Harrelson | Daily Journal A small white cross sits atop the sanctuary of St. Stephens A.M.E. Zion Church on the corner of West Avenue and Aberdeen Street in Hamlet. The church has been rebuilt twice, once in 1938 and again in 1980.
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