County churches hosting Christmas programs


Matt Harrelson | Daily Journal A small, green wooden cross sits atop the Christmas-decorated sanctuary of Pee Dee United Methodist Church off U.S. 220 in Rockingham.


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SATURDAY

FRIENDSHIP MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 367 N.C. 177 North, Dobbins Heights, will have its Christmas program at 3 p.m. For more information, contact Mary Gibson at 910-582-8065.

TIMBERS CROSSING FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 277 Loch Haven Road, Rockingham, will have its Christmas program at 7 p.m. at the church. Refreshments will be served after the play. For more information, contact Preacher Charlie or Donna Tyler at 910-582-4517. Everyone is invited.

SUNDAY

GREATER HARVEST PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS CHURCH, 8720 Peeles Chapel Road, Laurel Hill, will have Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and morning worship at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome.

ST. LUKE NO. 2 FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 119 Morrow St., Hamlet, will have Elder Charles Ellerbee preach its 10:30 a.m. morning service. The public is invited.

SWEET HAVEN CHURCH will present its choir’s traditional Christmas music concert during the 11 a.m. morning worship. At 6 p.m. the children and adult Christmas plays will be presented followed by the church party. Everyone is invited.

CRESTVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH and its adult choir will present the cantata “Bethlehem’s Child” under the direction of Jody Honeycutt during the 11 a.m. worship service. Sunday school will begin at 10 a.m., and the children’s concert will be at 6 p.m.

ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 311 Marlboro St., Hamlet, will conclude its Advent preparations with a service of Holy Communion at 11 a.m. The community is invited.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 329 West Ave., Hamlet, will have its annual candlelight service at 4 p.m. with guest speaker the Rev. Raymond Mitchell of St. Stephens A.M.E. Zion Church in Hamlet. Everyone is invited.

FAITH ASSEMBLY OUTREACH MINISTRIES, 148 Daniels St., Hamlet, will host its youth empowerment program at 4:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Evangelist Brandon Whitfield from Victory Christian Center in Danbury, Connecticut.

FRIENDSHIP MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 367 N.C. 177 N., Dobbins Heights, will commemorate “The Lighting of The Candles” at 5 p.m. with speaker the Rev. Dr. J.L. McCullers. All churches are invited.

FREEDOM BAPTIST CHURCH, 987 U.S. 1 N., Rockingham, will host its cantata “Once Upon A Holy Night” at 6 p.m.

ABUNDANT LIFE CHURCH will have its Christmas cantata 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. 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. 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.

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.

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.

KINGDOM INSTITUTE FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 1971 U.S. 1 North, Rockingham, will have prayer and impartation at 6 p.m. and Bible study from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday. Sunday school is held at 10 a.m. and morning worship with youth empowerment at 11 a.m. on Sundays.

ST. PAUL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 1923 Sandhill Road, Rockingham, will have Blue Christmas worship service at 7 p.m. on Dec. 21. This service is designed to comfort and provide the reassurance of hope to those whose happiness is overshadowed by the pain and hurt of loss during this season. The public is invited.

ABUNDANT LIFE CHURCH, will have its children’s Christmas play at 6:15 p.m. Dec. 23. The church will host its Christmas party at 6:15 p.m. on Dec. 24. Everyone is invited to attend.

ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 311 Marlboro St., Hamlet, will have a candlelight service of Holy Communion at 7 p.m. Dec. 24. The service will include the reading of the Christmas gospel, special music and carols, a mediation by the pastor and conclude with the singing of Silent Night in the glow of candlelight. For more information, call 910-582-0729.

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 Dec. 27. The public is invited.

GREATER HARVEST PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS CHURCH, 8720 Peeles Chapel Road, Laurel Hill, will have its end of the year revival at 7:30 p.m. nightly Dec. 28-30 and at 10:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Guest speakers include Pastor Joletha Dockery of Bessie Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church in Lilesville, Pastor Anthony Waymyers of Grace Temple Fellowship Church in Wallace, S.C., Pastor Albert Wingate Jr. of Carolina New Life Church in Laurel Hill and Apostle Deborah Robinson of Church of the Living God in Troy. All are welcome.

CORDOVA BAPTIST CHURCH will have a New Year’s Eve watch night service at 10 p.m. on Dec. 31. For more information, call 910-895-4055.

KINGDOM INSTITUTE CHURCH, 1971 U.S. 1 N., Rockingham, will have its watch night service at 10 p.m. on Dec. 31.

NEW HOPE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 1596 U.S. 74 E., Hamlet, will host its watch night service at 10 p.m. on Dec. 31. The public is invited.

FRIENDSHIP MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 367 N.C. 177 N., Dobbins Heights, will have its watch night service at 10:30 p.m. on Dec. 31. There will be singing along with a spiritual message from the Rev. Dr. J.L. McCullers. All are welcome.

LEE THEE A.M.E. ZION CHURCH, 428 Lee Thee Church Road, Rockingham, will have its watch night service at 10:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Everyone is invited to come.

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 Jan. 3. The public is invited.

ST. LUKE NO. 2 FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 119 Morrow St., Hamlet will have its quarterly meeting at noon on Jan. 9. The meeting is open to all members.

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 Jan. 10. The public is invited.

PINEY GROVE CHURCH, Windblow community, will have a pre-anniversary service honoring Pastor Robert and first lady Gloria McArthur at 5 p.m. on Jan. 16. The guest speaker will be Bishop David Brown, entertainment will be provided by Generation Gospel Singers, Mime For A Purpose, Sister Tamorra Johnson and the Oak Ridge Gospel Choir. For additional information, contact Franklin McQueen at 910-582-1263.

ST. LUKE NO. 2 FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 119 Morrow St., Hamlet, will have Elder Charles Ellerbee preach its 10:30 a.m. morning service on Jan. 17. The public is invited.

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 Jan. 24. The public is invited.

CORDOVA BAPTIST CHURCH will welcome Willie Helms from Monroe for its fifth Sunday night singing at 6 p.m. on Jan. 31. For more information, call 910-895-4045.

Matt Harrelson | Daily Journal A small, green wooden cross sits atop the Christmas-decorated sanctuary of Pee Dee United Methodist Church off U.S. 220 in Rockingham.
http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_DSC_0244.jpgMatt Harrelson | Daily Journal A small, green wooden cross sits atop the Christmas-decorated sanctuary of Pee Dee United Methodist Church off U.S. 220 in Rockingham.
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