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MARSTON FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH will celebrate the pastoral anniversary of Pastor John and First Lady Andrea Gould with a dinner at 6 p.m. On Sunday, Pastor Keefe Howell will bring the morning word during the 11 a.m. worship service, and Pastor John Jackson of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church will render the afternoon service at 3 p.m. All are invited to attend.
NEW DIGGS CHAPEL AME ZION CHURCH, 494 Mizpah Road, Rockingham, will celebrate its annual homecoming beginning with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., morning worship at 11 with the Rev. Willie Crenshaw Jr. of Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Orange, Virginia, lunch at 1 p.m. and afternoon worship at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Jeff Persons of Love Grove AME Zion Church in West End. Revival services will take place at 7 p.m. nightly July 11-13 with various guest speakers.
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.
ST. PETER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 205 North Bridges St., Hamlet, will celebrate its family and friends day during the 11 a.m. morning worship.
JONES CHAPEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, Laurinburg, will celebrate its 25th pastoral anniversary and birthday celebration honoring Pastor T.R. Davis Sr. and Barbra Davis. The guest speaker for the 11 a.m. morning worship service will be the Rev. John D. Fuller Jr. of Fayetteville. There will be an anniversary program at 3 p.m. with guest speaker the Rev. Charles Nabors of Galilee Baptist Church in West End along with his choir and congregation.
ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 311 Marlboro St., Hamlet, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ordination of its pastor, John Pfisterer, during a service of word and sacrament at 11 a.m. The sermon will be given by Pastor Kurt S. Strause of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The choir and musicians of St. Paul will provide special music, and a reception will be immediately following the service. The community is invited to join. For more information, call 910-582-0729.
HOLLY GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 401 Holly Grove Church Road, Rockingham, will celebrate its annual missionary day at 3 p.m. with guest speaker the Rev. Elgett Floyd of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Hamlet along with his choir and congregation. All missionary are asked to wear white.
PEMBERTON TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST, 209 Monroe Ave., Hamlet, will have a special service at 3:30 p.m. with guest speaker the Rev. Anthony T. Waymyers of Grace Temple Fellowship Church in Wallace, South Carolina.
IMPACT OF FAITH DELIVERANCE, 431 Fairley St., Laurinburg, will host a “Sister to Sister” event at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 910-894-3473 or 910-995-2955. There will be a birthday celebration and pastoral appreciation for Pastors Mordecai and Linda Ross at 5 p.m. on July 23 at 222 Earle Franklin Drive, Dobbins Heights. For more information on this event, call 910-894-3473 or 910-995-4686.
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 AME 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 East, 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 attend.
FREEDOM BAPTIST CHURCH, 987 U.S. 1 North, Rockingham, offers two services on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday school is in between at 10 a.m., and Sunday evening services take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday night Bible study will be 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.
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 N., 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.
SIDNEY GROVE CHURCH OF DELIVERANCE, 401 McIntyre Road, Ellerbe, will have community Bible study at 7 p.m. each Thursday and community noon-day prayer from noon to 1 p.m. every Wednesday. All are invited to attend.
GREATER HARVEST PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS CHURCH, 8720 Peeles Chapel Road, Laurel Hill, will have Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday morning worship at 10:30 a.m., intercessory prayer at 6:30 p.m. and Bible study at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays.
ELLERBE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 2281 N. Main St., Ellerbe, will have a morning day camp for Kindergarten through 8th grade children from 8 to 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays July 11-Aug. 12. The free camp will provide breakfast, healthy snacks, reading and writing enrichment and special activities with regular visits to Kemp Library, Rankin Museum and Discovery Place Kids.
NEW LIFE CHURCHES OF DELIVERANCE, 410 3rd St., Hamlet, will have revival services at 7:30 p.m. nightly July 11-13 with guest speaker Elder Keith Garvin Howell of True Gospel Holiness Church in Jersey City, New Jersey.
COBB MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH, 108 Safie Sixth St., Rockingham, will have a block party from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 12. There will be free food and games for children of all ages.
ST. MARYS HOLINESS CHURCH, 178 Channie McManus Drive, Dobbins Heights, will host the Sunday school convention of the Solid Rock Holiness Churches Inc at 7:30 p.m. nightly July 12-15 with guest speakers Bishop William McLaughlin, Pastor Tracy Jones, Pastor Paulette Cash and Bishop Bell.
CORDOVA BAPTIST CHURCH will have a block party from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 14 with free food, fun and games for the whole family. For more information, call 910-895-4045.
TIMBERS CROSSING FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, Loch Haven Road, Rockingham, will host an outdoor movie night at 9 p.m. on July 15. The movie for the month will be “The Young Messiah.” Refreshments will be served. Please bring a lawn chair. In case of inclement weather, the movie will be moved inside. For more information, call Preacher Charlie Tyler at 910-582-4517.
VICTORY DELIVERANCE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST, 169 Fifth St., Hamlet, will have its 2016 birthday celebration at 5 p.m. on July 16 with special entertainment. Tickets are a donation of $10. Call 910-384-2850 or 910-318-3578 for more information.
FAITH TEMPLE HOLINESS CHURCH, 217 Rummage Pack Road, Ellerbe, invites all choirs to participate in its youth gospel explosion at 6 p.m. on July 16. All soloists, choirs and groups are welcome.
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 July 17. The St. Luke No. 2 Free Will Baptist Church gospel choir will be celebrating its anniversary at 3 p.m. Various choirs, soloists and praise teams have been invited. The public is invited to attend these services.
MOUNT CALVARY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 685 Ledbetter Road, Rockingham, will celebrate its 45th anniversary at 3 p.m. on July 17. The guest speaker will be Pastor Daniel Scott from Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church in Rockingham along with his choir and congregation. Everyone is invited to attend.
BASS TEMPLE CHURCH will celebrate its annual ushers day at 3 p.m. on July 17 with guest speaker Minister Denise Moore of Greater Faith United Church of God in Biscoe. All churches and ushers are welcome.
FRIENDSHIP MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, N.C. 177, Dobbins Heights, will celebrate its deacon, deaconess and trustee day at 3 p.m. on July 17 with guest speaker Pastor James Smith of St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Bennettsville along with his choir and congregation. All churches are invited.
MOUNT SINAI BAPTIST CHURCH, 171 Graham Bridge Road, Rockingham, and its men’s ministry will host a program entitled “Men With A Purpose” at 3 p.m. on July 17 with guest speaker Pastor Robert Williams of First Baptist Church, Carolina Park, Laurinburg. All are invited.
FAITH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 276 Hatcher Road, Rockingham, will have its vacation Bible school from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. nightly July 17-22. The theme will be “Egypt: Joseph’s Journey From Prison to Palace.”
JOY FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 864 N.C. 177 S., Hamlet, will have its vacation Bible school from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 18-22. For more information, call 910-205-1569.
TRINITY EMMANUEL HOLINESS CHURCH, 130 Entwistle 3rd St., East Rockingham, will have its vacation Bible school from 6:30 to 9 p.m. nightly July 18-22. The theme will be “Great Men of the Bible,” with classes for all ages. On July 23 there will be a fun day beginning at 11 a.m.
NEW COVENANT CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, 120 Hamer Road, Rockingham, will have a youth event at 4 p.m. on July 23. Kids of all ages are invited to attend and enjoy free food, games, prizes and more. For more information, call 910-434-7152 or visit the church’s Facebook page.
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 July 24. The public is invited.
CORDOVA BAPTIST CHURCH will host a clean-up of Mispah Cemetery from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 25-28. If you have relatives buried here, want to honor the veterans buried here or just want to be part of a summer mission project, consider joining the effort. Lunch will be provided. For more information, call 910-895-4045 or 910-995-7362.
TIMMONS GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 17501 Marston Road, Marston, will have its youth day program at 11 a.m. on July 31 with guest speaker Corey Dale Hope. 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 Aug. 7. The public is invited.
HOLLY GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 401 Holly Grove Church Road, Rockingham, will celebrate its annual homecoming with morning worship at 11 a.m. followed by dinner at 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 7. At 2:30 p.m., revival services will begin with the Rev. Purnell McQueen of New Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Maxton along with his choir and congregation. Revival services will continue at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 8-10 with Dr. Tommy Legrand of Prayer and Faith Temple Church of God in Christ along with his choir and congregation.