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NEW COVENANT CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, 120 Hamer Road, Rockingham, will have a youth event at 4 p.m. 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.
DOBBINS HEIGHTS COMMUNITY CENTER, 222 Earle Franklin Drive, will host a birthday celebration and pastoral appreciation of pastors Mordecai and Linda Ross at 5 p.m. For more information, call 910-894-3473.
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.
PROVIDENCE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 1120 East Washington St., Rockingham, will open its annual revival at 11 a.m. with guest speaker the Rev. Vernon Holland of Hartsville, South Carolina. The revival will be held at 7 p.m. nightly July 25-27 with Rev. Holland. Everyone is invited.
NEW COVENANT CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, 120 Hamer Road, Rockingham, will host a Sunday of praise and worship in song at the 11 a.m. service. Gospel group Watkins & Bloodline will be ministering in song. For more information, call 910-434-7152 or visit the church’s Facebook page.
GREATER DIGGS CHAPEL AME ZION CHURCH, 1258 Old Cheraw Highway, Rockingham, will celebrate its homecoming beginning with the morning worship service at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Garry Little. Music will be rendered by the mass choir. Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m. An afternoon service will begin at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Betty Tillman of Church of God in Wadesboro rendering the service. Revival services will take place at 7 p.m. nightly July 25-27 with guest speakers the Rev. Lester Chambers of Pleasant Hill AME Zion Church, the Rev. Robert L. Dockery of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church and the Rev. Dr. Alton Pegues of Robinson AME Zion Church. All churches are invited.
FLETCHER’S CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 108 McCoy Drive, Hoffman, will celebrate its homecoming at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Darrel D. Gibson of Nazareth Missionary Baptist Church in Wagram. Dinner will be served immediately following the morning service. Revival services will take place at 7 p.m. nightly until July 27 with the Rev. T.R. Harrington of Tabernacle Full Gospel Baptist Church in Rockingham.
MARSTON FIRST MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 220 Stroman Road, Marston, will celebrate its annual men’s day service at 3 p.m. with guest speaker Elder R.J. Ingram of Freedom Ministries in Dobbins Heights. The public is invited.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 329 West Ave., Hamlet, will sponsor an evening worship service at 4 p.m. with guest speaker the Rev. Michael Patrick of Holly Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Rockingham. Unity colors are white and royal blue. The public is invited.
THE GREATER PRESSING FELLOWSHIP will be at 8720 Peeles Chapel Road, Laurel Hill, at 5 p.m. with Pastor Lizzie Jackson bringing the word.
FREEDOM BAPTIST CHURCH, 987 U.S. 1 N., Rockingham, will have a special youth service at 6 p.m.
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.
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.
IMPACT OF FAITH, 431 Fairley St., Laurinburg, will have Pastor Tommy Graham bringing the word during the 9:45 a.m. morning service. Sunday school will begin at 8:30 a.m.
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.
FREEDOM BAPTIST CHURCH, 987 U.S. 1 N., Rockingham, will have its Sunday night singing and ice cream social at 6 p.m. on July 31.
TIMMONS GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will celebrate its homecoming at 11 a.m. on July 31 with guest speaker Evangelist Joseph Morrison. Dinner will be served following the morning worship service. Services will resume at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 3-5 with guest speakers the Rev. Charles Quick of Templeton Temple Church of God in Christ, Pastor Diane Jackson of Mount Zion United Church of Christ and Pastor John Gould of Marston First Baptist Church.
FREEDOM MINISTRIES NO. 1, 211 Earle Franklin Drive, Dobbins Heights, will have a dinner sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 5-6. Plates are a donation of $7 and include whiting fish, chicken wingettes and barbecue with coleslaw, potato salad, baked beans, a roll and dessert. Sandwiches will also be available for $4. Will deliver five or more plates. Call 910-995-9434 or 910-434-4825.
FREEDOM BAPTIST CHURCH, 987 U.S. 1 N., Rockingham, will have its vacation Bible school from 6 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 5 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 6.
HIGHLAND PINES FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH and its ladies auxiliary will have a spaghetti dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 6 in the fellowship building. Plates are $7 each and will deliver five or more. For more information, call 910-419-4266 or 910-334-0648.
EAST ROCKINGHAM FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 189 Airport Road, Rockingham, will host 2nd Chance Ministries in concert at 7 p.m. on Aug. 6.
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.
CENTENARY AME ZION CHURCH, Lilesville, will celebrate its homecoming on Aug. 7 beginning with Sunday school from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m., morning service at 11, lunch served at 1 p.m. and an afternoon service at 3 p.m. with guest speaker the Rev. James Moore of Streater Grove AME Zion Church in Morven. Revival services will take place at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 7-10 with guest speaker the Rev. Haven O. Anderson of Marvin AME Zion Church in Waxhaw. All churches and choirs are invited.
FRIENDSHIP MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, N.C. 177, Dobbins Heights, will open revival at 3 p.m. on Aug. 7 with guest speaker the Rev. Charles Bethea of Philadelphia United Methodist Church in Rockingham along with his choir and congregation. Revival services will continue at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 10-12 with Pastor Wanda Cassidy of Beautiful Zion Baptist Church along with her congregation.
FREEDOM MINISTRIES NO. 1, 211 Earle Franklin Drive, Dobbins Heights, will have its annual rainbow tea at 5 p.m. on Aug. 13 with guest speaker Evangelist Gracie Harris of Resurrection Temple in Hamlet.