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FREEDOM BAPTIST will have their Brotherhood Men’s Breakfast on May 20 at 9 a.m.
FLETCHER’S CHAPEL U.M.C will have an anniversary celebration for their pastor, Reverend Tommy H. Hart. It will be held at Hoffman Parks and Recreation Complex, 106 Thompson Street, on May 20 at 5 p.m. Sponsored by the Pastor Parrish Committee. All are welcome.
ELLERBE GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 162 Ellerbe Grove Church Road, Rockingham, invite you to come and join us for a weekend celebrating our pastor’s 10th pastoral anniversary. We will begin on May 20 at 2 p.m. honoring our pastor’s wife, Sister Gwendolyn Carter, with a “High Tea” in the church fellowship hall (ladies and girls only 12 years old an up). Attire is casual, no jeans please. The guest speaker will be Minister Lois Robinson of Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Gibson. Also, at 2 p.m. there will be a Men’s Fellowship cookout with Pastor Darryl Carter in the parking lot of the church. Casual attire. The celebration continues on May 21 at 11 a.m. The speaker will be Minister Michael Patterson of Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Wagram. Lunch will be served following the morning worship service. The afternoon service will begin at 3 p.m. with guest speaker Pastor Donald Covington, along with his choir and congregation of Timmons Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Marston. Please come and be a part of this celebration and fellowship.
FREEDOM BAPTIST will host Russell and Kristi Johnson, singing duo, for Homecoming at 11 a.m.
ST. LUKE NO. 2 FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 119 Morrow St., Hamlet, will have Pastor Darrell McSween preach the 10:30 a.m. morning service. The public is invited.
BASS TEMPLE UNITED CHURCH OF GOD, 157 Louis Breeden Blvd., Hamlet, will present “7 Sins That God Hates” at 3 p.m. For more information, call 910-582-2134 or 910-260-7847.
KINGDOM INSTITUTE FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 1971 U.S. 1 N., Rockingham, will celebrate its 2nd church anniversary at 3 p.m. with guest speaker Superintendent Tommy Legrand of Prayer and Faith Temple in Hamlet. All are invited.
PEMBERTON TEMPLE C.O.G.I.C., 209 Monroe Avenue, Hamlet, will be having their annual women’s day program at 4 p.m. The guest speaker for the evening will be Pastor Cynthia Martin of New Life Ministry & Faith Center in Wadesboro. Everyone is invited.
MOUNT SINAI BAPTIST CHURCH invite you to celebrate with us as we honor our pastor, Reverend D.R. Bennett and Co-Pastor Reverend Pat Bennett in their 10th pastoral anniversary. Our morning worship service begins at 11 a.m., and the celebration concludes at 3 p.m. with guest speaker, Pastor Artemus Woods of New Birth Baptist Church in Cheraw, S.C. Everyone is invited to come enjoy a worship experience and fellowship with us on this joyous occasion.
GREEN CHAPEL A.M.E. ZION CHURCH, 268 Green Chapel Church Road, Hamlet, will have an appreciation service for The Reverend Yvette Ramseur at 3 p.m. Guest speaker will be The Reverend Fred Miller. All are invited to attend.
ST. JOHN MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will be having a “50 Men in Black and 50 Women in White” program at 2:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Pastor James Baldwin of St. Joseph Bible Church of God, Wind Blow, along with his choir and congregation. You are invited to come and fellowship with us.
MT. CALVARY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 685 Ledbetter Road, Rockingham, would like to invite you to our annual Friends and Family Day program at 3 p.m. The youth department will be the sponsors of this service and our very own Pastor Galley-Quick will be the messenger.
NEW BIRTH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 121 New Birth Drive, Hamlet, will honor our Pastor, Reverend Christopher and First Lady, Ann Smith, in their 3rd Pastoral Anniversary. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m. and Morning worship at 11 a.m., with speaker Minister Pratt of Lovely Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Rockingham. Dinner will be served after morning worship. Everyone is invited to attend.
HARVEST TIME DELIVERANCE TABERNACLE, 106 South Grove Avenue, Rockingham, will be hosting our 2017 Deliverance Revival on May 24-26 at 7:30 p.m. The theme will be “Power Tools, 2 Timothy 2:21” and the guest speakers will be Bishop David Brown, Apostle Titus Westley and Evangelist Janet Taylor. Thank you for your presence in advance.
POPLAR SPRINGS MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, Mizpah area, Rockingham, will have their Prayer Breakfast on May 27 at 9 a.m. We’ll be praying for our nation, country, state, local county and community. Everyone is invited to attend. for more information, contact President Debra Davis, Pastor Dr. James Smith or Yvonne McGraw at 910-997-2468
NEW HOPE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH MEN OF POWER, 1596 U.S. 74 East, Hamlet, will have its men’s prayer breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. on May 27 in the church fellowship hall.
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH in Hamlet, will serve its monthly breakfast on May 27 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Plates for $5 include, two meats, eggs, grits, biscuit and gravy, juice and coffee. Takeouts available.
ST. JOHN MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will be sponsoring a Hot Dog Sale on May 27 at 11 a.m. – until, at Professional Cutz on 485 East Broad Avenue, Rockingham. Menu includes 2 hot dogs, bag of chips and a soda for $4. Individual items can be purchased separately. For more information, contact Brother David Baldwin at 910-818-8026 or 910-461-8646.
FREEDOM MINISTRIES #1, 211 Earl Franklin Drive, Dobbins Heights, will be having an appreciation service for our musician, Brother Raynard House, on May 27 at 6 p.m. We are asking that your group come and participate. To confirm please send a letter to the address listed or call 704-848-4841 or 704-465-4513. We look forward to fellowship with everyone in Christ.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 329 West Avenue, Hamlet, Junior and Senior Usher Ministry will sponsor a “Gospel Singing” on May 27 at 4 p.m. All members, choirs and public are invited.
ST. LUKE NO. 2 FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 119 Morrow St., Hamlet, will have Pastor Darrell McSween preach the 10:30 a.m. morning service on May 28. The public is invited.
OLIVER GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 232 Davis Haywood Road, Mount Gilead, will have an appreciation service for its associate pastor the Rev. Pearlie Chappell at 11:15 a.m. on May 28. The guest speaker will be Elder Damien Little of the Upper Room Church of God in Christ in Raleigh. Lunch will be served following the worship service.
SARON MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 667 Saron Church Road, Ellerbe, will be celebrating their Annual Family Day on May 28. Service begins with Sunday School at 10 a.m.,worship service at 11:20 a.m. and lunch will be after the morning service. The afternoon service will be at 3 p.m. with the guest speaker, Reverend Forrest Blue, Sr., formerly of Stelly’s Tabernacle Church, Rockingham. Music will be provided by Lee The Men’;s Choir from Rockingham. Everyone is invited to join us on this special occasion.
FAITH ASSEMBLY OUTREACH MINISTRIES will be hosting a MEN’S FIRE RETREAT to be held at Dobbins Heights Community Center, 222 Earl Franklin Drive, Hamlet, on June 3, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be a registration fee of $15 for youth and $25 for adults. This fee includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and gift bag. This retreat will encourage young men to live productive lives within and around their communities. If you are unable to attend and wish to make a donation, please send them to Faith Assembly Outreach Ministries, 148 Daniels Street, Hamlet. For more information, contact Pastor Mordecai Ross 910-995-2413 or Elder Jerry Jenkins 910-557-5015.
ST. LUKE NO. 2 FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 119 Morrow St., Hamlet, will have Pastor Darrell McSween preach the 10:30 a.m. morning service on June 4. The public is invited.
ST. JOHN MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will present its inaugural “Gathering of the Saints” fellowship at 4 p.m. on June 4 with guest speaker Pastor Walter Pegues of New Birth Ministries in Troy. For more information, contact Pastor Mary Lindsey at 910-896-7221 or David Baldwin at 910-818-8026 or 910-461-8646.
ST. STEPHENS MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Deacon Board,434 St. Stephens Church Road, Rockingham, will have ” Deacons Day” on June 4 at 3 p.m. The guest preacher will be Reverend Robert Dockery, Pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church, Hoffman. Come and share with us in this worship service as we lift up the name of Jesus.
CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 406 McDonald Ave., Hamlet, has Sunday school at 10 a.m., morning worship at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 6:30 p.m. each Sunday. Wednesday night Bible study is at 7 p.m.
GREATER DIGGS CHAPEL A.M.E. ZION CHURCH, 1258 Old Cheraw Hwy., Rockingham, has free sweet potatoes for anyone who wants them. They are beside the fellowship hall, and no one needs to be at the church to come and pick them up. Bring something to put them in. For more information, call Preston Waddell at 910-895-1739.
ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 311 Marlboro St., Hamlet, gathers for worship on Sunday mornings at 11 a.m. for a service of Holy Communion using the traditional readings of the church. The church is active in the community through a food ministry that touches many people in Richmond County. For more information, please call 910- 582-0729.
PRAYER DELIVERANCE MINISTRIES, 108 School St., Rockingham, hosts a feeding program for the homeless each Wednesday.
HARVEST MINISTRIES CONGREGATIONAL HOLINESS CHURCH, 103 Harvest Church Road, Rockingham will have Sunday school at 10 a.m. and Sunday morning worship at 11 a.m. each Sunday. Wednesday night Bible study will be at 6 p.m.
FAITH ASSEMBLY OUTREACH MINISTRIES will have a soup kitchen from 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.
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.
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.
FAITH ASSEMBLY OUTREACH MINISTRIES, 148 Daniels St., Hamlet, has a prayer line open from noon until 1 p.m. each Tuesday and Friday. Call 910-716-9106. We will be happy to pray with you. Or, you can call any time and leave your prayer request, and a minister will return your call.
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.
MCDONALD BAPTIST CHURCH will have Sunday school at 10 a.m., morning worship at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 6 p.m. each Sunday. Wednesday night services include Mission Friends, GAs, RAs and Acteens at 6:45 p.m., Bible study at 7 p.m. and choir practice at 7:45 p.m.
COBB MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH will have Sunday school at 10 a.m., morning worship at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 6 p.m. each Sunday. Wednesday night Bible study will be at 7 p.m. and includes teen programs such as RAs and GAs each week.
EAST ROCKINGHAM FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 189 Airport Road, Rockingham, will have Sunday school at 10 a.m., morning worship at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 6 p.m. each Sunday. Wednesday night Bible study will be at 7 p.m. each week. Come visit with us. For more information, call 910-817-7496.