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FREEDOM MINISTRIES NO. 1, Dobbins Heights, will celebrate its choir’s seventh anniversary at 6 p.m. The celebration will continue at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with guest speaker Bishop B. Burley of Mullins, South Carolina, and his congregation.
ST. LUKE NO. 2 FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 119 Morrow St., Hamlet, will hold its quarterly conference meeting at noon. All church members are welcome.
WAYMAN CHAPEL CHURCH, 1935 Osborne Road, Hamlet, will hold a mega merchandise sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sale items will include bedding, curtains, rugs, coffeemakers, toiletries and small appliances.
FAITH ASSEMBLY OUTREACH MINISTRIES, 148 Daniels St., Hamlet, will welcome speaker Pastor Shirleen Davis of Plumline Ministries, Bennettsville, South Carolina, who will deliver the message “Sister 2 Sister: Straight Talk.”
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF HAMLET, 208 Charlotte St., invites visitors to hear Pastor Dr. Allison Farrah offer worship at 11 a.m. Sunday School will precede worship, at 9:45 a.m. Evening service will be at 6:30. Wednesday night prayer and Bible study will be at 7 p.m.
HOLLY GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 401 Holly Grove Church Road, Rockingham, invites everyone to the annual Missionary Day at 3 p.m. Speaker will be the Rev. Lewis Blakeney, pastor of Solid Rock Missionary Baptist Church of Marshville. His choir and congregation also will attend.
NEW DIGGS CHAPEL A.M.E. CHURCH, 494 Mispah Road, Rockingham, will begin its revival with Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. Morning worship will be at 11 and afternoon worship, at 3 with the Rev. Brandon Ingram and congregants of Ashley Chapel A.M.E. of Rockingham. Nightly revival services will be 7 p.m. Thursday through July 12 with the Rev. John Jackson and members of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Hamlet.
ST. LUKE NO. 2 FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 119 Morrow St., Hamlet. Pastor Darrell McSween will preach at the 10:30 morning service.
ST. PETER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 205 Bridges St., Hamlet, will begin its Family and Friends Day at 11 a.m. worship with the Rev. Bruce E. Little of Miracle Tabernacle Church, Charlotte. The Miracle House Singers will perform. For information, call 910-582-0944.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
BEVERLY HILLS BAPTIST CHURCH, 110 Kemberly St, Rockingham, will hold “Camp Out: Getting S’more of Jesus” July 14-16. Registration will be 5-5:30 p.m. July 14. Pizza will follow. Vacation Bible School will be 6-8:30 p.m. VBS will continue from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 15. Lunch will be offered. At 6 p.m. July 6, campers will participate in a VBS celebration and hot dog supper.
CORDOVA BAPTIST CHURCH, 226 Ledbetter St., Cordova, will hold “Galactic Starveyors” Vacation Bible School from 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 17-20. For those in grades kindergarten through 12. For information, call 910-895-4045.
JOY FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 864 NC177, Hamlet, will hold Vacation Bible School from 6-9 p.m. July 17-21. For information, call Pastor June Grant at 910-206-2433.
BAND NO. 2 OF THE CHURCH OF GOD offers home-bound prayer meetings for those who can’t get to church as the result of illness. Call for an appointment for prayer or Bible study in your home: 910-997-1213.
BASS TEMPLE UNITED CHURCH OF GOD, 157 Louis Breeden Blvd., Hamlet, will celebrate its Usher Annual Dat at 3 p.m. July 23. Speaker will be minister Denise Moore of the Greater Faith United Church of God, Biscoe. For information, call 910-584730.
CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 406 McDonald Ave., Hamlet, will open its doors 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays to pray for the nation. Everyone is invited. For information, call 910-582-0289.
The church offers Sunday School at 10 a.m., morning worship at 11 and evening worship at 6:30 p.m. Sundays. Wednesday night Bible study is at 7.
COBB MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH, 108 Sixth St, Rockingham,offers Sunday School at 10 a.m., morning worship at 11 and evening worship at 6 Sundays. Wednesday night Bible study will be at 7, including teen programs such as RAs and GAs.
EAST ROCKINGHAM FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 189 Airport Road, Rockingham, offers Sunday School at 10 a.m., morning worship at 11 and evening worship at 6 Sundays. Wednesday night Bible study is at 7. For more information, call 910-817-7496.
FAITH ASSEMBLY OUTREACH MINISTRIES, 148 Daniels St., Hamlet, will welcome Pastor Anita Owens-Scott, who will discuss “Helping Churches Grow, From the Inside Out.”
The church will offer a soup kitchen 9-10:15 a.m. every Sunday and from 5:45-6:45 p.m. every Tuesday. Food furnished by the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina and donations. No one will be turned away.
The church also offers Sunday morning breakfast and delivery at 9 a.m., Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. and morning worship at 11:45. Every second Sunday, offers its Sister 2 Sister program at 4:30 p.m. The church will hold its Tuesday soup kitchen at 5:45 p.m., Tuesday Bible study at 7 p.m., Friday morning food box at 10:30, Friday night service at 7:30 and Saturday morning food box at 10:30.
The church prayer line is open from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Call 910-716-9106 to have someone pray with you. Or call anytime to leave a prayer request. A minister will return your call.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 329 West Ave., Hamlet, will honor Pastor Emeritus Colene S. Ellerbe during an appreciation service at 4 p.m. July 16. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Jesse Blakely, co-pastor of Solid Rock Baptist Church, Marshville. Dinner will follow.
FREEDOM BAPTIST CHURCH, 987 U.S. 1 N., Rockingham, offers services at 9 and 11 a.m. Sundays. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Sunday evening services are at 6 p.m. Wednesday night Bible study is at 7.
GREATER DIGGS CHAPEL A.M.E. ZION CHURCH, 1258 Old Cheraw Highway, Rockingham, has free sweet potatoes for anyone who wants them. The potatoes are beside the fellowship hall, and anyone with something to put them in can pick them up. For more information, call Preston Waddell at 910-895-1739.
GREATER HARVEST PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS CHURCH, 8720 Peeles Chapel Road, Laurel Hill, offers Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., morning worship at 10:30 and intercessory prayer at 6:30 p.m. Sundays, as well as Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesdays.
HARVEST MINISTRIES CONGREGATIONAL HOLINESS CHURCH, 103 Harvest Church Road, Rockingham, offers Sunday School at 10 a.m. and morning worship at 11. Wednesday night Bible study is at 6.
HOLLY GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 401 Holly Grove Church Road, Rockingham, will hold its homecoming and revival, “Giving Praises to Our Lord and Savior for the Great Things He Has Done,” from Aug. 6-9. Pastor Michael Patrick will deliver the morning message at 11 on opening day. Dinner will follow in the fellowship hall. At 3 p.m., the church will open its revival and Family and Friends Day with a message by the Rev. Donnie Bennett, pastor of Mount Sinai Baptist Church, Rockingham. His choir and congregation also will participate. At 7 p.m. Aug. 7-9, speaker for the workshop series will be the Rev. Mary Lindsey, pastor of St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Derby. Her choir and congregation will attend.
KINGDOM INSTITUTE FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 1971 U.S. 1 N., Rockingham, will offer prayer and impartation at 6 p.m. and Bible study 6:30-7:30 p.m. every Thursday. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. and morning worship with youth empowerment, at 11 a.m. Sundays.
McDONALD BAPTIST CHURCH, 259 McDonald Church Road, Rockingham, offers Sunday School at 10 a.m., morning worship at 11 and evening worship at 6 each Sunday. Wednesday night services include Mission Friends, GAs, RAs and Acteens at 6:45, Bible study at 7 and choir practice at 7:45.
MORNING STAR HOUSE OF REFUGE, 120 McArthur St., Hamlet, will hold a 10 a.m. service and 7 p.m. service every first, second and third Sunday of the month. Bible study will be 6-7 p.m. Thursdays. All are welcome.
MOUNT CALVARY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 685 Ledbetter Road, Rockingham, will celebrate its 46th anniversary at 3 p.m. July 16. Guest messenger will be Prophetess Thomasine Cox of Mount Sinai Baptist Church of Rockingham. For information, call 910-334-0766.
NEW HOPE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 1596 U.S. 74 E., Hamlet, will have a community prayer service at 6 p.m. each Tuesday. All are invited.
NEW LIFE MINISTRY & FAITH CENTER, 121 Wortham St., Wadesboro, will welcome the 2017 Living Life Abundantly Women’s Conference at 9 a.m. July 15. Minister Connie Bostic of Green Pond Church of God in Christ in Gibson, the Rev. Deborah Robinson of Troy and Sister Linda McCullers of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Hamlet will speak. Women 18 and older are encouraged to attend. For information, call 910-280-9295 or 910-334-0484.
POPLAR SPRINGS MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 18 N. John St., Polkton, will hold noonday Bible study and prayer each Wednesday. The church also will provide breakfast for worshipers every first Sunday. For information, call 910-997-2468.
PRAYER AND FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST, 217 Thomas St., Hamlet, will welcome speaker Superintendent Dr. Herman Platt of Wells Memorial Church of God in Christ, Greensboro, at 4 p.m. Aug. 20. Bishop Leroy J. Woolard of the Greater North Carolina Jurisdictional Prelate will speak at 4 p.m. Aug. 27.
PRAYER DELIVERANCE MINISTRIES, 108 School St., Rockingham, offers food to the homeless each Wednesday.
ROCKINGHAM CHURCH OF CHRIST, U.S. 74 E., Rockingham, offers a free home Bible study by mail for those who find the Bible hard to understand. Call 910-895-4035, and clearly leave your name and mailing address.
ST. MARY’S HOLINESS CHURCH, 178 Channie McManus Drive, Dobbins Heights,will welcome a Sunday School Convention of Solid Rock Holiness Churches on Tuesday through Sunday. Tuesday through Friday services will begin at 7:30 p.m., and the Saturday youth program, at 6 p.m. Sunday school will begin at 10 a.m. and morning worship, at 11:45. Host is pastor/elder William Quick.
ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 311 Marlboro St., Hamlet, extends an invitation to worship with us at 11 a.m. Sundays. Our congregation follows the traditional worship of the church, observing seasons and special days and following a three-year cycle of readings. For information, call 910-582-0729.
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. Wednesdays. All are welcome.
TABERNACLE OF FAITH PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS CHURCH, 101 Pine St., Hamlet, will hold noonday prayer from noon to 1 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday. Bible study will be 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Every second and fourth Thursday, its food bank will be opened.