The deadline for church briefs is 5 p.m. Thursdays for publication the next Saturday. Drop off items at 105 E. Washington St., Rockingham, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words “Church News” in the subject line. Please be sure to include time, date and place of each event you wish published.
FAITH TEMPLE HOLINESS CHURCH, 217 Rummage Packhouse Road, Ellerbe, “Gospel Explosion,” 6 p.m. Area choirs invited.
BIBLE FREEWILL CHURCH OF WORSHIP, 682 N.C. 381, Hamlet, 11 a.m. worship with Brother Jerry Smith; 2:30 p.m. singing.
CARL’S REVIVAL CENTER, 121 Mahone St., Hamlet, Pastor James Everette’s 10th-anniversary service, 11 a.m. Dinner will follow. Evening service, 3 p.m., with Apostle Carlston Gould, Cheraw, South Carolina.
CORDOVA BAPTIST CHURCH, tent revival, field across from Burlington Industries; Bible preaching and singing, 6 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Monday though Friday. Recording artist/evangelist Quinton Mills will perform Friday. For information, call 910-895-4045.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 329 West Ave., Hamlet, 136th Church Anniversary and Ministry March, 4 p.m. Guest preacher, Bishop David Patterson, Southern Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Rowland.
GREATER HARVEST PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS CHURCH, 8720 Peeles Chapel Road, Laurel Hill, homecoming revival, 3 p.m.. Guest preacher, Apostle Deborah Robinson, Church of the Living God, Troy. Meetings 7 nightly, Wednesday. Revivalist Pastor Mary Lindsey, St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Derby.
GREEN LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH, 506 Green Lake Road, Rockingham, seventh anniversary celebration, 3 p.m., the Rev. Jerry McNeil. The Rev. Alfred Dudley, Unionville Missionary Baptist Church, Laurinburg, will preside.
MACEDONIA MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 3948 U.S. 1 N., Hoffman, men’s anniversary service for those 10 and older. Pastor Robert L. Dockery Sr. will lead a march from the community center to the church at 10:30 a.m. Grand marshals, Sheriff James Clemmons, Detective Lang Harrison Jr. Lunch will follow benediction.
MOUNT ZION UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 986 Ledbetter Road, Rockingham, 11 a.m., Dian Griffin Davis’s celebration of her seventh pastoral anniversary. A reception will follow.
ST. PETER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 205 Bridges St., Hamlet, 139th usher anniversary celebration, 3:30 p.m. Speaker, the Rev. Daniel C. Scott, Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, Rockingham.
ST. STEPHEN’S BAPTIST CHURCH, 434 St. Stevens Church Road, Rockingham, 3 p.m., Adult Choir anniversary celebration.
BASS TEMPLE UNITED CHURCH OF GOD, 157 Louis Breedon Blvd., Hamlet, “Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound” revival, 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday. Speaker, evangelist Emma Covington, St. Stephen’s United Church of God, Troy.
KINGDOM INSTITUTE ORIGINAL FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 1971 U.S. 1 N., Rockingham, annual women’s conference, 10 a.m. Theme, “The Wonder Woman in You: Philippians 4:13.” Speaker, Pastor Sherri Allgood, True Worship Ministries, Biscoe. Presenters, Sister Gina Simmons, Sister Ladwana Covington, Minister Tyronda Ratliff.
TIMMONS GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 27501 Marston Road, Marston, “Women of the Bible,” 3 p.m.
PASTORS UNITED FELLOWSHIP FALL REVIVAL, 7 p.m. Oct. 24-26. Tuesday: St. Mary’s Holiness Church, 178 Channie McManus Dr., Hamlet; Wednesday, Freedom Ministries No. 1, Dobbins Heights; Thursday, Victory Deliverance Church of God, 114 Bridges St., Hamlet.
FREEDOM BAPTIST CHURCH, 987 U.S. 1, Rockingham, Brotherhood Breakfast, 9 a.m., fellowship hall.
FREEDOM BAPTIST CHURCH,987 U.S. 1, Rockingham, 11 a.m. Guest minister, Dr. Chris Schofield, director of the Office of Prayer for Evangelization and Spiritual Awakening, Baptist State Convention.
NEW BIRTH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 121 New Birth Drive, Hamlet, Family and Friends Day. 9:30 a.m. Sunday School, 11 a.m. worship. Dinner will follow. 2:30 p.m. message by Bishop Thomas McDonald Sr., Last Days Deliverance Apostolic Faith Chapel, Hamlet.
ST. JOHN MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 1729 Derby Road, Derby, 3 p.m., “Gospel Explosion” honoring First Man, Brother Eddie Lindsey.
NEW HOPE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 1596 U.S. 74 E., Hamlet, ushers’ 108th anniversary celebration, 3 p.m. Speaker, Rev. Eric Tratham, Trusting In Jesus Full Gospel Church, Dobbins Heights.
FREEDOM MINISTRIES NO. 1, Dobbins Heights, 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. services to celebrate 11th church anniversary. Nightly services 7 p.m. Nov. 13-17.
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.
CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 406 McDonald Ave., Hamlet, will open its doors 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays to pray for the nation. 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 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 is 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 information, call 910-817-7496.
FAITH ASSEMBLY OUTREACH MINISTRIES, 148 Daniels St., Hamlet, offers a soup kitchen 9-10:15 a.m. every Sunday and 5:45-6:45 p.m. every Tuesday. Food furnished by the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina and donations. No one turned away. The church also offers Sunday breakfast and delivery at 9 a.m., Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. and morning worship at 11:45. Every second Sunday, it offers its Sister 2 Sister program at 4:30 p.m. The church holds 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 noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Call 910-716-9106 to have someone pray with you. Or call to leave a prayer request. A minister will return your call.
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. Wednesday night Bible study is at 7.
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.
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.
NEW HOPE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 1596 U.S. 74 E., Hamlet, will have a community prayer service at 6 p.m. each Tuesday.
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.
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. LUKE NO. 2 FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 119 Morrow St., Hamlet. Pastor Darrell McSween preaches weekly morning services at 10:30 Sundays.
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.
SIDNEY GROVE CHURCH OF DELIVERANCE, 401 McIntyre Road, Ellerbe, will have community Bible study at 7 p.m. each Thursday and community prayer, noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays.
TABERNACLE OF FAITH PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS CHURCH, 101 Pine St., Hamlet, will hold prayer from noon to 1 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday. Bible study will be 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The food bank will open every second and fourth Thursday.
WEST ROCKINGHAM CHURCH OF GOD, 116 Garrett St., Rockingham, offers Sunday School at 10 a.m., morning worship at 11 and evening worship at 6 each Sunday. Wednesday services begin at 7 p.m.