Vacation Bible schools planned across Richmond County


Matt Harrelson | Daily Journal A small cross sits atop the steeple of Beverly Hills Baptist Church on Kemberly Street in Rockingham. The church will have its vacation Bible school from 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 26, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 27 and 10 a.m. to noon June 28 with the finale at 6 p.m. The theme will be “Everest: Conquering Challenges With God’s Mighty Power.”

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SATURDAY

MACEDONIA CHURCH OF GOD, 391 McIntyre Road, Ellerbe, will host its fourth annual women’s conference at 10 a.m. Guest speakers will be Shirlene Davis of Miracle Plumbline in Bennettsville, South Carolina, Sandra G. Ellerbe of New Parkers Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Wadesboro and Valerie Little of Expected Ends Ministry in Wadesboro. Registration fee is $10, and light refreshments will be served. For more information, call Denise Crouch at 910-652-1775.

POPLAR SPRINGS MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have a Father’s Day celebration beginning with a pre-Father’s Day cookout and fellowship at 11 a.m. There will be a special session where all military veterans are invited to come and share their stories. Various games such as horseshoes and boards games will be available. Sunday morning worship service will begin at 11 a.m. on June 21 with the pastor, Dr. James Smith, delivering the message. Everyone is invited to attend these services.

SUNDAY

MAPLE STREET FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 142 Maple St., Rockingham, will have a camp meeting from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday and at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. June 22-25. There will be two preachers in the morning services and one preacher in the evening services along with special singing. Lunch will be provided Monday through Thursday following the morning service. Everyone is welcome to join.

MORNING STAR HOUSE OF REFUGE, 120 McArthur St., Hamlet, will have its Father’s Day service at 10 a.m. The keynote speaker will be Elder Willie Burgess of St. Mary’s Holiness Church. Special speeches and poems will be read. All are welcome to come.

ST. LUKE NO. 2 FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 119 Morrow St., Hamlet, will have Elder Charles Ellerbee preach its 11 a.m. morning service. The public is invited to come and enjoy praise and worship.

ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 311 Marlboro St., Hamlet, will have Holy Communion during its morning service at 11 a.m. Attendees will find a warm welcome at the church with the red doors and the big heart. For more information, call 910-582-0729.

UPCOMING-ONGOING

PRAYER DELIVERANCE MINISTRIES at 108 School St. 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. Everyone is invited to share in this experience. For additional information, call 910-997-2468.

THE 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 to participate. 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.

POPLAR SPRINGS MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will provide breakfast for worshipers every first Sunday. For more information, call 910-997-2468.

NEW BETHEL A.M.E. 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 E., 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 people 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 worship here.

FREEDOM BAPTIST CHURCH, 987 N. U.S. 1, Rockingham, offers a contemporary service at 9 a.m. and a traditional service at 11 a.m. on Sundays. Sunday school is in between at 10 a.m. with Sunday night services beginning at 6 p.m. and Wednesday night Bible study starting 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.

GREATER HARVEST PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS CHURCH will have Sunday morning worship services at 8 a.m. in its temporary location of Nelson Funeral Home Chapel, 302 N. Bridges St., Hamlet. All are welcome. For more information, contact Tasha Graham at 910-817-1054.

NEW HOPE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 1596 U.S. 74 E., Hamlet, will have its vacation Bible school from 9 a.m. to noon June 22-26. The theme will be “What’s Love Got To Do With It.” Classes are available from infants through adults. A light snack will be served. The public is invited to attend.

ST. MARY’S HOLINESS CHURCH, 178 Channie McManus Drive, Dobbins Heights, will have its vacation Bible school from 5 to 7 p.m. nightly June 22-26.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 329 West Ave., Hamlet, will have its vacation Bible school from 6 to 8 p.m. nightly June 22-26. The theme will be “Truth, Justice and Power the Jesus Way.” Classes will be available for all ages. The public is invited to attend.

CRESTVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH will have its vacation Bible school from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. nightly June 22-26. The theme for the week will be “Hometown Nazareth: Where Jesus Was A Kid.” There will also be an adult Bible school from 7 to 7:45 p.m. June 22-25.

MORNING STAR HOUSE OF REFUGE, 120 McArthur St., Hamlet, will have a seven-day crusade at 7 p.m. nightly June 22-28 with different speakers every night. Call 910-434-8692 for more information. Everyone is invited to attend.

EAST ROCKINGHAM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH will have its vacation Bible school from 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 24 and July 1.

BEVERLY HILLS BAPTIST CHURCH, 110 Kemberly St., Rockingham, will have its vacation Bible school from 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 26, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 27 and 10 a.m. to noon June 28 with the finale at 6 p.m. The theme will be “Everest: Conquering Challenges With God’s Mighty Power.” For more information, visit the church’s Facebook page or call 910-895-9862.

GREATER HARVEST PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS CHURCH will have its joy night service at 7:30 p.m. on June 26 at Nelson Funeral Home Chapel, 302 N. Bridges St., Hamlet. The guest speaker will be Pastor Develyn Powell from Refuge Holiness Temple in Hamlet. For more information, contact Tasha Graham at 910-817-1054.

FRIENDSHIP MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, N.C. 177, Dobbins Heights, will have a black history program at 4 p.m. on June 27. Choirs, dance teams, soloists and church families are invited to attend. One person from each church is invited to pick a famous black American from the past or present, dress up like that person, say a few facts about that person and see if the congregation can guess who they are. For more information, contact Mary Gibson at 910-582-8065.

FAITH TEMPLE HOLINESS CHURCH will have its rainbow tea at 4 p.m. on June 27. Everyone is invited to attend.

ST. PETER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH will have an appreciation service for its pastor, the Rev. Angelo Troy at 6 p.m. on June 27. The Rev. Donnie Bennett from Mount Sinai Baptist Church in Rockingham, along with his congregation, will be the guest speaker.

ST. LUKE NO. 2 FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 119 Morrow St., Hamlet, will have Pastor Darrell McSween preach its 11 a.m. morning service on June 28. The public is invited to come and enjoy praise and worship.

GREEN LAKE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 507 Green Lake Road, Rockingham, will have its family and friends day beginning with service at 11:15 a.m. June 28 with the Rev. Jerry McNeil. The 3 p.m. afternoon service will feature guest speaker the Rev. Jack Poe of Sandy Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Rockingham. Dinner will be served following the morning service.

FRIENDSHIP MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, N.C. 177, Dobbins Heights, will have an afternoon service at 3 p.m. on June 28. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Cynthia Martin of Flat Rock Success and Community Center in Morven along with her choir and congregation.

HOLLY GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, Rockingham, will have an installation service for its pastor, the Rev. Michael Patrick at 3 p.m. on June 28. The Rev. Purnell McQueen, along with the Pee Dee Association, will be doing the installation. All are invited to come and share this special service.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 201 N. Randolph St., Rockingham, will have its vacation Bible school in conjunction with First United Methodist Church of Rockingham from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. daily July 27-31. The theme for the week will be “Everest: Conquering Challenges With God’s Mighty Power.”

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