County churches to celebrate homecomings


Matt Harrelson | Daily Journal A wooden cross with a white sash sits in front of the sanctuary of Jefferson Park Free Will Baptist Church on Forrest Street in Rockingham. The church will have its camp meeting at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday with guest speakers Derrek Stinnett and Wayne Runyon. The camp meeting will continue at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 3-6 with a gospel concert at 7 p.m. Aug. 6 featuring The Whisnants.


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SATURDAY

MIRROR IMAGE TABERNACLE OF FAITH MINISTRIES, 639 McNair St., Rockingham, will have a car wash beginning at 8 a.m. in the church parking lot.

CAMERONIAN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 179 Northam Road, Rockingham, will have its vacation Bible school from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

FREEDOM MINISTRIES NO. 1, 211 Earle Franklin Drive, Dobbins Heights, will have a dinner sale starting at 9:30 a.m. There will be whiting, chicken wing and barbecue dinners along with a choice of two sides from baked beans, coleslaw or potato salad with a roll and dessert. All dinners for a donation of $7 each and sandwiches for $4. Delivery for five or more plates is available. Call 910-434-4825 to place an order or for more information.

SNOW HILL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, Mount Gilead, will host a musical extravaganza at 6 p.m. The church will celebrate its homecoming during the 11 a.m. morning worship service on Aug. 2 with guest speaker the Rev. Jackie Harris of Pinebluff. Revival services will take place at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 3 to 5 with the Rev. Harris.

SUNDAY

ST. LUKE NO. 2 FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 119 Morrow St., Hamlet, will have Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Darrell McSween will preach its 10:30 a.m. morning service. The public is invited to come and enjoy praise and worship.

WAYMAN CHAPEL A.M.E. ZION CHURCH, 1923 Osborne Road, Hamlet, will celebrate its homecoming beginning with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. followed by morning worship at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Janice H. Ingram. Lunch will be served immediately after the morning worship. An afternoon service will follow at 3 p.m. with Lloyd Nivens IV of Bennettsville A.M.E. Zion Church in Norwood as the guest speaker. Revival services will take place at 7 p.m. Aug. 3-5 with the Rev. Kelcy G. L. Steele of First A.M.E. Zion Church Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church in Los Angeles.

FRIENDSHIP MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, N.C. 177, Hamlet, will celebrate its homecoming beginning with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and morning worship at 11 a.m. with Pastor J.L. McCullers. An afternoon service will take place at 3 p.m. with Pastor Roy Lisenby of Garris Grove Baptist Church in Wadesboro along with his choir and congregation. Revival services will be at 7:30 p.m. nightly Aug. 5-7 with Pastor Robert L. Dockery of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church of Hoffman along with his choir and congregation.

LEE THEE A.M.E. ZION CHURCH, 428 Lee Thee Church Road, Rockingham, will celebrate its homecoming beginning with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and morning worship at 11 a.m. An afternoon service will take place at 3 p.m. Revival will be at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 3 to 7 with guest speaker Pastor Paulette Cash of Evangelistic Outreach Center in Polkton. All churches and choirs are invited to come.

POPLAR SPRINGS MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will celebrate its homecoming during the 11 a.m. morning service with the Rev. Dr. James Smith preaching. The afternoon service will take place at 3 p.m. with guest speaker the Rev. Annette Covington of Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. Revival will be at 6:30 p.m. nightly Aug. 5 to 7 with guest speaker the Rev. Dr. Eric Mansfield.

HOLLY GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 401 Holly Grove Church Road, Rockingham, will have revival starting during the 11 a.m. morning service with the Rev. Michael Patrick. An afternoon service will take place at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Benny Kemp of Lovely Hill Missionary Baptist Church along with his choir and congregation. Nightly revival services will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 3 to 5 with the Rev. Tommy Legrand along with his congregation.

JEFFERSON PARK FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 308 Forrest St., Rockingham, will have its camp meeting at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. with guest speakers Derrek Stinnett and Wayne Runyon. The camp meeting will continue at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 3-6 with a gospel concert at 7 p.m. Aug. 6 featuring The Whisnants.

EBENEZER MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 875 U.S. 1 N., Rockingham, will celebrate its annual homecoming during the 11 a.m. morning worship with the Rev. Daniel C. Scott delivering the message. Lunch will be served immediately following the service. The speaker for the 3 p.m. afternoon service will be the Rev. Charles Bethea of Philadelphia United Methodist Church in Rockingham. Revival services will take place at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 3-7 with Pastor Anthony T. Waymyer of Grace Temple Fellowship Church in Wallace, South Carolina.

GREEN LAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 623 Green Lake Road, Rockingham, will celebrates its 161st homecoming at 11 a.m. with guest speaker the Rev. Bruce Skipper of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in St. Pauls, North Carolina. Lunch will follow in the fellowship hall. Everyone is invited to attend.

UPCOMING-ONGOING

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 to share in these experiences. 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 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.

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.

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.

ST. MARY’S HOLINESS CHURCH will host United Pastors’ Fellowship with noon day prayer, a 5 p.m. business meeting and 6 p.m. Bible study on Aug. 5.

NEW DIRECTION HOUSE OF PRAYER, 151 Mizpah Road, Rockingham, will have a fish plate sale starting at 10 a.m. on Aug. 7. Plates are $7 for fish, baked beans, slaw, roll, dessert and drink.

ST. MARY’S HOLINESS CHURCH, 178 Channie McManus Drive, Dobbins Heights, will host a back to school carnival form 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 8 at the church. There will be free food, games, prizes and free school supplies for students of all ages. For more information, call 910-206-5716 or 910-206-4424.

FREEDOM MINISTRIES NO. 1, 211 Earle Franklin Drive, Dobbins Heights, will have its annual rainbow tea at 5 p.m. on Aug. 8. The guest speaker will be Jean Lovely from St. Mary’s Holiness Church in Dobbins Heights.

RIVERS OF LIFE FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER, 106 Pence St., East Rockingham, will host the Lumber River Quartet in concert at 7 p.m. on Aug. 8.

ST. LUKE NO. 2 FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 119 Morrow St., Hamlet, will have Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Darrell McSween will preach its 10:30 a.m. morning service on Aug. 9. The church will celebrate its homecoming service at 3 p.m. with guest speaker Pastor Donnie Bennett of Mount Sinai Baptist Church in Rockingham. The public is invited to come and enjoy praise and worship.

NEW HOPE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 1596 U.S. 74 E., Hamlet, will celebrate its annual homecoming beginning with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and morning service at 11 a.m. on Aug. 9 with the pastor, the Rev. John A. Jackson. Dinner will be served immediately following Communion. An afternoon service will be at 3 p.m. with guest speaker the Rev. J.D. Bullard from Raleigh. Revival services will take place at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 10-12 with the Rev. Leroy Franklin Clark of First Institute Family Worship Center in Gastonia. Everyone is invited to attend.

SARON MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 667 Saron Church Road, Ellerbe, will celebrate its homecoming beginning with Sunday school at 10 a.m. and morning worship at 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 9 with the Rev. E.L. Alexander. Dinner will be served after the service in the fellowship hall. The afternoon service will be at 3 p.m. with guest speaker the Rev. Jack Poe of Sandy Grove Baptist Church in Rockingham. Kaajolen Knox will be accompanied by Vanessa Roir and the men’s choir of Providence Baptist Church in Rockingham for music. Revival services will take place at 7:30 p.m. nightly Aug. 10-12 with the Rev. W. Henderson of Morning Star in Durham. Everyone is invited to attend.

ASHLEY CHAPEL A.M.E. ZION CHURCH, 332 Mizpah Road, Rockingham, will celebrate its annual homecoming beginning with morning worship at 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 9. Dinner will follow the service. There will also be a 3 p.m. afternoon service with the Rev. James Smith and the Poplar Springs Baptist Church family as guests. Revival services will take place at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 10-12 with the Rev. Reginald M. Holiday of Bethany Fellowship Church in Greensboro.

ELLERBE GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 162 Ellerbe Grove Church Road, Rockingham, will celebrate its annual homecoming during its 11 a.m. services on Aug. 9 with host pastor, the Rev. Darryl C. Carter. An afternoon service at 3 p.m. will take place with the Rev. Robert Richardson of First Baptist Church Hamlet as the guest speaker. Revival services will be at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 10-14 with the Rev. Anthony T. Waymyer of Wallace, South Carolina as the guest evangelist.

BESSIE CHAPEL A.M.E. ZION CHURCH, 3003 Ingram Mountain Road, Lilesville, will celebrate its homecoming during the 11 a.m. morning worship service on Aug. 9 with the Rev. Joletha Dockery. Dinner will be served following the service. The afternoon service will be at 3:30 p.m. with guest speaker the Rev. Gergory Freeman of St. Stephen’s Missionary Baptist Church along with his choir and congregation. Revival services will take place at 7:30 p.m. nightly Aug. 12-14 with Bishop Travoris Johnson of New Dimension Community Christian Center in High Point. Everyone is invited to attend.

MOUNT ZION UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 986 Ledbetter Road, Rockingham, will celebrate its annual homecoming during the 11 a.m. morning worship on Aug. 9 with Pastor Dian Griffin Jackson. Mount Zion United Church of Christ choirs along with organist Clifton Steele and drummer Tim Walton will provide music. Following the morning worship, a potluck meal will be served in the James Clyde and Ruth Watkins Gathering Hall. Revival services will be held at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 10-12 with the Rev. Robert Mathis of Mount Pisgah A.M.E. Zion Church, the Rev. William Manning Jr. of Community Baptist Church and the Rev. John McCullers of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. Local choirs will provide the music for these services. Everyone is invited to attend.

FREEDOM MINISTRIES NO. 1, 211 Earle Franklin Drive, Dobbins Heights, will have its second Sunday fellowship at 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 9 with guest speaker Bishop Burley of Daily Word Outreach in Mullins, South Carolina.

ST. LUKE NO. 2 FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 119 Morrow St., Hamlet, will have revival at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 10-12 with guest speaker Pastor T.R. Davis of Jone Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Laurinburg. The public is invited to come and enjoy praise and worship.

SYDNEY GROVE CHURCH OF DELIVERANCE, 401 McIntyre Road, Ellerbe, will have a pre-anniversary service at 3 p.m. on Aug. 15 with guest minister Pastor Griffin Gordon of Moors Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Brunswick.

CONCORD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH in Ellerbe will celebrate its homecoming at 11 a.m. on Aug. 16 with an evening music service to take place at 6 p.m. with Thickety Creek Bluegrass Gospel.

STELLYS TABERNACLE CHURCH will celebrate its annual homecoming during its 11:15 a.m. morning worship on Aug. 16. Dinner will be served following the service. An afternoon service will take place at 3 p.m. with guest speaker the Rev. Robert P. Mathis of Mount Pisgah A.M.E. Zion Church of Rockingham.

EAST ROCKINGHAM FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 189 Airport Road, Rockingham, will host 2nd Chance Ministries in concert at 6 p.m. on Aug. 22. A love offering will be received. Everyone is welcome to attend.

PHILADELPHIA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 157 Philadelphia Dr., Rockingham, will celebrate its annual homecoming during its 11 a.m. morning service on Aug. 23 with the Rev. Charles A. Bethea delivering the message. A fellowship dinner will be served following the morning worship. An afternoon service will begin at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Daniel Scott of Ebenezer Baptist Church bringing the message. Revival services will be held at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 24-28.

ELLERBE GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 162 Ellerbe Grove Church Road, Rockingham, will celebrate its senior choir’s 66th anniversary at 6 p.m. on Sept. 19. All local choirs and others are invited to attend.

Matt Harrelson | Daily Journal A wooden cross with a white sash sits in front of the sanctuary of Jefferson Park Free Will Baptist Church on Forrest Street in Rockingham. The church will have its camp meeting at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday with guest speakers Derrek Stinnett and Wayne Runyon. The camp meeting will continue at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 3-6 with a gospel concert at 7 p.m. Aug. 6 featuring The Whisnants.
http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_JPFWB_cmyk.jpgMatt Harrelson | Daily Journal A wooden cross with a white sash sits in front of the sanctuary of Jefferson Park Free Will Baptist Church on Forrest Street in Rockingham. The church will have its camp meeting at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday with guest speakers Derrek Stinnett and Wayne Runyon. The camp meeting will continue at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 3-6 with a gospel concert at 7 p.m. Aug. 6 featuring The Whisnants.
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