County churches to host homecomings


Matt Harrelson | Daily Journal A small white cross sits atop the sanctuary of House of Prayer Church of God of Prophecy on Jackson Street in Ellerbe.


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SATURDAY

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. 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. 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.

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 church will celebrate its homecoming with a 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. 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. 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.

VICTORY DELIVERANCE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST, 169 Fifth St., Hamlet, will have its women’s day service beginning with Sunday school at 10 a.m. and morning worship at 11:30 a.m. The service will be rendered by the Rev. Mahalia Blue of Green Lake A.M.E. Zion Church in Gibson. For more information, call 910-268-3192 or 910-268-4418.

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. 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 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. Beulah Legrand from Rockingham as the guest speaker.

BESSIE CHAPEL A.M.E. ZION CHURCH, 3003 Ingram Mountain Road, Lilesville, will celebrate its homecoming during the 11 a.m. morning worship service 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. Gregory 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 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.

FAITH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 276 Hatcher Road, Rockingham, will host the Jay Stone Singers in concert during the 11 a.m. morning worship service.

SOUTHSIDE FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 660 Sandy Ridge Church Road, Ellerbe, will have revival beginning with Sunday morning worship at 11 a.m. with Preacher Jacob Berry. A Sunday night service will take place at 6 p.m. with Preacher Drew Lynch. Revival services will be at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 10-11 with Berry.

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

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 U.S. 1 North, 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.

SWEET HAVEN CHURCH will have its vacation Bible school from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. nightly Aug. 10-14. Meals will be served at 5:45 p.m., and commencement will take place at 6 p.m. on Aug. 16. The theme will be “Journey Off The Map.” See Shannon Rodgers at the church to volunteer.

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 Jones Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Laurinburg. The public is invited to come and enjoy praise and worship.

PEMBERTON TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST, 209 Hamlet Ave. Hamlet, will present “Women of Purpose, Men of Commitment” hosted by the Christian Women’s Council at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 14. The guest speaker will be Evangelist Sharon Porter. A prayer breakfast will take place at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 15 followed by a seminar session with guest facilitators April and Norman Pryde of Clinton, Maryland. A luncheon will follow, and registration is $15. Everyone is invited to attend.

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.

ST. STEPHENS MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 434 St. Stephens Church Road, Rockingham, will celebrate its annual homecoming beginning with Sunday school at 10 a.m. and morning worship at 11 a.m. on Aug. 16 with the Rev. Gregory Freeman delivering the message. Dinner will be served following the morning service. An afternoon service will be at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Timothy Newton of Bible Way Church in Hamlet as the guest speaker along with his choir and congregation. Revival services will take place at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 17-19 with guest speakers the Rev. A.B. Coley of Poplar Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Addor, the Rev. Joletha Dockery of Bessie Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church in Morven and the Rev. Kelvin Freeman of Hunter’s Chapel Church in Laurinburg.

ST. LUKE NO. 2 FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 119 Morrow St., Hamlet, will have Elder Charless Ellerbee preach its 10:30 a.m. morning service on Aug. 16. The public is invited to come out and enjoy praise and worship.

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.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 329 West Ave., Hamlet, will celebrate its homecoming during its 11 a.m. morning worship on Aug. 16 with Dr. Robert Richardson. An afternoon service will be at 3 p.m. with guest speaker the Rev. Charles Bethea of Philadelphia United Methodist Church in Rockingham. Revival services will take place at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 17-19 with guest speaker the Rev. Bert Lattaker III of Spring Branch Church in Wagram. The public is invited to attend.

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.

ST. LUKE NO. 2 FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 119 Morrow St., Hamlet, will have Pastor Darrell McSween preach its 10:30 a.m. morning service on Aug. 23. The public is invited to come out and enjoy praise and worship.

PHILADELPHIA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 157 Philadelphia Drive, 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.

ABUNDANT LIFE CHURCH, 139 School St., Rockingham, will host The Shireys Trio from Columbia, South Carolina, in concert at 6 p.m. on Aug. 23. Everyone is invited to attend.

FAITH ASSEMBLY OUTREACH MINISTRIES, 148 Daniels St., Hamlet, will host its “21 Nights of Revival Fire” at 7:30 p.m. nightly Sept. 1-21. There will be 21 anointed speakers, 21 nights of salvation, healing and deliverance and 21 days of noonday prayer from noon to 1 p.m. For more information, call 910-997-4391 or 910-995-2955 or email lindaross.1234@yahoo.com.

ST. LUKE NO. 2 FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 119 Morrow St., Hamlet, will have Pastor Darrell McSween preach its 10:30 a.m. morning service on Sept. 6. The public is invited to come out and enjoy praise and worship.

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 small white cross sits atop the sanctuary of House of Prayer Church of God of Prophecy on Jackson Street in Ellerbe.
http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_DSC_0570.jpgMatt Harrelson | Daily Journal A small white cross sits atop the sanctuary of House of Prayer Church of God of Prophecy on Jackson Street in Ellerbe.
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