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NEW DIGGS CHAPEL A.M.E. ZION CHURCH, 494 Mizpah Road, Rockingham, will celebrate its homecoming with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. followed by morning worship at 11 a.m., dinner following the morning service and evening service at 3 p.m. The church will have a three-night revival at 7 p.m. nightly July 13-15. Everyone is invited to attend.
ST. LUKE NO. 2 FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 119 Morrow St., Hamlet, will have Pastor Darrell McSween preach its 11 a.m. morning service. The public is invited to come and enjoy praise and worship.
ST. PETER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Bridges St., Hamlet, will celebrate its family and friends day during morning worship at 11 a.m. The Rev. David Gilchrist of New Bethel A.M.E. Zion Church in Fayetteville will deliver the morning message followed by a fellowship meal. All are invited to come and share in a day of faith, freedom and fellowship.
MARSTON FIRST MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will honor Pastor John W. Gould at 3 p.m. as he celebrates his second pastoral anniversary. Apostle Ronnie Moore of Overflow Ministries in Carthage will render the afternoon service. The public is invited to attend.
IMPACT OF FAITH DELIVERANCE MINISTRY, 431 Fairley St., Laurinburg, will host Sister 2 Sister Straight Talk, a support group for women of all ages, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The group is about women coming together and talking about things that really matter. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 910-995-2413.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Fayetteville Road, Rockingham, will have its vacation Bible school from 5:15 to 7:45 p.m. nightly July 12-16. The theme will be “God’s Love in Action-G Force.” To sign up, contact the church office at 910-895-6335.
McLEAN PRESBYTERIAN will have its vacation Bible school from 6 to 8 p.m. nightly July 12-16. Classes will be available for ages 3 and up and an adult class will take place Sunday night. A light supper will be served nightly at 6 p.m. The theme will be “Everest: Conquering Challenges With God’s Mighty Power.”
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.
ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 311 Marlboro St., Hamlet, invites those without a church home or new to the community to worship with them 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 more information, call 910-582-0729.
WEST ROCKINGHAM CHURCH OF GOD on Garrett St. will have its vacation Bible school from 6 to 8 p.m. nightly July 13-15. The theme will be “Adventure on Promise Island.” Everyone is welcome to attend.
ST. MARY’S HOLINESS CHURCH, 178 Channie McManus Drive, Dobbins Heights, will host the Sunday school convention of Solid Rock Holiness Churches Inc. July 13-19. Altar prayer will take place on July 13, guest speaker Elder Carlos Campbell of Emmanuel Holiness Church in Biscoe will preach at 7:30 p.m. on July 14, Pastor Darrel McSween of St. Luke No. 2 in Dobbins Heights will preach at 7:30 p.m. on July 15, Pastor Sandra Ellerbe of New Parkers Grove in Morven will preach at 7:30 p.m. on July 16, Evangelist Patricia Robinson of St. Mary’s will preach at 7:30 p.m. July 17, a youth service will take place at 5 p.m. on July 18 with guest speaker Pastor Jamison Quick of Morning Star in Hamlet and Sunday morning service will begin at 11:45 a.m. on July 19.
EL-JIRETH PENTECOSTAL APOSTOLIC CHURCH, 206-A U.S. 15-401 bypass, Bennettsville, South Carolina, will have Thursday night gospel singing at 7 p.m. on July 16 featuring Minister Ricky McDuffie and The Family, El-Jireth Youth Mass Choir, Truly Blessed, Sharon Williams and Stan and Linda Jacobs.
TIMBERS CROSSING FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 241 Homeplace Road, Rockingham, will have an outside movie night beginning at 8:45 p.m. on July 17. The movie to be shown is “The List.” Bring a lawn chair. Free refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Preacher Charlie Tyler at 910-582-4517.
NEW BIRTH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have its rainbow tea at 4 p.m. on July 18.
COMMUNITY CHURCH, 193 Mill Road, Rockingham, will have a gospel benefit featuring Eastern Sonrise Quartet and Tina Jacobs, among others, at 6:30 p.m. on July 18. A love offering will be taken to benefit B.C. Compton. All are invited to come and enjoy gospel singing, fellowship and show support for B.C. and his family. For more information, call Nancy Many at 910-895-4956.
ST. LUKE NO. 2 FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 119 Morrow St., Hamlet, will have Elder Charles Ellerbee preach its 11 a.m. morning service on July 19. The church will also be celebrating its Choir Day at 3 p.m. Various choirs, groups, praise teams and soloists have been invited to come. The public is invited to come and enjoy song, praise and worship.
BASS TEMPLE UNITED CHURCH OF GOD will celebrate its usher day at 3 p.m. on July 19 with guest speaker Evangelist Denise Moore, president of the United Church of God Southern District. Everyone is invited to attend.
COBB MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH, 108 Safie Sixth St., East Rockingham, will have a gospel concert featuring Second Chance Ministries of Florence, South Carolina, at 6 p.m. on July 19. Ice cream and cake to follow.
FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH, 276 Hatcher Road, Rockingham, will have its vacation Bible school from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. nightly July 19-24. Classes will be available for ages 3 up to 8th grade. The theme will be “Everest: Conquering Challenges With God’s Mighty Power.” For more information, call Pastor Travis Wilkerson at 910-557-1024 or for transportation, call Mack Buie at 910-206-5684.
JOY FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 864 S. N.C. 177, Hamlet, will have its vacation Bible school from 6 to 8:30 p.m. nightly July 20-24. The theme will be “Agency D3: Discover, Decide, Defend.” Call 910-205-1569 for more information.
BEAVER DAM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 714 Beaver Dam Church Road, Rockingham, will have its vacation Bible school beginning at 6 p.m. on July 24 with the kickoff night featuring hot dogs, games and hay rides. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 25 the vacation Bible school will include Bible lessons, crafts, games and lunch. There will be studies for ages 1 to 18.
CEDAR GROVE FIRST MISSIONARY CHURCH invites everyone to a time of fellowship at 7 p.m. on July 24 to celebrate Pastor Kenneth Bethea and prepare for the revival season. The message will be brought by Dr. Q. Jimmel Williamson of Pleasant Union Missionary Baptist Church of Riegelwood, North Carolina. For more information, call Evangelist Sandra Warren at 910-373-0053.
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 July 26. The public is invited to come and enjoy praise and worship.
ROURK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH will have its vacation Bible school from 6 to 8:15 p.m. nightly July 26-30. Classes will be available for ages 3 and up, and a light supper will be served nightly at 6 p.m. The theme will be “Son Spark Lab.”
BEVERLY HILLS BAPTIST CHURCH, 110 Kemberly St., Rockingham, will host the Beverly Hills Baptist Church Praise Band in concert at 6 p.m. on July 26. The public is invited.
NEBO WESLEYAN CHURCH, 1820 Airport Road, Hamlet, will have its vacation Bible school from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. nightly July 26-29.
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.”