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MOUNT SINAI BAPTIST CHURCH will celebrate its Family and Friends Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Falling Creek Park. Everyone is invited to attend.
COMMUNITY CHURCH, 193 Mill Road, Rockingham, will have a vacation Bible school kickoff pizza party from 5 to 7 p.m. The theme of the Bible school will be “Superheroes of the Bible” and it will run from 5:30 to 8 p.m. nightly June 7-10. There will be food, Bible lessons, crafts and music.
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 out and enjoy praise and worship.
MOUNT SINAI BAPTIST CHURCH will celebrate its eighth anniversary at 11 a.m. with a “Pack A Row” program. Everyone is invited to help celebrate.
HOLLY GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 401 Holly Grove Church Road, Rockingham, will celebrate its 146th church anniversary starting with morning worship at 11 a.m. with Pastor Michael Patrick and at 3 p.m. with the Rev. T.J. Horne of Rock Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Lilesville along with his choir and congregation. Dinner will be served after the morning service.
ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 311 Marlboro St., Hamlet, will celebrate Holy Communion at 11 a.m. The community is invited to join the mission to share love in the community and in the world. For more information, call 910-582-0629.
CHAPPELL GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH, 111 Godfrey Road, Ellerbe, will have its men’s day program at 2:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be the Rev. E.L. Lindsey with his members. The music will be rendered by The Tears of Glory of Rockingham.
ST. STEPHEN’S MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 434 St. Steven’s Church Road, Rockingham, will have its Deacons’ Day at 3 p.m. The guest preacher will be the Rev. John Jackson of New Hope Baptist Church in Hamlet. Everyone is invited to attend.
LIVINGSTON CHAPEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have its deacon ordination service at 3 p.m. The two men being ordained are Kevin Wall and Charles Willis. Moderator Jimmy Gilchrist of the Pee Dee Missionary Baptist Educational Association will bring the message. All deacons are welcome to come and participate in this service.
EBENEZER MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 875 U.S. 1 N., Rockingham, will have its annual women’s day program at 3 p.m. The Rev. C.D. Turner of New Diggs Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church will deliver the afternoon message. All women are asked to wear white.
GREEN CHAPEL A.M.E. ZION CHURCH, Hamlet, will have an appreciation service for the Rev. Fred Miller at 3 p.m. Elder Charles Quick of Pember Temper Church in Hamlet will be the guest speaker.
BESSIE CHAPEL A.M.E. ZION CHURCH will have an appreciation service for its pastor, the Rev. Joletha L. Dockery, at 3 p.m. at the Lady Bug Restaurant in Wadesboro. The public is invited to attend.
ST. MARY’S HOLINESS CHURCH, 178 Channie McManus Drive, Dobbins Heights, will have a pack-the-pew program with gospel singing at 4 p.m.
GOODWIN CHAPEL A.M.E. ZION CHURCH, 2949 Newton Road, McColl, South Carolina, will have its pastor appreciation service for the Rev. Jessie J. McLendon at 4 p.m. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Kenneth Bethea of Cedar Grove First Missionary Baptist Church along with his congregation. A fellowship dinner will also be served following the morning worship service. Call 910-318-6584 to RSVP or for more information.
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 HOLINESS CHURCH, 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.
EAST ROCKINGHAM FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 189 Airport Road, Rockingham, will welcome The Singing Revelations from Lumberton at 7 p.m. on June 12. There will be no admission charge, but a love offering will be received. Everyone is invited to attend.
NEW HOPE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 1596 U.S. 74 East, Hamlet, will have its men’s fellowship luncheon from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 13. Topics will include brotherhood in ministry and a brother in leadership ministry.
EAST ROCKINGHAM FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 189 Airport Road, Rockingham, will have a fellowship lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on June 13. Donations will be received.
MCDONALD BAPTIST CHURCH, 259 McDonald Church Road, Rockingham, will have its vacation Bible school kickoff from noon to 3 p.m. on June 13 for registration. The “Journey Off The Map” themed Bible school will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. nightly June 14-18.
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 14. Bishop Lomuel Stroman of Church of God of Prophecy in Ellerbe will preach the afternoon service for its 112th church anniversary at 3 p.m. The public is invited to come out and enjoy the praise and worship service.
FREEDOM MINISTRIES NO. 1 will have its second Sunday fellowship at 2:30 p.m. on June 14 with Prayer Deliverance’s congregation as guests.
ST. JOHN MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 1729 Derby Road, Derby, will celebrate its usher anniversary at 3 p.m. on June 14. The guest speaker will be Minister Jamie Baldwin.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 329 West Ave., Hamlet, will have an installation service for Dr. Robert J. Richardson at 4 p.m. on June 14. Dr. J.F. McLendon of Fisher Hill Community Baptist Church in Cheraw, South Carolina, will be the guest speaker accompanied by his congregation. The public is invited.
CORDOVA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 130 Ledbetter St., will have vacation Bible school for kids age 5-12 from 5 to 7 p.m. nightly June 14-18. Meals will be served every night. Join the group for a week at SonRise National Park, where attendees will discover God’s word.
TRINITY EMMANUEL HOLINESS CHURCH, 130 Entwistle St., East Rockingham, will have revival at 6 p.m. on June 14 and at 7 p.m. nightly June 15-19. The guest speaker will be Evangelist Keith Speed with special singing each night.
MOUNT SINAI BAPTIST CHURCH is currently conducting registration for its annual Sinai Kingdom summer camp. The camp will begin on June 15, will end July 31, but will be closed during the week of July 6 in observance of Independence Day. The camp is open to young people from ages 4-14. The camp will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The initial registration fee is $45, and the weekly rate is $30. If there are multiple children from a family, discounts will be given. Contact Camp Director Cordelia Steele at 910-417-9552 to arrange a time to complete the registration packet. This packet, along with the registration fee, will need to be completed and received before the young person(s) can attend the camp.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF HAMLET, 208 Charlotte St., Hamlet, will have its vacation Bible school from 9 to 11:30 a.m. daily June 15-19. The theme this year is “Hometown Nazareth.” The adult vacation Bible school will be taught by Pastor Randy Bishop and will study “Soul Detox” by Craig Groeschel at 9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.
POPLAR SPRINGS MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, Mizpah Road, Rockingham, will have its vacation Bible school from 5 to 7 p.m. nightly June 15-19. Classes will be for all ages. The theme for the week will be “Jesus: The True Superhero.” Everyone is invited to attend.
EAST ROCKINGHAM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH will have its vacation Bible school at 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 17, June 24 and July 1.
JOY FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 864 S. N.C. 177, Hamlet, will present quarterly Southern gospel singing at 7 p.m. on June 19 featuring Cameronian Quartet, Donnie Gilliam, Southern Redeemed and Stan and Linda Jacobs. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served after the free concert. No love offering will be taken. For more information, call Stan or Linda Jacobs at 910-895-7015 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MACEDONIA CHURCH OF GOD, 391 McIntyre Road, Ellerbe, will host its fourth annual women’s conference at 10 a.m. on June 20. 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.
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 June 21. The public is invited to come and enjoy praise and worship.
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.
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.
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.
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.