CHURCH BRIEFS


Photo by Charlie Heeley The Episcopal Church of the Messiah, interior. The church is located at 202 N. Lawrence Street, Rockingham.


The deadline for church briefs is 5 p.m. Thursdays for publication the next Saturday. Drop off items at 105 E. Washington St., Rockingham, or send an email to christinecarroll@s24507.p831.sites.pressdns.com with the words “Church News” in the subject line. Please be sure to include time, date and place of each event you wish published.

Today

CAMERONIAN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 179 Northam Road, Rockingham, will offer Vacation Bible School from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students in preschool through junior high are welcome.

ST. PETER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 205 Bridges St., Hamlet, invites everyone to Rainbow Tea at 6-8:30 p.m., East Hamlet Community Center. Attendees are encouraged to wear the rainbow colors of their choice and donate $10.

Sunday

CENTENARY AME ZION CHURCH, U.S. 74, Lilesville, will have its annual homecoming and revival at 7 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday. Sunday School will start at 9:45 a.m.; morning service will be at 11, with Pastor Fred Miller. Lunch will be provided afterward. At 3 p.m., the Rev. Mary Lindsey, pastor of St. John Baptist Church, Derby, will speak. During evening revival services, speaker will be the Rev. Haven O. Anderson, pastor of Marvin AME Zion Church, Waxhaw.

EBENEZER MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 875 N. U.S. 1, Rockingham, will begin its annual homecoming and revival during morning services at 11, with a message from pastor the Rev. Daniel C. Scott. Lunch will follow. The Rev. Alford Dudley, Unionville Missionary Baptist Church, Laurinburg, will speak at 3 p.m. services. Revival services will be at 7 p.m. Monday though Wednesday, with the Rev. K.L. Thompson, Bal Perazim Christian Center, Kannapolis, delivering the message each night.

FRIENDSHIP MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, N.C. 177, Hamlet, will begin its revival celebration at 11 a.m. Sunday, with the Rev. Dr. J.L. McCullers presiding at morning service. At 3 p.m., Pastor Bruce Sowell of Barringer Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Norwood, will preside. Pastor Wanda Cassidy of Beautiful Zion Missionary Baptist Church will preside nightly at 7, Wednesday through Friday. All are welcome.

GREEN LAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 623 Green Lake Road, Rockingham, will celebrate its 163rd homecoming at 11 a.m. Guest speaker will be Ronald Wallace of Rockingham. Lunch will follow in the fellowship hall.

HOLLY GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 401 Holly Grove Church Road, Rockingham, will hold its homecoming and revival, “Giving Praises to Our Lord and Savior for the Great Things He Has Done,” Sunday through Wednesday. Pastor Michael Patrick will deliver the morning message at 11 on opening day. Dinner will follow in the fellowship hall. At 3 p.m., the church will open its revival and Family and Friends Day with a message by the Rev. Donnie Bennett, pastor of Mount Sinai Baptist Church, Rockingham. His choir and congregation also will participate. At 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, speaker will be the Rev. Mary Lindsey, pastor of St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Derby. Her choir and congregation will attend.

LEE THEE AME CHURCH, 428 Lee Thee Church Road, Rockingham, will hold its homecoming and revival, beginning at 9:45 a.m. Sunday. Morning worship will be at 11; afternoon service at 3. The Rev. J.C. White will be guest preacher. At 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, the Rev. Carol Turner of Stelly Tabernacle Church will preach. All are invited.

MOUNT OLIVE BAPTIST CHURCH, 596 E. Washington St. Ext., will hear the first sermon by new pastor the Rev. Daniel Main at 11 a.m. worship. A covered-dish meal will follow.

POPLAR SPRINGS MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 478 Sandhill Road, Rockingham, will celebrate its annual homecoming at 11 a.m. Sunday. Pastor the Rev. Dr. James Smith will deliver the morning message. A fellowship dinner will follow the service. The church’s revival will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, with the Rev. Anthony Waymyers of Grace Temple Fellowship Church of Wallace as revivalist.

ST. MARY’S HOLINESS CHURCH, 178 Channie McManus Drive, Dobbins Heights, will hold its Friends and Family Day on Sunday. Sunday School will begin at 10:00 a.m., followed by morning worship at 11:30. Morning sermon will be delivered by Pastor William Quick. At 4 p.m., guests will be Pastor Robert Dockery and the congregation of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Hoffman. The public is invited.

ST. PAUL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 1294 Sandhill Road, Rockingham. At the 11 a.m. service, the Rev. James Brigman will speak about his recent walk to Washington to preserve Medicaid for medically fragile children, Dinner will follow.

WAYMAN CHAPEL AME ZION CHURCH, 1923 Osborne Road, Hamlet, will celebrate its annual homecoming and revival beginning with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Morning worship will be at 11, with Minister Omar Dawkins preaching. Lunch will follow. At 3 p.m. services, the Rev. Brandon L. Ingram of Ashley Chapel AME Zion Church, Rockingham, will preach. Revival services will be at 7 nightly Monday through Wednesday. Preachers will be: Monday, the Rev. Donna Williams, Beaver Dam United Methodist Church, Laurel Hill; Tuesday: the Rev. Robert Richardson, First Baptist Church, Hamlet; Wednesday: the Rev. Tommy LeGrand, Prayer and Faith Temple, Hamlet.

Aug. 12

FREEDOM MINISTRIES NO. 1, 211 Earl Franklin Drive, Dobbins Heights, will hold its annual rainbow tea at 5 p.m. Minister Annette Tyson of St. Paul, Wadesboro, will be guest speaker.

GREEN LAKE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 507 Green Lake Road, Rockingham, will celebrate a Rainbow Tea at 5 p.m. Speaker will be pastor E. Galley-Quick of Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Rockingham.

ST. MARY’S HOLINESS CHURCH, 178 Channie McManus Drive, Dobbins Heights, will hold its annual Back-to-School Carnival at 10 a.m., on the church grounds. Fun, prizes and free food. Every child attending will be given free school supplies.

Aug. 13

ELLERBE GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 162 Ellerbe Grove Church Road, Rockingham, will celebrate its annual homecoming and revival beginning with morning worship at 11. Pastor Darryl Carter will preside. Dinner will follow. Afternoon services will be at 3, with Dr. Keefe Howell, Providence Baptist Church, Rockingham, as guest speaker. Revival services will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 14-18, with the Rev. Anthony Waymyers, pastor of Grace Fellowship Temple Church, Wallace, South Carolina.

FREEDOM MINISTRIES NO. 1, 211 Earl Franklin Drive, Dobbins Heights, will hold its deaconess program at 2:30 p.m. Pastor Carolyn Burley of Daily Word, Mullins, South Carolina, will be guest preacher.

NEW HOPE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 1596 U.S. 74 E., Hamlet, will celebrate Homecoming Sunday at 3 p.m., with the Rev. Sharon Leak, guest speaker. Revival meetings, 7 p.m. Aug. 14-16, with the Rev. Joe Kearnes, guest speaker.

ST. LUKE NO. 2 FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 119 Morrow St., Hamlet, will celebrate homecoming beginning with its 10:30 a.m. service. Dinner will be served afterward. The afternoon service will begin at 3, with the Rev. Robert Dockery of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Hoffman. Revival services will be at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 14-16, with the Rev. T.R. Davis of Jones Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Laurinburg.

Aug. 14

FIRST PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS CHURCH, 1407 McDonald Ave., Hamlet, will celebrate a revival Aug. 14-18. Theme is “Let Go and Let God,” and the speaker, Jerry Oxindine.

Aug. 20

BASS TEMPLE UNITED CHURCH OF GOD, 157 Louis Breeden Blvd., Hamlet, will celebrate Family & Friends Day at 11:30 a.m.

MOUNT CALVARY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 685 Ledbetter Road, Rockingham, will celebrate its homecoming and revival Aug. 20-23. Pastor the Rev. E. Galley-Quick will deliver the morning message at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 20. Dinner will follow immediately. At 3 p.m. Aug. 20 and 7 p.m. Aug. 21, Pastor Donnie Bennett of Mount Sinai Baptist Church, Rockingham, will preach. At 7 p.m. Aug. 22 and 23, Pastor Mary Lindsey of St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Derby, will speak.

PRAYER AND FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST, 217 Thomas St., Hamlet, will welcome speaker Superintendent Dr. Herman Platt of Wells Memorial Church of God in Christ, Greensboro, at 4 p.m. Bishop Leroy J. Woolard of the Greater N.C. Jurisdictional Prelate will speak at 4 p.m. Aug. 27.

ST. STEPHEN’S MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 434 St. Stevens Church Road, Rockingham, will hold its annual homecoming and revival through Aug. 24. Worship will begin with Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. At 11 a.m., Pastor Gregory Freeman will preach. The Rev. Joe Wilkes, Abundant Life Church, Rockingham, will speak at 3 p.m. The following will preach: Monday, the Rev. Mary Lindsey, St. John Baptist Church, Derby; Tuesday, the Rev. Kelvin Freeman, Hunters Chapel AME Church, Laurinburg; Wednesday, the Rev. Joletha Dockery, Bessie Chapel AME Church, Lilesville; Thursday, the Rev. Vashon Ingram, Sandy Ridge Baptist Church, Morven.

Aug. 27

NEW BIRTH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 121 New Birth Drive, Hamlet, will celebrate its annual homecoming Aug. 27-30. Pastor Christopher Smith will deliver the message at 11 a.m. services. Dinner will be provided afterward. At 2:30 p.m., the Rev. E.L. Alexander of Saron Baptist Church, Ellerbe, will speak. Revival services will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 28-30, with the Rev. Ronnie Johnson of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, Cheraw, South Carolina, as speaker.

Sept. 9

MIRROR IMAGE TABERNACLE OF FAITH, 639 McNair St., Rockingham, will hold its 2017 men’s conference, “Empowering Men to Lead,” 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Men of all faiths are invited. Cost is $15 for adults. Those 14 to 17 may attend free. Lunch provided. Call 910-534-1035 or 910-206-6790 for information.

Sept. 10

GREEN LAKE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 507 Green Lake Road, Rockingham, will begin celebrating its homecoming and revival at 11:15 a.m., with a message by pastor the Rev. Jerry McNeil. Dinner will be served afterward. Speaker for 3 p.m. service, Pastor Robert Richardson, First Baptist Church, Hamlet. Revival services will be at 7:30 nightly, Sept. 12-14, with the Rev. Diana McLaughlin, Lee Thee AME Zion Church as preacher.

Ongoing

BAND NO. 2 OF THE CHURCH OF GOD offers home-bound prayer meetings for those who can’t get to church as the result of illness. Call for an appointment for prayer or Bible study in your home, 910-997-1213.

CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 406 McDonald Ave., Hamlet, will open its doors 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays to pray for the nation. Everyone is invited. For information, call 910-582-0289. The church offers Sunday School at 10 a.m., morning worship at 11 and evening worship at 6:30 p.m. Sundays. Wednesday night Bible study is at 7.

COBB MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH, 108 Sixth St, Rockingham, offers Sunday School at 10 a.m., morning worship at 11 and evening worship at 6 Sundays. Wednesday night Bible study will be at 7, including teen programs such as RAs and GAs.

EAST ROCKINGHAM FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 189 Airport Road, Rockingham, offers Sunday School at 10 a.m., morning worship at 11 and evening worship at 6 Sundays. Wednesday night Bible study is at 7. For information, call 910-817-7496.

FAITH ASSEMBLY OUTREACH MINISTRIES, 148 Daniels St., Hamlet, will offer a soup kitchen 9-10:15 a.m. every Sunday and from 5:45-6:45 p.m. every Tuesday. Food furnished by the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina and donations. No one will be turned away. The church also offers Sunday morning breakfast and delivery at 9 a.m., Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. and morning worship at 11:45. Every second Sunday, it offers its Sister 2 Sister program at 4:30 p.m. The church holds its Tuesday soup kitchen at 5:45 p.m., Tuesday Bible study at 7 p.m., Friday morning food box at 10:30, Friday night service at 7:30 and Saturday morning food box at 10:30. The church prayer line is open from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Call 910-716-9106 to have someone pray with you. Or call to leave a prayer request. A minister will return your call.

FREEDOM BAPTIST CHURCH, 987 U.S. 1 N., Rockingham, offers services at 9 and 11 a.m. Sundays. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Sunday evening services are at 6 p.m. Wednesday night Bible study is at 7.

GREATER HARVEST PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS CHURCH, 8720 Peeles Chapel Road, Laurel Hill, offers Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., morning worship at 10:30 and intercessory prayer at 6:30 p.m. Sundays, as well as Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

HARVEST MINISTRIES CONGREGATIONAL HOLINESS CHURCH, 103 Harvest Church Road, Rockingham, offers Sunday School at 10 a.m. and morning worship at 11. Wednesday night Bible study is at 6.

KINGDOM INSTITUTE FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 1971 U.S. 1 N., Rockingham, will offer prayer and impartation at 6 p.m. and Bible study 6:30-7:30 p.m. every Thursday. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. and morning worship with youth empowerment, at 11 a.m. Sundays.

McDONALD BAPTIST CHURCH, 259 McDonald Church Road, Rockingham, offers Sunday School at 10 a.m., morning worship at 11 and evening worship at 6 each Sunday. Wednesday night services include Mission Friends, GAs, RAs and Acteens at 6:45, Bible study at 7 and choir practice at 7:45.

MORNING STAR HOUSE OF REFUGE, 120 McArthur St., Hamlet, will hold a 10 a.m. service and 7 p.m. service every first, second and third Sunday of the month. Bible study will be 6-7 p.m. Thursdays. All are welcome.

NEW HOPE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 1596 U.S. 74 E., Hamlet, will have a community prayer service at 6 p.m. each Tuesday. All are invited.

POPLAR SPRINGS MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 18 N. John St., Polkton, will hold noonday Bible study and prayer each Wednesday. The church also will provide breakfast for worshipers every first Sunday. For information, call 910-997-2468.

PRAYER DELIVERANCE MINISTRIES, 108 School St., Rockingham, offers food to the homeless each Wednesday.

ROCKINGHAM CHURCH OF CHRIST, U.S. 74 E., Rockingham, offers a free home Bible study by mail for those who find the Bible hard to understand. Call 910-895-4035, and clearly leave your name and mailing address.

ST. LUKE NO. 2 FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 119 Morrow St., Hamlet. Pastor Darrell McSween preaches weekly morning services at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. All are invited.

ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 311 Marlboro St., Hamlet, extends an invitation to worship with us at 11 a.m. Sundays. Our congregation follows the traditional worship of the church, observing seasons and special days and following a three-year cycle of readings. For information, call 910-582-0729.

SIDNEY GROVE CHURCH OF DELIVERANCE, 401 McIntyre Road, Ellerbe, will have community Bible study at 7 p.m. each Thursday and community noonday prayer, noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays. All are welcome.

TABERNACLE OF FAITH PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS CHURCH, 101 Pine St., Hamlet, will hold noonday prayer from noon to 1 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday. Bible study will be 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The food bank will open every second and fourth Thursday.

Photo by Charlie Heeley The Episcopal Church of the Messiah, interior. The church is located at 202 N. Lawrence Street, Rockingham.
http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_messiah.jpegPhoto by Charlie Heeley The Episcopal Church of the Messiah, interior. The church is located at 202 N. Lawrence Street, Rockingham.

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