Ashley Chapel A.M.E Zion Church Youth Choir collecting gift card donations for hurricane victims

Daily Journal file photo First Baptist Church, 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 with the words “Church News” in the subject line. Please be sure to include time, date and place of each event you wish published.


ROCKINGHAM DISTRICT/A.M.E. ZION MEN’S BOOSTER CLUB monthly prayer breakfast, 8 a.m., Goodwin Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, 2949 Newton Road, McColl, South Carolina.

GREATER DIGGS CHAPEL A.M.E. ZION CHURCH, 1258, Old Cheraw Highway, Rockingham, presents an empowerment workshop for all children and adults, including classes on “Spiritual Growth” and “Who am I?” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch will be served.


CORDOVA BAPTIST CHURCH, 226 Ledbetter St., Cordova, will celebrate its 121st homecoming with Sunday School at 10 a.m. and morning worship at 10:45. Willie Helms will be music minister; Pastor Clint McKnight will bring the message. Lunch, 12:30 p.m., in the Fellowship Building.

GREEN CHAPEL A.M.E. ZION CHURCH, 268 Green Chapel Church Road, Hamlet, “Fill a Pew” program, 3 p.m. Guests: the Rev. Robert Dockery, congregation of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Hoffman.

MOUNT CALVARY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 685 Ledbetter Road, Rockingham, Choir Day. Celebration will begin at 2:30 p.m.

MOUNT PLEASANT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 861 Grassy Island Road, Ellerbe, homecoming service, 11 a.m. Pastor Elizabeth Polk, speaker; Lisa Deaton, guest soloist. A covered-dish lunch will follow. Revival services, 7 p.m. Sept. 24-27, with Rev. Cory Oliver each night. Special music: Sunday, Red Hill Quartet; Monday, Cameronian Quartet; Tuesday, Charge Choir; Wednesday, Thickety Creek Bluegrass Band.

ST. STEPHEN A.M.E. ZION CHURCH, 407 West Ave., Hamlet, will celebrate its 130th anniversary at 3 p.m. Guest speaker, former pastor the Rev. Dr. J.P. Henderson.

TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST, 104 S. Stewart St., Rockingham, fellowship service, 4:30 p.m., with Elder George Coney Jr. and congregation, House of Prayer, Clinton.

ASHLEY CHAPEL A.M.E. ZION CHURCH, 332 Mizpah Road, Rockingham, The Youth Choir will observe its annual Choir Anniversary Celebration at 3 p.m. The are collecting gift cards to send to students of H.M. Carroll Elementary School in Houston, Texas for uniforms and supplies. The school was damaged by Hurricane Harvey. Everyone is invited to participate in this mission. For more information, call Bridgett Short at 910-334-3511.


KINGDOM INSTITUTE, 1971 U.S. 1 N., Rockingham, will hold its “Tearing Down the Walls” revival at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 and 27. Tuesday speaker, Apostle Paul Bennett, Emanuel Temple Church of God, Rockingham; Wednesday speaker. Apostle Anthony Quick, Prayer Deliverance Ministries, Rockingham.

Sept. 29

SIDNEY GROVE CHURCH-DELIVERANCE, 401 McIntyre Road, Ellerbe. Forty-fourth anniversary celebration/First Lady Annie Simpson Night, 7:30 p.m.; guest speaker Bishop Clarissa H. Young, Corner Church of the Lord Jesus Christ Apostolic, Albemarle. Sept. 30: 7:30 p.m., opening night; guest speaker Superintendent Tommy Legrand, Faith Temple Church of God in Christ, Hamlet. Oct. 1: 11:30 a.m. worship, lunch; 4 p.m. service with Bishop Eddie Robinson, Mount Carmel Church, Raeford. Oct. 2: 7:30 p.m., the Rev. C.L. Wall, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Candor. Oct. 3: 7:30 p.m., Pastor Vander D. Purcell Jr., Sanctuary Deliverance Church, Greensboro. Oct. 4: 7:30 p.m., Pastor Angelo Bratcher, Mount Sinai Holiness Church, Raeford. Oct. 5: 7:30 p.m., Pastor Carl Ingram, Morning Star Holiness Church, Lilesville. Oct. 6: 7:30 p.., Pastor Eric Smalley, St. Luke Holiness Church, Mount Gilead. Oct. 7: 3 p.m., Bishop James Sturdivant, True Standard Holiness Church, High Point.

Sept. 30

GREEN POND CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST, 3760 Old Wire Road, Gibson. Pastoral anniversary service for Bishop George W. Davis Jr., 3 p.m. Sept. 30. Speaker, Bishop Robin Britt Atwater, Helping Hands Church, Rocky Mount. Dinner will follow.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 329 West Ave., Hamlet, will celebrate its 42nd choir anniversary at 4 p.m. Church choirs, mime and praise teams, soloists and groups are welcome to help celebrate this event. The public is invited.

Oct. 1

CHAPPELL GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH, 111 Godfrey Road, Ellerbe, will begin its homecoming and revival services with the Rev. H.K. Williams delivering the morning message at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 1. Lunch immediately after service. Afternoon services, 2 p.m., with Elder James Baldwin, pastor of St. Joseph Bible Church of God, Ellerbe, along with his choir and members. Nightly revival services, 7 p.m. Oct. 3-5 with the Rev. Anthony Ledbetter, pastor, Piney Grove Holiness Church, Wadesboro.

NEBO WESLEYAN CHURCH, 1821 Airport Road, Hamlet, will host the Believers Quarrtet at 10 a.m.

Oct. 5

FAITH TEMPLE HOLINESS CHURCH, 217 Rummage Packhouse Road, Ellerbe, minister reunion, through Oct. 8. Service, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5, 6; business meeting, 11 a.m. Oct. 7; service, 11:30 a.m. Oct. 8.

Oct. 8

TIMMONS GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 27501 Marston Road, Marston, will offer its Pastor’s Aid Program at 3:30 p.m.

HOLLY GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 401 Holly Grove Chruch Road, Rockingham, will hold it’s annual Women’s Day program at 2 p.m. Colors for the occasion will be white and speaker for the evening will be the Rev. Barbara Annete Covington.

MOUNT CALVARY ROCK OF AGES CHURCH, 464 County Home Road, Rockingham, will host the singing group Servants Call at 6 p.m.

Oct. 14

FAITH TEMPLE HOLINESS CHURCH, 217 Rummage Packhouse Road, Ellerbe, “Gospel Explosion,” 6 p.m. Area choirs invited to attend.

Oct. 15-20

CORDOVA BAPTIST CHURCH will sponsor an old-fashioned tent revival in the field across from Burlington Industries with Bible preaching and spirit-filled singing starting at 6 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Monday-Friday. Recording artist/evangelist Quinton Mills will perform on Friday. For more information, call 910-895-4045.

Oct. 20

FREEDOM BAPTIST CHURCH, 987 U.S. 1, Rockingham, will host a Brotherhood Breakfast at 9 a.m. in the fellowship hall.

Oct. 22

TIMMONS GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 27501 Marston Road, Marston, will have its “Women of the Bible” program at 3 p..m.


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. 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 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 is 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, offers a soup kitchen 9-10:15 a.m. every Sunday and 5:45-6:45 p.m. every Tuesday. Food furnished by the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina and donations. No one turned away. The church also offers Sunday 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 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 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. 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.

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

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.

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 Sundays.

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.

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

TABERNACLE OF FAITH PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS CHURCH, 101 Pine St., Hamlet, will hold 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.

WEST ROCKINGHAM CHURCH OF GOD, 116 Garrett St., Rockingham, offers Sunday School at 10 a.m., morning worship at 11 and evening worship at 6 each Sunday. Wednesday services begin at 7 p.m.

Daily Journal file photo First Baptist Church, Rockingham. Journal file photo First Baptist Church, Rockingham.
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