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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the words “Church News” in the subject line. Please be sure to include time, date and place of each event you wish published.
GREATER DIGGS CHAPEL AME ZION CHURCH, 1258 Old Cheraw Highway, Rockingham, 2p.m., sixth annual memorial for Mother Harriet McKay Waddell, family members. Music, Brother Albert Everette, Rockingham, and Alexandria Terry, Riverdale, Ga. Divine word, the Rev. Sylvia McLendon, Divine Unity Church, Wadesboro, and Lindsey Chapel, Lilesville.
ST. JAMES CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1018 W. Hamlet Ave., Hamlet, church picnic, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
ASHLEY CHAPEL AME ZION CHURCH, 332 Mizpah Road, Rockingham, Gospel Choir anniversary celebration, 3 p.m.
EAST ROCKINGHAM FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 189 Airport Road, Rockingham, homecoming celebration, 11 a.m. worship. Lunch will follow.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 329 West Ave., Hamlet, Junior and Usher ministries anniversary celebration, 3:30 p.m. Guest speaker, the Rev. Keith Diggs, pastor, Living Word Ministry, Laurinburg.
FREEDOM MINISTRIES NO. 1, Dobbins Heights, 2:30 p.m., fellowship service. Preacher, Pastor Wanda Cassidy, Beautiful Zion Church.
HOLLY GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 401 Holly Grove Church Road, Rockingham, annual Women’s Day program, 2 p.m. Color for the occasion, white. Speaker, the Rev. Barbara Annette Covington.
MOUNT CALVARY ROCK OF AGES CHURCH, 464 County Home Road, Rockingham, singing group Servants Call, 6 p.m.
NEW DIGGS CHAPEL AME ZION CHURCH, 494 Mizpah Road, Rockingham, “Covered Under the Blood,” 3 p.m. Guest preacher, the Rev. Fred Miller, pastor, Centenary AME Zion Church, Lilesville. Please wear red.
NEW LIFE MINISTRY AND FAITH CENTER, 121 Wortham St., Wadesboro, 3 p.m., first sermon by Geraldine Cole.
ROCKINGHAM WESLEYAN CHURCH, 618 N. Lee St., Rockingham, homecoming service, 11 a.m., with Diana Fox as Ms. Eufola Gump, Alana Henderson, Tamra Rollins. Sunday School, 10 a.m. Covered-dish dinner will follow worship.
ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 311 Marlboro St., Hamlet, open house to observe 500th anniversary of the Reformation, 3 p.m. Program includes showing of PBS video “Luther and the Reformation,” conversation. A reception will follow. For more information, call 910-582-0729.
TIMBERS CROSSING FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 277 Loch Haven Road, Rockingham, 11 a.m., gospel group Servants Call. Lunch will follow. For information, call Preacher Charlie Tyler, 910-582-4517.
TIMMONS GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 27501 Marston Road, Marston, Pastor’s Aid program, 3:30 p.m.
VICTORY DELIVERANCE CHURCH OF GOD, Women’s Day, 11:15 a.m., Sister Rose Graham, first lady; 3:30 p.m., Pastor Shirley McLaughlin, Faith Temple Holiness Church, Ellerbe.
ST. STEPHEN’S BAPTIST CHURCH, Adult Choir anniversary celebration, 7 p.m. Celebration will continue at 3 p.m. Oct. 15.
FAITH TEMPLE HOLINESS CHURCH, 217 Rummage Packhouse Road, Ellerbe, “Gospel Explosion,” 6 p.m. Area choirs invited.
CORDOVA BAPTIST CHURCH, tent revival, field across from Burlington Industries; Bible preaching and singing, 6 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Monday though Friday. Recording artist/evangelist Quinton Mills will perform Friday. For information, call 910-895-4045.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 329 West Ave., Hamlet, 136th Church Anniversary and Ministry March, 4 p.m. Guest preacher, Bishop David Patterson, Southern Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Rowland.
GREATER HARVEST PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS CHURCH, 8720 Peeles Chapel Road, Laurel Hill, homecoming revival, 3 p.m.. Guest preacher, Apostle Deborah Robinson, Church of the Living God, Troy. Meetings 7 nightly, Oct. 18-20. Revivalist Pastor Mary Lindsey, St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Derby.
GREEN LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH, 506 Green Lake Road, Rockingham, seventh anniversary celebration, 3 p.m., the Rev. Jerry McNeil. The Rev. Alfred Dudley, Unionville Missionary Baptist Church, Laurinburg, will preside.
MACEDONIA MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 3948 U.S. 1 N., Hoffman, men’s anniversary service for those 10 and older. Pastor Robert L. Dockery Sr. will lead a march from the community center to the church at 10:30 a.m. Grand marshals, Sheriff James Clemmons, Detective Lang Harrison Jr. Lunch will follow benediction.
ST. PETER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 205 Bridges St., Hamlet, 139th usher anniversary celebration, 3:30 p.m. Speaker, the Rev. Daniel C. Scott, Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, Rockingham.
BASS TEMPLE UNITED CHURCH OF GOD, 157 Louis Breedon Blvd., Hamlet, “Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound” revival, 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday. Speaker, evangelist Emma Covington, St. Stephen’s United Church of God, Troy.
KINGDOM INSTITUTE ORIGINAL FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 1971 U.S. 1 N., Rockingham, annual women’s conference, 10 a.m. Speaker, Pastor Sherri Allgood, True Worship Ministries, Biscoe.
TIMMONS GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 27501 Marston Road, Marston, “Women of the Bible,” 3 p.m.
FREEDOM BAPTIST CHURCH, 987 U.S. 1, Rockingham, fall festival, 6-8 p.m. ”Trunk-or-treating,” other activities.
FREEDOM BAPTIST CHURCH, 987 U.S. 1, Rockingham, Brotherhood Breakfast, 9 a.m., fellowship hall.
NEW BIRTH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 121 New Birth Drive, Hamlet, Family and Friends Day. 9:30 a.m. Sunday School, 11 a.m. worship. Dinner will follow. 2:30 p.m. message by Bishop Thomas McDonald Sr., Last Days Deliverance Apostolic Faith Chapel, Hamlet.
ST. JOHN MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 1729 Derby Road, Derby, 3 p.m., “Gospel Explosion” honoring First Man, Brother Eddie Lindsey.
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.