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BASS TEMPLE UCOG, 157 Louis Breeden Blvd., Hamlet, invites everyone to our Pre-Spring Concert at 3 p.m. Soloists, musicians, choirs and praise dancers will perform. For more information, contact Lady Moore at 910-582-2134 or Sister Bloomfield at 910-260-7847.
ASHLEY CHAPEL A.M.E. ZION CHURCH, 332 Mizpah Rd., Rockingham will have a community clothing giveaway from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open to community and surrounding areas.
NEW DIRECTION HOUSE OF PRAYER, 151 Mizpah Rd., Rockingham will celebrate Family and Friends Day at 3 p.m. with guest speaker the Rev. John Wayne Gould of Marston First Baptist Church. Refreshments will be served, and you and your church family are cordially invited to join us. We will return your visit upon request.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 329 West Ave., Hamlet. The Missionary Ministry will celebrate their 104th Anniversary at 3 p.m. with guest speaker the Rev. Donnie Bennett, Pastor of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church of Rockingham along with his choir and congregation. All missionaries are welcome.
ELLERBE GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have its annual Deacons Program at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Ulric Eley, guest speaker, with his choir and congregation of Providence Baptist Church of Rockingham. The public is invited.
TIMMONS GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, Laurel Hill, will be having its annual Black History Month Program at 11 a.m. with speaker Sis. Kameshia Harrison. For information, email email@example.com.
SAINT LUKE No. 2 FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 119 Morrow Street, Hamlet, Pastor Darrell McSween will preach for the 10:30 am morning service. Pastor David Dockery of Shiloh Baptist Church in Jamestown, NC will preach the 3:00 pm service in celebration of the Usher’s Anniversary. The public is invited to come out and enjoy praise and worship service.The public is invited to come out and enjoy praise and worship service.
NEW BIRTH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 121 New Birth Dr., Hamlet, will celebrate its 19th Church Anniversary beginning with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. followed by the Worship Service at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served after morning worship. Everyone is welcome.
ST. MARY’S HOLINESS CHURCH, 178 Channie McManus Dr., Dobbins Heights, will have its Men’s Day Program at 3 p.m. with guest Pastor John Jackson and Congregation of New Hope Baptist Church of Hamlet. The public is cordially invited.
CORDOVA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, A free meal will be provided by the Cordova Baptist Church, Cordova United Methodist Church and Paradise Kingdom Outreach Ministries from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday April 1st. There will be soup, hot dogs and drinks provided. The location is the church parking lot. Everyone is welcome. For information call 910-895-4045.
THE PEE DEE ASSOCIATION will host the annual Pee Dee Institute sponsored by the Pee Dee Baptist Congress of Christian Education at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 20 at the Pee Dee Educational Headquarters in Dobbins Heights. Portia Brandon of Raleigh will present workshops Tuesday through Thursday, and on Friday evening Dr. James Smith of Poplar Springs Baptist Church, with his congregation, will close the program with the annual fellowship dinner. For information, call Yvonne McGraw at 910-997-2468.
THE CHURCH OF GOD, 210 Palmer Street, Rockingham, will hold a nightly revival at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23 through Saturday, March 25, concluding with an 11 a.m. service on Sunday, March 26. Guest speaker: Evangelist Dwayne Anders of Reidsville. The public is invited.
POPLAR SPRINGS MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 478 Sandhill Rd., Rockingham, invites you to join us at 9 a.m. on March 25 for our monthly Prayer Breakfast. Speaker Travis McLaughlin, and agent for the Lincoln Heritage Insurance Company, will facilitate a conversation concerning current insurance policies and low-cost funerals and expenses you might not know about. No one is obliged to purchase an insurance policy.
GREATER WALLS CHAPEL A.M.E. ZION CHURCH, 646 West Hwy 74, Rockingham, will have their annual Rainbow Tea at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 25. We are asking your choir to come and participate in songs and praises on this annual event.
FRIENDSHIP MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 367 Hwy 177 North, Hamlet, will have a Bike and Motorcycle Blessing Service from 11 a.m. until noon on Sunday, March 26 during the morning worship experience. All are welcome, especially bikers in their attire.
BOYD LAKE ROAD CHURCH OF CHRIST, 789 Boyd Lake Rd., Hamlet, will have a Gospel Meeting at 7 p.m. each night Monday, March 27 through Wednesday, March 29. The Sunday scheduled services are at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. with a potluck lunch at noon. For information, call 910-205-0093.
PEE DEE BIBLE CONFERENCE is coming up Monday, March 27 through Wednesday, March 29 with special guest speaker Dr. Tom Tucker. Sponsoring and Host Churches: 7 p.m. Monday, Cobb Memorial Baptist Church, 108 Safie Sixth Street, Rockingham, with pastor Chuck McKnight; 7 p.m. Tuesday, Faith Baptist Church, 276 Hatcher Rd., Rockingham, with pastor Travis Wilkerson; 7 p.m. Wednesday, Freedom Baptist Church, 987 North U.S. HWY 1, Rockingham, with pastor Ronnie McLean. The conference is in conjunction with the Pee Dee Baptist Association. The Director of Missions is C. J. Bordeaux. Special prayer for the conference is at 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 26 at Pee Dee Baptist Church, 100 Hamer Rd., Rockingham.
JOY FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH will have a revival from March 26 through March 29 with Evangelist Paul Lambert. For information, call 910-206-2433.
GREATER DIGGS CHAPEL A.M.E. ZION CHURCH, 1258 Old Cheraw Hwy., Rockingham has FREE sweet potatoes for anyone who wants them. They are beside the fellowship hall, and no one needs to be at the church for you to come and pick them up. Bring something to put them in. For information, call Preston Waddell, Trustee, at 910-895-1739.
ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 311 Marlboro St., Hamlet is a small congregation with a big heart welcoming all people to share in our worship and mission. We gather for worship on Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m. for a service of Holy Communion using the traditional readings of the church. We are active in the community through a food ministry that touches many people in Richmond County. If you are a newcomer to the community or without a church home, we invite to visit us. During Lent we also gather at 6 p.m. on Wednesday evenings for a simple supper followed by informal worship from Martin Luther’s Small Catechism, and is being studied by Lutherans around the world in this 500th Anniversary year of the Reformation. You will always find a warm welcome at the church with the bright red doors. For more information, please call 582-0729. For more information, please call 910-582-0729.
FAITH ASSEMBLY OUTREACH MINISTRIES, 148 Daniels St., Hamlet, will host guest speaker pastor Margie Breeden of the General Assembly of Fayetteville at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 26. For information, call pastor Linda Ross at 910-995-2955 or Mordecai Ross at 910-995-2413.
CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 406 McDonald Ave., Hamlet, has Sunday School at 10 a.m., Morning Worship at 11 a.m. and Evening Worship at 6:30 p.m. each Sunday. Wednesday night Bible study is at 7 p.m. Beginning March 8, there will be a community communion drop-in each Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. through April 12. Stop in and pray for your nation. The public is invited.
LEE THEE A.M.E. ZION CHURCH, 428 Lee Thee Church Rd., Rockingham. The Lee Thee Men’s Choir is celebrating its 18th Annniversary with performances at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 18 and 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 19. Your visit will be returned upon request. For information, call 910-652-5425.
MORNING STAR HOLINESS CHURCH, McArthur Street (New Town) Hamlet, will have “Joy Night” at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 24 with special guest Pastor Clarence Taylor of Vass.
PINEY GROVE CHURCH, Windblow Community, Ellerbe, will honor their musicians with an appreciation service beginning at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 25. Special guest groups and a guest preacher will be in attendance.
SAINT LUKE No. 2 FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 119 Morrow Street, Hamlet, Pastor Darrell McSween will preach for the 10:30 am morning service on Sunday, March 26, 2017. The public is invited to come out and enjoy praise and worship service.
KING’S GATE CHURCH, 161 Sierra Ave, Hamlet (next to the Toyota Dealership on U.S. 74) All women are invited to “Women Connecting” at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 31 with Pastor Kim Lyons of In Faith Ministries International, Ohio, and at 10 a.m. on Saturday April 1 with Pastor Valerie Hicks of New Day Family Worship Center, West Virginia. Come on out and connect with other women to help you position yourself for purpose.
SAINT LUKE No. 2 FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 119 Morrow Street, Hamlet, Pastor Darrell McSween will preach for the 10:30 am morning service on Sunday, April 2, 2017. The public is invited to come out and enjoy praise and worship service.
PRAYER DELIVERANCE MINISTRIES, 108 School St., Rockingham, hosts a feeding program for the homeless each Wednesday.
HARVEST MINISTRIES CONGREGATIONAL HOLINESS CHURCH, 103 Harvest Church Rd. Rockingham will have Sunday School at 10 a.m., Sunday Morning Worship at 11 a.m. each Sunday. Wednesday Night Bible Study will be at 6 p.m.
FAITH ASSEMBLY OUTREACH MINISTRIES will have a soup kitchen from 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. The church will also provide breakfast for worshipers every first Sunday. Everyone is invited. For information, call 910-997-2468.
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. 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.
NEW BEGINNING CHRISTIAN CENTER No. 1, will have Bishop Hezzie Thomas preaching at 7 p.m. March 24, a musical celebration at 5 p.m. March 25 with four drawings to win $25 gas tickets, and their church’s 4th Anniversary at 11:30 a.m. on March 26 with special preacher Pastor Cleveland Bridges from Wilmington and his choir and congregation. Later, at 2 p.m. Pastor Irwin Bryant of Columbia, S.C. will be the guest preacher accompanied by his choir and congregation. For information, call Minister Norma Jones at 910-417-9236.
MT. SINAI BAPTIST CHURCH, 171 Graham Bridge Rd., Rockingham,will have its Pastor’s Aide Annual Day at 3 p.m. on March 26. Guest speaker will be Pastor Cynthia Martin of New Life Ministry and Faith Center of Wadesboro. Please come and fellowship with us.
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 East, 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 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 attend.
FREEDOM BAPTIST CHURCH, 987 U.S. 1 North, Rockingham, offers two services on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday school is in between at 10 a.m., and Sunday evening services take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday night Bible study will be 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.
KINGDOM INSTITUTE FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 1971 U.S. 1 N., Rockingham, will have prayer and impartation at 6 p.m. and Bible study from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday. Sunday school is held at 10 a.m. and morning worship with youth empowerment at 11 a.m. on Sundays.
FAITH ASSEMBLY OUTREACH MINISTRIES, 148 Daniels St., Hamlet, has a prayer line open from noon until 1 p.m. each Tuesday and Friday. Call 910-716-9106. We will be happy to pray with you. Or, you can call any time and leave your prayer request, and a minister will return your call.
SIDNEY GROVE CHURCH OF DELIVERANCE, 401 McIntyre Road, Ellerbe, will have community Bible study at 7 p.m. each Thursday and community noon-day prayer from noon to 1 p.m. every Wednesday. All are invited to attend.
GREATER HARVEST PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS CHURCH, 8720 Peeles Chapel Road, Laurel Hill, will have Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday morning worship at 10:30 a.m., intercessory prayer at 6:30 p.m. and Bible study at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays.
MCDONALD BAPTIST CHURCH will have Sunday school at 10 a.m., morning worship at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 6 p.m. each Sunday. Wednesday night services include Mission Friends, GAs, RAs and Acteens at 6:45 p.m., Bible study at 7 p.m. and choir practice at 7:45 p.m.
COBB MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH will have Sunday school at 10 a.m., morning worship at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 6 p.m. each Sunday. Wednesday night Bible study will be at 7 p.m. and includes teen programs such as RAs and GAs each week.
EAST ROCKINGHAM FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 189 Airport Road, Rockingham, will have Sunday school at 10 a.m., morning worship at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 6 p.m. each Sunday. Wednesday night Bible study will be at 7 p.m. each week. Come visit with us. For more information, call 910-817-7496.
FAITH ASSEMBLY OUTREACH MINISTRIES, 148 Daniels St., Hamlet, invites all youth of other church families to Youth Friday Night Lights at 7 p.m. on the following Fridays: March 17, March 24, April 7 and April 14. Faith Assembly is excited about empowering our youth through the word of God and teaching of Jesus Christ. For information, call 910-716-9106.
LEE THEE A.M.E. ZION CHURCH, 428 Lee Thee Church Rd., Rockingham. Join us for our car bike show at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 6. Your visit will be returned upon your request. For information, call 910-652-5425.