Vacation Bible Schools start this weekend

Matt Harrelson | Daily Journal A small white cross can be seen inside the bell tower of First Presbyterian Church of Hamlet on the corner of Rice Street and Jefferson Street in Hamlet.

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NEW LIFE MINISTRY & FAITH CENTER, 121 Wortham St., Wadesboro, will welcome the 2017 Living Life Abundantly Women’s Conference at 9 a.m. July 15. Minister Connie Bostic of Green Pond Church of God in Christ in Gibson, the Rev. Deborah Robinson of Troy and Sister Linda McCullers of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Hamlet will speak. Women 18 and older are encouraged to attend. For information, call 910-280-9295 or 910-334-0484.


MOUNT CALVARY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 685 Ledbetter Road, Rockingham, will celebrate its 46th anniversary at 3 p.m. July 16. Guest messenger will be Prophetess Thomasine Cox of Mount Sinai Baptist Church of Rockingham. For information, call 910-334-0766.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 329 West Ave., Hamlet, will honor Pastor Emeritus Colene S. Ellerbe during an appreciation service at 4 p.m. July 16. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Jesse Blakely, co-pastor of Solid Rock Baptist Church, Marshville. Dinner will follow.

LOVELY HILL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 120 Lincoln St., Rockingham, will honor all senior citizens. Chris Ford of Charlotte will be the speaker. Morning worship begins at 11 a.m. All are invited.


BEVERLY HILLS BAPTIST CHURCH, 110 Kemberly St, Rockingham, will hold “Camp Out: Getting S’more of Jesus” July 14-16. Registration will be 5-5:30 p.m. July 14. Pizza will follow. Vacation Bible School will be 6-8:30 p.m. VBS will continue from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 15. Lunch will be offered. At 6 p.m. July 6, campers will participate in a VBS celebration and hot dog supper.

CORDOVA BAPTIST CHURCH, 226 Ledbetter St., Cordova, will hold “Galactic Starveyors” Vacation Bible School from 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 17-20. For those in grades kindergarten through 12. For information, call 910-895-4045.

JOY FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 864 NC177, Hamlet, will hold Vacation Bible School from 6-9 p.m. July 17-21. For information, call Pastor June Grant at 910-206-2433.

FAITH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 276 Hatcher Road, Rockingham, will hold Vacation Bible School from July 16-21, beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday and running from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 910-582-9940.

FREEDOM BAPTIST CHURCH will have Vacation Bible School July 17-20, 5 to 8 p.m. nightly.

MOUNT OLIVE BAPTIST CHURCH will hold Vacation Bible School with the theme “Gadgets & Gixmos” July 16-20 nightly at 5 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.

BASS TEMPLE UNITED CHURCH OF GOD, 157 Louis Breeden Blvd., Hamlet, will celebrate its Usher Annual Dat at 3 p.m. July 23. Speaker will be minister Denise Moore of the Greater Faith United Church of God, Biscoe. For information, call 910-584730.

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 more information, call 910-817-7496.

FAITH ASSEMBLY OUTREACH MINISTRIES, 148 Daniels St., Hamlet, will welcome Pastor Anita Owens-Scott, who will discuss “Helping Churches Grow, From the Inside Out.”

The church 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, offers its Sister 2 Sister program at 4:30 p.m. The church will hold 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 anytime to leave a prayer request. A minister will return your call.

FAITH TEMPLE HOLINESS CHURCH is celebrating Founder’s Day at 3 p.m. July 23 with founder, Bishop William McLaughlin. Guest speaker will be Pastor Ross from Hamlet. Dinner will be served after the morning service.

FLETCHER’S CHAPEL will celebrate its annual revival services with the Rev. T.R. Harrington of Rockingham as guest preacher. On July 26-28, the Rev. Doctor Michael Isaac of Shelby will be the guest preacher. Services begin nightly at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome.

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 DIGGS CHAPEL AME ZION CHURCH will celebrate its annual homecoming and revival services July 23-26. Morning worship service at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Gary Little and music by the Mass Choir. Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m. Afternoon service will be held at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Dockery and members of the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church Choir of Hoffman.

Revival services will begin 7 p.m. nightly July 24-26

July 24 — The Rev. Carol Turner, choir and members of Stelly’s Tabernacle AME Zion Church, Rockingham

July 25 — The Rev. Wanda Cassidy, choir and members of Beautiful Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Rockingham

July 26 — The Rev. Sylvia McLendon, choir and members of Divine Unity Church, Wadesboro

All churches are invited.

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.

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,” from Aug. 6-9. 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. Aug. 7-9, speaker for the workshop series will be the Rev. Mary Lindsey, pastor of St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Derby. Her choir and congregation will attend.

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 BIRTH BAPTIST CHURCH, 121, New Birth Drive, Hamlet, invites the public to Rainbow Tea at 4 p.m. July 22.

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.

Homecoming Sunday, Aug. 13, at 3 p.m. — The Rev. Sharon Leak, guest speaker.

Revival Meeting Aug. 14-16 at 7 nightly — The Rev. Joe Kearnes, guest speaker.

OUTREACH TO THE UNREACHED, 100 Main St., Hamlet, will host a three-night revival July 19-21. Guest revivalist will be Elder Christopher Brown of Outreach Miracle Ministries of Jersey City, New Jersey. Host pastor is Apostle Legrand Ingram. For more information, call 910-817-8177.

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 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. Aug. 20. Bishop Leroy J. Woolard of the Greater North Carolina Jurisdictional Prelate will speak at 4 p.m. Aug. 27.

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, will celebrate Homecoming Aug. 13. Dinner will be served following the morning service. The afternoon service will begin at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Dockery of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Hoffman.

Revival services will be held nightly Aug. 14-16 with the Rev. T.R. Davis of Jones Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Laurinburg.

Pastor Darrell McSween preaches weekly morning services at 10:30 a.m. All are invited.

ST. MARY’S HOLINESS CHURCH, 178 Channie McManus Drive, Dobbins Heights,will welcome a Sunday School Convention of Solid Rock Holiness Churches on Tuesday through Sunday. Tuesday through Friday services will begin at 7:30 p.m., and the Saturday youth program, at 6 p.m. Sunday school will begin at 10 a.m. and morning worship, at 11:45. Host is pastor/elder William Quick.

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.

ST. PETER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH invites everyone to Rainbow Tea on Aug. 5 from 6 t0 8:30 p.m. at the East Hamlet Community Center. Attendees are encouraged to wear the rainbow color of their choice and donate $10.

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. 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. Every second and fourth Thursday, its food bank will be opened.

Matt Harrelson | Daily Journal A small white cross can be seen inside the bell tower of First Presbyterian Church of Hamlet on the corner of Rice Street and Jefferson Street in Hamlet. Harrelson | Daily Journal A small white cross can be seen inside the bell tower of First Presbyterian Church of Hamlet on the corner of Rice Street and Jefferson Street in Hamlet.