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CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY, 139 Flowers St., Rockingham, 7 p.m., weekend renewal service.
HIGHLAND PINES FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 761 Mill Road, Hamlet. Revival, 7 p.m. Special singing; evangelist, Kevin Smith. For information, call Pastor Teddy Rabon, 910-716-9155.
Tonight and Saturday
CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY, 139 Flowers St., Rockingham, 7 p.m., weekend renewal service.
EAST ROCKINGHAM FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 189 Airport Road, Rockingham, Poor Man’s Supper, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., church fellowship hall. For information, call 910-997-3481.
GREATER DIGGS CHAPEL A.M.E. ZION CHURCH, 1258 Old Cheraw Highway, Rockingham, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Empowerment Workshop: “Holy Communion and What It Means,” “The Liturgical Colors and What They Mean.” Lunch will be provided. For information, call 910-895-1739, 910-997-5313.
NEW HOPE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 1596 U.S. 74 E., Hamlet. “Men of Power” men’s conference, 10 a.m. Theme, “Empowered Men of the Gospel.” Speakers, Pastor Forrest Blue, the Rev. Chris Hawks, the Rev. Ronald Wyche.
RIVER OF LIFE MINISTRIES, 106 Pence St., Rockingham, 7 p.m., The Singing Revelations and Easter Sonrise Quartet in concert.
TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST, 104 S. Stewart St., Rockingham, 11 a.m., AIM Rally, Greater North Carolina Jurisdiction.
CHAPPELL GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH, 111 Godfrey Road, Ellerbe, Family and Friends Day. 10 a.m., Sunday School; morning service, 11:15 a.m., with pastor the Rev. H.K. Williams.
HAVEN OF TRUTH DELIVERANCE OUTREACH MINISTRY, 9380 Andrew Jackson Highway, Laurel Hill, 3 p.m., “7th Up” program (seven speakers).
PHILADELPHIA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 157 Philadelphia Drive, Rockingham, 3 p.m., Old-Fashion Day. Please dress in an old style. For more information, call 910-895-7643.
ST. JOHN MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 1729 Derby Road, Ellerbe, 2:30 p.m., ushers’ anniversary. Preacher, Pastor Stanley Gould, Church of Second-Chance Ministries, Dobbins Heights. His choir and congregation will join him.
ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 311 Marlboro St., Hamlet, 11 a.m., Service of Holy Communion; collection of gifts for the church’s Good Gifts Program, which provides farm animals, micro-loans to start businesses, farm technology, clean wells and other self-help projects around the world and in the United States.
TABERNACLE FULL-GOSPEL BAPTIST CHURCH, 328 Airport Road, Hamlet, 3 p.m. Guest preacher, the Rev. Little, Greater Diggs A.M.E. Zion Church, Rockingham.
Sunday through Wednesday
ELLERBE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, P.C.A., 133 Ballard St, Ellerbe, “The Glory of Christ in the Book of Revelation” revival, 7 nightly, with the Rev. Dr. Douglas Kelly. Special music nightly.
Monday through Wednesday
JOY FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 864 S. N.C. 177, Hamlet. Revival, 7 nightly. Evangelist, Kevin Smith.
PROVIDENCE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 1120 E. Washington St., Rockingham. Spring revival, 7 nightly. Speaker, the Rev. Vincent Terry, pastor, Mount Peace, Raleigh.
FREEDOM BAPTIST CHURCH, 987 U.S., Rockingham, Peace Maker’s Conference, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Study leader, Eddie Thompson.
MIZPAH CEMETERY CLEANUP, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mizpah Road, Rockingham. Members of Cordova Baptist Church encourage the public to volunteer to help. Lunch provided. For information, call 910-895-4045.
OLIVER GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 232 Davis Haywood Road, Mount Gilead. Church choirs, gospel groups invited to participate in gospel sing, 6 p.m. Sponsor, church men’s department.
ST. MARY’S A.M.E. ZION CHURCH, 8920 Old Wire Road, Laurel Hill, 6 p.m., gospel singing and fellowship with the St. Mary’s Gospel Choir, other local choirs.
PROVIDENCE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 1120 E. Washington St., Rockingham, Friends & Family Day. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:45 a.m.
FRIENDSHIP MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, N.C. 177, Dobbins Heights, annual “Father, Son and Holy Spirit” program, 3 p.m. Father: Pastor Mary Lindsey, St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Derby; Son: Pastor Faye Galley-Quick, Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Rockingham; Holy Spirit: Pastor Cynthia Martin, New Life Ministry & Faith Center, Wadesboro.
MOUNT SINAI BAPTIST CHURCH, 171 Graham Bridge Road, Rockingham, 3 p.m., Sons of Sinai singers invite other choirs to join their anniversary celebration. Call 910-461-0840 to confirm attendance.
GREATER DIGGS CHAPEL A.M.E. ZION CHURCH, 1258 Old Cheraw Highway, Rockingham, dinner sale, 10:30 a.m. until. Eat in or take out two meats, two vegetables, bread, dessert and drink. Menu: fried or baked chicken, pork chop, fish or stew beef; cabbage, corn, slaw, baked beans, string beans, potato salad. Sandwiches also available. Delivery for orders of five or more plates. Call 910-895-1739, 910-997-5313.
FIRST HARVEST FAITH CHRISTIAN CENTER, 178 Batton Road, Hamlet, women’s conference: “Sisters Making a Way Out of No Way by the Grace of God.” Speakers: 7 p.m. April 27, Prophetess Eugenia Burney; 5 p.m. April 28, Sister Delores Green; 3 p.m. April 29, evangelist Betty Crudup.
NEW HOPE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 1596 U.S. 74 E., Hamlet, 10 a.m. Host church, Fifth District Missionary Conference. All churches invited.
EMMANUEL TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD, 125 Ellerbe Road, Rockingham, Family & Friends Day, 11 a.m. Host missionary, Vickie Moore.
FREEDOM BAPTIST CHURCH, 987 U.S., Rockingham, special ladies’ meeting, 6 p.m., fellowship hall. Guest speaker, Rose McNight. Ladies welcome. Men will meet in the church sanctuary.
FREEDOM MINISTRIES NO. 1, Dobbins Heights, 3 p.m., Pastor’s Aide program.
TIMMONS GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 27501 Marston Road, Marston. Family and Friends Day, 11 a.m. Preaching, Pastor Donald L. Covington.
April 29 to May 4
BIBLE FREEWILL CHURCH OF WORSHIP, 682 N.C. 281, Hamlet. 5 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Speakers, the Rev. Teddy Freeman, the Rev. Gerald McDowell, the Rev. Odell Wilkins.
OLIVER GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, Associate Pastor Pearlie Chappell appreciation service, 3 p.m., 232 Davey Haywood Road, Mount Gilead. Preacher, the Rev. David Dockery, Shiloh Baptist Church, High Point, accompanied by his congregation and choir.
ST. LUKE NO. 2 FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 119 Morrow St., Hamlet, Women in Red, 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.
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.
NEW HOPE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 1596 U.S. 74 E., Hamlet, will have a community prayer service at 6 p.m. each Tuesday.
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.
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.
TOUCH OF GRACE MINISTRIES, 1109 Hylan Ave., Hamlet, 7 p.m., free guitar lessons on Tuesdays, Wednesdays. Call 910-417-7976,910-817-9147 for information.