Richmond County churches host women’s programs

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BIBLE FREEWILL CHURCH OF WORSHIP, 682 N.C. 281, Hamlet. 5 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Speakers, the Rev. Teddy Freeman, the Rev. Gerald McDowell, the Rev. Odell Wilkins.

RIVERS OF LIFE FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER, 106 Pence St., Rockingham, Lumber River Quartet, 7 p.m.

Tonight, Saturday

FREEDOM MINISTRIES NO. 1, Dobbins Heights, plate sale: fish, chicken, barbecue with sides. Call 910-206-2002 for information.


FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 200 Rice St., Hamlet, yard sale 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

LEE THEE A.M.E. ZION CHURCH, 428 Lee Thee Church Road, Rockingham. Car show, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open to any make, model. Includes drawing for 32-inch flat-screen TV; fish or chicken dinners or sandwiches. Free registration. No alcohol, loud music allowed. (Rain date May 19.) For information, call Mike Ingram, 910-894-0433; Shawn Everett, 910-334-9034; Monroe Terry, 910-894-0755.

SPRING HILL WESLEYAN CHURCH, off N.C. 38 on Spring Hill Church Road, Hamlet, 7-10 a.m. Carry-out plates available. Funds raised will finance church missions.


GREEN LAKE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 507 Green Lake Road, Rockingham, 3 p.m., Women’s Day. Guest speaker, the Rev. Wanda Cassidy, Beautiful Zion Baptist Church, Rockingham.

NEW HOPE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 1596 U.S. 74 E., Hamlet, youth anniversary celebration, 3 p.m.

PROVIDENCE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 1120 E. Washington St., Rockingham, pastor’s support annual report, 3 p.m. Guest speaker, the Rev. Michael Leak, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Laurinburg.

ST. JOHN MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 1729 Derby Road, Ellerbe, 3 p.m., choir anniversary celebration. Call 910-895-7221 if your choir wishes to participate.

ST. JOSEPH BIBLE CHURCH OF GOD, 469 N.C. 73, Ellerbe, 3 p.m., Women’s Home Mission program. Guest preacher, Pastor Robert McArthur, Piney Grove Church, Windblow.

ST. LUKE NO. 2 FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 119 Morrow St., Hamlet, Women in Red, 3 p.m.

May 12

EAST ROCKINGHAM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, fellowship hall, 490 Mill Road, Rockingham, pancake breakfast. 7-10 a.m. For information, call 910-895-5916.

NEW BIRTH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 121 New Birth Drive, Hamlet, fourth anniversary celebration of pastor and first lady, the Rev. Christopher and Ann Smith. 11 a.m., the Rev. Tony Lindsey, Faith Temple Church of God, Albemarle; 3 p.m., the Rev. Ronnie Johnson, St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Cheraw, South Carolina. Dinner will be served after the morning service.

ST. JOSEPH BIBLE CHURCH OF GOD, 469 N.C. 73, Ellerbe, 6 p.m., St. Joseph Gospel Singers anniversary celebration.

May 13

FREEDOM MINISTRIES NO. 1, Dobbins Heights, “Works of the Flesh” quarterly program, 2:30 p.m.

ST. JOSEPH BIBLE CHURCH OF GOD, 469 N.C. 73, Ellerbe, 11:15 a.m., Mother’s Day program. Spoken word, Elder Doris Pearson.

May 20

BASS TEMPLE UNITED CHURCH OF GOD, 147 Louis Breeden Blvd., Hamlet, 3 p.m., “7 Sins God Hates.” For more information, contact C. Moore at 910-582-2134.

FREEDOM BAPTIST CHURCH, 987 U.S. 1, Rockingham, homecoming Sunday. Worship at 9, 11 a.m.; Sunday School at 10 a.m.

PEMBERTON TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST, 209 Monroe Ave., Hamlet, 4 p.m., annual Women’s Day program. Speaker, First Lady Doris Murphy, New Bethel Church of God in Christ, Charlotte.

ST. JOSEPH BIBLE CHURCH OF GOD, 469 N.C. 73, Ellerbe, 11:15 a.m., Pastoral Sunday.

May 22-24

THOMAS CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH, 114 Shady Bend Drive, Mount Gilead, spring revival, 7 nightly. Speaker, the Rev. Bobby McRae, Thomasville Baptist Church, Mount Gilead.

May 24

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.

May 27

ST. JOSEPH BIBLE CHURCH OF GOD, 469 N.C. 73, Ellerbe, 11:15 a.m., Fourth Sunday service. Preacher, Elder Doris Pearson, Asheboro.

THOMAS CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH, 114 Shady Bend Drive, Mount Gilead, 11 a.m., homecoming service. Speaker, the Rev. H.K. Williams, pastor. Lunch will follow.


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.