Richmond County churches celebrating pastors

The deadline for church briefs is noon Thursday for publication the following Friday. To have your event listed, email Christine S. Carroll at [email protected], call her at 910-817-2673 or drop off your news at 607 E. Broad Ave., Suite B. Please be sure to include the name and address of your church, as well as the time, date and place of each event you wish published. Please be sure to include the full names of speakers.

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EAST ROCKINGHAM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 490 Mill Road, Rockingham, pancake breakfast, 7-10 a.m. All you can eat.

TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST, 104 S. Stewart St., Rockingham, 11 a.m., first pastoral anniversary for the Rev. Jimmy and First Lady Glendora Benton. Speaker, Bishop LeRoy Jackson Woolard, Greensville.


FLETCHER’S CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 108 McCoy Drive, Hamlet, fifth pastoral anniversary banquet in honor of Pastor Tommy Hart, 4 p.m., Hoffman parks and recreation building, School Road, Hoffman. Guest preacher, the Rev. Harold Hart, Madison.

MOUNT PLEASANT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 861 Grassy Island Road, Ellerbe, hot dog and baked beans sale, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds will benefit missions, ministries of the United Methodist Women.


LEE THEE A.M.E. ZION CHURCH, 428 Lee Thee Church Road, Rockingham, 3 p.m., Masonic service.

NEW HOPE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 1596 U.S. 74 E., Hamlet. 110th church anniversary, 3 p.m. Speaker, Elder Ricardo Leak. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; morning worship, 11. Dinner will follow the morning service.

ST. JOHN MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 1729 Derby Road, Ellerbe, 3 p.m., Gathering of the Saints Fellowship: Breaking Satan’s Stronghold. Choir, mimes, praise team, praise dancers.

ST. LUKE NO. 2 FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 119 Morrow St., Hamlet, 3 p.m., 115th church anniversary. Speaker, Pastor Michael Patrick, Holly Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Rockingham.

TIMMONS GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 27501 Marston Road, Marston, 11 a.m., celebration of Assistant Pastor Mary Sue McNeill. Speaker, the Rev. Shelia Marshall, Greater Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, Charlotte.


CASTING CALL, “What Happened to the Pastor’s Family: 2,” 6 p.m., First Harvest Faith Christian Center, 178 Batton Road, Hamlet. For more information, email [email protected], call 910-461-6014 or 757-701-5741, or visit First Harvest Faith CC on Facebook.

Monday through June 15

PROVIDENCE BAPTIST CHURCH, 1120 E. Washington St., Rockingham, Vacation Bible School, 6-8 p.m. All ages welcome. Theme: “Jesus the Kingdom Builder: Strong Families, Churches and Communities.”

Wednesday, Thursday

VICTORY DELIVERANCE CHURCH OF GOD, 169 Fifth St., Hamlet, “The Power of Encouragement,” a men’s revival. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Service rendered by Pastor Willie Gibson Jr.; guests Upper Room Feed My People Ministries, Bennettsville, South Carolina, and Laurinburg. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Service rendered by Pastor Mordecai Ross, Faith Assembly Outreach Ministries, Hamlet.

June 16

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 329 West Ave., Hamlet. Fish, chicken plate sale, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Deep-fried fish, fried chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, hush puppies, dessert and drink. Eat in or take out. Call for tickets: 910-582-2303. Sponsor, men’s ministry.

June 18

CASTING CALL, “What Happened to the Pastor’s Family: 2,” 6 p.m., First Harvest Faith Christian Center, 178 Batton Road, Hamlet. For more information, email [email protected], call 910-461-6014 or 757-701-5741, or visit First Harvest Faith CC on Facebook.

June 18-21

CORDOVA BAPTIST CHURCH, 226 Ledbetter St., Cordova. Vacation Bible School: “Shipwrecked.” For grades kindergarten through 12. For more information, call 910-895-4045.

June 18-22

NEW HOPE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 1596 U.S. 74 E., Hamlet, Vacation Bible School, 9 a.m. to noon. For information, contact Sunday School superintendent Rudolph Goodwin, 910-582-2156; or Denise Diggs, 910-582-1831.

June 18-24

MORNING STAR HOUSE OF REFUGE HOLINESS CHURCH, 120 McArthur St., Hamlet, Freedom Revival, 7 nightly. June 18, evangelist Eva Rae Ellerbe; June 19, Bishop Emmanuel Cooper; June 20, Pastor Linda Ross; June 21, Pastor Sherri Allgood; June 22, Apostle Andria Weekes; June 23, Bishop Steve Williams; June 24, Bishop David Brown.

June 21

SOUTHERN GOSPEL EVENING, 7 p.m., Cole Auditorium, Richmond Community College, Hamlet. Featuring Eastern Sonrise, Cameronian Quartet, Glory Bound. Sponsor, Hamlet Masonic Lodge 532, to raise money for the Masonic Home for Children, Oxford, North Carolina. Tickets available at the venue box office; from David McCall, 910-331-5325; the Good News Christian Bookstore, Rockingham; or from any Mason.

June 22

FREEDOM MINISTRIES NO. 1, 211 Earle Franklin Drive, Dobbins Heights, deaconess-sponsored program, 2:30 p.m.

June 23

FAITH TEMPLE HOLINESS CHURCH, Rummage Packhouse Road, Ellerbe, Rainbow Tea, 5 p.m.

June 24

PARSONS GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 598 Parsons Grove Church Road, Lilesville, annual Usher Day, 3 p.m. Speaker, the Rev. Vashon Ingram, pastor, Sandy Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, Morven.

FREEDOM MINISTRIES NO. 1, 211 Earle Franklin Drive, Dobbins Heights. Elder R.J. Ingram will preach.

July 22

FLETCHER’S CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 108 McCoy Drive, Hamlet. Annual building fund project with shoe rally fundraiser in memory of Jimmie Brower, Betty Ratliff, 4 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 FOUNDATION OUTREACH MINISTRY, prayer line, 712-451-0927, at 8 a.m., noon and 8 p.m. Access code: 611125. Call in to have someone to pray with.

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.