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MOUNT CALVARY ROCK OF AGES CHURCH, 464 County Home Road, Rockingham, 6 p.m., Singing for Christ.
NEW DIGGS CHAPEL A.M.E. ZION CHURCH, 494 Mizpah Road, Rockingham, revival/homecoming. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; morning worship, 11. Afternoon service at 3 with preacher Dr. James Smith and the congregation of Poplar Springs Missionary Baptist Church, Rockingham. Nightly services 7 Wednesday through Friday, with the Rev. Gregory Freeman, St. Stephen’s Missionary Baptist Church, Rockingham.
PARSONS GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH, 598 Parsons Grove Church Road, Lilesville, Women’s Day program, 11 a.m., 3 p.m. Speakers, the Rev. Beulah Legrand of Rockingham, Pastor Magdalene Purvis of Bennettsville, South Carolina, respectively.
PINEY GROVE CHURCH, Windblow Community, Ellerbe, 11 a.m., musicians’ appreciation service. Guest preacher, Elder Reginald Hinton, Jr.
PRAYER AND FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST, 217 Thomas St., Hamlet, 5 p.m., 49th pastoral pre-anniversary celebration of Dr. Tommy and First Lady Geraldine Legrand. Speaker, Pastor Gerald W. Gause, Ecclesia Fellowship Church of God in Christ, Raleigh.
Monday through July 13
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 329 West Ave., Hamlet, Vacation Bible School, “Jesus the Kingdom Builder,” 6-8 p.m. All ages invited.
Wednesday through July 13
NEW DIGGS CHAPEL A.M.E. ZION CHURCH, 494 Mizpah Road, Rockingham, revival/homecoming. Nightly services at 7, with the Rev. Freeman, St. Stephen’s Missionary Baptist Church, Rockingham.
FREEDOM BAPTIST CHURCH, 987 U.S. 1, Rockingham, Vacation Bible School kickoff, 5-7 p.m. Classes, 6-8 p.m. July 22; 5-8 p.m. July 23-25. Ice cream social, 6 p.m. July 26.
MOUNT SINAI MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 171 Graham Bridge Road, Rockingham, 3 p.m., Pastor’s Aide Annual Day. Guest speaker, Pastor Nathan Malloy, Word of Life Holy Church of God in Christ, Aberdeen.
ST. LUKE NO. 2 FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 119 Morrow St., Hamlet, 3 p.m., gospel choir anniversary. Soloists, choirs invited. Call 910-817-9872.
ST. STEPHEN A.M.E. ZION CHURCH, 407 West Ave., Hamlet, 3 p.m., homecoming service. Guest minister, the Rev. Terence Z. McCrimmon, Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, Lumber Bridge. Nightly revival services at 7 Monday through Wednesday with the Rev. Carol Turner.
FAITH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 278 Hatcher Road, Rockingham, Vacation Bible School/”Shipwrecked,” 6:30-8:30 p.m., for those 3 years old to eighth-graders. For a ride, call Mack Buie, 910-206-5684, or Travis Wilkerson, 910-461-9008.
ST. STEPHEN A.M.E. ZION CHURCH, 407 West Ave., Hamlet, revival services at 7 nightly, with the Rev. Carol Turner.
PLAIN TRUTH MINISTRIES, 207 Boone St., Rockingham, revival, 7 nightly. Speaker, Pastor Jamison F. Quick, Morning Star Holiness Church, Hamlet, and Parsons Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Lilesville.
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.
MOUNT CALVARY ROCK OF AGES CHURCH, 464 County Home Road, Rockingham, 6 p.m., testimony by Brother Waymon Richardson Jr., Sister Judy Taylor Richardson.
PRAYER AND FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST, 217 Thomas St., Hamlet, 7 p.m., 49th pastoral pre-anniversary celebration of Dr. Tommy and First Lady Geraldine Legrand. Speaker, Bishop Arlester Simpson, Sidney Grove Church of Deliverance, Ellerbe.
CAMERONIAN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 179 Northern Road, Rockingham, 6 p.m., Cameronian Quartet celebration of 28 years singing Southern Gospel. Special guest, Jeanine Hanson.
PRAYER AND FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST, 217 Thomas St., Hamlet, 5 p.m., 49th pastoral anniversary celebration of Dr. Tommy and First Lady Geraldine Legrand. Speaker, Bishop John McClurkin, Greater Faith Deliverance Center, Winston-Salem.
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.