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FAITH ASSEMBLY OUTREACH MINISTRIES, 148 Daniels St., Hamlet. “Revival: Dealing With Perilous Times,” through Sept. 21. Weekday services, 7 p.m.; Sunday worship, 4 p.m.
MIRROR IMAGE TABERNACLE OF FAITH, 639 McNair St., Rockingham, will hold its 2017 men’s conference, “Empowering Men to Lead,” 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Men of all faiths invited. $15 for adults. Those 14 to 17 may attend free. Lunch provided. Call 910-534-1035 or 910-206-6790 for information and to register.
PEMBERTON TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST, 209 Monroe Ave., Hamlet, will offer Rainbow Tea at 5 p.m. Speaker, the Rev. Donald Covington, Timmons Grove Church, Marston.
BEVERLY HILLS BAPTIST CHURCH,110 Kemberly St., Rockingham will celebrate homecoming beginning with 11 a.m. worship. The Rev. Ed Pilarczyk will present the message. Lunch will follow.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 329 West Ave., Hamlet, “Wear a Hat Day.” $5 donation to building fund.
FREEDOM MINISTRIES NO. 1, Dobbins Heights, Family & Friends Day, 2:30 p.m. Preacher Pastor Finkley, Mullins, South Carolina.
GREEN LAKE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 507 Green Lake Road, Rockingham, will begin celebrating its homecoming and revival at 11:15 a.m., with a message by pastor the Rev. Jerry McNeil. Dinner will follow. Speaker for 3 p.m. service, Pastor Robert Richardson, First Baptist Church, Hamlet. Revival services 7:30 nightly Tuesday through Thursday, with the Rev. Diana McLaughlin, Lee Thee A.M.E. Zion Church.
NEW HOPE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 1596 U.S. 74 Bus., Hamlet. Forty-first Women’s Day program, 11 a.m. Speaker, the Rev. Wilina Ellerbe, Rock Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Rockingham.
PEE DEE ASSOCIATION annual women’s day, 5 p.m., Pee Dee Educational Building, Channie McManus Road, Dobbins Heights. Guest speaker Dr. Gladys Broome Smith, Poplar Springs Missionary Baptist Church, Rockingham.
ST. LUKE NO. 2 FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 119 Morrow St., Hamlet, will celebrate the anniversary of Pastor Darrell McSween at 3 p.m., with the Rev. Robert Dockery, Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Hoffman.
ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 311 Marlboro St., Hamlet, will observe “God’s Work, Our Hands” with Lutheran congregations across America. 11 a.m., Holy Communion, blessing of hands; a bring-your-own lunch will follow. Afterward, church members will pick up trash and help beautify Hamlet Lake Park.
TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST, 104 S. Stewart St., Rockingham, fellowship service, 3:30 p.m. Speaker the Rev. John Jackson, New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Hamlet.
FREEDOM BAPTIST CHURCH, 987 U.S. 1, Rockingham. Living After Losing Grief Ministries, 6:30 p.m., church fellowship hall.
FREEDOM BAPTIST CHURCH, 987 U.S. 1, Rockingham, Women’s Embrace ministries, 7 p.m., church fellowship hall.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY, Solid Rock Holiness Churches, through Sept. 17 at St. Mary’s Holiness Church, 178 Channie McManus Drive, Dobbins Heights. 7 p.m. Wednesday, special guests Bishop Arvester Lindsey and Rose of Sharon, Ansonville. Thursday, Bishop Thomas Wooten and House of Prayer Feed My People. Friday, Bishop Arlester Simpson and Sidney Grove Church of Deliverance. Noon sessions Thursday and Friday, Brotherhood Department and Missionary Department, respectively. Sept. 16, Youth Day.
MOUNT SINAI BAPTIST CHURCH, 171 Graham Bridge Road, Rockingham, summer revival, 7:15 nightly through Thursday. Speakers: Tuesday, the Rev. Lamont Johnson; Wednesday, Bishop Ronnie Moore; Thursday, the Rev. Vincent Terry.
REFRESHING LIVING WATERS MINISTRIES, 318 E. Broad Ave., Rockingham, Restoration Revival, 7:30 nightly through Friday. Minister James Everette will speak Wednesday and Thursday, and Elder Orlando Watson, Friday.
BASS TEMPLE UNITED CHURCH OF GOD, 157 Louis Breeden Blvd., Hamlet, celebration of pastor Elder Willie Moore’s seventh anniversary, 7 tonight and Friday; 11:30 a.m. Sept. 17.
FREEDOM BAPTIST CHURCH, 987 U.S. 1, Rockingham, will welcome the Fearless 2017 Youth Revival at 6 tonight and Sept. 16. Zach Kelly of Fayetteville will speak.
GREATER HARVEST PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS CHURCH,8720 Peeles Chapel Road, Laurel Hill. Third Annual Gospel Explosion, 6 p.m.
WEST ROCKINGHAM CHURCH OF GOD, 116 Garrett St., Rockingham, benefit gospel sing, 6 p.m. Pierce Choir, Lumber Bridge; Bobby Deal Family, Pembroke; the Rev. Donald Deal, Ruby Church of God. Donations will go to the church building fund.
BEAVER DAM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 714 Beaver Dam Road, Rockingham, will celebrate its annual homecoming beginning with the 11 a.m. service. The Rev. Terry Cornelius will preside. A covered-dish lunch will follow at 1 p.m., in the Family Life Center. Revival services 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.
HOLLY GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 401 Holly Grove Church Road, Rockingham, will welcome the Rev. Cynthia Martin, pastor of New Life Ministries Faith Center, Wadesboro, along with her choir and congregation, as the messenger for the 58th Ushers’ Anniversary at 3 p.m.
NEW DIGGS CHAPEL A.M.E. ZION CHURCH, 494 Mizpah Road, Rockingham. “Ladies in Hats,” 3 p.m. Guest speaker, the Rev. Janice Ingram, Waylon Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, Rockingham. Dinner will be served. Participants should wear their favorite hats. For more information, call Clara Crenshaw, 910-895-3486.
NEW HOPE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 1492 Brookfield Road, Rockingham. Bicentennial Homecoming Celebration: gospel singing, 10 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m. Dinner will follow. Guest speaker, Bishop Jonathan Holston.
SNOW HILL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 205 Snow Hill Church Road, Mount Gilead, will celebrate the second pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Jackie B. Harris. Morning service, 11; lunch will follow. 3 p.m. service, the Rev.Conneth Clinton, Hood Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, Biscoe.
MOUNT PISGAH A.M.E. ZION CHURCH, 1015 Leak St., Rockingham, Christian Education Department Sixth Annual Jersey Sunday. Members should wear their favorite NFL, NBA, college or high school apparel.
ROCKINGHAM DISTRICT/A.M.E. ZION MEN’S BOOSTER CLUB monthly prayer breakfast, 8 a.m., Goodwin Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, 2949 Newton Road, McColl, South Carolina.
CORDOVA BAPTIST CHURCH, 226 Ledbetter St., Cordova, will celebrate its 121st homecoming with Sunday School at 10 a.m. and morning worship at 10:45. Willie Helms will be music minister; Pastor Clint McKnight will bring the message. Lunch, 12:30 p.m., in the Fellowship Building.
TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST, 104 S. Stewart St., Rockingham, fellowship service, 4:30 p.m., with Elder George Coney Jr. and congregation, House of Prayer, Clinton.
KINGDOM INSTITUTE, 1971 U.S. 1 N, Rockingham, will hold its “Tearing Down the Walls” revival at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 and 27. Tuesday speaker, Apostle Paul Bennett, Emanuel Temple Church of God, Rockingham; Wednesday speaker. Apostle Anthony Quick, Prayer Deliverance Ministries, Rockingham.
SIDNEY GROVE CHURCH-DELIVERANCE, 401 McIntyre Road, Ellerbe. Forty-fourth anniversary celebration/First Lady Annie Simpson Night, 7:30 p.m.; guest speaker Bishop Clarissa H. Young, Corner Church of the Lord Jesus Christ Apostolic, Albemarle. Sept. 30: 7:30 p.m., opening night; guest speaker Superintendent Tommy Legrand, Faith Temple Church of God in Christ, Hamlet. Oct. 1: 11:30 a.m. worship, lunch; 4 p.m. service with Bishop Eddie Robinson, Mount Carmel Church, Raeford. Oct. 2: 7:30 p.m., the Rev. C.L. Wall, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Candor. Oct. 3: 7:30 p.m., Pastor Vander D. Purcell Jr., Sanctuary Deliverance Church, Greensboro. Oct. 4: 7:30 p.m., Pastor Angelo Bratcher, Mount Sinai Holiness Church, Raeford. Oct. 5: 7:30 p.m., Pastor Carl Ingram, Morning Star Holiness Church, Lilesville. Oct. 6: 7:30 p.., Pastor Eric Smalley, St. Luke Holiness Church, Mount Gilead. Oct. 7: 3 p.m., Bishop James Sturdivant, True Standard Holiness Church, High Point.
CHAPPELL GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH, 111 Godfrey Road, Ellerbe, will begin its homecoming and revival services with the Rev. H.K. Williams delivering the morning message at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 1. Lunch mmediately after service. Afternoon services, 2 p.m., with Elder James Baldwin, pastor of St. Joseph Bible Church of God, Ellerbe, along with his choir and members. Nightly revival services, 7 p.m. Oct. 3-5 with the Rev. Anthony Ledbetter, pastor, Piney Grove Holiness Church, Wadesboro.
A.M.E. CHURCH SPIRITUAL RETREAT, Oct. 12-14, Camp Dorothy Walls Conference and Retreat Center, Black Mountain. For information, call Clara Crenshaw, 910-895-3486 or the Rev. Bernice Bennett, 704-848-4085.
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.
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 is 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 information, call 910-817-7496.
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.
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. Wednesday night Bible study is at 7.
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.
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.
NEW HOPE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 1596 U.S. 74 E., Hamlet, will have a community prayer service at 6 p.m. each Tuesday.
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.
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. Pastor Darrell McSween preaches weekly morning services at 10:30 Sundays.
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.
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.
TABERNACLE OF FAITH PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS CHURCH, 101 Pine St., Hamlet, will hold prayer from noon to 1 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday. Bible study will be 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The food bank will open every second and fourth Thursday.
WEST ROCKINGHAM CHURCH OF GOD, 116 Garrett St., Rockingham, offers Sunday School at 10 a.m., morning worship at 11 and evening worship at 6 each Sunday. Wednesday services begin at 7 p.m.