Vacation Bible School, revival and Rainbow Tea

Photo by Charlie Heeley The Episcopal Church of the Messiah, interior. The church is located at 202 N. Lawrence Street, Rockingham.

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

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.

Friday through Sunday

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.


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


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

GREEN LAKE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 506 Green Lake Road, Rockingham, Friends and Family Day, 3 p.m. Pastor Carol Turner, St. Stephen’s A.M.E. Zion Church, Hamlet, presiding. Dinner will follow.

MOUNT CALVARY ROCK OF AGES CHURCH, 464 County Home Road, Rockingham, 6 p..m., Burning Bridges Ministry, preaching and singing.

NEW BETHEL A.M.E. ZION CHURCH, 100 Bethel Church Road, Dobbins Heights, “The Four Gospels,” 3 p.m. Matthew, Minister Dennis Quick. Greater St. John Baptist Church, Asheboro; Mark, Lester Chambers, Stelly’s Tabernacle A.M.E. Zion Church, Rockingham; Luke, the Rev. Joletha Dockery, Bessie Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, Lilesville; John, the Rev. Wanda Cassidy, Beautiful Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Rockingham. Call 910-461-1871 for more information.

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.

PROVIDENCE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 1120 E. Washington St., Rockingham, 3 p.m., annual Missionary Day program. Guest speaker, the Rev. Michael Patrick, Holly Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Rockingham, with his choir and church family. Missionaries, please wear white.

THOMAS CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH, 114 Shady Bend Drive, Mount Gilead, 18th Appreciation Service for the Rev. Henry K. Williams during morning service. Lunch served 1-2 p.m. Musical celebration, 2:30 p.m.

Sunday through Wednesday

CRESTVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH, 436 Crestview Drive, Rockingham, Vacation Bible School, “Shipwrecked,” 5:30- 8 p.m. Sunday; 6-8:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 7 p.m. Wednesday, followed by ice cream under the picnic shelter. Adult Bible School will run 6:30-7:30 nightly.

Monday through Wednesday

BASS TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST, 157 Louis Breeden Blvd., Hamlet, Vacation Bible School, “Hooked on Jesus,” 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Monday through Thursday

CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 406 McDonald Ave., Hamlet, Vacation Bible School, 6-8:30 p.m.

June 29 to July 1

2018 GREAT AWAKENING CONFERENCE, 7 p.m., L.J. Bell Auditorium, 442 Hawthorne Ave., Rockingham. Speakers Carl Giddens, Dennis McSwaine, Pastor Gene Alexander. Music by Limited Time.

June 30

FREEDOM BAPTIST CHURCH, 987 U.S. 1, Rockingham, 9 a.m., brotherhood men’s breakfast.

July 8

PARSONS GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH, 598 Parsons Grove Church Road, Lilesville, Women’s Day program, 11 a.m., 3 p.m. Speakers, the Rev. Beaulah Legrand of Rockingham, Pastor Magdalene Purvis of Bennettsville, South Carolina, respectively.

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.

Photo by Charlie Heeley The Episcopal Church of the Messiah, interior. The church is located at 202 N. Lawrence Street, Rockingham. by Charlie Heeley The Episcopal Church of the Messiah, interior. The church is located at 202 N. Lawrence Street, Rockingham.