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NEW HOPE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will present a workshop on church etiquette at 10:30 a.m. with guest speaker Dovey Brown. Registration is free, and the event is open to the public. Refreshments will be served afterwards.
NEW BIRTH CHURCH, Hamlet, will have a rainbow tea at 4 p.m. For more information, call 910-334-2717.
VICTORY DELIVERANCE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST, 169 Fifth St., Hamlet, will have its 2016 birthday celebration at 5 p.m. with special entertainment. Tickets are a donation of $10. Call 910-384-2850 or 910-318-3578 for more information.
FAITH TEMPLE HOLINESS CHURCH, 217 Rummage Pack Road, Ellerbe, invites all choirs to participate in its youth gospel explosion at 6 p.m. All soloists, choirs and groups are welcome.
ST. LUKE NO. 2 FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 119 Morrow St., Hamlet, will have Pastor Darrell McSween preach its 10:30 a.m. morning service. The St. Luke No. 2 Free Will Baptist Church gospel choir will be celebrating its anniversary at 3 p.m. Various choirs, soloists and praise teams have been invited. The public is invited to attend these services.
LOVELY HILL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 120 Lincoln St., Rockingham, along with first lady Arnetta Kemp will honor senior citizens during the 11 a.m. morning service. The guest speaker will be Deacon James McDonald. All senior citizens and the public are invited.
ASHLEY CHAPEL AME ZION CHURCH, 332 Mizpah Road, Rockingham, and its missionary department will sponsor a program at 2 p.m. with motivational speaker Angela Blount. All are invited.
MOUNT CALVARY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 685 Ledbetter Road, Rockingham, will celebrate its 45th anniversary at 3 p.m. The guest speaker will be Pastor Daniel Scott from Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church in Rockingham along with his choir and congregation. Everyone is invited to attend.
BASS TEMPLE CHURCH will celebrate its annual ushers day at 3 p.m. with guest speaker Minister Denise Moore of Greater Faith United Church of God in Biscoe. All churches and ushers are welcome.
FRIENDSHIP MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, N.C. 177, Dobbins Heights, will celebrate its deacon, deaconess and trustee day at 3 p.m. with guest speaker Pastor James Smith of St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Bennettsville along with his choir and congregation. All churches are invited.
MOUNT SINAI BAPTIST CHURCH, 171 Graham Bridge Road, Rockingham, and its men’s ministry will host a program entitled “Men With A Purpose” at 3 p.m. with guest speaker Pastor Robert Williams of First Baptist Church, Carolina Park, Laurinburg. All are invited.
PHILADELPHIA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Rockingham, will host the Steeles family’s 54th anniversary and celebration of the late Rev. Sylvester Steele Sr. at 3 p.m.
FAITH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 276 Hatcher Road, Rockingham, will have its vacation Bible school from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. nightly July 17-22. The theme will be “Egypt: Joseph’s Journey From Prison to Palace.”
PRAYER DELIVERANCE MINISTRIES, 108 School St., Rockingham, hosts a feeding program for the homeless each Wednesday.
FAITH ASSEMBLY OUTREACH MINISTRIES will be having a soup kitchen 9 to 10:15 a.m. every Sunday and from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. every Tuesday. No one is turned away. Food furnished by the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina and donations.
POPLAR SPRINGS MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will be having a noonday Bible study and prayer meeting every Wednesday. The church will also provide breakfast for worshipers every first Sunday. Everyone is invited. For information, call 910-997-2468.
ROCKINGHAM CHURCH OF CHRIST is offering a free home Bible study by mail for those who think the Bible is too hard to understand. The community is invited. Call 910-895-4035 and clearly leave your name and mailing address.
BAND NO. 2 OF THE CHURCH OF GOD is offering homebound prayer meetings to the homes of people who can’t get out to go to church due to illness. Call for an appointment for prayer or Bible study services in your home at 910-997-1213.
NEW BETHEL AME ZION CHURCH will have a monthly all-you-can-eat breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. every first and third Saturday. The breakfast is $5 for eat-in or take-out.
CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 406 McDonald Ave., Hamlet, will open its doors from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday to pray for the nation. Everyone is invited. For information, call the church at 910-582-0289.
TABERNACLE OF FAITH PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS CHURCH, 101 Pine St., Hamlet, will have noonday prayer from noon to 1 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday. The church will also have Bible study from 6 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Every second and fourth Thursday of each month, its food bank will be opened.
NEW HOPE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 1596 U.S. 74 East, Hamlet, will have community prayer service at 6 p.m. each Tuesday of the month. This is a prayer service for local communities and the nation. All are invited to attend.
MORNING STAR HOUSE OF REFUGE, 120 McArthur St., Hamlet, will have a 10 a.m. morning service and a 7 p.m. night service every first, second and third Sunday of the month. Bible study will be from 6 to 7 p.m. every Thursday. All are invited to attend.
FREEDOM BAPTIST CHURCH, 987 U.S. 1 North, Rockingham, offers two services on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday school is in between at 10 a.m., and Sunday evening services take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday night Bible study will be at 7 p.m.
FAITH ASSEMBLY OUTREACH MINISTRIES, 148 Daniels St., Hamlet, offers Sunday morning breakfast and delivery at 9 a.m., Sunday school at 10:30 a.m. and morning worship at 11:45 a.m. Every second Sunday, it will offer its Sister 2 Sister program at 4:30 p.m. The church will have its Tuesday soup kitchen at 5:45 p.m., Tuesday Bible study at 7 p.m., Friday morning food box at 10:30 a.m., Friday night service at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday morning food box at 10:30 a.m.
ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 311 Marlboro St., Hamlet, invites those without a church home or new to the community to worship with its congregation on Sunday mornings at 11 a.m. and to share in the mission to feed the hungry of the community. With a more traditional worship, St. Paul observes the church year calendar of Sundays and seasons. Food donations are welcomed and may be dropped off at the church from 10 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Tuesdays. For information, call 910-582-0729.
KINGDOM INSTITUTE FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 1971 U.S. 1 N., Rockingham, will have prayer and impartation at 6 p.m. and Bible study from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday. Sunday school is held at 10 a.m. and morning worship with youth empowerment at 11 a.m. on Sundays.
SIDNEY GROVE CHURCH OF DELIVERANCE, 401 McIntyre Road, Ellerbe, will have community Bible study at 7 p.m. each Thursday and community noon-day prayer from noon to 1 p.m. every Wednesday. All are invited to attend.
GREATER HARVEST PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS CHURCH, 8720 Peeles Chapel Road, Laurel Hill, will have Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday morning worship at 10:30 a.m., intercessory prayer at 6:30 p.m. and Bible study at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays.
JOY FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 864 N.C. 177 S., Hamlet, will have its vacation Bible school from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 18-22. For more information, call 910-205-1569.
NEW BETHEL AME ZION CHURCH will have its vacation Bible school from 6 to 8 p.m. July 18-22. The theme will be “Armor of God.”
TRINITY EMMANUEL HOLINESS CHURCH, 130 Entwistle 3rd St., East Rockingham, will have its vacation Bible school from 6:30 to 9 p.m. nightly July 18-22. The theme will be “Great Men of the Bible,” with classes for all ages. On July 23 there will be a fun day beginning at 11 a.m.
SANCTUARY DELIVERANCE CHURCHES OF THE LIVING WORD INC. will host its 31st Holy Convocation at Sanctuary Deliverance Church, 3631 Summit Ave., Greensboro. Services will be held at 9:45 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. July 20-24. For directions, call 336-375-1711. The Presiding Prelate Bishop Arlester Simpson Sr. of Sidney Grove Church of Deliverance will not have services on July 24 in Ellerbe but in Greensboro at Sanctuary Deliverance Church. For additional information, call Annie J. Buie at 910-652-3791 or Simpson at 910-652-4256. Everyone is invited to attend.
NEW COVENANT CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, 120 Hamer Road, Rockingham, will have a youth event at 4 p.m. on July 23. Kids of all ages are invited to attend and enjoy free food, games, prizes and more. For more information, call 910-434-7152 or visit the church’s Facebook page.
ST. LUKE NO. 2 FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 119 Morrow St., Hamlet, will have Pastor Darrell McSween preach its 10:30 a.m. morning service on July 24. The public is invited.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 329 West Ave., Hamlet, will sponsor an evening worship service at 4 p.m. on July 24 with guest speaker the Rev. Michael Patrick of Holly Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Rockingham. Unity colors are white and royal blue.
FREEDOM BAPTIST CHURCH, 987 U.S. 1 N., Rockingham, will have a special youth service at 6 p.m. on July 24.
CORDOVA BAPTIST CHURCH will host a clean-up of Mispah Cemetery from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 25-28. If you have relatives buried here, want to honor the veterans buried here or just want to be part of a summer mission project, consider joining the effort. Lunch will be provided. For more information, call 910-895-4045 or 910-995-7362.
TIMMONS GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 17501 Marston Road, Marston, will have its youth day program at 11 a.m. on July 31 with guest speaker Corey Dale Hope. Everyone is invited to attend.
EAST ROCKINGHAM FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 189 Airport Road, Rockingham, will host 2nd Chance Ministries in concert at 7 p.m. on Aug. 6.
ST. LUKE NO. 2 FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 119 Morrow St., Hamlet, will have Pastor Darrell McSween preach its 10:30 a.m. morning service on Aug. 7. The public is invited.
HOLLY GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 401 Holly Grove Church Road, Rockingham, will celebrate its annual homecoming with morning worship at 11 a.m. followed by dinner at 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 7. At 2:30 p.m., revival services will begin with the Rev. Purnell McQueen of New Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Maxton along with his choir and congregation. Revival services will continue at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 8-10 with Dr. Tommy Legrand of Prayer and Faith Temple Church of God in Christ along with his choir and congregation.
CENTENARY AME ZION CHURCH, Lilesville, will celebrate its homecoming on Aug. 7 beginning with Sunday school from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m., morning service at 11, lunch served at 1 p.m. and an afternoon service at 3 p.m. with guest speaker the Rev. James Moore of Streater Grove AME Zion Church in Morven. Revival services will take place at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 7-10 with guest speaker the Rev. Haven O. Anderson of Marvin AME Zion Church in Waxhaw. All churches and choirs are invited.
FRIENDSHIP MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, N.C. 177, Dobbins Heights, will open revival at 3 p.m. on Aug. 7 with guest speaker the Rev. Charles Bethea of Philadelphia United Methodist Church in Rockingham along with his choir and congregation. Revival services will continue at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 10-12 with Pastor Wanda Cassidy of Beautiful Zion Baptist Church along with her congregation.
FREEDOM MINISTRIES NO. 1, 211 Earle Franklin Drive, Dobbins Heights, will have its annual rainbow tea at 5 p.m. on Aug. 13 with guest speaker Evangelist Gracie Harris of Resurrection Temple in Hamlet.