County churches continue homecoming and revival celebrations


Matt Harrelson | Daily Journal A small white cross can be seen inside the bell tower of First Presbyterian Church of Hamlet on the corner of Rice Street and Jefferson Street in Hamlet.


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SATURDAY

ST. MARYS HOLINESS CHURCH, 178 Channie McManus Drive, Dobbins Heights, will have its annual back to school carnival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be free food, fun and school supplies.

LIFE CHANGING MINISTRIES, 441 E. Church St., Laurinburg, will have its women’s luncheon at 11 a.m. with Evangelist TyRhonda Leak.

BASS TEMPLE UNITED CHURCH OF GOD, 157 Louis Breeden Blvd., Hamlet, will present Awesome Men of God in concert at 4 p.m.

FREEDOM MINISTRIES NO. 1, 211 Earle Franklin Drive, Dobbins Heights, will have its annual rainbow tea at 5 p.m. with guest speaker Evangelist Gracie Harris of Resurrection Temple in Hamlet.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 329 West Ave., Hamlet, will have a youth and young adult empowerment weekend beginning at 5 p.m. with special entertainment. It will continue at 11 a.m. Aug. 14 with the Rev. Michelle E. Williams as the guest speaker. For more information, call 910-434-6294.

SUNDAY

NEW HOPE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, will celebrate its homecoming beginning with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and morning worship at 11 a.m. Music will be rendered by the New Hope Praise Ensemble, and Holy Communion will be observed. A fellowship dinner will be served following the service. An afternoon service will be held at 3 p.m. with guest speaker the Rev. Eric Thatham of Trusting Jesus Ministry. Revival services will be at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 15-17 with guest speaker the Rev. T.J. Horne of Rock Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Lilesville.

ASHLEY CHAPEL AME ZION CHURCH, 332 Mizpah Road, Rockingham, will celebrate its annual homecoming beginning with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and morning worship at 10:30 a.m. Dinner will follow the morning service. An afternoon service will be at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Javan Leach of New Bethel AME Zion Church. Revival services will take place at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 15-17 with guest speaker the Rev. Reginald M. Holiday of Bethany Fellowship Church in Greensboro.

SARON MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 667 Saron Church Road, Ellerbe, will celebrate its homecoming beginning at 10 a.m. Dinner will be served after the morning service. An afternoon service will begin at 3 p.m. with the Rev. James Smith of Monroe along with his choir. Revival services will be held at 7:30 p.m. nightly Aug. 15-17 with the Rev. Harvey Gatewood of Holly Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Rockingham. For more information, contact Frank Dumas at 910-997-4302 or Lena Ferguson at 910-995-0868.

ST. LUKE NO. 2 FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 119 Morrow St., Hamlet, will celebrate its homecoming beginning with the morning worship service at 10:30 a.m. Dinner will be served immediately following the morning service. An afternoon service will be held at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Richardson of First Baptist Church in Hamlet. Revival services will take place at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 15-17 with the Rev. Robert L. Dockery of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Hoffman. The public is invited.

MOUNT ZION UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 986 Ledbetter Road, Rockingham, will celebrate its annual homecoming at 11 a.m. with guest speaker Elder Lee Allen. Mount Zion combined choirs will render the music with Clifton Steele serving as director and organist. Lunch will be served in the J.C. and Ruth Watkins Gathering Hall. Revival services will be held at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 15-17 with guest speakers the Rev. Robert Hough of New Hope Temple Church of God, the Rev. Mary Lindsey of St. Johns Missionary Baptist Church and the Rev. Charles Bethea of Philadelphia United Methodist Church.

BESSIE CHAPEL AME ZION CHURCH will celebrate its homecoming beginning with the morning worship at 11 a.m. Dinner will be served following the service. An afternoon service will begin at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Donnie Bennett of Mount Sinai Baptist Church in Rockingham. Revival services will be held at 7:30 p.m. nightly Aug. 17-19 with Bishop Travoris Johnson of Red Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Cameron.

ELLERBE GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 162 Ellerbe Grove Church Road, Rockingham, will celebrate its annual homecoming beginning with a morning worship service at 11 a.m. Dinner will be served following the service. An afternoon service will be at 3 p.m. with guest speaker the Rev. Michael Patrick of Holly Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Rockingham along with his choir and congregation. Revival services will be held at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 15-19 with the Rev. Jamison F. Quick of Morning Star Church of Hamlet.

FREEDOM MINISTRIES NO. 1 will have a fellowship service at 2:30 p.m. with Bishop Burley of Daily Word Ministries in Mullins, South Carolina.

PRAYER AND FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST, corner of TR Legrand and Thomas streets, Hamlet, will celebrate its 47th pastoral anniversary at 4 p.m. with guest speaker Dr. John C. McClurkin of Greater Faith Deliverance Center in Winston-Salem.

UPCOMING-ONGOING

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.

CORDOVA BAPTIST CHURCH will have its monthly family movie night at 7 p.m. on Aug. 19. The feature presentation will be “Miracles From Heaven.” Popcorn and drinks will be provided.

FREEDOM BAPTIST CHURCH, 987 U.S. 1 N., Rockingham, will have its brotherhood men’s breakfast at 9 a.m. on Aug. 20 in the fellowship hall.

FLETCHER’S CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, U.S. 1 N., Hoffman, will present “Women of the Bible” at 6 p.m. on Aug. 20. For more information, call 910-627-5744.

RIVERS OF LIFE CHURCH, 106 Pence St., Rockingham, will host The Singing Revelations in concert at 7 p.m. on Aug. 20. Everyone is welcome.

ST. STEPHENS MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, Rockingham, will celebrate its homecoming beginning with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and morning worship at 11 a.m. on Aug. 21. Dinner will be served after the morning worship. An afternoon service will begin at 3 p.m. with Pastor Joe Wilkes of Abundant Life Church in Rockingham. Revival services will be at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 22-25.

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. 21. The public is invited.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 329 West Ave., Hamlet, will celebrate its homecoming beginning with morning worship at 11 a.m. on Aug. 21 with guest speaker the Rev. Colene Ellerbe of First Baptist Missionary Baptist Church in Hamlet. An afternoon service will take place at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Raymond Mitchell of St. Stephens AME Zion in Hamlet. Revival services will be held at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 22-24 with guest speaker the Rev. Daniel Scott of Ebenezer Baptist Church. The public is invited.

MOUNT CALVARY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 685 Ledbetter Road, Rockingham, will celebrate its annual homecoming with morning worship at 11:15 a.m. on Aug. 21 followed by dinner at 1:15 p.m. The afternoon service will be at 3 p.m. followed by revival services at 7:30 p.m. nightly Aug. 22-24 with Pastor John Jackson of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Hamlet.

STELLY’S TABERNACLE CHURCH will celebrate its homecoming beginning with morning worship at 11:15 a.m. on Aug. 21. An afternoon service will take place at 3 p.m. with guest speaker the Rev. James Moore of Streater Grove AME Zion Church. Revival services will be at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 22-24 with guest speakers the Rev. Donnie Bennett of Mount Sinai Baptist Church and Rev. Moore.

PRAYER AND FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST, corner of TR Legrand and Thomas streets, Hamlet, will have a special service at 3 p.m. on Aug. 21 with guest speaker Pastor Darryl Carter of Ellerbe Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Rockingham.

BASS TEMPLE UNITED CHURCH OF GOD, 157 Louis Breeden Blvd., Hamlet, will host a program titled “Seven Sins That God Hates” at 3 p.m. on Aug. 21. For more information, call 910-582-2134 or 910-260-7847.

FREEDOM BAPTIST CHURCH, 987 U.S. 1 N., Rockingham, will have a special ladies service titled “Evidence of Hope” at 6 p.m. on Aug. 21. Men will meet in the fellowship hall.

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. 28. The public is invited.

NEW BIRTH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 121 New Birth Drive, Hamlet, will celebrate its annual homecoming beginning with a morning worship at 11 a.m. on Aug. 28 with Pastor Christopher Smith. Dinner will be served following the morning service. An afternoon service will be at 3 p.m. with guest speaker the Rev. Edward L. Alexander of Saron Baptist Church in Ellerbe. Revival services will take place at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 29-31 with the Rev. R.L. Dockery of Macedonia Baptist Church in Hoffman.

FREEDOM MINISTRIES NO. 1 will have an afternoon service at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 28 with guest speaker the Rev. Robert Davis of Henry Grove Baptist Church in Lilesville.

FAITH ASSEMBLY OUTREACH MINISTRIES, 148 Daniels St., Hamlet, will have its Revival Fire 2016 from Sept. 1-21 with 21 days of fasting, 21 days of noon-day prayer from noon to 1 p.m., 21 nights of revival and 21 anointed speakers. For more information, contact Shavier Leak at 910-894-3473 or Tyrhonda Leak at 910-995-4686.

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 Sept. 4. The public is invited.

ST. PETER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Bridges St., Hamlet, will celebrate its annual homecoming at 11 a.m. Sept. 4 with the Rev. Angelo Troy bringing the message. Revival services will take place at 7 p.m. nightly Sept. 6-8 with the Rev. Anthony T. Waymyer of Grace Temple Fellowship Church in Wallace, South Carolina, along with his congregation. Everyone is welcome.

Matt Harrelson | Daily Journal A small white cross can be seen inside the bell tower of First Presbyterian Church of Hamlet on the corner of Rice Street and Jefferson Street in Hamlet.
http://yourdailyjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_DSC_0467.jpgMatt Harrelson | Daily Journal A small white cross can be seen inside the bell tower of First Presbyterian Church of Hamlet on the corner of Rice Street and Jefferson Street in Hamlet.
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