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PEE DEE METHODIST CHURCH will host its monthly country breakfast from 6:30 to 10 a.m. Price is $6 for all-you-can-eat of three meats, eggs, grits, sausage gravy and homemade biscuits. All law enforcement, fire departments and EMS personnel are invited to eat as guests.
FREEDOM BAPTIST CHURCH, 987 U.S. 1 N., Rockingham, will have its men’s brotherhood breakfast at 9 a.m.
FAITH ASSEMBLY OUTREACH MINISTRIES, 148 Daniels St., Hamlet, will continue its revival fire with noon day prayer and nightly services at 7 p.m. until Sept. 21. Remaining guest speakers include Evangelist Wayne Morrison, Evangelist Sarah Crosby, Evangelist Lizzie Jackson, Apostle Daniel White and Apostle Joann Davis.
SIDNEY GROVE CHURCH OF DELIVERANCE, 401 McIntyre Road, Ellerbe, will celebrate 43 years of service by Bishop Arlester and First Lady Annie Simpson with a banquet at 5 p.m. Cost is a donation of $20. For more information, call Annie Buie at 910-652-3791.
ST. PETER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Hamlet, invites praise teams, mimes and choirs to join in its 12th anniversary of the Ladies of Praise at 6 p.m. RSVP to Dot Goldston at 910-206-8274 or 910-582-2886.
ELLERBE GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 162 Ellerbe Grove Church Road, Rockingham, will celebrate the 67th anniversary of its senior choir at 6 p.m. All choirs are invited to participate by rendering two selections.
MOUNT OLIVE BAPTIST CHURCH, 596 East Washington St. Ext., Rockingham, will celebrate its 86th homecoming beginning with Sunday school at 10 a.m. followed by worship service at 11. The guest speaker will be Delane Burris from Grace Baptist Church in Albemarle. A covered dish luncheon will follow at noon and will be held in the multipurpose building. Also needed are pictures of family members to share on a designated table in the multipurpose building. These photographs can include ministers, teachers, school classes or the church’s founding fathers.
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 public is invited.
CARTLEDGE CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH, Rockingham, will celebrate its homecoming during the 11 a.m. morning worship. A covered dish meal will be served following the service. Revival services will be at 6 p.m. on Sept. 18 and at 7 p.m. nightly Sept. 19-21 with guest speaker C.J. Bordeaux, director of missions at Pee Dee Baptist Association.
ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 311 Marlboro St., Hamlet, will gather at 11 a.m. for its 13th annual outdoor worship and church picnic on the grounds. A more informal service will include favorite hymns and the sharing of Holy Communion. The service is held on the church grounds near the parking field. Following worship, a potluck picnic will be held. For more information, call 910-582-0729.
MACEDONIA MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will celebrate its 120th church anniversary along with is annual men’s day at 11 a.m. Various activities will take place to commemorate the anniversary. Music will be provided by the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church male chorus. Light refreshments will be served immediately following the services.
PRAYER AND FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST, 217 Thomas St., Hamlet, will celebrate its homecoming at 11 a.m. with host pastor Dr. Tommy R. Legrand. Dinner will be served following the morning service. An afternoon service will take place at 4 p.m. with guest speaker Dr. Johnnie Bruton of Kingdom Institute.
LOVELY HILL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 120 Lincoln St., Rockingham, will celebrate its homecoming at 11 a.m. with Pastor Benny Kemp bringing the morning message. Lunch will be served after the service. An afternoon service will be at 2:30 p.m. with guest speaker the Rev. Mary Lindsey of St. Johns Missionary Baptist Church in Derby. Revival services will be held at 7 p.m. nightly Sept. 19-21 with the Rev. Daniel Scott of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Rockingham.
BASS TEMPLE CHURCH will celebrate the 6th anniversary of its pastor Willie Moore at 11:30 a.m. Guest speakers include Bishop David Brown, Bishop Leonard Williams and Bishop Larry Brown.
FRIENDSHIP MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will celebrate its anniversary at 3 p.m. with guest speaker Pastor Roy Linseby of Garris Grove Baptist Church in Wadesboro.
HOLLY GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 401 Holly Grove Church Road, Rockingham, will celebrate its 56th usher anniversary at 3 p.m. with guest speaker the Rev. Melvin Ingram of Snead Grove AME Zion Church in Ellerbe. All ushers are asked to wear white.
MOUNT SINAI BAPTIST CHURCH, 171 Graham Bridge Road, Rockingham, will present a youth meet and greet back to school program from 3 to 5 p.m. All mime teams, step teams and youth choirs are welcome to participate. School supplies will also be given away. For more information, call 910-331-8445.
TABERNACLE FULL GOSPEL BAPTIST CHURCH, 328 Airport Road, Rockingham, will have its 100 women in hats program at 4 p.m. with guest speaker the Rev. Joletha Dockery of Bessie Chapel Church.
MORNING STAR HOUSE OF REFUGE, 120 McArthur St., Hamlet, will host guest speaker Pauline McAllister of God is Love Church in Red Springs at 4 p.m. All are invited.
TRINITY EMMANUEL HOLINESS CHURCH, 130 Entwistle 3rd St., Rockingham, will have revival services starting at 6 p.m. and continuing at 7 p.m. nightly Sept. 19-23 with guest speakers The Blythe’s and Sister Rita.
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.
MCDONALD BAPTIST CHURCH will have Sunday school at 10 a.m., morning worship at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 6 p.m. each Sunday. Wednesday night services include Mission Friends, GAs, RAs and Acteens at 6:45 p.m., Bible study at 7 p.m. and choir practice at 7:45 p.m.
BEAUTIFUL ZION MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 708 Greenlake Road, Rockingham, will hold a conference beginning with a prayer night at 7 p.m. on Sept. 19 and continuing with guest speakers at 7 p.m. nightly Sept. 20-23. Speakers include Evangelist Carrie Clarke, Pastor Terry Broady, Pastor Tonya Cooper and the Rev. Javan Leach.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 2116 Main St., Ellerbe, will be giving out flu shots from 1 to 6 p.m. on Sept. 21.
ST. MARY’S HOLINESS CHURCH, Dobbins Heights, will have an appreciation service for Evangelist Ogretis Wilson at 6 p.m. on Sept. 23. All choirs, mimes and churches are invited to attend.
KINGDOM INSTITUTE FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH will have a chicken plate sale beginning at 11 a.m. on Sept. 24. Choice of baked or fried chicken, corn, green beans, a roll and dessert for $7. Chicken sandwiches are $3. Delivery is available for five or more plates. Take-out plates are available at 2104 E. Washington St. Ext., Rockingham. For more information, call 919-824-6772.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 329 West Ave., Hamlet, will celebrate the 41st anniversary of its gospel choir at 4 p.m. on Sept. 24. Churches, choirs and groups are invited to help celebrate through praise, song and music. The public is invited.
WAYMAN CHAPEL FAITH CENTER, Hamlet, will host “The King’s Ball” sponsored by Philadelphia United Methodist Men from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 24. Cost is a donation of $10. Guest speaker will be Derrick Watkins with special guest Daniel Rosenbaum of Hampton, Virginia.
CORDOVA BAPTIST CHURCH will celebrate its 120th homecoming beginning with Sunday school from 10 to 10:30 a.m. and morning worship service at 10:45 on Sept. 25. 2nd Chance Ministries will be rendering the music. Lunch will follow at 12:30 p.m. in the fellowship building.
VICTORY DELIVERANCE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST, 169 5th St., Hamlet, will celebrate its family and friends day beginning with Sunday school at 10 a.m. and morning service at 11:30 on Sept. 25 with Evangelist Mary Pearson of Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ in High Point. An evening service will be at 3 p.m. with Elder Billy Quick of Saint Mary’s Holiness Church. Dinner will be served after the morning worship.
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. 25. The public is invited.
PHILADELPHIA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH will have its family and friends day at 11 a.m. on Sept. 25. Dinner will be served following the service.
ROBERDELL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH will host a homecoming celebration at 11 a.m. on Sept. 25. The guest speakers will be Rockingham natives Sharon and Graham Nichols, who are currently serving as missionaries in Ecuador. A covered dish dinner will be served afterwards.
WEST ROCKINGHAM CHURCH OF GOD, 116 Garrett St., Rockingham, will have revival services beginning at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sept. 25 and continuing at 7 p.m. nightly Sept. 26-28 with the Rev. Greg Williamson.
MOUNT CALVARY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 675 Ledbetter Road, Rockingham, will celebrate its adult choir with a musical program at 3 p.m. on Sept. 25. Everyone is invited.
ASHLEY CHAPEL AME ZION CHURCH will have the annual celebration of its Ashley Chapel Junior Choir at 3 p.m. on Sept. 25. All choirs, praise teams and praise dancers are invited.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 329 West Ave., Hamlet, will have an evening worship service at 4 p.m. on Sept. 25 with guest speaker the Rev. Donnie Pratt of Sandy Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Maxton. Unity colors are any fall colors. All members and the public are invited.
MORNING STAR HOUSE OF REFUGE, 120 McArthur St., Hamlet, will host the Greater Pressing Fellowship Churches’ 4th Sunday fellowship at 5 p.m. on Sept. 25. The guest speaker will be Pastor Joann Davis of Greater Glory in Laurel Hill.
NEW HOPE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 1596 U.S. 74 E., Hamlet, will host the Jada’s Helping Hands Annual Fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 26. There will be food, fun, games, door prizes and a plant sale. Proceeds to benefit children and families with disabilities.
FEARLESS 2016 will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 30-Oct. 1 with a meal served at 6 p.m. each night. Guest speaker this year will be student pastor Brian Wood. Arthur Gilliam and the Fearless Praise Band will render the music. The event will be held at Second Baptist Church in Hamlet on Sept. 30 and at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Rockingham on Oct. 1.
MIRROR IMAGE TABERNACLE OF FAITH, 639 McNair St., Rockingham, will sponsor a family and friends fun day beginning at 10 a.m. on Oct. 2. There will be dancing, singing, horseshoes, cake sampling and raffle, bingo, hot dogs, hamburgers, fish, ice cream and drinks and face painting. There will also be a health station with certified nurses on call to check blood pressure. All neighboring churches 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 on Oct. 2. The public is invited.
CHAPPELL GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH, 111 Godfrey Road, Ellerbe, will celebrate its annual homecoming starting at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 2. Lunch will be served immediately after the service. An afternoon service will be held at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. E.L. Alexander of Saron Baptist Church along with his congregation. Revival services will be at 7 p.m. nightly Oct. 4-6 with guest speaker the Rev. Jackie Harris of Snow Hill Baptist Church in Mount Gilead. All are invited.
PARSONS GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will celebrate its 146th church anniversary at 3 p.m. on Oct. 2 with guest speaker the Rev. Anthony Ledbetter of Piney Grove Holiness Church in Wadesboro. Dinner will be served after the morning worship service.
TIMBERS CROSSING FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 277 Loch Haven Road, Rockingham, will have a women’s conference beginning at 10 a.m. on Oct. 8. There will be guest speakers, special singing and SCC Drama Team. A light lunch will be served. Register by Sept. 30 to reserve a seat for the free event. To register, call 910-582-4517 or 910-331-7532.
FLETCHER’S CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 108 McCoy Drive, Hoffman, will celebrate the 69th singing anniversary of its United Gospel Singers at 7 p.m. on Oct. 8.
LEDBETTER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH will celebrate its homecoming at 11 a.m. on Oct. 9 with Pastor Lee Griffith. A covered dish dinner will follow the service.
ASHLEY CHAPEL AME ZION CHURCH will celebrate the anniversary of its gospel choir at 3 p.m. on Oct. 9. All groups are invited.