Church Briefs


Homecoming At Davis Chapel

Davis Chapel AME Zion Church invites you to its annual Homecoming Celebration Day Sunday. The guest speakers will be Elder Anthony Davis of Raleigh District at 11 a.m.; and the Rev. Wadell Goodman at 3 p.m. Dinner will be served.

The host pastor is the Rev. Samuel Lassiter. For more information, call secretaries Faye Bennett at 910-897-6879 or Debra Sergent at 910-723-1531.

One-Night Revival

Tonight, New Beginning Love Fellowship Ministries will hold a one-night revival at Coats Senior Citizen Center, 214 Park Lane. Service time is 7:30 p.m. The guests will be Pastor Williams and Warren Chapel Church in Dunn.

New Beginning Love Fellowship Ministries will hold morning services Sunday at 11 at the Coats Senior Center. An evening service will begin at 3. The guests will be Pastor Holland and Smith Temple Church, Raleigh. The host pastor is Larry Baker.

VBS At New Zealand Church

Vacation Bible School will be held at New Zealand Church Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. A light breakfast will be at 9 a.m. and a pizza lunch at 1 p.m. The theme is “Jesus is my Anchor.” There will be Bible lessons, music class, crafts and snowballs. There will also be a water slide from 3 to 5 p.m. Bring shorts and a T-shirt.

The church is located in the Meadow community at 5312 Meadowbrook Road.

Prophetic & Healing Revival

Purpose and Power Outreach Ministry in collaboration with J.L. Smith Ministries will present a Prophetic & Healing Revival Aug. 12-17 at 7:30 nightly. The event will be held at Shiloh Christian Church, 211 Durham St., Smithfield.

The speakers will be Pastor Marshall Blackmond, Bishop George G. Bloomer and Prophet Bernard Owusu Ansa of Ghana, Africa. Also featured will be national recording artist Jekalyn Carr.

The revival is free and open to the public. For more information, call 919-800-9478 or email

Pastor Anniversary Celebration

Sunday will be Dr. Alexander McArthur’s fifth anniversary at Pleasant Grove FWB Church. There will be an 11 a.m. service with Minister Rena Sutton, Union Hill Community Church and Choir. Lunch will be served. At 3 p.m. there will be a service rendered by District Elder Kirby Haire, Piney Grove Church and Choir.

Dinner Theater Set Saturday

Avery Grove AME Zion Church will present a dinner theater Saturday at 4 p.m. at the church, 2391 Freedom Road, Smithfield. Tickets are $15.

Upcoming Events At Spring Hill

Saturday at 5 p.m., Spring Hill Mass Choir will celebrate its anniversary.

Revival will be held Aug. 15-17 at Spring Hill FWB Church. Service time is 7 nightly. Speakers will be Dr. Glenda Farmer, Shady Grove, Aug. 15; the Rev. Aekins, Bethlehem, Aug. 16; and Elder Alexander McArthur, Smith Grove, Aug. 17.

Spring Hill FWB Church will observe its annual Men’s Day Aug. 19 at 11 a.m. That afternoon at 3, Pastor Troy Williams and St. Timothy Church will render a service, along with Second Chance gospel group.

The church is located at 7686 Burnett Road, Godwin.

‘Back 2 School Revival’

A “Back 2 School Revival” will be held through Sunday at Nehemiah Building Ministries. The speaker tonight at 7:30 will be Minister Quaveon Richardson of Clifton Chapel Church of Christ Disciples of Christ. Saturday at 1 p.m., Minister Charity Williams of Greater St. Paul United Holy Church will speak. Evangelist Jeffery Howard of Andrews Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will be the speaker Sunday at 10 a.m. Musical guests will be The Younger Voices Choir, Lillington Grove Youth Choir and Young Warriors Praise Team.

Saturday, there will be a cookout (hot dogs and hamburgers) at 1 p.m. and a “Bookbag Bash” while supplies last. The cost is $1.

The event is sponsored by the Youth and Young Adult Department. Nehemiah Building Ministries is located at 2225 N.C. 55 East, Dunn. For more information, call 910-891-1220.

Homecoming At Elizabeth Chapel

Elizabeth Chapel AME Zion Church will celebrate Homecoming 2018 Sunday at 11 a.m. The guest speaker will be Dr. Stanley A. Williams Jr., pastor of Spring Hill FWB Church, Godwin. He will be accompanied by his choir and congregation.

Wanda Short is currently serving as pastor of Elizabeth Chapel. The church is located at 8346 Burnett Road N.C. 82, Dunn.

Sampson Chapel Mass Choir Anniversary

On Sunday at 3 p.m., Sampson Chapel Mass Choir will celebrate its anniversary at Sampson Chapel Church.

For more information, contact President Ann Bell at 910-304-1156. The church located at 8709 Green Path Road, Dunn. The host pastor is Elder Laeulia Lisane.

Clement COGOP Yard Sale Saturday

Clement Church of God of Prophecy, 3990 Maxwell Road, Autryville, will participate in the Maxwell Road Endless Yard Sale Saturday. There will be sausage dogs for sale starting at 7 a.m. Home-cooked barbecue sandwiches and hot dogs will be available for sale starting at 10 a.m. Also available for purchase will be chips, drinks, bottled water and desserts and sweets. These items will be available until sold out. For more information contact the pastor, Don Johnston, at 270-823-7804, or the church at 910-567-2177.

Church Anniversary Celebration

Kingdom Building Worship Center will celebrate the church’s anniversary tonight at 7:30. The guest speaker will be Pastor McArthur. Music will be by Pleasant Grove Choir. Homecoming will be Sunday at 11 a.m. The guest speaker will be Pastor Billings. Music will be by Greater New Direction. Dinner will be served.

Kingdom Building Worship Center is located at 2497 U.S. 301 North, Dunn. The host pastor is Overseer Bettie Vann.

Rivenbark Ministries In Concert

Rivenbark Ministries will perform Saturday at 6 p.m. at Community Chapel Church, 2036 Ebenezer Church Road, Coats.

Barbecue, Auction Benefit Saturday

A barbecue pork and auction benefit for Kellie and Robert “Bert” Blackmon will be held Saturday at Banner Chapel Advent Christian Church, 1771 N.C. 50 South, Benson. They will serve from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and the auction begins at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $10 per plate. Raffle drawings will be at 7:15 p.m.

The benefit is sponsored by the community, area churches, family and friends. For more information, call Brandon Lee at 919-625-5535, Danette Lee at 919-291-5810 or Rebecca Creswell at 910-596-8743.

Homecoming Set Aug. 19

Point Level Disciples of Christ Church will hold a homecoming celebration Aug. 19 at 11 a.m. Attire is old fashioned. The church is located at 286 Vann Road, Clinton. The pastor is the Rev. Dr. Dannie Robinson.

Convention Underway At Mount Zion Christian

The 2018 Convention at Mt. Zion Christian Fellowship Church began Aug. 9. The convention will continue today at 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The theme is “Faith Walk.”

For more information, call Elder James O. McNeill at 910-892-6816 or 910-890-9316 or Earlene McNeill at 910-1238. The church is located at 707 Susan Tart Road, Dunn.

Tate & Martheiah At Piney Grove

Piney Grove Chapel Baptist Church is hosting its Super Sunday Nights Series. Services will be held throughout the summer beginning at 6 p.m. The Super Sunday Nights Series will feature many of the nation and region’s most talented singers, musicians and quartets. The brother/sister musical team of Tate & Martheiah will appear this Sunday. Regional quartet The Kings Messengers will be featured on Aug. 19.

Piney Grove Chapel Baptist Church is located at 4440 Piney Grove Road, 5 miles east of Angier, off N.C. 210. To obtain a complete artist line-up for the Super Sunday Night Series, as well as additional information regarding these evenings, call 919-639-2481 or visit

Evening Of Songs At The Love Center

The Love Center will present an Evening of Songs, featuring Billy Ray & The Gospelaires and Ladies of Devoted. The program will be held Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

The church is located at 345 Jackson Road, Dunn.

Just Jam Singing Event Saturday

Just Jam Singing Event, hosted by Pastor Rhonda Ray and Grazing Mountains Church, will be held Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at the Mary Stewart Lions Building, 3375 U.S. 301 North, Dunn. Special guest is Deacon Grady Walston from First Congregational Church of Raleigh. He is the lead singer for the recording group Grady Walston and Blessed.

Faith & Power News

Faith & Power Christian Center International will celebrate Chief Apostle Dr. Ron Spears’ 26th pastoral anniversary. The speaker for Aug. 16 will be Apostle Bloony Aycock of The New Church of Christ in Faison. Service time is 7:30 p.m. The speaker for Aug. 17 at 7:30 p.m. will be Dr. Eddie Parker of Gateway Ministries in Clinton. There will be a banquet Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. at PFWB Tabernacle, 1107 Long Branch Road Dunn. The speaker for Aug. 19 at 4 p.m. will be Pastor Garland Jones of Mt. Zion Christian Church International in Rocky Mount.

Faith & Power Christian Center International is located at 110 Hunt Valley Road, Dunn.

Homecoming Concludes At Pisgah Top

Pisgah Top Bible Church of God will continue homecoming services tonight at 7:30. The guest speaker will be Elder James Bates of McKoy’s Chapel FWB Church, Coats. The choir will furnish the music. Sunday, the morning service will begin at 11:15. The speaker will be Assistant Pastor Elaine Chance. Music will be by the Pisgah Top Gospel Choir. Lunch will be served following the morning service. The evening service will begin at 3. The speaker will be Elder Reid of Holy Temple Church, Fayetteville. The Mass Choir will sing. The host pastor is Apostle Harry Lee.

God’s House Of Prayer News

God’s House of Prayer will hold a Joy Night service tonight at 7:30 at the Benson location, The New Church of Transformation, 111 Market St., where Apostle Rosa DeGraffenried is the pastor. The speaker will be a member of the ministerial staff.

Family and Friends Day scheduled for Sunday will be omitted due to the fact that a Youth Fellowship service will be held at Refuge Cornerstone Church in Red Springs where the pastor is John Ray. Service time is 11:30 a.m. The preacher will be Junior Prophet David McArthur Jr. He will be accompanied by the GHOP Choir.

Back-To-School Party Aug. 18

There will be a back-to-school party Aug. 18 from 9 a.m. to noon at Falcon Church of God of Prophecy, 7141 Smithfield Road, Godwin. The first 25 kids will get back-to-school supplies. Refreshments will be served. Sarah Reid is the youth director and Samuel Hall is the pastor.

Ushers Anniversary At McKoy’s Chapel

McKoy’s Chapel ushers will celebrate their anniversary Sunday at 3 p.m. Pastor M. Williams and his congregation from St. James Disciples Church in Benson will render the service. Elder James E. Baker is the pastor. The church is located at 1986 Old Stage Road and all are invited.

Appreciation Program

There will be an appreciation program at Davis Chapel in Lillington on Aug. 19 for Deacon Ned Lanier. Service time is 2:30 p.m.

Davis Chapel is located on Bruce Johnson Road, Lillington. The host pastor is Michael McDuffie.

The Whisnants At Baptist Chapel

The Whisnants will be in concert Sunday at 6 p.m. at Baptist Chapel Church. Admission is free.

The church is located in the Clement community at 2208 Baptist Chapel Road, Autryville.


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