Church Briefs


Union Hill to
sponsor bake sale

On Saturday from 7 a.m. until, Union Hill Community Church will host a bake sale at Altman’s Grocery Barn, 5458 Fayetteville Highway, Godwin.

Ebenezer UM to celebrate homecoming

Ebenezer United Methodist Church, located on Harper House Road in the Bentonville community in Johnston County, will celebrate homecoming on Sunday. The worship service will begin at 11 a.m. with guest speaker, the Rev. Dick Lewis, Ebenezer’s former minister. A catered lunch will follow with donations welcome. The Rev. Bill Spencer serves as pastor of Ebenezer Church.

Ushers anniversary program

Nehemiah Building Ministries will host an ushers anniversary program Sunday at 4 p.m. For more information, call Mother Catherine Lovick at 919-639-2576. The leaders of Nehemiah are Pastor James A. Peterkin and lady Carla Peterkin.

at Unity AC

Homecoming will be Sunday at Unity Advent Christian Church following the morning worship service. The pastor, the Rev. Jason Hudson, invites everyone.

Plate sale at New Zealand PFWB

A barbecue chicken lunch and supper will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at New Zealand PFWB Church. Plates are $8 each. An auction will begin at 5 p.m. Eat in or take out will be available. Drive thru will also be available.

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

Beulah Baptist to celebrate homecoming

Beulah Baptist Church will celebrate homecoming on Sunday at 11 a.m. Pastor Terry Hall of Chinquapin will be the guest speaker. Special music will be provided by Tim Coats of Unity Advent Christian Church.

A covered-dish lunch will be served following the service. All former members and family members are invited to come out and celebrate this special day.

Beulah Baptist Church is located at 3140 N.C. 242 South, Benson.

of Life program

Red Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1160 Red Hill Road, Cameron, will host its third quarter Celebration of Life program Sunday at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Ricky R. McKinney Sr., choir, ushers, musicians and congregation from Olivers Chapel AME Zion Church, Staley.

Bishop Tavaris La Keith Johnson Sr. is the senior pulpitarian and Evangelist Whitnei Holman Johnson is the first lady.

Homecoming, pastor’s appreciation day

Homecoming combined with pastor’s appreciation day will be held Sunday at Dunn Advent Christian Church. Pastor Michael Whitley will be honored along with his wife, Larue, who serves as pianist. Pastor Whitley has been serving the church for more than 20 years.

The Hickory Grove Quartet will minister in music and song during the 10:30 a.m. service.

Following the morning message, a covered-dish luncheon will be served in the church’s fellowship building.

Dunn AC Church is located at 700 E. Pearsall St.

Harvest Day
at Stones Creek

Harvest Day will be held Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Stones Creek Advent Christian Church. Barbecue chicken with boiled potatoes/potato salad and green beans will be available for eat-in or take-out. Donations will be accepted.

An auction will begin at 7 p.m. with lots of homemade cakes, goodies and a handmade quilt.

Stones Creek AC Church is located at 343 Woods Crossroads Road, Benson.

Zion Wall to
celebrate anniversary, homecoming

Zion Wall FWB Church will celebrate its 113th church anniversary and homecoming Sunday at 11 a.m. The speaker will be Elder Maurice McLaughlin from Malloy’s Grove FWB Church, Parkton. A guest choir will provide the music.

Zion Wall is located at 4944 Wall St., Linden. The pastor is Elder Jerry L. Jones.

at Bethel OFWB

Bethel OFWB Church, 3168 N.C. 96 South, Four Oaks, announces its annual homecoming on Sunday. Pastor Tod Creech and congregation invite everyone to join them in this celebration. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. and worship service at 11. A potluck lunch will be shared in the fellowship hall following the worship service.

For more information, contact Jim Best at 919-796-2775.

Revival at

Revival will be held Oct. 17-19 at Erwin Church of God of Prophecy, 105 2nd St., Erwin. Service time is 7 nightly. The speakers will be Barbara Jones, Oct. 17; David Johnson, Oct. 18; and Wesley Cotton, Oct. 19. Everyone is invited to attend. The host pastor is Robert Norris Sr.

Strickland to be
at Mount Zion MB

On Oct. 21 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., Mount Zion MB Church has rescheduled its homecoming service. The afternoon guests will be Elder Willa Strickland and Running Disciple of Christ Church family of Clinton. Dinner will be served after the morning service.

The host pastor is the Rev. Floyd Ray. The church is located at 9030 Harnett-Dunn Highway, Dunn.

Greater Faith & Deliverance news

The members of Greater Faith & Deliverance Ministry will celebrate the church’s fourth anniversary. The pre-anniversary celebration will be tonight at 7. The speaker will be Minister Tracy Hill. He will be accompanied by Grace Place Christian Church family of Hope Mills.

The church anniversary service will be Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. The speaker will be Pastor Glenda Farmer, pastor of Shady Grove FWB Church, Spring Lake.

Greater Faith & Deliverance is located at 7070 Plain View Highway, Dunn. The pastor is Lewis A. Geddie. For more information, call elect lady JoAnn Geddie at 910-893-5902.

Homecoming at Bethesda Friends

Bethesda Friends Church will celebrate homecoming on Oct. 21. Pastor Jonathan Cook will bring the message on living out our name “Bethesda.” Special music will be provided by Barbara Jackson and Donna Lee. There will be a brief remembrance of the members who have gone to be with Jesus during this past year.

A catered lunch will be served following the worship service in the fellowship hall. The congregation extends an invitation for friends to join them for Sunday school at 9:30 and worship at 10:30 on this special day.

Bethesda is located at 4955 Green Path Road, Dunn.

Harvest Sale
at Lees Chapel

Lees Chapel Advent Christian Church will hold its annual Harvest Sale Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Barbecue pork and chicken plates with potatoes, hushpuppies, coleslaw and dessert, will be sold for $ 8 per plate. Dine-in or take-out will be available.

The Harvest Sale auction will begin at 7 p.m. The sale includes homemade crafts, cakes, pies, applejacks, sweet potatoes, jams and jellies, and more.

Lees Chapel AC Church is located at 4154 N.C. 96 South, Four Oaks. For more information, call 919-963-2123.

Special Sunday
night service

There will be a special Sunday night service at 6 with the Rev. Stephen Lassitor at Trinity Lakeshore Pentecostal Holiness Church. Pastor Chris Brown invites everyone to come and enjoy the blessings of the Lord. For more information, call 910-891-4549.

Gospel through drama at Faith Builders

New Life Drama Company will present “Saturday Night Live but with a Sunday message” at Faith Builders Christian Center. Saturday at 6 p.m. is for ages 12 and older. Sunday at 10:30 a.m. is for all ages.

Faith Builders is located at 2600 Wade-Stedman Road, Stedman. For more information, call Pastor Casey Welker at 910-567-2710.

Homecoming at Lee’s Chapel OFWB

Lee’s Chapel OFWB Church will celebrate its 126th homecoming Sunday. The speaker will be Dr. Brad Williamson, lead pastor. A covered-dish lunch will be served after the service. All former members and any family of former members are invited to come and celebrate this special day.

The church is located at 4948 Plain View Highway, Dunn.

Life Chain to be
held Oct. 21

Take a stand for life! On Oct. 21, members of Sacred Heart will form a Life Chain (standing in a line along the sidewalks of Cumberland Street), holding signs while praying peacefully for an end to abortion. Why do they do this? Because there are approximately 125,000 abortions per day. You’re invited to join them between 9:30 and 11 a.m. This event is for everyone. The more people they have participate, the longer the line will be and more signs for those traveling down the highway to read. They stand and pray, and leave the changing of hearts up to God. The line will begin at the intersection of U.S. 421 (Cumberland Street) and South McKay Avenue. If you have any questions, contact Christine Nordan at

Warren Chapel to
hold homecoming

Warren Chapel FWB Church, 8190 Fayetteville Highway, will be celebrate homecoming Sunday at 11 a.m. The speaker will be Pastor Tyman M. Wallace of Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church. Pastor Wallace will be accompanied by his choir, ushers and church family. Lunch will be served immediately after service.

The host pastor will be Elder Edward D. Williams.

Fall Festival at Jonesboro Baptist

Jonesboro Baptist Church will hold a Fall Festival Oct. 19 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. There will be hot dogs, chips and drinks, as well as games, a cake walk, pumpkin painting, candy, prizes and a Halloween costume contest.

The church is located at 2020 Jonesboro Road, Dunn.

Antioch Baptist to observe homecoming

Antioch Baptist Church, 6237 Front St., Falcon, will celebrate its annual homecoming, Sunday. The speaker for the service will be Dr. Randy White, director of the New South River Baptist Association. Special music will be provided by the church choir. Sunday school will start at 9:45 a.m. and the worship service at 10:45. A meal will follow in the fellowship hall. For further information, contact Pastor Sammy McLamb at 910-890-2202.

Potter’s House to
hold yard sale

Potter’s House Ministries will hold a yard sale Saturday at 7 a.m. at Brent Adams & Associates, 119 Lucknow Square, Dunn.

For more information, call Geneva Pearce at 910-658-0360.

McKoy’s Chapel to celebrate 100 years

McKoy’s Chapel will celebrate 100 years Sunday. Pastor Baker will render the morning service followed by an old-fashioned lunch.

Bishop Blake Phillips and his congregation from Greenville will render the afternoon service beginning at 4.

The church is located at 1986 Old Stage Road, Coats.

Evans to preach
initial sermon

Eva Mae Evans will preach her initial sermon Sunday at 3 p.m. at Jackson Grove Bible Church of God. The host pastor is Louise Royal.

Jackson Grove is located in the Midway community.

The Believers
to sing Saturday

The Believers will sing Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Brookdale Retirement Center in Goldsboro.

Revival starts Oct. 19

Calvary Baptist Church, 8326 N.C. 27 West, Lillington, will hold revival services Oct. 19-21. The speaker Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. will be Cameron McGill. The speaker for Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 21 at 11 a.m. will be Jonathan Lotz.

Ray to speak tonight

Evangelist Sharon Ray will speak tonight at 7 at Consuming Fire Prophetic Outreach Ministries. The host pastors are Edward and Prophetess Windy McDougald.

The church is located at 309 W. Duncan St., Lillington.

God’s House
of Prayer news

A Joy Service will be held tonight at 7:39 at God’s House of Prayer in Dunn. The preachers will be three of their elders.

The Sunday morning worship service will be held at the Dunn location as well. The preacher will be Junior Overseer Bishop David McArthur Sr. Service time is 11 a.m. All music will be rendered by the choir.

Upcoming events
at Pleasant Grove

On Saturday, the Male Chorus of Pleasant Grove FWB Church will hold a gospel program. Service time is 4 p.m.

Sunday at 3 p.m., the Pastor’s Aide will hold a program at Pleasant Grove. The speaker will be the Rev. Herring of Chapel Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Autryville.

On Oct. 17 and 18, there will be a revival at Pleasant Grove. Service time is 7 nightly. The speaker will be Elder Thomas Washington from Angier. Everybody is invited to come and get revived.

Elder Alexander McArthur and Pleasant Grove FWB Church will be at Piney Grove FWB Church on Oct. 21 at 11 a.m. This will be for Piney Grove’s homecoming service.

One-night revival at New Beginning

A one-night revival will be held tonight at 7:30 at New Beginning Love Fellowship Ministries. The guest speaker will be Pastor L.W. Lisane of Sampson Chapel FWB Church.

On Sunday at 11 a.m., Pastor Larry Baker of New Beginning Love Fellowship will be at Cedar Grove AME Zion Church in Lillington. On Sunday at 3 p.m., Elder Richard Dowy and the Dowy Singers of Mount Nebo Holiness Church in Bear Creek will render a service at New Beginning Love Fellowship.

Thanksgiving dinner boxes to be provided

This Thanksgiving season, Hodges Chapel Church would like to assist families that are in financial hardship by providing a Thanksgiving dinner box. The dinner box will consist of a meal that you can cook at your convenience.

Dinner boxes can be pre-ordered by coming to Hodges Chapel Church on Nov. 4 from 2 to 6 p.m. or Nov. 5 from noon to 7 p.m. A ticket will be given out when you pre-order and will be needed for picking up your dinner box on Nov. 16 from noon to 7 p.m. One dinner box per household.

The church is located at 780 Hodges Chapel Road, Benson.


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