Church Briefs


Chicken pastry supper

Banner Chapel Advent Christian Church will host a chicken pastry supper Saturday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Plates are $8 each and patrons may eat in at the CMC Building or pick up take-out plates from the fellowship hall.

An auction will begin at 7 p.m.

The church is located 1 mile south of Benson on N.C. 50.

The meal is sponsored by the Women’s Home and Foreign Missions Societies.

Union Hill to honor Claudia McLean

Union Hill Community Church family will honor the oldest mother of the church, Claudia McLean, on Sunday at 3 p.m. She will be honored with words from the ministers and singing. Dinner will be served after the service. The public is invited to attend.

The host pastor is Eldress Rena Sutton.

‘Saturday Night Live’ at New Vision

Prophetic Breakthrough Ministries in conjunction with New Vision of Christ Christian Center will present “Saturday Night Live: Worship & Word” Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Special guests will be Pastor Justin Barnes, Jamale McKoy, Brittani Brown, D.R. Barnes & Youthful Praise, Rachel Lynch, Diondra Douglas and guest speaker Pastor Ryan Ford.

Elder Jeffrey Smith is the host of the event. The host pastors are Stanley and June Douglas. The event will be held at New Vision of Christ Christian Center, 500 N. Wilson Ave., Dunn. For more information, call 919-999-6417 or visit

Pancake, sausage supper at Lee’s Chapel

Lee’s Chapel AC Church will hold a pancake and sausage supper Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Cost is $6 — all you can eat. Eat-in or take-out will be available.

The church is located at 4154 N.C. 96 South, Four Oaks. For more information, call 919-963-2123.

Ed O’Neal & The Dixie Melody Boys
in concert

One of gospel music’s most popular quartets, The Dixie Melody Boys, will be featured at Stedman Baptist Church, 7750 Clinton Road, Stedman, on Saturday at 6 p.m.

Since organizing over five decades ago, The Dixie Melody Boys have enjoyed success, including a Grammy nomination and numerous Fan Award nominations from The Singing News Magazine. Hit releases have flowed their way, including recent releases such as “I’m Gonna Lift My Praise,” “I’ll Be Living That Way,” “I Won’t Compromise,” “Welcome Home,” “Antioch Church Choir” and “I’m One Of Them.”

To obtain additional information, visit

Davis Chapel to celebrate anniversary

Davis Chapel Holiness Church, 164 Bruce Johnson Road, Lillington,will celebrate its church anniversary tonight at 7:30. The speaker will be Minister Sheral Raines from Lillington First Baptist Church. Minister Raines will be accompanied by the choir and congregation. All are invited to help us lift up the name of Jesus.

For more information, contact Minister Susan Davis at 910-658-1892 or 910-514-9708.

Food, diaper giveaway Saturday in Erwin

The Dunn-Lillington District in partnership with Sandhills Family Heritage Association will give away food, baby diapers and household, health and beauty products this Saturday at 10 a.m. at Erwin Memorial AME Zion Church located at 716 W. M St. in Erwin.

Mingo Baptist to host Community Breakfast

Mingo Baptist Church will host a Community Breakfast on Saturday from 6 to 10 a.m. Donations will be accepted. Everybody is invited. Proceeds will go to the Building Fund. Mingo Baptist Church is located at 1465 Mingo Church Road, Dunn, in northern Sampson County. For further information, call 910-567-2929.

Valentine Gala
set Feb. 9

The Women’s Ministry of Oak Grove AME Zion Church will sponsor a Valentine Gala, “Love Is In The Air,” on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be food, games, music and prizes. Come dressed to impress as there will be a special prize for the best dressed person and couple. Tickets are $20 per person and may be purchased from any woman of the church.

The church is located at 3920 Bunnlevel Erwin Road. The Rev. Nicholas Irion is the pastor.

Inside yard sale Feb. 9

Dunn Chapel FWB Church, 607 E. Edgerton St., Dunn, will host an inside yard sale Feb. 9 from 7 a.m. until. Tables are available for $15 each. Set-up for tables will be on Friday, Feb. 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. It will be held in the fellowship hall.

Light breakfast items will be sold including coffee, muffins, sausage biscuits, cakes and drinks.

The host pastor is Elder Timothy Thomas. The yard sale is sponsored by upcoming Women’s Conference Committee.

Win Build Send
to celebrate
Founder’s Day

Win Build Send Christian Center, located at 511 Susan Tart Road, Dunn, will celebrate Founder’s Day and Pastor Lawrence Denning for the entire month of February. The guest speaker for this Sunday at 10 a.m. will be Pastor Larry Baker along with New Beginnings Church. All are welcome to attend.

Building fund
program Feb. 10

There will be a building fund program Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. at Riverside Holy Church, 5065 N.C. 217 South, Erwin. The guest speaker will be Bishop Ronnie Sanders of Faith Tabernacle Church, Selma. He will be accompanied by The Faith Tabernacle Choir.

Free Gospel
to hold sing

There will be a gospel sing Saturday at 6 p.m. at Free Gospel Community Church.

Heritage Night at Union Grove FWB

You and your church family are invited to join Union Grove FWB Church in celebrating Heritage Night Feb. 9 at 5 p.m. at Union Grove FWB Church, 7282 Keener Road, Clinton. Pastor Timothy Dortch and his wife, first lady Terri Dortch, of Word of Truth Christian Fellowship, Goldsboro. They will take everyone back in time to the famous “I Have a Dream” speech given by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. For entertainment, “Miss Hattie,” (Frances Sellers) is stopping by to give words of encouragement and a song to strengthen everyone’s spirits.

The attire for the evening will be the era of 1954-1968. Refreshments will be served. There is no cost, but a freewill offering will be accepted.

God’s House
of Prayer news

A joy service will be held tonight at 7:30 at God’s House of Prayer with three of the church’s elder ministers to preach the word. All music will be rendered by the GHOP Choir.

The Sunday morning worship service will begin at 11 with the senior overseer, Apostle Bob McArthur Sr., to preach the word of God.

Red and White
Ball Feb. 8

Pineview Christian Center will host its second annual Red and White Ball on Friday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. This is a family event with fun-filled activities for all ages.

Tickets are $5 for ages 13 and up, $3 for ages 12 and younger, or $20 for families.

The church is located at 533 Joe Collins Road in Lillington and the pastor is Elder Adrian Ingram Sr. For more information, call 910-658-8505.

Mt. Carmel to host prom night experience

Mt. Carmel PFWB Church has joined the Tim Tebow Foundation in celebrating people with special needs, giving them a unforgettable prom night experience. This special event will be held at the Dunn Shrine Center on Feb. 8. They get limo rides, walk the red carpet, be crowned kings and queens, eat and dance the night away at no cost to them.

Mt. Carmel needs your help in order to make this a successful night. Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Mt Carmel will receive special guests to pick out and try on prom attire.

They need “buddies.” A “buddy” will accompany the special guest to the prom and accommodate them throughout the night. They also need servers, door attendants, makeup and hair stylists. There is an opening for you to help in an area.

To sign up to be a “buddy,” volunteer in other areas or make a monetary donation, contact Jennifer Hardison at 910-590-5649 or visit website at


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