Church Briefs


Valentine Gala Saturday

The Women’s Ministry of Oak Grove AME Zion Church will sponsor a Valentine Gala, “Love Is In The Air,” on Saturday 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.

Building fund program canceled

The building fund program scheduled for Sunday at 3 p.m. at Riverside Holy Church, 5065 N.C. 217 South, Erwin, has been canceled. It will be rescheduled for a later date.

Red and White Ball tonight

Pineview Christian Center will host its second annual Red and White Ball tonight at 7. 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.

Inside yard sale

Dunn Chapel FWB Church, 607 E. Edgerton St., Dunn, will host an inside yard sale Saturday 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 the upcoming Women’s Conference Committee.

Heritage Night at Union Grove FWB

You and your church family are invited to join in celebrating Heritage Night Saturday 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, 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.

Heaven Bound to hold banquet

Heaven Bound Church of Christ Holy Temple Inc. No. 2 will host its third annual “So in love with Jesus” banquet Saturday at 6 p.m. Donations are $10. The host pastor is the Rev. Stanley S. Williams.

Barbecue chicken dinner Feb. 16

Blackman’s Grove Baptist Church will hold a barbecue chicken dinner on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 4 to 7 p.m. It is sponsored by the Women On Missions group.

The location is Blackman’s Grove Church Fellowship Building on Wood-Lee Road, Four Oaks. Plates are $8 each with eat-in or take-out available.

Barbecue plate sale today

A Erwin Church of God of Prophecy youth barbecue plate sale will be held today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 to 7 p.m. The cost is $8 per plate. Plates consist of barbecue, choice of two vegetables (green beans, slaw or potatoes), roll and dessert.

The church is located at 105 2nd St., Erwin. The pastor is Robert Norris. For more information, call 910-514-3942.

God’s House of Prayer news

There will be a Joy Night service tonight at 7:30 at God’s House of Prayer. The preachers will be Eldress Candi Dixon, Evangelist Priscilla Walden and mother Lillie Hart.

Bishop Apelles Hart Sr. will speak Sunday at 11 a.m. at God’s House of Prayer. All music will be rendered by the GHOP Choir. A youth service will begin at 6 p.m. The preacher will be Junior Prophet David McArthur Jr.

Pancake supper Feb. 15

There will be a pancake supper on Friday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. at East Granville Street Church of God of Prophecy, 1110 Railroad St., Dunn. Plates are $6, which includes pancakes or grits with bacon, sausage, eggs, biscuits, juice or coffee. Dine in or take out. Contact Elisabeth McLean at 910-694-7334.

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, “Night to Shine,” will be held at the Dunn Shrine Center tonight. They get limo rides, walk the red carpet, be crowned kings and queens, eat and dance the night away at no cost to them.


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