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Annual Floral Convention set

The Western Assembly annual Floral Convention will convene Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Western Assembly Headquarters Building (The C.J. Williams Convention Center), U.S. Highway 701, Newton Grove. The convention begins with registration starting at 10 a.m. and moves immediately into the rest of the service including the business session and worship.

For more information, call the president, the Rev. Dr. Belinda Strickland, at 910-514-0751.

Davis Chapel
to celebrate homecoming

Davis Chapel will celebrate its 163rd annual homecoming Sunday. The morning service begins at 11 and the afternoon service at 3.

Davis Chapel is located at 120 Horseshoe Bend Road, Linden.

Faith & Power to celebrate Spears’ anniversary

Faith & Power Christian Center International will celebrate Chief Apostle Dr. Ron Spears’ anniversary Aug. 15-18.

On Aug. 15 at 7:30 p.m., the speaker will be Apostle Bloony Aycock from The New Church of Christ in Faison; Aug. 16 at 7:30 p.m., the speaker will be Apostle Leroy Smith with 11th Hour in Dunn; Aug. 18 at 10:30 a.m., the speaker will be Apostle Kevin Barber with Word & Praise Ministries in Baltimore, Maryland, and at 4 p.m., the speaker will be Bishop Lewis with Living Hope in Kinston.

They will have a banquet to honor Dr. Spears on Aug. 17 at 6 p.m. at the Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Tabernacle, 1107 Long Brand Road, Dunn. The tickets are $25 per person and $8 for children younger than 8 years old.

Faith & Power Christian Center is located at 101 Hunt Valley Road, Dunn.

Bethel OFWB to
hold yard sale

Bethel Original Free Will Baptist Church, 3168 N.C. Highway 96 South, Four Oaks, will hold a yard sale Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m. It is sponsored by the youth and proceeds will go to the Youth Fund. A variety of items will be available for sale as well as some free items. Free breakfast will be available as long as the supply lasts. Everyone is invited.

Back-to-school supplies giveaway set

Beulah Baptist Church will host a back-to-school supplies giveaway on Sunday. Come to Sunday school and/or worship service where every youth who attends will receive a ticket. After church, there will be a hot dog lunch with all the trimmings. After lunch, every youth who has a ticket will receive a backpack full of school supplies.

This is for all ages and grade levels.

Beulah Baptist Church is located at 3140 N.C. Highway 242 South, Benson. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m. and worship begins at 11.

Upcoming events at Davis Chapel Holiness

On Sunday, Aug. 18, at 2:30 p.m., there will be a program honoring Deacon Ned Lanier. Everyone is invited to attend. Davis Chapel is located on 164 Bruce Johnson Road in Lillington. Michael A. McDuffie is pastor.

Women’s Fellowship at The Love Center

The women of The Love Center invite you to their Women’s Fellowship Friday at 7 p.m. They meet the second Friday of each month. Come join the love experience through fellowship, food, prayer and the word. The church is located 345 Jackson Road, Dunn.

Mothers’ Alliance Convention is Aug. 17

The Great Western Disciples Assembly will host the Mothers’ Alliance Convention on Aug. 17 at Assembly Headquarters, U.S. Highway 701 North in Newton Grove. The convention will begin with a prayer breakfast at 9 a.m. and a service at noon. The prayer breakfast costs $10 a person.

Ushers to celebrate anniversary

McKoy’s Chapel ushers will celebrate their anniversary Sunday at 3 p.m. Pastor Fred Morris and his congregation from First Trinity, Raleigh, will render the service. The church is located at 1986 Old Stage Road, Coats. Elder James E. Baker is the pastor.

Walt White to be guest preacher

Elder Walt White will preach Saturday at 7 p.m. at Hope, Faith & Charity, 607 S. Elm St., Dunn. The host pastor is Overseer Ruth Davis.

New Beginning news

Pastor Rena Sutton will preach at New Beginning Love Fellowship Ministries Friday at 7:30 p.m. She is the pastor at Union Hill Church.

Pastor Jonathan Pipkin will preach at New Beginning on Sunday at 3 p.m. He is the pastor at Restoration of Praise.

The host pastor is Elder Larry Baker.

Rainbow Tea at
Dunn Chapel

Dunn Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, at 607 E. Edgerton St., Dunn, will hold its annual Rainbow Tea Saturday at 5 p.m. It will be held in the fellowship hall. Come out for some food, fun and fellowship in your colors. The host pastor is Elder Timothy Thomas.

Back-to-school outreach set Saturday

Falcon Church of God of Prophecy will present a back-to-school outreach Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Godwin Park, 4924 Markham St., Godwin. There will be a splash pad so bring towels. The first 48 children are guaranteed a backpack with school supplies. Parents must be accompanied with their child to receive school supplies. There will be refreshments served. For more information, call Sarah Reid at 910-709-2858.

Super Sunday
Nights continue

Piney Grove Chapel Baptist Church, east of Angier, will again host 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 region’s singers, musicians and quartets.

Brother/sister musical team of Tate & Martheiah will appear this Sunday. The Montgomery Family will be featured on Aug. 18. Rounding out the Super Sunday Night Series on Aug. 26 will be the musical group, Real Truth Revival.

Piney Grove Chapel Baptist Church is located at 4440 Piney Grove Road, 5 miles east of Angier, off N.C. Highway 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 www.pineygrovechapel.org.

Oak Grove AMEZ
to celebrate homecoming

Oak Grove AME Zion Church will celebrate its 151st homecoming on Sunday, Aug. 18, at 11 a.m. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Anthony J. Davis, presiding elder of the Raleigh District and former pastor at Oak Grove. The church is located at 3920 Bunnlevel Erwin Road, Erwin. Dinner will be served immediately following morning worship. The Rev. Nicholas M. Irion is the pastor.

Holy Ghost revival concludes

Burning Bush Non-Denomination Deliverance Church’s Holy Ghost revival will conclude Friday at 7:30 p.m. The church is located at 402 N. 13th St., Erwin.

Bethesda Friends
to hold VBS

Bethesda Friends will host a one-day vacation Bible school on Saturday. The theme for the day will be “God’s Love.” Registration will begin at 8:45 a.m. in the church sanctuary with the activities beginning at 9 until 1 p.m. The schedule will include Bible stories, lessons, music and crafts for ages 3-5, 6-10, and 11-13. Lunch will be served followed by a closing assembly with participation recognition.

Bethesda Friends Church is located at 4955 Green Path Road, Dunn. For more information, contact Pastor Jonathan Cook at 919-720-3602.

Sampson Chapel Church news

On Friday, Sampson Chapel Free Will Baptist Church will conclude Vacation Bible School from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with awards night, games and dinner. The theme has been “In the Wild — An Amazing Encounter with Jesus!”

On Sunday at 3 p.m., the Mass Choir will celebrate its anniversary.

The church is located at 8709 Green Path Road, Dunn. The host pastor is Eldress Laeulia Lisane.

Clement COGOP to participate in Endless Yard Sale

Clement Church of God of Prophecy, 3990 Maxwell Road, Autryville, will participate in the Maxwell Road Endless Yard Sale on 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, 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.

Benefit sing for Sharon Autry

There will be a benefit sing for Sharon Autry on Aug. 17 at 6 p.m. at Midway Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Singers will be Canaanland from Princeton, The Alcorta Family from Clinton and The Horrell Family from Wallace.

Back-to-School Jam set Aug. 17

Greater Faith & Deliverance Ministry will hold a Back-to-School Jam on Saturday, Aug. 17, at 3 p.m. Speakers are Madison Matthews and Kaylee Haire from New Life Christian Center, Linden, and Pastor Austin Swinson.

There will be free food, games, water slide and bouncer. School supplies will be available while they last.

For more information, contact Monica McNeil at 910-977-4173 or Jo Ann Geddie at 910-893-5902.

Sunday Evening Fire service slated

Free Will Bethel Church of Erwin invites you to “Sunday Evening Fire” this Sunday at 3 p.m. The Rev. David King Sr., pastor and teacher from The New Community Baptist Church in Collingswood, New Jersey, will be the guest speaker.

Free Will Bethel is located at 4004 Bunnlevel Erwin Road, Erwin.

Kingdom Building Worship Center news

Kingdom Building Worship Center will celebrate five years of ministry on Sunday at 10 a.m. The guest speaker will be Pastor Bobby Williams along with his church, Freedom Deliverance Worship Center. Dinner will be served. The host pastor is Overseer Bettie Vann. KBWC is located at 10595 Colliers Chapel Church Road, Linden.

Pastor’s aid
service set

There will be a pastor’s aid service Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Grazing Mountains Church. The speaker will be Pastor Laverne Spears from Faith & Power Christian Center.

Grazing Mountains is located at 110 Old Post Road, Erwin. The pastor is Rhonda Ray.

Homecoming concludes at Pisgah Top BCOG

Pisgah Top Bible Church of God will conclude its annual homecoming Friday at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Elder Gregg Mitchell from Lillington Grove Original Free Will Baptist Church. The choir will render the music. The youth of the church will be in charge of the service.

On Sunday at 11:15 a.m., Apostle Lee will bring the message. Lunch will be served. An afternoon service will begin at 3 with Bishop Shephard Pierce, along with Jackson Grove BCOG of Rennert, North Carolina. His choir will provide the music.

Pisgah Top BCOG is located at 171 Lamm Ave., Erwin. The pastor is Apostle Harry Lee of Lumberton.

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