Area churches hosting annual celebrations


By Marilyn Wright - Contributing columnist



By Marilyn Wright

Contributing columnist

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Holy Convocation 2015 musical program is already in progress through July 31 at 7:30 p.m held at Mt. Zion Holiness Church on 710 W. College St. Warsaw. There will be different speakers each night.

On Wednesday July 29-31 at 7 p.m., The Women’s Ministry of Christ Missionary Baptist Church, Clinton will sponsor a Women’s Conference. The theme: Empowering The Every Day Woman. The guest speaker is Minister Jawanna Murphy of Red Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Clinton. Thursday, Pastor Terri Shaffer and the Journey of Dunn, and Olivet Institutional Baptist Church choir, Clinton. Friday, Minister Crystal Ellis of Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Laurinburg and Lisbon St. Missionary Baptist Church choir, Clinton.

On Wednesday July 29-31 at 7:30 p.m., revival will be held at Running Branch Disciples of Christ Church, Clinton. The guest speaker is Elder Louise Royal, choir and congregation, of Jackson Grove Bible Church of God, Midway. Thursday- Elder Ernest Watson Sr. choir and congregation of St. James Disciples Church, Mt. Olive. Friday- Elder Eddie Parker, choir and congregation, of Mingle Hill Disciples of Christ Church, Salemburg.

On Thursday July 30-31 at 7:30 p.m., Youth Revival will be held at Holly Grove Church of Christ, Clinton. The guest speaker is Evangelist Deanna Baldwin of Faithful Few Global Outreach Ministry, Whiteville. The guest choir is New Life Outreach Ministries, Clinton. Friday- Pastor Gregory Messick of Little Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Ayden. The guest choir is Red Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Clinton. Refreshments will be served.

On Friday, July 31, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., Bearskin Missionary Baptist Church, Clinton, will have a “Stuff the Bus Event”. (Bearskin M.B.Church Bus) will be parked at the Wal-Mart Super Center, Clinton. On Saturday, August 1, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. collecting school supplies and back-packs for students in Sampson County and Clinton City School Districts, who maybe in need of school supplies for the upcoming school year. FMI please contact Carolyn Williams-Monk at 910-590-7789 or Elverso Powell at 910-580-5800.

On Saturday, Aug. 1, at 6 p.m., First Baptist Church, Turkey will have a baby contest for the Pastor’s Aide Fundraiser. FMI call Addie Hodges at 910-293-4238.

On Sunday, Aug. 2, at 8 a.m., The Next Community Worship Service will be held at Ward’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church on Hwy. 421 Harrells.

On Sunday, Aug. 2, at 11 a.m., Running Branch Disciples of Christ Church, Clinton, will celebrate Old Fashion Day. The pastor, Elder Calvin Deans will minister the word and the congregation will render the music.

On Sunday, Aug. 2, at 11 a.m., Deacons and Trustees Service will be held at Snowhill Missionary Baptist Church, Roseboro. Pastor S.E.Bryant will minister the word and the senior choir will render the music.

On Sunday, Aug. 2, at 11 a.m., Joint Quarterly Service will be held at Union Star Freewill Baptist Church, Clinton. Music will be rendered by New Daniel Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, Fremont. Dinner will be served following the morning service.

On Sunday, Aug. 2, at 11 a.m., Family and Friend’s Day will be observed at The New Church of Christ, Faison. The guest speaker is Apostle Perry Ashford, choir and congregation, of New Vision Christian Church, Clinton. Dinner will be served following the service. Activities for the children and the adults after the service.

On Sunday, Aug. 2, at 3 p.m., Brown’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Clinton, will celebrate their Senior Choir Anniversary. Several choirs will participate on the program.

On Sunday, Aug. 2, at 3 p.m., Men’s Fellowship Program will be held at Union Grove Church of Christ, Clinton. The guest preacher is Elder Eddie Parker, choir and congregation of Mingle Hill Disciples of Christ Church, Salemburg. Refreshments will be served.

On Sunday, Aug. 2, at 3 p.m., Deacon’s and Mother’s Fellowship Service will be held at Cedar Point Disciples of Christ Church. The theme is I Am. The guest speaker is Elder Eric Hampton and the Thaddeus Disciples of Christ Church family, Fayetteville.

On Sunday, Aug. 2, at 3 p.m., A Mission Program will be held at Goshen Disciples Church, Faison. The guest speaker is Dr. Janice Brown of Mt. Pleasant, Clinton. The Wilson Harmonetts of Cary will render the music.

On Sunday, Aug. 2,-8 at 6 p.m., registration starts on the Aug. 2 for Vacation Bible School at Roseboro United Methodist Church, 300 Broad St. Roseboro. Ages up to 8th grade. There will be food, fire trucks and games. Dinner will be served each night.

On Saturday, Aug. 8, there will be a pool party at the Salemburg Country Club. FMI please call the church office at 910-525-4470.

On Sunday, Aug. 2, at 7:30 p.m., The House of Prayer in Faison will celebrate their Homecoming Service. The guest speaker is Evangelist Linda Smith of Goshen Disciples Church, Faison.

On Sunday Aug. 6,-7 at 7:30 p.m., Women’s Conference will be held at Mt Carmel Church of Christ, Clinton. The guest speaker is Evangelist Linda Smith.

On Saturday, Aug. 8, at 1-6 p.m., The Tradwell Family Reunion will be held at Fullers Recreation Center, Fayetteville. Lots of food and door prizes will be given away.

On Sunday, Aug. 9, at 11 a.m., The Tradwell Family Reunion will have morning service at Miller Chapel Church in Garland. Dinner will be served following the morning service. A Musical program will begin at 2:30 p.m. The special guest will be Renued of Clinton, and more activities. FMI contact Tanisha Boykin-910-379-1892 or Rev. Ruby T. Boykin at 910-592-1954.

On Aug. 9, at 3 p.m., Family and Friend’s Day will be held at Brown’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Clinton.The guest speaker is the Rev. Marvin T. Clowney Sr. choir and congregation of Christ Missionary Baptist Church, Clinton.

On Aug. 9, at 3 p.m., The Senior Choir Anniversary will be held at Goshen Disciples Church, Faison. Different choirs on the program.

On Aug. 12-14, at 7:30 p.m., Revival will be held at Brown’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. The guest speaker is Dr. Hattie Lofton, of Four Oaks.

On Aug. 16, at 11 a.m., Family and Friend’s Day will be held at White Oak Disciples of Christ Church, Newton Grove.

On Aug. 17-18 at 7:30 p.m., Service will be held at the House of Jacob. The Apostle Edwards will minister the word, and the congregation will render the music.

On Aug. 17-21 at 7:30 p.m., Revival will be held at Goshen Disciples Church, Faison. There will be more information next week on the revival.

Prayer Service/Bible Studies:

Prayer service is every Monday at 6 p.m. and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at New Life Outreach Ministries, Clinton.

Tuesday, 7 p.m./Cooper Chapel UHC, Clinton.

Tuesday, 7 p.m./ Bearskin MBC, Clinton.

Tuesday, 7 p.m./The New Church of Christ, Faison.

Tuesday, 7:30 p.m./Mt Pleasant Church, Turkey.

Prayer service and Bible study is held every Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. and every Friday at 7 p.m. at Point Level Disciples of Christ Church, Clinton.

Wednesday, 6 p.m./ Brown’s Chapel MBC, Clinton.

Wednesday, 6 p.m./ Littlefield MBC, Newton Grove.

Wednesday, 6 p.m./Elizebeth MBC, Autryville.

Every Wednesday, before the 1st and 3rd/ 6 p.m./Cedar Creek MBC, Clinton

Wednesday, 6:30 p.m./ First Baptist MBC, Clinton.

Wednesday, 6:30 p.m./Holly Grove Church of Christ, Clinton.

Wednesday, 7 p.m./ Morning Star United Holy Church, Clinton.

Wednesday, 7 p.m. Mid-week Church Service/The New Church of Christ, Faison.

Wednesday, 7 p.m./ Piney Green Disciple Church, Newton Grove.

Wednesday, 7 p.m./ First MBC, Turkey.

Wednesday, 7 p.m./Corporage Prayer

Every 1st Wed./St.Peter United Holiness Church, Keener

Wednesday, 7:30 p.m./ First MBC, Roseboro.

Wednesday, 7:30 p.m./ Roseboro United Methodist, Roseboro.

Wednesday, 7:30 p.m./Original Bible Way Tabernacle, Mt.Olive

Thursday, at 6 p.m./House of Prayer in Faison/Rev.Everlena Oliver

Thursday, 6:30 p.m./Wilson Chapel MBC, Turkey.

Thursday, 7:30 p.m/St. Jude U.H.C, Clinton

Joy Night 7:30 p.m./Ram In The Bush/every 3rd Thursday, Clinton.

Thursday, at 5 p.m. till 5:30 p.m (Prayer Service) Bible Study/5:30-6:30 p.m at Lisbon St. MBC, Clinton.

Held every 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 7:30 p.m./Goshen Disciples Church, Faison, and preaching is every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

The thought for today: “Don’t buy friends, because after your money is finished they will end up being your enemy for Free”

Our love and deepest sympathy goes out to the families who lost a loved one recently.

We solicit your prayers for the sick and shut-ins everywhere.

Go to a church of your choice this Sunday, and May God Richly Bless each of you.

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