Area churches celebrate revivals, homecomings


By Marilyn Wright - Contributing columnist



On Wednesday, Sept. 2-4 at 7:30 p.m., the Pre-Pastoral Anniversary for Elder Bryan Farland of St. Peter United Holiness Church, Keener is already in progress. Different churches each night.

On Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 7 p.m., mid-week service is held at The New Church of Christ, Faison. Eldress Syliva Denkins will minister the word and the combine choir will render the music.

On Wednesday, Sept. 2-4, at 7:30 each night, fall revival will be held at Mingle Hill Disciples of Christ Church, Salemburg. The guest speaker is Dr. Onyx Martin, pastor of St. Paul Church of Christ, Clinton and Higher Level Ministries of Kenansville.

On Saturday, Sept. 5, at 11 a.m., Labor Day Musical Extravaganza will be held at the down town park in Roseboro. There will be several groups and events on the program. Lots of food and beverage, and please bring your lounge chairs. FMI contact Mark Melvin at 910-385-7837.

On Saturday, Sept. 5, at 3 p.m., the descendants of John and Hessie McPhail, will host their 2015 McPhail Family Reunion during Labor Day weekend. The McPhail Family Picinc held at the Western Assembly Building, 9766 Hwy. 701, Newton Grove.

On Sunday, Sept. 6, at 11 a.m., McPhail Family Annual Workshop Service at Cedar Point Disciples of Christ Church, 1258 Cedar Point Rd., Newton Grove. The program and dinner will be at 1 p.m. at the Cedar Point Education Building. All family members are asked to complete their registration in advance by contacting Perlie Wilson at 910-658-9399.

On Saturday, Sept. 5, at 12 p.m., the Lewises and Hargroves will celebrate their Annual Family Reunion at the Fire-Station in Warsaw. There will be different events for the children and adults.

On Sunday, Sept. 6, at 11 a.m., the Family Reunion will have worship service at The New Church of Christ, Faison. The speaker will be assistant pastor, Yolanda Bennett and the women’s choir will render the music. Dinner will be served following the service.

On Sunday, Sept. 6, at 11 a.m., St. Peters United Holiness Church will continue to celebrate their pastor Elder Bryan Farland anniversary. The guest speaker is pastor Gertie Stevens, choir and congregation of Who So Ever Will Church, Newton Grove. Dinner will be served following the morning service. At 3 p.m., the guest speaker for the evening is District Elder Flow, choir and congregation, of St. Luke Church, Rosehill.

On Sunday, Sept. 6, at 11 a.m., Running Branch Discipes of Christ Church, Clinton will celebrate their pastor Elder Calvin Deans 11th anniversary. The guest speaker is Elder James Newsome, choir and congregation of St. Paul Disciples Church of Christ, Zebulon. Dinner will be served following the service.

On Sunday, Sept. 6, at 11 a.m., pastor Ann Mosson, choir and congregation will be the guest speaker at The N.C Pray Tower, Clinton. FMI on transportion contact Bishop Larry Mosson at 910-337-3272.

On Sunday, Sept. 6, at 11:15 a.m., Family and Friends will be observed at Wilson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Turkey. The guest speaker is the Rev. Marcus Robinson, accompanied by the Wilson Chapel youth -adult mass choir. Dinner will be served following the service.

On Sunday, Sept. 6, at 3 p.m., service will be held at St. Stephens Holiness Church, Turkey. The guest speaker is the Rev. Frank Faison, choir and congregation of St. John Church, Warsaw. Refreshments will be served.

On Sunday, Sept. 6, at 3 p.m., come join Mt. Zion United Holiness Church, Warsaw, for our Rainbow Tea and Fellowship which will be held at 131 Rich Rd., Garland. Deaconess Sheila Houston will be the Mistress of Ceremony and Elder Sylvia Remigio will be the speaker. Dinner will be served.

On Sunday, Sept. 13, at 11 a.m., Family, Friends and Homecoming will be observed at Cedar Creeks Missionary Baptist Church, Clinton. The guset speaker will be the Rev. James Jackson, associate minister of Greater Six Runs Missionary Baptist Church, Turkey. Dinner will be served following the service.

On Sunday, Sep. 13, at 11 a.m., Family and Friends Day will be observed at Union Grove Freewill Baptist Church, Keener. The guest is Elder Fernonda Geddie, choir and congregation of Piney Green Disciples Church, Newton Grove. Dinner will be served following the service.

On Sunday, Sept. 13, at 3 p.m., the Senior Choir of Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church, Autryville will celebrate their 71st anniversary.

On Sunday, Sept. 13, at 5 p.m., doors open at 4 p.m., the Kingdom Builders of Goldsboro will have a Gospel Explosion at Moses Chapel Church, 165 David Bright Rd., Faison. Several groups will be on program. Mistress of Ceremony will be Mrs. Ann Faison. FMI contact Michael Houston at 910-385-0492 or Rev. Tracy Lewis at 919-722-9532.

On Wednesday, Sept. 16-18, at 7:30 p.m., Fall Revival will be observed at Beaver Dam Missionary Baptist Church on Odom Road, Clinton. Different speakers and choirs each night. FMI contact Samuel Butler at 910-592-2323 or Deacon Tim Butler at 910-525-4944.

On Sunday, Sept. 20, at 3:30 p.m., a Mother-Praise Service will be observed at Holly Grove Church of Christ, Clinton. The guest will be Elder Onyx Martin, choir and congregation of St. Paul Church of Christ, Clinton.

On Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m., the 2015 W.I.D.U Anniversary Together As One Unity Service will be held at Brown’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Clinton. The special guest will be Jeff Pattern and Company.

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.

To report your church news, please call 910-709-7317 or email me at [email protected]

By Marilyn Wright

Contributing columnist

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