Sunrise services to be held at local churches


By Marilyn Wright - Contributing columnist



On Wednesday, March 16-18 at 7 p.m., revival will be held at Little Field Missionary Baptist Church, Newton Grove. The guest messenger is Apostle Leory Smith of Seven Hour Ministry, Dunn. Refreshments will be served.

On Wednesday, March 16-18 at 7:30 p.m., revival will be held at Crusade For Christ Center, Spivey Corner. The guest messenger is Pastor Willie McCloud, choir and congregation of Johnson Grove Church, Benson.

On Thursday, March 17-18 at 7:30 p.m., Pastor’s Aide Revival will be held at St. Jude United Holy Church, Clinton. Different guests each night.

On Friday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m., Prophetic Service will be held at The New Church of Christ, Faison. The guest will be Prophet Michael Norris, choir and congregation of First Love Ministry, Raleigh.

On Saturday, March 19, at 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., The Friendly Trio and Church Association will give out food bags at the Friendly Community Center, Clinton. FMI call Brother Charles Strickland at 910-590-4925.

On Saturday, March 19, at 6 p.m., Chapel Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Autryville, will be celebrating their Adult Choir 54th Anniversary. Various choirs and gospel groups will participate on the program.

On Sunday, March 20, at 3 p.m. the adult choir anniversary will continue with more gospel singing. Refreshments will be served.

The Friendly Trio and Church Association are looking for (new and fresh) gospel singers and musicians who are willing to take their talent to the next level for the Showcase in Los Angeles, Calif. For audition time and date, please call Brother Charles Strickland at 910-590-4925.

On Sunday, March 20, at 11 a.m., Union Grove Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ, Inc. 716 Lisbon St. Clinton,, will host their 105th year Church Anniversary. The guest messenger will be the Rev. Tony Herrington, choir and congregation of First Baptist Church, Magnolia. Anniversary Dinner will be served following the morning service. At 3 p.m. the guest, the Rev. Thomas R. Farrow Jr., choir and congregation of First Baptist Church, Clinton, will fellowship with Union Grove Co-Chairpersons, Deacon Willie Melvin, Sister Joann Butler and pastor Elder Dr. Timothy Peppers, Sr.

On Sunday, March 20, at 11 a.m., Pastor Ronald Highsmith and First Lady Georgia Highsmith along with their New Birth Deliverance and International Church Family invite you to come out and join them for their inaugural celebration. After pastoring a church for 10 years, God spoke to pastor Highsmith and said, its time to start your own church, and the New Birth Deliverance and International Church was founded. For morning service, pastor Ronald Highsmith will minister the word and music rendered by the praise and worship team. At 4 p.m. the guest speaker will be pastor Brad Carter, choir and congregation of Kingdom Builders Ministries, Wallace. New Birth Deliverance and International Church is located at 7820 Hobbton Hwy., Keener.

On Sunday, March 20, at 11 a.m., Annual Family and Friend’s Day will be held at Mingle Hill Disciples of Christ Church, Salemburg. The pastor, Dr. Eddie Parker, will minister the word and music render by the gospel choir. Dinner will be served following the morning service. At 3 p.m. there will be music and talents from various families.

On Sunday, March 20, at 11 a.m., regular morning worship service will be held at Lisbon St. Missionary Baptist Church, Clinton. The associate minister, the Rev. Willie Imes, will minister the word, and the adult choir will render the music.

On Sunday, March 20, at 11 a.m., regular morning worship service will be held at Big Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Clinton. There will be a guest messenger, and music rendered by the fellowship choir.

On Sunday, March 20, at 3 p.m., an Easter Program will be held at Cooper Chapel United Holiness Church, Clinton. The children will present a skit (Jesus Has Risen) and Easter speeches.

On Sunday, March 20, at 3 p.m., Union Star Freewill Baptist Church, Clinton, Pastor’s Aide Ministry is sponsoring a Shoe Rally. The guest messenger will be the Rev. Leslie Morrisey, choir and congregation of Greater Six Runs Missionary Baptist Church, Turkey.

On Sunday, March 20, at 3 p.m., Jackson Grove Bible Church of God, Midway, is having a program in honor of one of the mothers of the church. The guest speaker will be Elder Shannon Deans, choir and congregation of Running Branch Disciples of Christ Church, Clinton.

On Sunday, March 20, at 3 p.m., Daughters of Zion musical program will be held at Elizebeth Missionary Baptist Church, Autryville. There will be various musical guests.

On Sunday, March 20, at 3 p.m., Pastor Jeffery White, choir, ushers and congregation of Brown’s Chapel M.B. Church will attend Dove Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, Fayetteville, for their Trustee program.

On Sunday, March 20, at 3 p.m., Deacon’s and Trustees Service will be held at Union Grove Freewill Baptist Church, Keener. The guest messenger will be the Rev. Willie Alford of Popular Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Faison. Refreshments will be served.

On Sunday, March 20, at 6 p.m., The Friendly Trio will have a Musical Gospel Train Program. The theme is: Are You Walking With Jesus? Praise and worship-Brother McNeil. Inspirational Words-Pastor Dora Medina. Several musical guests will participate on the program.

All are invited to join us at Mt. Pleasant MBC for our Passion Week Services as we celebrate Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. They will begin on Monday, March 21, through Friday, March 25, at 7:30 pm. We will have our very own Ministers of the Gospel to bring forth a Word from the Lord each night. On Easter morning Sunday, March 27, we will have Sunrise Service at 6 a.m. with the Word being preached by Elder Kathy McNeil followed by the Resurrection Morning Message from our very own pastor, Bishop Varnie N. Fullwood, at 10:45 am.

Holly Grove Disciples of Christ, Clinton, is in need of a keyboard player for the first, second and fourth Sundays. FMI CALL 910-592-5764.

On Sunday, March 27, at 11 a.m., Family and Friend’s Day will be observed at Bearskin Missionary Baptist Church, Clinton. The guest messenger will be the Rev. Anthony Young of Jacksonville. Music will be rendered by the adult choir.

On Sunday, March 27, at 10:30 a.m., Robinson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Roseboro, will celebrate their Easter Sunday Service. Breakfast will be served at 8 a.m.

On Sunday, March 27, at 6 a.m., Sunrise Service will be held at Union Grove Church of Christ Disciples of Christ, Clinton. Breakfast will be served.

On Sunday, March 27, at 6 a.m and 11 a.m., Sunrise Service and regular morning service will be held at Elizebeth M.B. Church, Autryville. The guest messenger will be the Rev. Tyman Wallace of Raeford. Music rendered by the combine choir and male chorus.

On Sunday, March 27, at 6 a.m and 11 a.m., Sunrise Service and regular morning service will be held at Jackson Grove Bible Church of God, Midway. The messenger will be Elder Patrick Stewart, and music rendered by the gospel choir. Breakfast will be served following the morning service.

On Sunday, March 27, at 4 p.m., Usher’s Anniversary will be held at Union Grove Freewill Baptist Church, Keener. The guest messenger will be Elder Terrell Powell, choir and congregation of Holly Grove Disciples of Christ Church, Clinton.

Thought for the Day:

When the world pushes you to your knees, you are in a perfect position to pray. 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 551-8624. You can email me at [email protected]

By Marilyn Wright

Contributing columnist

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To report your church news, please call 910-709-7317 or 551-8624. You can email me at [email protected]

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