Revivals, anniversary celebrations to be held


By Marilyn Wright - Contributing columnist



On April 13-17 at 7 p.m. (already in progress), The New Church of Christ, Faison, is celebrating their church anniversary of 16 years. Different speakers and music groups each night. Sunday, at 11 a.m., Apostle Gwendolyn Gibbs, choir and congregation of Love Ministry New Bern, will be the guest. Dinner will be served in the fellowship hall.

On April 13-15 at 7 p.m. (already in progress), Western Union Missionary Baptist Association is having it’s Annual Cooperative Institute Training at Snow Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Roseboro. Mid-Year Service will be held on Saturday, April 16, at 9:30 a.m.

On Thursday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m., St. Jude U.H.Church will have their Home Mission Revival. The guest messenger will be Bishop Garland Mayes, ushers, choir and congregation of Union Grove Freewill Baptist Church, Keener.

The Friendly Trio Food Bank will be cancelled until Saturday, April 23, from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. at the Friendly Community Building, Clinton.

On Saturday, April 16, The Friendly Trio Women’s Conference Breakfast will begin at 9 a.m. The seminar starts at 10 a.m. Different events will appear on the program.

On Sunday, April 17, The conclusion of the Women’s Conference will be at 4 p.m.

On Saturday, April 16, at 2 p.m., Girls and Women’s Empowerment (Girls Rock) will be held at Jackson Grove Bible Church of God, Midway. Different guest speakers. Refreshments will be served.

On Saturday, April 16, at 6 p.m., Appreciation Banquet will be held at the Family Life Center, 300 N.E Main St. Salemburg. Keynote Speaker: The Rev.Thomas R. Farrow Jr. of First Baptist Missionary Church, Clinton. Master and Mistress of Ceremony: Pastor Anthony “Da Preacher” and Rosa “Lady G.” Faison. Entertainment by: Tim and Kim Mime Ministries; and the Robertson Sisters. FMI contact Bro. Perry Melvin 910-590-4378 or Sis. Hazel McLamb 910-214-9838.

On Sunday, April 17, at 11 a.m, the guest messenger will be the Rev. Louise Royal and the Jackson Grove Bible Church of God congregation, Midway. At 3 p.m. the guest messenger will be Bishop Varnie N. Fullwood and the Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church congregation, Clinton.

On Sunday, April 17, at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., The Journey Church at 4191 Plain View Dunn Hwy., directly across from Plain View Elementary School, will be celebrating their 10th Anniversary.

On Sunday, April 17, at 10 a.m, Regular morning service will be held at Big Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Clinton. The guest messenger will be the Rev. T.O. Carson. The adult choir will render the music.

On Sunday, April 17, at 11 a.m., Regular morning service will be held at Lisbon St. Missionary Baptist Church, Clinton. The Rev. Earnest Fryer will minister the word, and the adult choir will render the music.

On Sunday, April 17 at 11 a.m., Beaver Dam will observe their Annual Men’s Day Service. Pastor Jermey A. Jones, will bring forth the word, and music rendered by the community male chorus. At 3 p.m. an Installation Service for Pastor the Rev. Jermey A. Jones. The service will be rendered by the Rev. G.A. Jones Jr. and Faith Missionary Baptist Church, Raleigh. Reception will follow immediately after the service. FMI contact Deacon Tim Butler 910-525-4944 or Deacon Sam Butler 910-592-2323.

On Sunday, April 17, at 11:30 a.m., The members of Wilson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Turkey, will be celebrating the third anniversary for their pastor, the Rev. Wendell Newton. Pastor Wendell Newton will minister the word and the adult choir will render the music. Dinner will be served following the morning service. At 3 p.m., the guest messenger will be the Rev. Milton Murray, choir and congregation of Union Hill Baptist Church, Autryville.

On Sunday, April 17, at 3 p.m., the Anese Lee Choir will celebrate their anniversary at Saint Stephen A.M.E Zion Church, Garland. The guest speaker will be Minister Donte Murphy of Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church, Ivanhoe, accompanied by Pilgrim Rest youth choir. Several guest choirs are scheduled to appear.

On Sunday, April 17, at 3 p.m., Andrew Chapel Missionary Baptist Church male chorus will celebrate their anniversary. Different musical guests on the program.

On Sunday, April 17, at 3 p.m., the Bless Singers will be celebrating their 3rd Anniversary at Butler Avenue School, Clinton. The doors open at 2 p.m. and the program starts at 3 p.m. Several musical guests will appear on the program.

On Sunday, April 17, at 3 p.m., First Missionary Baptist Church, Kenansville, will celebrate their Youth Choir Anniversary. Several choirs will appear on the program and refreshments will be served.

On Sunday, April 17, at 3 p.m., a Spring Service will be held at Jackson Grove Bible Church of God, Midway. The guest messenger will be Pastor Ronald Highsmith, choir and congregation of New Birth Deliverance and International Church, Keener.

On Wednesday, April 20-22 at 7 p.m., Brown’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate their Pre-Pastoral Anniversary Services. Different speakers each night.

On Wednesday, April 20, at 7 p.m., Union Grove Church of Christ, Clinton, is hosting a Wednesday Night Fellowship Service. The guest will be the Rev. Lynn Blackburn of the Family Worship Center, Clinton. There will be a Meet and Greet Hour at 6 p.m. with light refreshments.

On Wednesday, April 20-22 at 7:30 p.m., Spring Revival will be held at Wilson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Turkey. The guest will be the Rev. Dr. Louie Boykin and the Baldwin Church Family of Elizabethtown. Different choirs each night.

On Wednesday, April 20-22 at 7:30 p.m., Annual Spring Revival will be held at Point Level Disciples of Christ Church, Clinton. Different speakers each night.

On April 24, at 11 a.m., Regular morning service will be held at Holly Grove Disciples of Christ, Clinton. The pastor, Terrell Powell, will minister the word and the male chorus will render the music. Dinner will be served following the morning service. At 3 p.m., the male chorus will celebrate their anniversary. Several musical guests will be on the program.

On Sunday, April 24, at 11 a.m., Brown’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate their pastor, Jeffery White’s 6th anniversary. The guest messenger will be Minister Darius Ballard of Fort Lee, Va. At 3 p.m. the guest messenger will be Dr. Calvin Brewington, choir and congregation of New Genesis Fresh Start Ministries, Fayetteville.

On Sunday, May 1, at 4 p.m., Michael Boykin and The Mighty Voices will celebrate their 11th Anniversary at the Clinton Civic Center, Clinton. Several musical guests will be on the program.

On May 4-6 at 7:30 p.m., Spring Revival will be held at Union Grove Church of Christ, Clinton. The special guest will be the Rev. Luther Barnes, pastor of Restoration of Rocky Mount will render the services nightly. (Freewill Offering) FMI call Pastor, Dr. Timothy Peppers 910-578-6308.

By Marilyn Wright

Contributing columnist

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