The deadline for church briefs is noon on Wednesdays.
Constitution Week begins Sept. 17. All churches are invited to ring their bells for four minutes beginning at 4 p.m. on that day to participate in the patriotic celebration of Bells Across America.
Beaver Dam MB Church, Odum Rd., will have fall revival Sept. 16-18, 7:30 p.m. There will be a different speaker and choir congreation each night. Wednesday, Elder Louise Royal; Thursday, Rev. Freddie Herring; Friday, Rev. Willie Alford. FMI call Sam Butler, 910-337-5797.
Fall revival will be held Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m. Guest revivalist will be The Rev. Thomas R. Farrow, Jr. of First Baptist Church, 900 College St., Clinton. Annual Ushers Anniversary will be observed Sept. 13 at 3 p.m. The guest messenger will be The Rev. Dr. Claudia Morrissey and Littlefield Missionary Baptist Church, Newton Grove. The fifth annual community fellowship cookout will be held Sept. 19, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. FMI call Larry Sutton at 564-4717.
Bethany Church, 1068 Rackley Road, will host a weekly women’s Bible study beginning Sept. 15 at 6:15 p.m. The class will be taught by the non-denominational organization Bible Study Fellowship International and will be on the book of Revelation. There is no charge for this Bible study but seats are limited and pre-registration is required. Registration will be Sept. 15 at 6:15 p.m. at the church. FMI call or text Penny at 919-902-1131 or visit www.bsfinternational.org.
The 118th homecoming celebration at Cedar Point will be Sept. 13. The theme is Behold, the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. Attire for the day is overalls, jeans, bonnets and long skirts. Clinton Family Worship Church will be the guest church for the 3 p.m. service. Please bring donations for our Operation Christmas Child mission project.
There will be a Legacy Daycare Fundrasier with BBQ and chicken plates Sept. 26 beginning at 11 a.m. A gospel sing will be featured at 7 p.m. Revival services will be held Sept. 27-30 with Pastor Rick Stanley, Elvis’ step-brother. Sunday services will be at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Other services will be held at 7 p.m. with a Q/A session about Elvis at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. The chapel is located at 216 Michigan Ave., Surf City. FMI, 910-592-4002.
The Sampson County Gospel Sing will be at the the Family Worship Center, 103 Raiford St., Sept. 26 starting at 5 p.m.
Faith-R-Us Store will be held Sept. 19, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. in the Tumbleweed Building located at 2665 Southeast Blvd. (701 South about ½ mile passed Dairy Queen), Clinton. Various vendors will be providing door prizes and donating 10% of the sales to the EBA Toy Store ministry to help provide Bibles, coats, toys, stockings, and a bag of food to the children and families that will be coming to the annual EBA toy store). FMI call EBA, 910-293-7077.
The senior choir of Elizabeth MB Church, 2316 Maxwell Road, Autryville will be celebrating the 71st anniversary on Sept. 13 at 3 p.m.
The mass choir anniversary will be held Oct. 3, 6 p.m. Various singers and gospels groups will be on program. FMI, 910-627-2811.
Goshen will celebrate the youth choir anniversary Sept. 13 at 3 p.m. Women’s conference will be held Sept. 26, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Activities will include health screenings, door prizes, and lunch along with various speakers.
The church will have a Harvest Day lunch at Vann’s Crossroads Fire Dept. on Sept. 19, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. with barbeque and chicken plates (eat in or take out). A country store with homemade baked goods, jams, jellies, etc. will be open. FMI, 594-1815.
On Sept. 13, the Kingdom Builders of Goldsboro, will have a Gospel Explosion at Moses Chapel Church, 165 David Bright Road, Faison. Several groups will be on program: The Jackson Family, Goldsboro; Forgiven, Clinton; Design for Purpose, Goldsboro; Spiritual Voices, Warsaw; Unity Male Chorus, Rose Hill; Voices on the Rise, Faison; Kingdom Builders, host group, The Faison Family, Turkey and others. Doors will open at 4 p.m. Program starts at 5 p.m. Mistress of Ceremony will be Mrs. Ann Faison. FMI contact Mr. Michael Houston, 910 385-0492 or Rev. Tracy Lewis, 919-722-9532.
Disciples of Christ
Every week the church has Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and morning service at 11 a.m.
The church, located at 2300 Pleasant Union Road, Roseboro, will have fall revival services Sept. 13-16 at 7 p.m. Speakers will be: Sunday, Rev. Paul Honeycutt; Monday, Rev. Grady McKeithan; Tuesday, Becky Spell Vann; Wednesday, Rev. Johnathan Brinson.
A.M.E. Zion Church
Saint Stephen, Garland, will be celebrating their homecoming and 130th anniversary on Sept. 13 at 11 a.m. The speaker of the hour will be Rev. Dr. Staccato Powell, Pastor of Grace A.M.E. Zion Church, Raleigh.
Snow Hill FWB Church invites youth, from ages two through high school, to be a part of the Awana program. Kick-off will be Sept. 13 at 5:30 p.m. then will meet every Sunday 5:30 – 7 p.m. Children will learn and grow their faith in Christ through music, lesson time and game time. Snow Hill Free Will Baptist Church is located at 1224 Red Hill Road, Mount Olive. FMI, Bob Kornegay or Amy Medlin at 919-658-0746 or www.snowhillchurch.org.
Fall Revival will be held Sept. 16-19 at 7:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Rev. Victor Wilson of Libson Street Church, Clinton. Different choirs to render the music.
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Disciples of Christ
Union Grove Church, 716 Lisbon St., Clinton, will celebrate the pre-pastoral anniversary revival, Sept. 16-18 at 7:30 p.m. Guest revivalist will be Evangelist Hattie Lofton, Hickory Grove Church of Christ, Four Oaks. Guest choirs will include, Renewed, Red Hill Church Choir, and Andrews Chapel Male Chorus, all of Clinton. The 13th year pastoral anniversary, honoring Elder Dr. Timothy Peppers, Sr. and Lady Kim Peppers, will be held on Sept. 20 at 11 a.m. The Union Grove Mass Choir will render the music. Guest preacher will be Elder Bobby Lamb of St. Mary’s United Holiness Church, Kenansville. Anniversary dinner at 1:30 p.m.
The church, located at 107 W. Plank St., will present Merita Hall, violinist; Doug Shaw, flautist; and Kathryn Whitley-Jordan, organist/pianist in recital on Sept. 27 at 5 p.m.